Monday, September 22, 2014

Tea In The Garden...

We wanted to have tea in the garden... it was a lovely morning, quiet and peaceful, with a perfect temperature and the sun felt so nice. Tea in the garden sounded like a great idea. My daughter and I went out to the deck in the backyard. The deck overlooks the gardens and is near the pine trees... it is a beautiful setting even though it is in the city.







 The thing I had forgotten; however, is that we are in the process of getting ready to paint the deck.... and the deck furniture is all out in the yard. There was no chair or bench or table to use....

It was a very short time, but the sun was wonderful to feel and the temperature was about 71 degrees - just beautiful. We were going to just drink a cup of tea in the kitchen, but we were drawn to the backyard.
 Thankfully, the garden still has many beauties growing, so we walked about, carrying our tea...
 The Alstroemeria is blooming again and is so pretty. This was a gift for me from my husband earlier this year... and it has settled in nicely now.
 We had tried to use the deck table, which was out under the pines, but there were no seats and as you can see by the level of the tea in the cup, the table wasn't level either.

 Still, it was a beautiful morning to be out in the garden, so we did a "walking tea party".  Hmmm, a bit different from the norm, but it worked.

After walking and looking at some of the garden, we settled on sitting on the deck step to finish our tea.  My daughter has been sick and we stayed home from church, as we had a short outing the day before and didn't want to overdo things for her.  This little bit of time outside helped... and then we went in and she was able to rest in bed. Sometimes the early morning freshness is just so helpful. For those of you praying for her/us, thank you... she is doing SO much better.


Shared on:

Paula's No Rules Weekend Party
Vintage Charm Link Party
Home and Garden Thursday
Wise Woman Link Up
Friends Sharing Tea
Modest Mom Monday
Art of Homemaking
 Tuesday Cuppa Tea


46 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on Trial and Error Home Ec! Your blog is lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your visit. :)

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  2. Your garden is indeed peaceful and the photos so very lovely. Your cups and saucers are so nice - as I usually use a mug, although I do have some nice china. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us here at “Tell Me a Story."

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    1. I usually use a mug also - but once in a while a regular tea cup and saucer are fun. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Your tea walk sounds wonderful! My hubby and I have just started drinking tea and are enjoying it on these cool morning...I hope your daughter is feeling better.. Many blessings!

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    1. Tea is so comforting and lovely.... on walks.... or on cool mornings! :) Thank you.

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  4. How nice and lovely! Hope you're both feeling much better soon!

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    1. Thank you so much... glad you stopped by. :)

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  5. Very nice teacup. I hope your daughter continues to improve

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    1. Thank you.... she is much improved and I am so thankful. :)

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  6. Thanks for the lovely teatime...I feel the Autumn by the way the light is falling on your flowers and teacup...It's so cosy.... Hugs

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    1. It really is feeling like autumn... especially as we had rain last night and there are a few colored leaves on the ground this morning!! Thank you for visiting. :)

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  7. Tea in the garden is always a treat. Lovely tea cups. I hope your daughter feels better every day. Happy Tea Day!

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    1. Yes, it is.... and I do enjoy the tea cups.... my daughter is doing so much better. Thank you. :)

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  8. It is so nice to meet you on Tea Cup Tuesday! It is so hard when daughters are sick. Mine is perky now, and surely yours will be soon. Maybe even now, since your post was from the weekend! Your tea cup is delightful. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

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    1. So nice to meet you also. I'm glad your daughter is perky.. mine is much more so also... what a relief! :) The tea cup and china set is old... and fun.... thank you for pinning this... what a treat. :)

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  9. What a lovely walk with your daughter and the teacup is a beauty! I hope your daughter continues to improve. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and Happy Autumn!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Yes, it was....and she is doing much better, thank you. :) So nice of you to visit.

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  10. Beautiful teacup in a beautiful garden.

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  11. Lovely! I especially love seeing the flowers...you don't see Pasion Flower often! The teacups is lovely. So nice you had a lovely time. It's cool and rainy here today. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. It is nice to still have flowers looking so beautiful here and I do enjoy the tea cups... we did have a nice time... it helped to be outside for a little while. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  12. Lovely teatime repast, milady! How grand to have such a garden to stroll through in the freshness of morning with a cuppa tea and loved one - hope she is fully recovered. I'm sure the beauty of God's creation and teatime were very restorative.
    Joy to you!!
    Kathy

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    1. Lovely comment - it made my day! :) The garden tea was delightful and my daughter is doing much better, thank you. :) So nice of you to visit!

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  13. Walking in the garden with a cup of tea and good company sounds perfectly splendid to me. Angels to you.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I did enjoy it... especially as my daughter was showing definite signs of improvement... and that was such a relief. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  14. What a beautiful way to start the day! Your pictures are lovely as is the tea cup and saucer set! Thank you for sharing last week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join in again this week as the new link up is up and running :)

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    1. It was... the fresh air, flowers, tea... and time with my daughter. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  15. Just love your pics!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8PM CST.

    Have a great week!!

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    1. Thank you... so nice to see you here. Thank you for the link up also. :)

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  16. I have just found your blog & am going to read some of the posts tonight.
    This post is beautiful, such pretty teacups, I never use a mug.
    Fondly from England.
    Michelle

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    1. I am so glad to see you here... .thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back often. :)

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  17. What gorgeous blooms, and teacup too! You don't need a deck with your garden to enjoy a wonderful teatime. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and Happy Easter!
    Ruth

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    1. Thank you... I do enjoy flowers... and tea... and tea in the garden is extra special. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  18. Beautiful tea cup and flower ! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you.... so glad you stopped by. :)

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  19. A walking tea in the garden. Sounds perfect to me. It combines two of my favorite things. Tea and being outside, especially among flowers. Glad your daughter is getting better. The Alstomeria look a lot like Azaleas.

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    1. I do enjoy wandering out there in the morning, with my cup of tea.... so peaceful and quiet.... Thank you for commenting on my daughter getting better... such a blessing. :) I do like those alstromeria. :) Thanks for visiting.

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  20. I think a strolling tea sounds just delightful! Your teacups and flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It just seems to fit sometimes, doesn't it? The tea cup and flowers are enjoyable. :)

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  21. What a lovely setting for tea and pretty cups, too! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you.. there is just something about being out in the garden... and having tea too. :)

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  22. How beautiful and what a simple lovely idea to have tea in the garden.

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