Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Red Teatime in the Garden



Oh, finally a pretty spring day here!

It's a bright and cheerful day
 and perfect for my first teatime outdoors!






My Royal Albert red roses tea today is inspired
 by two wonderful gifts  from my husband
 for Mother's Day:

A red Gerbera potted daisy plant and raspberry cheesecake!






From there I grabbed a straw hat
 that I embellished last year
 with red flowers and a pretty red toile ribbon.







I just had to grab a pretty red roses sugar cube.

(Though I've shown you them before.)

I absolutely adore fancy sugar cubes 
and almost always have them on hand
 in all sorts of different designs and colours.

It's nice to keep pretty things around,
as we never know who may pop over for tea!







It looks right and happily situated on my golden fork.

I normally don't sweeten my teas so it's there for show only.







It sure is nice that the cold rain finally stopped
and I could come outside to enjoy tea time today.






The garden is coming to life again- the purple phlox is blooming.

I missed the yellow and purple iris because it bloomed then rained for three days, and now it all spent before I could share.

But rain is a blessing, and necessary, so I shan't complain.







Yes, it all started with a sweet red Gerbera daisy plant,
sitting on an old thrift store wicker table
with a lush green background on a pretty spring day.


Thanks for joining me for tea today.

Be sure to visit all the linky parties below
 for many lovely and inspirational tea times!

Especially visit Return to Loveliness
for Kathy's Downton Abbey tea post!


~Michele


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43 comments:

  1. What a lovely springtime post. The red theme is grand beginning with your present of flowers. That hat is perfect. And your tea cup very romantic. A peaceful outdoor tea time. I am sure you enjoyed yourself.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  2. Such a lovely post Michele! My mother-in-law's wedding china is Royal Albert. I have only seen it when she opens the cupboard above the fridge. It makes me so sad that it is hidden away like that. It brings a smile to my face to see yours being used! And I have a hat like that...I need to embellish mine :-) All you need is Mr. B's favorite tea, Red Rose of course!! Here's to warm days and sunshine!!

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  3. Your lovely hat goes perfectly with your tea time tablesetting, Michele! Beautiful teacup. That cheesecake looks delicious. Sweets are off my radar, for this week anyway. : )

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  4. Just gorgeous. I wish I was there, it's all so beautiful

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  5. A perfect and beautiful spot to have a "spot" of tea! So beautiful!!! I love your sense of tea time style!

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  6. Your Royal Albert is stunning and I love it. Beautiful Daisy plant and the cheescake looks yummy.
    Glad that you had a great Mothers Day and Happy Spring to you.
    Mary

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  7. I'm sorry, but all I can focus on is that cheesecake. lol Nice Spring setting.

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  8. Michele, your tea time does indeed match my own. I love that hat and your red gerber is beautiful! I have to admit I wouldn't mind a nibble of the cheesecake. :) Very pretty and charming post. Thank you for coming to my party and do be sure to get linked up. Have a splendid week, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Michelle: Your post is perfect.
    This is so lovely - I hope you will be linking with Tea In The Garden. I lost all my favorites links last week when I switched to http:blog.bernideens.com/ We never understood what happened but they were suddenly gone.
    It was awful as I had to rely on my memory to put them back and I am still remembering some as I go along.

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  10. So beautiful....what a delightful place to have tea :o)
    ~Des

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  11. So very pretty Michele and what lovely gifts. You displayed it all together so lovely and looks absolutely inviting. I hope you sat down and enjoyed your cup of tea and the absolutely beautiful day we are enjoying.
    Cindy

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  12. It's all beautiful, Michele! I love Gerbera daisies, too! What a special gift. As always, your tea cups are beautiful! And I know you are so very happy to get outside to have your tea! Now...where on earth did you find those precious sugar cubes?

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. I do love the colors of the tea cup. Beautiful roses for a beautiful lady! Blessings, Martha

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  14. What a beautiful post! Wish I could share a cup of tea with you in that lovely garden!!

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  15. Beautiful post. Love the red rose teacup and hat. I enjoyed your tea very much.

    Hugs,Sylvia

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  16. Lovely tea setting, and what sweet gifts from your husband.
    Mary Alice

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  17. What a lovely tea in the garden, Michele! I adore your teacup!

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  18. Elegant tea time and beautiful photography ~ Great find, that teacup ^_^

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  19. I enjoyed having tea with you today. Love those tea cups.

    Velva

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  20. You certainly know how to create a moment and that little sugar cube is darling. Very pretty post!

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  21. Oh my, I'm coming to your house for tea!! Everything looks so beautiful. Just dreamy.

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  22. Oh so pretty, Michele! Wasn't that sweet of your hubby to buy that pretty gerbera daisy? I love the touch of your pretty decorated hat on your lovely tea table. I sure wish I had a bite of that raspberry (swoon) cheesecake. xo

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  23. What a beautiful tea, love the Gerber Daisy. The tea cup is such a beautiful pattern and colors.

    Cynthia

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  24. Love these photos! Now I've never been too much of a red fan, but somehow you have "softened" the color for me by the way you displayed everything and tied it all together. How'd ya do that? Oh well, thanks! I'm so inspired when I see pretty things in a new way!

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  25. The perfect garden tea spot. Love the hat!!

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  26. You can tell I've been out in the garden, look how late I'm visiting! The red vignette is pretty Michele, I don't use much red myself but I can tell you those gerberas look smashing. Nice hubby to treat you.
    Judith

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  27. Beautiful! I just love red and green..you have certainly put together a perfect little tea...enjoy !
    Love, Mona

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  28. Your tea cups are gorgeous...love to sit with you, zipping some tea and talking away! I love it, it's all so lovely. Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  29. Oh, I've certainly enjoyed my tea with you today! What a lovely little setting - the teacup is gorgeous! I love that little fancy tea cube too! So much pretty green in the background and the red roses are so pretty. We've never cruised on the Princess line but I have heard great things about it. Dont' you love to cruise.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  30. Oh Michele, it is just lovely and my favorite color no less! Love the cup, the hat, the daisy, and of course my sweet tooth loves that cheesecake. So happy that you got some warm weather. Your garden looks lovely. I found a $3 wicker table at a yard sale in St. George. Don't you just love wicker?
    Thanks for sharing this with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Dear Michele,
    You have given us absolutely beautiful pictures. They are like something out of a magazine. Your set-ups are wonderful. Love how you tied it all in. Great job on the hat! One of my favorite teacups too.
    Best wishes, Ruthie from Lady B's

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  32. Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Your teascape is lovely with the beautiful Royal Albert teacup and I love the hat! So nice to have tea outside!

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  33. Happy day to you! What beautiful photographs! They made me smile!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  34. Such a pretty spring time tea! I have the same teacup but have never seen those cute little sugar cubes before.
    Thanks for your sweet comment....it would be great to sign in person someday!!!

    Carolyn

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  35. looks like you had a wonderful mother's day. Pretty teacup and a very sweet little sugar cubes.
    Wish you a great weekend,
    Regina

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  36. Beautiful pictures for your tea time. Love those little sugar cubes too. It's wonderful to see green grass growing after a long winter. I've been gone a couple weeks, then not feeling well, so I am way behind in blogging. I would have loved to sit down with you at your tea table and enjoyed the cheesecake too.

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  37. Your teasetting and flowers are gorgeous. I love, love, love your pictures, they are so pretty. I am trying so hard to learn how to take better pics. Yours look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  38. Looks like one wonderful TEA TIME you had here (luv the hat).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. Such a lovely vignette. The tea cup is beautiful. Your pictures are vivid and shows off your pretty hat you embellished. Gotta love those fancy sugar cubes.

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  40. Tea in the garden, now that's my kind of day!!!! Loved this post. Thanks for stopping by Every Little Birdie. I can't wait to see the changes to your nest. Have a blessed week.

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  41. Hi Michele, featuring your lovely tea at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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