Monday, July 15, 2013

Magnolia Mint Tea in the Garden

Please join me for tea today in my garden.

We'll be all nestled under the shade of the trees
on floral padded chairs to keep us comfy.

We can sip and listen to the birds
 and watch them bathe in their birdbaths.


We shall watch butterflies 
and the fluffy white clouds go by -
and just enjoy one another's company.

We'll nibble on brownie bites, caramel bars and
lemon blueberry bread.

The tea tastes great with fresh mint 
from the garden.

I love how our embroidered table topper 
mimics the magnolias on the china.

My eldest daughter and her husband
found this pretty china at an auction
for me last summer.

I am so excited to finally share it with you!

It is a big full service set with all sorts of plates
 and small bowls and serving bowls and platters, etc.

Remember this pretty little rose spoon
my tea society friend Mary D 
 gave me for my birthday last year?

It looks rather perfect in a garden tea setting!

I am so glad you could join me today in the garden!

To read about my little covered patio room in the background read my last post here

We haven't seen many blue skies lately, either!

What a blessed gift - what a lovely view
from our little spot in the garden!


  1. I had a delightful tea in your garden - thank you for sharing with us :) Your china is absolutely lovely! Enjoy your week, Michele.


  2. Your tea set is lovely and the treats look yummy. What a beautiful day to sit in the garden and have tea.
    Happy week.

  3. How very lovely your Garden Tea look today. I love your tea cup. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  4. What a gorgeous day, and such a pretty garden setting. I love the china. Just lovely! Your goodies look so tempting!

  5. Hi Michele,
    Your Magnolia Mint Tea is so inviting. I love your tea set and surroundings for the garden tea time! It really is beautiful. Isn't it fun to play with our pretties? Have a wonderful week! Take care,

  6. What a lovely tea and that darling bench. I saw those yesterday at the places that carry all those iron things and it is so sweet! Love tea time you have set up Michelle!

  7. What a beautiful setting and gorgeous china, Michele!

  8. Ahhhhh...just reading this lowered my blood pressure. What a beautiful new dish set!

  9. Michele- I would love to join you for tea. What a wonderful setting and I love those dishes your kids gave you. The little tea spoon is just perfect, too. Love how romantic it all looks- xo Diana

  10. What a pretty tea in the garden! Love the dishes that your daughter and SIL found for you. The gold spoon goes perfectly with the gold trim on the dishes. I'd love a nibble of the treats, too. YUM!

  11. Oh that is a beautiful view! I am glad you are getting some dry weather. Hopefully we will too and we can get back out in the garden.
    I love your H.L. china, and the lovely table and chairs. It all looks so romantic! I would love to join you for tea.

  12. What a serene and lovely view, Michele! The table looks charming...what beautiful dishes. Mmm, brownie bites! Glad the sun is out. Enjoy a cup of tea for me :)

  13. Hi Michele,

    I love your magnolia teacup and embossed teapot! You have created a wonderful spot for sipping tea. Happy Tea Day!

  14. How absolutely serene! I adore your soothing white and green color palette! I often see pinks and purples in garden decor, but not so much the quiet colors here. LOVE!

  15. What a pretty view, Michele! You have some gorgeous trees! Your Homer Laughlin china is so pretty and I love the magnolia tablecloth which goes perfectly! Darling tea spoon too. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Hope you have a beautiful day.


  16. I love it! I am nearly positive that I saw that very set in my favorite antique shop a year or so ago. I didn't buy it because I already have some magnolia plates. I kind of pouted because I love that one so much better than mine. It looks beautiful sitting out in the sunshine under the blue sky. We aren't seeing many of those lately either.

  17. This is a nice place for tea too Michele. I like the china and really had my eye on the iron green chair - nice! The sweets to have with tea are pretty tempting.

  18. Oh my, this is such a beautiful setting and your teascape is so beautiful. I would love to be there. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. Michele, your china is lovely and your garden looks wonderful.
    Very tempting treats...

  20. What a beautiful garden you have! Just the perfect spot for an afternoon tea :o) Your china is soooooo gorgeous!!! Everything looks just amazing!!!!!

  21. Love the magnolia cup. Neighbors have a huge old magnolia and I love the sweet heavy scent on humid summer evenings. What an inviting spot you have created.

  22. So very pretty! I'd love to join you in the shade and have tea! Your white tea setting is so refreshing and cool looking. Love your set of dishes and your desserts look so yummy!

  23. Such a gorgeous day to have a tea party.. the clouds, this summer, have been large, fluffy cotton balls of white which I don't remember in other years. So thank you for another opportunity to sit and reflect! You always make such a lovely table setting and this one is delightful! Thanks for the nibbles and chat.... xo

  24. What a delightful spot to take tea. This is a beautiful setting and your dishes and goodies look perfect.

  25. I have always admired that set of china. It is a really pretty set! Lucky you. The setting is wonderful, shade and pretty flowers! xo marlis

  26. What a lovely day to enjoy a lovely tea! Your china is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I know that china, and I love it! Had to stop by from Cuisine Kathleen because I just posted "Espresso in the Garden" and saw your "Tea in the Garden!" I'm glad I stopped by...lovely post. ~Zuni

  28. It all looks so beautiful, Michele!

  29. I'm delighted to have tea in your garden and appreciate the goodies you have so beautifully prepared.

  30. Thank you for the lovely tea in your beautiful garden, dear Michele! I love the lovely HL teacup, made in the USA and the magnolia tablecloth is perfect for an outdoor tea time. Big hugs,

  31. Lovely! It looks cool and comfortable there even if it may not be! thanks for sharing~Jennifer

  32. Everything is so pretty there!
    I know that I already had TWO...but could I have just one more brownie bite? Then I will stop, I promise...

  33. Oh, gosh, this is pretty! So feminine!!!!! I love the flowers in the mini watering can, and the dishes are gorgeous!!!

  34. Your tea garden is beautiful! I love your magnolia china.

  35. Tea in the garden is the perfect treat for this time of year. Your china is really lovely.

  36. Beautiful view indeed Michele! Nothing better than tea in the garden. You provide the gorgeous dishes and goodies and the good Lord provides the background. The Magnolia china is a wonderful gift and I love the matching tablecloth. I'll take one of each of those goodies please! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea with SYC.


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