Monday, September 9, 2013

Garden Breakfast Tea with Niece

It is still summertime weather here
and the garden roses are still in bloom.

 The sun is still keeping our days quite warm.
so we are not treating days as autumn quite yet.

My niece spent the night with us this weekend
(her Momma/my sis went and had some birthday fun
 with friends on Friday.)

I am so blessed my sweet niece
 still wants to spend time with her Aunt Shell!

(Her early teen sisters claim to have more
 friend-oriented things to do these days.)

They grow from "itty bitty" to "too busy" too fast, don't they?!?

So it was breakfast time for said visiting niece, 
and of course if you are a regular reader of this blog
you already know what she wanted:

She always wants a lovely English soft boiled eggs in a cup
with blueberry tea and buttered toast.

We also added blueberry lemon bread - my fav.

As I was fixing things to eat in the kitchen she was busy 
putting this beautiful tea time tablescape together.

She has such great taste. Didn't she do a great job?

She chose a pretty light blue antique Austrian teaset.

This is one of my most delicate sets I own.

I have 6 teacups and saucers
6 little plates, the teapot -
and matching large sugar and creamer to this set.

We didn't bother getting most of it out
 since our table was so tiny.

We just used what we needed.

She even brought out my china toast holder.

Too bad I didn't realize it and had already cut
our toast into triangles. Oh well, still looked nice
and made us feel like such fine noble ladies using it!

Please note her pinky finger position in this close up.

I have a suspicion she was so focused on holding that
cup that she kinda forgot to give her typical grin/smile!

You can catch a glimpse of the blueberry bread
sitting on a white wicker table to the left -
we ran out of room and had to grab an extra little table!

After breakfast she watered the gardens - 
she's always so helpful when she visits!

We still have flowers but won't be long now
till they're gone.

(I know I keep saying that, haha.)

Our Knock-out Roses have doubled in bush volume size this summer-
I think I finally may be getting the hang of rose care!

As always, thank you for your visit!



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  1. Oh what a fun day! I wish I had an aunt who would serve tea in such a pretty & ladylike fashion. Your niece is sweet, Michele.

  2. There's that cute niece again and what a sweet table - love the embroidered topper! All your tea items are just delightful and what wonderful memories for her!

  3. My garden has just about piddled out from the heat. You are so sweet to that niece. I can see it is mutual!

  4. Such a special tea Michele, your niece chose well for the table china. As much as I enjoy tea with friends, the times spent with my granddaughters and the teacups from the buffet make an imprint in my heart.

  5. Your niece is such a beautiful girl, Michele, and she sounds so helpful too. Sounds like she is taking after her auntie. Love the tea set; such a sweet and delicate pattern. Your breakfast tea looks just splendid and thank you for sharing it with us.


  6. What a sweet weekend guest! You make it very special for her and just think of the memories being made!

  7. What a beautiful niece, and how delightful that she had tea with you! I once had a luncheon cloth with that embroidered design, and I gave it to a friend.

  8. Yes, she's adorable and has great taste to have chosen such stunning china to celebrate a sweet breakfast with sweet antie Michelle! I love the embroidered linen, it's pretty and romantic, just for such a lovely setting.
    Big hugs,

  9. Your niece is just beautiful and how lovely that she still enjoys tea with her auntie. She set a lovely table with your china. It looks very pretty. A sweet girl and sweet memory for you. Hugs, Pamela

  10. Hi Michele,
    What a precious beautiful teaset to share with your precious beautiful niece! Enjoy your time with her as they grow up so fast, although I bet she will always want to have tea with her auntie!

  11. Oh how fun to have your niece over for the night. Such a pretty girl and such great taste. She sets a beautiful table and the breakfast sound so yummy.
    Have a great week.

  12. What sweet memories for both of you. Love the toast holder. I have never seen one.

  13. Hi Michele: My heart was touch with your desire to want to help. You are so wonderful. Thank you for even the thought of wanting to help me. I am in the process of trying to fix the link. Hope you come back to join us. Blessings, Martha

  14. You sound like the perfect Aunt, no wonder she wants to spend the night and have such a lovely tea party with you. Love her red hair! The china is beautiful along with the toast holder. The table topper is perfect on the blue cloth. She will never forget getting to spend the night and the breakfast in the garden. You have brought back memories of spending the night with my Aunt when I was a young girl.

  15. What a beautiful post, Michele. It is wonderful that you can create memories with that sweet girl. Too bad the other girls are missing out on that because they are busy with friends. Blessings- xo Diana

  16. What a beautiful setting, just as beautiful as your niece. The teapot is so sweet and adorable!..Christine

  17. Love your table setting, and the fact that your niece still wants to spend time with her aunt. I have two grand-nieces who are teeny tiny for now, but I know the day will come when they no longer want to hang out with their old aunt. :) I'm making the moments count.

  18. I'm a new follower and look forward to visiting often.

  19. Isn't your niece just darling? What special memories you are making with her. xo

  20. She is SO very pretty in the photo and she set a pretty table indeed! :)

  21. Hello Michelle,
    I am so delighted to visit with you and your niece today for tea. She is such a cutie! She did a lovely job setting the tea table. Wow! You have mentored her well : ) I love her choices, and I am so proud of her for thinking of that toast rack! lol!
    These occasions are so precious as we both know all too well how fast time moves, and how quickly little ones grow up to more "important things". Yay for them too : )

  22. Your niece looks like a sweet young lady. Your table was set so pretty. I bet it was nice eating outside like that. I'm sure your niece will always remember these "teas" when she grows up.

  23. Hi Michelle,
    Such a pretty table setting and a lasting memory for your lovely niece. I really like the little bird on the lid of the teapot, perfect for a garden setting. I'm so happy you have an England connection, if you get a chance to visit you won't be disappointed. I enjoyed our time there and miss it very much. Thank you for visiting me in blogland.

  24. She has learned very well from her aunt Shell! What a pretty table she set. What a fun day in the garden together. The smile on her face says it all! I love the tea set and your gorgeous cloth Michele!

  25. Hi Michelle
    How lovely for you to have Reagan stay and especially to share a beautiful breakfast together on the patio.
    It's amazing how all little girls just love tea parties - I remember I did too!
    That's such a pretty set and I noticed the lovely china toast rack too.

  26. Hi Michele! Oh, little Reagan is so sweet and she did a fantastic job on setting the tea table! How sweet she enjoys doing this and y'all are making some very fond memories! Love that pinky. I've got to make some of your lemon blueberry bread! Thanks for popping in to see me and I wish we could have tea together.
    Shelia ;)

  27. Hi Michele: I am sure Reagan will always want to spend time with you. You are one of the sweetest ladies in blogland. Everything looks perfect. Think of the memories you are making. Blessings and lots of hugs, Martha

  28. How sweet that you were able to spend a little private time just the two of you! She set such a beautiful table and is so adorable :o)

  29. How special that you are making memories with your sweet niece!

  30. Very nice and I'll bet you both enjoyed the tea, and time spent together, Michele! Yes, they do become more friend-involved at some point so I'm sure these are precious moments to you. Lovely table and the menu sounds delicious!

  31. Hi Michelle, that looks like a super fun tea and your Reagan is a very pretty girl. I can't wait to get my daughters and granddaughters together soon for a lovely tea. :)

  32. What a lovely tea your niece set up! And she is pretty too. It looks like a special time that she will remember for a long time!

  33. Hi Michele,
    thnk you for your visit and the sweet comment on my tea time. Your niece is a sweet little lady! She looks as nice as her tablesetting. I guess she learned a lot at her aunt. o nice to see your breakfast. It looks like a sunday breakfast, so elegant and charming. Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  34. I LOVE that she is still into taking tea with you! And yes indeed, that Austrian set is just exquisite. VERY impressed with how beautifully she set the table. I can tell she's had a good teacher!

  35. This is the way to start a day! Gorgeous setting, gorgeous tablescape, glorious food and a delightful breakfast partner! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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