Monday, September 8, 2014

Teatime with Cake and Hydrangeas

Today is so beautiful; cooler, sunny with vivid blue skies!

Thank you so much for joining me for
 teatime outdoors.

How about a yummy piece of cake leftover
 from a sweet little new family member's Baptism yesterday?

My husband was asked by his brother 
to be our little niece's godfather.

Here's Little Miss Happy, Lilly on her special day.

She smiles really big and often.  : - )

 Father V doesn't nearly as often, lol.

But it kinda looks as though he's trying to back there!

Isn't she just a sweetie?

Sorry it's blurry- was an action shot from a few rows back with my phone.

I ♥ this very old and delicate teacup. 

I think it as tea it meant to be taken, do you agree?

It's very translucent.

Here is the inside showing my finger and 
showing the backstamp through the china.

I so ♥ that!

The hydrangea cuttings are from my garden
and simply placed inside a little antique teapot.

I treated one of my hydrangeas with an agent 
I purchased from the garden store this year 
to make them more purple - as ours are always pink.

It really worked!

Be sure to hop on over to Sandi's
Rose  Chintz Cottage

If it is pretty china and tea time you love
you won't want to miss this weekly party!

As always, thank you for visiting!



  1. Hi Michele, Lovely! The pH you added to the soil worked. Our clay soil is so acidic our always come out pink...even when I amended the dirt. Have an extra chair? I'd love to join you for tea :)

  2. She is such a darling, Michele!! Your teatime cake with hydrangeas make me miss the wonderful celebrations with family in Canada, sitting in the lush, green gardens, chatting and chuckling away, while decadent desserts indulge our taste buds! Beautiful post!

    Have a wonderful day, my friend!


  3. Such a delightful setting hydrangeas are perfect for this time of year and such a beautiful colour The teapot is stunning and displays the hydrangeas so well. Have a wonderful week.

  4. So much loveliness in one little post. I wish we still had hydrangeas around here. We didn't have a very good year for them as it was (don't know why), and ours have been gone for months. Yours are just beautiful, and made even more so with the china. Of course, the loveliest thing in the post is wearing a little bonnet and smiling.

  5. Oh your hydrangeas are so pretty! We ended up pulling our bush out. I would get 1 or 2 blooms at most. Love the teacup too!
    Your newest little niece is beautiful!

  6. Your niece is adorable and I love her white bonnet! The colors in your teacup are so pretty and go perfectly with your gorgeous hydrangeas!!

  7. So beautiful! I had not one hydrangea this year, other than the one silk-screened on my yard flag. Sad.

  8. Oh Michele, what a sweetheart your niece is and her christening set brings back memories of our girls on their special day.
    I love the teacup and your successfully altered hydrangea. Will you dry a few flowers for a dried arrangement?
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  9. Dearly love hydrangas. I have a few. They are mixed in color as my soil must be mixed.. I love to dry a few each year to save the beauty for awhile longer..

  10. Your teacup is beautiful, Michele, and yes meant of Tea. My hydrangeas hasn't done good this year, maybe it's the hot weather we've had here in the south. Yours are so pretty.

  11. That is the cutest little girl! She looks so happy. I love your tea cup, Michele. Always so fun to see what you are up too. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Hugs, Martha

  12. Such a pretty table. I love it! I have 2 hydrangeas and this is the first year ever (20 + years) that they didn't get one bloom! Have no idea why. Lily is adorable! Glad you had a special day!

  13. What a darling child with porcelain skin as lovely as your tea cup. She has a beautiful smile as your cup has flowers.

  14. Hi Michele,
    What a sweet little girl! I love your blue hydrangeas; gorgeous! A pretty teacup too and I love your outdoor setting. I knew you would like my finches! We get quite a few here and they should stay for the winter as we feed them constantly. :) Thank you for sharing this joyous occasion at Tea Time and enjoy your day.


  15. Your hydrangeas look gorgeous, Michele! It has been so nice the past few days. I am hoping we do not get the rain originally forecast for tomorrow. I've been enjoying having the windows open for a little while.

  16. Dear Michele,
    Gorgeous baby and I love her in that hat. So sweet! I love your teacup too.
    Best, Ruthie

  17. She is a cutie! I love your teacup and teapot and your beautiful hydrangeas too.
    Love this beautiful sunny weather!

  18. What a lovely yummy tea...beautiful china against the stunning blue hydrangea.

  19. What a sweet face ! Miss Happy is a perfect name! Lovely teacup such delicate colours and oh my yes I'd LOVE a piece of that cake!

  20. what a sweet darling, and your photo's are wonderful. saw at Home and Garden Thursday. I'm new following.

  21. Gorgeous! I love hydrangeas and yours are trying lovely. I have some blue ones I bought and planted in pots and the original blooms have long since turned pinkish. It is now starting some new blooms that started out blue and have now turned purple. I really enjoy how they change colors :). Your French cup and saucer is pretty and I really like the teapot "vase." Miss Happy is adorable.

  22. Beautiful flowers and tea. I just got a tiny glimpse of the cake, but it certainly made me hungry!

  23. Lilly is just adorable in her little bonnet! What a face! Your hydrangeas are breathtaking! Full of envy here. So gorgeous with your beautiful china. I knew instantly that the teacup was Limoges. So many stunning patterns. What a treat to sit at your wonderful table. (Three weeks of viral bronchitis/pneumonia knocked me flat. Thanks for the good wishes!) Love visiting your nest!

  24. What an adorable child. She is gorgeous. And your tea setting is lovely. The hydrangeas are just the prettiest addition.


  25. Oooh! Everything about this post is delicious!! Love, love the china, the beautiful hydrangeas, and that adorable little girl! Would love to be having tea with you. And isn't it wonderful that we are finally cooling down? My energy level is up without that awful humidity! Have a great day Michele, and thanks for sharing these treasures.

  26. The cup and saucer is so sweet. I wish I had a piece of that cake tonight.Lilly is adorable and I love her outfit. Sweet sweet sweet!

  27. What lovely china, and I don't believe I've even seen the finger through a piece of china as clearly as I did here. And little Lilly is absolutely adorable -- best wishes to her and all the family!

  28. Beautiful Michele! Love the Hydrangeas! She is adorable! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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