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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tea In The Garden ~ From The Porch

 Today ( Tuesday) is Tea In The Garden  time hosted by Terri * and I am so excited to be able to participate in this. I marked this event on my calendar as soon as she announced it. I had big ideas I'd already begun putting into action when events in my life decided against my plans. I had thought to set a romantic tea table near the new fountain my husband & I bought as a gift to each other in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary coming up very soon. Oh what plans I had...
 ....but the pounding summer rains and life-demands not anticipated dashed those plans. The gardens are squishy wet and the trees, bushes, and flowers are drooping with the weight of the raindrops. Priorities needed to be honored in right order. Thusly, tea-time diminished but did not disappear.  
 I settled for Tea In The Garden ~ From The Porch. This is our table in a corner of the front porch where my husband and I sit in the mornings drinking our coffee and watching the birds at the feeders. We have our bird books here, the binoculars, a notebook to record the birds we see, writing paper & pen for me, gardening magazines to read, space to eat meals together, a place we love to rest and reflect on God's bounty. Perfect for tea don't you think ?

 I chose to make a simple dinner to accompany tea. Freshly gathered from my hens , these eggs will be tasty scrambled with chives from my herb garden.
 Asiago cheese bagels with cream cheese & chives ( I love chives ) with the scrambled eggs and grapes...yum.
 The binoculars are always on the table because you never know when the antics of the squirrels or a new bird at the feeder will need closer examination. My home-sewn black toile tea-cozy keeps the tea in the pot hot, and the issue of Tea Time magazine I picked up at the post office today sits nearby ,just waiting to be read. Can you believe it ? Here I set a blue & white tea table and this issue is all about blue & white teacups & settings , I can't wait to read the magazine !
 But first, there is dessert. Ah, dessert !

Tea in the garden from the porch !
 
I hope you join Terri today to enjoy Tea In The Garden* !
 
 

13 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi my friend: Your porch tea is beautiful. I love the blue china and how lovely your wet garden looks. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Hello Kathy,
Oh my! Your porch tea is stunningly beautiful! I love your wicker chair. It is perfect on your porch and really looks amazing with your blue and white set table! This is a dreamy place to have tea!
I too, almost had my out door tea on a porch too lol! But somehow we managed to get in between rainstorms. Hopefully you too will get a break from your storms and be able to have your tea in the garden.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea.
Hugs,
Terri

Deb said...

What a beautiful setting. I am so in love with blue and white china and yours is just gorgeous. The spot you have to enjoy your morning is perfect and I must thank you for showing me the magazine. I forgot to pick one up lately and now I have to get one right now. I grow chives in the garden along with some other herbs and use them in salads and stir fry. Chives are very healthy. Enjoy your little bit of heaven there. Deb

Deb said...

I was wondering how Blizzard is doing? Love to see more of him. Deb

Buttons said...

Oh I love your delicious and beautiful tea parties. Happy Anniversary upcoming how exciting.
Your photos are incredible. B

Buttons said...

Oh I love your delicious and beautiful tea parties. Happy Anniversary upcoming how exciting.
Your photos are incredible. B

Daisy said...

What a lovely post, Kathy! This tea party looks absolutely delightful. :)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful place for tea! And to think you enjoy it every morning! I love all the blues for your tea, so very pretty! We've been having quite a bit of rain here lately, which we need so badly! Have a wonderful weekend!
Nancy

Nib's End said...

I knew I was right to send you my blue and white the last time I cleared out my cupboards. Your porch tea is just as lovely as your garden tea would have been and I get to enjoy the blue and white vicariously. Umm...your photos are as delicious as dessert.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How lovely and elegant your tea and goodies look! I love that blue and white china! You should create a book with all of your tea settings! Your porch just seems to say, "come, sit for awhile!"

Thistle Cove Farm said...

ooooooohhhhh....the dessert looks fabulous; I could do some serious damage to that dessert, I do believe.

Pondside said...

I love the spot on your porch where you and your husband sit together for so many lovely moments. The blue and white are gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Beautiful BLUE!!!
Lovely post.
Tea in the Garden would be so very pleasant and relaxing.
You have created a lovely atmosphere.
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