Monday, May 14, 2012

Tea at Tupper Farm

Come out into the garden with me,
we'll sit and have a cup of tea.
We'll talk about our busy day,
there's so much we have to say.
I'm so blessed to have a friend like you,
to share in everything I do.
~Helena (c) Maryanna

Saturday was a beautiful day, so I lay out one of my quilts under the swing.

I cut fresh pink Spirea and put them in one of my vintage milk bottles.

Add one garden hat a Victoria magazine and some plump pillows.

This is the back of one of my small quilts.

I love Southern Lady Magazine. It is from the same publisher as Victoria Magazine but it is all about the South.

A picture from an old Marjolein Bastin weekly planner.
 She is one of my favorite nature artists.

I found the vintage pink wicker tray at the thrift store last week.

This pretty rose spray cup doesn't have a mark but the plate is from Austria.

My little cream pitcher is Royal Danube and  the plate it is sitting on is Haviland France Limoges.

Vintage pink wicker sewing basket.

Please join me in a cup of tea.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Clara,

It really doesn't get much better than that, my dear. You have truly presented a lovely tea in every way.

Thank you for such beauty shared with us!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
I wish I could join you on your pretty quilt for tea. You have everything I like, I'll even bring some scones.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
What a pretty outdoor tea! I love your quilt and your pretty china. I especially like your teapot! Such a nice spot to sip a cup of tea and catch up on your reading. Victoria is a lovely read! Thank you for joining me for tea today and have yourself a delightful week.


Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

It looks like you have all the makings for a wonderful day! Love that quilt and all your tea accoutrements. You put everything together so beautifully! I always enjoy my visits to your blog. And the "Anne of Green Gables" music brings back pleasant memories of when I first read the book as a young girl. Thank you for a lovely visit.

Snap said...

What a lovely tea in the garden! I love the flower garden quilt. I can imagine sitting down on the quilt, with a magazine or two and a cup of tea! Your tea things are all pretty with the dainty flowers and roses. Happy Tea Day!

Beth said...

Hi Clara, This is such a feminine and colorful tea in the garden. Simply beautiful! Love the pinks, pretty china, and a lovely quilt. Your tea is delightful.

kitty said...

Clara, what a pretty and soothing post! I love the quilt, the sewing basket, the china and just everything!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, This looks just too sweet - for some reason it makes me think of Anne of Green Gables - perhaps it is the hat on the swing. That basket came pink - LOVE it! Your setting is so inviting - I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Linda said...

So very pretty. The setting is lovely with the quilt and hat. Makes me want to come and visit. A beautiful way to enjoy some tea.

Martha said...

A lovely tea! It's great time of year for al fresco dining!

Denise Adorian said...

Beautiful tea setting.It is so inviting.We all I'm sure, just would like nothing more than to close our eyes,make a wish and be there with you.

Rowan said...

This all looks so inviting - you have so many pretty pieces of china but I really love that rose spray cup.

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
you made avery romantic tea setting. I love all your china (including the rose spoon!) and the flowers, the wonderful quilt and the romantic atmosphere. Thank you for having me for tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tracy said...


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hello Clara. I am a new follower. I saw you at Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday. I picked your name because I love cottage's and I always pick a good book by it's cover. When I clicked on I was hooked just by the picture of your cottage. It is a dream of a lifetime! And then I love your whole blog so here I am. Hope you will come over to my Cottage and visit. I'd love to meet you..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: What a lovely tea. Thank you so much for joining Tea Cup Tuesday. I adore your tea cup and the quilt. Blessings, Martha

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
Everything looks beautiful. Your outdoor tea setting is lovely. I love your teapot and china. And your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

Bernideen said...

This is a wonderful posts and I see a lot of work here setting this up as say thank you for linking to Tea in the Garden. That quilt is a real treasure and all your pretty things! Just lovely!

Zinnia said...

You are bidding on a lovely pink nostalgia. I love your quilt. Beautiful picture from nature artists. Very sweet the cream-jug. I do not know what your feet on the cream pitcher is called in English. In Swedish called feet paws. I wish you a very nice week! Zinnia

Lady Linda said...

Greetings...found you on Teacup Thursday and see lots of my blogger friends here on your post. I love the pink sewing basket and about everything else. A very pretty place to visit.

Darjeeling Darlings said...

What a great tea pot!

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh, I love it all. The swing, the quilt, the hat, the pretty china and pink made such beautiful vignettes and it is all so inviting.
Happy 4th! Ruthie from:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Just a perfect summer post! Lovely! I love the china! I got out my picnic basket yesterday to clean it up so we can go picnicing. Marjolein Bastian is one of my favorites as well. So talented! Thanks for the marvelous post!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~