Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Springtime Tea

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.


Hello everyone,
The weather has been so beautiful here. In the lower 70's. 
I wish I could bottle it up and save it forever. We have a lot 
of pine trees (we live in Pine Forest) and that means a lot
 of pollen  this time of year.  That also meant a lot of cleaning up of
  the porches this morning. I've filled up the bird feeders and put
 out a pretty hanging plant. A yellow flowering one.
(I'll have to share that later.) Happy Spring.

One of my newest plates. Winterthur  (adapted from a French
 dessert set) made for president James K. Polk in
 1846. Andrea by Sadek

teacup and saucer. Hand painted Nippon
creamer..the same as above

bunny bud vase..Avon

pretty aqua bird eggs from the Squirrel's Nest

porcelain rabbit..Hallgem

botanical dish..Gracie China

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week.


Sweet Auburn Life said...

Happy Spring to you Clara! Sounds like your having some lovely weather! It's so cold here today, I realy pitied those walking in costumes in the parades! I just adore the Winterthur plate, gorgeous. It would be perfect in my kitchen! Will have to keep an eye out!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Spring to you! I love your pretty dishes and the cute bunny. Lovely photos, have a happy week!

Leslie's Garden said...

So many pretty spring images! That plate is gorgeous, would love to serve myself dinner on such a lovely dish! The little botanical dish with the duck on it's lid made me smile! Happy spring!

Connie said...

Your dishes are amazing. So, very pretty and I love that verse at the top on this post:)
I love visiting your blog, but I don't always leave a comment.
I have been a follower for a long time and would really be delighted if you where to follow me back. I love making new blogging friends. Connie :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful china. Valerie

Vee said...

Very pretty china. Mrs. Polk had excellent taste.

A Garden of Threads said...

I will not have yellow pollen from the pine trees arrive for a couple of months. Then everything will need wiped off before sitting down. I complain when it occurs but with more snow in the forecast I would gladly love the pollen.

Katherine Wolak said...

=Oh dear, I love how you have pollen and we're still snowing down! haha! :)


GinaBVictorian said...

Lovely photos. The French dessert plates are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week! Gina

Regina said...

Very pretty!

Happy new week.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The desert plate is lovely and perfect for spring. The teacup has a nice shape and delicate flower. A post full of eye candy. Thanks.

Chenille Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post, my friend. I love your sweet little bunny sitting up close to your pretty china.
Have a lovely week.

Snap said...

Happy Spring! Your new Winterthur plate is gorgeous. Beautiful spring tea ... love the bunny and Avon made/makes some wonderful things. I have a bunny that holds a candle from Avon that I've had over 30 years! Happy Tea Day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dearest Clara, your blog is lovely!
I wanted to thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower. I am so sorry to meet you under such circumstances and would beg you to know I will return when I can. It's just a very sad and difficult time for me.
I love everything about your's perfect. :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your new sweet pea plates. How lovely! And what a gorgeous spring setting so pretty! Your bunny is adorable! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Shelia said...

Oh, my, Clara! This is a beautiful post! I love your gorgeous dishes and little rabbits! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Clara,
What lovely dishes. oh my! The presidential plate is elegant. The bunnies add a festive touch- nice photos. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the weather :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love these pretty dishes Clara. They are perfect for a springtime tea. I'm visiting from Tea Time Tuesday. Happy spring! Pamela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Clara,
What a pretty tea! Your china is lovely and the plate is beautiful; I love aqua! Love all your bunnies too. Thank you for sharing and coming to my Spring Tea. Have a beautiful day and Happy Spring!


Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
I like the aqua Winterthur plate and botanical dish with the little duck on top together; spring colours and flowers that are so pretty. The bunch of tulips with your teacup are a beckoning welcome to have tea with you.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

If this doesn't say spring I don't know what does. Your table is just charming and a joy to look at. Your china is simply gorgeous. And the bunnies are just too cute.


kitty said...

What beautiful dishes you have, Clara! It's such fun to decorate for Spring, isn't it?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So nice to see your pretty and delicate things. Perfect for Spring. We're having lovely weather too!

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
What a sweet spring post! We have a lot of yellow pine here in NC. When the pollen flies we have yellow green "snow" everywhere. Do you get that too?
Your tea setting is so lovely. Your plates are totally gorgeous, as well as your lovely tea cup!
Happy Spring : )

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Clara, I truly does look like spring at your place! It's starting to feel a little spring-like in the Pacific North West, but we have to cross our fingers still. The gentle colours and flowers in all your spring pieces really lift up the spirit, don't they? :)

Bev Carter said...

Hi Clara,
I love your vignette and that little bunny is so precious. Your plate and tea set is so beautiful. Love your photos.
I am your newest GFC.
Have a nice week,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your teacup and china are such a welcome sign of Spring! We are enjoying warm weather too, and it makes me want to share tea on the porch. Love your pretty table.

Jocelyn @

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Clara,
I love those plates. Many years ago, when my youngest son went to Russia as an exchange student and lived with a family for three weeks, I sent one of those plates over as a gift. They love to exchange gifts-many of them. So, that plate with a plate hanger, was one of them. I thought it represented the USA being from a former President. I have a different one I kept for myself. Very pretty post.
Ruthie from:

Michelle said...

What a lovely post filled with such spring-y china! I love the Polk plate with that floral design. The tea cup and saucer are so pretty and I adore the little bunny. Happy Spring! ~Michelle

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: Everything looks so beautiful, I can't pick a favorite. I wish I could see them close up. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
Your spring vignette and mosaic is beautiful! Lovely china pattern. Love your new plate! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring.

sandy said...

Your china is beautiful and perfect for Easter and Springtime! Love your cup and saucer! Have a wonderful week!

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