Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tea in Bed on a Rainy Day

Midsummer Night Itch

"Mosquito is out,
it's the end of the day;
she's humming and hunting
her evening away.
Who knows why such hunger
arrives on such wings
at sundown? I guess
it's the nature of things."

~ N. M. Boedecker, 

Yes it is still raining here. It rains ...the sun comes rains..
Everthing is washing away and my plants and bushes have had
way too much water. We planted six Oak Leaf Hydrangea this
Spring and they were growing beautifully. They had more
than doubled in size. Now they are all dead and I hope it
stops raining before I lose more of my bushes and plants.
The rain also produces a lot of mosquitos.( As in poem above.)

On to a lighter note. I love to crawl in bed with a cup 
of tea and my back issues of Victoria magazine.

 My teapot and teacup you have seen before in
a previous post but the plate is new. Well not new
but I just haven't shared it before. Andrea by
Sadek. Collection Sevres (1996)
Inspired by Eighteenth Century 
Sevres Porcelain.



Have a lovely week.



eileeninmd said...

We are having rain off and on lately, today we did have some sunshine finally. Love the pretty tea set. I am sorry about your hydrangea. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I completely feel your pain.

I am so sorry about your hydrangeas - and what's worse is they LOVE wetness!

I hope it clears up soon.

It rained every single day for a month but for 2 days now the sun has been in and out - with some pretty blue sky showing - but lord above it's hot like a steam room.

I like your idea of tea and good magazines.....I even took a nap today - that's not like me at all unless I am sick!


Lavender Cottage said...

How terrible to lose all of the oakleaf hydrangeas, I hope the rain stops soon for you.
If I had a nice tray like yours, I might think about tea in bed with my magazines. As it is I just prop myself up and usually end up nodding off.
I'm sure I've seen the teacup before and like it just as much now, pretty colours and a gold spoon to match.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful pillow. I see pillows like this in the movies we enjoy and would love one for my sofas. Hope the sun comes out soon! Sweet hugs!

A Garden of Threads said...

I have been away from the garden but I am told rain has been the norm here. The garden is producing some giant weeds.

NanaDiana said...

Clara- What a pretty post. I love your pillow. We had a lot of rain and now we have HOT weather that makes the air feel like STEAM. xo Diana

Lorrie said...

You must be having an awful lot of rain for the hydrangeas to die in it. They tend to love moisture. Here, mine are a bit dry and the leaves are yellowing. Tea and a magazine are a good way to pass away the time on a rainy day. Hope the sun shines for you this week, Clara.

Pondside said...

Tea and a stack of Victoria magazines in bed sounds just about perfect. Too bad about your hydrangeas - we sometimes get so much water in May and June that things start to deteriorate, but at this time of year we are nearly in drought. We can't win!

Siret said...

Dear Clara,
what a pity, that you losted the oakleaf hydrangeas. I hope for you, that the downpours will stop soon and the other bushes and plant will safely come through this strong rainy time.
Thank you for the wonderful tea session - especially I love the beautiful teacup an the plant.
I wish you pleasant july-days!
Hugs, Siret

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That teacup is exquisite and sort of make up for the rain... I'm sending you a ray of sunshine from France.

Maggie said...

Is there anything better on a rainy day than savoring tea from a pretty cup and a favourite magazine to read?

Debra @ Homespun said...

ah this is so pretty :)

kitty said...

How terrible about your hydrangeas, Clara! We finally have had two days of rain in Texas, and we need it. Your tea tray looks so pretty.

Karen said...

Hi Clara,
I love your teacup, dainty spoom, tea plate, teapot and beautiful setting. Thank you for sharing. Hope that your weather improves. Take care,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Looks like the perfect retreat for a bit of solitude and pampering on a rainy day. Love the all goes together so well and your bed tray is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


I love your tea set, your lovely teaspoon, it's gorgeous! I'm doing the same, as I have a bit of a cold and my body hurts, lol.. I think I'm gonna have some tea and cake later on too! Our days around here are raining on and off, as well. Have a wonderful Summer.

Stephanie said...

Oh what pretty china, dear Clara, and the setting is absolutely lovely. Your poem made me smile - thanks for sharing :)

Hugs to you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Aw, I'm so sorry about your hydrangeas! That is a shame!
Your tea in the bedroom is so sweet. On a rainy day, taking tea and reading Victoria sounds like a lovely way to spend some time. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea with me, Clara, and I hope the sun comes out soon and stays a while!


Martha's Favorites said...

So very beautiful! Love the tea pot! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jeanne said...

Hi Clara, We too have had too much rain. we planted some climbing hydrangeas and they are still hanging in there. They were so expensive. sigh.

Love your tea cup and pretty Andrea plate. A cup of tea is the best and most relaxing thing to have.

Happy days to you and wishing you no more rain for a while.
xo, Jeanne

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
What a beautiful tea setting! It looks so very romantic! I love your china plate, just gorgeous! And your tea pot, I know I have seen it before, but I just have to say again how incredible it is! The tea cup you chose today looks wonderful with it all. Beautiful!


Oh, dear Clara!
I love everything in your beautiful tea setting...from the gorgeous teapot, to the pretty teacup and lovely plate! I don't think I ever so this loveliness before! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,

Bernideen said...

I hope you will include a link to me - I love your tea in bed and what a lovely tray and setting! Thanks for sharing at Tea In The Garden.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Clara,
Your restful retreat is so beautiful! Drinking tea and reading Victoria magazines is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day! So sorry about your plants and hope you get sunshine soon!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Clara,
Oh what a charming teapot and comfy looking scene with a magazine and pretty dishes. Hope the rain stops soon. :)

janice15 said...

My Garden as well has had issues, the weather changes have ruin things my zucchini went down the drain and they started out so nice.. Hopefully things will get better for the both of us.. Happy weekend with love Janice

Ruthie Miller said...

Ah, sorry to hear about your oak leaf hydrangeas. Maybe they will come back next year? Here's to good weather and no pests. (my pests are the deer)
Ruthie from:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
We haven't heard from you in a while here in Blogland. I hope all is well with you. Summer is just about over and Autumn is coming. Hard to believe. Anyway I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you. Take care.


Chris said...

Hi Clara, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Bernideen said...

I just noticed you haven't posted lately and wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you are well and just busy! Hope there is no illness!

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