Monday, April 13, 2009

Garden Tea Party

Howdy Tea Friends! I just flew in from Dallas, Texas this afternoon after spending a few days there for my son's college graduation. My heart overflows with pride and joy! I will share more about that later in my next post. I didn't want to miss out on all our Tuesday Tea Parties, so today I will share with you a post I did about the same time last year. I know it's a repeat, but I hope you enjoy it just the same!

Won't you join me in our courtyard by the fountain? Tea is ready and I have a seat waiting just for you.

This silver and glass dish is one of my latest finds. Just $1.25. Do you take lemon with your tea?

I chose this teapot because it just seems to shout out Spring! It sits atop a teapot warmer I found in Old Town Temecula. Would you care for Almond Vanilla tea, Chocolate Mint, or a Caramel Coconut Rooibos?

The Apple Streusel coffee cake is moist and delicious.

Come, little cottage girl, you seem
To want a cup of tea;
And will you take a little cream?
Now tell the truth to me.

She had a rustic, woodland grin
Her cheek was soft as silk,
And she replied, "Sir, please, put in
A little drop of milk."

Barry Pain

Thanks for dropping by the Lace and Ivy Cottage. Have a blessed day!

Till next time,

I'm linking with our lovely hostesses at

Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
The Plumed Pen
Artful Affirmations
Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations
Breath of Fresh Air
Martha's Favorites


Rose Haven said...
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Joy said...

What a sweet little girl and beautiful tea party in the garden.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tea party and beautiful little girl. laurie

Rose Haven said...

Hi Lorna...Thanks for joining us with your lovely display...for TEA today!!! I love your table-setting...and EVERYTHING!! Now, let's party!!


Crystal said...

Hello Lorna,
First time to your blog, your tablescape has such a european flair to it. I love it, reminds be of being in France.

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Oh your tea party looks so pretty. And the Apple Streusel coffee cake looks absolutely delicious!

Janie's World said...

Your tea party looks like something out of a magazine. The garden setting is beautiful, the table is set so divinely and that little angel at the table is so sweet and beautiful! Thanks for sharing today.

ellen b said...

Oh your garden tea table is so enchanting. I love how the sun is playing with the table. Beautiful settings and such a little cutie pie at that table!!

Sheri said...

Hi Lorna!
Just beautiful! OH and those strawberries look soooo good! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful - so charming and inviting and what a cute little girl!

Dream Mom said...

Beautiful presentation (and photos) of the food and the tablescape! I really enjoyed it!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulicious!!! I love everything about your tablescape. Great job!

Crystal said...

Hi Lorna,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment. I know I am not alone, with things left undone.

Have a great evening!

Chandy said...

Your tea party looked so fun! I am starting to collect teasets as well for my own children. I can't wait to do something similar in the next few weeks.

I'm graduating Elem Ed this May, so I won't be able to any elaborate group tablescapes soon, but I can't wait! Your daughter is just adorable and your lantana just flooded me with great childhood memories... Salamat, Lorna!

Kammy said...

Soo sweet ! I love your outside table and your daughter is adorable ! You are a pro ! and Yes,
I do take lemon with my tea, thank
you. You are sweet ~ Hugs, Kammy

Robin said...

What a lovely setting...and adorable daughter too. Your afternoon tea looks so inviting.

Hope you have a beautiful day today

marty39 said...

The tablescape and all the lovely dishes are just stunning. Your entire presentation is beautiful. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Your darling daughter is such a cutie, Lorna. Congrats on your son who just graduated. I can imagine your overwhelming feeling of pride and joy. Your tea table is so adorable. I just picked up an idea from it. I have a similar silver server you used for the lemons but mine came with a spoon so I was going to use it for jelly. But now, I can switch the spoon with a fork and use it for lemons too. Thanks!...Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful post. It is my first time seeing it. Love all the beautiful dishes. Thank you so much for being a part of TT. I can't wait to see what you will do next week. Blessings, Martha

kimberly shaw said...

What a spread! What time should I arrive? It looks amazingly lovely!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh wow! look at the strawberries.. so lucious delicious! and the spread looks sooo yummy! thanks for sharing and I am coming for tea! :-)

Kiki said...

Wow..super gorgeous ...fabulous!! Charmed wiht such beauty!! Happy Tea!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Lorna, Happy Teacup Tuesday :) Your post is just so lovely, and the food looks fabulous! It's making me very hungry, lol! :) I've so enjoyed my visit, and hope you will stop over and visit me :) Have a lovely day, warmest, Brenda

Beth said...

What a cute little girl! Beautiful tablecloth. Love the beauty of the strawberries and the lemons. Fabulous tablescape - it looks so inviting! Congrats to your son!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness!! What a gorgeous outside tea!!

Such a beautiful setting!!


Anonymous said...

i want that floral rose tea pot!!!
wowo, it's splendid, and I'm glad you've shared this post!

ciao bella
come by and see my tea cup post today too!

creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower, btw! come see me, i'd love to get to know you too!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Terri said...

What a fabulous post. I love your china and your beautifully set table. The poem is so sweet.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today!

Msartist said...

Lovely tea and post, congrats to your son! So much to celebrate with a lovely tea and sweets~
Thanks for taking us along.
Happy Tuesday~ Theresa

bunny said...

First time I've seen it and it doesn't really matter...everything is gorgeous...worth seeing over and over again. Congrats to the new graduate too! How exciting!


nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Happy graduation. OH, the little one in the picture is such a doll! I haven't heard of the chocolate tea? The teapot is so pretty!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Such a fun post today Lorna! I was not here last year so its all new for me today!
You put together a grand teaparty with gorgeous and the food - well the food is over the moon yummy!
You are a wonderful hostess and your little girl is dressed so sweet for the party :-)
Thank you for the smiles today!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a beautiful setting for a tea party! LOVE your china! ~Maryjane

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely afternoon tea. Very inviting.


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