Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tea on the Patio

It's finally warm, Spring weather, so let's have tea on the patio today.

When I moved into this house last February, I had this patio added along with the sun porch (that's the sunporch behind the loveseat. I have really enjoyed sitting out here.

We are using our white Gollum tea cups, which I just love. Just the shape of them makes me feel so elegant when I'm drinking from them. :) The blue teapot was a gift.

The azaleas are from the yard. I can't take credit for them, as they were here when I moved in, but aren't they pretty?

After tea, we can relax and maybe thumb through the Tabletops book.

Thanks for taking time to join me. I love it when you drop by. :)

Today, I'm linking up to Cielo's "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" at The House in the Roses.

Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
and early for "Tea Time Tues" at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

and "Tabletop Tues" at Marty's A Stroll Thru Life
(just cause I don't know how to do it otherwise.)


Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I could set back with a good book and have tea on your patio it looks so relaxing...hope you had a good day.God Bless Trish

Loui said...

simply Delightful!!
the wonderful company..
chit chat while sipping tea..
perusing the book..
enjoying the aroma of springtime azaleas..
all on a sunshiny spring day!!
thanks ever so for inviting me..
into your beautiful world!
warmest hugs..
laughing smiles..

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh I would certainly enjoy a little cuppa' out there. Just charming!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a sweet & lovely place to rest and chill! love the ambience of your patio.. thanks for sharing..

have a good week!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love it! Wish I was there! Your only an hour away from me! I love the blue and white Teapot! What a wonderful outdoor setting! Such lovely weather for us! I would love to look through the book! Thanks for joining me for Time Time Tuesday! I am early lol my post will be up at 8 in the morning, I working on it now! lol

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks so relaxing and cozy!!!

Shelia said...

HI D! I'd be there sipping tea with you if I could. What a lovely spot!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

I would love to join you for tea on the porch. Lovely little teapot!

Beth said...

Your tea setting is beautiful! Love the azaleas and the patio too! This is my first visit to your blog but it won't be my last!
Blessings, Beth

Baker Family said...

I found you on a stroll through life. I love your tabletop. It looks so inviting :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

D, your patio is wonderful. I love that it is so shaded and the furniture looks so comfortable. The tea looks so inviting. I have those same cups and I agree, I love using them too. Your teapot is perfect, just the right size for a couple of cups. The azaleas are stunning. You've created such a lovely and inviting place for tea. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Our azaleas are just starting to bloom here too, and I just love them! Yours look so pretty accompanying your tea. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a charming setting. Lovely tea. Thanks for sharing.


Ann said...

What a wonderful outdoor tabletop. The azaleas are so pretty as well as the great pitcher they are in. Also, your cushions on the furniture are so pretty. I hope you have many happy moments on that patio. :)

Sonia said...

Oh I love your outdoor patio tea! The Tabletop book is one of my very best friend gave me a copy of it and I cherish it!

Miss Bloomers

Sherry said...

I love your patio and your sunporch! It looks divine to sit out on. Such beautiful flowers and dishes.

Lavender Cottage said...

You have a very cozy place to share tea with friends. The pink azaleas added the perfect touch.

Michelle said...

Still a little chilly here to take my morning coffee on our porch but I can't wait!

It's nice that you have a sunroom for the colder months and then a patio for the summer!

Cozy Little House said...

Don't you just love those azaleas? The ones in our town didn't bloom very well for our annual Azalea Festival. They're really starting to come out now.

Sandra said...

Very pretty! The azaleas are stunning! I need to pretty up my porch. :)

Terra said...

Your tea party setting is delightful and you created a wonderful porch and sunroom in your new home.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

My oooh my, your delightful teatime tablescape post was just a Spring tonic for my soul!~ (I love your blog banner by the way)..,

Every pretty little detail from the flowers to the blue and white teapot and teacup, all arranged just so artfully, spoke to my soul!

What a lovely setting you have with your beautiful furniture in your new home;(that you have moved in to just awhile ago)!

Please accept my warm personal invitation to visit my 26th, 'Tuesday Tea for Two', blog party meme for 'a cup of teaand a cookie"
my dear!~ I am also participating with dear Marty's, wonderful, 'Tabletop Tuesday' this week and am so enjoying visitig my fellow particpants!..,

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Atticmag said...

Azaleas and a cozy porch are an unbeatable combination. So pretty. -- Jane F.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How sweet everything looks...mind if I join you? :)

Lady Katherine said...

I just wanted to tell you I adore the birdhouse in your header, I keep forgetting to! I love birdhouses!