Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Springtime in the Garden

 Springtime in the garden beckons me to have tea.
 Won't you join me there.
The daffodils are blooming.
 We can sit and savor each sip as we giggle and share stories
of life in a simpler time.
My grandfather's Haviland china is the guest of honor on this table.
Violets and daisies decorate each plate and cup.
The softness of pink tulips, my heart rejoices!
 Pastel colors and blossoms just sing to my heart of Springtime.
Sponge cakes with lemon curd fit perfectly into the delights of the day.
English Breakfast tea sits in our cups
and we sip with JOY.
Happy Springtime, dear friends!
Find time to savor each day with JOY. 

"Doing nothing is respectable at tea."
~Sasaki Sanmi

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Angie @The Blush Bloom said...

This is such a beautiful post-- the photos, the sentiments and the tea table. Simply beautiful. I so wish my friends like tea time as much as I do. It would be lovely to just sit, relax and share on this delightful ritual. Thank you for sharing these beauties.

wisps of words said...

Love the pink teapot. :-)

And all the spring colors...

Cold and rainy and dark here. Hard to maintain a spring time mood.

But glad you have flowers.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It is cool and snowing/raining here so your tea table is like a burst of sunshine! Love the soft colours and what a lovely setting too. Have a beautiful day.

Jeanie said...

This is pure heaven, Marilyn. Those lovely roses! And I love your quilt with the overcloth -- very perfect!

Zaa said...

Hi Angie ... Sorry if this repeats... I pressed the wrong button .. but I did want you to know how lovely your posting is today ... I would love to join you in a cup of tea and sponge cake especially on those beautiful dishes ..i can imagine that they are very fine china as I know the china name...Your grandfather had excellent taste ( ha ha) ... and the teapot is so beautiful ...I am partial to pink but the shape is so special... and ... The thought of enjoying teatime outside gives me hope , since we just got another snowfall last night ... .. but your beautiful flowers reminded me that it ... sometimes God does have a sense of humour and he’s just testing our patience ( ha ha) .. We’re so ready for SPRING ... Thank You for such an uplifting post... Hugs

Bernideen said...

What a lovely posting of your garden and that pretty table. I love your Grandfather's dishes and that pretty teapot. The whole thing is wonderful next to those daffodils! Thanks for sharing.

The Victorian Girl said...

What a beautiful sight to behold!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful teatime setting! I would love to join you for tea and chat away. Your grandfather's Haviland china is so pretty. How lucky that you get to enjoy it.

Lorrie said...

How beautiful your setting is - a garden tea with beautiful china, and the excuse to do nothing but drink tea and visit sounds perfect. It's going to be awhile before it's warm enough here to drink tea outdoors!

Jean | said...

Marilyn, I'd love to have tea in your beautiful garden! And English breakfast is one of my particular favorites.

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful china!Gorgeous roses...Love your romantic table and your inviting garden!Hugs.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Springtime table is so lovely, Marilyn. And that Pink tea pot is sooooo pretty. The daisies and Pink flowers are also sweet. I'm really into Pink right now, as I have a new Grandbaby girl and another on the way. : )


Tracy said...

Thank you for the invitation,'s been a most delightful visit--as always! LOVE, love, love the pink tulips and the pink teapot!! :))) ((HUGS))

Margie said...

There is a light dusting of snow outside so your lovely springtime garden tea is just what I needed to see this morning! I'll have to live vicariously through you until our weather warms up!

Mary said...

Love pink and yellow together - and of course lemon curd!