My Alpine Home

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pink Tea in the Garden. . .

Hello my friends, gorgeous weather, pretty pink flowers, and recent finds prompted me to have a pink tea in the garden.
Yup, a pink tea for just little ole me!
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although things are winding down, there’s still some pretties to enjoy.
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I set this up in the shade, but by the time I was ready to sit down it was sunny. lol!
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Well, as you probably already guessed; the tea wasn’t actually pink.  It was a green tea. . .still seeping in a pretty cup which once belonged to my Aunt Viola.
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but the teapot was.  Isn’t this so sweet?  The pot itself is actually white, but it has an insulated metal pink cover.
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Look at the details on this gorgeous plate.  The back is labeled, Ovington Bros. ‘Made in England’.  Both the teapot and the plate will be listed in my etsy

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So will this pretty sugar bowl.
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After I set this table I realized that everything I used was either a thrift or estate sale find.(sigh)


Don’t you love the cross stitching on this tablecloth?
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To accent the blue in the cloth I used my blue and white enamel pitcher to hold my gorgeous Limelight Hydrangea blooms.
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Extra cups in case a friend, (or two, or three); might drop in and join me for my positively perfect pink tea!  Say that three times fast. Hee-hee!
What would a pink tea be without a pink chair?  Rustic but ever so charming!
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I sat the pitcher on the chair to take a photo of something and decided it was picture worthy.
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Notice the touches of pink on the blossoms?
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And what did I have to go with my ‘pink tea’?  A pasta salad I made on Saturday filled with lots of goodies from the garden. . .and a slice of toast with some of my homemade raspberry jam.
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Perfect weather for a Positively Pretty Pink tea!
I’ll leave you with one more pretty pink posy.
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Hugs,


36 comments:

Rita C. said...

Oh Jann, one could imagine it's the beginning of spring, not fall in your garden! It's so pretty!

priscilla said...

Beautiful Jann ! Off to follow you on Instagram !

Gina said...

I would love to sit there & have pink tea in the garden! It all looks so pretty, Jann!

Winnie said...

Well this is a beautiful post, especially when Pink is my favorite color :)
I looooove the pink teapot

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so lovely Jann. It's been very cool here the past few days and I've wanted to have a tea on our deck but I'd need to get blankets out for my 'guests' I think. I like the teapot which reminds me of one my mother had back in the 60's. They were a great invention. I hope your nice weather continues. Hugs. Pam

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How nice to have warm weather, Jann. Like Pam already said, it's been cool here in eastern Canada. I haven't been able to set up an outdoor tea for ages. Love your setting in the garden and your teapot is very unique. Pretty teacups too. Your pasta salad looks just wonderful and I would love to join you, my friend. Thanks for stopping by and joining me for Tea Time and have a splendid week.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Old Parsonage said...

Love those limelights - my neighbors hang over our picket fence and I always volunteer to trim them on our side:)

That pink chippy chair is right up my alley and the table clothe is gorgeous!

Enjoy your week my friend!
Leann

Deborah Montgomery said...

A metal pink insulated teapot? I've never seen one. What a great idea for keeping tea piping hot! I'm heading over to your etsy shop :) Pretty tea, Jann. Enjoy the nice weather.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Charming.

Millie said...

I have seen several postings this week which include photos of Limelight hydrangeas , one of my favorites! Your pictures are lovely.

Millie said...

Hi Jann
The darker pink elongated-flowered hydrangea is "Pinky Winky". It starts out white and changes to a dark vivid pink. I also have "incrediball" and Endless Summer hydrangeas. Here in Manitoba it has only been recently that we have been able to grow hydrangeas, because they now have developed varieties that bloom on new wood.

Ruth Weston said...

Love it Jann! Beautiful china and flowers! Pink indeed! I love the teapot with the pink tea cozy. Come over and link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

camp and cottage living said...

Everything is so pretty in pink!
The dishes, the cloths, and that chair-I love it all!

Kris said...

Enchanting!!
I will follow on IG
Hugs,
Kris

Mom Wald said...

It is so nice to meet you at Tea Cup Tuesday! Your tea cup is one of my favorite Homer Laughlin patterns. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How so very, very beautiful...I love any dishes with a flower basket motif....your gardens are always beautiful...thanks for taking us along on your gorgeous tea party!

Gigi Harlan said...

How wonderful to have pink tea in the garden! I love how you have set your table and the blooms are lovely!

Beth L. said...

I have a teapot similar to yours but the teapot is pink and the metal cozy is copper colored. I think that company must have made lots of combinations. Your garden is LOVELY!

Nancy Reinke said...

Ooh, that pasta salad looks good, Jann. And raspberry jam is my favorite. Would love to join you at your Pink Tea, my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks wonderful.

My latest post mentions you and I have a giveaway!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This post is perfectly pretty in pink! Say that three times fast!

Liz Hockamier said...

So sweet! :) Looks like a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
~Liz

Bernideen said...

What a lovely day for tea in your garden at that precious table all set with darling cups and saucers and that unique teapot. I also loved your embroidered topper! Thank you for sharing!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh I just LOVE your garden! So sweet and beautiful! A perfect place to find peace and where you can gather your thoughts & ponder. I love your china too.

xox
Maryjane

Rose L said...

Looks like spring time! We have hints of fall showing here and warm weather continues thus far!I think a bit of lavender lemonade would be a little contrast there!

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, loving your pink! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
Pink is lovely and I actually am looking at your pink peony too!
Your spot of Tea looks very inviting and oh how I Love your green, green grass too, only in the West does it look that perfect!
Hugs,
Jemma

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh so pretty!! Everything looks better in pink! Jann...I'm so happy you picked your limelight hydrangeas to share with us. And so sweet...with a hit of pink too!

Thanks for the invite to tea. It's been lovely!

kitty said...

Aww such a pretty in pink tea, Jann! I love your outdoorsy setting and your pretty cup and flowers!

handmadehomegrownbeautifullife.com said...

Thank you for featuring me this week! I love your pink tea, especially that cute teapot. It looks like it may have come from Wonderland! Your sunflower pillow as well....such nice and happy things.
I already see lots of good stuff on this week's SYC Thursday, cant wait to start clicking. Thank you for hosting
Cynthia

April's Homemaking said...

What a pretty tea setting, I love all the vintage pinks! The pasta salad looks delicious and yum-fresh raspberry jam-sounds wonderful! :)

LV said...

I am not even a tea drinker, but believe I would enjoy it in a setting like this.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Love tea in the garden ~ It always tastes best out there among nature! Such pretty pictures!
♥ Jil

Michelle Pitts said...

Your tea in the garden looks lovely...HPS Michelle

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Beautiful and inspiring post.

Revi said...

It's so inviting, and your rock garden background is stunning! Thanks for sharing this sweetness at Revisionary Life. : )