My Heart Bleeds for You. . .Outdoor tea

Oh what a beautiful day for an outdoor tea for Saydee and Me!


Beautiful bleeding hearts spill from a bud vase and my new found teapot with the roses is right at home in the garden.  I found it at a thrift store for $5.  Notice Saydee has her own little tea pot?


I have three of these sweet salad plates.  Mixing patterns is always so fun!


We hear birds chirping and tiny puffs of white from the Cottonwood trees flurry by every now and then.

A robin hopped along on the lawn and Saydee squealed with delight.


Grandma loses herself amongst the pages of this beautiful book.  I picked it up at D.I. (thrift) for $2.  I have now added, New Jersey as a ‘must ‘ place to visit.


Never too early to teach a lady the etiquettes of tea time.


Saydee loved the little trailing hearts, but of course she wanted to know if they smelled, ‘purdy’!  Alas,  “gramma, they smell like dirt.”


She couldn’t decide which teacup to use.  The pink and green set and the red and blue tray I found last Fall at an estate sale.  The blue melamine cups I just picked up at a thrift for 50 cents each.  My friend, Peggy spied them and knew I would want them for the little cupboard that will soon be under the stairs.  Wonder if she knew that I had a tray that matched perfectly?

Saydee chose this cup for me. 


Berries and tea, how sweet could this be?



While mommy’s away. . .Saydee and I play!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!



I will be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdayl

Knick of Time Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Teatime Tuesday

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesday at our Home

Bernideen for Tea in the Garden

Martha's Favorites

Vintage View Sunday

Lavender Garden Party for Cottage Style

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Pink Saturday


Bernideen said...

I do hope you will link this tomorrow for my first 2013 "Tea IN The Garden" which replaces "Friends Sharing Tea" until late fall. That teapot is super fabulous Jan! What a sweet grandaughter you have! All very fun here.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Adorable. and I used to love my bleeding hearts when i was in Michigan...I forgot how pretty they are!

Winnie said...

So sweet !!
I'd love berries and tea
The teapot and these little cups are just cute and gorgeous

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your Grandma/Granddaughter tea. I had a bleeding heart that died one winter ago when there was NO snow. Last year it would have been fine.

Robyn said...

I LOVE this.. You are a WONDERFUL GRANDMA!.. I Love all your plates and that tea pot *Sigh*.. Im originally from NJ and while the city area's don't leave much to be desired the country area's are beautiful..

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I have the sweetest tea sets I have saved for tea parties with grandchildren someday - if I am so blessed. Yours looked so fun :-)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweet tea party with your precious Granddaughter! How fun!! Your pretty teapot was such a good find! Love your bleeding hearts! Mine are only about 4 inches high. It's been very cold here with light snow! Have a wonderful week and enjoy your warm weather!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a darling your Saydee is! How fun sharing tea together. I love the mismatched tea service and especially Saydee's darling teapot. I never find pretty things at our thrift stores around here, but I sure love yours! I do have good luck at our m they Trade Days, though.

Linda W. said...

Your granddaughter is just precious! What great memories you're making with her.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann your little Grand is adorable! I hope to have a Grandgirl one day! Of course my Tiger would like a tea party also!! Hugs, Linda

Millie said...

Nothing beats a tea party with a sweet little girl!

living from glory to glory said...

I just love your blog! I have had your blog on my blog list for a while. I enjoy your sweet pictures.
Blessings, Roxy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a perfect day! Flowers, tea, vintage teacups, and an adorable guest!

Nancy said...

Everything looks wonderful. Nothing beats tea with a beautiful granddaughter.

Heirloom treasures said...

awwwh,is that not the sweetest thing.Taking tea together and creating memories. Love the little tea set too. x

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You're a good grandma teaching your young granddaughter how to host a pretty tea party. I have nice memories of the same thing when ours were little.

sweetbriardreams said...

How lovely to see the bleeding hearts. Mine didn't survive the winter so this gives me a good excuse to go out and buy another plant! Have a great week. Chel x

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a precious post. Your granddaughter is adorable. Such a fun and lovely tea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

How adorable!! Your granddaughter is precious!!~~Angela

Cynthia said...

What great post.....the bleeding hearts are so pretty and Saydee is adorable! Have a great day!


Jonell w Harrison said...

Oh dear what a precious little tea cup she's using..does anyone make the old tin/metal tea sets I grew up seeing?

Like Gramma's House

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
Oh, your little granddaughter, Saydee, is too adorable holding that teacup! How fun to have tea with her. Your bleeding hearts are lovely and I'm waiting patiently for mine to bloom. I'm so glad you have joined me for tea! Have a beautiful day.


lynn cockrell said...

What a lovely time the two of you must have had at your tea party! Your Saydee is so beautiful. These are the times to remember, as they are such blessings!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Jann,
Such a sweet post--how delightful to have such a precious little granddaughter! Those pink and green cups and plates remind me of some that I had when I was about her age--so dear. Thanks for linking up with Vintage View Sunday. (Please put a link on this post back to my blog.
:-). I do so appreciate your sharing! :-)

Laura from

Tea in the Library said...

How precious is she! What wonderful memories you are making. Thank you for sharing.

Rose L said...

What a sweet and wonderful tradition to start with your granddaughter. Love the photographs.

Terri said...

A delightful tea time with your sweetie! She is adorable!
I am loving your new tea pot! I adore that pattern. Very vintage. It looks to be a great size as well.
Yay for you for $5!
Thank you for sharing your special tea time with us.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a lovely outside tea party. I love the bleeding hearts. It's still too chilly here for having tea in the garden.

ThrifterSisters said...

You are so lucky to have your blog as a place to document all of the special memories your are creating with your precious Saydee. How fun will it be for her to be able to look back on it someday:-)


Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I love when you do posts with her..she is so adorable!
I think that ironing post was one of my all time favorites of everything I've seen in Blog Land over the last year : )

Ruthie Miller said...

What a lovely treat to have tea with your granddaughter. Nothing better, is there?
I am crazy about your "new" teapot. Mismatched dishes always makes things more fun and interesting.
You are making great memories for Saydee to have forever.
Best, Ruthie from:

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely tea time! HPS :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Adrienne said...

This is a very sweet post! =)

Kathy said...

Too precious! What a sweet picture of your granddaughter! I'd frame it! Definitely a beautiful day for tea, a good book and sweet company - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,