A Cottage Tea

Hello my friends,
oh what a gorgeous day.
Perfect for a cottage tea!
Saydee came to visit so it became a cottage tea for Saydee and me.  : )
(she has been asking me when we were going to have another tea)
What would a cottage tea be without a cottage tea pot?
(a $4 thrift shop find)
And what better place to hold it than in our cottage garden?
 (Sweet Rocket blooms remind me of Phlox)
(Dwarf Korean Lilacs)

Nothing says 'cottage' more than chenille.  This lavender spread made the perfect tablecloth.  I paid only $9 for it at a damaged goods store.  I couldn't find a thing wrong with it.


For the centerpiece I pulled out a couple of terrariums and filled them with the sweetest little cottage houses.  They were given to me by my oldest daughter, Nichole.

Flowers plucked from the garden add to their cottage charm.
The table is set and now we're ready for our 'cottage tea'.  I asked Saydee if she could hear the birds chirping.
She quickly said, "Birds, chirp a little louder for our tea."
(purple pretties)

 I have three jadite tea cups and saucers.  I love them!  Two are a floral design and one is ridged.
Thinking it was appropriate for a tea in the garden I chose Chamomile tea from Adagio Teas.  I have loved all of their teas, but I must admit; this was not one of my favorites.
It had a bit of a bitter taste.

Saydee had pink grapefruit Italian soda.  Part of a Mother's Day gift from her family.
(notice her cute teacup has a cottage on it?)
When you come to a cottage tea, cottage flowers in your hair are a must!
And aprons, one must wear aprons!
(Saydee just happen to be a polka dotted princess)
You see, that's the reason for this cottage tea.  I just had to show off my sweet gifted apron from my friend, Jo at Annes Attic.  She sent it to me for Mother's Day and I love it!
What a doll she is, and talented, boy is she ever!
(as I was loading these photos I said to Saydee, I hate the wrinkles under my eyes.  She replied, "well that's cause you're a grandma)
Out of the mouth of babes. And I wouldn't trade it for the world!
(and no, I don't normally dress up, but this special apron called for more than just jeans)
It's made from a vintage linen.  Isn't it precious?

What an enjoyable morning!  And now we must clean it up because rain is in the forecast.

It rained all weekend and we are suppose to get some every day this week.  It sure has made the garden pretty.
I'll be sharing my May garden later this week.
Must admit, I'm ready for some sunshine!
Till then,
enjoy and take time to sip tea!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:


Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my what beautiful photos and I really love the one of you. How lovely!!! You are beautiful. I want your outfit okay... :) Love the purples and all of your photos are stunningly beautiful. Hugs, Beverly

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a charming post, and what a cutie Saydee is! Love your cottageware teapot, lilacs, Jadeite and lovely photos. And the apron is awesome! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Oh, Jann! What a sweet post! I love the whimsical cottage teapot, you're right....,the rain has made your garden so lovely! Saydee is a doll, and the jadeite is beautiful! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos. I love the lavender spread and your guest is adorable. Love both aprons. xoxo Su

Stacey said...

Jann, every time I see a picture of you I think how pretty you are. Your little ones do too. Your tea party looks like so much fun!

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Jann!! Que bonitas fotos de usted y de esa preciosa niña .. De ve que están disfrutando mucho de esa mesa ..Espero que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

Margie said...

What a sweet tea party! Love the lavender spread, the Jadeite and purple cups and saucers, and the cute apron!

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Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

Precious memories made!

Lovely x 18!


cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...what a beautiful tea party you had!! Love the apron.

Jonell w Harrison said...

Loving the old chennile part of a good stock of "supplies" that make it possible to throw together wonderful little parties like yours.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, what a delightful tea time you and your cute little Saydee had! I love the lavender chenille table covering; perfect! I'm always charmed by those cottage teapots and houses. I like Jadite too although I don't own any. I love green! You're making lovely memories with your granddaughter and she will always remember. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time with us and joining me for tea.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fun grandma you are, Jann, and you and Sadee are adorable!! It's such a delight to share teatime with grandchildren isn't it?

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful gramma you are and what a sweet little girl. She is just beautiful..and so are you! There is nothing like precious time with our kiddos, is there? You did a beautiful job and I LOVE your outfit. xo Diana

Gayle said...

Jann, I so cherish my memories of time with just my Nanny and me.
These are special times for Saydee (and Grandma).

Zaa said...

OMG What a special teatime with your sweet grand-daughter... The colours and vintage jadeite sets are wonderful ...I must say that your apron is truly precious and you look fabulous in it... I do love aprons and am always on the look out for them... Thank You for sharing all the darling teatime pictures.. Hugs

Donna Wilkes said...

What beautiful memories made for your granddaughter. The green jadite looks lovely on the lavender chenille.

Kim said...

Li'l Miss Saydee looks gorgeous with her sunny smile and flowers in her hair, wearing her pretty polka dot apron ready for a spot of tea....as do you, Jann in your lovely outfit and that 'to die for' apron!! Life couldn't get any better than sharing a tea party with your grandaughter with a beautiful bedecked table, sitting in the sunshine and drinking in the gorgeous Spring flowers....could it.

Martha's Favorites said...

What a fun day and such a beautiful setting. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Bernideen said...

What great photos of such a fun time and precious little girl. Our outfit looks darling and love the apron. The chenille tablecloth is so fun!

Betty said...

Jann, Your cottage tea looks delightful and Saydee is the prettiest little princess. Love your skirt! Hugs,

Joy Junktion said...

What a wonderful and precious cottage tea. And, you guest is just adorable! So sweet of Jo, great apron! Blessings, Cindy

Patti said...

This is such a sweet post! Your Sweet Saydee is beautiful. I am so glad you have this happy memory to treasure always. Your apron and skirt are just lovely. I have wrinkles under my eyes, too. My kinder kids say I am not old, though...I don't have gray hair! LOL!

Lilly's Mom said...

Hi Jan. It warmed my heart to read this beautiful post.Your little Saydee is so adorable. What wonderful memories you are making for her. And, your tea setting is lovely. My best to you for a wonderful week. Hugs,Pat

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
Love the purple bedspread/table cloth. So pretty.
Jo is the sweetest and the apron is gorgeous. So sweet you got to have a tea party with Saydee.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so sweet...fun photos of you and adorable Saydee. I love having little tea parties, too...memory making!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann you sure look gorgeous in that darling apron. It's perfect for you, and your pictures of you are lovely. A perfect beautiful friend. Hugs, Jo

Ruthie Miller said...

What a lucky little granddaughter and such a beauty too. Clever using that bedspread like that. It looks lovely.
Warms my heart to see this. She will always remember tea with her grandmother.

mimi_62 said...

Love this post. Saydee's so cute! Love both aprons.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Jann, I enjoyed this post so much! Beautiful pics and what a precious granddaughter! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sylvia said...

Thanks for inviting us to your Cottage tea. Love the chenille bedspread for the table. Saydee is the cutest little girl and how sweet she is too!Grandchildren are a blessing.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh goodness how sweet! You are the best Grandmother! I could've only wished to have had fun with mine like this! Saydee is a very pretty young lady! Love the flowers in the hair and the aprons you both wore! The terrariums are so cute with the cottage houses! Saydee will remember this event and treasure this time I'm sure!

Cynthia said...

Saydee sure is a doll baby., so cute. Beautiful blooms and tea setting


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

As one who loves aprons and wears one every time I cook or bake, I must say your new embroidered apron is a lovely one.
The cottage tea you had was nice, a pretty granddaughter companion and the lavender chenille used for the tablecloth.
Happy tea day!

Cindy Lou said...

A sweet reminder for all of us to stop our busy lives and just enjoy the beauty and people in our lives! Love the tablescape!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a wonderful time you had! I think my granddaughter Chloe would love to do something like that!

Diana said...

What a special day you had with your sweet Saydee. She must have felt like royalty with flowers in her hair and being treated to tea. Love the chenille blanket used as a table cloth, and that purple is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I like the idea to use the jadeite with all your purple. It's a nice colour combination.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh that is perfect! love your little guest.

cahy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

I like the Jadeite with your purple spread/tablecloth. I love tea but no sweetie girl to share them with. it looks like the both of you had a great time together. Love the apron!

Unknown said...

So precious! Everything looked divine!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It is nice to put a face to your name...you are very pretty....but your granddaughter is a sweetie-pie.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a fun teapot and your granddaughter is so cute!

Conniecrafter said...

You have such a sweet guest for your afternoon tea, you both look lovely!!

Dana said...

I love using old mattelasse bed coverlets as table cloths, but now I will be on the lookout for chenille. I love the lavender color and the fresh lilac blooms. What a sweet little party! Saydee must have loved it.

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, you are so, so, so lovely! What a beautiful tea time with your special guest. I am sure both of you were richly blessed.

Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!