A Garden Tea for You and Me!

Hello my friends,
I am so excited to be joining 11 other fun gals for a
 "Tea and Roses" blog hop and give away!
If you are hopping over from Stacey at Poofing the Pillows,
I know that you have been rewarded with her
 wonderful hospitality!
Today I am sharing a "Garden Tea for You and for Me".
But, before I do,  a big thanks to Amber from 
 Follow The Yellow Brick Home for putting this
 hop together for us!
Early one morning into the garden I did creep,
in search of some roses and chamomile blossoms
 that I could steep. 
What, no roses anywhere to be seen?
But oh my, look at these snowballs, ever so glorious; even if some are still a bit green.

I see plenty of bushes with green leaves, buds, and thorns. 
Alas, no rose bloomers today have been born!
But, oh my friends; don't be forlorn.
A garden tea it shall be.
Yes, a garden tea for you and for me!
The Lilac buds have opened up just for this occasion.
A mixture of two kinds.  One is a typical Lilac, the other tipped in white, is called Sensation.
I've set the table with teacups and saucers for two.
One is a pretty pink, and the other is blue.

No roses blooming in the garden this May, 
but look at the roses on that dainty teapot.  They are ever so pretty
 I must say!
I moved the table from the dappled shade into the sun.  Oh my, was I ever having so much fun!

An old watering can becomes my chose for a vase.
That way, I never worry about breakage, just in case. . .
In case, the table tips just a bit.
You never know what might happen when one takes a sit. (wink)
No roses and no chamomile for steeping tea. . .
 but look at this pretty pink herbal passion.  It's lovely, don't you agree?
It's pretty and ever so sweet.
Really, a very special treat!
Now all we need is something to eat.
A piece of deliciously moist banana cake will do,
look; I have not one pretty teapot with roses, but two! 
My bistro table and chairs have returned to their space.
Sitting just outside of Hilltop Cottage is their usual place.
Even though our tea must come to and end.
There's no place I'd rather be than in the garden with you
my friend!
(Every now and then the kid in me gets the urge to write a silly poem.  Thanks for humoring me and allowing me to have
 a bit of fun!)
The hop continues tomorrow and starts off with Laura from
 She'll have plenty of eye candy for you for sure!
Here's the line up of the sweet ladies participating in the 
"Tea and Roses" blog hop.
Trust me, you'll want to visit all of them!

Don't forget to come back Saturday and
 link to our Spring Tea Party.

Also, we are offering a fabulous give away of
a $75 Amazon gift card, so be sure and enter!

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Bonnie said...

Jann, What a neat post that has started out my morning nicely. I haven't seen your rhyming talent before! I was mesmerized reading your creativity! So clever!
Your snowballs are gorgeous. I am so jealous! So are your iris! I have been sick and your post is just what I needed.

Stacey said...

There just must be something about Utah that makes things grow really well. Or maybe you have secrets you are keeping! :) Jann, your gardens are always so pretty and filled to the brim. I always love seeing the fun little things you add to the gardens too.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, everything in your garden is so lovely! Those lilacs! Wow! So happy to be joining you in the blog hop ;) Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

Susie said...

Jann, I love this post. So sweet and wonderful. Love your watering can of lilacs. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo, Susie

Decor To Adore said...

Jann your garden is absolutely amazing! I wish I could smell that heavenly lilac. Such a sweet scene. I've borrowed one of your lovely images to use on social media. Have a beautiful day!

Michelle @ The Painted Hinge said...

Jann, I love your amazing garden space! Your tea setup is lovely, and I adore the watering can full of lilacs! So happy to be on the tea and roses blog hop with you!

Lora Bloomquist said...

Your poem is just delightful, Jann! I am swooning over your snowball bush! They are just divine! I need to add those to my yard somewhere; so close to hydrangeas, but a little different! Enjoy your tea!

Pam Richardson said...

Jann, I didn’t know you had rhyming talent, you never cease to amaze me! What a lovely tea you have set and I need to pop in for banana bread! Our snowballs peaked in late March and the blooms are long gone, but I can enjoy yours this morning! A visit to your garden is always delightful! It is a pleasure to blog hop with you sweet friend!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Your garden looks wonderful, Jann....and your rhyme was ever so clever, you witty woman you!!!

Rose L said...

I have a snowball tree as well! All in bloom s well as irises of various sizes and colors and many other things! My landscaper is wonderful! I was calling the snowball a pompom tree till she corrected me! They remind me of small hydrangeas, which I also have!

Katherines Corner said...

Jann, what a lovely setting you have created in your garden. I shared our viburnum bush on instagram the other day, a wind storm last night took all of there beautiful little petals away. I'm enjoying seeing yours. It's a pleasure to be part of the tea and roses blog hop with you. Hugs

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, Jann - I just love you.

You can take anything at all and just make it so special and adorable.

I LOVE your poem, and feel as if you gave us a true gift. Thank you. ♥

The Victorian Girl said...

What a lovely tea in the garden and I think your poem is cute!

The Victorian Girl said...

I would use the gift card to go shopping at an antique shop!

Art and Sand said...

Like you, I have very few roses in my garden.

Your lilacs are awesome. I wish I was there for the tea and to take in the all the lovely aromas in your garden.

Jeanie said...

This is so very pretty! I just love the watering can and the lilacs. They make my heart sing! But then it's all lovely and a garden tea is perfect for this time of year!

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Jann!Your garden is wonderful...What a cheerful table!Lovely flowers!!!

Cindy D said...

Hi Jann. I always love your posts, they're so whimsical and sweet. As for the $75 Amazon card? My son just bought his first house. I would love to get him something for his game room he's creating. Thank you for the chance. <3

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Jann, I enjoyed your sweet poem! The lilacs are stunning!! I enjoyed "having tea" with you!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jann, Lilac is so beautiful. I love the sweet fragrance.
Lovely vignette with the watering can. Enjoying tea in the garden is the best. Very sweet poem and those snowballs are gorgeous.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Jann what a delightful post and so fun with the poem as a surprise! So creative, beautiful and inspiring. I bet those lilacs smell so amazing! You have done an outstanding job putting a unique post together, I just love it! Thanks so much for joining the hop friend!

Sarah said...

Jann, it's all so inviting. I wish I could be a little birdie and fly in to join you for tea. Gee, if I were lucky enough to win, I'd buy books, garden and interior design books.

Auntie Em said...

Awww...your poem is so sweet
And your party's a treat.

Sorry that's all the poetry I have in me. lol
Your garden is so fresh and pretty and I am loving the spring blossoms. I am patiently waiting for our lilacs and apple blossoms to appear.
Thank you for sharing! :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved reading your cute poem, Jann, and spending time at your pretty garden table by your shed. I wish I could smell those divine lilacs and sip some of that tea with you. I wouldn't mind a slice of cake, too!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Such beautiful flowers- love the lilacs and hydrangeas

Angela said...

What a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! What can I say!! You get the prize my friend for the most unique and whimsical tea post!! LOVED the poem and I adore your bistro set!!! What a lovely teascape too!! Beautiful blooms!! Truly a delightful post!! Thanks so much for participating in the Blog Hop and I am looking forward to the link Party!!

Kristin White Arrows Home said...

Those lilacs! I just love them and that sweet rose tea pot! What a treasure! Such a gorgeous post!! ! Kristin www.whitearrowshome.com

Rita C at Panoply said...

Lovely, Jann! I love knowing you're back in the garden, and seeing your early blooms is delightful. I'd enjoy having tea with you outside your cottage anytime!
Have a great Memorial weekend.

MarthaJane said...

What a fun series of blogs! If I win, I will hold on to it until I want something (often books).

Eclectic Red Barn said...

What a lovely post. I especially loved your lilacs. I miss being able to pick them here in Florida.
Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.

Samuel said...


Samuel said...

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