Monday, April 4, 2011

Taking tea on a shady bench in the garden

In front of my white garden area in some shade
In soft focus see the white bleeding hearts behind the bench? And the stacked stone garden?
My monogram on my tea cup from Paris, Petit Trianon is pattern
Tiny tea cup from Paris years ago, bunny tea pot from Home Goods
A hand painted tin birdcage
Another Home Goods find lilacs our garden
Butterfly is a present from a friend
Birdcage from shop in Hudson, Ohio years ago
Bunny watering can from Queens Antiques of Alpharetta, Ga.

Tablescape Thursday!

join Susan at BNOP:

Come take tea with me in the shade Happy Tea Time Tuesday

Join Wanda Lee at

and Lady Katherine at:

and Sandi at:

I am lucky to have three benches scattered around my tiny back garden. I sometimes move them about to be able to enjoy tea in the shade. Since all the trees and rose arbors are not fully leafed out I must move and seek the shade.

Today I am in front of my " white "garden area. Behind the bench are white bleeding hearts, white violas, white snapdragon,white iris and white foxgloves and sweet peas that are almost all ready to pop open. The bench is from TJ Maxx and we repainted it. The cushion is custom.

I am using some of my MA mongram items from my Paris trip last year and many of my Home Goods finds of the last year or so. My lilac bushes are blooming and provided the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed your visit--I love reading all your nice comments. Please come back and visit with me again.

Have a Pink day!


  1. Oh, my! how sweet, elegant & inviting ... so love your tea. TY for sharing ... it is always such a delight to sit & chat with you.

    TTFN ~

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  2. Oh, how pretty! Such a pretty spot for tea. I love the birdcage and the bunny teapot is adorable! Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful week.


  3. Love the bunnies ... perfect for Easter. Lovely spot to relax and have tea. Great birdcage. Fun post.

  4. Oh yes, what a delightful way to take tea! I'd love to join you.


  5. Hello Marie,
    your vignettes arereally magazin worthy. Love the romantic garden. The Limoge china looks so sophisticated, the napkins are stunning and the teapot is really darling. I enjoyed this table very much.
    Greetings, Johanna

  6. Oh I adore that bunny watering can. Just a beautiful setting amognst your garden.Tiny Limoge petite teacup is lovely - every piece of Limoge is dainty, isn't it!A gorgeous way to spend the afternoon, sipping tea amognst the shadows! yvette@twistedvines

  7. Oh, that looks inviting! I think I will!

  8. Very pretty in your garden! I love all the pink! Thank you for sharing...Blessings,

  9. Dearest Marie,

    Your teatime posts do fill me with delight each and every week!..,

    What an exceptionally lovely outdoor, Spring vignette with that adoreable bunny teapot, lovely furniture and oh-so-pretty, whimsical birdcage, and Parisian teacups; especially the one with your monogram!

    I would love to see more of your white garden sometime!..,

    Thanks for joining Pam and I once again for TTTT and also for my 77th, Tuesday Tea For Two this week.

    We always love having you join us for the fun of what I lovingly also refer to as; 'Tuesday Teatime In Blogland'!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  10. Oh your tea tray is beautiful! Love the teapot and all the accessories you chose. The bench and your garden are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!!

    Miss Bloomers

  11. A perfectly love setting for afternoon tea.

  12. That is such a pretty spot to sit with a cup of tea. Your birdcage is lovely!

  13. This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!


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