Monday, June 10, 2013

Garden Tea Party

We have had temperature's in the 80's around here lately, wonderful weather for beautiful blooms and Garden parties! For our party I baked a cake and decorated it using colors to match my little teapot, creamer and sugar.


A closer look at those peach roses and blue forget-me-nots. I like the rosebuds on the lids...


they match the rosebuds on the back side of the teapot and creamer...


Let's not forget the strawberries and chocolates! For this vignette I'm showing a calling card with strawberries and Lily of the Valley on it and for the chocolates I'm showing 3 trade cards with Candy Co./Stores advertised on them.


I like the "Daggell's Chocolates" card with the beautiful butterfly on it.  To the right of the card can you see the embroidered butterfly on the handkerchief? I like how it matches the butterfly on the card.
The calling card reads "A Token of Love".


As I was searching my albums for the above cards I came across a few pretty rose cards I wanted to show for this Garden Party. See the embroidered cut out rose on the napkin, I just got that from Janice's garage sale this past weekend. Her blog is called Curtains in my Tree.


Because my roses were looking so pretty...


I decided to cut one and use it in a few Rose card vignettes. Below is another calling card with silk fringe around it.


The card below is a postcard in which the top half opens up to reveal a sweet note for a Sweetheart. I have used my battenburg lace parasol for the backdrop.


Now I want to show you some pretty early Spring blooms from my garden. Azalea bush...


Bluebells...


Pink Bleeding Hearts...


and White Bleeding Hearts...


Going around back, this is what's blooming now, my purple Clematis...


my orange Poker Plant, with the beautiful Kathryn Rose in the background...


my Sedum plant, with the netting to keep the deer from eating it...


and my beloved Hollyhocks. This is the first year for them to bloom here, in front of the kitchen window. For the past several years as soon as they would bloom, the leaves would get ugly spots on them and then they would all fall off! Every time! So I am just thrilled they are still looking beautiful! Knock on wood!


And then, finally, over at the fence is my Iris garden. My mother calls these Old Fashioned Iris and they have been passed down, through the years, from my Great Grandmother's Iris plant.


Well that is it for my Garden Tea Party, I do hope you enjoyed yourself. 

I want to thank Pamela over at TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY for featuring my "Peony Romance" post as one of the top 3 viewed posts at her party. Thankyou Pamela and blogger readers!

I am joining the following parties, please come and join us.
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at DWELLINGS
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry at THE CHARM OF HOME
FERTILIZER FRIDAY with Glenda at TOOTSIE TIME
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY  with Cindy at MY ROMANTIC HOME
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly at  HOW SWEET THE SOUND

30 comments:

  1. Nice post, beautiful flowers, yummy cake! Did you decorate it? The teapot, cream and sugar bowls are wonderful.
    K n K

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  2. Wow what time is the Tea Party... Everything looks so pretty and your cake decorating skills are exceptional! Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden as well. Take care.

    Wanda

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  3. Gina,
    Such a beautiful Garden Tea post!! Love the tea set! And the cake looks yummy and also matches the tea set perfectly!! I am so partial to peach as that is the color of mmy Living Room....
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my Powder Room. I am so happy with how it came out...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful tea set. It's so delicate looking and I do love the flowers on it. Your flowers around your home are lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. You are a wonderful cake decorator! What a beautiful tea. Love the cake and all of your flowers!
    Sherry

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  6. Hello Gina. Happy Tuesday. Oh how I love your lovely photos. I truly enjoyed my imaginary participation in your tea party. The cake is a little piece of art and your flowers create the perfect setting for tea time..

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  7. My gosh that cake looks so good. You are such a great decorator, and those chocolates and strawberries - heavenly. Your yard and garden looks so beautiful with those lovely flowers. I love clematis and still haven't purchased one for my yard, gonna have to get one.
    betsy

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  8. Gina your cake is beautiful I love cakes like that,my favorite is white wedding cakes

    so your a cake decorator also? LoL guess lots of bloggers are talented people of more than one talent
    it was so nice to meet your cute little face to face at my yard sale, we drug out more treasures Saturday as people came to help me what was left I donated to The Wardrobe downtown
    hope to see you around Betty's next sale

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  9. You decorated your cake beautifully, it would be a shame to cut into it. I enjoyed the garden tour and am glad your hollyhocks are thriving this year; I've given up on them.

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  10. What a beautiful tea you gave and the cake you made is gorgeous! You are so talented! Love the tea set, so Victorian! Also, your garden flowers are so beautiful! So many different flowers blooming at the same time! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Nancy

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  11. Gina, your cake is just sweet and I love how it matches your pretty tea set! You have a lovely garden. Thank you for sharing at my hOME and have a beautiufl day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Hi Gina,

    Visiting via Sandi's. What a beautiful tea party! Wish I could join you in your pretty garden. Your flowers are SO sweet, enjoy the sunny day and the beautiful fruits of your labour!

    Poppy

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  13. an absolutely beautiful place for a cup of tea!
    What a gorgeous cake...
    Thank you for sharing

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  14. Oh my gosh, every picture is a delight! The flowers are so gorgeous and the old cards are so unbelievably sweet. I love the little butterfly winged angel painting Greetings sincere...
    Really all so pretty. The cake and the teaser...gorgeous!
    Come and visit us too, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  15. Gina, have I missed something??? I didn't know you could decorate cakes. What a beauty and the matching flowers to your tea set is just beautiful. Your photos are so bright and gorgeous. You changed your background, didn't you and the colors really show up on the lighter background. My hollyhocks do the same thing that yours did, for the past two years. I thought they were going to be better this year, but unfortunately, not. What did you do different this year?..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  16. Your garden is lovely. You make me want to plan a tea party.

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  17. Your garden flowers are breathtaking, Gina!! Just beautiful. And your tea accoutrements are equally enchanting. Wish I could have attended your pretty party!

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  18. What a lovely post. Happy Pink Saturday. Please feel free to come visit my blog http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/ and my Pink Saturday Post http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/2013/06/pink-saturday.html

    Lara

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  19. Hi Gina! Oh, I'm still enjoying your pretty flowers! Hope you're having a lovely Saturday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. So sorry I missed your beautiful tea party post till now! Love the tea set, I found one similar to it a few years ago. Your flowers are beautiful, I just love this time of year. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

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  21. So sorry I missed your beautiful tea party post till now! Love the tea set, I found one similar to it a few years ago. Your flowers are beautiful, I just love this time of year. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

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  22. Gorgeous blooms! The cake looks amazing! Beautiful job - matches the china perfectly - I am always open to strawberries and chocolate! Yum! Love your garden blooms - I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  23. Your dishes are so sweet and I imagine your cake is too! It is beautifully decorated, you did that...what talent!!! Your garden looks amazing, such beautiful blooms and your photographs are great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  24. Your cake is so pretty and I love your tea set and your garden is just lovely.
    ~Clara

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  25. Gina, everything is pure perfection for your garden party. You have captured some lovely photos. My visit was delightful!

    Debra

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  26. Gina, I just love your garden and your gorgeous tea party! Thanks for sharing it with us. You are a feature this week! Please stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  27. Your tea and garden look amazing - your cake - awesome! I will be featuring your post this week in my Home and Garden party, I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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  28. Hi Gina,
    Your tea set is just darling and your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Everything is lovely. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
    Karen

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  29. Hello Gina,
    Spectacular garden! Love what you did with your peonies in the bird bath. I will do the same next year when my peonies go top heavy. All your bloom are absolutely beautiful, but those irises are really special. Okay, now what about that gorgeous cake! It must have been delicious. Lovely post.
    Anyes
    xx

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