"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

While I was gone...

Just some pictures today (taken a while back). Winter was giving way to spring and life was showing up everywhere.

Lilacs were blooming...

Bleeding Hearts were dangling from the barrel in the front yard.

Camellias were opening...

English Daises were happily seeking sunshine on the back deck...

      I took a pic of my Easter tree before I tossed it out. I cut some branches from the Lilac bush when it only had buds, stuck them down in a vase of water and decorated the branches with eggs and ribbon. The buds opened and leaves emerged. It made a nice centerpiece for my table.

Last year's abandoned bird nest was removed from a wreath hanging on the back deck and put under this cloche. A little touch of Spring inside.

Azaleas were blooming out back...

Tulips were stretching toward he sun...

These are all the flowers that have come and gone while I was taking a break from blogging.
Nature never takes a break, life is always moving forward...season to season...isn't it breath taking?
In awe of it all,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tea house with friends...

Tea Anytime

The picture isn't great, but who would have guessed ten years ago that one day we would be able to take a picture on a phone?

This little tea shop was adorable! It was decorated in the most interesting way. Everywhere I looked I saw teacups and teapots, lovely Victorian lamps, and flower printed fabric. As nice as the place was, the best part was being there with friends. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.

If you visit the Sacramento area, you won't want to miss this little
tea house in Carmichael.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Tea

It's been a while since I've had time to blog. I'll try to visit with you as often as I can and join your tea parties, they are so much fun!

I'm sneaking in a blog post at midnight (couldn't sleep). I wanted to share it with you all so badly. We had a Mother's Day Tea at my church and it turned out lovely! Here are some pictures.

The table above was mine. I hadn't planned on hostessing, but they needed a couple more people...and I love doing it!

The food was scrumpteous...
That might sound like bragging since I made the scones, 112 of them!

They shared the plate with banana muffins.

I must have a sweet tooth because I only got pictures of the first and last courses...the sweet ones! 

My Mother came (on the left, me on the right) and I think she had a good time, I know I did!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


I'm linking to these tea parties on Tuesdays:

I'm Joining Flaunt Your Flowers Friday