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

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tea on the deck...

      Today I'm having tea outside on the back deck. It's so nice to be outside again. I love the warm days. I don't get to "sit" outside as much as I used to now that I'm watching two of my grandchildren. Now I am "running" when outside...after a two year old! But still, it's good to be outside!

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit available where I live.

      With my tea I'm having some fresh peaches and nectarines with blackberries.

      I pulled all the snapdragons out of my wine barrels today, they were looking spent. I had just enough flowers to enjoy them with tea and I added a couple of my blooming hydrangeas.

      The teacup I'm using has gold trim and bright pink, yellow, and white flowers. It says

"Bone China Made in England"

on the bottom. I don't know who the manufacturer is. I chose it for its bright colors, they fit my mood today and the colors go with the flowers in my tea kettle vase.

I am also enjoying one of Karla Dornacher's books,
"Savor This Moment"

      Each of her books is a collection of her art work and each page is hand written. She has a country, with a bit of Victorian, flair. You can get them on Amazon, (see side bar) new or used. I have picked up several "used" and they are always in excellent condition...for just a few cents, plus shipping.

I like sitting outside with a cup of tea and going through one of her books...a visual delight!

Here is one of her poems from the book ~

An attitude of gratitude
will chase the blues away.
Consider all God's given you
and let Him hear you say ~

Thank you, Father, for this moment,
open my eyes that I may see,
forgive me for all I take for granted ~
your love and blessings
that flow free.

Thank you for joining me for tea on the deck!



  1. Hello Charlotte,
    I guess we both enjoyed tea out on the deck today. The weather here was delightful today and it was nice to get out before it got too hot. Your posies are pretty as is your teacup. Looks like a lovely book and I enjoyed the poem. Thanks for joining me today and enjoy your week. Always a pleasure to have you.


  2. The sentiments are so true! Tea on the porch with fresh fruit, a very nice way to unwind after chasing / playing with beloved grandchildren!

  3. Charlotte, that is so beautiful! I'll have to look for this book and will keep this quote too! Love fresh fruit in summer - a definite treat! Have fun with your grandchildren! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  4. What a beautiful tea party and tablescape--it is pouring rain and cold where I am today, so this brightened my afternoon--thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  5. Loved this post...and that you have snapdragons along side your tea. What a nice idea.

  6. Hi Charlotte,
    your photos of the tea tbale are laden with fruit colors - love that. The fruit dessert looks so yummy to the tea. And the book must be lovely. Thank you for sharing this post, full of summer feeling.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Hello Charlotte - love your tea table setting with fresh summer fruits! Tea and fresh fruits - with flowers - nothing can beat that - and good company! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. Oh what a yummy fruit cup - so pretty! Hope you can link up to Tea In The Garden!

  9. Love the little book...haven't seen that one. Very pretty blog post! Fresh fruit is the best!


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