Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tea in the garden and my new love

We are in the very middle of Winter at the moment,
but we have had some gloriously beautiful days.
It has been raining at night and sunny during the day in between some cold ones
We have been able to sit in the garden ,reading and taking tea

I love using my china,especially the floral ones

We are having Tulsi tea today
I love the orange and pomegranate,but today it is the Indian Blend
Do you remember the beautiful collection of vintage linen I received a few weeks ago?
Two of the lace edged cloths were damaged.
I unpicked the lace from the damaged centre,and replaced it onto another piece of linen

Because it is Winter,the garden is a little dormant and my hubby has pruned back heaps.
I still found a little colour though which is pleasant on a Winters day.

I will take you on a little tour of our little garden

                                      Taking you away from the garden for a moment
                                                  to see the start of my new collection.

                                        While out thifting three weeks ago, I spotted this silver jug
                                                I just loved it,but had spent my limit that day. 
                                           I thought, if it's there next week I will get it. 

                                    Well the next week it was,but alas I had spent again my limit.
                        This week,I spotted it again as I walked through the front door of Vinnies.
                                                       I knew it was meant to be mine.
                                I carried it around that shop,not to be sidetracked,and bought it.

                                  I so love it, and thought it goes well with my chrome tray.

All I did to it was wash it in soapy water. I don't want to clean
it with silver polish as it is electroplated,not solid silver.
I love this stuff when it gets an aged patina .
I am now addicted and have seen some more nice silver pieces,but will
have to wait  for next weeks pocket money LOL :)

Happy Week x jeanetteann

I am joining the following parties this week
Rose Chintz Cottage
Antiques and Teacups
The Farmhouse Porch
My Romantic Home
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Common Ground
Faith Grace and Craft
A Stroll through Life
A Delightsome Life
Fishtail Cottage
Kathe with an E


Rosetta said...

Mi piacerebbe essere nel tuo giardino!Bello,dolce e romantico !Mi piace la tua china con i fiori!Baci e buona domenica!Rosetta

Alessandra said...

Dear Jeanetteann, your china teacups are very beautiful...i' d like to take your tea in a so romantic garden!

Nancy said...

Well, I absolutely love everything. Your garden is precious. Love the linens and lace, the silver. All charming. Thanks so much for sharing. Nancy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely relaxing space to enjoy a cup of tea!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your new silver piece is so pretty! I'm also amazed at your winter garden. I'm sure we get colder temps here.

Betty Stapleton said...

Love your new pitcher and your teacups are so pretty. Lovely garden too, thank you for sharing...

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your garden and little find are perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Delightsome Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lovely post--it does look like your weather is awesome! Your tea setting is so gorgeous! Love the tablecloth.

Barb said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
I love the cold nights and warm days...Autumn is my favourite season but this Winter has been lovely for me with just enough sunshine to keep my S.A.D away.
Your garden and china are lovely and I'd like sitting outside and having tea with you.It's nice you were able to save some of the damaged lace.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

janice15 said...

It's just beautiful, I loved walking through the garden. Here in San Francisco, it's still summer though we haven't had much of one..but yesterday was quite warm. Who knows what today will bring....O my I almost forgot...I saw a white duck in the garden...just a peep of his head..would love to see more of him...I have been looking for a duck for the garden for a while now...I have many in my kitchen ....Have a most wonderful day Jeanetteann with love Janice..p.s. thank you for the sweet visit.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Jeanetteann,
How wonderful it must be to have a garden so lovely even in the middle of Winter! We have ice and snow in the middle of Winter here. Your new find is a pretty thing and I'm glad you were able to get it after all. When I was a young bride I didn't care so much for silverware but now I love and apreciate it. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us at Tea Time and enjoy your day.


Lavender Cottage said...

Gosh, if my winter gardens looked as good as yours! Mine are covered in snow.
A good find on the silver jug, you must have been meant to have it.
Happy tea Tuesday.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,

So glad that you were able to safely 'unpick' that beautiful crocheted lace tablecloth and sew it atop a new piece of fabric. What a lovely setting for tea in the garden! Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.
As for your remark about our lost Spicy: maybe she found a boyfriend and started a new family. That is impossible as we had her spayed. No, we are almost positive that somebody kidnapped her while we were at Church. She would not leave the property or her kittens, not even at their age of 7 months meanwhile. I grieved about her for years. She was so special and I loved her so much. Maybe one day we find out about life's mysteries...
Love to you,


What a beautiful garden and gorgeous teacups, wow! I'd be in that garden zipping tea even if it wasn't that warm, lol.. Very pretty silver jug and I love the style too. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.

Karen said...

Beautiful China and what a pretty garden. You have the beginnings of a lovely collection there too. Your linens are also very beautiful..

lynn said...

such a pretty tea spot in your garden, jeanette! love the new pitcher--i wish my winters were this mild:)

Janae said...

All such pretty pictures! I love the picket fence

Babs said...

Your garden looks like the perfect spot for a cup of tea. Love the old linens and beautiful teacups.
Visiting from Ivy and Elephants,

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanetteann! What a pretty tea set up and your garden is so pretty. Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Your yard looks so inviting...I saw the word winter and I felt cool for a moment...we are really struggling with the heat....

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hello Jeanetteann! I absolutely LOVE your garden and everything else in it!!! I cannot believe you said you're in the middle of winter over there - looks quite sunny and beautiful! Love your collection of china too! Hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea!


Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful spot to relax in. Love all your fantastic photos!


Judy Bigg said...

Such beautiful images you have shared today. Love the teacups and garden pictures.

LV said...

I could use some of your winter. In Texas we are burning up with 108 heat.

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a romantic corner of the world! I love your linens and cups. They make an afternoon visit more special!

The Porcelain Rose said...

Wow! that what winter looks like! Lucky you! All that sunshine and the plants look wonderful. Here, during the winter everything dies and is snow covered. This summer.... everything turned brown and burned up. Crazy weather!!!!
I LOVE your vintage china. I enjoy all of your posts but especially love your tea cups and gorgeous linens!
Will visit again soon!

~ Liz ~ said...

Your Winter garden looks like quite a restful and enjoyable place, certainly one that would be worthy of some time just sitting sipping tea and gazing at the beauty around you. The silver is such a great find. I've been drawn to silver lately too. It does have a certain mesmerizing quality to it doesn't it?