8/30/2010

A Summer's Tea on the Veranda...Part II

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Last week I set a tea table out on my cottage blue veranda to celebrate my birthday. I'm hoping to share Part II of that tea with you today.
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If you would like to see Part I of "A Summer's Tea on the Veranda"...you can click HERE.
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A Summer's Tea on the Veranda...Part II

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A Blue Floral Teacup
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Here is the star of "A Summer's Tea on the Veranda" Part II...a blue floral teacup!
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This pretty teacup is just one of the four teacups that I treated myself to...for my birthday! The manufacturer's mark reads...Royal Standard Fine Bone China of England. I'm not exactly sure what type of flower this is on the teacup and saucer...I think it looks like a "Forget-me-not".
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I recently redecorated my little veranda. Honey and I treated ourselves to this beautiful blue, cottage looking table for our 5th wedding anniversary last June. I just love it and it's sooo perfect for a summer's day tea!
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It is mid-morning...and a beautiful, sunshiny day! Just perfect for a cup of tea on the veranda!!!
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I brought a few "pretties" out to enjoy with my tea!
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A tall cloche with a few of my birthday teacups stacked underneath sits atop a glass pedestal plate, a silver basket in the shape of a teapot to hold the tea napkins, two pearl and glass mosaic candleholders, and a white teapot on a lacy metal tray...all sit upon two lace crochet doilies...one white and one off-white. Add a few soft pink and lavender soap petal roses and a "Lady in Blue" figurine...
and we have a tea...meant to enjoy!!!
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I found this pretty teapot with the delicate embossed roses at TJ Maxx for just $9.99! It was love at first sight...hehe! I decided to layer the tea napkins...using a white napkin with a lace edging and a vintage handkerchief that belonged to my grandmother. The little silver teapot napkin rings came from Hobby Lobby.
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My Blue Cottage Veranda...

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I love our little loveseat sized swing! Honey and I have spent many hours here...just enjoying time outside and time spent with one another!
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My Summer Project...
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When I decided to redecorate our veranda, I went to Walmart and purchased two sheet sets. One set had this pretty blue and sage green paisley pattern...the other set had a small floral print in the same colors which coordinated perfectly. I made a quilt to lay over the seat of the swing and a new cover for the top of the swing. I also recovered the seats of the four patio chairs and sewed chair slips for each chair out of the same coordinating sheet fabric. I made several pillows and I still have alot of fabric left! Maybe I'll make a tablecloth with matching placemats and napkins. Another project for another day! If you would like to read more about the "how to's" of this project you can just click HERE.
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Honey and I also found a small table to match the larger table.
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A Blue Cottage Veranda Vignette...
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I created this little vignette by using a couple of stacked books (some great reading while I swing), a little cast iron bird, and a cherub that is holding a vintage gold brooch and a strand of pearls in the leaf that he is holding in his hands. Ohhh...and just look at the tiny little bird that is resting upon the cherub's leaf...too cute!!!
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And Voila!!! A Summer's Tea on the Veranda!
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I'm sooo happy that you came by for a visit today! I hope that you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday...hosted by Lady Katherine over at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.
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Tea Time Tuesday...hosted by Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspiration.
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Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday...co-hosted by Pam over at A Breath of Fresh Air
and Wanda over at Silken Purse.
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Tuesday Tea for Two...hosted by Wanda over at The Plumed Pen.
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A warm heartfelt thanks to all of these lovely ladies for hosting these fabulous Tuesday parties!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!!!
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Have a beautiful and blessed day!!!

32 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~~~

This is the prettiest tea I have ever been to!! I love everything. Your eye for detail is incredible. I have long admired your teapot since seeing it in your header and now that I know what a steal it was, I'm even more envious!!

I love the sweet furniture you have that looks even sweeter with your pretty slipcovers. I never would have guessed they were sheets, but that makes sense because you never see such pretty patterns in the fabric shops. Excellent idea! I think I am going back to look at it all again!

Happy Monday!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

xinex said...

It is so pretty, Chari. Everything! I love your round table also and you put everything together so nicely. Love the teacups with their graceful shapoes...Christine

Ellie said...

What an adorable table! The whole space looks pretty and relaxing. Enjoy!

Bree said...

I am speechless.....that is the most beautiful tea set up I have seen yet.

Bree

shannon i olson said...

everything looks lovely, the teapot is great, I love a good find at TJMax! Great sheets too and wonderful way to use them.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Lovin' your new tea pot, and the little boy with the "spilling" pearls is just adorable-enjoy!

Theresa said...

I am about to pass out at all of this beauty! Gorgeous teapot, I have loved it every time you post it! Love the floral hanky... just too beautiful for me to take it all in.

I sure enjoyed my visit with you for this Summer's Tea on that gorgeous table! Thanks for having me my friend! HUGS!

Wanda Lee said...

Oooh my, dearest Chari!

This vision of teatime loveliness is enough to make anyone feel instantly, much, much better my sweet friend!..,

Really, just as I knew when I first met you; you have a very special touch that is really 'inimitable' and uniquely a God given talent that is truly yours alone Chari!..,

Why I think I'll call it the; ~'Happy To Design',~ Chari look'!..,

..,(I'm off to pick up my hubby, so I must go for now)!..,

Thanks ever so much for your kind encouraging words and prayers dear friend, as well as for joining us for tea once more; it literally brought tears of gratitude to my eyes!

Love 'ya a lot!

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, this is all just so pretty and so inviting. I would love to be sitting there and enjoying a cup of tea with you and chatting for hours and hours. Such a beautiful veranda. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Oh Chari,

So glad we get to see even more of your beautiful veranda! That blue bistro set is so pretty and you know how I love teapots and teacups! That cloche is so fun..the shape is great! Everything is so detailed and those slipcovers are just the best..I've got to make some ...in my spare time. LOL Thanks for sharing and your sweet visits!

Miss Bloomers

Marilyn said...

Do you think "they'd" let me have a day off to come sit and have tea with you? I could call it "training" or "in-service"!! Everything looks so inviting and those two tables are very CUTE! ♥♫

Beth said...

Hi Chari, What a beautiful tea you have set up for us today. The little blue table is perfect! The teapot - stunning! I really like the Lady In Blue, the tea napkins, the cloche full of pretty tea cups, and the blue floral tea cup that you featured. You did a great job, Chari! Stunning!
Blessings, Beth

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! OH, I'm loving visiting you and your special decorating touch! I loved seeing your pretty tea setting last week and am enjoying just as much this area with your pretty swing and decorations! :)
I'd love to be a swingin' there and sipping tea! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

May I pull up a chair? This looks like such a wonderful spot to rest! :) Everything is just Beautiful!!!:)

~Liz

Lindy said...

Every single detail is beautiful. I love your covered furniture!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Oh my, the teacup is a real beauty!
And you have outdone yourself again!
I love how you added the statue to the little table with the books! What a great vignette!
And of course you know I am wowed by your sewing skills and making the sheets into such pretty pieces was amazing!
I love this and wish I was sitting there with you too!
Hugs to you!
Cindy

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Chari, what a lovely garden and perfect for your absolutely gorgeous tea setting! Every detail is beautiful, cozy and charming!

Have a happy day!

Nancy

Annie Joy said...

Your verandah is lovely; I especially like your furniture covers and the teacups in a cloche! Annie

paperbutterfly said...

Hi my dear Chari,
What a wonderful place to sit and visit with you. The blue, pink, and green are so fresh and pretty.
Do your talents ever end?...I think not. How sweet the coverings for your chairs are.
I am now "live" I look forward to your visit, whenever you have time.
Have a blessed week. Pam

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I want to come have tea on your charmin' veranda. I just love everything you've done to make it so very warm and invitin'!

God bless ya and you have yourself the most beautiful day!!!

Chrissy said...

HELLO my sweet friend,so happy to see you had come by!This post is pretty and soft and just wonderful! Love the teacups in the cloche!! Must do better to stay in touch,deal???? x0x0

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tea vignette on your charming veranda!!

All so pretty and I love what you did with the sheets!!

Great job!!

Debbie

Under Her Wings said...

Chari, thank you so much for coming over to my blog post and for your lovely comments. I absolutely adore your post and am about to become your newest follower. It made me feel so happy and full of peace, especially knowing that a "sister" so lovingly put it together. Wish we were closer so that you could show me how to make such a beautiful blog! (By the way, of my 12 grandchildren, 9 are girls!)

Entertaining Women said...

The blue table is the perfect anchor for your beautiful tea table. I am particularly fond of the napkins...they are exquisite. Thanks for stopping by my post and for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my goodness your veranda is so pretty! I love your blue table, and your tea things are so colorful and beautiful!Lovely post!

KathyB. said...

This is a perfect tea for a lovely summer day, and Happy Birthday belatedly! We share the same taste for porch swings as well as color preference! I have that very style swing down by my pond and when we have guests, or spend a lot of time down by the pond I cover the swing with the fabric, sheet, or blanket of my choice too~

The teapot, ooh-la-la! I would have snatched up such a pretty too.Looks like a summer tea, refreshing and cozy!

Rachel said...

I love the colors of your patio... I know I have commented on that before! I absolutely LOVE the tea cups and saucers under the cloche!
Thank you for the super awesome comment you left me! Whenever you want to come over for dinner, give me a holler!!!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
Your cottage blue veranda looks like a perfect place for you and your honey to sit and enjoy the evenings.
thank you for your good wishes for my Mom- She is coming along but so tired.
The camera I use is a Canon Rebel xti and I do love it. I think your pics are lovely and clear for a point and shoot-good work.

Carolyn

niartist said...

Chari I love this!! So inspiring! I'd love it if you'd include your vignettes in my Vignette Friday meme! I am very inspired, so I know others will be too!! :) VERY! Thanks so much!!

Ps: Stop by my blog when you have a chance and check out my autumnal decor. I'd love to know what you think! :)

All the best,
Artie

Style Sisters said...

So pretty and so relaxing! Love the swing! I need to find me a tall glass cloche like that....it is wonderful! So so pretty! Can I come sit ahwile? :)

Thanks for joining Centerpiece Wed. and sharing all your beautiful ideas with us.

Karin

Christine:) said...

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What a gorgeous table!! Stunning- thank you for sharing:)

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