4/25/2012

A Summer's Tea on the Veranda...a Revisit



Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Wow...we are having such beautiful, warm weather here in
 Colorful Colorado!  I'm wondering if we are going to "skip" right
 through spring...right into summer.  Hehe!

I have been wanting to spend time outside since the temps
 have been so nice.  Earlier in the week, I shared a post about my
 little blue cottage veranda.  It's such a nice place to just sit and enjoy my
 morning cup of coffee...and maybe read the latest copy of
 Romantic Homes.

  Today I thought I would revisit a tea that I hosted out on the
 veranda a couple of years ago.  I hope that you enjoy!
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~A Summer's Tea on the Veranda~
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Here we are now...out on my little blue cottage veranda.
It is mid-morning....the perfect time for a cup of tea!
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 Ohhh...and the sunshine feels soooo good this morning!
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A Tea Time Vignette...
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Hmmm...just any ol' tea won't do! I really wanted to set a pretty
 tea table since I was celebrating my birthday!
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I decided to use my cloche with a few teacups stacked under
 it, a couple pretty pearl candleholders, and a glass figurine of a
 lovely lady in blue for the tea table centerpiece!
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I am soooo enjoying my new cottage blue table!
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 Isn't it just the prettiest shade of blue that you've ever seen?
 Honey and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in June...this
 table was an anniversary gift to ourselves!
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A Pretty Teapot...
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I found this beautiful teapot at TJ Maxx a few months ago...it
 was only $9.99! I just love the beautiful embossed roses on the side
 of the teapot...so delicate looking!
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*The teapot is sitting on one of my lacy, metal charger plates. The
 pretty little pink and lavender roses that are sitting around the teapot are
 actually soap flake petals! I found them at the Dollar Tree...a box of nine roses
 for just $1! Ohhh...they smell sooo good!!! I have used these pretty roses in
 several of my vignettes but they are just fabulous to float in a bath!
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My Birthday Teacup...
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This pretty teacup was a birthday present to myself! Hehe!
 I found it on ebay and just had to have it! I love the gorgeous gold
 scrolly pattern and all the pretty soft, pastel colored flowers!
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"Queen Anne"
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The manufacturer's mark says "Queen Anne" Fine Bone China...England.
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Vintage Table Linens...
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*I layered two round crochet doilies on top of the table...one
 white and one off-white doily.
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*A Tea Napkin, A Vintage Handkerchief, and a Teapot Napkin Ring
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*I also layered the tea napkins. I used a white cotton napkin
 with lace edging from the Shabby Chic line at Targets and a pretty
 vintage handkerchief. This beautiful handkerchief belonged to my dear
 sweet Grandma! I just love the soft pastel colors and the scalloped
 edge...sooo pretty! A silver teapot napkin ring holds the napkins!
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*A Silver Basket & More Napkins...
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*Another vintage handkerchief from my Grandma!
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I found this pretty silver basket at the GW...it was only $.50.
 It works perfectly for holding my tea napkins and the shape of it
 reminds me of a teapot! Just perfect for this tea table!
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*A Lovely Lady in Blue...
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I found this glass figurine of the lovely lady in blue at the
 Dollar Tree...I thought she was so pretty! She's dressed for
 a tea party...you know!
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*Pearl Candleholders and a Cloche...
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*Ohhh...I do love my pearl candleholders!
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 I found these fabulous candleholders at Hobby Lobby last
 year...I sure have gotten alot of use out of them! I love all the pretty
 white pearls and the pearlized white glass mosaic...they
 really are exquisite!
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*This tall glass cloche was a gift from my sweet friend Gloria!
 It is sitting upon a glass pedestal plate...adding a little height to the
 tea table centerpiece. I stacked a few more of my birthday teacups under
 the cloche! Altogether, I bought four teacups and saucers...
Happy Birthday to me! Hehe!
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*My "Artsy" Photos...
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I thought these two photos turned out pretty! My veranda
 is on the east side of the house...when the sun is overhead...we have
 a very nice afternoon shade. The shade on the veranda caused
 the...nearly black...background in the photos!
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This was a completely "natural" effect...I didn't touch up either photo!
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I think the pretty pink and lavender soap flake roses look
 beautiful against the white teapot in the photo above! And...in the
 photo below...I just adore the lighting! All that vibrant color of my birthday
 teacup against the white teapot and pearl candleholders...really pretty!
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PS...The photo at the very beginning of my post was achieved
 using Photo Bucket's photo effect...color sketch.
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Well my friends, I hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea out
 on my veranda!  I'm so happy that you joined me!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
Home Sweet Home...hosted by Sherry over at The Charm of Home.
Feathered Nest Friday...hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us!
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Well my friends...I 'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit today!
  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here. 
I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes!
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27 comments:

shannon i olson said...

oh man, everything is gorgeous. I too buy myself birthday gifts, most of them in fact. Not sure which piece I like most, loving the pearls!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

Your table is lovely! Those candle holders, the vintage linens. Just beautiful.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, what a gorgeous tablesetting! I just love how you used all of your sentimental pieces. The china is so pretty and the beautiful linens are just the icing on the cake! Very pretty!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh Chari - I always love the way you display things. Each photo is more lovely than the one before. Really beautiful.

Theresa said...

Oh MY FRIEND, get my chair ready and pour me some tea:) I love your Veranda! Enjoy your evening dear Chari, HUGS!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful tea! I love your teapot, teacup and vintage linens and also your blue table. Everything looks so inviting. Thank you for sharing,
Nancy

Cindy said...

I love your veranda and your gorgeous furniture out there. After seeing it earlier this week I went out and looked at my metal table and chairs on my patio, wondering what I could do to make them more attractive. We put a lot of time, money and energy into making our patio and now we don't even use it, I would love to figure out what would help us to use it more. Being attractive always helps, I would say.
I would love to have a swing like yours. I would put the back of it to our neighbors yard and then I could lie there in privacy! That is what I need to do. :)
Your birthday china cups are gorgeous, you are very smart to buy them for yourself, you sound like me now!=)
You make everything so lovely, and this was no exception.
I'm so glad to hear that you are finally getting warm weather, our weather has been gorgeous and sunny, but a little cooler for the last couple of day.
Have a beautiful evening my sweet friend.
Hugs, Cindy

Maria said...

What a cozy setting for tea! I love your blue bistro table. Wonderful little details. And your teapot is gorgeous!

Aledia said...

I LOVE it all! The pretty blue table and the dishes, I love your teapot and those dainty linens.

What a lovely place for tea...Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night!
(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Barbara said...

Chari, oh, how I love that blue table! It is so pretty and I am sure you use it often. Such a lovely, feminine setting. Love your dishes.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous veranda sweet friend!Your tablesetting is stunning! The teacup is totally precious and so are the teacups. The candle holders are a treasure and the linens are lovely. Perfectly charming and inviting. I also love the garden furniture color. Enjoy your weekend al fresco.
FABBY

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Simply beautiful! You have a talent so many of us long for, Cheri!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh goodness Chari, that is as pretty as pretty can be!
I just want to tell you how fabulous your photos are!
They are perfectly staged and I seriously think you could sell them if you wanted to!
No big plans for us this weekend..just house stuff and maybe a little shopping too.
It's supposed to be cool today but warm back up middle of next week.
I am getting sick of frost warnings...it's almost May!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Chari, how are you??? I am sorry I hvae been MIA, we are MOVING and I am up to my armpits in packing etc. Your tea setting is SO inviting. Wish I had a minute to sit with you. XO, Pinky

Sonia said...

OH Miss Chari,
I remember this tea as it was and is so beautiful!! The blue french bistro table is so pretty as the backdrop for the table you have set! Love all the vintage pieces you put together! Your tea cups and cloche are beautiful and I love the sweet linens you have put together! Gorgeous!!! So glad you are able to enjoy some great weather. I've been busy in the garden! Happy weekend!
Miss Bloomers

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Your table is beautiful and I especially love the pretty teapot and vintage linens. Lovely!
xo, Sherry

Linda said...

Chari, your table and accessories are divine. So many lovely pieces. There are too many that catch my eye. You certainly have the talent for displaying. Always a pleasure to visit. Thanks for sharing your lovely post. Enjoy your Sunday. Linda

Sherry said...

What a pretty vintage tea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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