Welcome, welcome! With the multiple projects going on this summer there’s been little time to enjoy my gardens. But, now they’re under control, tea in the garden was something my soul beckoned for. There are many garden sitting and dinning areas out in the gardens. This one is my favorite….
It’s not as nestled as I’d like, a work in progress, but great views are provided.
The dinning area sits across from the Japanese Maple tree and the pond area.
For at least the last three summers painting the metal dinning set as been on my to do summer project list. Obviously it hasn’t made it yet…but it will be done next summer. A recent thrift store find…a vintage yellow rose tablecloth. I’m drawn to the ones with a few stains and tiny wear holes….it always makes me wonder about the conversations that were shared.
Since I’m such a bull in a china shop kind of girl my Royal Albert tea pot found at a estate sale doesn’t come out to often. The rose pattern on it is so beautiful. A recent thrift store find the ever so charming sugar and creamer set.
The base of the centerpiece is a vintage child’s dressing gown with a hint of blue trim. The tea setting was placed on top and a few thrift store bone china tea cups.
A beautiful yellow dahlia, freshly cut. I’m not into “big” flowers like Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon that provide a tropical look. These just don’t fit in a cottage garden, but a yellow dahlia or any other color for that matter, are plants often included.
Two new thrift store fines, a lovely Royal Garden, England, hand painted rose patterned tea cup, and a Duchess, England bone china with a pretty floral pattern. I love mixing patterns one would not normally do.
The dinning area is nestled inside an alcove, surrounded by plants and sits just off the porch. This is a shady area so most of the perennials are done blooming and the color is provided by containers.
Asparagus quiche was served on pretty rose pattern dishes, vintage of course.
When designing my garden I placed our pond in the “center” of our garden. This way, no matter where you are in the garden, you have a view to the focal point, the pond. Most put theirs in a corner, not me, you can only see it from one angle?
The waterfall can also be heard throughout the garden too.
Dinning area nestled on the right and the pond on left, both nestled in an alcove, and the photo was taken standing on the porch.
I hope you’ve enjoy my tea in the garden today, and if your ever in the area….