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Monday, May 24, 2010

A TEA IN THE ROSES....

My roses have just OUT DONE themselves this spring.
Please come with me to the back yard for a
TEA IN THE ROSES
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There's so much PINK from the roses, it is reflected on the food and the tablecloth...

and the sweet fragrance is just almost more than I can bear...so so SWEET...

My red transferware TEA POT looks magnificent back here in all the ROSES....

Fresh biscuits with jelly...
Ginger Snap cookies...one of my favorites...
ever since I was a tiny little girl.
Candle light in the day....? WONDERFUL
...see the ROSY GLOW...
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... the vintage books, encased in twine....


My little mama bought these about 35 years ago ....
at a GARAGE SALE...of all places.. There's several CLASSICS here...
for another post at a later time.... ;>)
Biscuits...always good...
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Ripe, juicy PURPLE grapes in the top bowl...
Lots of lace...just adds to the atmosphere...
just like GLOVES and PEARLS
worn, years ago, to most TEAS...
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This is like looking thru
ROSE COLORED GLASSES...

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This was the most delightful day out here in West Texas...
Not hot nor cold but....JUST RIGHT
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Thank you for coming to my most rosy
TEA in THE ROSES....
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Be sure to visit these links...
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR HOSTING THESE GREAT MEMES, LADIES...


43 comments:

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I'll be right over for tea and treats! Everything on your beautiful table looks wonderful! Love that teapot!

Julie Harward said...

Ahhh, that is so pretty! Reminds me of my grandma who used to set up little tea parties for my sister and I outside by her rose bush. I love ginger snaps too, my favorite with a cup of hot chocolate before bed.
We got snow today! I think we have some how missed Spring! :D

Bella said...

Hello BJ... What a lovely tea, everything looks so yummy :-) That rose bush is loaded... lucky you!
Bella

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Girlfriend, your pink roses are absolutely fabulous!!! Ohhh...I could nearly smell the scent of them as I was looking at your photos! What a perfect place for a little tea party! You are so right about how pretty your red transferware teapot looks in your rose garden! Of course, you know how I just adore any red transferware anyway!!! Mmmm...such goodies to eat as well! You know, gingersnaps are one of my favorite cookies too! Delicious with a cup of hot tea!

Well sweet lady, you have certainly outdone yourself with this fabulous tea!!! It was such a treat...thank you soooo very much for sharing it with us today!

Have a terrific Tuesday, Darlin'!
Chari @Happy To Design

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really pretty, looks like a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Beautiful roses!

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, those biscuits and jam in the garden look wonderful! Don't you find that things just taste better outside on a beautiful day? My roses are just beginning to bud and yours are in gorgeous full bloom!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Oh my! Everything looks so wonderful & inviting! The food looks so delicious and the roses....breathtaking! I've so enjoyed my visit with you today!

Have a wonderful "Tea" Tuesday :)
Warmest, Brenda

Beth said...

BJ, Your crystal bowls are stunning! Everything looks so pretty in the yard. The roses are gorgeous! It is always such a blessing to visit your blog. I'm going to become a follower - not sure why I didn't do that before!Not long before your cruise - I can't wait to hear about it! Have a wonderful time!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Tea in the garden. How delightful! The biscuits and jam look yummy. Love the old vintage books...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, BJ, your tea is fabulous! I love your beautiful roses and the way they cast a pink glow on everything! The red transferware tea pot has me swooning! I can't wait for my roses to bloom but it will be a while yet. Your grapes, gingersnaps, and biscuits with jam all look so yummy! What a pretty spot to have tea! I have you all linked up and thank you for joining me for tea today. Hope you have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
There's those biscuits, again. YUM! Everything looks lovely. :)
Robin

Sarah said...

BJ, the photos of your tea setting are incredible. You captured such a serene, romantic mood. And tea in the garden is the perfect spot with the fragrance of all your roses. The biscuits and gingersnaps look delicious. I've loved gingersnaps since a childhood myself. :-)

Kathy said...

Pink lovliness BJ....
Lovin your collages!!!!
Now gimmy a ginger snap!
I still love those!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dena said...

I'm going to hold those images in my head today while I sit at my desk ;) So beautiful BJ!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Deb said...

Your photos could be featured in a magazine. Just gorgeous! I really love those tea-cups (all white). Sitting at that table would be considered 'me time' for sure. Have a lovely day, BJ. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Oh how lovely - makes me wish I were there.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You have set a beautiful table. It is so inviting.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Grandma said...

What time did you say to be there for tea and jelly biscuits? I take just sugar in my tea. No cream, Thank You. LOL :) Will, you be reading out loud today? Your pink rose are just gorgeous.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

Oh my what a gorgeous table you have set for tea! Those books looks fabulous, and the roses smell devine. I am on my way!

Hugs,
Debbie

JEANNE said...

Hi BJ, oh, I just love your tea among the beautiful pink roses. The transfer ware is perfect in an old fashioned way. Now I know where you get your love of thrifting. Your mom started it long ago. The book is charming. Beautiful photos too. Your posts are always so lovely, or funny,or full of family love. I love that about you.
Happy roses dear friend,
Jeanne

Carolyn said...

You have created such a romantic tea in the roses!

Carolyn

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there once againe Diann,

This is just the sweetest slice of heaven and pure teatime bliss!.., What beautiful and fragrant pink blooms; what a fabulously pretty and yummy looking tea table vignette as well..,Yum!

Thanks so much for sharing and also for so kindly partaking once again with my 32nd 'Tuesday Tea For Two' for what I lovingly refer to as 'Tuesday and Wednedsday teatime in blogland'!

.., I'm delighted that you have joined in with my my 23rd,'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' as well, for part of a weekly celebration of all things afternoon tea!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well BJ, it's VERY hot here in East Texas. I had a memory of tasting gingersnap cookies as a kid while reading this. I haven't had one in ages.
Brenda

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I wish I was at your house today! Everything looks stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you will be a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. I promise to do better next week with "Mr. Linky". We would love to have you. Blessings, Martha

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh BJ, your roses are gorgeous, and what a beautiful and romantic tea table. That tea pot is so pretty, and I love the cut glass pieces. The vintage books, tied with a piece of twine, are the perfect addition to this table. laurie

paperbutterfly said...

What a pretty setting and tablesetting.
I will be looking forwrd to what inspiraes you next week.

Have a blessed week!
Pam

Housewife Bliss said...

stunning table BJ, thank you for sharing. Looking forward to popping over more often once the move is done.

All the best, Coryanne

Pondside said...

I remember when gloves were de rigeur for any tea, and when it was important to ask the correct person to pour!
Your tea party in the garden is so pretty - what a treat to be surrounded by roses, on and off the table!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

"Aunt Amelia" was here.

Which means I read and enjoyed and want to write a big Comment. But I can't stay on line, long enough to do so. -Bleahhh-

So I'm leaving this weird comment all over Pretty Blog Land.

Oh and it's HOT here, too!!! -Bleahhhh-

Kissed by an Angel said...

That looks amazing!! You lead a very pretty life!!! I love this post!!
xxxx

sewingseeds4U said...

What a beautiful setting BJ. The roses add the perfect warm glow to your cozy atmoshpere. I have that teapot and it's one thats out most all the time. Such beautiful roses, I can almost smell them from Southern California. Enjoy the weather...Blessings, Patty

jlshall said...

Such a charming tea party! And those biscuits are totally yummy-looking! Love all your photos.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday from Joysweb

Betsy said...

Wow...everything looks gorgeous. That is one beautiful teapot!

And there's nothing like homemade biscuits! yum!

Donna said...

How pretty and romantic!

Donna

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, BJ, I love love this post! what a lovely spot in your precious garden... my roses are heavy with blooms but they don't open yet.... a few more weeks and the show will be up... ;)

Have a wonderful day

cielo

D said...

Beautiful roses, BJ. I'm just now getting into this "flower" thing, and don't know very much about how to grow anything. I'm wanting some roses now. :)

D

Beverly said...

Just being there makes me sigh in contentment. I wish I was there with you to visit and chat for hours.

scribbler-unfocused said...

Everybody knows I love pink this year, and so you know I love your 'scape! Those biscuits are making me hungry. The whole thing is gorgeous.

Scribbler

Mimi said...

What a lovely tea table, BJ!

arkie said...

Just lovely! I think all the winter snow made the roses bloom in abundance in our area!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your tea in the roses, my gosh your roses are just devine...can't believe someone else loves gingersnaps, always been a favorite of mine, sometimes the ginger taste a little hot, I love that....wish I were there have tea and remensing about the day, you always make an inviting post that welcomes

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Ahhh....so lovely!! I love your pink-themed tea amongst the pink roses!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I love your garden of pinkness! Our weather has been crazy here -- hot--- cool----dry----rainy -- showers -- thunderstorms - you name it. I would love to be sitting in this pretty spot enjoying your perfect weather.