Monday, June 27, 2011

A Country Tea

I love having tea outside on a beautiful sunny day

And what could be better than ice cream and berries?

I occassionally make complicated delicate desserts, but most of the time I prefer something easier with my coffee or tea...
otherwise I might not have time to do it at all.
My main requirement is that it tastes good - pretty is nice too.

 I have shared this china with you before. It was my grandmothers, passed down to me.
She would be so happy to know I am sharing it with you!
Royal Albert Autumn Rose 

 I like the sound of running water, it's so soothing,
especially on a warm summer day.
It reminds me of a Bible verse I memorized years ago,
"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper." Psalm 1:3
 Talking about the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord.

 The roses in my vase are from a bush in the front yard.
They are simple carpet roses but I think they are lovely cut and brought in the house. They last a long time.

 I planted Red Flame grapes to grow along the rails of my back deck to add a bit of shade in the summer.
I'm blessed with the delicious fruit when it ripens.
They remind me of another verse...
"I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

There is so much beauty all around us if we look for it.
"...whatever things are true...noble...just...pure...lovely...of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8

Thank you for joining me on the back deck for tea today!

It was delicious!


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  1. Hi Charlotte
    I'm visiting from Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage. Your tea is very welcoming, love the ice cream and berries, simple is good.
    I enjoyed seeing the flowers in your garden, lots of colour.

  2. Hi Charlotte,
    What a lovely post! Your ice cream and berries look delightful in your pretty red-rimmed dish. Gorgeous china and roses too. You have used two of my favourite verses today and how well they go with your post. Thank you for joining me for tea and being my featured guest today. Have a delightful week.


  3. Hi Charlotte,
    So nice to meet you. I visit this way from Sandi's and her beautiful feature of you.
    I just love your tea today and the restful comfort it has been to visit. Your teacup and saucer from your grandmother is beautiful. I really enjoyed the cool treat too on this warm Summer day.
    Your blog is lovely and I have so enjoyed my visit.
    Thank you for tea.
    Blessings to you and God's love lift you always.

    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  4. Your flowers are gorgeous! It doesn't get any better than ice cream and berries on a hot, summer day. I enjoyed joining you on the deck!

  5. Hello Charlotte... my dear friend Celeste wrote to me about your blog and thought I too would enjoy it... she was right!... What a beautiful place you have here and I loved having tea with you... your Autumn Rose teacup handed down to you by your grandma is just priceless and so very lovely... we share many of the same loves in life, and I just signed on as your newest follower... off to make me a cup of coffee then come back and browse your older posts... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Lovely post. I wish I could have tea outside, but it's too darn hot! Thank you so much for sharing your grandmother's tea cup with us. Happy Tea Day!

  7. Your Royal Albert Autumn Rose is so lovely! The flowers on it are so pretty and it has such an elegant handle. Oh and your dessert looks incredible!

  8. It's all beautiful and you have a lovely blog. I'm visiting by way of Tea Cup Tuesday.

  9. Hi: I love your Royal Albert! They are such beautiful cups. Everything looks wonderful. Blessings, Martha

  10. Dear Charlotte,
    I think I just read abut you on another blog. What a beautiful tea cup and the ice cream and berries were a perfect accompaniment! I am charmed by all of this loveliness.

    I am new at this today. Do stop by and see my first little tea cup, if you wish.


  11. Hello, Your teacup is so pretty. The berries and ice cream look yummy.

  12. My mouth is watering! YUMMMY and very pretty!
    Lady Linda

  13. Delicious!
    Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland,
    with love,


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