Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tea with a friend...

It is hard for me to separate the garden from tea time. They seem to go together so well. If I could drag my table and chairs out next to the zucchini and tomato plants, I probably would. The butterflies and bumblebees wouldn't mind my company one bit, and I wouldn't mind theirs. Today, the back deck is as far as I can go with my tea. But don't be surprised if a future post finds me knee deep in Lemon Balm, Rosemary, sage...and yes, tomatoes!

I set out a table cloth with a Lady Bug pattern I made a while back and cut some Hydrangeas from the yard. If I can't go to the garden, I can bring it to me!

"For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tea cup I'm using has roses on it but my roses aren't feeling well today, so I didn't cut them for the table.

This carrot cake was made for a potluck at my church; there were a few pieces left over for tea today, and I added some zucchini bread, to stay with my garden theme:)

I've found some wonderful recipes in our church cookbook. Both these treats were taken from there.

I love to bake, but the best part of all is sharing it with a friend. 

Having tea alone is nice and relaxing, but sharing it with someone special creates a memory to cherish forever.

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

I hope you are able to spend tea time today with someone you love
...a dear friend?
If you can't be out in the garden, perhaps you can bring a small piece of the garden to you.

"If I could treat my friends as flowers,
I'd like to spend away the hours,
arranging them around the table
as long as life has made me able."

Blessings and have a happy Tea Time!



  1. *sigh* This was just lovely! So nice to come home to after a long work day for me! Respite in a garden tea with virtual sweets - just right for my diet! Thanks for your lovely post - and poetry!
    Miss Kathy

  2. What a beautiful way to spend tea time!! Your Hydrangeas look amazing .. ours are just starting to show the promise of blooms... thanks for sharing tea ...xo HHL

  3. Charlotte,
    What a lovely, lovely tea time! The cup and the flowers are so lovely. The cakes look delicious.
    The description and the verses...perfect.

  4. It was so nice to visit you for tea time today, your cake looks delicious and the hydrangeas a pretty complement to the table.

  5. You have such a lovely way with words my dear lady!.., Evidently also with teatime, baking and gardening! What a lovely post!

    Thanks for joining us once again for TTTT, as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two". We always love having you join us!

    Blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

  6. Visiting you has been a pleasure,you have a lovely blog
    Delighted to meet you

  7. Hello Charlotte,
    What a delightful respite! Your hydrangeas are just gorgeous and look so beautiful in the white pitcher! I do love hydrangeas! Pretty teacup and I enjoyed your poetry and sentiments. So happy you have share this pretty post with Tea Time. Thank you for your prayers and have a delightful rest of the week.


  8. So beautiful! Love the tea cup and the sentiments. And your zucchini bread looks yummy!

    Jocelyn @

  9. Gorgeous setting, beautiful rose tea cup, delicious dessert and friends? Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me!


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