A GARDEN TEA WITH LADY KATHERINE

 A Garden Tea With Old Friends
Welcome to the 13th Tea Time Tuesday
Join me again in my Rose Garden,
 as I pour a cup of Vanilla Cream Tea for Old Friends.

For this Garden Tea, I will be using a lot f my favorite things!
My favorite view with the birdbath filled with floating roses and my swan
Tablecloth: White Battenburg Lace Curtain, from garage sale
Plant stands: Covered in vintage lace, from a garage sale
12×12 White Lace Tea Napkins: I made, using vintage lace from garage sale
 Southern Living Napkin Ring/Place Card Holders: bought on Ebay
Early American Prescut Crystal: from Antique and Thrift Shops all over the South
Butter dish, bowls, cake stand, water glasses, and water pitcher
White Tea Set: from Marshall
 Fine China: Royal Swirl,  from Thrift Store for $6.00
Three Tier Plates: Studio Cordon Bleu Collection, Fred’s Dollar Store
Flatware: Renaissance Reproduction Pattern, from Walmart 


Centerpiece:
Early American Prescut Crystal
Footed Bowls of floating pink roses on cake stands 
Three Tier Plates 
 bottom tier: chocolate chip scones
middle tier: chicken salad sandwiches
top tier: double chocolate cake
Garnished with pink roses
Can you see all the different shades of pink roses, that all come from one Climbing Rose 

Notice the Star on the Early American Prescut Crystal Water Glass
This pattern some people call the Star of David,
 A lot of visitors to my website come just to see my Early American Precut Crystal Collection
I have many, many pieces of this Crystal, I also have some of the rarest finds, the paneled bowl,
 the chip and dip collection, the Tea Glasses, and 10 inch plates with no ring.
 Some of my Treasured EPA Crystal I showed back in April at my Daughter Reception.
How I would love to find the coal oil lamp
Bowl of Strawberry Preserves 
Bowl of Clotted Cream for the Scones, 
Notice the glass spoon, from Thrift Store for $5.00 
I just love this little serving spoon
Place setting:
Royal Swirl Fine China, This pattern has pink roses and silver designs  
Place card for my friend Linda in Cross City, Florida
Another view of my Pink and White Garden Tea Table
I used a plant stand covered it with vintage lace, from a garage sale
On top my white Tea Set with a Juice glass filled with roses
Placed on an aluminum tray covered with a doily
Length View of the Tea Table 
Place card for my Friend Melba from Brandon, Mississippi
Can you see the little white bird salt shaker? The famous white shakers we all fell in love with, when Susan at Between Naps On The Porch showed her set from Target!
Close up View:
Don’t you just love the huge oak trees in the background?
I painted the old ladder back chairs gentleman’s blue,
 and tore strips of fabric and wove the chair seats fifteen years ago.


My iron table set covered with the white crocheted tablecloth my sister, Doris gave me last Christmas, she bought from a garage sale.
Centerpiece: EAP Crystal bowl floating pink roses
I wish the rose bush was blooming, behind the table!
This bush is always covered and starts blooming in February and blooms up until the first snow.
My husband Aunt gave this most fragrant bush to me.
In the background is an oak tree stump, I love to give an outdoor Tea on.
For our 25th Wedding Anniversary, I made a replica of my Wedding Dress, we got married at a JP Office. Terry and I as of now have been married 32 years. 
Today I am wearing this white dress as a Day Dress for Tea! 

On June 19 there will be a Creative Party, see my sidebar for the link to join this party.
As Always Save A Cup Of  Tea For Me!

GOT THE BLUES FOR A SOUTHERN GARDEN TEA

Welcome to the 12th Tea Time Tuesday
Come join me in my rose garden for a cup of Tea in my blue southern garden setting.
As I await my pink roses buds to open, I plan my Teas for the garden.
These roses were my Grandmother’s, they have different shades of pink blooms.


This Week is a Special Week for Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, she is having her Two Year Birthday for Pink Saturday on May 29th. Pink Saturday is a day for Awareness of Breast Cancer. Each week Beverly has hosted Pink Saturday for ladies to share all Treasures Pink. Be sure and stop by How Sweet The Sound on Saturday, May 29th and wish Beverly a Happy Birthday!
Thank You Beverly for Hosting Pink Saturday Each Week for Two Years!
  When we bought my Birthday dishes at Cracker Barrel, I saw this Teapot. As I was planning this Tea in my garden. I thought this Teapot would look lovely with my
 Staffordshire Engravings Wild Rose Dishes.
One day I decided to call to see if they had this Tea Set in stock, 
they told me the Blue Bliss Teapot was 40% off and they had only one.
 I had them to hold it for me, and my daughter, Jennifer picked it up for me.
How excited I was when I saw the Teapot came with a cream and sugar dish on a small tray!

 Blue Bliss Tea Set 
Sitting on my blue round platter, and cake plate.  I bought from Cracker Barrel seven years ago.
On a plant stand with a vintage crocheted doily. The stand and doily are yard sale finds. 
I am using for a Second Time Around.

Join me for a cup of Rose of Venice Tea
Poured 3/4 full, as not to spill, and  leave room to add sugar, honey, or milk.
Would you like to have a few scones, and deserts with your Tea?
A glass of iced water?  Iced water is in the blue pitcher,
on a plant stand with a crocheted doily.
Where are the water  glasses? On the other side on a plant stand with a tray.

Oh, I just love the pink roses with this blue and white Tea Setting.
Behind the table are the water glasses in the tray, on the plant stand covered with a doily.

After setting the table.  I took all the trays which held the food, and china for this Tea,
 to the porch. I sat on my porch swing for a little rest. 
My daughter, Suzette says this view of the Garden is so peaceful. I do agree!
 I just loved sitting and looking out at the view. 
Thinking how I wish someone was here to enjoy this Tea with me!
I want to give you a tour with close ups of some of the things that are in my Garden.
My birdbath floating roses, I did not fill it as full with roses as they just starting blooming.
I adore the lilly pad with the birds on top of my birdbath!
My daughter’ Suzette’s iron table set is getting a paint makeover, but I decided I loved it in the view. She got this iron table set on freecyle last year. This Mother’s Day she sat this iron set, with cans of spray paint at my front door with a big card saying Happy Mother’s Day! The card also said you made this iron set famous, now I want to see what all you will create with it!
This past October, receiving an honor from the wonderful 
Artist Fifi whom  painted your Garden Tea Setting. 
(I have the original painting, Fifi sells prints of the painting she calls Tea With Katherine.) 
This past April you received another honor, of having your Tea Setting photo published in a newspaper, THE NEWS REVIEW in Ridgecrest, California. A lovely article about,
 TEA IN THE GARDEN was written by Wanda Church.
Thank You Wanda for choosing my last year Tea in my Rose Garden!
 ( which is my Tea Time Tuesday Logo)
  I plan to borrow this famous iron table set for a while! 
Then I shall give it back to my daughter, for she loves it as much as I do.

On top of the table I added a crocheted tablecloth my sister, Doris gave me Christmas, 
she found this tablecloth at a yard sale.  The little tray came with my Blissful Blue Tea Set.
Ceramic bird basket bought from Peeples, for half price, just $9.00, last summer. 
I filled the ceramic bird basket with my lovely pink roses.

Some of My Favorite Things, upon my Table Top are:
 My Centerpiece:
My three tier plate rack from Fred’s Dollar Store,
 I added my blue and white Wild Roses dinner plate, salad plate, and saucer.
On each side of the tier are small ceramic birdbaths from Peeples, ( I bought these half price for $9.00 each last summer) the birdbaths feature floating pink roses. 
I met Vicki, the day I bought these, she asked me what I was going to do with them. I explained I loved to create Teas and Tables Settings on my website. She told me she loved visiting Designs By Gollum and Between Naps On The Porch. I then told her I was Lady Katherine. She and the ladies also knew my website. I had so much fun meeting Vicki and the other ladies at Peeples. 
 After I had my 40th surgery, I received many cards from blogging friends, Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie, gave everyone her PO Box address in Arkansas.  Everyone sent cards in care of Laurie, then Laurie packed them up and then sent them on to me. I felt so special for every few days, for weeks I received bundles of cards. Laurie is on special lady, to take the time to send all the card on to me!  Stop by Laurie’s website, she has such lovely treasures!
Vicki and the ladies at Peeples sent  card to me, by Laurie. 
Peeples is only 20 miles away from where I live. Wow, the internet even brings people who live near you, whom you’d probably would never have known.  
Vicki now has a blog website called, Paint Or Dig.
I can’t wait to see Vicki at the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Tea Luncheon in Natchez.  Christine who’s website is Christines Travels And Adventures is hosting this Tea Luncheon at her home June 5th at 11:30 am, then we shall tour one of the old homes, and go antiquing downtown! Anyone want to come join us for this Tea Luncheon in Natchez? Just let us know,
 it will be so much fun meeting other bloggers and any friends.

The blue butter dish, I bought from Cracker Barrel about seven years ago.
The little vase is a Thrift Store find, I shall use to serve jams or honey. The little blue and white Teapot is really a night light! I took the bulb out and it looks wonderful on the table.
Both were given to me by my daughter Suzette on my Birthday.
Can you tell my daughter, loves finding things to use a second time around? 
We both just love Thrifty Finds!
Don’t you just love the fresh pink rose buds on the fancy cakes!
Oh, and my dishes, I added on this Three Tier Server!
 So fun to be able to add different dishes to my Three Tier Server.
This is the first time I have used the ceramic birdbaths, 
and bird basket which is on the round iron table. 
If you look close you can see why I used these light blue Tea Napkins.
My tablecloth has light blue embroidery flowers on it. I used this vintage tablecloth,
 I bought from a yard sale at least 15 years ago, for a skirt at my kitchen sink for years. 
Oh, why did I do that? 
I love this vintage blue and white tablecloth! It is now all free of stains and is at it rightful place! 
On the Table Top!
Close up of the my Vintage Tablecloth
I love the scalloped edges, I see my ironing is not so great! lol 
Place setting:
 Staffordshire Engravings Wild Rose dishes: a 12 piece setting a gift from my sister, Gloria
(This pattern looks so much like Blue Willow, but it has flowers around the edges of the plates.)
Tea Napkins: I made
Napkin rings: a Thrift Store find
With a tiny pink rose added to the napkin holder
Flatware: reproduction Renaissance pattern, from Walmart
I do love my  Blue Bliss Tea Set! 
Doesn’t it look great with all the different patterns of blue dishes I have?
One of my most favorite things! My chairs! 
Which are usually at my Breakfast Table in the Kitchen.
I love to take this chair to sit in when I spin on the spinning wheel,
 and weave on a loom at different demonstration.
This old ladder back chair, I bought at a Thrift Store.
 Some of the chairs were gifts from friends.
I painted the chairs Gentleman’s Blue and tore strips of fabric.
 I then wove the rag chair seat about fifteen years ago.
How do you like my Southern Blue Tea in my Rose Garden?

Last week I showed you my Cream Tea in my Garden.
I  will be sharing two more Tea’s in my Garden in the following weeks.
I’ve been very busy with four grandchildren, Doctor visits, and giving Teas in my Garden.
If I haven’t been to visit, Please know I have loved reading your comments,
 and I will be visiting All YOUR TEA’S I have missed!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
LADY KATHERINE

CREAM TEA IN MY GARDEN

Welcome to the 11th Tea Time Tuesday
With Lady Katherine
Welcome to my Rose Garden Tea
My Grandmother’s pink roses are in bloom. Last year I did one Tea in my Garden,
which is my Tea Time Tuesday Logo. This year I will be having at least four different
Afternoon Tea Settings in my Garden.
I will be sharing these Teas in my Rose Garden in the following weeks.

Notice in the pink roses floating in my bird bath
See a little of my arbor of grapevine, and now the pink roses are starting to climb on it

I used my cream Heart Pierced dishes, from Ross
In this view, you can see on both sides of the arbor

My pink roses are a lot fuller this year, so lovely to look out at.
I used a white tablecloth and added my husband’s Aunt’s
off white sheers curtain for the topper
Place setting: Pierced Heart charger, and cup
My Husband’s Grandmother’s everyday dinner plate.
Flatware pattern: Renaissance reproduction, from Walmart
Napkin holder from Dollar Tree
12×12 Tea napkin, which I made
Added a place-card and a small pink rose

Close up of the table
Centerpiece: Tree Tier plates and a Pierced Heart Bowl of Roses
Centerpiece:
Pierced Heart bowl, with my Husband’s Grandmother’s bowl inside with pink rose floating
Centerpiece: Three Tier off white dishes, from Fred’s Dollar Store
On the bottom Tier: bite size chocolate chip scones and butter brickle scones
On the middle Tier: white Fancy Cakes, with a pink rose bud in center
On the top Tier: chocolate cookies
The scones were made from a mix, bought from Victorian House Sconces
I made the scones bite size to sample the two types scones
Garnish: with pink roses, and peppermint leaves
I floated pink roses in the off white soup tureen
This soup tureen was given to by Becky at Holiday In The Sun
The top is so lovely but decided not to use it today.

I love this view of the large oak trees, the bird bath, and my goose
Gentleman’s blue is one of my favorite colors, my kitchen is decorated in this color.
I used a gentleman’s blue iron table, with the gentleman’s blue old ladder back chairs I painted.
Fifteen years ago, I took fabric and tore it into strips and wove the rag seats in each chair
Pierced Heart Tea Set on a round aluminum tray with a doily,
sitting on a iron plant stand covered with my off white shawl

I hope you enjoyed my Cream Tea in My Rose Garden
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me
Lady Katherine
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