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 

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!


  1. Absolutely stunning tea setting! Gorgeous in white! You look pretty, and so does your table. The food looks great and you have so many lovely crystal and china pieces. You have outdone yourself once again! God bless!

  2. I am so glad to join you this week! I love setting tables and thought an intimate tea setting would be a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful lady bloggers!
    I love everything about your tea setting. Looks incredibly inviting!
    Thanks for hosting,

  3. How incredibly romantic and beautiful! It is just gorgeous. What a lovely replica of your wedding dress congrats on your 32 years! You have a wonderful week and thank you for hosting these teas. I know we all enjoy seeing your lovely, lovely, romantic teas!

  4. A splendid outdoor tea party Lady Katherine – more ladies should do this! I’m waiting for a few things to start flowering here before I photograph my tea outside.
    I love the dress you made and you look so pretty in it.
    Thanks for hosting every week.

  5. Oh, my dear Lady…you are sooo the Queen of Tea Parties. This is just stunning and I might add, SO ARE YOU. You’re a beautiful lady.
    Thanks so much for going to all this trouble for us. Your roses are stunning. Will they bloom all summer or do they take little rests now and then.?
    Thank you for the lovely tea….
    xo bj

  6. Hello Katherine,

    Thank you so much for coming by my blog to visit and also for featuring my Teacup & Teapot chandleiers! I hope to have my son-in-law install them soon! Thank you for your kind words to!

    You have a beautiful touch to setting a tea party! I love all your china pieces and the rose to the background make for a lovey time!

    Have a wonderful week!


  7. Well now guess what? On August 27 of this year, Howard and I will be married 32 years also. Time sure flies!

    Lovely white and pink tea table; the whole thing looks like a delicious confection. And so do YOU in your beautiful dress. Lovely!

  8. Hello Lady Katherine! I am always taken by your so lovely tea settings… just like a dreamy summer day! Everthing is so beautiful including you and your dress! Those roses, WOW!
    Thanks so much for being a great hostess!

  9. As usual, your tea table is gorgeous. I love the setting against the beautiful pink roses, Katherine.

  10. Thank you for visiting. I truly enjoyed revisiting your tea!
    I appreciate you affording the opportunity to share with others,

  11. Oh, what a pretty table & those roses, oh my gosh, those roses are just outstanding.

    Thanks for telling me about your redneck swing. that is so funny that your daughter brought one home Well, they are perfect for kids, so I’m sure they will love it.

  12. What a charming outdoor tea setting, Katherine! And you look so pretty in your white gown. Your roses are amazing, a showcase by themselves. Lovely dishes and teapot set! Are you ready for this Saturday! It’s finally coming very soon. I think we will have about 10 people. See you on Saturday!…Christine

  13. Breathtaking, no detail left undone, down to your dress. Those roses are beautiful with the tea setting. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Lady Katherine,
    Your tea is simply lovely and romantic with all those beautiful pink roses! I love all your touches of lace and white. Your dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it. Would love to have tea with you! Wishing you a beautiful day.


  15. Oh so beautiful. Those roses are the perfect back drop to a stunning tea. I wish I could stop over and join you – but I wouldn’t have anything to wear as elegant as your beautiful dress!

    Hope you’ll join me on June 2nd at my meme “Where do you keep it all?” We’d all love to know where you keep all of your wonderful things.

    – The Tablescaper

  16. Wow Lady Katherine, this is absolutely exquisite. You look GORGEOUS and the table setting is just a dream. The two little side tables are such a beautiful addition, and then the roses in the background create a complete fairyland. You always do the most beautiful teascapes. Stunning. Also, thank you for the sweet comments on my new pillows. You asked what DT was, it is Dollar Tree, sorry, just too lazy to type it all out. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is pure perfection. Hugs, Marty

  17. Hello there sweetest lady,

    Another big hug and a kiss!.., You are such an inspiration my dear lady Katherine!..,

    This is just so etheral! ~ So utterly whimsical with such bright white, pink and beautiful pink grace notes of the pink roses amidst the white lace and tea table, tea dishes vignette!..,

    I love everything about your exquisite tea tables each and every week my dear!~ Just love it all!

    Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement;it meant so much whereas I know you do understand and then some!

    You are still as always, often in my thoughts and prayers Lady Katherine!

    Have a marveolus week and may the love and support of God, your friends and family and many blog friends continue to enrich and uplift you beautiful lady!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  18. Lady Katherine, everything about your tea is beautiful and so well thought out, even your lovely dress. I especially appreciate the way you describe everything, and I always come back again to re-read your teatime posts ! Thank-you~ and I will save a cup of tea for you.

  19. I am at a loss for words this is so breathtaking! I wish I was there sipping tea and munching on scones! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful garden tea with us.

  20. You have out done yourself, as if that is possible! So meany meaningingful touches……and the roses are the crowning glory. Your friends must have had the best day ever sitting at such a beautiful table with their hostess, who is asbeautiful on the inside as on the outside.

    Have a blessed week.

  21. What a gorgeous garden tea party, especially with the backdrop of roses on the fence! You always do such a wonderful job! I’m hungry just looking at all those goodies!

    I’m also joining in with my link!


  22. Hello Sweet Lady, I’m happy you stopped by for a visit and enjoyed my Tabletop Tuesday ~ Mantel Vignette. I love how a few simple changes can make a big impact. I enjoy thinking up new ways to use things I already have in my home to give a different look to a room!

  23. Katherine,

    This is the ultimate garden tea setting! So beautiful in everyway…the roses, then linens the dishes-just gorgeous…looks like a magazine cover! Your dress is just so romantic..I love victorian sytle clothing!

    Miss Bloomers

  24. Lady Katherine,
    You have taken my breath away with this tea tablescape!!

    Everything is just gorgeous!!

    Including you in your lovely summer white tea dress!!

    How are you feeling lately???


  25. This is just as romantic as can be! I love the setting and the table, and I love that you are wearing that dress.

    You make me want to have my own backyard tea party.

    But it’s June.
    And I’m in Georgia.
    I’ll need to find some shade better than what I have.


  26. I had a wonderful time at your tea party today – thank you for always being a lovely hostess! I collect glass spoons and servers – they are so elegant!
    <>< Concetta

  27. This is so very lovely. I absolutely adore all your ideas for the beautiful white table linen and the pink roses. Your dress is beautiful also. I can’t imagine a lovlier setting for tea.

  28. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.! Your garden tea parties must be the envy of anyone not invited, for miles around, Katherine. Your roses make an exquisite backdrop for your lovely table.
    Your dress is beautiful.

  29. This is so lovely. You really pay attention to detail. The roses in the background are just gorgeous!

  30. Lady Katherine a most delicious post!I adore pink climbing roses and set as a background for your tea party is stunning!I am drooling over every little detail of your tablescape!sigh
    I’m so glad that I stopped by!

  31. Lady Katherine,

    Wow, Such lovely pinks. What a beautiful Pink Saturday Post.

    Have a lovely weekend.


  32. Hello Lady Katherine 🙂 Your garden tea is just so lovely. How I wish I could be there to sit and enjoy a cup of tea with you and partake in your lovely refreshments 🙂 Just beautiful; and as always, your roses are stunning!

    Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday!

    Warmest always, Brenda

  33. Your garden parties are so lovely – thank you for inviting me! Your roses are so beautiful and your table is so perfect. I love the recreation of your wedding dress, so romantic and perfect for such a special garden tea party!

    Hope you are feeling better. I think of you often.

  34. Oh, that is such a gorgeous background for your tea party. You made everything so perfect and romantic including your beautiful wedding dress. It looks like a tea party for “The Sleeping Beauty”. Very nice. What a adorable rose shrub.
    Greetings, Johanna

  35. Such a beautiful garden tea! Everything from the grand old oaks to the roses, the white linens and crocheted lace to the silver, china and crystal… just sooo pretty! I wish I could pop by and have tea with you each week!

  36. Katherine-First, YOU look just gorgeous–love that white dress! And that looks right out of a magazine. The pink rose is beautiful and your table is fit for royalty! Love it!

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