Welcome to the 25th Tea Time Tuesday 
Join me Today for a Tea with Special Guests in the Garden,
 as I announce the winner for my give away a $100.00 Gift Card from CSN Stores.

Today I have very special guests for Tea
Olivia is a lovely lady, I have met  through my website and talked with many times.
I won one of her many give aways, a Christmas ball place card holder set.
Olivia, my pet name,( came about with a joke we have) 
for Susan at Between Naps On The Porch,
 hostess for Tablescape Thursday, and Metamorphosis Monday. 
Where one can find many lovely Tablescapes, and wonderful makeovers of Design. 
 Olivia has through Email, and telephone  calls, has become a special lady in my life.
 Olivia and I have many long talks of Tablescaping, and Design. She has been a great friend through my surgeries. A lovely book of Tablescapes for Christmas came in the mail for me to read as I recover!  I am so honored to call  Susan, friend and her join me for Tea today!

Another of my special guests is the lovely Micheal Lee, whom I have also met through my website.
Michael Lee is a special lady in my life also.  We have talked through many Emails.  I won one of her many give away, a Le Creuset Stoneware Pear Casserole Dish. 
We have had wonderful talks of our farms, her encouragement for my writing. 
  Michael Lee once lived in my home State of Mississippi. 
Many great writers are from Mississippi, and Michael Lee West is one of them.
 You might know her from at Designs by Gollum,  hostess  for Foodie Friday.  Where one can find many wonderful food, recipes, and design ideas on her website.
I am so honored to have Michael Lee, another lovely friend join me for Tea Today!

My next guest is the lovely Laurie, I have also met through my website. Laurie is a very special lady in my life also. We have talked through Email and Telephone calls. Laurie has been so wonderful, my last surgery Laurie not only called to check on me, 
but sent and forwarded many lovely cards from you ladies in Blogland. 
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie, 
Hostess for Saturday Favorites.
 I am so honored to have Laurie for Tea Today.
As my lovely guests pull up a chair, which I painted my favorite Gentleman’s Blue.  
 I also wove strips of fabric to make the seat in these old ladder back chairs.
 I found these chairs, some at garage sales, thrift stores for just a few dollars. 
I also had a few of the chairs given to me by my neighbors.
 As I sit down to my place setting
I shall pour each of my guests a cup of  Vanilla Creme Tea.
(bought from Vintage Tea) 
One lump of sugar or two? Milk?
(Always serve milk not cream with Tea)
I am serving  my guest Chocolate Chip Scones,
 (made from a mix bought from Victorian House Scones)
Fancy Cakes with a pink rose bud on top, 
(Little Debbie’s Fancy Cakes)
(Yes you can eat the rose buds, no chemicals were used on the roses.)
Chocolate Cookies with Vanilla Icing 
( Little Debbie’s Chocolate Cookies)
Garnished with Peppermint 
(from my Herb Garden)
We can enjoy at the birdbath of floating roses
Bird bath with floating roses
On the table we shall enjoy a Heart Pierced bird bowl of floating pink roses
 Enjoying another dish of floating roses, which I won from Becky at Holiday at the Sun
Becky has been dropping by to visit me often!
Becky I have another chair and will add another place setting just for you to join me for Tea. I want you to see my lovely Oak Tree which you and I have climbed together!
 Held on tight together while swinging on a branch! 
While Emailing and Talking on the Telephone! 
Welcome my  lovely friend, to my Garden Tea!
Now this is all the things I have won while enjoying my website the last Two Years! 
 The Winner for the 100.00 Gift Card Give Away from CSN Stores!
Congratulations to Concetta at Concetta’s Cafe
Concetta, you shall be able to buy what your heart desires,
 from any of CSN Stores, and they have many  Stores Online.
Please email me at your Email address, 
to claim your 100.00  Gift Card from CSN Stores.

Tablecloth: White linen cloth, topped with a cream sheer
(given by my husband’s Aunt Johnnie Nell)
Cream Three Tier Stand: Fred’s Dollar Store
Chargers, Cups, Bird Bowl Pattern: Pierced Heart, from Ross
 Cream Dinner Plate: My husband Grandmother’s everyday dishes
  Blue Rose Desert Plate Pattern: Wood and Son, made in England, from Ross
Flatware: Renaissance Reproduction, Walmart
12×12 Tea Napkins: I made
Napkin Holders: Dollar Tree
Tea Set Pattern: Pierced Heart, from Ross
(Sitting on an old aluminum embossed tray, covered with an old doily)
Bought from a Antique Store
Plant Stand Holding Tea Set, Draped with an Old Shawl
Bought from a Antique Store
Plant Stand Holding Tea Set, Draped with an Old Shawl
Metal Bird House: Jerome Tanks, Philadelphia, Mississippi
I have added another table!  For Christine at Christine Home and Travel Adventures has stopped by and will be joining us for Tea! Christine sent me a wonderful book on designing yards for me to enjoy as I recover. I love talking with Christine by Email and telephone. I have had Tea with Christine twice in the past year as she lives here in Mississippi. I have enjoyed the time I have spent with Christine. I had so much fun seeing her home in real life.  She been a wonderful friend and is a member of the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles. MMSB is a  group of ladies from Mississippi who all have met for a Tea Luncheons this past year. Christine is a lovely person do stop by her website and see her Tea this week. She is the first Tea Time Tuesday link this week.

 Beverly at Pink Saturday is joining us for Tea also! Now I can add place setting for Becky. Christine, and Beverly here on this iron table covered in a crocheted tablecloth my sister, 
Doris gave me. A bowl of Early American Prescut Crystal with floating Pink Roses.

Beverly has been a special person in my life also, Beverly is the hostess for Pink Saturday, which is for the Awareness of Breast Cancer. Beverly features a website each Saturday, I was the first website she featured and such an honor for me. Beverly has emailed me such encouraging words, as I have been recovering from my 40th surgery.
 I have had many complications, and still have many complications,
 along my journey of Breast Cancer since 2003. 
Each person is asked to share an experience for The Miracle Party. 
My Miracle
I would like to share through my journey of Breast Cancer, I am Thankful for all the friends I have and have made through my website. For all the lovely gifts, cards, and food I have received.
Most of all through this journey, my husband Terry, has been my caretaker. Being a caretaker with all we have been through he has stayed at my side, not only taking care of me, but running the household, being my nurse, my hair dresser, my cook, my maid, my list could go on and on. The caretaker job is very hard, demanding, and burdensome. We have stayed close and he is my best friend as I am his, as we have known each other since we were 8 years old. Childhood Sweethearts and married for almost 33 years. I want to hold my glass up and give Cheers to my husband for all the things he has gone through with me. He deserves the Husband of The Years Award!
 If had one wish I would give him something so special, that he has dreamed of, 
yet he has not been able to do, for he has stayed at my side. 
I am Thankful for My Wonderful Simple Man Makin It Do!
I am so honored to share with you a special event,
 Beverly will be having on August 28, 2010.  
Beverly will be joining a MIRACLE PARTY,
 to celebrate Collette’s Recovery and Miracle Makeover sponsored by Guide Post!  
A Lovely Background of my Grandmother’s Roses, with a Lovely Table Set for Tea 
I hope you enjoyed my Garden Tea for my Special Guests! 
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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  1. Your tea setting is just lovely, Katherine. And your guests, how wonderful to converse with each and everyone of them while sipping this wonderfully tasting vanilla tea. Beautiful flowers!…Christine

  2. Beautiful Tea….just absolutely beautiful. And what a journey you have been on as well that you have to talk about and how brave you are to be able to share it. It sounds like you have been blessed with a wonderful husband & friends what a priceless gift that is…. I will be praying for you ~I hope you enjoyed your tea I enjoyed your post~ Love Heather

  3. Hello Lady Katherine 🙂 You always have such the loveliest tea table settings, and I love coming by to visit with you for Tea Tuesday. So beautiful and inspiring 🙂 I hope you have a lovely week, and wishing you a Happy Tea Tuesday 🙂

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  4. Lady Katherine,
    How beautiful this tea is! How wonderful you invited such special ladies! How sweet your story of your loving husband. Thank you for so graciously for hosting tea for us. We truly enjoy coming to tea with you each week. Wishing you well.

  5. Good Evening Lady Katherine,

    Your Tea Table settings are beautiful and elegant. I have been blessed with tea cups from my great grandmother that are now over 100 years old. The are a beautiful emerald green with gold leaf and very delicate. I will imagine joining you in your afternoon tea. Blessings! Lori Robinson

  6. Good Evening Lady Katherine,

    Your Tea Table settings are beautiful and elegant. I have been blessed with tea cups from my great grandmother that are now over 100 years old. The are a beautiful emerald green with gold leaf and very delicate. I will imagine joining you in your afternoon tea. Blessings! Lori Robinson

  7. Lovely tea setting for your honored guests, Lady Katherine. You set a beautiful table with such delicious goodies. Thank you for hosting this delightful party each Tuesday. Please stop by HFTS and join me for a cup of tea and a bite of something sweet. ~ Sarah

  8. Hi Katherine,

    What a lovely tea party you have set. Everything looks just beautiful. I imagine your guests were very pleased!

  9. Katherine, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue on your road to recovery. How wonderful Terry is to you. We celebrated 31 years this year ourselves and there is no greater friend than the man who has stood by your side all of those years.

    I am glad to be able to join you in your parlor today. I loved your party and your guests. What a beautiful table you have set and such a lovely setting. I loved that you used simple foods but dressed them up with your flowers. Thanks for sharing tea today.

  10. Isn’t the generosity of friends just so wonderfully overwhelming. You have been blessed with wonderful blog friends, and you are also a blessing to them. Your tea table is dreamy and romantic. The whole vignette is magical. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  11. Hello Lady Katherine
    You’ve set a lovely tea table this week for your special guests. I’m sure they will all love the special treats you have for them.

  12. Lady Katherine, your tea is just lovely with all your beautiful pink roses! The scent would be heavenly as you sit and enjoy tea together. Thank you for your lovely post. Enjoy your day.


  13. Hello Katherine…

    Sweet lady, this truly was one of the most special teas in Blogland today! I do certainly agree, these sweet ladies are so very special…each in their own way! It was wonderful how you honored them by having them guests at your beautiful tea table!!! And of course, there is you, Lady Katherine…the sweet hostess, so very gracious! I really can’t imagine the journey you’ve been on, dear lady! What would we do without our friends and family? I know I certainly wouldn’t want to try!

    Thank you so much for this lovely, lovely tea today! I always just “swoon” when visiting your place! All of your beautiful pink roses make for the most fabulous background for your tea table! I just love it! Ohhh…and such pretties you have, my friend! I love that pretty creamware, lacy teapot and matching sugar and creamer!!! This tea was such a treat, Katherine!!!

    Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party every Tuesday! I really enjoyed being able to participate today!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  14. Good Morning, Lady K,

    What a charming post! Your settings and your lovely heirlooms and acquisitions make the most wonderful compositions for an inviting tea. And the way you speak of your friends—we’d all like to be so well thought of and so welcomed at such a beautiful occasion.

    And the pink roses! I so love the lush pink of a rose hedge, and miss mine every Summer—the roses were from bushes which were on the old home place out in the hills, from back in the 1890’s, passed cutting by cutting.

    Thank you for your heart-felt hospitality and your lovely. welcoming tea parties. I’ve longed for a Lawn Tea all Summer, and this one is just perfect.

  15. Your pierced heart chargers are the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Love the blue transferware plates too. You once again have outdone yourself. Such a lovely setting. I hope you are recovering well and I’m glad you have Terry to help you. He sounds like a real gem!
    Hugs, Beth

  16. What a gorgeous setting for tea! The roses are just stunning. And chocolate chip scones sound positively delish! If you have a chance to pop by my tea party sometime soon, you’ll see I’m doing wee giveaway. Love to have you join in! 🙂

  17. Katherine, those roses just make everything look so beautiful! My mother used to have a rose bush very similar to that one….I wish I had some right now! Your tea tables are lovely. Love how you made them so sweet and enticing! Gorgeous job!!!
    Blessings, Doni

  18. Hello there sweet one!

    This is just such a lovey,lovely post Lady Katherine!..,

    I adore the pink roses, ethereal white, the lace and blue and white plates, as well as every exquisite little detail!~ My, oh my!

    ..,This post is just sooo beautiful dear lady!

    Have a marvelous week!

    I trust you are feeling as well as can be, considering all things my lovely lady!~ God bless you!.., My prayers are with you and my heart continuously goes out to you precious Katherine!

    Big hugs and love from Wanda Lee A

    *P.S.~ This week marks my 45th, ‘Tuesday Tea For Two’ blog tea party!..,

    P.P.S.~ ..,Also, my dear friend Pam and I are celbrating our 17th, ‘Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday’, shared meme this week..,

    You are warmly invited to link up with Mr.Linky and kindly participate if you would care to my dear teatime friend!..,I dearly would love to have you join me/ us; (please, only if you are able Lady Katherine)!

  19. What a beautiful rose garden setting for a tea party…your table is absolutely gorgeous…love the blue and white plates. I wish you a wonderful week.

  20. HI Lady Katherine…

    Oh, I love the outdoor table settings…very nice. It’s so beautiful, that I think everyone would feel compelled…in agood way, to spend as much time outdoors as possible!!!!

    I thought the square cream lace plates were especially intriguing. I always love items with unusual and intriguing details!!! Very nice. Oh did I tell you that my dad finally had a cup of tea? Well, he drank his “Sierra Mist” soda out of a teacup 🙂 🙂 🙂 Okay…one small step at a time 🙂 🙂

    I’m so happy that you continue to share with us, even in the midst of your own challenges 🙂 🙂 You are a real sweetheart and inspiration!!! I’ll be praying for you. Wow….I didn’t know it’s been that many surgeries..You are brave!!! Thanks for hosting tea and letting me stop by for a visit 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. Just had lunch at a tea shop and reading your post makes me want to run right back for tea and pastry!

    Some news: We’re staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party tomorrow, 8/27 plus we are giving away a custom backsplash! Please join us to link or browse. Jane F.

  22. Oh Katherine, you are a sweetheart! I’m feel very special to be dining with all these fine, beautiful ladies…including you! Your roses are soooo beautiful! Your tablesetting is just breathtaking…especially against the backdrop of pink roses. You are a blessing to all of us!
    “Olivia” 🙂

  23. What a lovely post – every photo is prettier than the one before. I especially like the way you decorated the birdbath – so cute!

    Happy FF and Pink Saturday.


  24. Oh My Goodness Katherine, I am so honored to be having tea with you in this beautiful setting! The roses in the background look like they were planted there just for this tea party. Everything looks so pretty, and you are such a sweetie for including me in the tea party. I haven’t had much tea in the hot weather, so I haven’t been able to participate in Tea Time Tuesdays. It’s so kind of you to think of me for the tea party. I’m so happy to have you link up for FTS. Thank you. laurie

  25. I’m in the mood for tea! What a lovely setting! I love your table and all of the special touches. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!


  26. I deleted this comment by mistake! So sorry Beverly!

    Happy Pink Saturday, dearest Katherine. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

    There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

    You, dear lady, are an inspiration to all of us. You fight the good fight while creating beauty and love for all. Love to you my dear friend.♥
    Beverly at How Sweet The Sound

  27. Your tea settings are always sso exquisitely done…such elegant tablecloths, soft colors, with every detail so well carried through! Wish I could visit in person.

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