AFTERNOON SUMMER TEA WITH OLD COUNTRY ROSES

Welcome to the 69th Tea Time Tuesday   
Join in my garden with my lovely roses.
Today I am using my Royal Albert Old Country Roses Fine China.
I have been collecting the oldest pattern of this china,
I still need more dinner plates, for today I used my husband’s 
grandmother’s everyday dishes with my china
This afternoon I decided to use a double cake stand instead of a three tier stand placed on a wicker table, with a lace topper and a red beaded round placemat
Close up of the desserts, and scones
The rose bush in the background is very fragrant, and blooms Spring through Fall
Top of the table set with Old Country Roses, silverware from garage sales,
 a battenburg lace curtain used as a tablecloth
On the top tier, red velvet cake with roses and spearmint garnish
Second tier, chocolate candy, chocolate chip scones, chocolate chip cookies,
 strawberry filled cookies, and strawberry preserves in a cup 
I just adore the glass serving spoon in the cup of strawberry preserves, 
I regret not buying more of these spoons from a thrift shop.
My Husband Aunt’s old green glider, makes a lovely place to sit
( I have bought an old green large iron table to use with this setting) 
I can’t wait to do a Tea on the old table in the weeks to come.
Yes, the pieces could use a coat of  paint, but for now I shall enjoy them as they are

I love to serve my scones first, as they taste better while warm
I do love my old silverware pattern
The tea napkin, I made

I love this pattern of china so much, this is the first time, I have used it outdoors
I just adore using placemats on the chair seats
A different view
This rose bush has double it size in just the last few week since this Tea, 
I have been rooting the stems, for it smells heavenly!

Would you like to have a scone?
Oh, someone has taken the spearmint garnish from the plate
I loved using my China outdoors, for I usually only use this china in my parlor
A lovely cup of Tea, my favorite Vanilla Cream Tea
Did you notice just a few simple pearls lay on the table?
The creamer just stands out in this photo
Close up of the red velvet cake sitting on an Old Country Roses Desert Dish
We can’t wait to sit down and have a lovely Tea!
Would love to have you join me!
A breeze was blowing, as you can see the tablecloth, perfect for a summer day of Afternoon Tea
See the white swing on the large stump,
 my husband bought two swings at an auction,
 one  swing sit on my porch, this one is to go underneath a tree
I do love my Royal Albert Old Country Roses Fine China

Wish you were here to join me for a lovely time having Tea
Many of you have asked how I am doing, with help I did accomplish putting this Tea together,
I am still recovering from surgery, I am getting a little stronger, but still many Doctor visits.
I have a few complications, but hoping soon I will be back to visiting all of you.
How I wish blogger would have a way I could comment on each of your thumb photo links.
They all look lovely, and I know I am missing so  many lovely Teas.
I have been spending days and nights at our Old General Store/Cafe, doing what I can to help get it open.
Soon I will have photos of what we have been up too.
I have not had internet there, hoping they get it in next week some time!
Thank you all for your lovely comments, and for linking for Tea Time Tuesday!
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Lady Katherine
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A COLLECTION OF AFTERNOON GARDEN TEAS’S





Welcome to the 66th Tea Time Tuesday
Today I am sharing a collection of Garden Teas,
I have given in white, cream, blue, purple, pink
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Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

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CREAM TEA IN MY ROSE GARDEN

Welcome to the 65th Tea Time Tuesday
With Lady Katherine
Welcome to my Rose Garden Tea
My Grandmother’s pink roses are in bloom. Last year I had 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 have been sharing these Teas in my Rose Garden in the last 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

 Thank you all for linking up each week, as I continue to recover from my surgery, many have asked how my daddy and I are doing. We both are not well yet, Daddy breathing better, and I hope soon he well.
Since my fall, I have had a few complications, working on trying to get my strength back.
I’m not there yet, but hopeful soon.
Our Old General Store/Cafe will soon be ready to open, I can’t wait to show you some photos of it.

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Lady Katherine
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 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
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TEA WITH LADY KATHERINE IN MY ROSE GARDEN

 A Garden Tea With Old Friends
Welcome to the 64th 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 34 years. 
Today I am wearing this white dress as a Day Dress for Tea! 
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Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
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 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
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A LITTLE TRAY OF TEA

Welcome to the 24th Tea Time Tuesday
This afternoon I decided to fix a tray of Tea, to enjoy out on the porch.
 I did not add flowers for,
 I sat on the porch looking out at my Cottage Garden,
 full of flowers, butterflies, and humming birds.

When setting a simple pretty tray for Tea, just seems to melt the day away. 
How relaxing it is to sit and sip a cup of Tea.
Solitude! Can be lovely!
I used my Royal Albert Teapot in One: bought on Ebay 
 I love this green metal tray, bought two from a shop for $5.00 each 
I added a simple white cloth dinner napkin
Tea Tip
Using a cloth on a tray, is not a great idea for any Teapot or Teacup can spill onto the cloth. 
See the Tea stain just below the teapot?
Hence the reason for no cloth needed on a tea tray.  
Saucers Pattern: Royal Swirl Fine China, bought from a Thrift store
I have a 4 place setting: bought from thrift store for $15.00 
A saucer of chocolate chip cookies, tea biscuits and strawberry preserves.
A Simple Tray Of Tea Just For Me!
The Teapot in One has a large cup which sits underneath the teapot.
Drinking my favorite Vanilla Creme Tea:  from Vintage Tea

I will be having a $100.00 Dollar Gift Card from CSN Stores to Give Away August 23rd, 2010
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As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine  

Today I am joining these weekly events, 
where you shall see lovely Treasures, Table Setting, Food, and Recipes

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting By Laurie
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday  

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Fairy Tea Party at Crescent Bend House

Welcome to the 21st Tea Time Tuesday

Today we will be taking a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee
Where each year The Dogwood Arts Festival is held at Historical Crescent Bend House.
My Guest, Julia lives in Wears Valley, Tennessee,  a small community nestled in a valley near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The last two years Julia has entered a Tablescape in the Dogwood Festival Tablescapes Contest. Each participate is asked to pick out a painting hanging in Historical Crescent Bend House,in Knoxville, Tennessee. The participates then has to create a dining experience depicting what each person sees in their selected painting. 
     
Julia emailed me back in the Spring, asking if I had any advice I could give her on doing a Fairy Tea Party. Julia explained what she was creating.  I told Julia Your Fairy Garden Tea 
is going to be lovely, you do not need any tips from me. 
As you can see:
 Julia’s Lovely Fairy Garden Tea
Just look at the lovely pink shawl Julia draped on the chair! The tablecloth is so lovely!
A few bunnies peaking out from amidst the potted plants to greet the Fairy!
The painting Julia chose for Fairy Garden Tea is:
Appalachian Springs 
by Artist Wayne Blankenship
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend
Transfer came in a little fuzzy
Julia’s Fairy Garden won 1st place in the Floral Division
Notice the painting is hanging the background
This photo was taken in Julia’s home, 
I wanted you to see Julia’s Lovely Tea Set 
she used in this Fairy Garden Tea 
I just love the iron gate to the right of the Tablescape,
all the colors blend so beautifully

Julia’s created a beautiful Dogwood Tree with in this lovely Fairy Garden Tea!
Historical Crescent Bend House/Armstrong-Lockett House
and W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens
Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 900 acre working farm.
Crescent Bend House is one of the South’s finest house museums, 
and botanical pleasure gardens.
Over 30 thousand tulips are planted on the grounds

Crescent Bend gives tours of the home and gardens all year.
 The Terrace hold many lovely fountains
For Teas, Weddings or Other Special Events 
To find about more just give 
Judy McMillian, Events Coordinator a call
865-637-3163
Thank You Judy for all your help with information and pictures about Crescent Bend.
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend House

The month April for the Tulip Festival, Crescent Bend holds High Tea for the public.
 Any other time of the year Crescent Bend will give a Tea for 25 or more.
During April the United Daughters of the Confederacy Ellen Renshaw House Chapter, 
will dress in Period Dress, while teaching the Art of the Victorian Fan Language.
Remember if you hold your fan to your lips, you will be asking to be kissed! 

High Tea at Crescent Bend House
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend House
Julia’s Tablescape for the Dogwood Arts Festival 
Fairy Garden Tea
Julia used silk flowers, plants, bird houses, tea set, fairy, rabbits, and iron gate
To create this lovely Fairy Garden Tea
Isn’t this Fairy just lovely with the bunny at her feet.
You can see why Julia won the Floral Division, her creation is Breath Taking!
Thank You so much Julia for sharing your Fairy Garden Tea, and introducing us to
 Crescent Bend House in Knoxville, Tennessee

Don’t forget about my $100.00 Gift Card Giveaway from CSN Stores, 
just click here: http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/2010/07/day-bed-breakfast-tea-tray.html 
to leave a comment for a chance to win!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me
Lady Katherine

Stop by and visit the following websites, to see many lovely Treasures and Tablescapes
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday

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TEA IN THE DESERT

Welcome to the 19th Tea Time Tuesday
“On a lovely Spring day what could be nicer or more relaxing than having Tea with dear friends in a beautiful garden setting? Tea is one of the oldest drinks enjoyed by man,
 and most surely was served in the earliest gardens.  
There are many types of Gardens, and many types of Tea”
Written by Wanda Church 
A few months ago Wanda Churchill, a garden columnist for the News Review Newspaper in Ridgecrest, California contacted me to use my picture of my last years Tea in My Rose Garden, which is the Tea Time Tuesday Logo. Wanda wrote a lovely article on Tea in the Garden. 
I wish you could read the whole article. 
Wanda also sent me by mail a copy of this article which was in
  in the newspaper with my Tea Setting photo published.
Wanda has emailed me pictures of what she loves to do,
 in her spare time in the month of April.
Ridgecrest, California is a town of approximately 25 thousand people
 living in the Northern Mojave Desert.  

Wanda loves to help her friend, Donna Woods give Garden Tea’s in Donna’s Garden. Which has taken her friend many years to get her garden to this point. Wanda says, you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to garden in the high desert. We have extremely high winds, and temperatures sometimes reaching 117 degrees in the summer. 
The humidity is very low ( about 7%) which is how humans survive.

In April Wanda’s friend  Donna gives Garden Tea’s only six days of the year, 
when her garden is at it’s peak.  Wanda’s friend  Donna has Tea’s set up on two patio’s,
 serving from two to seven people at 1:00pm and again at 3:00pm.
I noticed the lovely garden blooming, the lace netting covering the fountain is to keep the leaves out of the fountain, from the fierce winds they have in the desert. Donna Woods has a large Magnolia Tree in her courtyard. A Magnolia Tree growing in the Mojave Desert is almost unheard of.  Over turned Teacups keeps out the bugs, and other things the fierce winds bring with it.
A simple Apple in the center of the table, 
says to me this setting will be served with wonderful Apples.


What a lovely Garden to look upon as you relax having Tea

This photo came out a little fuzzy, but you can see the lovely flowers growing in this desert garden, and hummingbird feeder in another Tea Setting.

Wanda says, Notice the Matilija Poppy, growing at the corner of her friends house, 
with the huge white flowers.  They are simply gorgeous,
 and my friend Donna Woods is an accomplished Artist in several areas,
 and has painted these poppies in oils.
One of these paintings of the Matilija Poppy, Donna has graciously given me
 for helping her with her Garden Teas.


The Matilija Poppy grows wild on Catalina Island, and they call them
“FRIED EGG PLANT”
I you see why they are called “Fried Egg Plant”
The bloom looks like a fried egg! 
The Matilija Poppies are so lovely! 
Wanda, Thank You so Much for the Tour of Your Friend Donna Woods’
 Garden and Teas in Your Lovely
Northern Mojave Desert!


Today I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
where she is hosting Tablescape Thursday



As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine


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ICED TEA AND CANNING TOMATO CHOW CHOW

Welcome to the 18th Tea Time Tuesday
Tomato Garden

As you look around my 100 year old Craftsman Bungalow, Remember we are remodeling! 
My husband Terry tied up his tomato plants, they reached eight feet tall this summer.

While canning the tomato’s I found an old, old Ball Canning Recipe book.
 I have to have my glass of ice tea.
More jars washed and ready to go, these are the old Mayonnaise
 I got these mayonnaise glass jars from my 90 year old neighbors house after she had pasted away.
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Canned jars of Chow Chow and more Tomatoes ready to cook.
The small tomato garden made 200 pounds of tomatoes. Which we shared with friends and neighbors. My Daddy came and picked up about 40 pounds of Tomatoes, Watermelons, and Okra.  He even went home with a rooster and a hen, after seeing our farm fresh eggs.
My Daddy’s Chow Chow Recipe
UTENCILS NEEDED
Canner, glass jars, jar lids and rings,
 tongs, jar holder, towel, 
 large enamel pot to cook tomatoes,
measuring spoons and cup
FROM THE PANTRY
4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
3 cups of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 cups sugar – this made it a little too sweet

FROM THE GARDEN
25 large tomatoes
10 hot fresh  peppers – I used jalapeno
4 large bell peppers
3 large coarse cut yellow onions

Blancing the Tomatoes
In large pot, cook on high, then to medium,drain off water, peel the skin off and core the tomatoes.
In large mixing bowl add all ingredients from the pantry and stir.  Taste to see if mixture is hot enough.
In large enamel pot bring mixture to boil, then cook on medium, for about 1&1/2 to 2 hours until thick and onions and peppers  are soft.
Tips:
Next time I will use half the sugar as it was a little sweet for our taste, If mixture is too thick in beginning, add a little water. To keep mixture from boiling over you can add 1 tablespoon of margarine.  When splitting the hot pepper and taking out the seeds, you my want to use gloves,  I didn’t and my hands burned for hours.
Makes  about 12 pints
Hot Bath
While the tomato mixture is cooking. Using a canner pot, add clean jars and cover with water, bring almost to rolling boil and turn down temperture. About 10 minutes before the tomato mixture is done, I add the rings and the caps. Take out a jar  with tongs or jar holder and using a funnel fill the mixture to 1/ 2 inch from the top.  Make sure to wipe off any spills around the top of the jar, before adding the lid and ring. Use the tongs and take the lid placing it on the jar and then add ring. I usually turn my jars upside down over night and turn up the next morning. This  makes the heat from the mixture and lid, makes the vacum seal of  lid to the jar.
My husband turned the jars over in 4 hours and checked for the seal., by tapping on the lid. If the lid moves up and down, it needs to go in the fridge.  Enjoy on your peas and cornbread.

Iced Tea With a Tomato Sandwich

 I enjoyed a glass of ice tea, a tomato sandwich, homemade salsa, chips, and cinnamon nut bread.  My sister, Doris gave me the lovely bowl, where I place an arrangement of magnolia and grapes.
My friend Hazel always brings such wonderful Happy’s, as I call them, to brighten my day! On her last visit she brought the cinnamon nut bread. Which I topped with dream whip and homemade fig preserves. My husband does not care much for cake or bread , but he loves Hazel’s cinnamon nut bread. As you can see its almost gone.  The fig preserves we canned, 
my grandchildren do love them so.

The tomato sandwich is made from home grown tomatoes with mayonnaise,salt, pepper, and bread. Thats All! I just love sitting down to a good tasting home grown tomato sandwich! Don’t You?.

As Always Save a Cup of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

Visit the following websites, where you shall see ideas for lovely home decor makeovers, table settings, great food, recipes,
and ideas how to reuse treasures found.  

Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch,
where she is hosting:
Tablescape Thursday and Metamorphosis Monday


Visit Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum, 
where she is hosting:
Foodie Friday


Visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, 
where she is hosting every Monday:
Today’s Thrifty Treasures


Visit Diane at A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,
where she is hosting:
Second Time Around Tuesday


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TEA LUNCHEON- IN NATCHEZ

Welcome to 14th Tea Time Tuesday
Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belle’s Tea Luncheon

The Belle’s are pictured left to right
Lady Katherine, Donna, Christine, Vicki
Belle’s Blog Website’s
Vicki at Paint Or Dig


Christine was our hostess for the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Tea Luncheon
 at her home, Saturday. She welcome us with  a lovely Tablecloth on her kitchen island filled with a wonderful Buffet of Asian Food, she had prepared. In front of each dish Christine used erasable ceramic place cards which held the name of each Asian Dish she had prepared.
Notice: Christine’s wonderful Brick Floor
Christine has lovely serving pieces she served the delicious Asian food upon.
I do not remember all the names of the Asian food, the chicken was stuffed with Crawfish, My husband loved this dish, for he has a crawfish pond. 
Beautiful flatware and blue tranferware plates on the buffet 
Notice the lids of the serving dishes, just lovely! 
The pool and flowers outdoors is more beautiful than the pictures you see on Christine’s Website.
As it had rained all morning, we ate Lunch in Christine’s Dining Room. So sorry I did not get a photo of the dining room! Christine gave a a tour of each room of her home. So lovely Christine!
In a lovely crystal punch bowl, 7up vanilla ice cream
 Christine had a Tea Table set up.
The lovely Teapots and warmers held 
Pear Guava Tea, and Mango Passion Fruit Tea
Both Teas were delightful! I adored the Mango Passion Fruit Tea,
 the Pear Guava Tea was a wonderful Tea for everyday. 
The table linens are so lovely.
The centerpiece was a lovely Conservatory 
Blue and white teacups set on a tray
The cloche is filled with delicious chocolate chip cookies.
Melons in a lovely blue bowl
Now I loved the desert in the long pan, I forgot the name, Oh, but it was wonderful! 
Visit Christine’s lovely blog,
 to find all the names of the delicious foods she has served.  
After lunch we sat around the Breakfast table, as we opened gifts. 
Bobby, Vicki’s husband is taking a photo of Donna as she shows the lovely blue bowl she won, which Christine gave as a door prize. I always loved Christine’s wooden Lazy Susan in the middle of the Breakfast table. Christine’s home is lovely and has many wonderful pieces. 
I love her napkin ring cabinet, just to the left of the French Doors. 
Notice the wood ceiling and beams in the kitchen. 
John, Christine’s husband and my husband, 
Terry were sitting behind us in Christine’s Family room.
Vicki, brought a door prize she had painted, her original painting of Magnolias and Teapot
I am happy to say, I won this lovely painting! 
 So fitting for a 
 Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belle, don’t you think?
Christine gave each of her guest a set of four Royal Albert blue rose napkin rings. 
We all shall have a table setting with these lovely napkin rings soon.

Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles in Christine’s lovely Garden 
All the Belles which couldn’t come to this lovely Tea Luncheon, you were missed. 

After touring Christine lovely garden, John drove in the car ahead and gave us a drive by tour of many lovely homes, an old cemetery, and downtown Natchez to visit the wonderful antique shops. John also took us all to tour a lovely home, then he went back home where he hosted our husbands for the afternoon. Thank You John for a wonderful tour of Natchez!
 Oh, a wedding was being held at the home we planned to tour, Christine took us to tour Rosalie Mansion a beautiful home by the Mississippi River, I loved this home for the original owners furnishings are still in the home.  This home also had a
 Gentleman’s Parlor and a Ladies Parlor. 
Christine took photos of these lovely rooms. 
This Fall The Natchez Pilgrimage will be held October 1-15.


Rosalie Mansion



Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles on the porch of Rosalie Mansion



I want to Thank John and Christine for being our Host and Hostess for this year’s,

Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Tea Luncheon. We all had such a lovely time!

Lady Katherine on the second floor Veranda of Rosalie Mansion view the Mississippi River

Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me
Lady Katherine

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!