Jun 24, 2013


Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 172! Today we are going to celebrate "My Garden Tea Party." I know for many of you have been working on this all month. It has been a whole lot of fun. This party has been Terri's desire and she has been working on her's for weeks. As for myself, I got side track on my yard and so I prepared something today. I know, last minute is not good. My grandchildren were with me most of the day so that did not help, but they did add a whole lot of joy in so many another ways today.

This cute little spot is on my front porch. Believe it or not, more men sit out here than ladies. This is a favorite spot for my son's friends. For some reason, they like these fun little sets, instead of the big ones in the back. It is not unusual to have 5 or 6 of my son's friends sitting around this little table, texting or just talking to one another. It is really very cute to see these big guys sit there. I would take a picture, but that would not make them very happy. I am sure I would hear a "MOM, PICTURES, REALLY?" from my son. I always try to keep it cute and current for them. This spot can sit 6 easy and has so many times.

I have set out a Patriotic Table. The tea pot is a vintage Aynsley. Look at the lovely thumb rest!

The trio is a very antique set. Not really sure who made it. The portrait it's self is hand painted. It is an all time favorite of mine. I have had it so love I forgot where I purchased it. I usually do not do that for something so beautiful.

This next one is a Royal Stafford. It is amazing. The gold's are so rich and thick. The pictures do not do it justice.

It has been drizzling off and on today. For a while I thought it was going to rain today. It never rains in California. I do hope the weather has been better for you. This kind of weather makes my whole body just ache.

The grandchildren has been having a blast and it is just the beginning of summer for them. Remember those summer days? Where did the time go?
Sending blessings and lots of hugs. See you at the My Garden Tea! Martha


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yankee Doodle Dandy himself would be proud to have some tea at your party! That bunch from Boston would probably prefer coffee though.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
You are a busy lady! It must be lovely to have a porch.
I love your Royal Stafford teacup. I have one like it only mine is black and gold; very fancy! It's always a pleasure to come by and see what you're up to. Have a delightful week, my friend.


Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I love your Tea in the Garden Setting. The red table cloth with the lovely white teapot is stunning! It is very patriotic! Those dishes are absolutely gorgeous - I have never seen anything like them before. The kiddies are so precious too! Have a wonderful week!
Take care,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
What a lovely patriotic tea! Love your teapot and teacups. So very pretty. Thank you for hosting your tea party and have a wonderful week.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely tea in the garden and the ruby red tablecloth is pretty for your patriotic theme.

Terri said...

Hello Dear Martha,
Your red, white and blue tea setting is lovely...and so patriotic : )
Your out door area is quiet and private, very nice. I can see why the guys find it a good spot. Your tea cups are stunning. Really. And that is a fine white tea pot.
I am so glad you are enjoying your gardening, and your grandchildren.
That is what summer is for.

des ailes de papier said...

quel bonheur un thé au jardin ou sous le porche!
malheureusement je n'a pas de jardin!mais je vais en profiter dans le Midi pour le faire !

Sarah Coller said...

Hi Martha,

Your tea setting is very pretty with some neat patterns I've not seen before. Hope you have a great week!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Poppy said...

Hi Martha,

What a pretty patriotic setting! Love the tablecloth! Thanks so much for hosting this charming tea party!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
this is a lovely spot to enjoy all the blessings of summer time. I understand why the young people loves this place. Your patriotic set is so lovely to the virbant red tablecloth. And your little grandkids are so cute. Thank you for sharingyour treasures and for hostin this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Snap said...

Good Morning, Martha. I enjoyed your story about the boys sitting on the chairs on your front porch. How nice that they enjoy being there. Loved your patriotic tea on your porch. Happy Tea Day!

Clara said...

A lovely tea Martha and I love your pretty white teapot.

Sylvia said...

Really pretty, the red pops!

Stephanie said...

Your garden tea party is lovely and the colors are wonderful :) Thank you for sharing!

Hugs to you!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the red, white and blue!

- The Tablescaper

The Charm of Home said...

It looks like you are painting the roses and the teacups red today! I get that song stuck in my head and I can't it out. LOL Lovely garden tea party. Thank you for hosting!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So pretty. How patriotic. Love the red, white and blue theme. I love the gorgeous photos of the kids. They had a fun day...

Thank you for hosting.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Martha, your tea is delightful - and perfect for Red, White and Blue right around the corner.

I love that pretty little tea spot you have prepared.

And nothing is as important as children - so glad they are in your life bringing you such joy.

Thank you for co-hosting!! Hugs!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - that's so sweet that they like to sit there - gorgeous set! I remember when growing up in San Diego loving summer - although we were on a year-round program - but it did seem our free time lasted a long time - love these elegant teacups - I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Victoria said...

Wow...such a beautiful post..gorgeous pictures..such beautiful cups..deeply rich colors..fabulous and dazzling!
Thanks for sharing such a spectacular tea party! Those kids are soo cute!
Enjoy the summer!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely garden tea! I love the Aynsley! The kids look so happy at the beach...our high 60s aren't quite beach weather yet...at least not swimming. Beach yes, swim no! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Veronica Roth said...

Martha, I had a little chuckle at your son complaining about you taking photos. My son likes to pretend he complains, but in fact he's pretty oblivious to my camera and sometimes even asks for photos. Perks of being a photographer and the kids always having a camera in their little faces. I love your little porch area; it's just perfect for a few friends. No wonder the boys like to be there. Somehow it feels intimate and I think that is really good for friendships. The children look so sunny and summery. Oh I wish it would stop raining here and we could go to the beach for a day. That would be nice. I love your red and gold cup too. It looks similar to my very special cup my father gave me. Much love to you my friend and I hope you have a wonderful week. :) (PS. still holding your son and the fires in my heart):)

janice15 said...

I wish I had a porch but I love my cozy little corner in the back of my Garden thats so funny just men mostly hang out there... cute...shh dont' tell them I said so lol...nice post ty for sharing lovely cups with love Janice

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Martha, I love your porch and how the guys like to sit there! Your teapots and tea cups are beautiful. I so enjoyed seeing the pictures of your darling grandchildren. I'm your newest follower *_*.

Anonymous said...

You're ahead of us all, Martha, with a patriotic teatime! I hope I can pull something together for next week - may have to feature a "best of" some of my patriotic material - with tea in between. Blessings - Joy!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So pretty!! I just had to link up the new tea cup and saucer set I bought at a yard sale!! And a new Tea set and tea pot too!!

Hope all is well with you..


xinex said...

You sure have an amazing collection of beautiful teacups and teapots, Martha. I love the outdoor setting, so pretty...Christine

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Your table looks very patriotic, just in time for July 4th holiday!

Thanks for your sweet visit today. Was so happy to see you stopped by. Love and hugs to you! Susan

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Veronica Roth said...

Thinking of you and your son and praying everything's OK. Much love from me. :)

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