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Monday, May 13, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Spring Tea Dreaming

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

I have spring tea fever....
A vision came to me out of the Land of Pinterest
of an outdoor garden tea...

old mismatched painted chairs
and a table set just so to give an air of femininity,
and romance.

Dreaming of this tea I would love to experience,
I continued imagining how it would look, and feel.
There would be joy, that was certain...
lots of pretty vintage china...

(can you guess the makers of these pretty cups?...answer below)

Fresh Flowers.

Delicious tea.

How about a lovely tent to host it in? 

Music? Maybe...
Fairy lights?  Oh yes...
  : )

Would you care to dream with me? 

I suggest a My Garden Tea blog hop to
celebrate Spring turning to Summer. 

My mission:
Within the next six weeks...to find everything I need for my
My Garden Tea from my own home,
recycled and/or purchased for a bargain.

Then post about it on  a special Tea Cup Tuesday June 25th.

The main idea is to use more of my imagination than cash : ) 
I will be sharing my creative thrifty journey during the next 6 weeks. So you will get to see me build it as I go. lol!
This week I am gathering old sheets and linens, and I will try to fashion a tea tent! Wish me luck! 

I am also looking for an old table I can fix up...

IF you would like to join in my creative thrifty play, please do!
Create your own garden spot for tea,
Share about it June 25th.
Your party can be just you,
or guests too....
and can happen any time from now until June 25th. 

 And back to the tea cups....
Did you guess?
Theodore Haviland
Royal Albert

Thank you for visiting!
(I apologize for the word verification, 
spammers seem to have found my site and I was getting large numbers of spam comments)


janice15 said...

sounds like a most lovely idea..I enjoyed my visit..with love Janice

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
thats a sweet idea to have a garden tea party. I will see, if I can fix up something for that event. From your pretty cups I could only RA Moss Rose identify. But the other are sweet, too. Thank you for planning this fun, for sharing your tea cups and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Felicity W said...

Looking at the handle of the cups, I Got it correctly for the regency cup and royal albert cup. I thought the third one was a limoges.

Hope I have time for Tea In the Garden theme.


earthen-magic said...

...oooooooooooooooooh how super awesome! ~ sending thee oodles of creative energy bubbles to thine up and coming garden tea party! ~ may it be filled with the most delectable muses! ~ blessed be!...(O:

Housewife59 said...

This is such an inviting garden table setting! Beautiful. I look forward to enjoying your Tea in the Garden blog hop entries : )

Heirloom treasures said...

Terri,what a lovely idea,I'll be back to follow your progress. Can't wait to see the finished creation. I haven't a tea post this week,but working on one. x

Edith DUTERTRE said...

un très jolie table
attirante et appétissante
des bons gâteaux
un bon thé
et nous voila prêt pour faire
une promenade dans le jardin
à très bientôt

Beedeebabee said...

What a great idea, Terri! I can't wait to see what you create...I know it will be just dreamy! xo

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, what a most sweet idea! I love the mismatched setting from Country Living, and I love your beautiful 3 different cups!!
I also love myself to deck with mismatched cups or glasses, -and your tea party with old and bargain purchases I`m sure will be a wonderful event ,to follow!
Can`t wait to see how you make your tent :-)
Happy creating, dear friend!

Susan Roux said...

Tea in the Garden? It's amazing! Your photo conjures up lovely dreams... What a fun project. I look forward to seeing your version.

Clara said...

Hi Terri!
A tea party in the garden sounds like a good idea and so enchanting. How pretty a tea area would be of linens and lace.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
What pretty teacups and visions! I guessed two them; Limoges and RA. Love the table garden setting! I am looking forward to your Tea in the Garden over the next few weeks. Have a beautiful day.


The Tablescaper said...

It's always better to use your imagination rather than cash!

- The Tablescaper

PS Any chance you'd consider losing the word verification? It certainly slows down commenting.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Terri, Your teacups are so beautiful! So happy to be partying with you today. Thanks for hosting!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely Lovely tea cups - and I love the idea of tea in the garden - I'm beginning to plan already.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely Lovely tea cups - and I love the idea of tea in the garden - I'm beginning to plan already.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Dia lindo,
mesa de chá linda
chá... amigos hummmm

grande abraço

sandy said...

What a pretty garden setting to get you dreaming! And a fun idea for the Garden Tea Party. I'm going to see if I can pull something together!

Maria Andrade said...

Hello, Terri,
Congratulations for the opening image you chose for this post and for that idea of the Tea in the Garden party. I'll try to find something to join in.
As to this week´s beautiful cups, I had the right guess for the Royal Albert one and that's all :).
Thanks for the fun and the lovely tea.

sharon said...

I love your fantastic idea, and I know you willcome up with something amazing, because you are amazing! I will have to be an onlooker on this one, but I know I will enjoy it. I have alwsys dreamed of this myself, both indoors and out, so I will live vicariously thru you!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A garden tea party would be fun. I've been to a couple that were really nice but the weather has to cooperate too.
I have a panel of sheers saved from the days of draperies in our home because I've been dreaming of uses for it outside. Us tea ladies are romantics at heart.

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Terri
Tus tazas de té siempre son una maravilla, y la forma en que las presentas: todo tan bello y mágico.
Gracias por venir a mi argentina, amiga, por hacerme un lugar en tu mundo.
Un beso bien grande.

Bernideen said...

Please don't change this because of me. I think it is great and I will sure participate in yours!. I started doing Tea In The Garden on Saturdays in 2009 after beginning my garden in 2008. Today is my 41st one (but I'm not into that numbering thing). I love it if we all do it!

Lucille said...

Hi Terry! What a wonderful idea. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I know it will be lovely!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


How funny, you know that first picture of yours? It is/was the vry first Pinterest pin I ever did way back when....when Facebook was necessary to pin things........and I "borrowed" my daughters account because I didn't and never will have FB......what a fun coincidence.

I absolutely adore that picture and still have it in my files, though I never did pin it with my own Finch Rest pin account.

I love your idea and will definately plan on joining!

Christine LeFever said...

All so sweet and pretty, just like you, dear Terri!

sophie said...

un thé au jardin ?
quel bonheur! mais je n'ai pas de jardin!
je vais attendre de voir chez toi

my cup of tea said...

Ok I want to play too! We just got a new picnic table and it is a great start! Looking forward to some fun!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love that outdoor tea party. So amazing. I will see what I can come up with. I don't have a tea cup to share today. Just came by for a visit.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Terri,
I am so excited you will be hosting a garden tea party! I will be thinking of a special tea for you! I just hope we get some warm weather soon! We are so behind everyone else. My daffodils are just now starting to bloom! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

KathyB. said...

I think I will have to join in on this, as it is most definitely my CUP OF TEA ! This is exciting Terri, and thank-you.

Linda Vincent said...

Whatever you do, you do it beautifully Terri....so this is going to be very special! Can't wait to see the results. xxxx

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So pretty! I want to set up a table just like it now. :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Spring is a wonderful season.


Rettabug said...

Good Morning Terri!
I followed The Tablescaper's link to your party & felt I just had to join in, as my teacup in my post is made by the same company as one of your beautiful ones...the Regency one!

Tea in the Garden sounds like such a lovely idea, too. Your photos & commentary are wonderful. I think this must be my first visit to your blog, but certainly won't be the last.


~*~Patty S said...

It is always so lovely to visit you dear Terri...your garden party sounds wonderful!

We will be returning from our vacation in the UK that day ... can't wait to sip tea there ♥

Happy Spring to you dear one

debi said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you come up with Terri. I know it will be enchanting!

Marianne C. said...

It all sounds divine, Terri...I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure with your imagination and creativity it will be beautiful and fascinating.

Your teacups are so pretty and feminine.

Blessings for tea party inspiration,

Marianne xo

Createology said...

Terri Dear there is nothing more enjoyable than a wonderful afternoon tea with friends. This photo is quite the inspiration for gathering up bits and pieces and setting a fun table with tea and tidbits. Wonderful idea dear...

Kathy said...

This sounds marvelous, Terri! I think there are so very many creative ways we can use what we have. I am looking forward to joining you then. I may be at the beach, but I'll be prepared!
I appreciate you sharing and hosting, Kathy

Marjanne said...

this looks sooooo romnatic....
I have the same problem with spam, so enoying!!

Cinderella Moments said...

Love that picture with the mismatched chairs.I can't wait to see your party. I am totally certain it will be something to see!

Uniquely Ella said...

What a lovely idea Terri. The inspiration table and setting is so pretty. I love how the chairs do not match. Great event, love it.

Crazy For Tea Time said...

I have a case of spring fever myself, and tea in the garden sounds like just the thing to cure it. We've been doing lots of yard work, and the thing that has kept me motivated is the thought of sitting out there under the paper lanterns, sipping a hot cuppa and nibbling a treat or two. Ah, spring! --Lucinda

Laurie said...

I love that idea -- I challenge myself to use what I have, too (I have so much!)

jackienichols71 said...

I shall give it a try...however an umbrella will have to do...

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Terri, I'm so sorry I missed this week but now I can catch up. I'm always having tea in the garden and would absolutely love to participate in a special hop. Hopefully I'll have some sunshine soon. :)

Unknown said...

Hello Terri,

Beautiful blog! Im a new follower and i wanted to join in, the Tea Cup Tuesday. I was just wondering if im supposed to post just in my blog? or how does it work?
Thank you!


K J D said...

This is such a happy project... looking forward to seeing how it develops... very prettily I'm sure :)

Karen x

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