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Monday, July 8, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Porch Tea

Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday Everyone!

Our summer storms have continued nearly every day.
(flash flood warnings just ended)
So Bertha, my tea tent, pines away...
and I dream of the day we can put her up again 
and enjoy a romantic setting for out door tea.

Who knew this summer was going to be so wet! lol!

I am thankful for the rain,
Though, as I know that it nourishes the Earth.

Today, I am having tea on the porch,
as it is covered and therefore dry : )
It is a lovely place to listen to the birds,
and read a good book. 

I found this cup  back in May in a little shop while visiting Greensboro.
I had not seen stripes with the gold filigree design before.
I was so surprised last week when Martha shared this cup in red for T.T.

Martha's has a single beautiful rose in the bottom of the cup.
(I am wondering what other colors this series design was made in?)

This blue one has a posy of roses.
I chose this cup for it's coloring, and the eccentric gold filigree accents.

What a pretty color cup for summer!

English Breakfast from Tin Roof Teas,
is looking good in my cup right now....

This cup was manufactured by Royal Grafton, a fine china company in England.
I believe that is the pattern number in gold...9259? 9254?
I will have to research this one.


As we head on in to July I find that I am spending more
time away from my computer...
and more time enjoying family, crafting and getting out doors
between raindrops. 

I am enjoying my new summer read...
Thoreau's Walden.
...and dyeing more textiles...
...and sewing a collage... 

This is what summer is to me : )

What does summer mean to you?

Thank you so much for stopping by Tea Cup Tuesday!
I know how precious your day is, and I value your visit and comments!


If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday,
just go and create a post with your tea cup in it.
 It can be the highlight of your post...or just a part of it.
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Then come back here and link up that specific post below with Linky tools.
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Marfi-topia said...

I love the blue teacup the most.
Your porch looks very inviting!

We get the monsoon season here when it feels like, lol
No flash floods yet though.

Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer nonetheless.

To me summer means staying up late baking sweets, scary stories & extra crafting:)

Hope you have a great week!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Terri,
Such a lovely tea on your deck! I love the white for summer days, so cooling. Your teacups are beautiful and I'm sure a treat to sip tea with. Love all the lace you are dying. Such pretty soft colors. Thank you for hosting and have a good evening!

Createology said...

Terri Dear your Rainy Summer Porch Tea looks divine. Every detail is beautiful. Your new teacup is lovely. I am intrigued with your textile dyeing ventures. The colors are very beautiful. Enjoy your dreamy porch tea and book reading...

earthen-magic said...


Karen said...

Hi Terri,
Thank you so much for hosting Teacup Tuesday. I just love your Royal Grafton teacup. That is a beautiful colour and the gold is so perfect. Thank you for sharing it. Lately I am enjoying being outdoors too. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

sharon said...

Your teacup and setting with the flowers looks so gorgeous, it makes my day!
I am swooning over the dyed fabrics, and can't wait to see what is up your sleeve!

K J D said...

Terri what a beautiful post... your blog always brings a smile :)

My perfect summer day is a lazy one... spent at home and in the garden not watching the clock, bimbling about and being free and easy about meal times... a bit like yesterday when I looked at the clock and was shocked to see it was 9.15pm! (and we had lunch in the garden at 2.30!)

but it still didn't feel like the day was over....

I hope Bertha gets to come out again soon!

Karen x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a gorgeous porch to sit and take in summer! It reminds me of sweet homes on Mackinaw Island! Love your beautiful china and the lace you have been dying! It is so humid here I have to hide in the air! Beautiful post Terri!

Beedeebabee said...

Your photos are always so dreamy, Terri! I really love that blue and gold cup. It's just so pretty! I can't wait to see what you create with all those lovely dyed snippets. Have a fun, fun, fun day! xo Paulette

johala said...

Hello dear Terri!
I loved your tent, but I love your porch too. it seems to be a nice place to dream, read, knitting or just receive friends for a cup of tea, or an icecream with heat!
Hugs and kisses

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
What a stunning teacup! I love it! I found a new teacup myself which I am sharing today.
Summertime means The Beach for Hubby and me! We practically live there this time of year. It is my go to place for relaxation and getting away from it all.
Have a beautiful day and I hope you get more sun drops than raindrops today.


Edith DUTERTRE said...

une sympathique tasse à thé
prise à l'extérieure
bien à l'abri du vent
très bonne journée
avec un thé glacé
edith(iris) France

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
I have seen the photos of the flood in Toronto. Really scary. Nontheless you have made a wonderful tea for us on your porch. All looks calm and inviting. The te cup is so sweet and in your favoured color. I love the elegant gold trimmins. And its so nice to see how your dyeing project develops. Thank you for sharing and have a nice week.
Best greetings, Johanna

Jocelyn said...

I love your tea setting Terri. Everything looks so calm and relaxing.

Snap said...

Lovely post, Terri. Send some of your rain here, please. I've been unplugged myself and have enjoyed it. Too hot to do much of anything except reading and drinking tea! Love the aqua color of your teacup. Hugs--

Bernideen said...

Oh, your roses are so beautiful and what a lovely arrangement. You have a darling porch for tea and relaxation. Lovely cup and saucer too!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri. Lovely on your porch. Very gracious! I love the teacup. I have had it in blue like yours, pink & green, but not red like Martha's. It's a lovely design. Thanks for hosting!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: What a wonderful porch! It looks so relaxing. Your tea cup is so beautiful. I think I like your color better than mine. Have a good week and see you on the next party. Hugs, Martha

Michelle said...

Hey Terri, What a lovely place to sit and relax while the rain comes down. Your tea cup and saucer set are beautiful. I'm in love with that blue color and gold filigree design. Happy Tuesday, Michelle

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh Terri,

Your post is gorgeous - your porch is heavenly and your pretty tea cup is WOW!

Thank you so much for hosting.

Summertime I read more - started The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens - somehow missed that, never read it.


Sylvia said...

Beautiful china and tea. Summer is a great time for tea on the porch.

Dorthe said...

Sweet Terri,
such a beautiful post my dear!
Your porch looks cosy and lovely, with the tea table decked wonderfully with that gorgeous blue cup, and your beautiful rose bouquet -I am sure all collected in your wet garden!!
Here we also had much rain, but the last week the sun have visited every day, and we have had 24 c.
All enough warm for me !!
Your dyed lace pieces looks fantastic my friend, what are you using to colour them with?? the colours are stunning!!
Sending you late tuesday evening hugs.

Frieda Oxenham said...

We seem to be spending the summer in much the same way. Just sorry your weather isn't matching our tropical conditions.
Love the beautiful patterns and colour on this gorgeous cup and those lusciour roses. So delicious.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I would dearly love a covered porch (or deck) to sit out on sunny or even rainy days. You have a nice area set up and a pretty new teacup. I noticed you have brown sugar in the bowl, I use brown sugar cubes - somewhat of a nicer sweetness than white sugar I find.
Thanks for hosting. Cute lacy things drying in the sun.
Summer for me is gardening, sitting outside to enjoy the fruits of my labour and a week at a cottage with family.

The Charm of Home said...

So pretty Terri! I am joining you next week with a little teacup I found no marking but a number 4 in gold on the bottom,hand painted. I am sure it is antique and German or French. Maybe you will know what it is, very Limoges like.
Till then!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello sweet Terri. How lovely is that spot for tea time. Such a cozy and welcoming space. I adore that pretty blue teacup.


The Charm of Home said...

Terri the roses in my post are Abraham Darby roses by David Austin.

Victoria said...

Hi Terri..what a blissful serene post..you know how to set the atmosphere for magical tea time! your cups are all gorgeous..but I so love the blue tones..just dazzling!Your deck is fabulous..how Id love to sit and read and book!
Beautiful imagery...thanks for taking me into a place of reflection and harmony!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

A week for blue teacups!
lovely and enjoying that porch setting, Terri =)

Micupoftea said...

Hello Terri~
Tea on the porch!? Looks so cozy I might have to kick off my shoes and curl up on the settee. The white chairs look cool and inviting. Thnx for hosting each week. Have a lovely Wednesday :)

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, love the blue cup - they all are exquisite - we've been having so much rain - it has affected what I'd normally be doing, but I have enjoyed my summer - spending time with loved ones is high on the list. I hope this tropical storm doesn't add too much more water! So delighted to share with you this week - I appreciate you,

Marianne said...

The blue teacup is so very charming and the color of the tea within it is very inviting...."Sip me", it says.

Your dyed laces and trims look pretty, and I will be looking forward to what you will use them for.

I found the prettiest scalloped edged cherry napkins at a dollar store and made one of my teacup cards with it for a friend. I think a real cherry teacup would be so pretty.

Enjoy a sweet summer, Terri,

Marianne xo

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Terri, I miss tea cup Tuesday this week because I missed Tuesday!I flew to England from Monday night to Tuesday afternoon and then that was it, I was a gonner. But I'm so happy to see that you had a lovely tea on the porch. That rain is so unfair. I hope the sun comes out for you soon Terri. Hugs.

Christine LeFever said...

You have not only delicate and beautiful taste in teacups, but also in settings and in prettily dyed fabrics. As always you've inspired me!

Laura said...

Love the beautiful blue stripe tea cup and saucer! I live quite close to Greensboro and was wondering what shop you went to. I'd love to know!

Laura said...

Love the beautiful blue stripe tea cup and saucer! I live quite close to Greensboro and was wondering what shop you went to. I'd love to know!

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