Monday, April 28, 2014

A Secret Garden Tea

Welcome Dear Friends to

"A Secret Garden Tea"!

Today my post takes place at a darling Tea House
"Secret Garden Tea Company".

My son is getting married on June the 22nd this year and my dear daughter is the Maid of Honour (second on left).  She thought a tea would be appropriate for her soon to be wonderful sister-in-  law and beautiful Bride-to-Be (in the middle).  The other beautiful gals are the bridesmaids!  

So on Saturday we drove to the Kerrisdale area of downtown Vancouver.

This gorgeous flower arrangement greeted us at the door.

I couldn't have been more pleased with this idea for the plans with the Bachelorette celebrations.  I was overjoyed that they wanted me and the bride's mother to attend.

Anna's mom was so kind to snap one of me too.

The teacups were a sparkling white with a trim of gold.

Every guest had their own choice of tea and there really was an amazing variety!  Each tea was presented in a small teapot with a tea cozy that kept the tea nice and hot.

The food was served on a three tiered plate.  With sandwiches on the bottom, loaf and scones with jam and whipped butter in the middle and the yummy sweets on top.

There were dainty sandwiches to start.
Pinwheel egg, shrimp on tiny buns and wee croissants.  So delicious.

The middle layer was the scones, loaf and jam.

Lemon tarts, peanut butter treats and almond pastries were amongst the sweets on top.

Plenty of pretty teacups and teapots covered the shelves.

The store inside had vintage teacups, teapots, lovely tea cozies and of course delicious sweets and a large variety of teas  for sale as well.

I must tell you that while we were there a famous celebrity and actress Grace Park from the popular T.V. show Hawaii 5-0 was there with her baby boy.  She was so beautiful!  I never took a pic because we didn't want to invade her privacy while she was reuniting for tea with her friends and their babes.  It certainly added to our excitement.  I found this pic of her online.

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If you ever venture out to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, do visit The Secret Garden Tea Company on 5559 West Boulevard for a lovely cup of tea!

Thank you for visiting
A Secret Garden Tea!

Have a wonderful week!

This week I will be joining these lovely blogspots:

Bernideen’s ~ 
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Cherry Blossom Tea

Welcome Teacup Lovers to

"A Cherry Blossom Tea!"

Our Cherry Blossom Tree is just starting to bloom. 

 The neighbour's trees are in a beautiful darker pink and in full bloom.  

Mine is a very light pink shade and although it is usually late to bloom it always pleases me in springtime when it starts to bud.  

I've pulled the sheers back so that our tea time has more light and maybe you can have a glimpse of my Cherry Blossom tree.

Sorry.  For some reason the pics are kind of dark.

Today I wanted to share a Royal Albert teacup "Blossom Time". 

It has pretty pink blossoms on the inner cup.

 Jan, my dear friend, who is also my hairdresser gifted me with this when her great aunt passed away and left her with some pretty treasures. 

I was given the matching cream and sugar as a shower gift approximately 32 years ago. 

 I recently found the matching square-shaped tea plate during one of my treasure hunts.  Don't you love having teacup trios?

The Sadler teapot was once my 93 year old mother's.

As I complete my post for Teacup Tuesday, I am busy making turkey dinner and procrastinating about completing three income tax returns.

I used to do this when I was teaching and it was report card time.  My house was never so clean!  Lol! 

I found some geraniums at Walmart yesterday - 10 geraniums for $20.00 and the proceeds go to the Vancouver Children's Hospital!  I thought I would bring a few of them inside by the window until the weather warms up a bit.

Their hot pink colour brightens the room.

 Isn't blogging a wonderful distraction from things we are avoiding?  I know it's my happy place....

I hope that spring has arrived at your home too!

Have a cheery week, dear friends!

Thank you for joining me for

"A Cherry Blossom Tea!"

This week I will be visiting these beautiful blogspots:

Beverly @ Pink Saturday

Bernideen’s ~ 
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 18, 2014

An Easter Bonnet, Bouquet and Bunny

Happy Easter Sweet Blogging Friends!

Welcome to:

"An Easter Bonnet, Bouquet and Bunny!"

Today I feel blessed with the beautiful spring sunshine.

I am playing with one of my favourite Aynsley teacups.

Shades of soft
pink and pretty roses are perfect for Easter time.

The mint green teapot is a Sadler.

An Easter Bonnet,
(With all the frills upon it!)

An Easter Bouquet,

And Rose Bouquets on precious china.

And a Happy Easter Bunny!

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Easter Sweet Friends! 


This Easter Weekend I will be visiting all of the pretty Easter pinks at Beverly's Pink Saturday