Friday, April 29, 2016

Lilacs for An Outdoor Tea Time

Welcome Dear Tea Friends to

"Lilacs for An Outdoor Tea Time!"

Bernideen said that her first "Tea in the Garden" for 2016 would be this Friday and I was worried that our weather may not cooperate.  

But I was pleasantly surprised and although the day is windy, the sun is out... so I won't complain.

(Do see the lace tablecloth blowing in the wind?)

I  wish that you could smell the fragrant lilacs.


I love the embossed orange texture on the middle of the mauve flowers of this teacup. 

The saucer even has a  flower shape too. 

The other teacup is a Hammersley. 

When I found the metal ice cream chairs at Goodwill for $10 each last fall  they were  green but I thought white may look prettier for our outdoor tea times

  Do you enjoy having a painting project too?

Don't you love being outdoors again? 

Thank you for visiting me today for an early outdoor tea time!

And Thank You Bernideen for planning our yearly "Tea in the Garden!"

Have a Wonderful Weekend My Dear Friends!


This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:

Bernideen's ~
Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party
Tea in the Garden

Beverly ~
Pink Saturday

Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

No Place Like Home

Hope to see you there!


  1. Your tea in garden with lilacs is quite beautiful!

  2. Oh my goodness, your tea party is just lovely! I love the white table and chairs and the beautiful lace tablecloth. The china is perfection with the lilacs. I'm sure the lilacs have perfumed the air and it smells a little like heaven. I would love to join you there and sip tea and have a chat and wouldn't that be grand!
    Have a lovely weekend……….

  3. Dear Karen:
    I love your lilac tea and was just thinking. I am in a Facebook "I Love Purple" group and they would sure love this teatime! So glad you shared and linked at "Tea In The Garden"!

  4. I really enjoyed the pretty.

  5. Karen, your tea party looks so pretty and inviting. I love wind, so I know I would enjoy your party. And, I would love smelling the lilacs. I wish I could grow them here.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us today.♥

  6. Gorgeous flowers! I love all the gardens blooming! Cute teapots with the rose one my favorite,

  7. Wonderful colours, flowers, pictures, and china. Your tea party is very romantic and i love the lilacs

  8. Karen...your tea is gorgeous and I LOVE your azaleas! So spring time fresh! Please come back and link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...there was a Linky glitch...

  9. Karen...your tea is gorgeous and I LOVE your azaleas! So spring time fresh! Please come back and link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...there was a Linky glitch...

  10. Oh lilacs are my favorite flower Karen and you have showcased them beautifully. Such a lovely setting for tea.



  11. Oh my, how I would love to smell those lilacs! This is such a pretty setting for your lovely china. Your Hammersley teacup is such a sweet shape, Karen. No tea in the garden here yet because it's still too cold. But at least we're getting some sunny days. Thank you for sharing with us and Happy May, my friend!


  12. Hello my friend, your yard looks like a park. Lovely china and a prefect table for an outside tea party. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings, Martha

  13. Thank you for sharing the lovely lilacs, Karen. I saw a "Victorian Violets" teapot at an antique store last month, but passed because it wasn't in good shape.

  14. Such an ideal garden setting! Your lilacs are so full and a much darker shade of purple than mine. So pretty! Don't you just love their fragrance? Smart move painting the chairs white. It makes the colors of your flowers really pop. Rain is expected for the next two days so no garden teas for me. I'll just enjoy yours.

  15. Oh Karen, I wish I could smell your lilacs, too. I'm trying to breathe in from the computer screen, but it's not working!!! I think your Hammersley teacup is my favorite at your pretty table today, but I'd take any to have the chance to sit a spell with you in your pretty setting. What a deal on your chairs and they look so pretty in white.
    Happy Mother's Day, sweet friend!