Thursday, June 16, 2016

A June Tea in the Garden

Hello My Special Tea Time Friends!

Today will be a short June Tea in the Garden.  It is 7:00 p.m. and I just got home from the care home.

  My dear 95 year old mother has been very ill with a skin infection for 8 days and is now in palliative care. 

My sister and  I have been sitting at her bedside every day and we pray that her suffering will soon end. She had a stroke last year and has gradually declined and just recently stopped eating.  Isn't it sad to get old?

I thought it appropriate to share with you one of my mother's favourite pink needlepoint chairs.

 Sweet Sis wanted me to have it (because as you know I LOVE Pink!)and it is another of my treasured antiques.  Isn't the colour such a very bright hot pink

This month is my sister's birthday and since she is so special I had to have a Royal Albert June Trio to display and celebrate her birth month. 

 It usually sits on the windowsill in my kitchen throughout the month so that I can admire it daily.... but today it is going outside for our garden tea.

Pink Roses on china ~ such a delight!

The miniature green teapot is a Royal Winton that I found at our local Consign-It shop.  Do you like the colour?

Thank you for joining me today for

"A June Tea Time!"

See you next time!


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

Feathered Next Friday
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

No Place Like Home

Hope to see you there!


  1. My Dear Karen:
    My heart is so touched because I know this sadness. Their brain does not tell them they are hungry anymore. I am so sorry and pray for strength for you during this time. It is very difficult I know. I think you were so kind to think of her with this posting and reflect on that lovely chair. She would be pleased to know you are showing it off and she has a part in that. I will be praying and in the meantime you did a lovely posting and I thank you for sharing and linking.

  2. Oh, Karen. I am so sorry about your mother. I will definitely pray for her comfort and ease. Aging is tough. I am holding you close in my heart.

    That chair is exquisite. As always, everything is lovely and inviting. I hope you will join us for Pink Saturday.

  3. LOVE the chair! The hydrangeas are lovely!

  4. So sorry about your mom. Hurts to watch them deteriorate. That happens to lots of them unfortunately.

    The dishes are so pretty with all the PINK. Love it!

    Charlotte Moore

  5. Hi Karen,
    My heart goes out to you as you stand by your Mom - the best thing a daughter can do - she knows you are near and it gives her comfort - you can be sure of it. The pink chair really made me smile - I bet your Mom was a sassy gal! I just love it - and that green tea pot - found at a consignment store - what a lucky find! Your tea is just beautiful and I hope your week is good too.

  6. Oh I love that chair. It is so pretty! Love your teacup trio too....Christine

  7. Oh Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet mom's health decline. What dear daughters you and your sister are, to be by her side. Showing your mom's favorite chair, is a sweet blessing for all of us. My prayers are with you.

  8. Very sorry dear to hear about your mother. Yes it is not a great thing getting old. I took care of my mama till her passing. And I was very sad, but happy for her no more suffereing. Sending love and prayers. I love her favorite chair it is beautiful. And I love your sweet teapot. Blessings my dear and much love Janice

  9. Dear Karen, sending prayers your way! My Mom is 96 and I know some what you are going through. Such a difficult time. You did a beautiful tea this week. So special! So glad you got that beautiful chair!

  10. Dear Karen, sending prayers your way! My Mom is 96 and I know some what you are going through. Such a difficult time. You did a beautiful tea this week. So special! So glad you got that beautiful chair!

  11. I'm sorry to hear about your mother and will remember her in my prayers. I am also a fan of the beautiful needlepoint chair. Now I know where you got your excellent taste from!

  12. God bless your Mother! Oh so lovely is your tea!

  13. Karen: My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry about your Mama. You know she is not suffering anymore and in the arms of Jesus. I will pray for you and your family to receive God's comfort. Please know you can email me any time and I will pray with you. Sending hugs my friend, Martha

  14. Karen, I am so sorry to hear of what you are dealing with. Your Mother would be pleased to see you enjoying and sharing her special things. I love the chair! And the teapot, too. Thank you for sharing these lovelies.

  15. Dear Karen,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. The pink chair is gorgeous and I know your mother would be delighted by your tribute to her using the chair that she loved so much. It's lovely that you have it now. The roses are exquisite and are a perfect match. I love your June china too. I will be praying for you, dear Karen. May the Lord comfort you and bless you at this sad time.

    Love and hugs to you,

  16. Aging is a challenge...what a blessing you are close by. I love the gorgeous pink of the chair! Beautiful! And the RA trio is perfect. The Royal Winton is a perfect complement. I hope that your lovely tea tray brought some restoration and peace to you. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  17. What a difficult time your family is going through. It is so sad when our parents enter their last stages of life. I LOVE that gorgeous pink chair. It is a beauty. How wonderful that it now lives with you. Just visiting from Bernideen's party. What a lovely blog you have.

  18. Hello Karen. This was a very pretty post and the chair is truly gorgeous. I'm sad for your Mama and pray that the Lord will take her into His arms soon. It IS hard to get old, it truly is. I've seen it in my own family and my heart breaks each time. Take care and may God give you and your sister strength in the days to come. Susan