Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tea Time in the Gazebo

It's a shame not to take advantage of this beautiful weather that we have been having, 70's and sunny. So, I text my friend Debjani, to come over for an afternoon tea.
I set the table in the gazebo. The grass is just starting to grow around it.




Some almond cluster chocolates, various cookies, mini egg salad sandwiches and green grapes, arranged in a green with gold swirls tiered tray, completed the table. The tray is from Home Goods in Pensacola. I think I bought it for $12.99.



I used my green and white Bavarian Tirschenreuth tea set from Ebay, in a green bejeweled square tray that I bought from Z Galerie in Tampa about 2 years ago.


Doesn't my guest look lovely and happy? The table topper is sheer so you can see the iron table peeking through.
We bought this wrought iron patio set from Jimmy Pippen's estate. He was the pioneer of the antiques shop row in downtown Natchez. Sad to say, at a young age of 55, he was found dead in his garden, shears still in his hand.

I added a bird candle holder although I did not light it because it was really bright and sunny.




I love the finials on the teapot and sugar dish lids.


The cups and saucers are Noritake's Nippon Toki Hashi, another Ebay find. I had to outbid a lot of bidders on this set but I was determined to win. It came with a complete tea and dessert set for 6 but I only used the teacups and saucers this time. The napkins are colorful, to add some color on the table, shown here with a bunny napkin ring.




After a while, we started having company flying and hovering around us.




I think they were trying to get to the bird feeds that I have hanging around the gazebo but they were afraid to get too close to us. They should know by now that I would never hurt them. Why else would I feed them? And you know, those little creatures can really eat!

One moment please......a phone call!
You can see a view of the pool slide from here.

And here's another view from the other side, the arbor. The jasmines survived the winter.



I added the small jasmine plant my hubby gave me as part of his Valentine presents. The blooms smell wonderful.



We had a very relaxing afternoon just talking while sipping tea and eating. Can you tell?
I really should do more of this because it is good for the mind and well being.
I am linking with the following lovely ladies:

Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Lady Katherine for TeatimeTuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Sandi for Teatime Tuesday at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
Martha and Terri for Teacup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Wanda Lee and Pam for Tuesday and Wed. Teatime in Blogland and Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ and http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much ladies, for hosting all these fun parties and I appreciate you all for coming over.
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