Friday, August 31, 2012

Saving Crepe Myrtles from Isaac

We were on the perimeter of Hurricane Isaac so we got a lot of strong scary winds and lots of rain especially last Wednesday. Before the storm got here, I went out and cut some crepe myrtles before the winds could blow them down. They actually gave life to our family room in spite of the gloom outside.
I took my pink flower shaped tea set with butterfly finials out. I thought I would amuse myself by beautiful things to neutralize the mood outside. The mark under the teapot says Global Design Rose Connection by Kate Williams.

I love that tray with 2 raised blue birds and pink flowers.

 I used an Old Britain Castles teacup set beause it was the first one I spotted in the kitchen china cabinet.

Except for more rain, the weather is so much better now. I am thankful that the extent of our damage is just having a few broken planters and broken tree limbs that is all over the deck and yard. I still have a lot of cleaning up to do.
I am linking with
Beverly's Pink Saturday
Sally's Blue Monday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues at
Kathy's A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa tea
Trish' Tea Party Tuesday
Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday
Miss Spencer's Teacup Thursday
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Bernadine said...

What a nice way to ride out a storm! And beautiful blooms too. i'm glad the storm didn't do too much damage. Beautiful table setting! You have some gorgeous china.

Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful spot of charm and light for a stormy day. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A pretty way to ride out the storm.
Enjoy your weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks so warm and cozy there! The tea set and crepe myrtle are beautiful! I'm happy you and John are safe and didn't suffer so much damage.


‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

They look beautiful Christine! I'm glad your safe and didn't experience to much damage!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, it's so good to hear you're okay! This time of year is so scary, isn't it? We got a little rain and wind from it but that's all. Everything is so pretty!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Hi Christine, Your teascape is lovely! I like the crepe myrtles and will be checking to see if we can grow them in our area. Glad you and John didn't suffer too much from the storm. I know it was a nail biter though. My daughter and hubby live in Houston and they hunkered down once for a hurricane - she said the wind blowing was so hard and they were both so scared that they would never do it (stay home) again.


I'm so glad you saved those pretty crepe myrtles. The teaset is simply adorable, and so happy, just perfect to weather the storm in a lovely way and I feel like having hot chocolate in it right now, lol.. Have a safe and good weekend Christine.

Kathy said...

You are so right to rescue some of the crape myrtle from the storm - they do fall easily and look like pink snow. I love your setting - tea is so very soothing and I am glad you fared well during this storm! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

SmilingSally said...

Beautiful blue pillows. Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

LV said...

If you look hard enough, you can find something good even in a storm.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful! Happy Labor Day:)

Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, this is so pretty and the flowers are stunning. Gorgeous crepe myrtles and beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looking at your whimsical tea pot and matching cream and sugar is enough to take one's mind off a raging storm outside. Glad you came through OK.

RuthSMac. said...

Beautiful vignette, it looks so cozy. I love your Tea pot, is so whimsy.

I'm glad your safe :)


Michele said...

You created a lovely moment in spite of the storm.

Just wonderful!

Beth in NEPA said...

Lovely setting. We had crepe myrtle when we lived in Virginia. Every street was lined with it. It is beautiful and so easy to love. Glad to hear you survived Issac so well.
Up here in PA we are now getting the remnants. Thankfully not so much.

Snap said...

Happy to hear Isaac was kind to you. Candle light is so romantic! Looks like you are working on Autumn. Crepe myrtles have been so pretty this year. Happy Tea Day!

cassandrasminicorner said...

So lovely, Christine:)

Visiting from PS- hope you can stop by..

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Christine,
I hope, you was save and the storm didn't damage too much. Although this was a scary time, you made a wonderful and cozy tea time. This flower set is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I hope you didn't get any damage from the storm. Lovely post! Visiting from A Return to Loveliness. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely pinks! Your flowers are so pretty and add so much beauty to your tea. I LOVE your red transferware teacup; my fav! The teapot is so whimsical and I really like all the other pieces too.
I am glad you didn't sustain any more damage. We are getting the remnants now, mostly rain, which we need. Thanks for joining me for tea and have a lovely day.


Unknown said...

Hey Blog is very nice, beautiful and yes- have been well looked after - or at least not maimed. They just started showing up here in a significant number of the last ten years or so, and is a wonderful small tree.Thank you!

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