Terri has been preparing for a garden tea party to be held on the 25th for weeks now. I so want to join in with all the lovely gals I’m getting to know and love, and today, there really was no choice with the house in the middle of renos. It was either outside or Sbux because of the workmen who are here form dawn to dusk, and…well…packed up everything. And also today the weather has been its usual Vancouver 3 seconds from sunshine to rain affair that we had to wait till proper tea time to have tea. But I’m so exited to show you my new little cups and this found garden in glorious full riot of poppies.
I found this garden in Steveston about a week ago when C, R and I went for a walk at the river. But for today, C and I had tea under our own saved apple tree, which, thanks to C’s prayer flags and my crystal leaf wreath, has come back from the brink of death when I bought it with the house two years ago, to actually set fruit this year! We’re so proud of you apple tree!
The little tea cups I bought are Alfred Meakin. I found them at the vintage and antique mall last time I was in the country. I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the poppies, sunshine and sweet little bird and then, when I got them home, I realised I already had some other pieces with this pattern. (I’m so painting myself a little painting with a white picket fence, poppies and sunshine! Oh yes!)
We had some of the first strawberries from my garden…boy those strawberries are so yummy, so different from store bought. Look at the little surprise on the plate when the cup is lifted. I love this little hidden bird. The plates holding our two-bite brownies and fruit are Royal Radfords by Fenton. I found them at the same antique mall as the tea cups and loved the way they compliment each other. Don’t you love mix and match? Martha Stewart should be given a medal for that one!
It is so lovely to have late afternoon tea in the garden while dreaming of the found garden and all those poppies. I think I might just have to accidentally empty about 17 packets of red poppy seeds in the garden next spring! 🙂
Sharing with Terri from Artful Affirmations and thinking I love those two little pups of yours! Some days I feel so between dogs it’s not even funny, (I miss my malamutes), With Martha and thinking that’s one lucky girl to have so many wonderful fathers…and possibly…future fathers to be in her family, with Sandi (Yay, so glad you’re back!) and wishing I still had bleeding hearts in the garden, (you lucky girl!) Mine is my grandfather’s plant and every time it blooms it reminds me of him, and with Bernideen and running out first thing tomorrow to get some strawberry tea! Strawberry tea…Oh Yum! 🙂