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Tea cup Tuesday garden party between the rain!

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. Β 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.

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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!

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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!)

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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!

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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! πŸ™‚

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Just a few more glorious photos of those poppies. Do you love it as much as I do?
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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 SandiΒ Β (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! πŸ™‚

Comments: 22

  • June 18, 2013
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    Hello Veronica,
    Your post is totally lovely. I enjoyed your photos very much. The poppies are stunning! What artistry! And back to your tea set…oh my! Meakin joy! No wonder you fell head over heels, I would have too! What a sweet vintage pattern! Lucky girl : )
    Your outdoor tea is out of a dream! So romantic! Thank you so much for sharing so much beauty and joy with us!
    Hugs,
    Terri

  • June 18, 2013
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    Hi Veronica: I love how you blog. It is as if you are talking to us personally. It is a gift I wish I had. I have been praying for you about what is going on at home. Hope things are better. Blessings, Martha

  • June 18, 2013
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    I truly can see why you love the teacups. So do I ! The little hidden bird is precious.

    Home-grown strawberries are one of life’s’ sweet blessings, so you are blessed.

  • June 18, 2013
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    Magnifiques tous ces coquelicots !
    j’aime ces fleurs que Monet a su si bien peindre!
    quelle jolie tasse : un vrai dΓ©lice le thΓ© au jardin
    bises
    Sophie

  • June 19, 2013
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    Good morning Veronica,
    What beautiful photos of the found garden filled with those glorious poppies! Your china is so perfect with them. I love that sweet little birdie surprise on the saucer! Fresh berries, yum! We are nearing berry season here on the Island and I can’t wait. To have an apple tree in one’s yard would be a gift! I was hoping to find an apple tree so I could take some photos and do a tea post around them but then I had my little accident. πŸ™ Oh well, there’s always next year. I so enjoyed my visit with you and I know what you mean about weather out there. Thanks for coming to tea. Happy Summer!

  • June 19, 2013
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    What glorious poppies! Love your tea vignette and all your pretties! So glad you shared at Tea In The Garden!!!

  • June 20, 2013
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    c’est absolument magnifique
    les coquelicots si fragiles
    une dΓ©co jusque sur les tasses Γ  thΓ©
    ps: j’ai mis une nouvelle fonction sur mon blog , dans le bas de la page centrale
    tu inscrit ton blog , avec une photo de ton choix , et hop une petite vignette s’installe
    cela fait un petit plus pour de futur visite
    toute ma tendresse
    et profite bien du plein air , ce qui n’est pas le cas chez nous
    edith(iris)

  • June 20, 2013
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    oh i love those teacups .. i am very partial to orange this summer … and hot pink .. i adore them together … these photos are charming and so relaxing i may sit here and just stare for a while …

  • June 20, 2013
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    Beautiful! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  • June 20, 2013
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    China teacups are so precious!

  • June 20, 2013
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    Your post evoke all senses! Really nice!

  • June 22, 2013
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    Hi veronica,
    Sorry for being late for Tea Time. You shared a wonderful tea setting with this vibrant poppie design. The china is beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous and strawberries are perfect to that. I saw on your blog the difficuties with the flood. Isn’t life hard? On one moment you have this beautiful tea time and next moment the flood is coming. I hope your house will not be under water. With the fresh floor it would be such a desaster. Its so scaring. We had some areas in Germany which have to deal with flood at the momnent. I am lucky, that I do not life in that areas now.
    Best greetings and best wishes,
    Johanna

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