I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, June 19, 2017

Biltmore Estate Tea Time

Hello everyone,
Yes, Peony season is over in many parts of our country.
But I captured this photo in May when I came home from 
my vacation with Four Ladies Go Traveling. 
While visiting the Biltmore Estate, I bought a teacup  and
saucer in one of the many gifts shops on the property.
I took my tea party outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
The little bistro table under the pomegranate tree is a perfect place to have
my cup of tea and the iron garden bench in the background is
surrounded by hostas and perennial coral bells.  
I was so grateful I came home to at least a bouquet or two of peonies
The rose peony bushes were transplanted from my mother's 
garden when she passed away in November 2012. Every year
they are more beautiful than the year before.
The Vanderbilt Service is Adapted from a large Sèvres tea service
circa 1888.  Currently on display in the Oak Sitting Room in
Biltmore House.
The vintage teaspoon holds loose tea. This teaspoon was my
favorite spoon to use when I was a young girl enjoying
 afternoon tea with my mother and sister.

Hope you have enjoyed having tea with me today. 
I have chosen one of these photos to add to my
2018 tea time calendar. 
Have a great weekend. 
Linking to: 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes


  1. What a fun group of ladies... a trip to the Biltmore would be so much more fun like minded friends... Love the tea cup. Very elegant!!! I only have two peonies.. I need many, many more!!!!

  2. I love your peonies - such a wonderful color of rose, magenta, whatever! I love that their color is echoed in the gorgeous Sevres reproduction tea cup.
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  3. Dear Betty:
    You have set a splendid table and your peonies are amazing. I love the colors you used and blended together. A trip to the Biltmore would be lovely at any time! Thank you for sharing and linking.

  4. What a pretty tea party in the garden. The teacup is a great souvenir from Biltmore.

  5. Gorgeous teacup and beautiful flowers!

  6. This is such a pretty cup and saucer. I am of a generation who received them as shower gifts. I still have mine and some of my mother's cups and saucers too. Peonies are my favourite flowers. I wish I could get them all year. The season is just too short.


  7. I adore the Biltmore Estate. I'm pretty sure I could live there. Your peonies are luscious. I wish mine lasted longer, too. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  8. Betty, I'd love to visit the Biltmore Estate. And the teacup you bought is probably the one I would have chosen as a souvenir. Love your peony story!

  9. Betty, what a lovely time you must have had at the Biltmore. The Christmas decorations they display every year are among some of my favorite and popular pins on Pinterest! Your teacup is gorgeous, the gilt detail is quite exquisite. Your flowers bring out the detail perfectly!

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