I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Last Summer Tea on the Patio

Hello everyone,
Last week sweetheart and I were busy cleaning the kitchen/dining room. After we finished cleaning, I needed a little rest. I baked this fig galette with some fresh figs a neighbor had given me, and I wanted to enjoy a piece of tart on the patio with a cup of tea.  As Summer is drawing to an end I knew I wouldn't be able to have many more chances to sit, relax and enjoy my tranquile garden. 
Fresh Fig Galette
 Printable recipe

I was looking for something pink for Pink Saturday when I  found this vintage tea pot at the thrift store. 
 The tea pot is a vintage Ellgreave Burslem Wood and Sons England 
Pink and White, genuine Ironstone. 
The pink roses are so delicate and add a softness to the tray.

The little books I found at the Dollar Tree.  Each lady received a book as a gift at my 2011 Christmas Tea.
Go Here to visit the Christmas Tea

I have a couple of tea parties to plan for November and December. I was delighted to have some time to contemplate about the menus and all the wonderful things that go with planning a tea.
Guest List
and more...
in a restful place

The dessert plate is T and V Limoges France
The tea cup and saucer are Haviland - Limoges 
I bought the three piece set at an estate sale when I first retired about five years ago.

I love the  pink candy stripe with the gold accent on the tea pot.

'First Love' dessert fork  and demi spoon are from my vintage set of silverware. 
The little bottles are precious to hold a blossom or two. 

I sat sitting on the swing thinking about the wonderful summer and the joyous time spend with family and friends.   

A calm and restful retreat and a cup of tea.

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
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Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideens Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

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  1. Oh my, the teapot is adorable, soo pretty! What a sweet find and your table setting for tea is lovely. I'd love to have some tea with you and help you plan your outcoming tea parties..I love tea parties, to go and to make them,lol.. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Your teapot is a great find - and your galette - oh yummy!

  3. I so love your pink teapot! Awesome!


  4. It looks like you have a lovely spot to enjoy afternoon tea. Enjoy your last days of summer. Winter finished here a couple of days ago, but is having a good rain and blow here today. We need it as it has been a dry winter. I love your teapot, and have printed the recipe for your Galette. It sounds delicious! have a wonderful week.

  5. LOVELY ....looks delicious and your teapot, cups, setting etc is just beautiful! :)

  6. your teapot is a wonderful find. looks lovely with your Haviland - Limoges pieces. beautiful tea on the patio at the end of summer. thanks for inviting us.

  7. This looks wonderful. So pretty and so inviting. I can hardly wait for it to be cool enough to have tea on the patio. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Beautiful and delicate. I love it!

  9. The tea pot is gorgeous and I love those sweet books. I think I have one of them! Happy Monday!

  10. Pretty pink tea pot and the fig galette looks delicious.

  11. Hi Betty,
    It sad to to know that this is our last summer meal outside the porch, right?

    Well, another time nxt summer. I do adorn you tea set. Very romantic.

    Happy day,

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

  12. Lovely setting on your patio, but I think you should have autumn teas out there as well, and then in winter have hot cocoa so long as it is not freezing, for it looks like such a cozy atmosphere~

  13. I felt as though I had joined you for your lovely tea on the porch. I love your pretty dishes and teapot. I too am sighing and reminiscing about summer's good times. I just had several family birthday celebratons, a class reunion, participated in a big fifties event; so a very full summer. But now I look forward to the beauty and bounty of fall, but maybe just a few more summer moments?
    I'm your newest follower! Blessings, Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

  14. Hi Betty,
    what a cute tea time. Love the pink accents and the tea pot is really pretty. Thank you for sharing this recipe, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  15. Hello Betty,
    Your teapot is darling and your teacup and plate look so very lovely with it! I would love a taste of the fig galette with a cup of tea; yum! Thank you for joining me and enjoy your week.


  16. This makes me want to get back into enjoying an afternoon tea. When I was growing up my Mother always held tea. It was delicious but unfortunately time does not allow for that now.

  17. Hi Betty: Your teapot is so cute. I love that Limoges set. I own a set as well. It looks like you have the perfect place for tea. Wish I was there! Blessings, Martha

  18. What a lovely patio you have! Having tea there looks so relaxing. What a wonderful find with your darling teapot! Beautiful teacup too!

  19. How sweet and cozy...I love your darling teapot! Thank you for linking up and sharing this with us.

  20. such a tasty post! Very homely and relaxing and decadent too. Sweet photographs and your fig tart looks v-e-r-y nice

  21. Hello Betty,
    What a refreshing and relaxing post! Your outdoor tea looks divine! I adore your new thrifted vintage tea pot! And your tea cup! But your fig dessert makes my mouth water!

  22. Love that pink teapot and OMG your going to have fun planning your tea parties...Your fig crumble looks delicious ...HMMM Good with tea....Thanks for sharing your thrift shop finds... ENJOY !!!!. Hugs

  23. What a lovely way to treat yourself after some good hard work! Love that you were working together. My neighbor has a fig tree - I'll share this with her - maybe she'll share a few figs. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  24. Stunning delectable respite time ... love that fabulous teapot.
    Wish I had a fig tree ...
    Have a lovely weekend ~

    GIVEAWAY ends 9/9

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  25. Betty, your tea time looks very inviting. Love figs! This reminds me of the fig bars my mom used to make.
    Happy Pink Saturday.......Sarah

  26. How pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    PINK reminds is my entry.
    Have a great weekend!

  27. Your little pretty pink tea pot, aided just the right touch your patio setting.

  28. Beautiful! I love the sweet tea pot too. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite things blog hop. xo

  29. I wish I could have found that tea pot! Just beautiful. I love pink. I love the dollar tree too. You never know what you can find there. take care, Darlene

  30. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we're so busy it'll stay open for an entire month!! You're welcome to link up as many posts as you'd like that relate to making your space a better one for you and yours. So hop on over if you'd like and link up to Making Space Mondays, Linky Party #15. Thanks! -Tabitha

  31. I am in love with the pink tea pot! What a beautiful find!!


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