I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Thursday, June 26, 2014

~Summer Lavender Tea~

Hello everyone, 
How's your week going?  My week has been busy. I've been entertaining my 12 year old granddaughter. Or has she been entertaining me? Lol... We've shopped for cute clothes, canned apricots, and photographed this post. This morning we set this table and then I set the tripod up and gave her a few pointers on what I wanted to post for this tea time tablescape. I'm so amazed at the photos she captured.
When we had our Garden Tour in May  HERE, sweetheart and I purchased a new glass patio table and five chairs.  It has a lazy susan in the center of the table. We love it. We've had an eight foot long rectangle picnic table for over 35 years in the patio. It was time for a new one and move the old one to our other patio. 
I harvested one lavender bush last week and I've dried it in a cool, dry place. I sorted the lavender and cut the stems 18" inches long and placed them in this white basket. I think Beth captured the essence of the lavender blooms with this close-up.
I have five small bushes still to harvest. We walked to the garden and I harvested three bushes. I handed the fresh lavender to Beth and she put the lavender into this white pitcher and Ta Da! A beautiful fresh lavender arrangement. 
Butterflies and Lavender are the perfect representation of Summer.
I found the butterfly placemats at the thrift shop for ½ price. The flatware is vintage from my mother's estate.
Beth and I set the tea table and I asked her if we needed glasses. She went to the china cabinet and selected four glasses from my mother's estate to finish the Summer Lavender Tea Table. 
While at the ½ off sale at the thrift store I found the four vintage porcelain napkin rings. 
My tea set has only two tea cups, so I'm using two Butterfly Meadow mugs to set a table for four. 
Tea Time~Butterfly Meadow HERE
It's amazing how the placemats match the dinnerware. 

The yellow and black butterfly is so dainty on the tea cup. 
I love the smell of lavender and the vision of Provence, France.

I'm so blessed to have six wonderful granddaughters...
So eager to learn and create.
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  1. Hi Betty,
    I believe blogger ate my comment! I'll try again....I love the scent of lavender and my son is at this very moment in Provence. His third trip to France, and I'm so jealous!
    Love your summery tea setting. The butterflies are so pretty and I love your stemware. A pretty setting! Be sure to link up at my tea party for a chance to win the Giveaway. Wishing you a lovely weekend.


  2. Betty,

    Your lavender tea with your sweet gdaughter Beth is perfectly lovely. I can almost smell that freshly cut lavender now. Love it!

    I was in Provence in the 1990s during lavender season and it is a scent I shall treasure always.

    Thanks for inviting us to tea, this was beautiful. : - )

  3. What a lovely tablescape and tea setting. I love the lavender in the vase, a lovely centerpiece.. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week ahead!

  4. It appears that your granddaughter inherited the decorating/tablescaping gene! Everything looks beautiful.

  5. What a beautiful tablescape. Love the lavender! Yes I too would say your granddaughter has picked up the decorating gene....

  6. She took beautiful photos! And I know she enjoyed being part of such a lovely day! Lavender....ahhhh...I love it! Hugs, Diane

  7. Your granddaughter did a great job, Betty! Everything looks just beautiful, and I agree that butterflies and lavender belong together. :) I have the Butterfly Meadow dishes, too -- they're so pretty, aren't they? So many fun pieces to work with. Your placemats look like they were made to go with the china; I can't believe they weren't. I enjoyed your post -- visiting from Amaze Me Mondays. Hope you have a good week and a Happy Fourth of July.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. Oh I would be blessed to take it any day of the year for sure...Lavender tea with a splash of honey...nothing soothes the weary soul any better, warm hot, or iced cold, it is truly delightful!

  9. Beautiful! Love the Butterfly Meadow and the lavender.

  10. So very beautiful! The lavender is gorgeous against the cream pitcher. So nice with the floral and butterflies. My favorite is the napkin rings. Just lovely!

    Lory at Designthusiasm

  11. Such a pretty tablescape! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at The Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-106.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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