“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone
We had a gorgeous day today. It was warm and sunny with flowers blooming and birds clustered around the feeders. I even saw a butterfly in the garden. Hard to believe it’s March. The weather is unusually warm but so pretty I had to spend a bit of time outside this afternoon. What better way to celebrate a beautiful day than taking a simple cup of tea in a garden setting.
Welcome, I’m so glad you stopped by to share this very impromptu cup of tea with me.
“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living
I started with this gorgeous embroidered tablecloth. The border shows bouquets of lavender with a beautiful scrolled border surrounding the bouquets. I was able to find this tablecloth at a local Thrift Store for about $2.50. Honestly, it’s one of the prettiest ones I’ve seen. It is also completely lined on the other side and hangs nicely because of the weight of the cloth.
“Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!”
― Agatha Christie
A simple glass pitcher of multi-colored flowers picks up the flowers in the garden behind the table. I grouped roses, carnations and snowball viburnum in the bouquet. You can see a simple Lenox teapot on the table with Mikasa cups and saucers. A little bunny has come to share the tea. A pitcher from my English stoneware collection will hold the milk.
I love how the pink in the bouquet of flowers echoes the pink in the flowers in the rock garden behind the table. Such bounty in March should definitely be enjoyed.
“We are like Tea, we don’t know our own Strength until we’re in Hot Water”
I hope you have an opportunity to relax this week with a lovely cup of tea in a charming setting. It is music for the soul.