A Restful Afternoon In The Garden

Happy Sunday friends.  It has been a very busy weekend for me.  I hosted my Goddaughter's baby shower this weekend.  It was a total success.  Everything came out beautiful.  Better than expected.  And most importantly,she was truly happy.   The huge smile on her face was definitely worth all the hard work.  She looked gorgeous and radiant in her white lace dress.  A picture of loveliness.

But today, it is a day to take it easy.  To sleep a bit and relax for the remainder of this pleasant Sunday and to do what I love most, enjoy my home and my garden.  And so I set a pretty table in my favorite corner of the garden to delight in the pleasures of afternoon tea and to enjoy a tasty lunch with my hubby.

Here are a few shots I took to share with you all.

























 


China used for this post is one of my very favorite patterns by Mikasa, Touch of Spring.   It is a discontinued pattern but pieces are still found through Ebay and Replacements.

Wishing you all a great week.  Thank you for visiting me.  I truly enjoy reading all your lovely comments.

Janet


I am sharing this post at the following lovely blog parties:


SUNDAY


The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com



MONDAY


The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com

One More Time Events for Share It One More Time Monday
http://www.onemoretimeevents.com



TUESDAY

A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
http://www.astrollthrulife.net

Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday 
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness Tuesday
http://www.adelightsomelife.com

Bernidee's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea Tuesday
http://blog.bernideens.com

Cedar Hill Farnhouse for The Scoop Tuesday 
http://www.cedarhillfarmhouse.com

Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
http://www.cozylittlehouse.com

Antiques and Teacups for Cuppa of Tea Tuesday
http://www.antiquesandteacups.info



WEDNESDAY

Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home Wednesdays
http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com

Savy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net



THURSDAY


From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday 
 http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
http://www.adelightsomelife.com

Faith, Grace and Crafts for Pearls and Lace Thursday
http://faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com/

Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
http://katherinescorner.com

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursdays
http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
http://jannolson.blogspot.com

The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com



FRIDAY


French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday 
http://shabbyartboutique.com

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
http://romantichome.blogspot.com

Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
http://www.commonground-do.com

Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Rooted In Thyme for Sweet and Simple Fridays
 http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

DIY Vintage Chic for Friday's Five Features
http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

Rose Vignettes for Fresh Cut Friday
http://rosevignettes.blogspot.com/search/label/Fresh-Cut%20Friday



SATURDAY

Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Party
http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com

The Rosegarden in Malevik for Saturday Show Off
http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com


 










Comments

  1. The dishes are stunning and the setting is gorgeous! I love this, it's so romantic! How wonderful hosting your Godchild's party, I love to do that myself.
    FABBY

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  2. wow the linens are so romantic they are just to die for, so beautiful and soft and natural with the dishes, so beautiful, and so inviting, you have pulled it all together so effortlessly, I love lit, come on over for a visit for some more red white and blue, lol

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  3. I love that china! The linens are beautiful, too!
    I hope you enjoyed a nice and relaxed day at your home!

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    1. Thank you Lilly. I do appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. I don't know if that comment made it so let me say again how lovely this table setting is - the linens, china and setting are divine!

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    1. Thanks Bernideen. I do love to read your sweet comments.

      Janet

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  5. So, So lovely table setting in the garden. I was admiring your gorgeous china the whole way through the post. And I love the tulips that are perfectly beautiful with the whole setting.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Hello Mary Alice,

      Thank you for visiting me.. Your lovely comment made me smile today.

      Janet

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  6. Everything looks so fantastic together. Soft and pretty. What a wonderful Sunday Tea. I love the lacy tablecloth laid atop another. All the colors work so well together.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Carolyn. I do appreciate your visit.

      Janet

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  8. I’m sure your party was perfection! This is a dreamy table setting. The tablecloth is so lovely and I love the china pattern. What a lovely place for you and your husband to sit and enjoy in your garden.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.................

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  9. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  10. Such a pretty spot for tea and lunch. Love your china and flowers and all of the soft colors!

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  11. dear Janet your blog is very very pretty!!!!! beautiful photos, congratulations! hug Lory

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  12. Absolutely beautiful garden table. Thanks for sharing. Patty

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  13. So pretty and romantic Janet. What a nice way for you and your husband to relax after throwing a big party. It's nice to sit and reminisce about all the fun, isn't it?

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  14. I just have to say I love love that china pattern. I really love violets. I must look for some. The adventure begins.............
    Janice

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  15. Gorgeous! The tablecloth and napkins are stunning!!
    Jennelise

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  16. Ah, what a peace we can breathe by watching your photographs, dear Janet, thank you so much for these precious moments, and as usaul your choices express a peerless taste !
    Wishing you a very beautiful summer day in your wonderful garden I'm sending lots of hugs
    xox
    Dany

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  17. Just beautiful, I love the tablecloth and the dishes are lovely.. I can't wait till I'm able to have tea in the Garden at Mama's house ... One day soon.. I have so many plans.. Happy tuesday with love Janice ...

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  18. Oh, so, so, pretty, Janet! Love your sweet china pattern. Thank you for joining me for tea. Happy Summer!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  19. It is such a relaxing spot and that is just what afternoon tea should be.

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  20. Hi Janet,
    Your table is absolutely gorgeous today! I love that beautiful Mikasa pattern and have never seen it before. The shape of the teapot is so dainty and your tablecloth very pretty. Hubby is lucky to have lunch in such a charming setting. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words. Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

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  21. Just beautiful! LOVE your dishes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  22. Beautiful tea and love your tea items and your lovely tablecloth!
    Nancy

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  23. Such a pretty garden tea! Your tablecloth is especially lovely, as is that pretty china. Have a great weekend :)

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  24. Gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  25. A lovely setting for tea! I love the pretty china! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  26. Such a beautiful setting in a lovely atmosphere!!

    Lory
    Designthusiasm.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lory. I do appreciate your lovely comment.

      Janet

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  27. lovely garden setting - thank you for sharing!

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  28. Light, bright and very pretty!

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  29. schön ist es bei ihnen, der tisch sieht soooo einladend aus, man möchte sich gern dazu setzen!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

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  30. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-108.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  31. Oh Janet, I'm swooning over your china!! It is such a pretty pattern and one that I've never seen. You set the dreamiest tables...wish I was sitting there!

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  32. The china is lovely and I can see how it would be perfect in so many different table settings and color combos. It is especially lovely in this post with calming and peaceful colors.

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  33. What Kitty (above) said - you set the dreamiest tables.

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  34. I just came back to see your stunning table, querida Janet! Que Hermosa es tu vajilla y mantelers. Que romantica mesa para dositos!
    Abrazos,
    FABBY

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  35. I bet the shower was gorgeous Janet. I love the soft subtle colors of this table! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  36. What an exquisite tablescape!Wonderful!

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  37. Janet, thank you for linking to Gardens Galore. I would have never seen this beautiful Tablescape set for tea in your garden. The Mikasa china is so perfect for time in the garden...I love its delicate pattern. You have such a gift of displaying beauty and I am in awe of your creativity!

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  38. How pretty! I love the idea of tea in a garden. Every detail of your table is just beautiful.

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