Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rose Garden Tablescape

Hello everyone.  I hope your week is going well.  

Life these days means warmer and longer days and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the summer's heat and humidity.  Thank goodness for the many windows in our home (all 47 of them) which let us enjoy the many flowers and colors in our garden from within.

Early morning or late afternoon are about the only times we stand to be in our garden.  Truth is, I am not a morning at all.   I am one of those people that needs a full eight ours of sleep to function..  The idea of waking up at 7:00 am on a Saturday truly scares me...  

And so the tranquil afternoon is when I can become immersed in the ritual of tea and set out to celebrate the colors of the sky and the many pretty flowers in our garden.

Last week, I set up our tea table overlooking our delicate rose garden.  Perfect setting for a memorable repast.  I carefully snip off a few pretty blooms from my rose bush to admire their beauty and fragrance while enjoying a nice cup of tea with my neighbors. 



Pressed linen table cloth, Martha Stewart china and vintage Limoges luncheon plates add a unique and romantic style to my table.















This delicate and beloved bust was a rare gift from my mother-in-law.  




I love using vintage silver plate flatware on my table settings.  It always adds a certain nostalgia and elegance.  Most of my treasured pieces have been purchased from flea markets and thrift shops.  They are always great sources for finding these lovely treasures.











 



Ask anyone who knows my heart and they will tell you that this is exactly where I love to be.  Every inch of our beloved home and garden is planted in the deepest part of my soul.  I am thankful for all the blessings and goodness that surround me, reassured that dreams do come true.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Fondly,

Janet







30 comments:

  1. How beautiful! We are actually having very warm weather this week...so are walking at 8pm. Your tea in the shade looks so inviting and restful. Love the elegant teacups is a perfect foil for the flowers, silver and flowery Limoges. Beautiful!
    Ruth

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    1. Hello Ruth,

      We are also leaving the walking for late at night these days. The heat is just too much. Thank you for such kind and sweet words. I am very grateful.

      Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

      Janet

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  2. Amiga preciosa! You always have the most beautiful, sweet, dainty and elegant china. this setting is sooo lovely, I would have such fun going to your house to check your dishes.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Besitos,
    FABBY

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  3. I love it all.... I love the Green plates with the pretty roses.. a lovely post with love Janice

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  4. Oh, Janet, how truly beautiful - what a setting - what gorgeous blessings your roses are - thank you so very much for inviting all of us along, too!

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  5. What a lovely setting to enjoy the garden. Very inspiring!

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  6. I love those vintage plates with the roses, and the real roses are wonderful too.
    A beautiful table setting!

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  7. Beautiful and certainly a place I would love to spend my time in.

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  8. My sweet friend, you are always so full of beauty and charm :) Thank you for making such a lovely place on the web for us to visit.

    Hugs and blessings to you!

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  9. Hi Janet, your tea table is beautifully set and that monogrammed silverware is wonderful!

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  10. I always feel so at home in your posts Janet! It's like leafing through one of my beloved issues of Victoria. I feel as though I could live in your posts. Your china and sliver are everything i love! Thanks for my daily dose of beauty!
    hugs from here...

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  11. Oooh . . . so beautiful Janet! You are to be commended for pressing your linens. I don't always do that, but it makes a difference in the elegance of the occasion. Love the roses and peonies, the china, the silver, just lovely!
    I, too, need 8 hours (at least) of sleep, and don't wake up until a 1/2 hour of sitting with a cup of coffee!

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  12. Hermosura sin par....

    Hugs

    Cielo

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  13. Thank you so much Janet for this lovely post. Love all the pretty dishes and your roses are stunning. You truly have a beautiful place to have your tea. I can see why you love you little piece of heaven.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  14. The colour of the roses is amazing!
    I would love to be your guest and have tea together!
    Have a lovely week!
    From a very warm Athens, Greece.
    Tina

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  15. Total beauty is that table set!! I should go with flea markets with you :) I love it!!

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  16. As usual you share so much BEAUTY, my darling Janet, I do love every little detail you care, but first of all I feel charmed by your forks, they seem to be truly Victorian, aren't they ?!?
    I wonder if you have all the cutlery service ... !

    Enjoy your Summer, my lovely friend, here we're having such very hot temperatures we don't remember, I hope your days are a little cooler than ours.

    Sending as much love as I can

    Dany

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  17. Oh Janet,
    This is gorgeous! I love pink and green and your roses and pearls make it all so exquisite. White tablecloths are so lovely. Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Karen

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  18. Oh Janet,
    This is gorgeous! I love pink and green and your roses and pearls make it all so exquisite. White tablecloths are so lovely. Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Karen

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  19. So pretty! The Martha cups and saucers with their beautiful green are so lovely with your Limoges plates ... the pinks and the greens are especially pretty in your lovely garden. Happy Tea Day!

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  20. How beautiful, Janet! I adore the soft pink of your blooms. The green, pink, and white theme is so lovely and I do love those colours together. Gorgeous Limoges and a sweet pillow too. You do set a romantic table, my friend. Thank you for sharing all this loveliness at my little tea party and have a delightful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. Lovely! I also enjoy treasure hunting at thrift stores. Stay cool!

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    1. Hello Margie. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. The weather has been a little better these days.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Janet

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  22. Oh wow those are such gorgeous flowers and your place setting is just lovely. It is hard to do anything in the early afternoon it is just too hot

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  23. Oh... Dearset Janet...this beautifully set tea table makes my heart want to sing with joy... How pretty everything is, from the gorgeous blooms creatively set in the vase to the darling cake forks...you have a wonderful talent for creating beautiful places and spaces and it is always a delight to ''visit'' with you...I always leave your blog thoroughly inspired! Smiles...
    Have a blessed Sunday...much love!
    Kelly-Anne

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  24. I would love to enjoy Afternoon Tea in your beautiful rose garden :) Lovely plates and other treasures!

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  25. What a lovely setting for tea. I love those rose plates!!!
    Debbie

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  26. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-145.html Sorry I'm late letting you know. We've been away for a couple of days at the beach and I'm trying to get caught up. Hope to see you again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Janet! The Weekly Feature Series is live, where you are one of the features. Here's the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/weekly-feature-series.html Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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