Monday, April 30, 2012

Tea, Tulips, and Daffodils

On a lazy Saturday, we went out for lunch and then took a walk downtown.

A river of tulips in the gardens surrounding the World Food Prize Building

Tulips hugging

Nothing says spring like a bed of tulips

After our walk, we came home and I brewed a pot of Harney's Yin Hao Jasmine tea. It's a delicious floral blend of white tea and jasmine flowers. It tastes "bright." Very delicious!

Tea is in the dining room today.

A bouquet of daffodils in a Fenton glass vase adorn the tea tray. The Fenton glass was a wedding gift (35 years ago).

A few of my garden's 600 daffodils - I had about 750, but divided and gave some away this spring. These are amongst the last of the daffodils to bloom this year.

Tea today is springy, with daffodils on the tea cup and in my vase, and honeybees on my cute little teapot.

Daffodils on my tea cup - another of my grandmother's tea cups

A closer look at my vase

Who wants a nosh with their tea? How about chocolate cake?

Thanks for visiting my post about tea, tulips, and...


"There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful post! I love your gorgeous tulips and daffs. My tulips are just opening, and I don't have anywhere near 600 daffs!!!! I love your be teapot and the cup is perfect! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Have a great week! I am taking the next 2 weeks off..son & dtr-in-law here from out of state and who knows what we'll be doing! LOL!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Beth

It is always nice to drop by your blog and see what is growing in your garden. I enjoyed the tea and seeing your beautifully decorated cake! I scrolled down to prior posts to see your amazing pink fondant cake and also learn about seed savers. I save basil seeds every summer to plant the next year. I'm happy to say they usually grow well and keep me in basil all summer.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Beth,

Your daffodils and teacup look delightful! Happy Tea Day!

Deb said...

Don't you just love tulips? We have a tulip festival every year in Ottawa and it is amazing to see them all. Love the daffodils on the tea-cup and that chocolate cake just made me hungry. Hugs, Deb

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Beth,
Oh, that river of tulips is breath-taking! What a beautiful sight!
And such a lovely vase filled with sunny daffodils! The teacup is perfect and the teapot; adorable. The pretty cake is your own creation, right? It sure looks good! Thank you, dear Beth, for joining me for tea today and have a lovely week.


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Beth
You have certainly mastered the art of making roses! Your cake looks yummy and I really like the daffodil teacup. The teapot with the bees is so sweet, wonder if there are more pieces to match it?
The description of a 'river of tulips' is so fitting for that first photo, simply beautiful.
I have my last decorating course Tuesday night, it has been so much fun.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Beth,
What a lovely tea tray with the precious vase and daffodil teacup. Your teapot is so cute and whimical. I've noticed your lace curtain and tablecloth, both so beautiful. Lastly, you did a beautiful job decorating your cake!
Happy May days to you,

Darla said...

Enjoying a spot of tea I see!

daisy said...

Those tulips are amazing! What a great way to spend the day!

Becca's Dirt said...

The tea sounds nice. Beautiful tulips.

Becky said...

Love the tulips and the cake looks delicious!

Pam said...

Love the tea party! Thanks for linking up!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

This post made me smile! Those tulips--gorgeous. And the tea party afterward--my kind of lazy Saturday afternoon. Love the teapot with the bees--I like to collect pretty tea pots also. And the cup with the daffodils--so pretty. You did an amazing job decorating that cake--a lot of work, but such a beautiful result--well done!

Jean said...

600 daffs, that's amazing!I can't imagine planting that many bulbs. The river of tulips is beautiful. Jean

Ruthie Miller said...

Pretty spring teacup made all the more special because it was your grandmother's. How lucky you are to live amongst so many daffodils and sharing them was just the right thing to do! Joy multiplied.

Zaa said...

Daffodils and tulips just make my day ..Thank You for sharing this beauty... Fanily teacups are real treasures and your's is so very pretty... I do like the sound of that Jasmine tea...mmmm..I can smell the bouquet from here... Lovely post....Hugs

Terri said...

What a perfect cup for spirngtime! I love those beautiful daffodils. I have not seen a "Royal London" before, so I am thrilled to see a manufacturer that is new to me.
The tulips are glorious! What gorgeous color!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

wonderful post! love the tulips, the nosh - yes to a slice for me!
great daffodils too ~ 600? wow !
ty for a great teatime :)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Beth,
What a cheerful, springy post. Being down here in Florida, I am missing my daffs in bloom. Fun to see your flowers and daffodil teacup.
xo Ruthie from:


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