Tuesday, April 2, 2013

RIBBON AND RUST





BREAKFAST TEA IN THE GARDEN

The week before Easter while working in the flowerbeds and getting the veranda cleaned up I thought it was the perfect day to set a table for a late breakfast tea. I had to keep it simple, after all it was a day we planned to work in the yard to get ready for our family and Easter weekend. I decided to use my favorite little bistro table and chairs. I love the rusty, paint flaking look and I didn’t want to cover it with a tablecloth. I will probably paint it next year so I'm enjoying the look this year. After cleaning it up I pulled a few pieces of my “Hazelbury” by Laura Ashley. I think it has the perfect spring look to set a table.



Ornamental Pear and Redbud trees provide the shade




A sweet breeze surprised us with a petal shower



The rusty little table cleaned and ready for a spring table setting



Pink Ribbon and Burlap
  the centerpiece I’m making to be used all weekend





Irish Moss with blooms from the Ornamental Pear tree
 Easter Basket centerpiece




Pansy Blooms
 resemble fragile butterfly wings in beautiful spring colors



Mini vases years old from an auction lot







Favorite jams and marmalade I buy every spring


Hazelbury by Laura Ashley









Mini Cheese Muffins








Petal Showers are magical, Petals were everywhere!






Rosemary is blooming!






 Cleaning up my sweet Rabbit Topiary for another centerpiece







Easter Egg Hunt with Connor
What fun we had hiding eggs and the Peter Rabbit Easter Egg hunt kit made the egg hunt even more delightful, thanks Sarah. 

63 comments:

  1. Hi Emily! Oh, little Conner is darling and I'm sure he had a great time hunting eggs! Love the mosaic of him. Your outdoors area is just so pretty and when I saw those dishes...my heart skipped a beat! I love them and they just say Springtime! :) Thank you so much for popping in to see me and hope you're dong well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  2. So pretty, Emily! You look as though you live somewhere much warmer than Michigan! I long for the opportunity to celebrate outdoors! Everything is just perfect, and I hope your Easter was, too!

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  3. Emily, this is a delightful setting for a tea. The rusty table is perfect. As is the floral china. I hope your Easter was lovely. Conner is too cute in his tie. hugs, olive

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  4. What a gorgeous little table and the setting adds oodles of charm on top of that. Love the shower of petals you got. So sweet. Those pics of Connor are so cute! Looks like lots of fun in a beautiful place.
    Liz

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  5. Charming, start to finish- I wish I could come by for some tea in your garden :)

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

    Visiting from WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style's linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

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  6. Oh, what a pretty table! And I love the "petal shower". A wonderful centerpiece as well --

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  7. What a delightful and beautiful spot for tea! Love your table and chairs set. Just perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Emily, what a sweet setting! We just started working out back this past weekend. Can't wait to start planting and adding color!! This is just the inspiration that I need!

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  9. how absolutely enchanting! I love the garden, the tea table with all it's charm. I felt I had been invited to a very special event.

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! Love those colours.
    Beautiful space you got here.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. What beautiful photos and a beautiful place.

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  12. It's like your own secret garden and the perfect place for morning tea - gorgeous images. Connor is precious and love the Peter Rabbit kit - haven't seen this!!

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  13. Creative photography of creative outdoor decor ~ great shots for OW ~ ^_^

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  14. Emily, such a beautiful post, I love the dishes and the cute bistro set. Lovely flowers, such a magical place and then those cheese muffins, yum! xo

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  15. Emily, this garden setting is the picture of spring. Your Laura Ashley dishes make a charming setting for a garden tea, especially one showered with spring petals. Love seeing Conor dressed for Easter and hunting eggs. Too cute. '-) Glad the Peter Rabbit set helped with the fun. '-)

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  16. Emily, what a beautiful outdoor setting! I love your rusty table and gorgeous centerpiece. I've never seen the Laura Ashley pattern of dishes. Aren't they cheerful and perfect for Spring. Connor is adorable and I know he had fun.

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  17. What a lovely site! And I share your music. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing Blessings Paula Lusk

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  18. Great photos, Emily!
    Lovely table...those flowers, dishes, mini vases...I love everything!
    Besos, Silvina

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  19. O, dear...it's all just perfect...the setting, table, dishes, flowers, muffins...and the petal shower couldn't have been more perfect. Just beautiful.
    It's in the 40's here today so no outside activity for us. :)

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  20. Beautiful table setting! Lovely colours - perfect for Spring! ~Pernilla

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  21. Emily your tea table would be perfect for tea at the home of Mrs. Tabitha !!
    I Love your photos:)

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  22. Your table is lovely. You took really pretty pictures. I can only wish it was warm enough here to have tea in the garden!

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  23. Connor is adorable and that is one lovely garden to have tea in! : )

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  24. It's so nice to be talking about verandas and gardens again! Your tea table is a delight!

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  25. Emily, what a cute corner of the garden for a respite. Connor is a beautiful child!
    Have a great weekend...

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  26. What lovely pictures. Love your garden table, so pretty,
    and your easter basket was so pretty, as well as that bunny topiary. Connor is a cutie, and looks like he had lots of fun, such a lovely back yard.
    Blessings and thanks for sharing it with us,
    Nellie

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  27. What a lovely place for the egg hunt! The decor is just perfect and those little signs for the hunt are just adorable. Hope you had a blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. Oh My! What a darling setting! I love every bit of it! :)

    Thank you for sharing on Fresh-Cut Friday! :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    ~Liz

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  29. Wanted to come by to say hello...it’s so very exciting to see garden posts again, winter has lasted way too long! Just wanted to let you know Fishtail Cottage’s Garden Party will be starting up again in May (Thursday May 2nd) Would love to have you come over and link up again and again! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo, tracie

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  30. Hi Emily, belated Happy Easter my friend ... But the spirit of renewal and celebration continues ... May God bless you and your whole family with lots of love and happiness!!
    I love rust, and things that we can create incredible, I loved your rabbit, perfect, peaceful atmosphere that has your garden!
    My boys are grown and I always hid the eggs, it was a fun time today try to do in a fun but also children are always more magical.
    I am loving your world meet and share their things. Happy spring to you a friend and a big kiss. A beautiful weekend.

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  31. Chère Emily! I did not even know that our beloved Beatrix wrote poetry! Look at your little Connor, following Peter Rabbit's trail! Oh..don't let Connor follow Benjamin's little clog steps; that rabbit is the culprit and who got his cousin Peter in trouble! teehehee

    OHHHHH your rusty bistro set is so pretty and ready for action! Not here; we still have cold weather, a little snow left on the ground, but by next month at this time, we should be showing signs of spring. Thank you so much for coming by and I do hope you will participate in my Paris link party this year again! Anita

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  32. It's like a scene right out of a storybook, Emily, every single detail, and Connor is the prince. I love it all. Petal showers are magical, aren't they?
    Can't help but linger in Narnia a little longer and I will enjoy the rest of your musical selection as I prepare my late lunch.
    XOXO's

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  33. I thoroughly enjoyed your post - sentiments and photos. I love the first wide shot I think it was of the table - from behind the rosemary, before the rosemary close up. Lovely shot!
    Beautiful petals and all.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Thanks, Jenn

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  34. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Table is just perfect for tea in your lovely Garden...the setting with your Beautiful dishes, flowers, muffins...and the petal shower couldn't have been more perfect. Just beautiful. Connor is a Beautiful child... I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  35. Beautiful vignette! So pretty with your pansy's adding the perfect touch!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  36. Emily, I can't think of a better shower than a petal shower. I love your touches of ribbons and rust. What a beautiful tea in the garden! Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Beautiful Emily! Petal showers are my favorite kind! I ADORE your Irish Moss basket and chippy table setting! The Laura Ashley plates are beautiful with the pansies! Connor is a cutie :)

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  38. I think that I will set up lunch in the garden tomorrow after seeing your beautiful photos.

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  39. Just beautiful!! LOVE the whole tea scape !! So charming!!
    And what a cutie you have there too!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  40. How enchanting, Emily. I love the setting for your tea party as well as the pretty Laura Ashley china pattern. Look at Connor! LOVELY photos of him. He looks adorable all dressed-up for Easter. I know you enjoyed having him visit. I enjoyed this post.

    Thanks for your kind email! It meant so much to me.

    xo,
    RJ

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  41. This is so beautiful Emily. I love the china and tea set, so pretty. I always enjoy garden table settings and this looks so magical. Connor is such a handsome fella!..Christine

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  42. That is such a pretty spot for a tea. I like the dishes and all of your lovely flowers.
    -Karen

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  43. Lovely, Emily, I love that china. What a handsome young man!

    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, have a good week!

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  44. Lovely, Emily! The china is gorgeous. Such a cute young man. Love the topiary. To have tea outside -- wow! :D

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  45. Everything is just full of big, beautiful Spring colors!

    I'm visiting today from the blog hop. :)

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  46. So beautiful. Love your shots.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  47. I went back to see your plates. They are awesome. Your pictures are beautifull.
    You've got good taste!
    A kiss and a nice week for you.
    Sílvia

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  48. What a lovely place to sit and have a cup of tea. The bistro set, the china, and the greenery. I too share a love for all things French; I was able to visit there 5 years ago and we are hoping to return this summer. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  49. I've commented once, but had to come back and add a thank you. Your dishes are so beautiful and I just can't get over your pansy shots, gorgeous!
    So happy to have you at AMAZE ME MONDAY party!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  50. There is just something about a little rust and chippiness that makes things look homey. Your little table is set so lovely- the dishes are so spring-like. Wish we had your weather- waiting for spring to make its arrival. The Easter mosaic with your grandson is precious. :-) Sue

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  51. Your blue on the china is so sweet; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Emily.

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  52. Emily,
    Your teas is delightful! I love Conner's shirt, tie , shorts, and dress casual shoes! Too chic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  53. Wonderful post! Everything looks just beautiful.

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  54. Oh, I love all of it! The setting, the dishes, the pansies and the sweet photos from the Easter egg hunt!
    I always smile when I visit here!
    Have a lovely week!
    Robin

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  55. It looks as if your Easter weekend was beautiful. You set a gorgeous table for two. The moss with the petals is precious. Your Spring looks splendid.
    Ann

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  56. Beautiful photos and garden. Love your china. :)

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  57. Emily, this setting for a breakfast tea is just delightful. Those dishes are so pretty and are perfect for a garden setting. Love your little bottles of pansies marching down the table, and the basket with the moss and petals is so pretty. The pictures of Connor look like a magazine spread. Well, the entire post looks like a magazine spread. laurie

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  58. Oops, I've commented on this post before... ;) Your china is very nice and perfect for spring! Happy Blue Monday!
    Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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    Doce abraço!

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  60. Oh, Emily - this is enchanting in so many ways - love the sweet little Bistro set, the garden, the lovely decor and china - as well as the cute Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt kit - too adorable - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  61. Whoosh, deep breath...recover, oh my goodness what a wonderful post! From top to bottom, all really so lovely and inviting...very nice!

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  62. Hi Emily!
    You've been featured at AMAZE ME MONDAY! Come share what you've been up to at this weeks party...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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