Monday, July 25, 2016

July Visual Tea/Garden Journal

July Visual Garden Journal
In the garden for July it is HOT!  But, that doesn't stop me from having tea inside and assessing my spoils from the garden.  I have the buddleia still going strong and attracting some gorgeous butterflies, roses are still hanging in there, marigolds, zinnias, Russian sage, hyssop, petunia, blackberry, and daisies. 

July Visual Garden Journal
In this picture I see dianthus, peppermint, spearmint, basil, lovage, and camellia sinensis (tea).  Yes, I bought my own tea plant this year! 

July Visual Garden Journal
The Vintage Garden Tea Towel was provided by Heritage Lace.  It is 100% cotton and so cute in the kitchen for summer. 

July Visual Garden Journal
The Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin was also provided by Heritage Lace.  It is also 100% cotton and perfect for a cottage tea with that keen ability to be casual or formal.

July Visual Garden Journal
The basket also has some fresh picked vegetables in it from the garden.  I have lettuce, tomatoes, squash, onion, and a carrot.  I finally figured out how to grow carrots last year. The only way to grow them in our clay soil is to plant them in containers.  That allows them to grow perfect.

July Visual Garden Journal
Here is a better shot of all the pretties behind the teacup earlier.  The teacup is Independence Ironstone by Castleton. 

July Visual Garden Journal
Here is the parting shot.  I am really liking the monthly journal.  I am excited to see what blooms each month and how I can style it.  The Visual Tea/Garden Journal is going to be a monthly feature. I have evergreens to keep it going in the winter and I bought grow lights!  We'll see how they work this fall/winter. 
Thank you to Heritage Lace for providing the Vintage Garden Tea towel and the Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin. 


I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings- The Heart of  Your Home
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Rose Garden Malevik Saturday Showoff
The Scoop at Stonegable
Best of the Weekend with Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Share It One More Time at Shabbyfufu


Margie said...

So pretty! I'm really enjoying your Visual Tea/Garden Journal series, Sherry.

Michelle Mortensen said...

Wow! This is so pretty.
Best & Bisous,
Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

Pondside said...

Lovely idea, to post monthly like this - it is a journal for you and an inspiration for others. The tea towel and napkin are very pretty - I will go over for a look at the website.

Terri said...

Oooh, lovely garden post! It looks like your garden is doing very well this year. How wonderful you have your won tea plant now. Your journal post is fab and will be a wonderful regular feature.
I am afraid I am not as brave as you, and the heat keeps me indoors for tea. I am hoping this fall I can get outside, maybe even bring Bertha (my lace tea tent) out at least once.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love your post today. Hoping that you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Ruth W said...

Very nice! Matha has a Castleton set this week too. I am so glad youve grown the tea plant, and you have a lovely selection. The journal is such a nice idea. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

CIELO said...

I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photographs and reading about your life in your garden... thanks for sharing pretty moments...


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I always thought Castleton stayed to one shape. Yours tea cup is very cute. Love the journal idea. Have a great week and thank you for joining Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

Pat Cantwell said...

Your photography is exquisite, dear friend!
Thank you for taking us along on your Garden Visual Journal Tour!

Pam Richardson said...

Sherry, I love your Visual Tea Garden, gorgeous photos! Pam @ Everyday Living

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Really enjoyed your visual journal and look forward to reading future ones. I love starting my day with tea in the garden as well. Great tip regarding carrots as we have clay soil.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I so wish I could come and sip some tea with you!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

JES said...

I am also loving this series! So glad you will do it monthly! It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what great pictures.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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