Monday, August 1, 2016

Garden Picnic Tea

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
Today it is time to get outside again and have a pretend picnic.  I am working in the garden and it was a perfect spot to set my picnic basket.

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
Just behind the picnic basket is the broccoli.  That looks like I will be picking it this week.

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
The picnic basket is filled with the spring and summer Brambly Hedge china and a lace table runner from Heritage Lace.

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
I found a book on the shelf for the picture and a pressed fall leaf fell out of it.  I am know to stick plant life in books and forget that it is there.

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
I normally grow the cut and come again zinnias but this year I tried this low bush variety and they are really pretty.  They have been providing non-stop blooms for the whole season.

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
I am so happy with my snapdragons.  I grew them from seed. They are just starting to bloom. 

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
One of the sunflowers opened up this week too.  These sunflowers have blooms all down the stalk.  I haven't ever grown any like this before. 

Garden Picnic Tea: The Charm of Home
Have you been in the garden lately?  I can't believe it is August already!  That fall leaf is a reminder to start planning for the change of seasons.

Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
for wisdom and power are his.
He causes the changes of the times and seasons,
makes kings and unmakes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge 
to those who understand.
                                                     ~Daniel 2:20-21

  Thank you to Heritage Lace for providing the Floret lace table runner.

Sherry

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

11 comments:

Ruth W said...

Wonderful! I love Brambly Hedge and your garden is wonderful!
Ruth

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your flowers look so lovely and I really like the dishes so pretty. We are having a long heat wave that is preventing me from going out and really enjoying our garden.

living from glory to glory said...

Oh, what a gentle reminder to have a fall leaf appear from your garden book! I loved this post to see all your lovelies in the garden! You always present such pretty photos! Yes, we must enjoy every day in this month... For Fall is sure to follow, Sending a HUG
Roxy

Pamela said...

All so very pretty Sherry!

Donna said...

Your garden is beautiful! Snapdragons and sunflowers are very happy flowers. Pinned your pretty tea picture to my Tea and Crumpets board. I planted sunflowers for the first time this year so the chickens can have the seeds. Do you recall what variety the multi-flowered one is? Planted a smaller variety but next year will plant the sunflowers next to the chicken run with mint at the base.

The Charm of Home said...

Donna, I have no idea what variety that sunflower is. I know that one of the varieties I planted was Evening Sun, because I still have the package, but there is another sunflower that is almost 10 feet tall and that might be another variety. Here is a reference to sunflower varieties: http://www.gardenersnet.com/flower/sunflowerseeds.htm

Hope that helps!
Sherry

Sarah said...

A picnic in a garden. That sounds like perfection. Your zinnias are beautiful.

Pondside said...

I think that a picnic as a break from gardening is a lovely idea, especially when one has such an appropriate china pattern!
I really need to remember to plant zinnias next year. I planted snapdragons last year and they all came back from self-seeding. What a lovely bonus that was!

Pat Cantwell said...

Sherry,
I love your make~shift picnic basket, dear friend!
I purchased a vintage picnic basket recently
and plan to take it on Annual Trout Fishing Vacation this year!
You fill me with such inspiration with your lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Mom Das said...

Hi! You have a lovely garden. Do like all your pretty tea sets. Like also the way you photograph things. Very inspiring. Thank you!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Sherry! Your tea service is so beautiful. I will be featuring it at SYC this week. Thanks for sharing. xx Jo

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