Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Thrill – Tea Garden

vintage don anderson white floral straw hat cloche shape from the 1960s
1960's Spring Flower Cloche from My Drawing Number One

The days are coming where late mornings will be perfect. Perfect, that is, for tea. Tea outside. Tea in the garden of Spring. 


pale yellow and white vintage style mary jane heels
Handmade Leather Shoes by Daphne Board

Those days will be soft under foot, earth still springy, sponging from the sun.


Multi color pastel jumper with chevron stripes and bib tank top from 1970s
Vintage Chevron Bib Dress from Salvage Life

Enough warmed light to kiss your shoulders and neck...


vintage 40's sparkly silver bow brooch
1940's Bow Brooch from Revolving Styles

and reflect a happy flicker from both brooch and eyes.


Black floral lace mesh dress hem guard for bicycle wheel
Bicycle Skirt Guard by Frill Ride

Ride to the garden park with gloved hands, but feet up, like the little girl who once giggled in a downhill descent.


Vegan Soap handmade and natural in a bird shape
Coffee Scrub Soap by Seventh Tree Soaps

But remember to wash up when you get to tea. We want hands as smooth and clean as the newly opened crocus who raises her hands to mother sun for her morning inspection.


Colclough tea cup, saucer, creamer set in acorn pattern with bone white and blue china
Vintage Colclough Tea Set from Nancy's Tea Shop

Now we're ready. Ready for tea. Tea among flowers and birds and bees.


pastel green wiggle skirt with tulle peplum and high waist
Mint Polk Dot Peplum Skirt by Ginny & Jude Designs

But do let us have a quick glance about while the leaves steep into deep amber...


pink dogwood photograph in the early spring bloom
Dogwood Fine Art Photograph by Kim Deslandes Photography

Pale pinks, yellows, and whites sprinkle the view as the first of the dogwoods have opened their eyes. 


market spice cookies by breadline cafe
Market Spice Cookies by Breadline Cafe

Though wafting hints of golden spiced tea and crumbly cookies remind us to hurry back to table. Comfortably seated, nibbling goodies and sipping tea, there is no better place to quietly watch for more blooms to wake and hear the local birds sound their daily news.


photography of early spring bloom of pink magnolias in garden
Magnolia Fine Art Photography by Metro Line 6 Photography


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78 comments:

  1. That first dress is gorgeous! I love the colors. :)

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  2. Such gorgeous details and I can see myself wearing those two dresses! I am such a sucker for vintage style!

    Arra
    http://arraabella.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the way you wrote this post. :)

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith!!! Glad you liked it! ;-)

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  4. the dresses.. the shoes... thanks for pure spring inspiration!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
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  5. I saw that hat and now can't think of anything else - it's so beautiful! And magnolias... So looking forward to the gorgeous blooms.
    x

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    1. The hat is amazing! And we are having a bit of those blooms now! ;-)

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  6. I don't drink tea but these items are making me love tea. Specially this soap :)
    Aree With Umbrella

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  7. I love the idea of a bicycle skirt guard—and what a gorgeous hat!

    Happy Thursday. ☺

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    1. I was surprised I had never seen one before either!

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  8. *sigh* Hot tea. Sunshine. Bicycles. Nature. All so beautiful.

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    1. Right?! All needs to be mine, now! ;-)

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  9. I love that first hat, it's just so much fun!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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    1. Couldn't help but be in a fantastic mood with that on!

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  10. Beautiful post! I can't wait for those days to come where the sun feels nice and warm and colors start to emerge :)

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  11. Oh Jamie! Thank you for starting my morning with such beauty. What a gorgeous post! My heart is singing....Xo

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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  12. Ahh! So amazing! This is perfect inspiration! I am just loving that cloche hat and the peplum skirt is just fantastic! I am liking your post on bloglovin! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I could actually see you taking all these pieces and adding your own magic to make them even more fun!

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  13. wow lovely pictures! great post, I love tea!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  14. I'd like to have a hat like the one on the top.

    Gigi
    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

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  15. I love the idea of the Market Spice cookies, yum! As always all your choices are lovely :)

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    1. Don't they sound lovely to have with tea? Yum!

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  16. That hat is just to die for, although I rather like the tea set as well.

    Hope you have had a lovely day.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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  17. These pictures are lovely! I would love an outfit like the last one :)

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  18. Yes to it all except the bike skirt...it looks beautiful but are you supposed to keep it on?!?! I love the 2nd pic of shoes and those dresses and outfits are so pretty!! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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    1. I do think you keep the bike skirt guard on. It is a mesh so that your skirt doesn't get caught in the spokes when you ride with a dress on. It would probably reduce the amount of dirt that would be kicked up onto clothing too. Win win for me! ;-)

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  19. Now I really want to have a tea party..but that was the point of your post, wasn't it? I'm especially loving the vintage tea set!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  20. Absolutely lovely finds today!!!
    That chevron dress is so cute.
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  21. Hahaha wow that hat! It's so interesting! <3 And such nice photos <3 I love flowers and teas and gardens heehhe, they just cheer me up <3

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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    1. That hat is a fantastic piece of wearable art! ;-)

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  22. Cool photos!!!!
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    expressyourself.paolalauretano

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  23. Wow, such a beautiful post!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my love!

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  24. You know, my dear gal, one of my favourite things about your posts is the colour palettes you so often cultivate in them through the choice of images and items you highlight, and this one - sweet, uplifting and bursting with the spirit of early spring - is no exception.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! That is so nice to hear. I put a lot of time into trying to do just that and I'm so glad you like it too. ;-)

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  25. The photos are super lovely. Wish the beautiful handmade shoes were mine. You can have cookies mixed with tea. Wow I have to try that :)

    xx

    glamdevils

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    1. Right?! Yum! Why don't we do that all the time?!

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  26. I love the picture you painted (with words) of spring. You are a natural writer!!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thank you Amy! That is so good to hear and I'm really glad you enjoyed it. ;-)

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    1. Right?! I wish I could have all different ones but my cabinets are bursting already. ;-)

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  29. Beautiful post Jamie and beautiful features. Enjoy your day!

    Jayne
    Handmade Cuties

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  30. Lovely and poetic post. I am ready for tea!

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  31. Pretty pictures! Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  32. Lovely post!
    xoxo Aimee of The Sitch on Fitch
    anfnewsnow.blogspot.com

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  33. You have a lovely blog.

    I'm your newest follower via the blog hop.

    Have a wonderful weekend : )

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  34. Beautiful images!


    Thank you for linking up with the Anything & Everything Blog Hop!

    xo Tori
    www.mythriftychic.com

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  35. Beautiful vintage finds!! And late morning tea... sound perfect.

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    1. Wouldn't that be the best day ever to wear that?!

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  37. Wow! Love all these photos! I'm ready for a tea party now!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Yay! So glad to have inspired you! ;-)

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