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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bird Feeder ~ Tea in the Garden ~ Could it be Spring!!


Last week we had the pleasure of having Miss M. come and visit with us for the March break duration. The week started off with a bit of a chill in the air. There were traces of snow throughout the property and the pond area was still covered with ice (thin ... but ice nonetheless). 

Testing the ice on the pond area with Uncle G. ...


As each day passed ... the weather started to get a little warmer and the return of the birds certain to start, Miss M. decided they would be hungry from their long flight back and wanted to do a special bird feeder for them.


A trip to the dollar store was all it took to get all the supplies required...

Miss M. worked for two days getting the bird feeder just right!! and just as she finished ~ We saw the first cardinal. She was beyond excited ... as the weather was unseasonably warm, that a jacket was even a bit hot in the sun. 

She had to show Stella the new bird feeder....


Taking some time to play  ball with Stella .... Before heading off with Dolce to


find the perfect spot to hang the bird feeder. Strolling with Dolce.... I think Dolce was taking Miss M.for a walk, her little legs running and pony tail swinging in the warm spring afternoon.



Miss M. decided she would like her feeder to be placed by our memory bench, we set up in memory of our loved ones who are now Angels, and keep watch and protect us, from above.

A little help from Uncle G. and Miss M. eagerly fills the feeder....
Notice the pond area is no longer ice covered??



Ready for the bird feast to begin!!!


Time to take a little break....

Mr. G. had recently started bringing out the garden tables and had already placed one in the Gazebo. Perfect place to rest and take in the rays of the afternoon and dream.... recalling the teas we happily enjoyed here last summer.

Afternoon Tea in the gazebo, summer 2011 memories.... 
A wonderful unobstructed view of the rose garden is provided by the seating in the gazebo. Mr. G. dug each hole carefully and exactly where each pot had been placed. I can't wait for their return for the 2012 season!!


These Bonica roseswere filled with promise of a beautiful edge wall of delicate pink blooms...


The bottom of the teacup is branded with a crown, and reads, Royal Standard, fine bone china, England. There is also a number 2979 on the inside edge of the teacup's bottom edge. 

The teacup welcomes the fragrant tea with a delicate pink rose and bud. 

Just sitting back enjoying tea, Macarons and taking in the Rose Garden.  Ah memories. It was not quite warm enough for tea outside  today!

Looks as if Dolce, is also dreaming of past summer time tea in the garden...

Time to head towards the house,it's not quite warm enough to stay outside for too long...

But SOON!!!

Sandi author of ROSE CHINTZ GARDEN is hosting a special Tuesday Tea Time, to welcome the Spring!! Stop by and enjoy a Spring cup of tea with her, she may even have the garden fairies adding their magic... xo





Joining these fabulous hostesses too!!

 Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi
Tea Party Tuesday ~ with Trish

Martha's Terri's Tea Time Tuesday

37 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time! We're enjoying the lovely weather also! Happy Spring!

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  2. It won't be much longer til you can take tea in the garden again. We've had such a mild winter here in Virginia and I have so enjoyed it. Pretty tea set, too. Looks like you all had a fun day, and I must say that Uncle Mr. G looks might find in them there jeans - hee-hee!

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  3. looks 'mighty fine' I mean to say. Shoot! Hope I didn't ruin it - ha.

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  4. What a wonderful day! And your tea looks perfect! Lovely teacup and those macarons...Well! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  5. What delightful memories! How lucky you both are. The tea setting is gorgeous but the real sweetie in this post is that darling girl!

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  6. I love that it's a bird pub! Very cute!

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  7. Looks like you all had a wonderful day, and so love the Royal pink teacup. Happy Spring days ahead! x

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  8. She must have had such a great time with you both! The weather has been incredible...being outside is so good for the soul.

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  9. What a fun day! It feels so good to get outdoors! Your tea party looks fantastic. The rose tea cup is absolutely romantic looking! I am sure you all had a great time!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  10. Hello Celia,
    Looks like you and your guy enjoyed the company of Miss M immensely! It looks like a wonderful property you have and her little birdhouse is sure to welcome all your feathered friends. Pretty teacup and roses! I am so happy Spring has sprung and we have lots of memories to make. Thank you for sharing this sweet post with us and have a beautiful day, sweet friend.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  11. Looks like you had a lovely visit with Miss M. Her bird feeder is adorable! Also looks like spring is headed your way. I am already seeing buds and a few leaves on the trees here and bulbs popping up everywhere! Yay Spring!

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  12. Sweet feeder, fun day~ Love the table! Happy Spring~

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  13. Your roses look wonderful! What a nice activity to do with your little visitor ;) we have bears ..and they have destroyed many a bird feeder. Glad you are enjoying a little spring weather :)

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  14. What a beautiful day for tea!...ahh, Spring is in the air!!

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  15. Hi: I love your beautiful tea cup. I want to thank you for your kind words to me today. They really ministered to me. You hardly know me, but your words touched my heart today. Thank you, Martha

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  16. Celia,
    I am so happy that your weather has gotten nicer! And that you had the joy of such an angel visiting...I know you had a wonderful time...she is a lucky girl to have you in her life :)
    xo
    Nathalie

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  17. Celia, how precious it is to have a little one in your home for a few days! I love the bird house. She did such a nice job. Your property looks so beautiful. Perhaps one day we shall meet for tea, dear friend.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  18. I shit you not...we have the exact same bird feeder hanging from our tree. I think we got it last year. Chunky painted it ;)

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  19. Hi Celia,

    I very much enjoyed your post. Adorable little bird feeder and loved your vintage Royal Standard teacup. I'm happy to be having tea with you this week.

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  20. This is one of those - LIFE IS GOOD posts!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  21. Pretty tea cups, gazebo's, cute wellingtons and fine weather - four of my absolute favourite things - marvellous! I too have swapped high heels for Hunters, and look forward to exploring your blog in grat detail - loving what I've seen so far. Putting my feet up, grabbing a cuppa and a biscuit and getting stuck in right now! x

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  22. How sweet is she? I sensed how much you enjoyed spending time with her so she certainly must have sensed it. It's always so great when a child feels really special and cherished - I believe that's how you made her feel. xo

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  23. Hi my friend .. I am so happy to see you looking so happy .. I adore your gazebo.. and well... I feel the love vibes.. you look like all is going brilliantly xx

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  24. A setting perfect for making memories with that precious child. We have a Yorkshire Terrorist, too! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  25. Everything looks so appealing ! As you know, we are in the midst of making changes again, in our lives and location.
    I dream of gazebos and wearing Wellies :)
    besos, mi amiga, C

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  26. ok....I'll try this again.....lol. I accidentally pressed ENTER and sent my last comment into cyber-space. Just wanted to let you know that you are one of my GIVEAWAY winners and I have posted your link on my blog today.
    Hope you are well.
    XOXO,
    Mary

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  27. This post made me so ready for spring. Love the cute bird feeder and also the "memory bench" That is a wonderful thing to do.

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  28. Stella's bird feeder is perfect. It will definitely attract plenty of birds. And I must say that I love the concept of having a tea in the garden. So lovely! :)

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  29. Hi! Looked like you had a great time! Looks like you have the wonderful spring weather we have here. It's very unusual for us to have spring in March, but today we had summer temperatures. Lovely! I'm taking a little blog break because I'm starting a new job tomorrow! Have lovely days of spring, dear Celia!

    Kristin xx

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  30. Hi Celia,
    Love little Miss M's boots! Thanks for stopping by for tea. Hope you're doing well, my friend! Enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  31. Hi Celia .. Lovely invigorating post .. I can feel and smell the brisk air .... What fun you have had together this fine Spring Day...BRAVO and such a lovely teacup duo ... so soft and delicate and soothing to warm the soul after an outdoor play ... Lovely post... Hugs

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  32. Love! Oh My do I love it all! My tea patio dreams are so small compared to your amazing country space! Beautiful!
    Dolce looks to be in heaven!
    M & Mr. G look like they are just to happy peas in a pod!
    Love the bird feeder - wish my girl had patience to paint hers nice and slow - we keep trying and it keeps ending up something that scares birds away.
    I've missed you - seeing you, keeping up and of course my posts have become sporadic. Soon I will be able to explain things to blog land...
    Have a wonderful spring my friend! ~ Blessed

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  33. Dearest Celia,

    Just read your feature in the March/April 2012 Belle Inspiration magazine! Well done, you are becoming a great writer.
    Sending you lots of love and sunshine,

    Mariette

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  34. Lovely post. My mother just came over from America and brought my daughter the tea set I used as a child. She loved it. Happy to see you and your family are enjoying Spring! Thanks for sharing this post on POTM!

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  35. Popping over via Felicity's POTMC - I love your garden for tea. What a wonderful relaxing place to call home. Love spring!

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  36. Ah, the garden is so lovely. I love the splash of colour from the bird feeder amongst the leafless trees now - and can imagine how beautiful it will look amongst the flowers soon.

    Visiting via Serendipity

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