Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Simple Pleasures - Afternoon tea under a blossom tree

Entertaining outside is such a wonderful thing especially at Spring time when so much is changing in the garden. My parents property is not far from my house and we visit often. All the trees going up their driveway looked so pretty and this pink weeping blossom was just perfect on the weekend so we decided to set a table outside with the cows. We brought out some of my Nana's lovely old china and relaxed in the warm sun under the blossoms.
We were all a little weary on Sunday afternoon so a lazy afternoon tea was just what we all needed. Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I said I was doing a big spring clean, well I'm still cleaning and tossing and go quite crazy with all this stuff that I have gathered over winter. I had just washed all the dooners and blankets and I brought them out to dry at Mum's place as she gets such a fantastic country breeze across the field.

I love these little metal birds sitting on a ball, I plan to put them on my gate posts one day.

My Mother has always used her pretty vintage tea cups when visitors come to her home, some of them however are just to old and special to use now. I remember as a little girl having to wash them up every Sunday afternoon after our friends and relatives had left. They are so dainty and fragile and just so perfect for a good cup of tea.

Wouldn't it be nice if the blossoms stayed on the trees for a little longer.

This lovely little flower lady vase was also my Nanas, she just looks so pretty on the table.

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I have joined in with Susan's table scape party from Between Naps on the Porch, please visit Susan and her blog and see her table setting.
My daughter Bec, below with her grandparents said.... as she relaxed in the sun on Sunday afternoon,... Mum, you can say that I'm having a Nap on the Table to your friend Susan.
And I'm joining in with the other gorgeous Susan at Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer because this is one of the best times of the year to be outdoors.

We also had the cows coming up to the fence to join us.... and oh, that's me on the end in the pretty hat, ha ha, I wish!!