Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Pretties

I've got teacups and flowers, cloth napkins and roses on my mind today.  Wouldn't an end of summer tea-in-the-garden be wonderful?

The days here in Michigan are getting shorter.  Darkness is falling much sooner so we need to grab this last bit of warmth while we can.

The zinnia's are in full bloom and my white fall clemantis is just about ready for it's spectacular coming out party!

Time to bake something yummy, fill our cups with ginger peach tea and watch the dragonflies light upon the morning glory.

All Photos Country Living Magazine

"There are few hours in life more
agreeable than the hour dedicated to
the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

For more Friday Pretties visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things.



  1. I would love to have tea with you in the garden, Renee. Your pictures are perfect for Joyce's "Friday Pretties. It's still to hot here to be in the garden or any other place outdoors. I look forward to the cool crisp fall.

  2. Beautiful.....happy friday pretties Ria....

  3. Tea in the garden sounds lovely. I'll be right over.

  4. I have a little alcove of garden near the chicken house that I have pulled the table and chairs into, it is surrounded by sunflowers, zinnias, the pumkin patch and basil. Now that the days are cooler (hallelujia!) we have been having dinner out there and tea would be wonderful!

  5. Beautiful pictures. A fall tea sounds wonderful. Your garden is looking so pretty.

  6. What a lovely tea. Beautiful pictures :-)

  7. Beautiful...I will join you in the garden my friend. I soooooo love all the pretties you have today..thank you for this sweet JOY! Hugs. xoxoxo

  8. Your first photo reminds me of my Grandmother. She would crochet edgings for hankies that I would give as gifts to my teachers. I am fortunate to have some of her hankies from long ago.

  9. What stunning photographs! We left Michigan several states back and are now heading south, back to the heat and humidity of Houston, but I will remember our cool days on Mackinac Island for many years to come.

  10. What fun - tea with you in your beautiful garden. Just beautiful!


  11. Your post looks so appealing. I feel like I could step through my computer, sit down in that beautiful garden and have afternoon tea with you!

    Always, Always Pretty over here Renee,

  12. Whatb beautiful teacups and I know that I could sit right down at that table and enjoy a wonderful cup of tea. Probably spend my entire Saturday morning, sipping and visiting! What time should I arrive? :) Shannon

  13. These are some of the loveliest pictures I have seen in ages. I wish our days were growing shorter here in Indiana. I'm looking forward to snuggle up weather.

  14. What a beautiful post. :o) And I can just imagine what your garden looks like. So pretty.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia


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