Hope your summer days are bringing you happiness and health. I'm trying to take advantage of the cooler mornings and early afternoons with tea time in the garden. Nothing is more relaxing than reading a good book with a glass of iced tea in the afternoon or a cup of tea in the morning.
Come join me for a simple tea in the garden. I was planning on making a peach crisp to go with my peach teacup but life got in the way. I do plan on making the crisp and will share the recipe with all of you soon.
Today's featured teacup is a demitasse one by Royal Crown Derby. There is something so sweet about a demitasse teacup.
I adore designs in the inner cup!
Embossed gold "bands" on the edge
Demitasse teacups pack a lot of pattern and design into a small area.
Realistically it was a tad too hot for tea so I made some Constant Comment by Bigelow iced tea and was happily surprised by the subtle orange taste. Two months ago I bought a Primula pitcher and have been quite pleased. The infuser is really fine so it's works well for loose tea.
The bird in the photo above was purchased at Michaels for 79 cents in the clearance section. My find of the week!
The previous owners of our house left many bird houses along the fence line. Some have survived. Here are a few of them:
Hiding among the "Fourth of July" tomatoes
One I purchased in Carmel by the Sea
I'm in the process of making a cork birdhouse.
I'm trying to add subtle bird displays throughout the garden.
Thank you for joining me for iced tea today.
I'll be joining these parties: