tea and cherry blossoms

Yesterday I was invited for tea. I got there early to take pictures to share with you and take you on a virtual tea party. You know my friend Melissa. This is how she does tea...



The cherry blossom tree is spectacular! She dressed it with an old chandelier and paper lanterns.




Have a seat



Can you hear the birds singing? They were.




The table is nestled amid freshly blooming lilacs, roses and fragrant rosemary




The table is dressed in thrifted linens and vintage tea cups



Her potting bench in the background



A beautiful afternoon

25 comments

  1. So pretty! I adore her potting bench... don't tell my hubs though since he built mine. I wish I had a vintage chandy just laying around waiting to be hung in a tree!

    Michelle

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  2. How absolutely gorgeous! Did you feel like you were in a fairy tale?! There is nothing prettier than a cherry blossom tree and what a wonderful friend to treat you to such a special afternoon.
    I don't know if I could have forced myself to leave!
    :) sarah

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  3. That's so sweet. What do I love the most - the paper lanterns hanging in the tree, the sweet vintage tablecloth, the tea cups. It's so hard to decide because I love it all.

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  4. Gorgeous - wish I were there! What kind of tea did you drink? xo Terri

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  5. Stunning! And lovely of your friend to go to so much effort.

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  6. Magical and wonderful. I could feel the sun on my face and could smell the flowers (virtually.) Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. Nic pics, Janet. And such gorgeous subjects. That tree is just beyond.

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  8. How fabulous! That is my kind of tea as well...oh I want to be friends with Melissa :) and be invited to her next tea party.
    -marie

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  9. A wonderful place!! You are lucky with your friend. Thanks for sharing it!! Kisses, Ana

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  10. I can't imagine a better way to spend the afternoon! Lucky you it looked lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. what a beautiful setting!! i love those lanterns and that darling tree. hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo

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  12. How Amazing! Wish i had a friend who put on a tea party like that. Oh well Im off for fabulous high tea today with friends which should stop my jealousy a little :)

    Elise.

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  13. Hello GC, it is me Viv...
    Just wanted to pop over and say thanks for visiting my blog!! Your blog is so cush!!!(that is a good thing)I adore the clothes you wear and the style of your home. Your table is divine! (I just put a bid on a pair of 1940's parlour chairs, crossing fingers!) I love that you hang with ecclectic people like me and go to tag sales...Loved the piece at the market where your friend upset the seller while telling you about the pieces he found, just precious!! Shrew....Haha....I am going to add you to my blog list!! I am so glad you liked my piece ranting...sometimes you just gotta say what is on your mind, ya know! Vegans unite! Looking forward to your next blog! I am getting out my seashells and summer things, that will be coming soon~~Hugs, viva!

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  14. Oh my goodness... how beautiful is this and what a fabulous garden... I'll bet you had such a wonderful time Janet.

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  15. How absolutely beautiful- you were right... this tea party looks divine! I love a good tea party- there's nothing better xo

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  16. beautiful vintage teacups...i must say, you take lovely photos-that is a talent! have a great weekend! maryann

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  17. btw, thanks for adding me to your blog list...for some reasons, your pics doesn't show in my blog list after two attempts, i will try it again...maryann

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  18. Oh Dear God in Heaven that GARDEN is DIVINE! I am loving it sick. I wish I could grow tulips. The grass is so lush and green too, and don't even get me started on the tree, the decorations and the potting shed- MAGIC!!!!!

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  19. How beautiful. I am sure it was a lovely tea!!!!

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  20. Hi Janet,
    Wow, how beautiful! Everything from the blossoming cherry tree, to the table set for three, to the wonderful flower garden...and birds singing! It's just about the perfect spring afternoon I can think of. X Trina

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  21. What a sweet friend to make tea so special for you. Thanks for taking us with you, everything is so beautiful!

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  22. oh my gosh _ this is stunning. i have lots of pale pink lanterns and think i will do the same under my big leopard tree. Melxxx

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  23. What a BEAUTIFUL SETTING.... I really like all the colors on the table too. Very Nice-

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  24. I hear the birds sing! this is too good to be true. whish I were there to join the high tea.

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  25. What a divine setting and what a clever friend.
    I had my first kiss under a blooming cherry blossom tree - true.

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