Monday, October 3, 2011

In the Garden for Tea Time

Sharing Tea with your best girlfriend is one of life's special moments. Today for Tea Time Tuesday, we are joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and the list of participants, as I celebrate Fall in the Garden for Tea Time.

As my friend and I take a seat at the bistro,Where Roses Bloom, we relax and look around the garden where flowers still share the last of summer's bounty and my Fall flowers are just beginning.

While our tea is brewing, let's enjoy the view of nature's beauty.

And of course we can't forget the Autumn cottage for our birdie friends.

Our tea is ready and it is so nice to relax this afternoon in the fresh air and cooler temps. Today I will serve our tea from a teapot I have shared before. It is pretty for Fall with the leaf pattern on the front. Our french inspired tea mugs are designed with roses in Autumn colors and rose names on the inside brim.

Our sugar and creamer are Autumn inspired with a sunflower design on one side and rooster on the other.

For the centerpiece, I have added just a simple Happy Harvest carved pumpkin.

Rust colored napkins are held using a mini grapevine wreath and silk leaf for a napkin holder.

For our tea time dessert, we are enjoying pumpkin cakeroll with creamcheese filling. It is light and not too sweet. Perfect with a dollop of plum jam.

How cozy it is to settle in for the afternoon and enjoy tea and cakeroll in our bistro seats with comfy back cushions.

Thank you for joining me and my best friend for tea today. It is always wonderful to have you visit and your comments are welcomed and enjoyed.
Have a beautiful Autumn day.


A Hint of Home said...

Hey Friend,
What a great setting to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of that delicious cake. Love the Fall tablecloth and all the pretty tea accessories!
Glad you're enjoying the outside and cooler temps.
Your flowers are beautiful!
Have a great week, Celeste!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks so are right, there is nothing like having tea with a dear friend. I list it hight on things I love to do! The rolls looks so delish...and the sauce. I would love to try that sometime!

Unknown said...

Lovely setting and surroundings. So relaxing to have Tea with and good friend, enjoy the moment and the Autumn days my friend. Hugs and love sent your way, Marilou

Susan said...

Celestina, your post represent peace, kindness and understanding. You display such a sense of peace in your surroundings.
And oh my what I wouldn't give for a piece of that pumpkin cake!! Yummy!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That was really a lovely idea and yes, it feels great to be outdoors now for tea. We have not been able to do this all summer; way too hot.
We've been on the balcony a few times now and it is great.
Your settings are very pleasing to the eye and balm for the soul.
Love to you,


romance-of-roses said...

Celestina, If I lived closer to you I would invite myself over for tea, smile. Your setting is simply divine, the colors so appropriate and that cake roll looks so yummy. Fall is beautiful, the colors it brings make everything look so romantic and peaceful. Thank you for visiting, my friend, I always enjoy your visits. Hugs...Lu

Anonymous said...

Oh that looks so inviting and warm Celestina Marie! Wish I could join you and your friend. I hope the birds appreciated their newest cottage!! It all looks so nice! Have a wonderful day today and enjoy yet another cup of wonderful tea!
hugs and blessings from the Netherlands,
Ingeborg ;-))

Unknown said...

Everything looks so delicious!

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, I so wish I could join you for tea! I love the Autumn colors, it is one of my favorite times to take in the beauty of Nature. Your pumpkin roll look yummy! I made one, once, and it fell as flat as a pancake! (but it tasted good)
Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Celestina,
You have set a cozy tea for your friend. The pumpkin roll looks wonderful with a dollop of plum jam on it. Very tasty and a delight with tea, I'm sure. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing with Tea Time today as well as your sweet comment on my post. Wishing you a lovely week.


A Southern Rose said...

What a beautiful Autumn outside tablescape. It looks so welcoming and I'm sure that your friend really enjoyed it. I just love your Autumn rose cups.So pretty. This is my favorite time of year. Love the cooler days.

Have a beautiful day!

Lee Laurie

Millie said...

Very pretty photography!...and the pumpkin roll looks reminds me of my attempt at one last year...unfortunately it stuck to the pan and came out in pieces! it ended up being a pumpkin trifle (and nobody knew!)

Lululiz said...

Pumpkin cakeroll with cream cheese filling and a dollop of plum jam......... I'd love to be there for real.

Snap said...

Wonderful autumn tea. Having a friend for tea is a great way to celebrate. Love the teapot and the pumpkin roll is making my mouth water! Happy tea day!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Celestina,
oh my, your header photo is so nice. This was a lovely tea time outside. You made as always a wonderful cozy table. "Where roses bloom" - there is my place. Thank you for having me for tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mari said...

Gorgeous setting my friend, sure wish I was joining in on the fun :)
I just love the way you create and decorate just soooo beautiful :)


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Celestina
A wonderful autumn tea with a pumpkin roll, yummy.
I do like the blue teapot with the leaf on it.
Always nice to join you for tea each week.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, what a beautiful Autumn teatime... I love all your pretty Nature photos... the bench looks so cute with the pumpkin and leaves... your Autumn china is so pretty, and the little birdie house is adorable! That pumpkin cakeroll looks delish! Did you make it? If so, I would love the recipe!... love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How lovely that you and your friend were able to enjoy tea outdoors in your wonderful garden.
Everything looks so beautiful and what a treat with the delicious looking pumpkin cake.
Glad that the temps have cooled down.
Enjoy the Autumn and your week


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

This is truely a lovely Tea.
The beautiful flowers and the tea pot is just to gorgeous.
I would love to be sitting with you and a few other friends about right now.
May God Bless you my Dearest,
XXOO Marie Antionette
PS: Your witch banner is the coolest

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful Fall teascape you have created here for us today....

Love those mugs...

So inviting...

I posted my Dining Room decked out for Halloween. Please stop by if you have some spare time...


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Save me a piece of pumpkin roll... I'll be over in a few minutes for tea!! Looks so inviting!

Love & hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Celeste, it looks lovely and especially welcoming. Your friend is blessed. Me too for having met you from miles and miles away.

Hugs, :-)

Betty said...

A very beautiful tea party you are having and things look so good. That is a very pretty blue teapot with the leaf.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What a wonderful tea you hosted!!! Beware, I'm quite smitten with that little blue teapot sweetie!!! 'Just sayin'......

God bless ya and enjoy this beautiful day!!! :o)

Unknown said...

What a lovely setting! you are so

Jill said...

What a beautiful setting and lovely pieces! My daughter's and I love tea parties. Thanks for sharing!


Ruth Welter said...

What a lovely tea Celeste. WIsh I could have been there for that pumkin roll, that looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing your lovely afternoon.


Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Celestina,
I enjoyed your nature pictures today, especially the flowers in the colors of Fall. The Happy Harvest pumpkin was so cute, and that pumpkin cakeroll looks scrumptious. I loved the friendship reminds me of my best friend who I've known for 35 years. Your post today was wonderful. Have a lovely Fall weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Createology said...

Your afternoon tea setting is beautiful. Every detail perfection. Enjoying friendship at its best...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my dear Celeste, you are the hostess with the mostest--this post is AMAZING!!! WOW!!! You have such a gift for entertaining and decorating--Martha Stewart should be taking lessons from YOU!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful post...even your photos have such a pretty border! I love the bench with the pumpkin, vines and leaves! Makes me want to slow down and 'set a spell'! Happy Fall my friend! PS Did you enter my giveaway? I know you would like it! ♥

Unknown said...


Your table looks so lovely, and so does your garden. That pumpkin roll looks delicious. Have a beautiful evening.


Jan Hennings said...

Love these beautiful pictures and projects!

✿*゚¨゚✎Claudia Lis✄*゚¨゚✿ said...

Que bello todo y la bruja preciosa! cariños desde Chile

Anonymous said...

I've been slacking C... I love all things cobalt blue and your teapot looks to be in the cobalt family. Gorgeous setting all around. I love your roll!! I love spice, pumpkin & of course chocolate. Hugs. Tammy

Tina said...

everything is so beautiful

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..