Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Merry Merry Month of May

Apple blossoms swing and sway,
In the merry month of May.
All the fairy folks are gay,
’Tis the merry month of May.
In the trees the birdies call,
Apple blossoms softly fall,
Hear the robin sweetly say
’Tis the merry month of May.

- Traditional

Spring has finally sprung in this neck of the woods and the fragrant apple blossoms in my yard are blooming and what a spectacular sight it is! We have four apple trees and when they are in full bloom it is truly a sight to behold! I love the month of May. It's that time of the year when you celebrate Mother's day, Memorial Day, and also the arrival of spring with the daffodils and tulips and apple blossoms blooming all around and the birds chirping everywhere. Doesn't it feel wonderful to wake up to the birds singing outside?
So lets celebrate May, shall we?

On a carpet of lush green grass
Under the fragrant white blossoms of the apple trees
The table is set for a quiet 

TEA PARTY FOR TWO:for hubby and me

Best things in life are free:

Togetherness and Caring:
Misty Mornings and Sharing a cup of Tea:

I love these Hibiscus tea cup and the three-footed teacup I found in an auction house years back. They look so dainty and delicate and perfect for a romantic tea for two. Don't you agree?


The fragrant apple blossoms:

 Life's Joy:
Lemon Slices in crystal apples:

Tea bags in crystal squares:

 Fruit preserves in Crystal boats:

Strawberries in Olive boats:

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones:

Table set with Brocade tablecloth and napkins:

 Loving and enjoying simple things in Life gives us the greatest pleasure:

My thanks to all the lovely ladies for hosting the weekly parties and giving us the opportunity to share our creativity and enjoying the beautiful things in life. I always look forward to reading your lovely comments, so thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

Boogieboard Cottage; Masterpiece Monday



Judy said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous. The tea service is stunning. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how lovely. Your flowers are stunning and your tablescape is exquisite. You have created such a beautiful setting and your silver and china are stunning. All of the refreshments look soooooooo good. Wish I was there. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

How romantic! Do you seriously have tea and strawberries like that?? It looks so nice! I admire you. AND I LOVE the poem you shared! I love to share poetry too! Dropping in from DIY linky party!

Ellinor Forje said...

Wow, this is so serene. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, anytime.


Auro said...

OMG!! I was just transported to another world ... everything is soooo very beutiful... the tea cups , the flower jug , the tea bags holder .R those white blossoms on ur tree going to turn into red APPLES, amazing?
Thanks for sharing this lovely ,romantic tea party .... so very refreshing .

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Wow! This is incredible! I love your tea pot....and those scones look amazing!

Thanks for your sweet comments on FFL!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tea! I love your apple blossoms and they lend such a sweet and romantic touch to your tea table! Love the silver service and pretty china tea cups too! Your berries all lined up in the tray are mouth-watering and the scones look yum! I am so happy you have joined me for tea! It's such a pleasure to have you; enjoy your day. I will have to come back and sign up to follow your blog. Right now it seems no one's followers list is available.


Sharing with Sherri said...

What a lovely and delicious looking Spring tea setting! The apple blossoms are just beautiful and I'd love a cup of tea and one of those yummy looking scones right now!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Poppy, What a beautiful place for a Spring tea. The apple blossoms are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely tablescape at my party.

Marianne said...

Oh Poppy, this is just so beautiful....it makes me feel like I am somewhere in a dreamland. I'm waiting for the lovely ladies with their parasols to come walking up for some tea and scones. Wish I was there! Thanks so much for stopping over my blog.
Marianne :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a gorgeous setting outside. Simply lovely. Thanks for joining my party.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a sweet and romantic setting! I love your tablecloth. Fresh strawberries, scones and a cup of tea sound like a wonderful meal for two!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Poppy! Thanks SO much for stopping by and leaving a comment today. You are certainly on the right track to pull readers to your blog. Your pictures are magazine beautiful! I enjoyed seeing your little vignette so much! Come see me again.

Aledia said...

How romantic!

Bren said...

Poppy... do you really live amongst all those apple blossoms??? How wonderful!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that spoon made with seashells.... i have never seen anything like it.
I am new to this blog party thing not so sure how to play. Lovely place you have here.

Desire Empire said...

This looks like somewhere I would love to spend an hour or two. Your table is very very pretty and those scones look delish.
Best Carolyn

Mary said...

What a beautiful table to enjoy tea! I love your apple blossoms in your pitcher & your sweet pockets of flowers for napkins!

Kathy said...

Hello Poppy,
how wonderful to have these lovely apple trees to set a table under - you've set a spectacular table for you and your husband --

laxsupermom said...

What a lovely tablescape! Love the apple blossoms! So pretty! The teacups are just darling, and your treats look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

So beautiful and romantic. I love your apple blossom backdrop. What a wonderful place to share a romantic tea for two. hugs ~lynne~

Miss Merry said...

So lovely - the apple blossoms are so inspirational and your setting is just lovely. Your table is amazing and beautiful and your tea is so romantic and pretty. So pretty!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

All pictures are so stunning! Linking up this awesome post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

beachcomber said...

hi..your outdoor tablescape is just beautiful!! and what a gorgeous garden with all the blossoms. thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
cheryl x

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Gorgeous setting. So peaceful and beautiful from the linens to the food display. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.

Donna said...

Hi Poppy, I just wanted to say thanks for dropping by! This is a great tea post! I love your photos..and the scones look yummy too. Thanks for linking up to my tea party.

Donna @ Comin' Home


Wow, what a romantic table al fresco. I love this tea for two, such seren atmosphere and sorroundings, just lovely.
Have a great weekend.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful setting for tea! It looks like something out of a Jane Austen novel!
Have a wonderful weekend!

ruma said...

Your lovely works heal my heart easily.

Please look at vividly colored leaves.

Crimson Festival

The prayer for all peace...

Greetings.and Dear hug!!
From Saga, Japan.

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! What a lovely tea and setting. I am drooling over your scones! Thanks for linking this up!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Poppy~ What a beautiful tea service and setting~ those cups and saucers are so gorgeous! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Poppy! I felt like I was flipping the pages of a magazine looking at your lovely photos. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Cindy said...

Oh so pretty, what a special tablescape! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Monica@The White Bench said...

This is so inviting and romantic! Thanks for sharing with us!
Also, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

Texas Tea Party said...

Now that is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon having a lovely tea in the garden. The tea food looks so scumpious and beautiful. I love the "strawberry boats". The cups and saucers are almost to pretty ro use but the hot tea will taste great in them. I need the recipe for your scones for they came out perfectly. Have a very Merry May Tea!

Bernideen said...

This is a lovely tea in the garden!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I love this! So pretty

Honey at 2805 said...

This is indeed a romantic tea. Everything is lovely! I have happily just become a friend and follower.


Thank you for the lovely comments...so sweet!, therefore, I am your newest follower, this way we can get to visit more each other's posts! Hope you do the same.