Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sunday Shadows ~ Tea on the Porch


Sunday Shadows and Morning Tea on the Porch

As We Welcome Autumn



Mornings on the porch are lovely when Mr. Sun creeps into the day and casts his light as if he is performing a dance. The graceful light and gentle shadows create the perfect ambiance for morning tea on the porch.



Let's move in a little closer and join the tea party.



Morning tea is served from a sweet

Quimper service in a cheerful soleil pattern.



For afternoon tea ~ a little table perfectly set in the corner of the kitchen.
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

68 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I take cream with mine please!
    xo Cathy

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  2. Beautiful, Sarah! The shadows are just magical!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. How pretty! I love the 'happy' combination of yellow and blue. What a nice tea party.(-:

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  4. Fabulous. I love the Quimper teaset and the linens. Such a pretty table for tea. The shopping block and small table are fantastic. Gorgeous vignette. Love it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. How cute:) I love your butcher block also..

    Wow..what a nice piece..

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  6. I just love the light pouring through your windows. That little corner is divine. The yellows and blue are so very French. Lovely tea set.

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  7. Sarah, Love the sunny blue and yellow Quimper and the darling tables. Both are so sweet. Great butcher's block and flowers in the tureen. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I just love the Quimper tea set, it's beautiful. Love the tea table, it's so pretty and also the butcher lock. Have a fun weekend.
    FABBY

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  9. No sun on my porch today, wet and very humid. So, really enjoying a visit to your porch dear friend - even though I know you're not there right now!

    Hope everything is just fabulous there - missing you and look forward to hearing more soon - with pics of course!

    Love and hugs - Mary

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    This Tablescape is so sweet with the yellow and blue so Frnch county Beautiful!! I would love to have Tea with you sweet lady.
    I hope you are having a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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  11. What a precious teaset and tablecloth! I love it!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  12. Hello Sarah,
    the Quimper Set is so nice with the french tablecloth. The color is like sunshine. Your little friends has surely enjoyed this tea time as I did.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  13. Very beautiful post, thank you for sharing! Visiting from SSS!

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  14. Morning or afternoon, your place looks like the place to be for tea!


    SHADOW BOLD

    Shadow bold and shadow bright,
    Shadow with me day and night,
    Shadow taller than a tree,
    Tell me what you think of me!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert shadows here and here

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  15. There is just something wonderful about the sun streaming into a room! So pretty!!!

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  16. Sarah,
    Lovely post! Made me think of the Teddy Bear's Picnic! Adorable Tea Set!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Such a pretty tea service, and I love the shot of the sun streaming in!
    Hope all is well!

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  18. Love the tablecloth...love the butcher block island in the corner too!

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  19. Those are lovely.

    My shadow post,your comment will be highly appreciated.

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  20. Beautiful details.

    Regards and best wishes

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  21. Wonderful Sunday tea on your porch. Your Quimper service in a cheerful soleil pattern is a wonderful fall touch. Great color! Happy Fall!

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  22. I'll be there in the morning, my favorite time on the porch. I love the way you describe the sun dancing in.

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  23. how adorable and i love your lighting in the last shot~

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  24. Looks like it would be fun. Thanks for having me for tea. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  25. How precious is that little Quimper tea set?! Darling! Soooo frou-frou-Frenchy!

    I enlarged that last shadow photo so I could see more of the little red & white table covering in that last shot. Scalloped napkin overlaying a red Provence napkin...Perfection!

    Then I laughed when I saw the box, that is turned upside down says "This side up" LOL Were you being funny on purpose?

    Hugs,
    Rett

    p.s. I'm sorry to hear about your 2 friends. :-(

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  26. It looks like a lovely afternoon. Love the table setting. ;-)

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  27. Hi Sarah:
    I love everything, but especially that gorgeous butcher block table! Gorgeous!
    Happy Fall!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  28. I love your table cloth and your dishes. Happy MOnday.

    My Blue

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  29. Tea on the porch sounds lovely, Sarah, especially in weather like this! Cute post.

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  30. Hi, Sarah
    Your outdoor tea table is so charmingly Provençal. I love the fresh colours. The sunny little corner is the kitchen is also eye-catching.
    -Karen

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  31. That looks gorgeous. The quimper teaservice and the FRench cloth on the table. That must have a wonderful cup of tea.
    Riet

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  32. Enjoy while you can. Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  33. Blue and yellow - a combination that never fails to make me smile.

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  34. Sarah, delightful post, and I love the tea set. The soleil pattern is one of my favorites and it looks so sweet on the blue topper. The shadows are captured beautifully in the corner of your kitchen.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  35. The cutest guests at a tea party that I've ever seen! Too sweet for words!
    Great idea...there must be children there to witness this?
    Elephants and teddy bears..love them!

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  36. Sarah, I love that fabric for the tablecloth.

    You are the winner of the Hadley pottery giveaway!
    I just need your email address to send to them and they will get in touch with you.

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  37. A cute way to start the day!

    Markus

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  38. I love this bright blue and yellow combination! It is so beautifully country French!

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  39. So lovely. Happy Blue Monday!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  40. What a cute vignette, love the colors of that tea set.
    Happy Blue Monday!

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  41. Sarah~ I love this sunny post, your teaset is adorable! Your sunlit kitchen corner with your butcher block table is just my cup of tea! Thanks for sending some soleil my way~ we've had several days of dreary, gray skies with rain :)

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  42. Hi Sarah,
    What a sweet post. How lovely it would be to have tea on your pretty porch. Hope you are doing well.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  43. Sarah -- I am just loving your little tea table -- what a great treasure :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  44. Congrats Sarah on your win. I was happy it was you, if it was not me:) Your tea table looks very charming!

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  45. Lovely tea table and such a cute chubby butchers block!!

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  46. Sarah, I would love to visit and share some tea and a chat with you.

    It all looks so inviting and so pretty.

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  47. Sarah, what a beautiful way to greet the day ... & the Quimper is awesome!

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  48. So cheery and sunny! So French! Hope your day was wonderful!

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  49. So sweet! So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. I agree, your tea set is just so sweet. The pattern is great for the last days of September and I bet the Teddies will really enjoy their tea party!

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  51. Love the Soleol. Really looks like the sun. Your linens are so pretty and sunny too. You have the sweetest guests.

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  52. Love the Soleol. Really looks like the sun. Your linens are so pretty and sunny too. You have the sweetest guests.

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  53. Beautiful outdoor tea setting...it truly evokes a fair autumn day!

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  54. This is just adorable! Love the tiny tea set!

    Katherine

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  55. I saw Quimper first on your blog. Love the yelloe and blue and the tablecloth too. Joni

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  56. Oh so cute and fun! Love the little tea service and those special guests! I need to get busy and have an autumn tea!! The french tablecloth is so pretty!

    Miss Bloomers

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  57. Hi Sarah,

    I love this tea setting and still love that yellow table and chairs. Such a cute find! Everything looks so nice. That's a neat butcher block you have to!

    Nancy

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  58. Sarah, you know I love this. That wonderful French Provencal tablecloth and the beautiful Quimper pattern. Your photos are perfection, and you captured the shadows in the corner perfectly. laurie

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  59. The Quimper and the Soleiado tabletopper will certainly usher in a glorious day begun with a welcome cup of tea. This is delightful! Thank you for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

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  60. The Quimper tea set is gorgeous and perfect for this time of year!!!

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  61. Oh dear, is this NOT CUTE OR WHAT??????????

    I will take tea ANY DAY with my stuffed bears, rabbits and other sundrie characters!

    THANK YOU DEAREST SARAH FOR COMING BY! Anita

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  62. Hello Ms HFTS! I love your blog- super pretty :)

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  63. Love the cloth, the tea set! Oh the butcher block I would love to have one, lucky you!!!!

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  64. Sarah, Thank you for sharing your cute tea party at the Open House. The tea set is adorable and I love the tablecloth.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  65. Hi Sarah,
    That little tea set is very adorable! What a treasure. Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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