Saturday, July 26, 2008

Join Me for Tea on Pink Saturday

Step inside my parlour for a spot of tea and something sweet. Please select your favorite from among my collection of antique teacups. Would you like a slice of strawberry pudding? Now, I must insist you have some good, dark chocolate with that -- we all need those beneficial antioxidants. After we sip and catch up on all of our latest hopes, dreams, and accomplishments, let's step out into the garden for a stroll. I can't wait to show you my latest blooming beauties. Shall we pause for a moment to stargaze at a lily?
This peachy pink Colette smells heavenly and those dainty ruffles -- ooh la la!
Lastly, we come upon my "Forever Pink" hydrangea, which looks to be almost completely blue. A mere handful of blossoms retain a mauve hue which will definitely go the way of all my other pink hydrangeas -- BLUE. (Someone once asked me how I got my hydrangeas so blue. I replied, "I plant pink ones." Sarcasm aside, my soil is so acid even my WHITE hydrangea has a powder-blue tint -- actually quite lovely.) Since I planted this "Forever Pink" hydrangea two years ago, I guess two years seems like forever around here. ; )
Along the walkway back to the cottage we meet up with three of the four kitties in residence. Now being quite an integral part of our family life, these clever kitties know all about Pink Saturday. They also know that Connie's cat Floppy made an appearance on one of her previous Pink Saturday posts. So, they have prepared "pink" poses for the Kitty Klub.

First we have Toulouse, the talented. Not to be outdone, Mr. Darcy cranks out his pinkness. Mr. Bingley, being acutely aware of his lavender-hued tongue, poses more discretely in case the "Pink Police" happen by.
Edward, being older than some and wiser than all, refuses comment.

26 comments:

Becky said...

I am simply in love with Edward. I have a thing for the strong silent type. LOL, I could just eat him up. ;-) Lovely cups too, couldn't I just pick one for each day?

Dawn said...

Your tea party table looks lovely! I could go for a little nibble right now. Would you mind if I had some coffee in my cup?

Your cats look like they each have their own unique personalities.

I am still waiting for my hydrangea to bloom!

take care,
Dawn

CONNIE said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie. Yes we are kindreds! I am sooo glad to know you, my friend.

The pink tea party is PERFECT. You got beautiful pieces on your tea collection. I might have a tiny slice of the strawberry pudding, hmmmm yummy... (no dark chocolates for me, thanks). And the music reminded me of the Victorian time. Lovely blooms too!

How did you clone my Floppy? LOL! Your cats are all cute and very cooperative maybe except for 'King' Edward...o^_^o

I am going to CT for another sightseeings. Ciao for now!

DebbieCalif said...

Wow! Everything is beautiful, love those teapots, teacups and the flowers are gorgeous! It's good to see another Debbie in California!!!! Loved and enjoyed your blog!
Blessings, Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie.

I think I would like the cup on the right in the back. They are all beautiful, but I think it is my favorite. And, you are right, I would like something chocolate and yummy.

Your kitty pictures make me smile. Thank them for showing us around the garden.

g said...

Ooh, your stargazer lily is just amazing! I'm jealous!

Abuela Beauty said...

Guauuu!!! I love so so much antique teacups!! and chocolate..and cats jajaja!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Besitos from Argentina!

Kathy said...

The pink tea set, your table, and your roses are just beautiful!
Happy weekend!
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

noble pig said...

I am so there...I feel pink already!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely!

Joy said...

Your post was charming. Love the pink tongues! Too cute!

ellen b said...

What a lovely tea service and stroll about the garden you planned for us today. I thoroughly enjoyed myself...

Karen Deborah said...

Awhh cute kitties!! Pink tongues how funny. Was that Rachel's idea? Bewteen you and the NP I need to find something to eat.
Everything is beautiful, I wannna come over!

Beck said...

I would LOVE to come to a tea party at your house - that's GORGEOUS!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Beautiful post, and what a lovely tea set! Kitties are too cute! And I love the music! :)

~Rhonda

Dana said...

OK-----I love your tea cups (and yummy dessert), and I love your flowers and I really, really LOVE your sweet kitties!! That sweet Toulouse looks a great deal like my boy Frankie! Sweet kitty tongues--can't get any better!!

Flea said...

Your kitties are lovely. Toulouse is so much like my Black Kittie (he came with our house and we refused to give him a new name). And Edward is a DOLL. They all put our Lou to shame. Of course, Lou has his own personality quirks. Hmph.

Pink to you!

Anne Fannie said...

Your tea table looks divine! Those flowers are gorgeous, and I love the kitties!

Margie said...

Thank you for the tea party! I feel refreshed, and had a lovely time! I chose the pink teacup in the back on the left. The chocolate was delicious, too! Thanks for your hospitality!

Peter said...

I ADORE your kitties! I want them all! They're all so sweet, but I think Mr Bingley is my favourite....

Peter

And my word verification is 'miuahw' - do you think they know I was commenting about cats???

My Artful Heart said...

So sorry I am late...I LOVE you tea table setting and strawberry pudding yummy :-)And all of the lovely pink flowers, simply gorgeous. Happy belated Pink Saturday to you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Pretty pink tea post! Love those kitties!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cori G. said...

I would like my tea served in the tea cup on the back right, thank you. They are all so pretty and the kitty's too.

MacCárthaigh Family said...

Yes, the cups and pots are lovely, but I really like the table cloth. Have some at home here, along with napkins and people think it is so strange.....!
Ruth

Carrie said...

Your collection of antique teacups are exquisite. What a lovely tea setting!

Bernideen said...

What a lovely Pink Post!