In the garden for July it is HOT! But, that doesn't stop me from having tea inside and assessing my spoils from the garden. I have the buddleia still going strong and attracting some gorgeous butterflies, roses are still hanging in there, marigolds, zinnias, Russian sage, hyssop, petunia, blackberry, and daisies.
In this picture I see dianthus, peppermint, spearmint, basil, lovage, and camellia sinensis (tea). Yes, I bought my own tea plant this year!
The Vintage Garden Tea Towel was provided by Heritage Lace. It is 100% cotton and so cute in the kitchen for summer.
The Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin was also provided by Heritage Lace. It is also 100% cotton and perfect for a cottage tea with that keen ability to be casual or formal.
The basket also has some fresh picked vegetables in it from the garden. I have lettuce, tomatoes, squash, onion, and a carrot. I finally figured out how to grow carrots last year. The only way to grow them in our clay soil is to plant them in containers. That allows them to grow perfect.
Here is a better shot of all the pretties behind the teacup earlier. The teacup is Independence Ironstone by Castleton.
Here is the parting shot. I am really liking the monthly journal. I am excited to see what blooms each month and how I can style it. The Visual Tea/Garden Journal is going to be a monthly feature. I have evergreens to keep it going in the winter and I bought grow lights! We'll see how they work this fall/winter.
Thank you to Heritage Lace for providing the Vintage Garden Tea towel and the Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin.
I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea in the Garden at BTTCG
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance