Monday, May 6, 2013

Antiques and Old Lace

My beautiful Gardenia bush has been sharing it's fragrant flowers in abundance.  Between the Gardenia and Jasmines, the fragrance has been a delight to the senses.  Come join me as we sit on the porch and breathe in the sweet floral incense.




The lace tablecloth belonged to my Mom and she had it for as long as I can remember.  The luncheon napkins were a gift from my step-mother who brought them back from Spain in the early 70's.



Pottery Teapot made in England.





Crystal Pitcher was a gift from my hubby's Aunt.  She passed away last year at the age of 96.

The inspiration for this post.


I have a chair waiting for you.

Let's enjoy the moment.


24 comments:

Bernideen said...

What a beautiful table with an all white theme. When we lived in Texas I adored my gardenias but my husband would sneeze so I had to enjoy them out of doors. Your table is lovely!

Snap said...

My gardenias are blooming too. It is wonderful to be able to sit outside with a cup of tea and *drink* in the scent of the flowers. Lovely white teascape you've created for us today. Lovely glass pitcher. Happy Tea Day!

NanaNor's said...

I can almost smell the Gardenias. That is one of my all time favorite fragrances! Love your patio and your table setting-would love to join you for a visit.
Hugs, Noreen

Cynthia said...

Wow 96!! The Gardenias are so pretty and lace makes for a very romantic setting.

Cynthia

Lavender Cottage said...

Your all white tea table looks stunning and I'm sure the fragrance from the gardenias is adding to the ambience.
I'd love to join you on that extra chair.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I just love your white lacy table set with white tea things, flowers, and bird houses. How fragrant a tea would be. That is a beautiful pitcher. Thank you for sharing with us and have a lovely week, Jocelyn.

Blessings,
Sandi

Violets Are Blue said...

What a beautiful table made up with gifts of memories from family. I hope you have a lovely week. Patty/BC

Marydon said...

Ohhhh, I love the lace & linens, Jocelyn. Such a beautiful setting to sit & chat with you. I'll bring the chocolate ... :)
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

PS I have joined bloglovin rather than that goodle+

janice15 said...

mORNING, TWO OF MY FAVORITES Gardenia and Jasmine I just recently purchase a Gardenia plant it's very little though it has grown its making new leaves and my Jasmine too which I bought the year before..can't wait to receive some blooms like yours..lovely table setting.. thank you for stopping by my place I just joined you hope you come back by and join me too..be back soon Happy Tuesday with love Janice

Veronica Roth said...

Wow Jocelyn, I love the fresh whiteness of your table. I can almost smell the gardenias. I'd love to grow gardenias but can't in either one of my countries. :( But you know, today I was visiting a friend's greenhouse and he has a blooming lemon tree; is that ever a fantastic smell. Now I want a greenhouse!

Donna Wilkes said...

I am afraid if I sat down in that lovely and peaceful place, I would never leave. You styled this beautifully.

La Tea Dah said...

Such charm and beauty! A most inviting tea table...

LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your table setting is beautiful. I love your pretty white's and gardenias. Thanks for sharing.
hugs,
Lisa

xinex said...

What a pretty table! I can imagine the fragrance in the air. Here, it is a combination of jasmine and honeysuckle scents....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

You have somewhat of an international table going on here, Jocelyn, with the napkins from Spain, the teapot from England...it's like the U.N. of tables! :-)

My Mom would be thrilled with the gardenias in your garden! She LOVES the fragrance!!!!!!! I love the blooms, too, but for a different reason. When I was in high school, I saw the movie "Lady Sings the Blues" with Diana Ross. She portrayed legendary Billie Holliday, who always wore a white gardenia in her hair when she performed. I LOVED that movie, and that's when I fell in love with gardenias.

So, so pretty!!! I hope you enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day weekend! Take care!!!

Sarah said...

Lucky you to have fresh gardenias. My gardenia bush didn't survive, and I've not tried another. I did give one to my sister this year for her birthday. Hope it's blooming for her. Your table is lovely!

Micupoftea~ said...

All white- so elegant! Happy Tea time, Happy Mother's Day :)

Marlis said...

Simply divine. I love that you cherish and use the pretty things that were so caringly cared for by others. I love gardenias and usually buy one plant a year. They just don't like it out here in West TExas. xo marlis

Beth said...

Your whites are beautiful! I would love smelling your gardenias and jasmine. I tried to grow them in my gardens and overwinter them inside but they just don't thrive in our climate.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a lovely table and the bird houses are a sweet touch! Enjoy your day!

Ann Krucek said...

There is just something about all white that looks so beautiful. Your table is so pretty, very elegant.

Marigene said...

Simply beautiful, Jocelyn. It must be so intoxicating with jasmine and gardenia fragrance surrounding you...I am jealous!

Gabriala Brown said...

So beautiful. I love table dress up!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What an exquisite tablescape - love the elegant, feminine look with the whimsical bird houses. I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy