Monday, April 18, 2016

Gardenia's 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 their 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 four years at the age of 96.
The inspiration for this post.
I have a chair waiting for you.
Let's enjoy the moment.

11 comments:

Ruth W said...

That's one of the things I have missed in the 10+ years since we moved north...my Gardenia bushes. I even moved a tub of Gardenia with us I couldn't part with, but it only lasted 2 years before dying. Sigh....love your pretty lace tablecloth and setting. Just gorgeous. Wish the computer had a "scent" feature...
Ruth

janice15 said...

I will be right over.. Two of my favorite things Jasmine and Gardenias. Lobe your lave table cloth, very pretty along with everything else. Happy Monday with love Janice

Trisha said...

I can imagine the lovely smells those flowers are sending your way! So many pretty whites in this post, I love it!

~Trisha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Jocelyn, this is lovely! I can just imagine the fragrance of your flowers while sitting at your pretty table. The lace, the flowers and the setting all create a very lovely ambience. Thanks for sharing. Wish I could join you.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

A perfect combination of whites. No doubt, it smelled so very good.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Gardenias and lace how completely lovely, gracious and inviting.
Beautiful in every way.
We all thank you so much for sharing this tender inspiration with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
We also invite you to share any gardening posts with us at our first Garden party link party this Monday.
Thank you,
Jemma

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A gorgeous tablescape. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Gardenias and jasmine how lovely! This is a pretty table- all the white looks so soft and elegant. Having sentimental pieces like the tablecloth and crystal pitcher make it perfect!

Susie Holler said...

Gardenias are my favorite flower ever and this tablescape is so beautiful I want to have tea here so peaceful and serene just love it.Susie

Margie said...

What an elegant tea table! I especially like the lovely teapot!

The Charm of Home said...

That is beautiful! I know it smells good too! I love gardenias! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!