Spring Nesting Blog Hop | Afternoon Tea

May 11, 2020
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I have been blogging for many years now and blogging continues to be a remarkable gift to me.
Blogging provides a nurturing and creative outlet for me to share homemaking, writing, crafts, recipes and gardening with other homemakers like you!
I am also thankful for the opportunity to connect with lovely folks from all over the world.
Today I was invited by my longtime friend Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction to join in with eight other bloggers for a cozy Spring Nesting Blog Hop. 
So, welcome gentle friends to Afternoon Tea on our Colorado Patio.

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You will find links to all of the other creators below and you won't to miss a one.
So much talent, genuine kindness and who knows what will spark your interest!

Spring nesting mini blog hop

Seems as though with the pandemic, sheltering in place and saying goodbye to Winter.
I have found myself creating and nesting with an extra zest and zeal.

As we all continue to shelter in place or smaller groups, I believe that we all might be celebrating at home more.
Intimate gatherings of family and friends around a specially set table is comforting to me.
I hope this post inspires you to bring out your special pieces and create your own bit of solace in your own backyard too.

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So, on a sunny, warm and mild afternoon I prepared an Afternoon Tea for my husband and myself on our back patio.
Treasures from the past mean so much to me and for this Afternoon Tea it wasn't just about the Tea and cakes.
It was about cherished gifts from friends and family and just embracing the good Mother Earth and all of the sunshine.

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Isn't this tea pot gloriously wonderful as it sings of Spring, my dear friend Laura Peyton gave this precious Spring tea pot to me years ago and it is a treasure that is displayed in various spots of my home all throughout the early months of Spring.

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I was recently gifted this vintage style cake plate from my daughter Rebecca.
It is an endearing love gift from her on Easter.

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Since we are nestled in the woods my goal is to bring the woodsy charm right up onto the patio.
So with that in mind I began with a beloved floral print tablecloth, that was my Mothers.
I added houseplants that are tucked into charming terra-cotta pots, miniature roses, and tucked in some faux flowers too.

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I have various sizes and heights of cake plates that I love to use when creating a tablescape.
They work wonderfully for displaying items as they "raise," them up so they can be seen.
You can see the darling yellow tea pot below got a little lift.

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Speaking of this precious and gloriously bright yellow teapot she was gifted to me my another daughter, our Tessa.

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 Thank you for inviting me into your home to share a bit of Afternoon Tea with you!

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Blessings to one all,

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  1. Jemma, your garden tea party is delightful! I am admiring your pretty floral tablecloth, and your sweet little pillow would be right at home with my tablescape. ;) Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Sweet tea party, Jemma! I love that your spring lags behind most of the rest of us because I am savoring every last bloom and cool temperature I can of it before heat and humidity kick in. The colors of your cloths, cake plate and tea service are cheerful and springy.

  3. Such a gorgeous space to relax and unwind, Jemma! I love how all your beautiful pieces make taking tea feel like such a special experience. They're all so pretty! Hugs, CoCo

  4. What a beautiful set-up for a garden tea! I love all your happy colors and your beautiful flowers. As soon as our weather gets nicer, I'll have to drink my tea outdoors. Looks like a lovely experience. So nice to hop with you again.
    Stay well,

  5. Jemma, this is so pretty...and so perfect for spring tea! I am loving all of the beautiful colors (that tablecloth!) and the greenery and flowers add so much to the outdoor feeling! I can hardly wait until it is warm enjoy to enjoy our outdoors more!

  6. What a pretty table, Jemma, and a gorgeous backdrop! Pretty, floral covered tables and tea are the perfect way to relax and nest in this crazy time. Love all your pretty dishes! Fun to join you on this hop!

  7. Such a lovely afternoon tea. Your cups and teapots are so sweet. Love the tablecloth. The cake plate is gorgeous. A beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors with a pretty tea set. Thank you for the shout out. xoxo

  8. Love your tea party table. So pretty. Linda does the best work on blogs. Love her so much. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

  9. Your tea part is so bright and happy! Wonderful gifts you used from your daughters!


  10. Love your eye for color and design, Jemma! I'd certainly love sharing a cup of tea with you.

  11. Tea parties are near and dear to my heart - I've collected vintage tea cups for years and tea is my favorite drink! Wish it were warmer here in the midwest right now but this too shall pass, and when it does I'll be drinking my tea on the patio! Thanks for sharing a bit of sunshine with us:) Nice to meet you, too, and nice hopping with you! Have a great day. xo Kathleen

  12. Your colorful patterns and lovely tea sets are so inviting. What a fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing your talented ideas.

  13. Jemma I loved your afternoon tea set up! all the beautiful colors are so inspiring...I pinned your beautiful tea pot! I too am from Colorado...love that we have that connection. So fun hopping with you!
    Kelly The Tattered Pew

  14. Hi, Jemma!
    I was so happy to see you were part of the Spring Nesting Mini Blog Hop and couldn't wait to see what you shared. Your afternoon tea in the woods is wonderful!!!!!

    Believe it or not, our spring weather here in Texas has been mild. Every day we say, "Another great day in the neighborhood!" It reminds me of weather in the mountains of Colorado.

    Happy Spring, dear friend,


  15. Hi Jemma, your tea party is so lovely. I especially enjoyed that it was set for you and the Mister, now how sweet is that. We both think alike when it comes to beautiful treasures that have been gifted to us, we hold them dear to our heart and want to share them with others as you did on you spring table. Colorado is such a beautiful state and I can just imagine the clean air and blue skies as you and hubby sat on your patio with tea and cake. Thank you for the virtual seat my sweet friend!

  16. I love the celebrating at home idea and your tea party is the ideal celebration. I'm glad Mr. Jemma was coming to tea too! Everything here is so very pretty and it looks like a perfect day. I'm longing for those summer days here!

  17. What a delightful tea party. Your arrangement is full of charm and lovely memories of gifts received. The colors and patterns are so pleasing. I can taste a hot cup of tea and a piece of cake relaxing on your patio. Your peonies are gorgeous.
    I'm glad your weather is so nice. Ours is too. It has been slightly cool and so very pleasant. We love it.

  18. What a beautiful daffodil tea pot! Your tables are always so pretty, Jemma. It's easy to see that you not only have a knack for pulling together just the right pieces but that you love doing it too. You are an example of great things coming out of tough times. You work with what you have when you have to and always bring about a magazine worthy setting. It just goes to show that our so called limits don't have to limit us. Maybe it won't be too much longer before you'll be able to call all the girlfriends in to share teatime with. Let's hope so!

  19. Looks like the perfect place to enjoy a moment with a friend and some tea. :)

  20. Jemma, I remember your yellow tea pot from before, and I've always loved that. I remember you took a picture of it one time with a quote saying, "Friends are like a warm cup of tea." Your afternoon tea is charming, and your table is lovely for it. I really like the vintage cake plate that Rebecca gave you. I smiled at her name, as that was my dear Mother's name. Your creativity always amazes me, Jemma.



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