Monday, May 6, 2013

Tea in the Garden

During my last visit to the Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

I took a little tea cup with me.
I hoped I'd find a place or two I could make this little cup the star.

Butterfly Tea Cup

I think the garden fairies would approve.
Don't you?

Butterfly Tea Cup

"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."
~Japanese Proverb

Thank you to our tea party hosts:

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Donna Heber said...

Hi Snap,

What a gorgeous photo of the Japanese Garden! A perfect place to sip a cup of tea. The butterfly are so pretty on your china.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The teacup is lovely! I adore those butterfly wing handles. And it goes so well with the beautiful garden. The garden looks so green and lush and full of life!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That is just too precious!

Your butterfly teacup looks as though it could fly away in those lovely gardens, Snap! So beautiful!

Thank you for tea in the garden today! Hugs.

Bernideen said...

What glorious photos of this beautiful garden! All veryn lovely!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

So pretty! Beautiful teacup. There is nothing like a Japanese tea garden. I love the one is San Francisco. Great quote :)

kitty said...

Oh so pretty, Snap! Yes, I think the garden fairies would approve!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love how the handle looks like butterfly wings!


The Japanese garden is stunning! Your butterfly teacup looks like a flower from the gorgeous gardens! Beautiful post.

Anonymous said...

What a create idea to take the tea cup with you to the Japanese Garden and use it as a back drop for the cup!! The fairies would be de-lighted!! xo

Cecilia said...

I like so much the butterflies in the teacup. I remember when I was a child catching them in the garden and let them fly.


La Tea Dah said...

A Japanese garden is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea! I love your little teacup. I have one to match. Enjoy a good day!

Gracious Hospitality

Lavender Cottage said...

That was a good idea to take the cup with you - hope you were able to fill it with tea.
I like the butterflies on it and the unique handle of wings.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgeous garden! Your butterfly teacup is very sweet and looks right at home there. Thank you for coming to tea and leaving your nice comment.


Clara said...

Great photos and I love the way you featured your teacup. So very pretty.

Irene said...


Pondside said...

That was a very sweet tea party for one!

Cezar and Léia said...

The green is so intensive! Dreamy garden!
I love the butterflies teacup, it's adorable, very delicate!
purrs and love

*** I'm sending love and lights to my sweet friend Teddy

Terri said...

I love that you took a tea cup to the gardens with you! Yay! And your picture of it there is wonderful.
What a beautiful garden it is too!
Your tea quotes are fab...especially that last one! Wow!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Lovely teacup and wonderful photos!
Such a great idea to take it with you.
Besos! Silvina

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a great tea cup! Love the butterfly handles. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Blessings, Martha

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
what a charming idea to take the cup to the Japanese Garden. I love Japanese garden culture, it is very special and beautiful. The green seems much greener than on other places. Your tea cup is so perfect in that surrounding. Not only the fairys enjoyed this tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mary said...

Love the butterfly wing handles on your teacup Snap! Your cup looks right at home :)

Beth said...

The Japanese garden is beautiful! I love your pretty teacup too. How nice you are enjoying spring.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

A simply gorgeous garden - Love the flowers as a backdrop for the lovely teacup! Love the butterflies!
I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,