Friday, April 1, 2011

Tea with my friends ... a sweet dreamy afternoon ... :)


''... Lets have a tea party like the grown ups do ... we'll have the finest tea and fancy cookies too ... we'll go around the neighbourhood inviting everyone ... lets have a tea party ... won't it be fun... '' won't that inspire you ... its one of Sarah's songs I stole ...;);)

... and yes, this post is completely dedicated to all my readers who silently enjoy my blog ... THANKYOU SO MUCH ... and everytime one of you gets inspired to leave me a comment ... believe me ... like I said in my last invite post ... it is really a ''Oh! my Gosh I never knew who all are reading my blog '' ...

... I  am a through and through romantic ... and I do love going over the top in doing things ... and for celebrations I even enjoy being impratical at times ...:):) ... Aaahwww! come on ... one life to live ... :):)

... so even though my garden was not all pretty and perfect ... moment the flowers began to bloom  ... I had to do this post ... I sooooooooooooooooo enjoyed it ... and my kids ( who finally actually had a tea party ... complete, with "can I have a spot of Tea ,please" ... oh! those lil' Tinkerbell's ... :)) ...

...here is my version of  a dreamy tea party in the garden ... a lot of matter of factly people say ... aaaah! is it really practical .... ssssssh! ... :):) ... it  doesn't have to be ... lets sit ... lets talk ... long sweet nothings ... lets have tea ... and lets forget the rest of the world for the moment ...







... so how long do you think setting up  this table setting in the garden took me ... aaa! any guessing ... :):) ... how about all of 15 min.'s  ... seriously no goofing around ...




... pull out your tea service  ... mix match ... co-ordinate  ... it 's a lot of fun... than ... a perfectly matched everything ... I even layered the table covering ... the uneven folds ( I love doing that ) ... especially tissue and organza fabrics can really add the lovely waves on your table if you sort of ... pile them on ... :) Plus the  transparent-sheer fabrics over any table cloth ... Hmmm ! feels fun to do ... :)
...  pansies ... a lil' additions out of pure whim ... and right out of my garden ... ( are you thinking my garden is loaded ) ... ;);) ... hell no ... just these few and some baskets of petunias ...



... If you enjoyed being over for tea with me ... I am going to wait to hear from you.Don't be anonymous any more drop by and tell me more about you... here's inviting you  over and excited to hear from you.
 For all my blogger friends ... here's inviting you all to join me by linking in and lets spread some fun over tea time ... ;)











35 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

Eye Candy completely...Love the flowers and the vase and the cupcake holder but most of all freaked out on the tea bag holder ...what a cool idea.Lovely

Dhanya Rajeswaran said...

Hi Rajee - enjoyed the tea party :) loved the layout....beautiful. keep it going

Latin Sardar said...

Nice!! Love the gypsies with the white roses. Have to visit you sometime soon.. :)

Meenakshi Sundar said...

WOW Rajee..!Thats beautiful tablescape,warm invitation & delightful cuppa tea!Yep,u said it right ...lets live a full life...happiness & enthusiasm is contagious....enjoyed the party & a perfect hostess!!

Sreelu said...

lovely Rajee, this is the kind of tea party I would love, pretty setting, good food and above all lovely company

Shweta said...

Oh ! I can perfectly visualise myself sitting there and enjoying a cup of ginger tea. And having lots and lots of conversation !! And I will skip the sugar & get some Japanese tea honey that is so divine..

Paromita Biswas said...

Woww !! Simply fabulous .. :) . I am just loving the complete table scape, everything of it. I would love to have some mocha cookies with Indian tea,done up with ginger, cardamom and honey with a flavour of saffron. And moreover, I am just in love with this great idea. Awesome Rajee :). And I like the way, Sara is getting every bit of you.. :) My love to her...

Lots of love and best wishes...
Paromita

Sharanya said...

15 minutes ....you must be kidding!
lol i think i spent that much time looking at each picture :)

Lovely lovely post....my fav is tea cup with those lil delicate flowers and sugar cubes

shilpa said...

Wow...am kindof lost for words here, and in just 15 min...awesome Rajee, super like all the pictures, this soo reminded me of a the book -Secret Garden which i had read when i was a kid,soo dreamy....:)

Juliana said...

I wholeheartedly in a wonderful garden and enjoy the tea! Thanks Rajee !!)))

Komali Nunna said...

Lovely tablescape, Rajee. I especially like your brass tea pot. I brought my cake for your tea party. Enjoy it with a cup of herbal tea.

Emreen said...

Lovely...Looks soo divine... Thanks for the invite...;-) ;-) ..& I just can't believe that it took just 15 mins... Thts great !!!

Sonia said...

Hey Rajee, ur garden and the tablesetting look oh soooo...inviting,i cant wait to have tea sitting right there..but where is my invitation...i didnt get it ;)

KEEP GOIN AND FILL US ON WITH YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS....!!SIMPLY LOVE IT EVERY BIT !

purplehomes said...

awww...these pictures are stunning! I envy the people who were a part of your tea party.Will be joining in for sure :)

Kala said...

What beautiful tablescape - it takes me down memory lane, to a time in the past - I am blown away by your photography:):)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Just linked up Rajee:-)

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Hi Rajee,
Your setting (as always) is beautiful and you know I'm one of your long time quiet followers. What fun to join you with your party, I have added a tea party that I did a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was just perfect for you.
How's life? I hope you're well,
Sending lots of love from down under.
xxx Coty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning tablescape Rajee!
Just added my link here..
Thanks a bunch for the lovely invitation :)

Sanghamitra.

Simran said...

Lovely tablescape Rajee!! Love your photographs... thanks for having this party! I have been your follower for quite some time now. Just linked in with my party and muffins :) Looking forward to be inspired by going through all the other entries.

Libby said...

Dear Rajee,

Such a beautiful and inspiring post.


Libby.

Patricia Torres said...

I've linked in Rajee... but official post coming up tomorrow... I've invited two of my closet friends for a tea party.. as we are putting up the table together.. I cant wait.. :-)

This is a lovely lovely linky party.. Thank you!!

Poppy said...

I simply adore your tablescape, Rajee. I love the way you paired the white china with the antique tea set and all those baby's breath and purple pansies.... simply awesome post!!!!Thanks for being such a beautiful hostess. Enjoyed the party!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

I am such a late latif..the linky i mean party is already closed..Any leftovers Rajee..I don't mind:))It was a lovely party..enjoyed all the pictures..when are having next one?

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

Hi Rajee -- I noticed I was getting traffic from your site and popped on over to see you and what a wonderful surprise -- your blog is beautifully photographed and written. How refreshing to see such original content friend and I am very grateful that you have added me to your blogroll -- I will certainly do the same and if ever in NYC let's share a cup of tea for sure. xo tamara of NestbyTamara at http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com

Kanika Bahl said...

beautiful

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Dhanya,
Thankyou so much ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Sorry I saw your SMS too late ...but yes! we definitely will catch for some good tea ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Meenakshi,
Am I glad you too believe in it ... thankyou so much ... Iloved hearing from you ... and that perfect hostess thingy ... Ahhhmmm! ... ;);)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sreelu,
I got to thank you too ... for joining in and making it more fun ... just the way I imagined it ...:):)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shweta,
And I am agoing to love getting all the feedback from you about life in Hanoi ... I really do want to visit that city someday ...:)Would love a good chat and somegreat tea ... sure you can have the honey thingy ...:):)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Paromita,
SO so happy you enjoyed it ... we had a lovely time ourselves ... :):) ... ah! all my three girls are my source of tons of energy and happiness ... and yep! everthing happening is centered around them ... hope Sarah makes many memories like I have of my childhood ... :):)Thankyou so much for all the love and wishes ...:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sharanya ,
15 min.'s ... now I am completely floored ... you spend that kind of time on my pictures ... wow ... I am so excited ... but honestly that was how long it takes ... you just need to plan a lil' ahead of time ... :):) See life's pleasures are not that difficult or time consuming ... :):)
Thanks Sharanya ... thanks for everything ...:):)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful tea setting and party.

Erika

Anonymous said...

15 minutes??? You have to be teasing
us!!?? I found your lovely blog just this morning, as I am sitting here having my own cup of tea and looking over the wonderful Teacup Tuesday blogs...I love to just sit and sip my tea and enjoy all of the talented
ladies' blogs. You can be sure I marked yours so I can come back often
I found the layout of your tea party to be gorgeous, causal and yet elegnant...the way some of you can pull off such a setting in such a short time amazes me!! Very lovely!
Thanks for sharing....Francy

Mansi said...

Wow!!!!, that is the only word coming to my mind.. simply amazing rajee.. wonderful garden, beautiful flowers,tablecloth.. actually falling short of words to describe the beauty!! And it just took 15 mins for you to set it all up?? tell me u r kidding.. lol.. - Manasa.

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