Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tea~ish

juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com
Hello!
 
 
I had a tea party for my sister and friends~
We placed the furniture just in time, so there were plenty of seats
 
Pulling up and going through the garden was the start;

Then the gals had to step up one set of stairs,
then another,
then they could look down at how far they'd climbed


and have salad, and sandwiches and tea things
I'm chopping cucumbers here I think.....
Since the tea I've been painting and pottering for a rather large listing this week.
There's the painting 'White Dog'
And donkey domes and spoons,
 
and some vegetables and I'm not sure what all there is~
And then maybe another Tea Party?
Yes!
 
xx
julie

43 comments:

Julie said...

Sounds like such a fun tea party and that salad looks yummy.

Simply Shelley said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Love your garden...your table setting,and of course always your pottery pieces....blessings

Aprilgirl said...

Your tea party looks delightful! Good food, tea, a sister, and friends...sounds like a recipe for a wonderful afternoon!

Lori ann said...

oh julie, a tea party with you! your home is like one of your paintings, incredible. i hope you all had a wonderful time!
and that white barn owl. OMG.

Linda Starr said...

tea parties are so much fun, would be especially fun on your pottery, love how you have the juniper pruned up near the stair

millefeuilles said...

Yours looks like such a happy home, Julie! I wish I could invite myself - very graciously, of course - for tea too and gaze at all your creations.

Warmest wishes from France.

Stephanie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love company at my house too. What a lovely home and garden you have Julie. You must love cooking in your beautiful new kitchen.

Denise said...

How lovely, tea parties are the best. Your garden looks beautiful.

leon10 said...

love youre home its very pretty and cosy pretty tea table you styled very nice love the new painting the colors are so bright en cheerful
have a lovely monday and lovely tea party leon10

Kate Fern said...

I love the steps up to your house and that gnarly tree! lovely white dog painting!!

sonia said...

You're such a fantastic artist. And that house and its gardens are amazing! Lucky girl!

littlemancat said...

Beautiful tea party - I like how you presented the photos leading up to the house, through the garden, up the stairs - reminiscent of all the steps and preparations of a Japanese tea ceremony. Lovely.
And how I love your new work! That little owl-
Mary

Librarian said...

That must have been a lovely tea party, in such pretty surroundings!
The butterfly on the "White Dog" painting is very beautiful.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh what fun!!! yummy looking pasta and as usual, i love everything you make.

Lisa Graham said...

I wish so bad I could come to your house for tea! Lovely post Julie...your home is light, airy and beautiful!

Susan Wells said...

Yes is always the answer to tea parties! Thanks for sharing a bit of yours. I love the owl and donkey dome!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Julie everything looked so inviting , I loved your garden path, salad looked delicious .....and then the dessert a view of your pottery....Love the big white dog! Heidi

sandra said...

What a pretty tea party! I love your gardens and how you climb the stairs...anxious for your posting, hope I don't miss it!!! Happy Spring day!

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Your garden is so magical Julie!! The tea party sounds wonderful, I hope you all had a lovely time. I'm in love with all your new pottery pieces, the owl is so gorgeous.
Hugs Vicky xxxx

Madelief said...

Hi Julie,

What a beautiful garden you have. It looks like a dream. All those flowers and the stairs winding up to your house.

Your table and living room look very pretty too. I hope you had fun with the girls.

Madelief x

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

You have inspired me--I'm putting the kettle on right now!

Mary said...

Love the garden and would joyfully climb the stairs to have tea! I've been diligently working in my garden the past week - Spring came overnight to North Carolina and everything is blooming.

Love the gorgeous chicken platter!

Happy week - hugs, Mary

littlemancat said...

Back for another comment -:)- that pasta salad looks amazing! Love the multi coloring. I want some...
And your house is so peaceful and beautiful - love the graceful room.
Okay, I'm done now.
Mary

Claire said...

Hey Julie, a tea party sounds like a wonderfully, relaxing way to entertain.
It sounds like you've been inspired and very creative in your studio. Love the colours in your painting and the woman is wearing another beautiful blouse.
You know last September when you painted the lady with the chickens and Hollyhocks I was in New York and I fancied I saw a similar blouse . I didn't buy it at the time, but the next day I went back to the shop to search for it through racks that were jammed full of clothing. Sadly I didn't find it, but always thought it would be nice to wear when I fed my chooks and would remind me of my holiday.

Claire x

Dog Trot Farm said...

How lovely, a tea party... Your home and gardens are so warm and inviting. I just adore your creativity and wares...I can see it is simply lovely in your neck of the woods. Greetings, Julie.

Carolyn Parker said...

What an enchanting setting, inside and out! Your new kitchen and dining area are farmhouse delight. I feel like I have been an invisable guest at the most fabulous tea! Thank you!
xoxo batty mae

Garden Celebrations said...

Julie, thanks for sharing your lovely home and garden with us! Pretty chocolate geraniums in your tea party arrangement!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Alisa, those geraniums are wonderful, they grow wild all around the house from one cutting years ago. I've got a nutmeg one too that is sprouting up everywhere and now want a lemon rose.
j

sharon said...

How charming! I think my invitation got lost in the mail!
Your home is lovely and the party looks like it was glorious!

dulcy said...

Very sweet post, Julie! I'm inspired to paint today after seeing your lovely painting of white dog....

xo
dulcy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Julie I am so glad I came by today and visited your tea party.
Love the walk up to your beautiful home.
I can not tell you how much I have missed you and your beautiful site.
My blogging days are few and far between but I am trying to hang in there.
Your still creating such lovely pieces. I just love your painting too.
Hope you enjoyed your tea party I know I did.
Love
Maggie

mary ellen mckenzie said...

Julie, thanks for sharing your delightful tea party ... lucky friends ... it was just what I needed this afternoon!

Karen said...

Your garden and home look amazing Julie. Beautiful! I hope you all enjoyed your tea party. :)

Ruthie Miller said...

What a charming garden you have. Oh my, I love that twisty tree by the stairs. Your table looks welcoming and I bet your friends felt special to have a tea to share. Everyone loves to be invited for tea and company.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com
Always love your pottery. You are so talented! Love your whimsy.

Things and Thoughts said...

You create so nice things ! I admire people's creativity ! I prefer coffee , not tea but I would be very pleased to have a cup of whatever in your amazing garden !
Nice to meet you !

The Sea Garden said...

Love your garden Julie and your house! Love your new kitchen. particularly your marble bench tops.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a wonderful looking party! As always I love your pottery. Your garden is so pretty!

Helen Philipps said...

Tea parties are one of my favourite things and yours sounds delightful Julie. I loved seeing some more of your artwork, as well as reading all your words. Loved the little gate and the sweet garden, the stairs and the view below. I always enjoy my visits to your blog :)
Helen x

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Julie-- it's all just beyond beautiful. Your home- the garden-- the tea party-- so pretty--
These photos tell a lovely story about your home and your sharing spirit-- I'm sure your guests treasured every minute. Such a pretty post---
Vicki

annamaria said...

And what a delightful gathering it must have been! Your work is just gorgeous Julie. I am so happy painting my home now I want to paint other people's too. I would love to paint yours one day...it is so special;-)

ShannonAnn said...

You have such a beautiful garden and Home! I would love to spend an afternoon with you and your paintings and your delightful pottery!

Anne said...

Oh, Julie, how wonderful! I'm new here (your latest follower) after seeing your bunny on Pinterest...I SO want to do pottery!! Thank you for inspiring me, once again...one of these days I will! ♥
Best,
Anne

Barbara said...

I loved my visit to your home and what a darling entrance.

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