zaterdag 11 mei 2013

Tea for two

When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in its fragrance,
There is solace in its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
The world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup [...]


In the garden, together, with a cup of tea, surrounded by flowers and birdsong, delicious chocolates and my latest flea market finds. Sheer bliss!!!

Happy weekend!

Love, Madelief x  

72 opmerkingen:

  1. Een post om happy van te worden! Geniet van je weekend Madelief...uiteraard met een kop thee en als het even kan een paar overheerlijke chocolaatjes!

    Liefs, Ingrid

  2. What a dreamy post...everything looks perfect!
    and those flowers bliss!

  3. soooo cosy :)

    the green wall of your garden house matches perfectly with all the lovely porcellaine and enamelware and flowers :)

    we have rain today, but i hope weather will be fine here too!

    have a nice sunday!

  4. What a beautiful way to spend a day... and such a pretty post
    ...I love your tea poem
    I have just sat down with a cup of Lady Grey
    Happy Weekend

  5. Oh my dear, your world is so glorious! I am enthralled by the crispness of your photos, the BRIGHT colors, and your sensibilities about tea. I believe in listening to silence, birdsong, the tune of running water in a brook or river, and a cup of tea.

    Thank you for this beautiful escape, and YOUR PHOTOS ARE just perfect! Anita

  6. Oh Madelief, your world is so full of beauty and vibrant colours. A cup of tea throws all of our troubles away. A very inspiring post. Thank you for adding my Blog to your blog list. Happy weekend! Pamela

  7. Hi der Madelief,
    what a wonderful poem, and what a wonderful place to have a Cup of tea!
    Lovely and sunny weekend for you!

  8. Was ein traumhaftes Plätzchen zum Teetrinken!

  9. Prachtig! allemaal,lekker genieten van de rust en al het mooi`s om je heen,fijne avond,lieve groet Musje.

  10. Dag lieve Madelief
    wat geniet ik toch altijd als ik op je mooie blog kom.
    ik krijg altijd kriebeltjes super.
    een heel mooi en fijn weekend
    Liefs Margarita

  11. Happy weekend Madelief, there is certainly magic in a cup of tea! :)
    V xxx

  12. So pretty Madelief

    ...there are not enough words to do your pictures, your photos, and your "blooms" justice

    ...I will be popping over for tea...keep the pot warm for me...!
    bestest weekend wishes...
    Daisy j x

  13. You are such an inspiration~ and you grow the prettiest forget me nots I've seen!

  14. Mooi gedicht en mooie foto's, Madelief!

    Fijne avond

    Groetjes, Pietrik

  15. Na een koude en regenachtige dag op een fair te hebben gestaan, geniet ik nu even volop van jouw mooie woorden en prachtige foto's!
    Fijn weekend.
    Groetjes van Aleta

  16. Wow Madelief!!! This post is picture perfect....I loved every photo!!!
    Your tin biscuit containers are so sweet!!! Very, very beautiful post!
    Chris :o)

  17. This poem is so nice! and I love your pink tea pot.
    Greetings from Barbara

  18. Madelief wat een prachtige vrolijke foto's weer.

    Groetjes Natasja

  19. Dear Mandelief,
    I am never tired of looking at all your excellent pictures!
    All the colours assort very well.
    I do like the tiny 2'nd hand and charity shops in the UK, especially in scotland, where we liked to spend our hollydays the last few years.
    Sometimes it's funny to read about the same preferences.
    Have a nice sunday

  20. Gorgeous photos! I'm in love with your blog. New Follower.

    Take Care,

  21. Beautiful! ! The color in the photos is stunning

  22. Absolutely gorgeous photos - and beautiful finds! x

  23. Dit is zonder twijfel de meest gezellige blog die ik in lange tijd heb gelezen! Fantastische foto's. Het begint meteen te kriebelen om zelf aan de slag te gaan en buiten in de tuin thee te drinken uit schattige tasjes en slingers en vlaggetjes om me heen!


  24. Een lust voor het oog, prachtig... Ik ben blij dat ik je blog onlangs (eindelijk!) ontdekte.
    Fijn weekeinde!

  25. Just lovely, I love your photos, what a wonderful place to have a cup of tea !

  26. Wat leuk al je foto´s pin pin......hahahahaha !!

  27. Each photo more beautiful than the last. I enjoy your photos so much and especially with all the lovely tea-things. I would love to share a pot with you at that little table. Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day. Hugs, Deb

  28. Thank you Madelief for this cup of tea with you.
    Nice sunday !
    Nath xxx

  29. Beautiful spring tea post Madelief! All the pretty bright colours make me smile....


  30. You have captured so many beautiful things Madelief, I love visiting your blog.
    The poem is perfect and so true.......

    Claire x

  31. A lovely feast for the eyes while I sip a cuppa !

  32. Absolutely stunning photography as always.

  33. Kijk nu....speciaal voor mij......? Oh hier had ik me nu zo op verheugd...
    Tea for two.....gezellig even met je bijkletsen....Genieten
    Zegge nu ik hier toch zo bij je zit....wat een heerlijke kleurtjes hier...
    Hmmm...lekkere thee trouwens.......

    Nu heb genoten van je uitnodiging......Je bent altijd welkom bij me voor thee of koffie......tot gauw.

    Fijne zondag


  34. Happy Mother's day! Hope you are spoilt and happy this day. I love the pink teapot.
    Love, Ines

  35. Dear Madelief,
    oh so lovely and perfect, i take a seat, i hope it's o.k. ?
    The pennantchain ? ( i don't know the english word )is enchanting, where do you find it ?
    Hugs Susa

    1. Hi Susa,

      The bunting is by the brand 'talkingtables'. They have beautiful decorations for parties!

      Have a lovely new week!

      Madelief x

  36. Wat een prachtige post lieve Madelief. . Gelukkige Moederdag!!
    Lieve groet van Riet

  37. mooie post en en een erg leuk gedicht leuke rommelmarkt vondsten
    fijne moederdag gewenst leon10

  38. hi Daisy,
    thanks you for the wonderful photos from your summer fresh
    Garden Realm.
    With biscuits and a cup of tea to stay there must be beautiful.
    Wish you a great Sunday and a great Mother's Day.
    Greetings, Moni

  39. It seems like we've all gone tea crazy lately Madelief.

    It just so happens that you are just in time for our Tea Time Giveaway.

    Hope you can join us.

    Have a lovely brew!

    Paul xx

  40. Beautiful post as ever Madelief... I love forget- me- nots and grape hyacinths too I've been making simple bunches with cow parsley.. Cx

  41. Wat heerlijk om op dit mooie plekje te genieten! Mooie vondsten heb je weer gedaan en wat gezellig al die kleine boeketjes uit eigen tuin. Hier helaas dit jaar weinig vergeet-mij-nietjes...

    Fijne dag. Lieve groet, Miranda

  42. Wow! Wat een heerlijke foto's!! Daar wordt je gewoon heel vrolijk van!!

  43. Hi dear Madelief,
    the poem is wonderful and yes I like to drink a cup of tea with you!
    The teapot oh, oh, oh wonderful, where do you find it? I must have it, the colour, design....absolutly perfect :)))
    Thanks for this lovely post!
    Hope the weather tody is fine, so you can drink your tea outside!

    1. Dear Marlies,

      When you are in Holland in spring or summer, you are welcome for a cup of tea in my garden! Unfortunately the teapot was a thrift store find :-( It doesn't have a brand stamp underneath. I can't help you. So sorry!

      Happy new week!

      Madelief x

  44. Oh Madelief ! What beautiful pictures, fabulous flowers and a lovely little rhyme too ... You're spoiling us!

    The picture of the table, green shed and bunting is my favourite ... Would make a perfect postcard or birthday card ... Perhaps you should go into business sweetie, you definitely have talent!

    Hope yoy've had a lovely weekend

    Claire xx

  45. Wat een geweldige foto's! De pot, de kopjes, de omgeving... Echt fantastisch!!!

  46. Lovely post, Madelief! With lots of my favourite things...gorgeous flowers, pretty china, chocolates, and tea with a friend in a lovely garden ....bliss is the very word! :)
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen x

  47. "In the garden, together, with a cup of tea, surrounded by flowers and birdsong, delicious chocolates and my latest flea market finds. Sheer bliss!!!"

    I couldn't agree more Madelief!

  48. ~ Happiness is a pot of tea, most especially in a china floral cup served with a delicious home made sponge cake... Surrounded by the prettiest blooms...BLISS I love this pretty post Madelief and the words in the poem are delightful....~ I have your pretty bunting here at home too! hehe..~ With kindest thoughts....Maria x

  49. Oh the pink teapot! It is simply lovely, as is the bunting also!

  50. Such stunning images....oh how wish I could tap my heels together 3 times and be in one of those chairs sipping tea with you. Happy Mother's day my sweet friend.

  51. Wat een heerlijk moment, in de tuin met thee en al het moois. Wat zullen jullie genoten hebben, lieve groetjes

  52. Hello Dear,
    The poem is simple and lovely and your flowers still collered and wonderfull!!! Good choices in the market... the chocolates must be very delicious: )
    Happy hugs
    Camomila Rosa & Alecrim

  53. What a beautiful tea! Your pictures are so beautiful! I enjoyed this very, very much! Thank you for sharing!

  54. so beautiful madelief, how i love your appreciation for all the simple pleasures in your life. love your birkenstocks too!

  55. Oh Madelief, your pictures have brought cheer here this morning. They're exquisite. Thankyou.

  56. Hello Madelief! I've been away from blogging for what seems like an age! It's been truly fabulous to stop by and catch up with your posts and your beautiful images. They have really made my morning and enriched my creative thoughts, so a huge thank you for that! I hope that you are well and also that I won't be leaving it so long next time before I pop by and say hello again!

    Have a super day!

    Vanessa xxx

  57. Oh Madelief, thank you for strolling on by my "garden" of a blog yesterday! Wishing you as well a beautiful day in that fantastic paradise of yours!!! Anita

  58. Wat een mooi genietmoment, niet alleen voor jullie maar ook voor ons!
    Prachtig gedichtje, nog mooier plaatje, soms zijn er van die geluksmomentjes!
    Die stoppen we in een doosje........

  59. Pure bliss? I completely believe you!!! =) xo

    btw, I have a new favorite tea, this year, it's simply called 'keep calm and carry on!' tea and one tea bag brews a perfect cuppa in my 'keep calm and carry on!' mug. It was unintentional - the saying on them - just how it worked out but I think it's a pretty meaningful and pleasant ritual in the afternoon! ;)

  60. Oh, what beautiful photos. LOVE

    Have a great new week


  61. Wat een mooie brocante vonsten!
    Geweldig mooie foto's heb je gemaakt.
    Heel sfeervol, je zou zo aanschuiven voor een kopje thee!

    Lieve groetjes, Evelyne

  62. I enjoyed your tea in the garden, Madelief! It looks so lovely! Hope your week is happy! xoxo

  63. Such a lovely post Madelief. I love your bunting and pretty posies, and the chocolates look pretty good too! The poem is great..such fun. I hope you are enjoying your lovely garden?
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my website and make observations, they are most helpful. I agree with you about the black banners and tried to change them several times without any success. I will have another go, as they are too heavy for my background. I hope you have a wonderful week, love Linda x

  64. Looks very colourful...very pretty little flowers........ciao Alison

  65. Gorgeous! This would be a dream come true to sit with you in all this gorgeous color and have tea.


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