Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Highland Tea

In honor of National Tartan Day,  you're invited to a "Highland Tea".


It's fun to imagine that we're in Scotland and stopping for a little refreshment  while at the highland games. 

I've  opened the  hamper and laid the blanket on the ground...or perhaps you might prefer the little bamboo stool to sit on. The ground is a bit damp today.


Of course, everything is served on a silver tray, lol, with the "Monarch of the Glen" holding the candles.


Please help yourself to tea and shortbread.


Or if you prefer...


a little "fortification" against the cold. Just a wee dram, of course.





I hope you enjoyed our outing for Tartan Day.

In this photo you'll see the modern MacGregor tartan and the Rob Roy (MacGregor). The pine branches are the clan plant badge.

Here is a link for more info on other clan/plant badges if you'd like to know more about them.
http://www.scottish-wedding-dreams.com/clan-plants.html

The bamboo stool was my mom's when she was a little girl.
The candle holder, silver tray and tea cup, I've had for years.
The hamper and Ralph Lauren glass are from Goodwill, and the little book is from a dear friend in Clan Stewart.

Stop by and see these other wonderful  Tartan Day posts:
Sarah @Hyacinths For The Soul

Scot @ the Adventures of Tartan Scot

Delores@Vignette Design

Ann @ On Sutton Place

Marigene @In the Middle of Nowhere
I'll be joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for  Table Top Tuesday.

and Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
 See y'all there.   Between Naps On The Porch

27 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thanks for dropping by my friend! You're wonderful! I love that cup!...and yeah, I'd like some tea, ooor maybe a bit of Clan Mc Gregor?, oh... what time is it?! hahaha
XO
FABBY

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh what a wonderful post! I LOVE every detail. and the candle holder is incredible! Happy Tartan Day to you Dear!!!
Have a great week to come!
Hugs,
Donna

Kathleen said...

I love Tartan Plaids, what a lovely spread!

Richard Cottrell said...

Tartan this and Tartan that. I just loves me some Tartan. Great displays. I just became your newest follower. Richard at My Old Historic House

Anita said...

Oh my goodness I feel like I'm in the highlands! This is just beautiful! Love everything! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

Rita May said...

That looks lovely! Thanks for stopping by May Days. I'm going to look thru your blog now to see more of your ideas.
Cheers!
Rita

Pat said...

Fabulous post, Babs! I love everything about it.

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I looked around your blog.... and am now your newest follower. We have the some of the same taste in novels, too!

See you soon,

Pat

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
I'd love to have a cup of tea with you, dear! Lovely post on Tartan Plaid! That little stool must warm your heart each time you look at it...it did mine! Thank you for this wonderful post!
Fondly,
Pat

tammylovesdishes said...

Your teacup is beautiful! I love the scene you have set. My two Scottish Terriers would feel right at home!
Tammy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I didn't know it was a holiday on Saturday. It was a gorgeous, but windy day. Sunday was the best and windy again today. Most of my yard work got done. Such a pretty setting with the tartan and silver.

Sarah said...

Babs, your Highland tea is perfection. Love the outdoor setting and all the wonderful details. I had to host my Tartan Tea indoors because of rain and strong winds yesterday. ;-) Thanks for alerting me to Tartan Day. I had great fun pulling out some tartan and having tea. Stop by for a little shortbread and a cup of tea with me. ~ Sarah

vignette design said...

OMG! How absolutely perfect Babs! Your Highland tea is amazing. Love the tartan of course, but also your Mom's bamboo stool, RL highball glass, and the cup and saucer! And you staged it so perfectly outside--it actually looks like it's in Scotland. You are one talented lady! Happy Tartan Day! ~Delores
PS: I'm working on my post right now. Don't know where I'm going with it so far. I almost could do two or three tartan posts! One, a tablescape, two, just favorite images, or three, my recent tartan treasures.......

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love tartan! Just wanted to let you know that the pansy "bed" in my post was not in my garden....it was one I spotted while shopping...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Babs, I would love to join your picnic. You have staged this beautifully and the Tartan is wonderful. What a cute candleholder and cup and saucer.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sarah said...

Babs, back for another cup of tea at your gorgeous Highland setting and to say that I added a link to this post on my Tartan Day Tea.
Happy Tartan Day! ~ Sarah

Designs on 47th Street said...

How sweet and fun! Love your post today. I do love your blanket and everything on it actually! What a sweet little keepsake to have your mother's stool. It's darling. thanks for your nice words about my silks.
Donna

Linda said...

This is just beautiful! Hopped over from Vignette Design...looking forward to more...I am a new follower!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Babs, I'm your newest follower so that I don't miss your next picnic! I love tartans and when my daughter spent junior year abroad in Edinburg I had the chance to explore them all on my visit to her! Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing many more posts! Linda

Martha said...

What fun!

Debbie said...

I'm tired and ready for bed, but I wanted to click just one more tablescape before I went. I am SO GLAD I clicked this one. This is wonderful. I can't wait to show this to my husband. This will be one tablescape of which he'll heartily approve.

Great job. I absolutely love your tartans.

Marlis said...

Love your woodsy setting. The tartans are beautiful. I am in love with the cup. Heather and tartan, is there anything better??? good luck in the giveaway!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful setting...love your tartans.

Erin @ Life's Little Delights said...

Even if I weren't Scottish, I would love this setting! Just look at the lichens on the rock! The stool and stag are perfect for this setting! Nicely, nicely done -- makes me want to picnic!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. that cup is to die for... Gorgeous post!!

Nancy West Johnson said...

Ard Choille! I found your blog while doing a search on our favorite tartan. ;-) Nicely done.

Slainte,
Nancy
www.clangregor.org

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Babs,
Hi! And a lovely Tartan day it would be. That's a very pretty teacup and saucer. Love the tartan. Happy Tartan day and Happy Tartan Parade.
Pat