Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wicker Furniture

Wow, I can't believe it's Tuesday already!! I must be getting old as I think that every week. I have just been down to my beach house for the weekend and the weather was perfect!! Not so good for the farmers though but I did enjoy the warm sun on the weekend.





































This week I have set up a little table in our oat crop - as you can see from these photos the crop is only about 5in high when at this time of the season it should be about 3ft high!! Such a shame- there is going to be some very sad stories from many farmers this year but we will be ok. We have our wonderful healthy family so really we can deal with every thing else.



























This is a little wicker table and chairs off my front porch which you can see here.



This is an old quilt I made many years ago out of a pretty panel but I really like the colours in it.





































My cute little bird house matched in with the red, yellow and green tonings.




What a gorgeous sunny morning for a cuppa and a cup cake.





This beautiful green and white cup was the start of this week's table - I received it many years ago (about 16 actually) after my dear old dad died. He sadly died from cancer and here in Australia we have Daffodil Day and The Biggest Morning Tea which are fundraisers for the Cancer Foundation.  





I decided to hold a luncheon for 20 friends who all paid me $20 to attend so I donated the $400 to the Cancer Council in memory of my dad. In appreciation the Council sent me this lovely little cup and saucer.


























Cup cakes in red and white spotted paper really finished off the setting!!



























How cute is this cushion cover - it really is just perfect for a table setting out in the paddock in Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed your cuppa in the Aussie outback....


  























25 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: It looks so pretty on your farm. I love the chair in the middle of the field. I am sorry about your father. What a wonderful way to remember your event! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

KathyB. said...

I did enjoy my cuppa in the oat crop! I am sad to see the crop is not doing well.

What a wonderful benefit tea, and the cup and saucer are very nice. I don't think I have ever seen a set with the grape design green all 'round, and I like it very much.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a beautiful morning-enjoy!

Miss Char said...

Thank you for the reminder that there are parts of the country and the world that are still enjoying summer, your table looks so inviting sitting in the field. I love that you are remembering your daddy by helping to fight cancer.

Dawn said...

Your so lucky the son is shining. it's really dark here and it's 2pm love the quilts and wicker very yummy

Love Dawn xx

rosechicfriends said...

What a lovely setting for tea and cupcakes! So peaceful!
Happy Tea!
Lorena

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I dont mind have a tea here.. and enjoy the beautiful scenery..

Snap said...

I loved visiting your farm. Love the quilt and pillow. I'm sure the tea cup (love the green grape design) is very special to you. Happy Tea Day!

Deanne said...

I used to have cushions made out of panels just like those!
I like how people take furniture outside and take photos, it always looks good!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i am loving the cup and the story !
thank you so much for sharing !
how LoVeLy -
tea is on at FHC! ~ WELCOME :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
What a novel idea to have tea in the oat crop! Sorry the crop is not doing well; hopefully it will yet. Such nice photos and I love the birdhouse and the quilt you made. I have a thing for birdhouses as well as tea things. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

I love your photos and the setting is gorgeous...Sorry to read about the crops are still not getting enough rain there... Your tea party sounds like a wonderful tribute to your dad and is most inspiring.

Kelsie

Marie said...

What a perfect set-up!!! Wherever you are, it's just divine...the joy of simple life!
-marie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is totally magazine worthy. I would love to be sitting there. What a peaceful and beautiful setting and the tea is just perfect. Love all of your linens too. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Alycia Nichols said...

I am a Missouri (USA) girl who spent many weekends at my grandfather's Kansas farm, but I had no idea that's what oats look like. Thank you for the lesson in agriculture! I hope the crops do a miraculous turnaround for you. I like the setting very much. Very calm, peaceful, pretty, feminine. The quilt is fabulous!!! Maybe when Oprah brings all the people to Australia she will come sit for a quiet moment with you! :-)

Terri said...

Lovely post....your chair out there in the middle of the green field. Very serene. Your tea cup and saucer are lovely, such a pretty pattern. I think it would be considered transfer ware. It looks like it.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

Blondie's Journal said...

How simple and pretty. I love the idea of having tea out in the field. It looks so peaceful.

I'm sorry about your father. The luncheon you had was a wonderful tribute to him...love the cup and saucer you received!

XO,
Janie

Kom Achterom said...

Can i come over and drink a cup of tea with you!!
It is so nice! Your photo's are wunderfull
happy week
Yolanda

Mary said...

It's distressing to see on 5 inches of oat crop when there should be 3 feet, but at least you can enjoy sipping on your tea and enjoy the scenery! Would love to have a cuppa in the Aussie outback :-)

KATHY said...

Hi, Everything looks so beautiful.It's such a great place to sit and have a cup of tea....Kathy

Carolyn said...

Lovely tea setting-I hope your crop improves.Great idea to host a lunch as a fundraiser.

Carolyn

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Looks so beautiful and so peaceful & calm. Imagine, sitting there alone and just relax enjoying the tea & muffins, listening the birds chirping....

Perfect...

Happy TS...

Greetings from a chilly Stockholmer,
/chie

kayellen said...

ahhh Australia!!
wish I could come join you for a cup of tea on your farm!!

xo
Kay Ellen

Entertaining Women said...

If you build it, they will come.... Lovely spot for a cup of wonderful tea and a spot of conversation with a dear friend. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great way to spend a lovely day.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~