Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tea at the Rose Garden

Today, it was one of those rare days for Southern California, gloomy and cloudy, which is an ideal day for gardening. After planting all my hanging baskets for my patio, I decided to have tea at the rose garden. Then, all of a sudden, the sun decided to join me for a cup of tea.


Rose garden in full bloom

Garden flowers for the table

Mango cheesecake with pomegranate and blueberry sauce seemed to be a good accompaniment for a cup of tea.


My favorite water lily tea set


The sugar scuttle is a perfect accessory





For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website komalinunna.com.

I am joining  Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, The Charm of Home, Common GroundFrench Country CottageCindy for Show, Tell and Foodie Friday and How Sweet the Sound.

46 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Komali! ~Delores

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  2. Your tea setting is just beautiful. What a pretty pattern- so fresh and clean. Your flowers are gorgeous, as well. Oh to be living in such an ideal climate. :-)
    Can you share the pattern and source of your teaspoon?
    ~ Sue

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  3. beautiful....it is always my dream to have my tea in the garden 365 days of the year...but living in midwest it is more like 100 days of the year. You have a lovely garden and absolutely beautiful tea set. Grace and beauty!! I can't help but add..am a bit envious ;-)

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  4. Sue,
    It is called twist by gourmet settings. Here I am giving Amazon source http://www.amazon.com/Gourmet-Settings-20-Piece-Flatware-Service/dp/B000ND0OYQ/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1303357228&sr=8-35

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  5. awesome garden, loved the dandiya girls embroidery.

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  6. Your tea setting is gorgeous Komali! I love it that you did it in your beautiful garden with such grace and charm. The tea spoon is unique...what is it?!
    Enjoy your srping days and tea at your beautiful garden!
    FABBY

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  7. Fabby, It is called twist by gourmet settings. Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. This is fabulous! I love your roses!! They are beautiful! Very pretty teas set too and that cake. Yum. Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for linking up
    Sherry

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  9. Oh my goodness your rose are heavenly! Love, love, love this setting! Happy Easter.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  10. Gorgeous rose garden, Komali, and so beautiful table setting!!!
    hugs

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  11. Simply Beautiful! Your tea set is fabulous and your flowers are truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  12. Everything is absolutely gorgeous...what a beautiful setting your garden makes for tea...looks like it belongs featured in a magazine...it's so pretty :)
    Easter blessings to you and yours...
    Queenie

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  13. This is so beautiful. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. A my mango cheesecake with pomegranate and blueberry sauce .

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  15. What gorgeous photos! Everything looks so incredibly lovely. Your blog is beautiful; I'm your latest follower. :)

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  16. Mango cheesecake, beautiful table, delightful flowers, and the sun? You are a luck lady indeed!

    HPS

    LL

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  17. What a beautiful post. I love your roses.
    Happy pink Saturday.

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  18. Such beautiful pictures - love your roses, table settings and dessert! Yummy!Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. Elegance beyond description, Komali. The roses are exquisite!

    May you have an eggs-tra special Easter.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  20. So pretty!

    Here's my Pink creation, hope you can visit and comment. Thank you!

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  21. Wow, is it ever beautiful in here this week. I love your garden and your table is gorgeous. The china and silver are perfect. I noticed that you also have wax flower. When pinched, it's a wonderful citrus scent. Beautiful post, Happy Pink Saturday and have a great Easter weekend, Char

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  22. Komali: Thank you for inviting me to your lovely tea and the cheesecake is divine. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  23. Your garden is lovely! I'm in Southern CA too, but my garden is just beginning to bloom. ::Jill

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  24. Happy Pink Saturday, Love your rose garden, I still need to plant more but have a pretty good start, Happy Easter! Hugs Marilou

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  25. This is just too beautiful for words. Oh my goodness the roses..the tea sets..wow! I love your blog and will be following.
    xoxo Tami

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  26. I had a tough time moving past that cheesecake but I did & was able to enjoy your glorious flowers! Happy PS! Your newest follower, Niki

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  27. My Indian Neighbor up the street has lovely roses also. Your post reminds me to take her some sweets to share over tea.

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  28. Hi
    Breathtakingly beautiful photographs.
    Wishes for a beautiful and happy Pink Saturday.
    Lynne

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  29. What a stunning setting for tea! Your roses are just incredible!

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  30. How absolutely beautiful! I want to join you for a cup of tea in your beautiful rose garden. I just might not want to leave!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    April

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  31. Oh, I'd just love to be sitting there in the garden with you for tea. And that cheesecake!!

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  32. Fun and good to see the sun and fresh flowers..Thank you for sharing..HPS.

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  33. Duh, I had no idea what that sugar shuttle was until you told me. I have seen it many times at antique shops. Thanks for the information.
    Happy Easter!
    Joyce M

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  34. Your table setting and garden are just beautiful! HPS and Happy Easter!
    Marcia

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  35. Your garden is so lovely. I've never heard of Mango Cheesecake, but would love to try it. The sauce sounds great too! Enjoyed visiting your blog!

    Lori

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  36. Tea in a Rose Garden is just so special! I love the simple shape of your china and the lovely pattern. I wish you had told the name of the china. This tea party is so beautiful and I appreciate your sharing your garden.

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  37. Komali, I loved this virtual visit. Your garden is an oasis of calm, and your tea party is a balm for the soul. Such a treat!

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  38. Just gorgeous photos - absolutely beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  39. hey...first time visitor to your blog and loving my stay here...you tea party is beautiful!!

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  40. I would love to have a sip from that stunning garden of yours. Very calming atmosphere plus the scent of flowers in bloom, perfect.

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  41. THAT is your garden??? OMG! its gorgeous! And a sugar scuttle? never heard of it till now. Lovely lovely Komali.

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  42. Hi
    Lovely pictures, what is the stunning rose called in the back ground ?
    Maybe rosamon janon ? Thanx

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