mercoledì 8 giugno 2016

A Victorian Afternoon Tea in our Secret Garden - Thank you Stephanie !


An afternoon tea or Victorian tea party may be one of the most delightful and informal affairs in the whole social round or it may be an unmitigated bore. It all depends upon the hostess. If she is a wise woman she will limit her guests to the afternoon tea to the number her house can accommodate with ease, and have her hours long enough to avoid all coming at the same time; she will have some regard to making her guests to her afternoon tea acquainted if they have not already met; and she will furnish forth her tea table so invitingly that those who come perfunctorily will remain to chat over the teacups, and pay her the compliment of forgetting the time of day.


HARPER'S BAZAAR, 1890-1907





I was given the opportunity to create a tea like those dictated by the Victorian tradition by Stephanie of the charming blog THE ENCHANTING ROSE, who, sweet and dear to me more and more, sent me so many goodies in an envelope filled with plenty of love ... an unexpected gift, coming from far away, but as you all know the distances are canceled when the feelings are strong and true ... to reciprocate to her delicate gesture, which really filled my heart with joy, I decided to invite her to this virtual tea ... but believe me, here there's a place for each of you !

Our days are becoming milder, day by day, and our SECRET GARDEN seems to invite us,


with its slow awakening ...





with the delicate sound of the water flowing from and to everywhere, creating an harmony of natural spontaneity that caresses the hearing winning the passing of the time,




with the game of the butterflies amusing themselves among the fragrant flowers of the privet bush beside the gazebo,


with the old elder tree in flower which, like every year, greets, with its tiny, sweet, countless efflorescences, the good season



and the rose garden, which we skirt to reach it, that begins to show the first roses of the year, blooming as timid as ever,




but starting with scenting the air heralding the arrival of the hottest months of the year ...

And then what better place where to spend our time together?




During the Victorian period that of the Afternoon Tea was the main occasion of meeting, both for Ladies and for Gentlemen ( something else was the High Tea that, as I told you months ago: it was served on a large table and was especially a time when feasting, because they were served not only sweet treats, but also savory food, including sandwiches, pieces of cold meat and pretzels), and, according to the tradition, I thought to serve some homemade pastries keeping chocolate as a dominant theme, always having in mind the what the Victorian era rules dictated: I have prepared some shortcakes, stuffed with a white chocolate cream, and some chocolate shortcakes enriched with chopped hazelnuts and candied orange peel.




And if the Victorian tradition wanted that on the table there were always arranged roses in bloom, to perfume this late afternoon I picked those, facing south and climbing on the main facade of Tenuta Geremia, that are about to complete their first flowering just reaching the pinnacle of their gracefulness, the beautiful, irresistible Geoff Hamilton, with the many nuances of ancient pink and the intense scent,





the first English roses from David Austin which knew our estate and given the lushness that they soon shown, they have encouraged us to give life to the collection which we're preserving with much love; a Victorian Tea should always be illuminated by alight candles, whatever is the time of day and the brightness around it



and as for the 'equipment' I've had no doubt, I decorated our little table with what I inherited by my Grandparents, indeed, my beloved Grandmothers ...





Finally I prepared two little dishes with a slice of a pie made with plums - even the seasonal fruit was often present on the table of the Afternoon Tea -, pastries filled with custard cream and a shortcake made with hazelnuts stuffed with dark chocolate, what we call 'Baci di dama'.




I was forgetting to tell you that we are never alone here ... anyway ... besides squirrels that always accompany our days outdoors





and bunnies coming  from the PRAIRIE below, even if we do not see them, curious elves peep a little anywhere ... well, to reach the SECRET GARDEN you have to walk along the ELVES' PATH and just every little thing recalls their attention ...




Althought my neighbours are all barbarians,
And you, you are a thousand miles away,
There are always two cups on my table. 


Tang Dynasty





THANK YOU MY BEAUTIFUL LADY !




My dear Italian friends and readers, forgive me if this time I felt to prefer to write in English before than in Italian, but addressing my text primarily to Stephanie, of English mother tongue, and to all the friends and readers sharing her language, it seemed rightful to me.


Wishing you all the best, I embrace you with sincere affection and infinite gratitude.


See you soon 💕
















Un 'afternoon tea' o un 'Victorian tea party' possono essere uno degli eventi più piacevoli e informali in tutto il sociale, o un fallimento assoluto. Tutto dipende dalla padrona di casa. Se ella è una donna saggia che limiterà i suoi ospiti per il tè del pomeriggio al numero che la sua casa può ospitare con facilità, e vi dedicherà ore sufficienti per evitare che tutti i convenuti si accalchino allo stesso tempo; se avrà qualche riguardo per far sì che al suo tè i suoi ospiti si conoscano se mai si sono incontrati prima; e fornirà luce al suo tavolo da tè in modo da invitare coloro che vengono di volta in volta a rimanere per qualche chiacchiera, meriterà così i complimenti per aver creato un momento indimenticabile in cui si è persa la cognizione del tempo.


HARPER'S BAZAAR, 1890-1907





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L'occasione per ricreare un tè del tutto simile a quello dettato dalla tradizione vittoriana mi è stata offerta da Stephanie del delizioso blog THE ENCHANTING ROSE, la quale, dolcissima e sempre più cara, mi ha inviato talmente tanti doni in una busta colma di amore ... un regalo inaspettato, proveniente da molto lontano, ma come tutti voi sapete le distanze si annullano quando i sentimenti sono forti e sinceri ... per ricambiare il suo gesto che mi ha realmente colmato il cuore di gioia, ho pensato di invitarla a questo tè virtuale ..., ma credetemi, qui c'è posto per ognuna di voi !

Le giornate da noi si fanno sempre più miti, il nostro GIARDINO SEGRETO sembra volerci invitare, 



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con il suo lento risveglio ...with its slow awakening ...



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con il suono delicato delle sue acque che scorrono un po' ovunque, creando un'armonia di spontanea naturalezza che accarezza l'udito e che vince lo scorrere del tempo, 



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con il gioco delle farfalle che si trastullano tra i profumatissimi fiori del cespuglio di ligustro che affianca il gazebo,




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con il vecchio albero di sambuco in fiore che, come ogni anno, saluta con le sue minuscole, dolcissime, innumerevoli efflorescenze la bella stagione



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e con il roseto, che si fiancheggia per raggiungerlo, che comincia con l'esibire le prime rose della stagione, timide come non mai,



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ma che iniziano con il profumare l'aria preannunciando l'arrivo dei mesi più caldi dell'anno ...

Ed allora quale luogo migliore per 'trascorrere' questo nostro tempo insieme ?



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Durante il periodo vittoriano quella dell'Afternoon Tea era la principale occasione d'incontro, sia per le Ladies che per i Gentlemen ( altra cosa era l'High Tea che, come già vi dissi, era servito su di un grande tavolo ed era soprattutto un momento in cui banchettare, poiché su di esso non mancavano non solo leccornie dolci, ma anche prelibatezze salate, tra cui sandwiches, bocconcini di carne fredda e salatini ), e, come da rituale, ho pensato di servire alcuni pasticcini fatti in casa mantenendo tradizionalmente il cioccolato come tema dominante, avendo sempre bene a mente i dettami dell'epoca vittoriana: li ho preparati di pasta frolla semplice, farciti con una crema al cioccolato bianco e con frolla al cioccolato arricchita con nocciole tritate e scorzette di arancia candite.



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E se la tradizione vittoriana vuole che al centro del tavolo siano sempre disposte delle rose in fiore, per profumare questo tardo pomeriggio ho cercato quelle che, esposte a sud e rampicanti sulla facciata principale di Tenuta Geremia, stanno quasi per ultimare la loro prima fioritura raggiungendo l'apice della loro leggiadria, le splendide, irresistibili Geoff Hamilton, dalle innumerevoli sfumature di rosa antico e dalla profumazione intensa,



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le prime rose inglesi di David Austin che hanno conosciuto la nostra Tenuta e che dato il rigoglio che hanno manifestato, ci hanno invogliato a dar vita alla collezione che tutt'ora conserviamo con amore; sempre il tè vittoriano deve essere illuminato da candele accese, qualsiasi sia l'ora del giorno e la luminosità che lo circonda 



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e per la scelta degli accessori non ho avuto alcun dubbio, ho decorato questo nostro tavolo con quanto ereditato dai nonni, anzi, dalle nonne ...



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Infine ho preparato due piattini con una fetta di torta di prugne ciascuno - anche la frutta di stagione era spesso presente sul piccolo tavolo dell'Afternoon Tea -, pastine di frolla farcite di crema pasticcera ed un pasticcino fatto con pasta frolla alle nocciole farcita di cioccolato fondente, quelli che noi chiamiamo 'Baci di dama'.



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Dimenticavo di dirvi che comunque qui non siamo mai soli ... oltre agli scoiattoli che sempre accompagnano le nostre giornate all'aperto



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e ai coniglietti che,  provenienti dalla PRATERIA sottostante, di quando in quando arrivano saltellando, anche se non li vediamo, folletti curiosi occhieggiano un po' ovunque ... dopotutto si percorre il SENTIERO DEI FOLLETTI per raggiungere il GIARDINO SEGRETO e con nulla si richiama la loro attenzione ...




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Anche se i miei vicini di casa sono tutti barbari,
E voi siete a un migliaio di miglia di distanza,
Ci sono sempre due tazze sul mio tavolo.



Dinastia Tang




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Mi scuso con gli amici ed i lettori italiani se questa volta mi sono sentita di anteporre il testo in inglese a quello in italiano, ma rivolgendomi in primis a Stephanie, di madre lingua inglese e a tutto il pubblico che condivide il suo idioma, mi sembrava doveroso.

Augurando a tutti voi che sempre mi seguite tutto il meglio che possiate desiderare vi abbraccio con affetto sincero ed infinita gratitudine.


A presto 💕












158 commenti:

  1. DANY! Hello dear, dear lady! I am now off from school and I am enjoying the pleasures of visiting dear friends from blogland. What a precious post this is; is this YOUR garden? It resembles mine so much! First of all, tea, tea, tea is the answer for a quiet rest under the shade, near a hedgerow, or in a cozy spot in the cottage. I love the entire idea of tea as a source of personal time to regroup or just be lavish and celebrate the sweet things in life!

    It is marvelous to visit you this morning. This is my first official week off and I go back to school in late August. May we all have many tea times together in spirit! BLISS AND BLESSINGS to you! Anita

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    1. @ Anita
      what a blessing to have you here this morning, sweetie !
      So glad to read that you're off from school, here all schools are ending but we teachers have to go to school till the end of the month, also if not every day as before when the school was open.

      I'm overjoyed by your words of amusement and appreciation, all the joy you always bring here is such a great gift to me, it truly fills my heart.

      Enjoy your holiday, precious friend of mine, sending blessings on your coming days, with my dearest love and thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  2. Dear Dany, you are an exquisite lady 💕 Thank you so much for inviting me too at your lovely Victorian Tea Party! I can tell you that I enjoyed so very much sitting at your pretty table and tasting all your delicacies. The atmosphere around was out of this world with the scent of those Austin roses and a slight sound of water. Thank you my dear friend, your tea party made my day. Every woman needs a romantic & beautiful moment now and then!

    I wish you a lovely rest of the week and would be so happy seeing this in my link party. Million thanks, the taste is still sweet in my mouth : Hugs 💕

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    1. @ riitta
      I'm truly speechless after reading your so beautiful and touching words, and so very glad you've enjoyed this our time together, the joy is sincerely mine !

      As for your link party I've already shared two posts yesterday, as you certainly have seen, but I'm coming to share this too, if you like it and this is your desire, dearie !

      Have a beautiful day, today, sending gentle hugs to you ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
    2. All your posts are so wonderful - there can never be too many of them 💕

      Elimina
    3. @ riitta
      it's so very kind of you, dearie !

      *♥* Much love *♥*

      Elimina
  3. I don´t know if this is your own garden but I love the atmosphere with Italian elements of water, balustrades and ornaments and roses. Your Victorian tea is so inviting and so special with the inherited equipment from yourgrandmother. Dear Dany your table and garden are a feast for the eyes and such fun to hve participated in your teaparty together with the squirrels and bunnies.
    Have a beautiful day!
    Janneke

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    1. @ Janneke
      it's always such a delight to welcome you here, dearest friend !
      Yes, this is our Secret Garden and everything you see is the result of so many hours and days of work and patience, both mine and of my ingenious hubby, made especially during the coldest months of the year when the garden is 'sleeping'.

      I'm much more than glad to have spent this time together with you in a place you enjoy and in an atmosphere which filled your heart, sweetest one, indeed, I'm so very grateful to you for this !

      Hope you're having a lovely week, I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you, filled with so much love ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  4. Cosa non è questo afternoon tea, semplicemente divino così come divina è l'atmosfera.
    Ti abbraccio

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    1. @ Manu
      contraccambio con tanta dolcezza il tuo abbraccio carissima, le tue parole mi toccano il cuore !!!

      Che il tuo pomeriggio si concluda serenamente e che il tuo weekend porti tanta dolcezza con sé, te lo auguro di vero cuore ༺❀༻

      Elimina
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    1. @ shortybear
      you're so heartily welcome, sweet friend !

      Hope you're enjoying your day, today, I'm sending blessings on your days to come, with much love and thankfulness ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  6. How lovely, Daniela! Just what I needed today! Thank you so much for sharing, I absolutely love all the photos!

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    1. @ Linda
      you know how precious you are to me, my loving friend, and how much I do love to have you here ... blessed be !

      May the remainder of your day be filled with much gladness, sending my dearest love to you ✻ღ*ღ✻

      Elimina
  7. venire da te è sempre piacevole e mi sembra di entrare davvero in un giardino segreto dove si sognano e si vedono solo cose belle! Un abbraccio grande grande mia dolce amica! Lory

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    1. @ Lory
      ti abbraccio con tutto il cuore, mia dolce, credimi, la gioia è davvero tutta la mia, averti qui è sempre un immenso piacere carissima amica !

      Che la tua giornata si concluda in serenità, te lo auguro con sincero affetto e sentita stima ... grazie infinite ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  8. Oh my goodness Dany! How I've enjoyed this post. How incredibe a thing it would be to have tea with you in your marvelous garden. Dear Stephanie will be moved to tears by the beauty here. Wonderful and so very inspiring.

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    1. @ Andrea
      adorable friend of mine, with your so beautiful words YOU move ME to tears, believe me !!!

      I wish you a wonderful remainder of your day, today, sweetie, sending hugs and more hugs to you •♥•*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*•♥•

      Elimina
  9. What a beautiful, beautiful garden, Dany! Such a lovely setting, and so inviting. This is so very dreamy. . .

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    1. @ Cynthia
      thanks most sincerely for coming, it was so very nice having you here with us all, my Lovely Lady, and thank you for your wonderful words, as well !

      ╰⊰✿ May the remainder of your week be as Beautiful as you ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  10. Oh, Dany, how truly beautiful this is, both the photographs and the words.
    How I would love to be having tea with you, sweet friend. xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      and how I'd love to have you here, sat by my side, sipping tea and having a few chat with you for real, wonderful friend of mine !

      Sending blessings on the remainder of your week, dearie, with utmost gratitude, your words mean so, so much to me ❥

      Elimina
  11. Tenuta Geremia is a fairy, peaceful and very romantic place!!! Your garden, your roses are a joy for my eyes. This victorian teatime is such beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this wonderful place and your adorable teatime.Grazie cara amica romantica.
    Bacioni and hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      che faccio, ti rispondo in italiano o in inglese ... mi metti in imbarazzo ;) !!!

      You're so heartily welcome, dearie, your words fill my heart with such a deep joy and put a smile of joy on my face, I'm so very grateful to you for this !

      Grazie a te dolcissima,... sempre ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  12. Cara Dany, il tuo è un giardino da sogno, da fiaba!Li dentro io mi sentirei a mio agio, nel mio mondo antico che profuma di rose, di thé e di biscotti!Sentirei il fruscìo delle fronde,il mormorio dell'acqua della fontana, il canto degli angeli, lo svolazzare delle farfalle!Mi sentirei una dama dell'ottocento con guanti e cappello che prende un thé nella sua tazza preferita e sarei felice di conversare con la nobil donna seduta davanti a me che saresti te!Cara Dany....con questo post mi hai fatto sognare!Complimenti per il tuo mondo incantato!Bacioni, Rosetta

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    1. @ Rosetta
      ... ed io ho sognato con te sulle tue dolcissime romantiche parole, mia cara, grazie, il tuo animo delicato non smette d'incantarmi !
      Non immagini quanto mi piacerebbe averti qui e magari non siamo neppure troppo lontane ...

      Un forte abbraccio a te, mia dolce, che ti accompagni per il resto di questa giornata, un abbraccio colmo di letizia e di gratitudine, le tue parole hanno acceso il mio cuore di gioia ∗⊱༺❀༻⊰∗

      Elimina
    2. Cara Dany, io sono a Latina e tu al nord!Ma mai dire mai!Un abbraccio!

      Elimina
    3. @ Rosetta
      l'hai detto carissima, mai dire mai !
      Felice giornata a te *♥*

      Elimina
  13. Dany, I so enjoyed your tea party! All the roses are so gorgeous as are your tea table delights! So delicious! Love your white gloves ♥

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    1. @ Gina
      I'm so overjoyed, thank you for gracing my blog with your presence, delightful friend of mine, I so love to have you here, you really bless my heart !
      You made you smile noticing my white gloves, they're such an old purchase, an old gift from Mom which I treasure every year more and more !

      I embrace you with all my love, sweetie, with the most sincere gratitude ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  14. My dearest, Dany! I will come back to this post throughout the long summer I am certain! To smell your beautiful roses and taste your scrumptious pastries! How I wish I were there with you in the garden, dear friend! So blessed am I to encounter such a magical place! Much love!

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    1. @ June
      your so deep, heartfelt joy is mine, my twin soul, I also wish you were here ... always ... I cherish you and like everything which is so very dear, I feel the need to have you by my side ... actually, you've a special place in my heart, you know, but what a blessing it would be to host you at Tenuta Geremia ... just a dream came true !

      I wish you most wonderful days to come, dearie, sending hugs and more hugs to you, with so, so much thankfulness ♥∗✿≫♡≪✿∗♥

      Elimina
  15. Dearest Dany, What a beautiful setting for tea in such a charming way inspired by our dear Stephanie. Your gardens are gorgeous and how special it would be to sit with you and enjoy treasured moments among your beautiful blooms. You are a true blessing and friend.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead. Love and joy, xo

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    1. @ Celestina
      your words are so beautiful that moved me to tears, precious friend ... you're so generous with me and I'd love to have you close to me, just now ... !

      Sending blessings on the remainder of your week, may it bring much joy to you too, my Marvelous Lady ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  16. Carissima, mi hai fatto sognare un'altra volta e non ti preoccupare che l'inglese ormai lo parlano tutti. Il tuo parco è un Paradiso e con le tue immagini rende l'idea molto bene: profumi, animali e fiori un po' ovunque che rendono le tue passeggiate una meraviglia! Grazie per condividere con noi. Ti auguro una splendida giornata. Woody

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    1. @ Woody
      grazie di cuore per le parole di apprezzamento, mia cara, mi rende felice sapere che hai gioito di questo tempo trascorso insieme !!!

      Che la tua serata sia lieta e che al tuo risveglio domani ti sorrida il sole della serenità, ti abbraccio sinceramente ❥

      Elimina
  17. Wow this is the most stunning garden, with so much atmosphere and I can almost feel the sweet sent of the beautiful roses, and the aromatic tea. I would really love to join you for an afternoon tea, right there in that lovely place. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures 💗

    Lone

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    1. @ Lone
      your words are so beautiful to leave me speechless, it is I who want to thank you, and I do it wholeheartedly, sweet friend ... and I'd really love to have you here .... yes, for real .. let me know when you're coming to Italy !

      Hope you're having a beautiful week,
      I'm sending much love to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  18. Oh Dany, thank you for inviting us to this lovely party! I had the best time. It was all so pretty and the company was delightful. I brought you two virtual presents - a battenberg cake (I thought you would like a cake with history) and a book for poems by Robert Frost (it holds my favorite, Asking for Roses).
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      oh, it's so very kind of you, and your presents were simply perfect: the battenberg cake is delicious with tea and I love it, so as I love its history, and as for the book, you truly know me very well, you know that I cannot help but reading ... always !

      And I have to admit that I haven't read this book by Robert Frost yet, so, my dearest friend, you've just guessed everything which was necessary to make this day of mine even more beautiful and unforgettable, I'm going and read 'Asking for Roses' at once !

      Thank you for the joy you always bring with you, sweetie, you always put a smile on my face, you're like a ray of sun, blessed be ⊰✽*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*✽⊱

      Elimina
  19. Dear Dany,
    This is an endearing and beautiful keepsake post.
    Your heart summed it up best, that distance nor time can keep a lasting friendship from blossoming. I am thankful that you and Stephanie are kindred spirits and friends.
    I enjoyed the details of the Victorian Tea and the beauty of the garden and of course the delicate pastries.
    Such a joy to have your join us at Thoughts Of Home on Thursday and share such beauty and goodness.
    Have a lovely week, my dear.
    With love and well wishes,
    Jemma

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    1. @ Jemma
      I'm always so delighted to welcome you here, Dearest One, you're such a kind-hearted, such a good-hearted lady, like few I know here on blogland ... and surely even fewer in our real life !

      To link my posts with your party is always a joy to me and it is I who have to thank you for this, sweetie !

      May the remainder of your week be as Beautiful as you,
      thinking of you with dear love ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  20. Dany
    Your garden is glorious! Your roses divine! And the creature company so charming! You have created such a beautiful sanctuary it must bring you so much joy.

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    1. @ Lisa
      yes, honestly when I have the chance to rest for a while and enjoy this little piece of earth belonging to us, well, my heart fills with such a deep joy, especially when I see wild animals living happily side by side with us ... this was an 'ancient' dream of mine dating back to so many years ago when I was still living in the big city ... I feel blessed and I'm so very grateful for what I have, actually I cannot express my gratitude by words, believe me, my wonderful friend !

      ❖ஜ Sending my dearest love to you, with so many big big hugs ஜ❖

      Elimina
  21. Dany, this was an incredibly beautiful post! English on my mother's side, I grew up with tea and have been giving, attending and going out for afternoon tea all my life. I love it! Your rose photos are outstanding. I'm sure Stephanie loved this post!

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    1. @ Jean
      you're so very generous with me, dearest friend of mine, your delightful words mean so much to me ... and I'm so very glad to read your amusement, that is very important to me too, it fill my heart with a deep, inner joy, blessed be !

      Sending hugs and more hugs across the ocean, with such a deep gratitude and so much love ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  22. Beautiful! Beautiful! So peaceful and romantic.
    I am in love with the squirrel peeking out at us.
    Such an enjoyable tea party.
    Many hugs

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    1. @ annie
      how nice your new avatar is, it's simply adorable ... like you, darling !
      Your enjoyment is the most precious gift to me, you know how much I cherish you !

      Wishing you much joy for your coming days, I'm sending blessings to you across the miles, always thinking of you with love and thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  23. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo

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    1. @ Jo
      it's my pleasure, sweet, dearest friend of mine !

      Thanks most sincerely for visiting, take care, darling, I wish you to recover very soon ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  24. Daniela, I love this post and have read it a few times to absorb all the beauty in it.
    I would love to have joined you in your beautiful garden for this lovely tea Daniela.. I can almost smell those beautiful roses and I love plum pie. Have a lovely weekend. xo

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    1. @ thel
      my heart is filled by your wonderful words till overflowing, thank you sweetie !!!

      May your weekend too be the most beautiful ever, sending blessings across the many miles ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  25. Dear Daniela,

    The tea party looks so very beautiful, and romantic in your gorgeous garden, amongst your pretty delicate roses.
    Loved seeing the sweet squirrel come to say hello.
    Thank your for sharing all this beauty with us, would love to sit and have a cup of tea with you. I needed this on an overcast day here.
    Sending love and hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. @ Carolyn
      I'm so very grateful to you, you always grace my blog both with your presence and with your words of appreciation and amusement ... you truly made my day !

      Wishing you all my best for your weekend coming, sending my dearest love, hugs and more hugs to you, my loving, adorable friend ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  26. What a beautiful way to spend a day. Your lovely table looks so inviting and the decoration is so beautiful. What charming gardens and sweet creatures.
    Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured friend.

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    1. @ Laura
      to join you is such a deep joy to me, I'm so grateful to you all, and to read your words, well, it really puts a smile of gladness on my face, if you only were a little nearer ...
      I sent you an e-mail the day before yesterday, just answer me when you're having the time, dearie !

      Hope you're having a beautiful Friday I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend ahead, precious friend of mine, may it be filled with much joy ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  27. Dany, you have so many gifts. Writing, photography, and gardening just to begin. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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    1. @ Stacey
      you're too generous with me, amiable friend, I don't deserve such praises !

      I hope your weekend ahead brings so much joy, I'm sending gentle hugs with plenty of gratitude across the pond ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  28. Oh Dany I am sure Stephanie was very pleased to enjoy this little tea time with you as I was. It was sweet of you to do it all in English with the pictures too :) I so enjoyed seeing your garden, your roses are just beautiful and your lovely tea setting you have, Beautifully done and the treats looked oh so good!! Beautiful post indeed! Have a most enjoyable weekend!

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      your words of appreciation make my day and fill my heart with an inner gladness, adorable friend of mine, I'm so very grateful to you for your tender and kind heart !

      I wish you too a most beautiful weekend ever, sending hugs and more hugs to you, with utmost thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  29. Carissima Daniela....che goduria! E' tutto così perfetto, armonioso, misurato e rispettoso di ogni singolo particolare che non mi viene altro in mente che questo: godimento per lo spirito e gli occhi.
    E quel mare di rose dal colore tenue (chissà che profumo) e quei musettini timidi e birbantelli. Ieri uno splendido scoiattolo fulvo e dalla coda a piumino, correva anche qui da me.
    Un grande abbraccio e grazie di tutto questo che ci offri
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      sono io a doverti ringraziare, carissima, e lo faccio con tutto il cuore, le tue parole di compiacimento e di appagamento sono una vera gioia per me !
      ... Grazie per essere stata virtualmente partecipe !

      Ti abbraccio forte forte augurandoti una splendida giornata, qui sembra essere giunta definitivamente l'estate ... e lo dico con un po' di rammarico ... ahimè, preferisco di gran lunga la tarda primavera ... ✿⋰Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ⋱✿

      Elimina
  30. Dany,

    It is all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this Afternoon Tea with us!

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    1. @ Deanna
      dearest friend, thank you for participating with enthusiasm !

      Enjoy your weekend, sweetie, may it be as joyous as ever •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  31. Dany, you have created a delightful tea post, and thank you for English first. Delicious treats and beautiful flowers adorn your table. I have a couple of teacup mats from Stephanie as well and they're a treasure to have on display.

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    1. @ Judith
      given your good taste and the elegance you always share with us dominating just every post of yours, well, your words mean so, so much to me, my Lovely Lady, I'm truly grateful to you, my heart is overflowing with joy !

      As you can see in the last potograph I've posted, these are those Stephanie sent me, I so love them, they're so very cared in every detail and she's chosen a kind of fabric which seems truly made for me, she's such a delicate and sensitive soul, to know her mean to appreciate, admire and love her !

      Hugs and ever much love to you, dearest, precious friend of mine ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  32. Thank you for your sweet comment left at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) photo party (https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/06/circa-1953-and-now.html). You're so kind.

    What is the name of the music playing in the background of your site? I can never think of it. It's so lovely.

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  33. Hello Daniela,
    what a romantic, lovely garden! Thank's for these wonderful pictures.
    Nice greetings from Austria,
    Christine

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    1. @ Christine
      you're so heartily welcome, new, sweet friend of mine !

      Hope you week is off to a good start, I wish you all my best for your days to come, I'm coming and visit your blog at once ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  34. You have a lovely garden that you and your husband have built. I can almost smell the gorgeous roses. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. @ Terri
      thanks most sincerely both for visiting and for the lovely words of appreciation, dear friend !

      Enjoy the week just begun, may it bring much joy and gladness to you ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  35. que fotos lindas !!!
    parece um sonho !! que lugar belíssimo....
    :o)

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    1. @ Kr Eliane
      nos estamos realmente distantes, querida amiga, ue gostaria tanto de te ter aqui ... não pensou nunca em voar aqui para perto de mim ?

      *♥* Eu estou perto de ti com o coração e com a mente *♥*

      Elimina
  36. Dear Dany:
    Oh my - words just can't describe how lovely this posting was. I so love Afternoon Tea and thank you for doing a post dedicated to this. You put much time into every post you do. Thanks for sharing and linking.

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    1. @ Bernideen
      I'm so thankful to you, precious friend of mine, your words really make my day, they fill my heart with such a gladness you cannot even imagine and which cannot be spoken in words !!!

      With extreme gratitude I'm wishing you a most wonderful week ever, dearie, sending blessings of joy and gentle hugs to you across the ocean ❥

      Elimina
  37. Mia dolcissima Dany,
    è con tanto piacere e molta nostalgia che rivedo
    questi angoli incantati della tua Tenuta, ma è con
    tanta gioia che aspetto il momento in cui li rivedrò e
    ti riabbraccerò.....non vedo l'ora!!
    Ti auguro un buon fine settimana avvolta dal profumo
    delle tue bellissime rose.
    Love Susy ♥

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    1. @ Susy
      tesoro, non vedo l'ora anche io che giunga il momento di rincontrarci per trascorrere qualche giorno in tua, anzi, in vostra deliziosa compagnia !!!

      Ti auguro una settimana dolcissima, colma di serenità, speriamo non troppo afosa, e ti abbraccio con tanto, tanto, tantissimo affetto, è sempre una così grande gioia già l'averti qui ~ •♥•*☆*•♥•

      Elimina
  38. A "Dany Afternoon Tea" is like to be in seventh heaven !
    Una Meraviglia ... e non so aggiungere altro !
    Con affetto ,
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      dolcissima e stimata amica ... grazie !!!

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti una splendida nuova settimana ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  39. Hello Dany, I just enjoyed your virtual tea. Your garden and roses are lovely. The butterfly, squirrel and bunny are wonderful wildlife to see in your garden. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      I'm so overjoyed by reading your ausement, sweetest friend of mine, blessed be !

      Always so very grateful I'm sending my daerest love for wishing you a joyous new week ⊰✽∗♥∗✽⊱

      Elimina
  40. You and me both have had wonderful Afternoon teas recently! I enjoyed yours.
    Wren x

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    1. @ Wren
      I'm so sorry to have missed yours, alas, I'm coming from your blog but I cannot find it ... I hope in your help, dearie !

      ༺❀༻ May your day be blessed with joy ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  41. Oh how absolutely delightful of you to share your victorian themed tea party with us! Every little detail was sweet and beautifully done, dear Dany! I loved those special gifts from your dear grandmothers.
    Stephanie is so sweet and loving and giving!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. @ Christine
      it's always a delight to welcome you here, precious friend of mine, your words of appreciation mean so much to me, dearie, my heart is filled to overflowing !

      Hope your week is off to a beautiful start, I'm sending my dearest love on your days to come, with utmost gratitude ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  42. Perfect location and beautiful details for this garden tea. I would like to be sitting at that table enjoying a cup of tea and some of those goodies.

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    1. @ Sarah
      it would have been such a joy and a honour to have had you here sat at my tea table, you're such a Wonderful Lady, my friend !

      Sending blessings on your week ahead, with so much heartfelt thankfulness ✿*✿

      Elimina
  43. Hello my dear friend Dany, Your 'tea' post made me so want to be there. I have five sisters and we were all raised to enjoy an elegant tea party. My Grandmother was a lovely Victorian lady and she passed her love of tea parties on to us. Your garden setting is beautiful and your photos are so sweet in every way. I look forward to your post very much and thank you for such sweet comments. I believe you have a Victorian soul and your garden photos have that same lovely Victorian theme. The sweets you made are heavenly.

    I must also say that I love the music on your posts as well.

    Have a lovely week dear Dany.
    Blessings,
    Jeanne

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    1. @ Jeanne
      your words honour me and truly make my day, they touch me in the deep, precious friend ... my heart is filled to overflowing while I'm reading that you believe that I have a Victorian soul ... actually I feel I was born in the wrong century, that's the truth !

      Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending my dearest love to you, with so much esteem and sincere gratitude ❀≼♡❤♡≽❀

      Elimina
  44. This is such an exquisite post, my dear Dany! Your garden is a place of magic and I'm so happy to see it! I hope you received my email. Do not worry about replying but just know I've been thinking of you and hoping you are very well. Sending much love.

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    1. @ Georgianna
      I'm so very blessed by your presence here, gracing my blog, Wonderful Friend of mine !
      I'm living such a busy period in my life, I should have to take a break here, but I don't want, so I'm forced to neglect something, such as mails and visits to the other friends, alas ... I'm so late with everything so thanks most sincerely for telling about your email, I'm going and read it at once and will answer you as soon as I can, I cherish you dearly, you know !

      As for my garden, I'd love you to be here in this season and take some shots of yours, my lovely, and, furthermore, this is just the Secret Garden, there are still many other 'rooms' and gathering corners in Tenuta Geremia which in your artistic masterpieces could really become a treat for the heart !

      Looking forward to have you here and embrace you and host you and spend my time with you ( truly a dream !!! ) I'm sending blessings on your week just begun, may it bring much joy to you, dearie !
      I wish you a very good Summer in the hope that you and David are doing very well, with utmost thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  45. Your garden is beautiful and afternoon tea there must be a pleasure! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

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    1. @ Ros
      it's my pleasure, my sweet friend !

      *♥* May your day be blessed with joy *♥*

      Elimina
  46. What a beautiful, beautiful post! A retreat... An escape into a lovelier world.... A Joy! Thank you.

    And it was delightful, to find English version was first! :-)

    Gentle hugs, to you, Dear One...

    Tessa

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    1. @ Tessa
      I'm so overjoyed by having pleased you both with this post of mine and with the English version first ... honestly I'd love to write always in English before than in Italian ... I'm thinking of it for real, dear, loving friend !

      Hope your week is off to a great start I'm sending dear hugs and ever much love to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
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    1. @ ifthethunderdontgetya
      you're so heartily welcome !

      I wish you a beautiful new week ღ

      Elimina
  48. Dear Daniela, Thank you so much for your visits and delightful comments on my blog.
    Your garden is truly inspirational and I can see so much thought and hard work has lovingly been put into its creation. Exceptionally beautiful.
    Your table is so inviting. Isn't it wonderful for you and your husband to sit at in your secret world and enjoy the tea and culinary delights that you have prepared.
    Your roses are gorgeous, nothing quite like the scent from a beautiful rose to create the atmosphere.
    Loving your little squirrel visitor, looks as though its enjoying the treats you have put down for it!
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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    1. @ Prunella
      it's such a deep joy to have you here, you're just like a ray of sun on this page of mine, sweetie !!!
      Your so beautiful words of appreciation and of participation fill my heart with a true gladness, I'm so very grateful to you for this, new friend of mine !

      May your week be as beautiful as you ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  49. What a lovely tea! Your photos are stunning! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. @ Marci
      your wonderful words mean so, so much to me, dearest friend of mine, I'm wholeheartedly thankful to you !

      May the remainder of your week be blessed with joy,
      thinking of you with love ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  50. What a magical and beautiful tea! I am sure Stephanie was enchanted with this lovely post! Your pastries are ever so beautiful and the scenery is just stunning. A secret garden tea indeed!

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    1. @ JES
      I'm always so delighted to welcome you here, my adorable, precious friend, with your words you always bless my heart with joy !

      Have a most beautiful week, dearie, wishing you all my very best, with sincere gratitude ∗༺♡❀♡༻∗

      Elimina
  51. Dear Dany, you have such a gorgeous garden, so peaceful looking. A perfect place for a cozy tea party with so many yummy treats! The roses are stunningly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at OBW, it was very relaxing indeed! Hugs to you, xx

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    1. @ Wen
      to share my posts with you is my pleasure and delight, sweet friend, and it is a true joy to me to read such appreciation in your words, believe me, you really put a smile on my face !

      So very thankful for your words I wish you a lovely remainder of your week, sending you love and hugs •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
    2. You're so welcome sweetie :) And how wonderful to see you linking up to my Simply Neutrals party too! Thank you so much! Big hugs and happy smiles, xx

      Elimina
    3. @ Wen
      it is I who want to thank you, dear friend, it was such a joy to me to discover today your so beautiful party, and to take part to it, well, it was even more !

      ⊰♥⊱ Much love ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  52. A 'Secret' no more and I am so glad youo sharing this wonderful place with us. The glorious flowers and delicious food and the interesting critters who turned up.

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    1. @ Margaret
      darling friend, you'll be surprised, but the Secret remains, this is truly the heart of our garden, and quite far from home, so when we come here, every time we find something amazing, exciting, marvelling us ... that's the true Secret, indeed, the Prodigious essence of this place, a new flower blooming, just born creatures feeling at home here ... it sounds so magic, believe me !

      May your day be blessed with joy,
      sending my dearest love to you ❥

      Elimina
  53. How wonderful Daniela! What a perfect setting...a magical, romantic tea. And such lovely treats...and sweet forest friends to share with you! Such a lovely afternoon...I do wish I could have joined you! Thank you for sharing your secret garden adventure, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. @ Ruth
      such words, coming from you, who about tea and tea settings are so passionate and capable, well, put my spirits so very high and make my day, blessed be, marvelous lady !

      Thanks most sincerely for your comment, your appreciation honour me !

      I hope your week holds much joy,
      I'm sending dear love to you with the most heartfelt gratitude ♥∗✿≫✽≪✿∗♥

      Elimina
  54. Your garden is charming and I can just imagine myself sitting midst the flowers and squirrels.

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    1. @ Carol
      and I'd love to have you as a guest of mine ... always !

      Hope you're having a great week so far I'm sending blessings on your days to come, my new friend, thank you ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  55. Dany,
    I am always so amazed at your beautiful gardens! Those are some of the most beautiful pink roses I have ever seen! Such a perfect backdrop for a tea party! Everything looks exquisite on the table! Your little treats look absolutely delish!!! Aren't Stephanie's little teacup mats so sweet? I am lucky enough to have a pair of them as well! I received them through the teacup swap! I enjoyed your tea party and it was nice to see you had some little visitors!
    Have a lovely week Dany! xo
    Linda

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    1. @ Linda
      your wonderful words of appreciation fill my heart and bless my day, I'm so very grateful to have you as a guest of mine, you're truly exquisite, sweetest friend !!!

      Always so very grateful I'm wishing you much love for the remainder of your week, may it be filled with many little things which to be glad for ~ ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  56. My dearest Daniela. Lovely friend, every single thing you do is filled with joy and beauty. This post is just a salve to the weary soul. You have such a wonderful eye. Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. @ Mimi
      you cannot even imagine the gladness which you fill my heart with, adorable friend, thank you for your amusement and appreciation, you're so generous with me ... too much !!!

      Hope you're having abeautiful week, sweetie,
      I'm sending you my dearest love and blessings across the many miles ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  57. What a beautiful garden tea! How kind and thoughtful of the talented Stephanie to send you some of her lovely homemade goodies.

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    1. @ margie
      you're so heartily welcome, if you know Stephanie you know that to know her means to love her !

      Enjoy your day, today, may it be filled with so much joy ✿*✿

      Elimina
  58. Such a truly lovely post, Daniela. You captured the beauty of your garden and the delight of your afternoon tea so perfectly. I feel as if I were sitting with you enjoying a cup and a treat or two. Thank you for stopping in to visit and introduce yourself to me :)

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    1. @ Diana
      to come and visit you is my pleasure, so as it is, indeed, even bigger it is to welcome you here and to read your so beautiful words, you're blessing me both with your presence and with them, your words of praise mean so much to me, sweet friend !

      Have a most beautiful remainder of your week,
      sending hugs and more hugs to you,
      ஜ with heartfelt thankfulness ஜ

      Elimina
    2. Thank you Daniela! Wanted you to know that I've pinned this post to our Vintage Charm Pinterest board :)

      Elimina
    3. @ Diana
      it is I who want to thank you, I'm sincerely delighted by it, thanks most sincerely for the true appreciation you show me with this gesture of yours, Dearest One !

      •♥ Sending so many gentle hugs to you ♥•

      Elimina
  59. Unbelievably beautiful, Dany! Taking a blog break for a week or two to travel but will check in when I return! Enjoy!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      What a joy to have you here, dearie, alwayas and more and more, thank you !

      Enjoy your break, I also have to think seriously about a break, I really cannot manage with all the things we have to do !

      Wishing you a most beautiful time ever, dearest friend, I'm sending love and gentle hugs to you ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  60. My dear, darling Dany, you are incredibly beautiful, kind, considerate, and loving. It is such an HONOR to know you and call you "Friend."

    Your tea in the garden was stunning and ever so whimsical...how I wish I could have joined you in person. The roses made my heart swoon and the tasty-looking treats made my mouth water {{smiles}} Also, your lace gloves are simple divine!

    I have a dream and desire to travel to Italy...maybe someday the Lord will allow our paths to cross - wouldn't that be amazing?! Though we have never met face-to-face we are kindred spirits and you are a very special friend to me. Thank you for this beautiful and heartfelt post. You are a treasure!

    MUCH LOVE to you!

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    1. @ Stephanie
      here you are, adorable, marvelous and precious friend of mine !!!
      After reading your words I'm truly speechless, touched, moved to tears, with my heart overflowing with joy ... what a blessing to have you as a FRIEND, dearie !

      In the hope to meet you for real, one day, let me tell you that you're one of the most gracious lady I've ever known, and I say it so proudly !

      Sending many big, strong hugs filled with all my love, thank you for everything, first of all for the wonderful creature that you are ⊰✽*⊰ Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ⊱*✽⊱

      Elimina
  61. Dany, I was truly surprised to hop over and see your post in English. What a sweet gift to Stephanie! She is a darling and so genuinely kind. I love your adorable tea post and your garden is stunning! Oh my, that elder tree took my breath away! Love your beautiful fountain, roses, and sweet critters! Thanks for sharing your afternoon tea with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. @ Jann
      you're such a kindred soul, dearest friend of mine, you truly bless my heart and my day, I'm so grateful to you for your words of sincere appreciation, they mean so much to me ... and to my soul !

      Hope you're having a beautiful day, I'm sending blessings of joy on your days to come, with so much heartfelt thankfulness ... you're so very dear to me ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  62. This is stunning! I'm coming for tea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. @ The Charm of Home
      I'm, so delighted to welcome you here, dearest Cherry, enjoy !!!

      May the remainder of your week bring much joy to you, wishing you all my best for your coming days ❥

      Elimina
  63. How exciting to be invited into your beautiful secret garden for afternoon tea Dany. It is truly a magical looking place!! Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring you at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. @ Sherryanne
      YOU are excited, Dearest One ?!
      My heart is overflowing with joy since I've published this comment of yours, it's an unbelievable joy to me, and you, precious friend, you cannot even imagine how invaluable this present is to me ... I'm honoured, grateful and overjoyed till I cannot express !

      Wishing you a most beautiful remainder of your week,
      sending my dearest love to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  64. Oh, my....your pictures and words are just simply amazing. PLEASE come back and visit each and every Friday, or any other day. You are welcome at Breathing in Grace! HOPE you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. @ Debbie
      new friend of mine, you're so very welcome, your words fill my heart with joy and bless my evening, thanks most sincerely !!!

      Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending love on your days to come ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  65. Oh my sweet friend, I am so glad I stopped by today. What an sweet surprise to have found such a gorgeous post. Your afternoon tea party in stunning sweet friend and that garden is truly magical. What a joy it would be to join you for tea in such a beautiful place.

    I am incredibly proud of you. You brought a sweet smile to my face and my heart.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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    1. @ Janet
      believe me, dearie, I'm much happier than you !
      Your so beautiful words touch my heart and move me, your appreciation mean so much to me, I cherish you !

      How I'd love to have you here for such an occasion ...

      May the remainder of your week be blessed with joy, sending my dearest love to you, with utmost gratitude ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  66. I would love to come to tea! You lay a beautiful spread.

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    1. @ Kim
      you're so heartily welcome, dearie, just, take your place wherever you want !

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  67. Dany, Thanks for the glimpses of your tea party and your gorgeous garden full of statuary and wonderful flowers. Those cakes look so delicious! Yum!
    Jesse

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    1. @ Jesse
      your words make my day, sweet friend, I wholeheartedly thank you !

      May your day be blessed with joy,
      ஜ sending hugs and more hugs to you ஜ

      Elimina
  68. Good Morning Dearest Dany,
    I am so happy to see that you shared this most lovely and inspiring garden post for the garden party.
    Such timeless elegance and genuine beauty.
    Thank you SO much!
    xoxo
    Jemma

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    1. @ Jemma
      my heart is filled to overflowing every time I welcome you here, darling, wonderful friend of mine, it is I who have to thank you, you're always so generous with me !

      Thinking of you with much love and gratitude,
      I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week ❥

      Elimina
  69. Would have loved to join you!Great photos!Thanks for sharing in OBW!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. @ Ariadne
      ... and I'd have loved to have you here even more than you, dearest friend, believe me !

      Hope you're having a beautiful week,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you ✿*✿

      Elimina
  70. Dear Dany, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, romantic afternoon tea table with us at Mosaic Monday this week. Your David Austin roses are absolutely stunning and the sweet cakes are very tempting. How wonderful to be able to set the table with so many cherished heirlooms from your Grandmothers.

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    1. @ Maggie
      how absolutely delightful of you, dear friend, to write such beautiful words filling my heart with the deepest joy ever, I'm sincerely honoured, I have no words which thanking you with !

      Hope your week is off to a nice start, I'm sending blessings of joy on your days to come, sending my dearest hugs to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  71. Hello, I enjoy your virtual tea party. The treats look delicious. I love the secret garden and the cute critters. Lovely flowers. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      I'm always so grateful to you, dearie, for gracing my Blog with your presence, your precious friendship blesses my heart !

      May the week just begun bring much joy to you,
      sending sincere hugs across the many miles ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  72. What fabulous idea to have candles out in the daytime, for such a romantic tea party in the secret garden, those roses are divine and the cakes scrumptious!
    have a beautiful week!
    Wren x

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    1. @ Wren
      your words of appreciation make my heart sing, I wholeheartedly thank you sweet friend of mine !

      Thanking you most sincerely, I'm wishing you all my best for the remainder of your week ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  73. Daniela, Thanks for the invite to tea. It was lovely. I love the sewn tea cups toward the end of the post. Sylvia D.

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    1. @ Sylvia
      you're heartily welcome, it is I who have to thank you !

      Sending blessings of joy on your week just begun,
      thanking you sincerely •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  74. Your secret garden tea party is just lovely. What a beautiful garden you have, filled with those gorgeous, ruffly roses and so much green. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. @ Lorrie
      wishing you too a wonderful week, dear friend, thanking you wholeheartedly both for visting and for your so beautiful words !

      ✿*✿ Cheers ✿*✿

      Elimina
  75. Everything is lovely...the colors and romantic feeling each photo brings! And the one thing I never think about from years past? Gloves! Your white lacy gloves are beautiful! And what a sweetheart our Stephanie is too! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. @ Diane
      actually I'm so amazed and overjoyed by the amusement this post of mine gave to you all, and since it was dedicated to Stephanie and to our friendship which it wanted to celebrate in this way, I'm so happy it is one of the most successfull one I've ever posted ... amongst almost 200 !

      Thank you dearest friend, I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your week, may it be filled with so much joy, and may it be as beautiful as you, with utmost gratitude ♥♡♥

      Elimina

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS, SO PRECIOUS TO ME.