I like coffee … I like tea … I Love flowers Oh Yes indeed!

 it is a pleasant 30 minute drive to the country to visit Burnside Farms heading away from suburbia…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz gladiola fieldafter not picking any flowers on our first visit to the farm (I was just too excited taking photos and enjoying everything!) I had a wonderful time cutting some gladioli this visit…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz fresh gladiolasturns out my decision to take home just six stems did not quite fill my mother’s crystal pitcher so I cut three more stems on my third visit a couple of days later

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz third variety of gladswe were blessed with a few wonderful sunny low humidity days which were perfect for sitting out on the back porch enjoying a special cup of pour over coffee OR as we used to call it years ago “Melitta drip” coffee…

Patty Szymkowicz Melitta dripI was surprised and then again not really to discover that we still had our original porcelain filter holder for making coffee along with a box of unbleached filters

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Morning Coffeeit tasted especially good in the beautiful olive tree cup that a sweet friend sent to me all the way from Greece last summer…

Magpie's Nest Breakfast on the back porch lately I have been drinking more coffee than tea partly because I am paying a bit of extra attention to reducing my sugar intake and when I drink black tea (organic Earl Grey is my favorite) I take it with a little milk and sugar…

Magpie's Nest favorite yoghurtwhen I drink homemade coffee (half high test and half decaf) I only add a bit of coconut creamer which goes nicely with my favorite coffee yoghurt and flax seed muffin…

Magpie's Nest Van Dyke Be Glad quotehere’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

Magpie's Nest Jim Szymkowicz glorious gladiola

I stumbled across this tidbit about the gladiolus being the August birth flower representing strength, calm and integrity…

33 responses to “I like coffee … I like tea … I Love flowers Oh Yes indeed!

  1. The flowers look lovely, the colours are heavenly. Glad you still have your old Melitta filter, I have one, too, tucked away in the depths of my cupboard. I like my coffee and tea without sugar, but with foamed up, low fat milk, yummy! Have a happy T day and thanks for sharing those wonderful photos, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I’ve never seen a Melitta filter like that–very cool! Probably, of course because I only drink tea–no sugar, skim milk. The gladioli are simply gorgeous colors!

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  3. I am drooling over your photos! The flowers are so beautiful and your table looks fabulous! Can’t join in today but Happy T Day anyway!! Chrisx

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  4. They are so beautiful, your pink and red gladiolus ,and lovely and elegant in your mothere wonderful pitcher , – Love the photo with the Henry Van Dyke poem.The coffe you blend with coconut cream, sounds wonderful, too- I almost never drink coffee ,(my stomach) but loves it, and also a Latte …but tea is mostly on the table here !!
    Your old Melitte filter, is great dear Patty….we used Melitta drip, also before 🙂
    Hugs to you and a lovely rest of the week !
    Dorthe,xx

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  5. Omgorgeous flowers!!!!! I see now why dumb fb wouldn’t post these- they were afraid everyone would be looking at your post at the same time and cause a crash! lol Seriously, these are just splendid Gladiolas!! Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful and inspirational posts,dear Patty!! xo

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  6. Your flowers are beautiful ♥ They remind me of all the glads that my Dad used to grow. I can remember going for a long care ride to visit a gladiolus farm as a young child and being in awe of the row after row of beautiful flowers.I planted some this year but they haven’t bloomed yet..but it’s been a very strange year for growing things here 🙂

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  7. I am always so happy when I see you have posted to your blog; one click and I am instantly transported to beauty and tranquility. Such spectacular flowers! I’ve never liked coffee, but I might be tempted to try it with the coconut creamer.

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  8. I take my coffee and tea black. I love your porcelain Melitta drip maker. Mine’s a brown plastic and practical, but still I think the porcelain would be best.

    Your flowers look lovely in that crystal pitcher. Those colors! 🙂

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  9. Amazing flowers – teriffic post Patty!
    Love all about it including your wonderful vintage melitta filter holder!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo
    Susi

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  10. You certainly have an abiding love for flowers Patty….and I’m glad you do. Your ‘flower’ posts always brighten my day.

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  11. What a beautiful post with all those gladioli in it. The colours are so beautiful. I enjoyed looking at them.
    The Melita filter brought back memories. People still use them in Holland but mostly use electric coffee machines, where the coffee pours into a glass jug and stays hot on a ‘hot-plate’. You still have to put a paper filter in the machine though. I prefer to just use the old fashioned drip filter like you’ve got and just keep pouring hot water on it. It’s difficult to find filter coffee in the shops nowadays. It’s all espresso type coffee.
    Thanks for visiting my page earlier,
    Have a great Tuesday,
    Lisca#5

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  12. It sounds like you are singing a song! My word Patty, I have never seen a coffee pot quite like this. And that Brown Cow coffee creamer – what in the world! Sounds delicious. Leave it to you to make a healthy drink! I take my coffee with raw sugar and half and half. You know how much I like coming to your blog — you make quite a table setting. Had a few grapes did you? Gorgeous flower pictures too!
    Surprise, surprise – I actually posted today !!
    sandy xx

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  13. You sound like me when you write “I was surprised and then again not really.” I haven’t started purging in my kitchen yet, so I’ll probably find some of those gems, too.

    I’m trying to find leaves and flowers for eco dyeing, and all I could think of was how great these glads would look either in an eco bundle or flower pounded. You don’t have to say it. I’m incorrigible.

    I must admit, however, the lovely vignette you chose for this photo shoot was perfect and set off the glads beautifully. And of course, the cup was a great choice, too.

    I gave up sugar years ago, but can’t seem to give up my 1/2 and 1/2. It keeps my stomach from getting the jitters because I drink coffee 24/7. I’m glad you found a way around your problem.

    Thanks for sharing your glads, your lovely tea vignette, and your as always beautiful photos with us for T this Tuesday.

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  14. Oh, I want to come and sit on your back porch and look at the view……and wouldn’t even care what we would drink!….LOL

    Happy T-day

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  15. How did you know Glads are my favorite flower?! 🙂 They last sooo long as a cut flower and i love that about them… I get them nearly every year for my Anniversary… Yum! Happy happy tday Patty! Hugs! deb

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  16. Patty, these gladioli are superb. I love their delicacy and they look beautiful in that pitcher. Your coffee and muffin sound perfect together. As usual you have brought sunshine into my day. Thank you so much. xxx

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  17. What an enchanting post, dear Patty. I’ve always someway respected gladioluses, they are so bold and beautiful. May be also because my aunt gave us as a weddingpresent the gladiolus canvas painted by her 😉
    You have wonderful old Melidssa filter and I’m sure the coffe is delicious (I’m black coffe lover).
    Thank you Patty for an enjoyable trip to your lovely summer world ♥♥
    Hugs ♥
    Sirkkis

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  18. The flowers are just gorgeous!!
    Yes, we just called it individual drip coffee–LOL! Pour over coffee sounds more exotic. So cool that you still have your drip cup set up by Melitta!!
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  19. sparkledaysstudio

    The colors on the glads are almost unreal!!!! xox

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  20. You do have such lovely outings with sunshine and colour. Your glads in a vase look magnificent, we planted some but so far they don’t like the Scottish summer and haven’t flowered yet, so I’ll keep admiring yours.
    I’ve just gone back and enlarged the Brown Cow and next to him is a divine patchwork cover with beautiful old (I think) fabrics. What a nice surprise.

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  21. Beautiful blooms, the colours are exceptional!
    Patty, what can I say other than the yoghurt and muffin look so delicious. With this elimination diet I am on zero dairy and no muffins or anything of that nature,
    Always such joy to visit you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Thank you Patty for sharing these lovely photos. These gladiolus are stunning! Melitta drip coffee cup is a new information for me. It looks so different from the ordinary teacups.
    Happy Tday

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  23. Beautiful flowers…bright and sunny Summer images… Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love the colors of the glads…they are so gorgeous! perfect little drip coffee maker too 🙂 happy T day a bit late …♥

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  25. Your outdoor space is gorgeous, love the beautiful flowers and your photography. Enjoy 🙂 Hugs, Shirley xx ps.. it’s back to hot and humid here, it drains my energy somehow.

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  26. Yet another beautiful post. All those flowers are so pretty!!
    We just got back into town from our little resort vacation.

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  27. Beautiful blooms Patty, & a great quote! xxx

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  28. Wow, looks like you were having a lovely coffee party-(or kind of like fika as they call it in Sweden). How pretty the garden looks and your coffee pot is different. I have never seen one of these Mellita’s. I bet sitting in the garden having a cup of Jo and a muffin and those gorgeous glads. Lucky you to have nice weather too, I think you sent the heat and humidity north to New Hampshire!

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  29. I love these flowers! And I dooooooooo like coffee!!!! Great pictures!

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  30. Patty, I saw your comment about the linky. This has never happened before, but I was playing around with the linky and accidentally created one that I couldn’t undo.

    If you want to find the people who participated, here is what you see when you go to my blog:

    This site is using Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets. Click here to display the links for this post.

    Sadly, the links don’t show when I copied them to your comments. However the word “here” is highlighted and the links to each person who participated opens in a new window.

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  31. oh, These gladiolas are pure summer! you captured them so beautifully!
    of course i know These wonderful old melitta filters, but i think today the fleamarket would be the place to find them.
    just drinking my morning coffee (with a bit of milk) visiting my bloglist.
    xox

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  32. High test coffee – love that expression!! Seeing your beautiful glads makes me want some now, so I might have to hit the farmers market early on Saturday before the prettiest ones are all gone.

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  33. Those glads are fabulous! Oh, the whole thing is! Me, more of a tea than coffee girl. Love the way coffee smells, can’t handle the taste. While I take my tea plain I’m afraid I’d have 500 calories of “cover the flavor flavorings” in it! So I’m impressed!

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