Monday, October 20, 2014

October Tea

Hi everyone, glad you could join me for my last outdoor tea for this year!  Since I had this tea the weather has sure changed.  Cold, windy, rain and even a few snow flakes yesterday.

Tea today is in front of my log home.  Wild woodbine decorates the garage door every year and gives such a pretty autumn show for us.

I'm using my collection of brown transferware.  I enjoy looking for more pieces when I visit thrift stores.

I love the coffee pot.  It is named the Post House by Wood & Sons, England.

The teacups are marked Broadhurst England and Barralls    Elizabethan, Staffordshire England.  The dessert  plates are Tonquin by Franciscan, Staffordshire England.


I had made an apple cake to share on this fine autumn day.

After seeing Sandi's lovely post today on her Tea Time Tuesday party, I thought I would share  some whimsy I recently found in my yard.  Must be a good year for toadstools!

Thanks for visiting!  Wishing you all a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tea Cup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Monday, September 22, 2014

September Tea

Welcome tea friends to Tea Time this week!

September certainly brought in fall weather with lots of rain, but we continue to have beautiful mild weather perfect for a autumn tea in the garden.

I can always count on my perennial sunflowers (Heliopsis) to put on a good September show.  If you pick them while they are still fresh they dry so nicely.

I thought my yellow rose unmarked dishes would make a pretty table with the fall flowers.

Would you like a piece of cake?  Ever since I first saw these little decorated cakes I wanted one for me!  When I saw this yellow frosted cake I knew it would be perfect to share with you for this autumn tea!


My TJ Maxx teapot is filled with Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea, waiting for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by and including me in your tea time!

I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea In The Garden, A Return to Loveliness, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tea In The Hen House Court Yard

Welcome to tea time and happy September to you!  We are having tea this week in my hen house courtyard.  The flowers are still blooming and fresh looking with all the rain and cool weather we had.  I picked a lovely warm day for tea!


I have a new tea set to share with you.  Red transferware!  I found the set for only $16.00!  They are marked "The Constable series Bicentennial 1776-1976, J. Broadhurst ironstone, Staffordshire, England".

The wild raspberries are from the edge of my yard near the woods.  I placed them in Mason's Vista bowls  from my collection of red transferware.  I've used real cream in the creamer for a special treat on the berries.

The teapot is filled with Darvilles of Windsor English breakfast tea.
Here's a peek into my hen house retreat.
Thank you for joining me for tea time!  May you have a wonderful week!
I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, A Return to Loveliness, and Share Your Cup Thursday. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Special Pretties In The Garden

Hello tea friends, thank you for stopping by!  Today I am sharing two special pretties with you.  One new and the other very old, but new to me.  A few weeks ago I found a wonderful surprise on my front porch.  My cousin left me a beautiful teacup from my paternal grandmother!  This is the first and only teacup I have of hers.

The other pretty is a butterfly bench I bought in honor of my dear daughter.  I think it looks so beautiful among the flowers of my four square garden.

The teacup was lovingly well used, but it makes it that much more precious to me.  The  bottom is stamped  "Sabrina", England, Coalport, AD 1750,  RD298063.

I'll leave you now to enjoy tea in the garden.  Again, thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, A Return to Loveliness, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Share Your Cup Thursday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Daisy Tea

Hi everyone, we were at the farm cottage enjoying the beautiful weather again.  My favorite tea time's are in the flower garden and I have lots of daisies blooming for us to enjoy!

I'm using a vintage tablecloth I've had for ages.  I thought the blue thrift store dishes would look pretty on it.  The teacup and saucer are both unmarked, but the shallow bowl is marked "engraved for W. Ridgeway & Co.  England".

It was pretty warm out, so I brought out my iron stone pitcher filled with ice water and lemon.

To make sure no bees land in the ice water I used dollar store doilies and crocheted beads to them, to use as little coverings.

Sure hope you can find a sunny warm place for tea outdoors!  Thank you for visiting and wishing you a wonderful week.


I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea in the Garden,  Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.