Sunday, September 23, 2012

Autumn Tea

Hello everyone,  I hope your week has been good!

Its a beautiful cool day here so for my tea this week I thought I'd set the table in front of the "outhouse" my hubby built (actually a storage shed).  As you can see the leaves are starting to fall.  So far we don't have a lot of colorful leaves.  It may be because of the dry summer we had.











When I was at the corner grocery store I spied these huge frosted molasses cookies.  When I think of molasses cookies I always think of tea!  The teacup and saucer were separate thrift store finds.  The cups only marking is Japan and the saucer is marked Brookhurst Staffordshire England.  I love the brown transferware dishes and never tire of looking at the quaint scenery on them.  I just finished reading a free book on my Kindle Fire called "The Widow of Larkspur Inn", by Lawana Blackwell.  I thought it was really good  and  it reminds me of the scene on the saucer.













My Brother-in-law gave me the old  bike.  I love the turquoise color!  Well, I can't wait to take a bite of the cookie!  If you were here in person I'd share with you!






Thank you for stopping by!  You all make blogging such a fun hobby!

I'll be joining the following parties:  Teatime Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tabletop Tuesday, A Return to Loveliness, Tea in the Garden, Cottage Garden Party, Share Your Cup Thursday, Sweet and Simple Fridays, Home Sweet Home, and  Show and Tell Friday.

38 comments:

Sylvia said...

I's love to reach right in a have a cookie, it looks so good. I love your bike, I bought a 18 speed but can't ride it. Everything looks so cool and inviting, thanks for inviting us to your tea party.

Hugs, Sylvia

allisamazing said...

Your outdoor tea looks beautiful and the cookie looks super delicious :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Nancy: What a charming setting beside the outhouse. Those cookies are wonderful. I'm going right now to add that book to my Kindle. Sounds like the kind of story I love..Happy Sunday..Judy

Jann Olson said...

Oh my Nancy, those cookies look fantastic. Sure hope they are as good as they look. I love the scene on your cute cup and saucer. I have a turquoise bike also. Yours looks so cute all decked out for Fall. As well as Mr. Scarecrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

I can almost taste the spices in that cookie. I was waiting for a photo with a bite out of it!

Debra

Lavender Cottage said...

A delightful outdoor autumn tea. I shamefully have had my eye on the cookie the whole time as I love molasses in baked goods.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
The little outhouse is so adorable! What a cute spot for a cuppa. I simply love your teacup! Anything with pastoral scenes on them gets me right away. I must bake molasses cookies one of these days. T'is the season for it. Happy Autumn, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful spot for tea! I love your little rustic house and the bike is a great ornament! I have molasses cookies at the moment for tea, but not frosted. The spice always seems so appropriate for fall. Brown transferware does too, doesn't it? Thanks for your lovely post and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Beth said...

Your teacup is adorable, Nancy. That cookie is awesome and I'll bet you really enjoyed it. I love the flowers in the bike basket and your outhouse shed!

On Crooked Creek said...

Two Cottages and Tea,
What a beautiful setting to have a spot of Tea!!! Your shed is so quaint! I adore your tablescape!!! Those dishes always catch my eye, but for some reason, I always walk away empty handed. Reading your post it may be because of the fact of so many patterns, I know I would try to collect them all! I adore the scenes on yours! One thing I picked up from this tea is to add icing on my next batch of homemade Oatmeal Cookies...recipe is titled, A Man's Cookie!I'm so glad I stopped in from Marty's today! Nice meeting you...and thank you for the 'cup 'o tea'!
Fondly,
Pat

Millie said...

That is a very pretty setting again! Am liking the transferware plate...

chateau chic said...

Love your little tea table. The outhouse/shed is just too cute!
Mary Alice

Infuse With Liz said...

What a neat setting! Love the outdoor setting you chose and your dishes are quite perfect! The cookies look yummy and I bet with tea they were perfect!
At least right now the mosquitos won't be biting! Did you get the 5 days of rain like we did here in Traverse City?

Karie's Chic Creations said...

How beautiful. Love the out building, the bike and everything is just perfectly done. The saucer and cup is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

kitty said...

I always enjoy visiting your lovely outdoor setting. It's so pretty in all it's Autumn loveliness.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your outdoor tea. And your beautiful Fall china is perfect for this time of year.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

relevanttealeaf said...

What a PERFECT setting for an outdoor autumn tea. Your settings are always so picturesque and charming. Makes me want to pull up a chair and sit down with you and have a nice long chat! Love your transferware finds.
Happy Fall, Nancy!

kitty said...

I forgot to tell you that I'm in love with that teacup. Isn't that the cutest little cottage on it???!! Thanks for the book recommendation, too.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful and charming setting for your tea party--love the brown transferware, the turquoise bicycle and the lovely autumn flowers!

sweet violets said...

How absolutely charming!!! Love the linen cloth over the plaid....just beautiful!!!

Donna Heber said...

What an inviting tea table! Everything looks so beautiful for autumn. Love the brown transferware teacup. I have yet to own one. Happy Tea Day!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Love your Autumn tea setting!! Your bike and fall flowers are delightful. Love your teacup and your molasses cookie looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
Lisa

Judy Bigg said...

This is so cute, love the tea setting for fall. Your cookie looks so tasty. Such a cute setting.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing this autumn tea setting on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I am in love with this spot in your garden. So beautiful!

Jody

Marilyn said...

Your outdoor tea parties are just delightful! I had tea this morning with a cup very much like this one, but I think just a little different. Love transferware!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love transferware. Lovely post!

Zaa said...

Aren't you lucky to have a teatime garden that figures into your passions. Your flowers look so pretty on the bike which has become the rage, for decorative purposes( ha Ha)... even I have one.

Your transferware is so unique with it's pinks and soft crimsons..It's very special indeed. I really like it !!!! Thank You for sharing this relaxing teatime post ..Please do have a lovely day ...Hugs

Bookie said...

Such a gorgeous setting to see this morning. Thanks for sharing such inspiring and comforting scenes.

It's All Connected said...

That outhouse shed is wonderful! Can you have your husband pop over here and make me one? I've been moseying around you site, taking in all the pretty settings, and now I'm your newest follower! ~ Maureen

Sherry said...

How pretty! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

janice15 said...

Everything looks so wonderful, love all the fall decor...and I just adore the Tea cup....very nice..with love Janice

Kay Ellen said...

Such sweetness and charm at your little Fall teaparty! Love it!
Happy Garden Party!!

xo
Kay Ellen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful serene Autumn Post!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Art and Sand said...

Your shed and table look so inviting. I envy you because I have always dreamed of having a little shed to decorate.

Virginia Jesus Fassarella said...

A louça por si só, valeu a postagem. Parabéns.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your shed and how you decorated your table is so inviting. Love it!

Jody

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I LOVED "The Widow of Larkspur Inn", and yes, the picture on the saucer does look like the way I pictured the Inn also! So nice to discover someone who loves the same kind of books I do! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your yard, tea things, flowers, china cabinet,and the adorable out-house shed and other out-buildings I see on your blog! You live in such a lovely setting! Thank you for sharing it with us! I am new to your blog today...after reading your comment on "A Grandma's Blessing". Sylvia is one of my blogfriends too! And Sandi and others. I don't get to do the tea parties like I'd like to since I still work, but I enjoy reading about yours and others. Thank you for sharing with us today!

Sherry said...

So pretty! Love your bike! Thank you for joining me at HSH!
Sherry