Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest Tea Time

Hi everyone, hope you had a good week!  Thanks for coming by for Tea!

I started to take out my fall decorations seeing its September and the autumn season is upon us with the cool weather we've been having.  I thought I'd do tea in front of my potting shed where you can get a peek of my four square garden in the background.








I'm using a small quilt today for the table covering and teacup and plate I found at a thrift store.  The cup and saucer is Nasco Fruit Festival pattern, and the plate  is Autumn's Delight by Johnson Bros.  I found them at different stores, but they match great to me.  I just love the calico pattern and the fruit motif is perfect for the harvest season.  The teapot is filled with Carrington English Breakfast tea, a nice mellow black tea.









I'm going to enjoy another old issue of Victoria magazine.  They don't ever seem to go out of fashion.  The little watering can is a favorite of mine, a gift from my Daughter-in-law and Son.  The verse on it is so sweet.









Hope you enjoyed my first Autumn tea for this year!  Please come by for tea next week and thank you so much for visiting me.

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

29 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful setting. I love your china. It's hard to believe they are not the same pattern.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

suzeeez said...

Looks like a very cozy & inviting place to have tea ! I love the china pattern , perfect for this time of year.

Sylvia said...

Loved your first Autumn Tea! Everything is so nicely done. Love your shed!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely autumn tea! Love the brass bed parts used for fencing. [At least I think that's what it is.] How very creative! Beautiful quilt and tablescape - the dishes go together perfectly.
The watering can is indeed a treasure! And as always, your garden is lovely!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful harvest tea! Love the teacup from your header. The quilt as a tablecloth is a wonderful thematic anchor! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tea and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Yea!
Ruth

Bernideen said...

What a darling table. I am planning on using a quilt this week too! Your setting is wonderful!

Beth said...

Hi Nancy, Your garden looks lovely, and you have a very nice potting shed. I like your tea table too. The quilt is perfect for an autumn tea, and I love your china!

Snap said...

Your Autumn tea is lovely. Wonderful finds at the thrift store. I love all things Johnson Bros! They are perfect for your tea and look gorgeous on the wonderful quilt. Love the watering can! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful setting, Nancy! Love the birds on your tea table as well as the Autumnal china. The quilt makes a perfect table covering too. I enjoyed your tea very much, thank you! Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Judy Bigg said...

Oh how lovely is this! Such a beautiful setting and your table is lovely with your fabulous quilt.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Nancy: Your tea table is so pretty in such a magical setting. Very pleasant. Thanks for having me to tea..Happy Monday..Judy

kitty said...

I love both of your dish pattern and they do look so pretty together. As always, your setting is so serene and wonderful for a cup of tea.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful setting to have tea!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful setting to have tea!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your autumn tea has a rustic ambience which I find appealing. I like your watering can too, such a thoughtful gift. Your thrift teacup and plate have a pretty fall pattern on them.
Judith

Millie said...

I love your tea setting with the garden in the background!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, this is such a gorgeous setting. I love your tea set - beautiful design. Your garden is lovely - I could spend a lot of time there - that's one of my favorite Victoria back issues too! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Denise said...

A beautiful setting for tea.I love the garden and yard.The quilt is perfect for your choice of cup and plate.I enjoyed visiting for tea.Denise @ Coffeeberry cottage.

Magnolia Cottage said...

What a beautiful autumn tea setting! I love your new teacup and plate. Your photo's are so lovely! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Terri said...

I am loving your outdoor tea setting! The fall theme is beautiful with your tea cup and plate. How lovely to sit out side and enjoy tea with Victoria. I would love to do that too. Your garden looks lovely as well.
Hugs,
Terri

Zaa said...

What a lovely autumn setting you have gifted us with for tea... I love tea in the garden and yours is so cosy and warm... There are so many pretty things to see... It's truly relaxing ... Hugs

Diann said...

Oh your tea setting/table is so pretty! I love this pattern from Johnson Bros. I just picked up a couple pieces of the same pattern. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Looks beautiful!

Jan @Door251

Jann Olson said...

Hi my friend, sorry that I am slow at getting over to visit. Love your beautiful Fall setting in the garden. The Harvest dishes are just perfect. How nice to have tea by your darling garden shed! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

~ Liz ~ said...

This setting is so inviting! I haven't been out in a place like that since I was a kid. I live far from your neck of the woods, but this scene conjures up the scents and the sounds and the intriguing beauty of MI from a sweet time long ago. It's just lovely!
Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so lovely, like a picture out of a great movie. I love it all. Gorgeous quilt and I love the ice cream table and chair. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Just beautiful! I'm your newest follower!

CailinMarie said...

so lovely! These are beautiful photos! I'm so in awe of you women with these amazing gardens and outdoor tea parties and your table is covered in a gorgeous quilt!
I see you live in up north, I hope you have lots of opportunities to enjoy your fall garden before the cold sets in!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous setting. The china is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.