Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn Roses

Hi everyone, we had such beautiful  weather last week.  My Ramblin Red Explorer climber is still so pretty with it's autumn  roses.

I just had to enjoy one more outdoor tea and share it with you!

I found these lovely dishes at a thrift store for only twenty dollars!  A complete set for four, including dinner plates.  They were all carefully packed in the original box.

The china is Royal Albert, Autumn Roses.  I love the soft colors blended together.

I bought the  teapot from E bay for thirteen dollars.  The bottom is stamped English Garden, Japan.  It is just the right size for two and is filled with yummy blueberry tea sent to me from a thoughtful friend.

Help yourself to a cup of blueberry tea and apple pie.  It has been a good year for apples at the farm.

The teacup holder was designed to hold jewelry, but I like it better to display the cups!

This will probably be my last tea outside for awhile.  I heard snow is heading our way later this week!

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy your week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Show and Tell Friday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Playing With My Pink Dishes

Welcome and hope you all had a good week.  As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I will be joining Sandi at her Teatime Tuesday special Pink Teatime.  I'm sure we all know someone who has had this terrible disease.  For me, precious family members and dear friends.  Before I share my tea today let's have a prayer that there will soon be a cure!

I had some extra time to play with my dishes in my little farm cottage kitchen.  Knowing I wanted to use lots of pink,  I gathered all my mismatched china to place them on a special table covering I found last year at a antique store for only ten dollars!  It is hand embroidered and I thought fitting for a special pink ladies tea.

The beautiful tilting teapot was my Mothers-in-laws and is such a treasure to me!

All of the place settings are from thrift stores.

You can see in the background my white china cupboard with my Mom's rose dishes.

Another thrift store find, a sweet little girl vase holding extra spoons.

Lastly, Goldie, my daughter's family dog decided while I was busy playing with the dishes, to make himself comfortable on the living room sofa!

Thank you for stopping and sharing teatime with me!

I will be joining the following parties:  Make It Pretty Monday, Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, A Return To Loveliness, What's It Wednesday,  Share Your Cup Thursday, Home Sweet Home, Simple and Sweet Fridays, and Show And Tell Friday.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Outdoor Tea

Hello everyone, happy October to you!  Last weekend we had such beautiful warm weather, so perfect for another outdoor tea!  I placed the tea table in front of the potting shed at home, close by my window box filled with nasturtiums.  Every spring I like to plant a lot of nasturtium seeds.  Seems like this time of year my petunia's are fading away and planting nasturtiums brings a pop of color for fall.  They are also so pretty in a tossed salad, as they are edible.

A pair of Scarecrows stopped by for tea.  Their work in the garden is over since the produce is harvested!

Tea today is Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold, a full bodied  dark tea.  I made some yummy spice sugar cookies, also.

The brown transferware tea set is the Yorkshire pattern, made in Staffordshire England.  I found the teapot (really a coffee pot) at a antique mall, the sugar and creamer at a thrift store, and the two teacups on Ebay .  I love the scene, a lazy fall day bringing in the hay.


Hoping you are enjoying tea time today!

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful Autumn week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, What's It Wednesday, Share Your Cup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, and Show and Tell Friday.