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.

24 comments:

allisamazing said...

What a great deal on the dishes! They are beautiful and just perfect for a fall tea.

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Nancy! What a beautiful finale to your outdoor tea parties. Love the roses set against the backdrop of the trees in their fall splendor. The Royal Albert Autumn Rose dishes are gorgeous, and how fortunate that they're make in England instead of an out sourced location. You definitely got a bargain! And that apple pie... how delish!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lovely outdoor setting. Love your beautiful Royal Albert dishes. I'll have another cup, please.
Hugs,
Patti

Beth said...

Nancy, Your dishes and your teapot are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love them! Lucky thrifty finds. Your rose is gorgeous, and so are the colorfully clad trees in the wooded area. What a nice setting for tea today!

kitty said...

Hi Nancy,
Oh my, another wonderful thrift store find! The dish set is absolute beautiful and your own roses make the perfect backdrop. You make the prettiest outdoor vignettes. Your tea sounds perfect with your yummy apple pie. I'm going to miss your outdoor teas. xo

Terri said...

Oh Nancy! I am almost jealous! lol! I am thrilled for you to find such a deal. This Autumn Rose pattern is absolutely stunning. It is perfect for fall, and your outdoor setting is lovely. I would love a slice of pumpkin pie, thank you : )
Hugs,
Terri

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I know that I find some great deals at thrift stores - but yours is a doozy!!! What a pretty table you sent with it. The roses are fabulous, on the dishes and on the bushes.

Micupoftea said...

Lovely pics! SO peaceful~ Enjoy the autumn out-of-doors before the snow arrives :)

Sylvia said...

Love your china. The leaves on the trees in the back ground are pretty also.

Lavender Cottage said...

Nancy, your last outdoor tea is splendid. A great find of the RA china and the teapot looks nice with everything. My carpet roses are still blooming like crazy and we too have snow in the forecast this week.
Judith

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Thank you for this lovely tea break as I sit at my desk in my office at work with no view of any roses to enjoy...you gave them to me, and I am drinking them in and breathing them out. Wonderful way to start my morning. Now, back to work! Enjoy your snow later this week! Florida is going to be cooler too! Can't wait!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Very pretty!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Nancy, how gorgeous and what a bargain on the Autumn Roses china! It's an exquisite pattern and so perfect for this time of year! The teapot is a wonderful match too. How lovely to be able to set a tea table for outdoors one more time. And your rose climbers are beautiful! I would love to be able to sit and join you for a slice of pie and a cuppa tea. Thanks so much for joining me and have a blessed week.

Hugs,
Sandi

Susan Boback said...

Oh my goodness, Nancy! what a find! I've heard many people say their roses were blooming late in the fall this year. It's as if yours was waiting to have tea with Royal Albert on the deck! Thank you for sharing the sunshine and fall colors. I can almost smell the fall with the fresh apple pie.

Veronica Roth said...

Good for you to take advantage of the last of the warm weather Nancy, I do that as often as I can these days. The weather will force us inside pretty soon. Your roses all look so lovely together and I love the rambler rose; what a beautiful colour. :)

Bernideen said...

Nancy:
I just love your post. The stand is perfect and that teapot - glorious. I love your cups and saucers and plates and what a pretty table you set!!! Love it all!

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous pictures! Your garden is still so green! The leaves are almost gone off the trees where I live. Soon there will be snow *sigh*. So lovely to drop by and see your lovely backyard tea party!
Jennelise

Antiques And Teacups said...

Not too many roses left around here! And what a wonderful treasure you found at your thrift! Never find anything like that around here. A beautiful pattern. I love that shape, and Royal Albert is always a find. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

SarahGeorge said...

Enjoyed your tea as well as the pictures of your roses and the gorgeous dishes:)

Mary Norton said...

Enjoy your last tea outside. Love your garden.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your roses and your china are both so lovely. I wish I could join you for tea and a piece of pie!

Louise-Arden said...

your garden and tea setting is precious, what a lovley place to relax and enjoy a upt of tea

Teia said...

Everything on your blog is awesome !!! Keep up with the good work ! Your home, dishes and everything shown on your blog are marvelous ! You are lady who appreciates and treasures all those beautiful things !Well done !

Teia said...

Everything on your blog is awesome !!! Keep up with the good work ! Your home, dishes and everything shown on your blog are marvelous, coming from another world: that of a lady who appreciates and treasures all those beautiful things !