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.

22 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Another lovely fall tea outdoors, Nancy! I love your English Yorkshire transferware. How nice that you were able to find accompanying teacups on E-bay to match your thrift store finds. You have the BEST luck at thrift stores! The scene on the transferware is lovely.
Have a great week, and enjoy Michigan's beautiful fall colors.
~ Phyllis

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely outdoor tea - and sweet guests. I love the tea set - what good luck to find matching things.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A perfect tea party for October! Love the leaf-shaped cookies and the scarecrow guests!

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love this transferware Nancy! Such a typical Fall scene. So happy that your scarecrows get to sit back, relax, and enjoy tea. I love Nasturtiums, but forget to plant them. I need to next year for sure. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Very cute! I love the pattern of your tea set, I have never seen it before. Have a great week ahead.
Gina

Stephanie said...

What a sweet and pretty spot for tea in the garden! Your china is beautiful and the pattern is perfect for a lovely Fall tea :) And those cookies - yum! Have a blessed week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty setting for your tea, Nancy! I love the china pattern; so charming. Your guests are cute too just sitting there. Your post brought a smile! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Miss Jane said...

A lovely setting for tea for your scarecrow couple (or anyone else). I love your tea set, it's gorgeous!!

Clara said...

Oh I love your little garden shed. What a perfect place for a garden tea. Have a great week.
~Clara

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful Nancy. I love the nasturtiums..they are so hardy! And they go so well with the transferware. I love the Yorkshire pattern, and I love the Yorkshire Gold tea! Such a pretty setting for a garden tea. Glad you can still get out for that! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Millie said...

Your potting shed is so picturesque...love those vines! The cups are nice for autumn too.

Beth said...

Love your tea set! Perfect for this time of year! The setting is beautiful too. Your potting shed looks lovely with the ivy/Virginia creeper - so nice to still see green lawn. Beautiful tea!
Hugs, Beth

Terri said...

A lovely outdoor fall tea! I love that tea set china! Just perfect for your special visitor. lol!
Your cookies look so very tasty! Yum!
Wish I could join you : )
Hugs,
Terri

Bernideen said...

How very sweet and I might just join them! Your (coffee) teapot set is really fun for fall and I love this whole setting. Beautiful plants - vines and so restful!

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
I just love your transferware! How lucky you were to find all of those pieces. It is such fun to treasure hunt for matches to our favourite patterns. I so wish that I could have an outdoor tea. I can't wait until next spring. Thanks for visiting me! Have a wonderful week! Take care,
Karen

kitty said...

Oh Nancy, I want to come to tea with your sweet scarecrows in front of your sweet cottage. You always share the dreamiest pictures that just invite me in!
I also read about your darling tea from the previous post. What a wonderful spot! Thank you for sharing all the pretty pictures. xo

Jann Olson said...

Congrats Nancy, your post is one of the two most visited links from last weeks SYC party.
hugs,
Jann

tablescapesbybev said...

Love that table! Your brown transferware china is gorgeous...I am so coveting them right now...

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a warm and welcoming spot! Gorgeous tea set. I can tell by their smiles that your guests are loving it! Fall is the perfect time of year!
Hugs,
Patti

Candy S said...

How cute. I love this setting for a little tea party. Very sweet.

Louise-Arden said...

Your teaset is just Beautiful! perfect for Fall

Eilis said...

Love your scarecrow tea party! I hope you'll come link up at http://my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com/2013/10/fall-pinterest-link-up.html