Friday, October 21, 2016

AN AUTUMN GARDEN TEA for "Friends Sharing Tea"

We have some lovely weather again so
why not get out and enjoy it!

It's a slightly cloudy day in October:

 I have a few treats left over from my Afternoon Tea
that was Sunday so pour 
yourself a cup of tea to go with your sweets.

The mostly brown leaves are just
 starting to
fall down in our yard.  There is still
 a lot of green but
the air says that fall is
definitely here.

We are excited to have a new Koi fish 
in our pond
 who we named "King Josiah":

Let's sit a moment for tea and let me show
 you this lovely book with drawings
 by the late Edith Holden.  I have shared
her books before and these pictures
are from "The Nature Notes of An
Edwardian Lady".

If you are a blogger, I hope you can share a post about tea
 today and link at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Today was a perfect day.  It was cool and cloudy
 and the perfect chance to plant my tulip
and allium bulbs.  I also took a few
 close-up photos of color here and there:

Hope you had a lovely day too!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


This morning we were up early as my husband thought
 he had an appointment.  When we realized that
 the appointment wasn't today but another day,
 we decided to go goof off.  We have a brochure that
 tells all about 5 antique malls in the St. Louis area,
 so we decided to visit the St. Charles Antique Mall 
and then drive through the historic district.

The sidewalks and streets are brick and
most of the buildings are brick in St. Charles.
The city dates to 1769 when it founded by
Louis Blanchette, a French Canadian
Fur Trader.  Many French Canadians
came to settle the city.  Today I loved
seeing all the corn husks that were decorating
the town doorways and lamp posts.

I always love the special plant details 
in historic areas. 

I wish I could tell you that I went to this tea room below but we
were dressed very casually for the day.  Another day for sure!

Monday, October 17, 2016


Today it was time to wash the linens from all
the tea tables.  I set all the bouquets on
the buffet and they looked "shareable".

Even a first year garden bloomed enough flowers that I didn't
have to go to the market to supplement!

Give someone a tiny bouquet - it's charming - see them smile!

These are simple "drop in" bouquets:

Someone might remember this bird vase I got
at the Lafayette, Colorado Flea Market:

The butterfly bushes are buzzing with activity
 today, along
with the cosmos!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Today was my first Afternoon Tea in my downstairs tea room.
I think everyone had a nice time and I had lots of
tea time goodies:  Lemon Cream Cheese Scones,
3 savories: A Cream Cheese olive - onion Pinwheel, A Cheddar Cheese Ham Scone Sandwich with Hot Pepper Peach and Little Cheese, tomato and spinach Quiches.  For sweets I had 3 of those: Raspberry Cheesecake Bars, Chocolate Peppermint Brownies and Pumpkin Cookies with walnuts, craisins and raisins.

Here are some photos:

You can see much of the food is gone below and my
messy kitchenette:

The little gal in the middle is my granddaughter Lily:

Some of you bloggers know Gina Broadus at Victorian 
Wanna Be (blog).  (on the right) We met through blogging.

Ladies from Forum Christian Church below:

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