Tuesday, September 1, 2015

YE DAINTEE LADY TEAPOT for "Tea In The Garden"

For the last few years I have looked and looked for a special teapot.  I had seen these teapots on ebay for huge prices and had researched them with interest.  I have been gone for 11 days on a trip to Virginia because of the passing of my step Father, Roger Ian Buchanan.  His funeral was a wonderful tribute and the Pastor did a lovely service. 

Of course, most of the time from this trip was spent driving.  On the way back we saw a sign about an antique mall in downtown South Charleston, West Virginia and we got off the 
interstate for about an hour where there were 2 malls side by side. I will tell you I thought West Virginia was so beautiful.
This is what I found at the Mound Antique Mall:

As we headed west, we stopped in Missouri again to see my son and his family overnight and we stayed a few days.  After we left Columbia, Missouri, we passed through Kansas City on the trip homeward and we stopped at the Brass Armadillo.  That is where I found these darling linens in a really sweet booth.  If anyone collects Beatrix Potter Figurines - there is a whole shelf full there in one of the glass cases at really good prices. 
 I bought none since I have some and don't need more.

 And now for the garden:
While I was gone, my wild asters began to bloom! 
 I dug these up years ago out in the Black Forest and I
 they have done well.

This is a darling pillowcase I found which I plan to
 use to make a purse with the cloth below it:

I am posting late because I just got home last night.
  If you have a post for this blog party, please share at the bottom and I thank you for being patient with me.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015


Did you see the wonderful July/August issue of  "Tea Time Magazine"?  If so you have a copy of this recipe.  These are the Peanut Butter Scones from that issue.  I baked them recently and would suggest them for children.  You will find the recipe in the article about a doggy tea.

I did a quality control test on these scones but I had to eat three before I was sure how delicious they are! Ha!

The only change I made was substituting crunchy peanut butter instead of peanut butter morsels.  Here in our high altitude we always reduce baking power by 1/4 tsp per teaspoon.

I hope your weekend is lovely.  I will be taking a break from "Tea In The Garden" this week. I hope your summer is wonderful as it winds down.  Let's enjoy every day.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Right on top the Mesa which is a high area that looks over to the Garden of the Gods and the Kissing Camels rock formation is the Xeriscape Garden.  Last weekend amidst rain falling in much of the city,  I found it clear in the garden.

Of course the emphasis is plants requiring little water but being close together to keep moist.

I did not take the time to write down the names of the plants but we all recognize the Lambs Ear.

I did note that this was called "Veronica" because some
 of you asked me about that the last time I posted photos from this garden here.

In spite of having 2 hummingbird feeders in my yard, I have had none this year but here at this garden near the mountains they buzzed about everywhere!

Cone flowers were prolific as well as Brown Eyed Susan's.

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A BEAUTIFUL DAY for "Tea In The Garden"

I am late posting for my blog because last week our internet service at our house was halted.  We had been told everything would be fine at our house even though we shut it down at our business, but it came to a halt at our home too so we had to get all new service.  Anyway, today we finally have internet again at home.  I love it when things work and oh dear when they don't! 


I set this little tea up yesterday in my garden:

Please pour yourself a cup of tea.

I have shared this old table linen before as it is a favorite.

The Queen Anne's Lace is all over my garden.

I would love to have you join me below for my tea blog party!
Sharing at these parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return to Loveliness

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


A few years ago I found a beautiful Johnson Brothers
 plate called Windsor Ware.  I later found 2 more and then one and eventually I found a set of six.  Now I had 10 plates.  The fruit and floral motif on the plates is lovely as it includes a rose and a chrysanthemum.

I go out antiquing here and there across our state so over time I found 3 cups and saucers that matched the plates.  Today I found 7 more to go with the 3,  bringing the total to 10 of those.  Of course these will be lovely for fall.

The teapot below has lots of crazing but I 
don't mind
 as that just means it was loved.

Autumn officially begins September 23 and who would believe how soon that is coming.

I can't even remember where I found the platter below:

I am a mix and match person so a couple of cottage teapots work great for me.  This one is an Arthur Wood & Sons and the one above with the crazing is a Sadler. For anyone who doesn't know and is curious crazing just means tiny innocent cracks all over often seen on used and loved teapots and cups and saucers. 

I hope your week is wonderful!
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