Monday, September 26, 2011

FALL TEA AND DECORATING - EVEN IN THE GARDEN!




Welcome to my home and welcome to the beginnings of fall here in Colorado!  The Virginia Creeper and the Trumpet Vine are beginning to turn from our cool nights!  Soon they will be quite red before they fall to the ground....













I just finished making a new jumper for my Scarecrow Lady!  I had cut it out last year but worked on it yesterday.  Burlap is so scratchy but I don't think she will mind!  I used doilies for her pockets and bib front on the jumper.








Looking out into the garden you can see it is getting to be fall there too!  We already have snow on Pikes Peak at 14,000 feet.  My house it at around 7,000 feet.








Mr. Peter Rabbit stands guard over his prize winning cabbages!












and inside a lovely cup of tea awaits us with some pumpkin muffins!  Yesterday I enjoyed working in my yard and doing some projects at home.  













Help yourself to a cup of tea!












I am linking to Kathy at A Delightsome Life  and Sandi at Rose Chinz Cottage today!  Enjoy your day!

23 comments:

janice15 said...

Fall has arrived here in San Francisco as well. Today is going to be warm though and they said all week. I'd love a cup of tea. Your scarecrow looks lovely...she is quite the lady...wishing you a lovely fall day...hugs Janice

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am thrilled by your beautyful housedoor. What a nice vignette makes the wine arch. And I am in awe with that fabulous hat of your Scarecrow Lady. She has an elegant dress, too. Your garden and tea setting are always so inviting. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
A perfect setting for an autumn tea. I see your scarecrow lady has a lovely hat on ready to join us.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a cute apron! I've seen her pockets before too. I have a lovely Autumn inspired doily in the center of my coffee table at the moment, courtesy of yourself! I love your pretty teapot! The church birdhouse out in your garden is a delight as well and the archway to your door is fabulous with the beautifully changing vine climbing on it. It's a pleasure to have you join me today. Thank you.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

Truly enjoyed meeting and visiting your shop full of great tea goodies a few days ago. You have a very nice store filled with the best of teas. Also, enjoyed the tour of your home and garden.

Carolyn said...

I enjoyed your fall tea!

Carolyn

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your entrance! Virginia Creeper is the most wonderful fall decorating accessory ever! And love the fall leaves teaset. Lovely!
Ruth

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
I LOVE YOUR SCARECROW LADY SHE IS QUITE ELEGANT........YOUR GARDEN IS LOVELY....SO AUTUMN......THANK YOU FOR THE PUMPKIN MUFFIN AND A CUP OF TEA....THAT WAS SO NICE OF YOU......
HAVE A GREAT DAY.......RIZZI

Karen said...

I love your fall tea sets. And the Peter Rabbit garden! It was quite warm here today -- I'm at a slightly lower altitude than you -- but I'm looking forward to chilly temps later in the week. Perfect for tea:)

From the Kitchen said...

I've enjoyed my visit to your fall garden and home. Thank you so much for the invitation to have a cup of tea (beautiful tea service) and a muffin!

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen ,
Your garden is taking on a lovely Autumn look! Love the cabbages, the mums, the pansies and the pumpkins! They all look terrific amidst your garden friends! Your teapot and teacup are amazing - perfect for Fall. Love the very welcoming entrance too - a spectacular post!
Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,
Kathy

Deanna said...

Lovely post!
Love this Fall Tea in the Garden.

God bless,
d

parTea lady said...

It's cooling down a little at night here in Georgia, but still reaching the eighties during the day. It is hard to get into fall mode.

Your fall teaware is beautiful. I love the colors and the little acorn on the teapot lid. Your Scarecrow Lady looks great in her new outfit. Pumpkin muffins sound yummy.

Snap said...

Bernideen, I love your Fall tea and your porch. Wonderful! The teacup and tea pot for Autumn are gorgeous. Perfect!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your door, it's gorgeous! Everything is fabulous, you did such great vignettes, I'm loving the scarecrow lady and hat, along with your garden and the teapot, cup and saucer is a treasure! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I wanted to join your fun party: T Friends Sharing Tea, but couldn't find the link. I'm also your newest follower. Hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, don't worry, I see that's for the weekends! Thank you. FABBY

My Little Home and Garden said...

May I please go and sit on your beautiful garden bench and admire the lovely plants? (Perhaps while nibbling on one of the pumpkin muffins...)
Your decorations, inside and out, are so pretty for the fall season.
-Karen

Bess said...

Your autumn teapot is so very pretty and cute with the acorn on its lid! And Bernideen, is that Toad I spy in your garden?! (I'm currently reading The Wind in the Willows and I'm enjoying it very much ... am trying to read the books that I missed growing up.) Have a lovely week! Bess

HHL said...

Autumn has certainly arrived here in Ontario too!! What a wonderful outfit you have created for your door scarecrow ... your tea pot and cups adorned with falling leaves is perfect! Thank you for sharing such lovely photos ...xo HHL

Darlene - The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Bernideen,

Oh, your doorway entrance is gorgeous! I love the vines wrapped around the arch!

You are constantly creating the most wonderful tea theme displays! Beautiful santuaries away from the noise of the world.

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Darlene

Angela McRae said...

Love-love-love your fall photos, and that is a brilliant idea to use doilies on the jumper!

Annesphamily said...

You paint a pretty picture here!