Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN DAYS FOR "FRIENDS SHARING TEA"



The rustic colors of autumn are a joy to behold - I tried to remember that this week as I had to re-rake the yellow cottonwood leaves in my backyard several days in a row.  I raked them off the lawn but the flower beds are full of them and they form a natural mulch around perennials ready for winter.






This is definitely "spicy tea"  weather and Hot Cinnamon Spice is a  favorite.  I also love Seattle's Market Spice Cinnamon Orange Tea.  This is a must have for anyone with a cold as the vapors from the hot cup of tea are so soothing.  As you lift your cup alone, you begin to feel better.




One of the joys of this season is scouring cookbooks researching ideas for special recipes and creative dishes.  This week we made our first turkey - a small one we had in the freezer and this Friday I will be sharing that meal for my "Open House" Blog Party.  I will share my recipe for Yam Casserole that you can make too! 

 In fact, you can join in to either "Friends Sharing Tea" by linking one of your posts about tea here below or linking Friday for "Open House" something about your HOME, cooking, baking, etc.  Perhaps you have a DIY project to share, ideas for hospitality, a craft or anything that brings joy to your HOME.








This little picture below is a card in a frame of Doris Lee's painting of the kitchen with all the Thanksgiving preparations . 





I have had this antique oval wicker tray for probably 50 years and it was old when I got it!



I will be linking this post to 2 other blog parties: A Delightsome Life and also Rose Chintz Cottage and Tea Cuppa Tuesday



PLEASE LINK BELOW IF YOU ARE JOINING IN AND PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND INCLUDE A LINK ON YOUR BLOG TO THIS POST.



18 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful china, beautiful pictures and lovely inspiration for Thanksgiving! Happy Fall, Bernideen! ~ Phyllis

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I am doing the same thing today, just pulled out my recipes and fall magazines to start planning menus!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
Oh, your garden looks so lonely. I know so many of you love the Autumn but it has a lonely feel to it for me. I feel this way every year at this time.
Your tea things are very pretty pretty and you have Thanksgiving to look forward to. Whereas, we Canadians are looking forward to Christmas now. I actually enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving in October because it gives me more time to plan for the Holidays. Thank you for coming to tea and also for hosting. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Oh what a lovely tea setting! And your china is gorgeous! I am also loving your oval wicker tray....oh my! I have seen some like that at shops but never brought one home yet.
Love your beautiful picture too!
Hugs,
Terri

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Lovely tea tray and everything looks so nice. The teas you mentioned sound good but I can't find them around here. Thank you for hosting.
~Clara

Antiques And Teacups said...

Seattle Market Spice is a favorite around here too in the fall and winter. The spices are just so festive! Lovely fall decor. I have a pumpkin bread with extras to share for Friday! Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful setting. I love your tray and tea china. You know, I think I used to have that same card. Wonder what ever happened to it??

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Fall has arrived. I too am in a baking mood! Your tea is lovely, Bernideen.

Marilyn said...

Love the picture frame. Isn't it fun to scan cookbooks this time of year. I was scanning one today and found a good idea for Christmas. Love that when it happens.

Micupoftea~ said...

What a lovely home and charming pics. I love reading cookbooks and looking for recipes too :)
Shawn

Susan said...

You just set the most beautiful tablescapes! I can almost smell the aroma of cinnamon and spice...and everything nice. X
OXO

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
what a lovely setting. Even the sugar cubes are matching to the china design. Beside the pretty autumn chintz tea set I love your pretty doily on the table and the napkin. Thank you for sharing this fall delight.
Best greetings, Johanna

Zinnia said...

Hot cinnamon tea is perfect for the season. A walk in all the fall colors and then into a cup of hot tea is a lovely everyday. I wish you a lovely week! Zinnia

Tea in Texas said...

Bernideen,
What a beautiful tea post this week! I love how you set the wicker tray! Your tea set is so pretty and is wonderful for autumn. Bert and I so enjoyed visiting you at your shop this summer. The spice tea sounds delicious this time of year and I love how you used the fall leaf napkins. My husband is working on getting the link backs to different blogs and I soon hope to have it all finished for he is my go to guy. Thanks for hosting the party and I love viewing your blog.

Thanks for your kindness this summer, Pam and Bert

Rizzi said...

I LOVE LOOKING THROUGH COOK BOOKS OVER AND OVER .....I NEVER GET TIRED.
YOUR DISHES ARE SO LOVELY....AND YOUR THANKSGIVING TREASURES BRING THE AROMA OF THANKSGIVING DAY....THEY ARE ALL SO PRETTY. HAVE A NICE DAY....RIZZI

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I know how you feel about raking leaves! Your garden does look like its all ready for winter and the pumpkins add such a nice autumn feel. Your tea this week looks so comfy and warm, love your sofa! My favorite spice tea is Market Spice. A dear friend from downstate sent me some last year and that reminds me I need to order some more! I've always loved the picture of the family preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it reminds me of my childhood. Thank you for hosting your tea party and have a wonderful week.
Nancy

paul said...

love that charming little painting

Angela McRae said...

That wicker tray had already caught my eye, and I love knowing it is indeed vintage!