Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TEA IN THE GARDEN OR FRIENDS SHARING TEA?


This is the time of year I find myself having Tea In The Garden and some days in the house!  Today's "Tea In the Garden" had to go to the house:




It seems we are passing through September so quickly and October will be here soon.  Some of you may have a copy of this book "The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady" which features sketches and journal entries by Edith Holden.



I have also been enjoying the recipes in the 10th anniversary edition of Susan Branch's cookbook called "Autumn".  If you love comfort food this cookbook is wonderful for featuring Farmhouse Biscuits and Iowa Corn Bread and homemade cranberry sauce - not to mention Gingerbread Cake and Cranberry Apple Crisp.  Are you hungry yet?















Because of such cool nights, we have a  few leaves beginning to turn here.  We haven't had a frost yet and I know that is what really makes the big difference.





As you can see I love the colors of fall and I have fun (like most of you) pulling out things that celebrate the season.  Last year I found this old transferware plate that I couldn't pass up.





I hope you can join me below by linking something related to tea time for this blog party.


Note:  The teapot pictured was sold at my store!


I will be sharing this post with:




I do need to say that I will be taking a break from blogging next week - so there will be NO BLOG PARTY NEXT WEEK!



26 comments:

The Victorian Girl said...

Both books are wonderful! I found The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady recently at an estate sale. It's not easy to find. And Susan Branch's Autumn book is part of a vignette on my kitchen counter with a little pumpkin and a Johnson Bros. "Devonshire" transferware cup and saucer in Fall colors.

kitty said...

I love your Indoor Fall tea, Bernideen. Your owl is so cute! I'll bet you made him, right? The pumpkins look so pretty with your lovely teacup. I must get a copy of Susan Branch's Autumn book. I know I would love the flavors of Fall. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your break.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The setting in front of your window is very cozy, Bernideen. I see we both shared the same coffee pot this week. I love the trellis design with the little birdie. That is a pretty teacup. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Hi Bernideen, Thanks for having a lovely party for us again this week...always a pleasure to come by and join! Hugs, Penny

Beth L. said...

Another LOVELY tea party. I have never seen a transferware plate quite like the one you found. It is terrific. And I like that tea cup and saucer too!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am going to miss you next week. I always love to see your pretties. My favorite this week is that transfer plate. I love the tea pot cottage. I have one, must take it out to share. Have a good week. Hugs, Martha

Martha's Favorites said...

I don't know what to my first comment. If this is a repeat I am sorry. Just wanted to let you know I love the transfer ware plate and the teapot cottage is adorable. Have a great week. Will miss you. Hugs, Martha

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am sorry that you couldn't have Tea in the Garden today but you have created a lovely setting inside. Your cup is beautiful with all of your Autumn decor. I will miss you next week but do enjoy your break. Thank you for hosting tea time today. Happy Tea Day! Karen

Angela McRae said...

Oh, this definitely puts me in the mood for fall! I *need* that Susan Branch book, and I just love the plate and teacup you show here. Lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I am always excited when I can share at your lovely teatime! Your cup is gorgeous and so is the plate. I found a brown transferware pitcher last week at a thrift. I see your cute owl you made last year. Been feeling very Fall like here, but today and tomorrow are to hit the 90's. Summer is back for two days then back down to normal.
hugs,
Jann

Marilyn said...

Both tea in the garden and then indoors are a delight always!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Bernideen,

I just love that last teacup - it's beautiful - and that tea time place with the antique table and stained glass - how I would adore sitting there for teatime and a chat with you one day!

Thanks for hosting. We have cooler days and warmer days - def the last of summer here, too. won't be long before those leaves start changing, some of the early ones are already slightly. Hugs.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I think our days for tea in the garden are numbered here as well ~ but I love where you have set up for tea inside too.
I love the Edith Holden book you have and of course all your pretty dishes too.

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Bernideen,
I hope you don't mind that I am sharing my daughter's shower. It was so sweet and could easily have translated to a garden tea. So much fun.

Thank you for hosting! :)
~Liz

Ruth Weston said...

I Bernideen...somehow I missed your post earlier! I love country Diary and your setting is perfect!
Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Carrie said...

Your autumn tea is very pretty! Both of the books sound very intriguing. I'm definitely hungry after reading all the yummy things in the recipe book! Have a great week and thanks for hosting :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
you created lovely fall vignettes, love them all. I am sorry that I couldn't join the last tea times. You know how this is with a business. Anyway I enjoyed my stay here. Wish you a wonerful time during the break.
Best greetings, Johanna

Jill said...

Tea in your house looks warm and inviting. Susan's cookbook is on mt list. Love the fairy pixie poking out of the pumpkin.

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful cup and I love that Edwardian Journal!

Beth said...

Your teacup is gorgeous, and Susan's recipes sound delightful! Happy Fall, Bernideen!

relevanttealeaf said...

What beautiful fall photos you have shared for today's post. Everything is wonderful!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Lovely tea, Bernideen! I have that book - I need to look for it and I do have the movie too - I haven't watched that in years! So delighted to join your party - I do appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Little touches of autumn everywhere and they all look nice.

Jacoba said...

Edith Holden's diary is so nice to have on your coffee table. Love the colours of your autumn post and the items shown.

My Cottage Diary said...

Well, somehow I was late to this tea party, but it was lovely! I especially like the kitty needlepoint pillow and your pretty teacup and saucer. I have the Holden book sans cover (which had such bad foxing I got rid of it for fear it would spread), but don't have Autumn. It's on my wish list, though. Thanks for sharing your pretties! Blessings, Bess

Barbara said...

I LOVE the cat cushion.