Wednesday, October 8, 2014

IT'S A BITTERSWEET TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

I apologize for being late with my Tea In The Garden this week.  I had just returned from my trip to Virginia at the end of September and three days later I left to drive out to Missouri.  It is an 11 hour trip and the last part was in buckets and buckets of rain.  In fact, when I got to Columbia the tornado sirens were going off.  I later heard that Boonville had gotten 6" of rain - yes I drove through all that!  Thank you Lord for a safe trip and a great time with my family.



Anyway, here I am home with my tea time in my garden this morning. My garden is also rather "spent" but it is a beautiful day just the same. Welcome to a BITTERSWEET Tea In The Garden:




I visited three antique malls and a flea market on my trip and I found this huge basket of bittersweet which I love!  I didn't see any in western Missouri but found some east of Columbia at the Artichoke Annie Antique Mall.





I have a few of the Price Kensington  English Cottage
 pieces that seem to scream fall.




Please pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the
 fresh fall air this morning!



I recently acquired a few pieces of Johnson Brothers Old Mill pattern which I plan to mix and match with some other  transferware for Thanksgiving.  This is the sugar and creamer:  








I hope I am not too late at catching you with your tea time blog posting this week and I hope you can still join.  If you blog about tea time or baking - please just link below. 
 I hope your week is lovely!

 Of course I always like to join other bloggers as well and I will be catching these:
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Tuesday Garden Party
Cottage Style Party

23 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I just happened to see your post come up but I think you may have forgotten the link as it's not showing.
The bittersweet berries are perfect for autumn decorating and I am enjoying the JB Old Mill pattern, teacups and lace pumpkins for today.
Thank you for hosting a tea gathering where we can sip and chat.

Ruth Weston said...

So glad you both enjoyed your break and arrived home safely! I love the fall colors of bittersweet, and brown transferware is perfect with that. So pretty for fall! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Snap said...

Hi Bernideen,

Welcome home. Happy to hear you've enjoyed your trips! I think Johnson Bros does all of its designs well. The Old Mill Pattern is perfect for Autumn -- great find! Love the black and white and all the lovely orange. Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome home Bernideen. I am glad you had a wonderful trip and arrived home safely. I love your JB pieces and your tea table looks fabulous decorated with the bittersweet berries. Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

Your trip was so worthwhile and you were safe, Bernideen! Your tea in the garden is beginning to look like Fall with your basket of bittersweet and your charming doll. I love your newly acquired JB Old Mill pattern. Thank you for hosting your garden party.
p.s. I've mentioned before that I love your cottage teapot. I still haven't found a lid to fit the one I have. Maybe one day I will.

Vee said...

Wonderful autumn tea! Glad that you are safely home after the excitement of driving in such nasty conditions.

The Victorian Girl said...

I wish bittersweet grew here in Texas

Nancy Roberts said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your story about driving to MO reminded me of our trip moving to Colorado 8 or so years ago. We drove through similar conditions, late at night, out on the highway. It was scary.

Your garden and tea table(s) are lovely. I love both of the tablecloths, your basket and of course the lovely transferware. I love the colors in Old Mill.

Thanks for hosting,

Nancy

Susie said...

Adorable teapots. I absolutely love the basket of bittersweet. xoxo,Susie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bernideen: Even your "spent" yard is beautiful. Love your post today, it is perfect for fall. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Marilyn said...

I absolutely love your basket of bittersweet.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Sorry I am very late to link up this week. I do love your Fallish setting today. Your Johnson Brothers china is gorgeous and that house teapot makes me sad because my mother had one and sis and I parted with it when we were giving away some of her things. At the time I didn't know where I would put it and since have bought two more china cabinets! Lol! So nice to see you outside for Tea today! Happy October! Karen

My Cottage Diary said...

Very pretty, Bernideen! Love the Johnson Bros. and the bittersweet. Glad you made it through all that rain OK and are home, safe and sound. Blessings, Bess

The Charm of Home said...

Fall is looking so pretty in your garden!
Sherry

Jill said...

Your garden tea table is pretty and inviting on these autumn days. I note the cloth and lace pumpkins. Charming.

Susan Clayton said...

I am sighing over your Bittersweet garden Tea. It is just what I love, every bit of it.

Karen said...

Hi again Bernideen,
I just had to tell you that after speaking to my sister she let me know that she has the teapot and actually found a cream and sugar to match. Soooo, I am sad no longer! My sister has an amazing collection of china and I am trying to help her create her own blogspot. I am sorry if I upset you but I really thought that the little cottage teapot had been given away! Happy Weekend! Karen

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, glad that you arrived home safely from your trip! Sounds like it was a little bit scary at times. I love the basket of Bittersweet against the black plaid table covering. Simply gores Fall combination! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Beth L. said...

What a wonderful trip you had. I didn't get to join you for tea as I was away from home but now home again and can visit.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

I love your collection of cottage tea pots. You are truly in the midst of autumn. Shame I wasn't able to link in.
Enjoy your week.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bernideen, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
hugs,
Jann

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your tea time outdoors for autumn is just perfect, Bernideen! All your touches are just awesome.

I love real bittersweet- seems impossible to find around here. I need to look into that.

Thank you for always sharing such pretty teatimes. ♥

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your fall tea in the garden is charming. I love bittersweet, and you certainly scored a lot with that basket full. Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday. Enjoy the rest of your week. ~ Nancy