Friday, October 7, 2016

RAINY DAY TEA for "Friends Sharing Tea:

Although I think there will be plenty of opportunities yet
for teas in the garden, today I am switching my
blog party back to "Friends Sharing Tea" for
fall and winter. Yesterday when I did
this post it was a very rainy day for
which I am glad!



The leaves aren't really showing any sign of fall here
today but that will happen soon.
Did I share our new fence with you ?  After the
sides were done we decided to add the addition
across the back instead of keeping it open.




Everything is quite wet outside but here
 is how it looks from the left side looking
 over across to the right:


As you can see - the arbor had to be moved
 as did some shrubs and bushes. 
 Last Sunday
afternoon I was the "helper" and
my husband rebuilt the farmers cart
below.  All that was left after years
was were the wheels but he had wisely
drawn a diagram of the original wood design
so he could remember how to redo it.





We will go back in and enjoy our tea and
some of the "leftover" scones from those
 I made yesterday for Bible Study.  
We are downstairs in
the tea room by the sliding glass doors.





I made 3 batches of these scones yesterday so I think
I finally have the recipe memorized:

350 degrees, 20 minutes
2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp baking soda,
3/4 cup of dried - chopped apricots, fresh peaches or
 fresh strawberrries or other type berries or dried
fruit chopped, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 cup of buttermilk,
 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) chopped cold butter.  Also,
before baking  I sprinkled 
sugar on the top of each one using one of those
 "restaurant" type glass sugar containers.





The fish seem to be enjoying the rain today -





I hope you can join in my tea related blog party below:






I am sharing at:


28 comments:

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen. Heading into Victoria today, cold and blustery, so understand why you moved inside! I love your pumpkin cart! And the tea table looks wonderful as well! Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Jocelyn said...

Love your beautiful post. Autumn is certainly in the air.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your garden and backyard look so park-like. The fish pond is sweet and how I would love to be able to sit at your table today and enjoy your scenic view. The chintz fallish tea set is perfect for the season. Your peach scones look delish too. Thank you for sharing Friends Sharing Tea. It was necessary for me to have my tea indoors today too. Blesings, Karen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, how I envy you your tea room and garden! Gorgeous! I think fencing the back was a good decision. Love that farmers cart your handy husband re-created. The plate in my photo is part of a trio, and I have a yellow trio just like it.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your garden looks beautiful even in the rain, Bernideen. Your cart looks so pretty all decked out with pumpkins. I really like the fence going all the way across the back, too. Thank you for hosting and I'd love a scone and a cup of tea while enjoying your tea room.

Rosemary said...

Such lovely fall photos, but I particularly love your farmer's cart! Those wheels are amazing.

Daniela said...

Dearest Bernideen,
your garden looks so glorious, you've made such a great work, with your taste and your enthusiasm the success is always sure !

Oh, thanks most sincerely for your wonderful recipe I so love scones made with dried fruits :) !

Hope you're having a lovely weekend ahead,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you

Xx Dany

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernidden,
I like to move back in the house because it is really chilly outside now. Your new fence looks great. What a pretty background for the pink rose. So romantic. The farmers cart is perfect for the huge pumpkins.I love also your scones recipe. That sounds tempting. Thank you for sharing and hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

happywonderer.com said...

You have some lovely views from the windows in your new home!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty view out your windows! Your new fence makes such a nice backdrop for your pictures! Love your harvest wheelbarrow! It adds such a nice touch for fall. Darling tea today in your tearoom! Lovely tea set and your scones look yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I hope you don't mind if I join your party! Sorry I forgot to mention it in my post! Hopefully I can do a outdoor tea this week. I wrenched my back moving some yard decorations yesterday! Must be our age!! Enjoy your cooler temps and your long autumn you probably will have!
Hugs,
Nancy

Janneke said...

Beautiful new fence! Your autumn teaset is so spretty and the cookies have even the same colour orange in it, lovely.

janice15 said...

Can you just believe California, well San Francisco is around 80.. Lol I waited all summer for some tea in the garden weather and here it is .. But I can't do it at the moment I'm busy with mamas house... Your tea looks lovely. I envy you all that space a a special room downstairs for tea and a place fro all your things.. Lobe the fence, it looks just lovely.. Have a lovely Friday and weekend Bernideen with love Janice

Margie said...

Love the pumpkins on top of the farmer's cart.So glad that your hubby was able to rebuild it! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh the fence really frames the garden so beautifully. How wonderful. Love your tea table too.

Bookie said...

Oh, I so dearly love that autumn tea pot!!! I have one pumpkin shaped one but it is too decorative I think. This one is beauty that can be used!!!

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen. Your yard and pond are beautiful. Love the farmer's cart and your tea room too! You have created a wonderful home for your retirement.
Blessings, Beth

NanaDiana said...

My goodness- I forgot just how beautifully you do tea...and your yard is just lovely. I was going to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cart even before I knew you rebuilt it (or hubby did with help). I would love a cart like that.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

Linda said...

How gorgeous and heartwarming, Bernideen! I love tea, and it is even more comforting and enjoyable on a rainy, Autumn day! :)

Lynn Bean said...

Your yard and gardens are looking very lovely! I love the teapot you have shared today.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Bernideen your fence is wonderful as your entire yard is the fish pond, the cart it all is so enchanting looking and I know why your back was hurting also doing all that hard work.
Those scones sound really good. Your Tea table s so charming also as your entire house is
Hope to see you after my trip out west

Annesphamily said...

Hi Bernideen, I have been catching up on tea blogs and wanted to stop by and say hello. I did not know you moved to Missouri. Is that your home state? I remember visiting your tea shop in Old Colorado City several years ago. I also sent many customers to you, allof them saying they spent too much money buy beautiful treasures! Hee Hee! Your tea time looked very inviting and I love your sweet cart and pretty yard. Good luck at your new home, at least it feels new to me. I am happy I was able to visit today. Joyfully, Anne

Summer said...

The setting is beautiful! Love the wagon with pumpkins♥

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xinex said...

Love the tea with the pumpkins, Bernideen! Thanks for hosting...Christine

Mimi said...

Hello Bernideen and Friends. It's a joy to join you as always. I hope I will inspire you try my Life Changing Bread this week. It is utterly delicious and so good for you! Love, Mimi xxx

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my, Bernideen what a lovely setting for tea time - what a VIEW!! I absolutely ADORE your new fencing - it's perfect! And your pumpkin cart- how cool is that???!!???

Your china for tea today is spectacular and sure is perfect for autumn!

Sorry that I have been MIA so much these days- enjoying this grandbaby so much, every bit of extra time I prefer to spend holding her! : - )

Hugs! ♥♥♥

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I love your new fence and the cart is darling! I have a similar one. It's tall, but has metal wheels as well. I better save a photo for when it falls apart. Your garden is certainly lovely. Thanks for the tea party!
hugs,
Jann

Deborah Will said...

Love that fence and Fall doesn't show off too much in Texas.

The Charm of Home said...

We have had some rain too. I missed this party for some reason and I added two posts to this weeks Bernideen. Thanks for hosting and for sharing at Home Sweet Home!