Friday, November 25, 2016

LYNN BEAN'S ORANGE CRANBERRY BREAD for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Last year I shared this lovely tea bread
from a recipe I saw on  Lynn Bean's Blog 
so I am sharing it again.  I baked this
 one yesterday on Thanksgiving Day.



I enjoyed getting out some red
transferware yesterday to begin the
 Christmas decorating.
We saw the most beautiful Holly with
red berries a few weeks back in St. Louis
in front of a business.   I wish I had some
 in my yard.  It was all 
I could do to stop
myself from cutting some of it.



I love this older Victoria 
Magazine book
for Christmas .  It is
fun to just sit here by
the fire and read.






I hope you can join me today 
and share 
a tea time posting
from your blog below.
I am also sharing at:
Vintage Charm
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Monday, November 21, 2016

WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL VISITED MISSOURI - 1946

This post isn't exactly about tea but it is about
 someone from England.  Last weekend we were
 invited to visit the historic Churchill Museum
 on the campus of Westminster College nearby
in Fulton, Missouri.

This is the Tuttle House which houses the
Churchill Institute and you know how I love
these Victorian homes.  Our friend, Dr. Kurt Jefferson
who invited us has his office located here:


Here is a collage of some of the home's features.



Across the street is a church dating back to the
 17th century which was completely
 moved piece by piece from London, England to
 Fulton, Missouri and reconstructed stone-by-stone
on the campus of Westminster College.

  These pictures are of the upper level:


 .......the lower level houses the Churchill Museum
as my husband Keith, his brother Paul and Dr. Jefferson
prepare to enter:

  
Some of you might recall Winston Churchill's
 famous "Iron Curtain"
Speech was given on the Westminster College
 Campus in 1946.
  (not that you were around then of course)
The collage below
shows him riding in an open car with President
Harry Truman:


My husband and I have recently experienced a
 renewed interest in history - how about you?
Sharing at:  Share Your Cup

Friday, November 18, 2016

TEA NEAR THE FIREPLACE for "Friends Sharing Tea"


Hello blogging friends!
Today I am sharing a seating area just
 off the kitchen with a gas fireplace which I am calling
my Victorian Parlor.
  The old telephone
 chest is where I keep my teas:




In between the 2 areas is my armoire with 
the fall transferware still out.  I will
be happy to see Thanksgiving finally
come next week and then decorate
for the Christmastime!


This has been a busy week,
as we are getting
 a new roof on our house and  we have 
company for the weekend.  It is
bang, bang and more bang all day!





Do come sit and have a cup of tea:








I am looking forward to putting all these fall things away - 
time for Christmas - right?


I hope you can join me for my party below.
I am sharing at these parties:

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANICE!

Today I went with 2 other bloggers to celebrate 
Janice's birthday this week!  Janice has
the blog "Curtains In My Tree" and
Gina has the blog "Victorian Wanna Be".
Janice is on the right in the first photo outside
of Miss Aimee B's Tea Room.




After going to 2 antique malls and enjoying lunch
 we thought
we had a pretty fun day indeed!


These gals are great fun!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK JANICE!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

SMALL TOWNS ALONG THE KATY TRAIL

Here in Missouri there is a bike trail that goes for
hundreds of miles.  Not that I am a biker but I
do still have my bike from the 1970's.  It is in
good shape because I don't ride it. (Ha!)
Have you been to any really small towns
lately?  We drove to some yesterday that
the Katy Trail passes through.

The first one was Tebbets, Missouri:


then on to Steedman, Missouri:


and on to Rhineland, Missouri:


See that old house above.  It is in Rhineland - 
another small town.  I noticed that it
 had 2 front doors and remembered something.
Old stage coach stops used to have 2 front
 doors as the ladies went in one door to a parlor
 and the men waited in another parlor. 

 I wonder?

After a while we crossed a bridge over the
Missouri River:


On the first street one of the old homes
 has an old ungroomed garden:


It reminds us of the "Secret Garden":


Hope you enjoyed the trail and you didn't even
have to ride the bike!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A PINK QUEEN for "Friends Sharing Tea"

What is it about the color pink that makes us so happy?


  Last Sunday I found this vintage pink "Queen"
  in a case at the Warson Woods
 Antique Mall in St. Louis, Missouri.
She takes me away to another time and era. 


I made the buffet runner or seat runner years back by sewing
Crinoline Lady and Sunbonnet Lady Vintage Linens together.
Here was my original post of that back in Colorado.

I am down in the  
 "Tea Room" today at the Buffet.







 There are no markings on my "Queen"
 but she has lots of
crazing and looks really old.


Wednesday night we had our first frost so I picked some
 of the last flowers before the frost.




I am sharing a simple dessert that I think
you would love from Clarice Fox-Hughes' book
"Wishes Are Like..."  She has wonderful
Italian recipes in this romantic book so I made
the Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry
Sauce Topping.  This is her easy recipe
I made for dinner tonight with
 some ricotta cheese and strawberries! 




Perhaps you would like to use this teacup
and have some of the cake.



Today is my tea related blog post and I hope
you can join me if you have a tea post to
link at the bottom below.


I will be sharing at these parties:
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday