I am finally out today to have a
little tea in the garden so I set up a
tiny table right near some bittersweet
growing on the fence post. I am so
excited to have this bittersweet growing.
Did you know that you have to get a male
and a female plant to get berries?
I think it is finally cool enough to enjoy
some nice hot British Breakfast Tea. I hope
you love to chat because there is so much
to chat about (anything other than politics
please). I hope you are
well and have been healthy!
Yesterday I made some little apple tarts like
I have made in the past - you can find that
recipe here if you are interested. Instead
of a large tart - I made little ones.
We are still practicing social distancing and
not really going out very much. For the last couple
of weeks we still had over 1000 active cases of
Covid in our county but now it has dropped down to
300+. We go for a ride now and then
and my husband goes to get out groceries, we
drive by our family and grandkids and talk out the
window and I go out and walk everyday.
This week I am disciplining myself to
work on some yard cleanup. I worked Saturday
most of the day sorting my garden seeds.
That was quite a job. I cleaned up my garden
potting bench in the garage and put away some
of my summer porch items getting out my
Scarecrow lady I have had for years and years.
Now it is time to get back out and hoe up
some weeds in the garden and dig up some
trees that have sprouted in places hidden
- plus some naughty poison ivy.
We need to stay away from that! I brought out
my stack of older fall Victoria's - mostly the
September issues to enjoy. Don't you just
it features a shop in San Francisco near Berkley
that my friend and I visited once. I thought it
was so thrilling to visit a shop they had featured.
Right now the squirrels are busy planting acorns everywhere in our yard from the massive oak and also the walnuts that are dropping. I have to go out in the morning and find them and collect them to keep them from planting them where I don't see them andlater a tree comes up in the flowers.
together and we can do this again
another day.....also, I forgot to tell you
I found this little creamer on ebay and
it is my one and only piece of Wedgwood
Fallow Deer lusterware. Remember Martha
Stewart featured the plates on a Christmas
table setting in her 1989 book "Martha
Stewart's Christmas" - my favorite of
all her books.
And guess what?
next Sunday as well, so here is the next cozy I
am giving away. It is made from vintage
dark purple with gold print velvet and
beige lace and is also a size large which
means it will fit a big 8 cup or 48 ounce teapot!