Friday, November 11, 2011


Thanksgiving and Christmas are truly delightful times of the year!  The colors of each occasion, the smells in the kitchen and the table laden with decorations, faces and delicious foods....WELCOME TO FRIENDS SHARING TEA!

Don't you find this to be the most wonderful time to bake as heat in the kitchen is no longer a problem?  Cookbooks are piled on the kitchen table awaiting research!  File folders have been pulled to reveal past holidays and past menus.

We have had many occasions to fire up our woodstove and I find myself sitting at the kitchen table nearby reading recipes.  This is the perfect time of the year for FRIENDS TO SHARE TEA!

Please link below if you have something to share about tea.....

I have been spending quite a bit of time going through recipes for ideas for this years celebration of Thanksgiving. I always want to learn new things - new recipes.  There is so much to learn even about all the different types of squash!  You might consider adding one new dish to your menu each year.... What will you be making?



Thank you for hosting Bernideen, sometimes I have problems linking up your great party that I look so forward to; and although I'm your follower I can't find you on my list. I did today and I'm so happy. Have a terrific weekend.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
As you're getting out recipes for your Thanksgiving, I'm already looking ahead to Christmas. (ours was back in Oct. in Canada)
I have so many cookbooks too that I love to browse yet rarely make anything new. It's high time that at least once a week a new dish is made, we'll likely be surprised with some delicious food.
Your seasonal decor is lovely and I see that pumpkin with the squirrel hole again. :-)


I don't know what happened to my thumbnail pic...oh well. The bird tea cups are from the Chzech Rep. My Thanksgiving hand decorated salad plates and serving pieces were made at a former Ceramic Co. my hubby had and I worked there designing the china sets and my inspiration was the attire dendrel, (wide skirts) and blouses embroidery of the local indian women of Ecuador, which is gorgeous and colorful...all the regions have different style embroidery and clothing, so I had around 15 designs, I have a few myself and I have done past posts with them. The indian men also have embroidered shirts. Thank you for hosting and for your nice comments. Hugs,

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

I've been trying to plan some ideas too! I'm on a strict diet now (no bread, no potatoes, no sugar) so I'm having alot of problems "substituting" this for that. I'm sure it will work out in the long run and I try to remember my health is worth it. (Darn it--I will miss some goodies though!)

I love the autumn angel in the first picture! She's so sweet!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sheri :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
Beacuse we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in that way, I prepare myself for Christmas. It is nice to find always something new to cook and there are so many tempting recipes everywhere. Thank you for hosting this Tea event and have a good time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Discovering a new dish is always fun. Like our friend Judith said, we're looking ahead to Christmas as we celebrated Thanksgiving in October. Your Autumn decor is lovely and thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend, Bernideen.


Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

This time of year is the best! Family, extended family and friends making the time to come together and enjoy the joy!! .. beautiful post!! xo HHL

parTea lady said...

Your photo collages are lovely. My Thanksgiving menu doesn't change much each year. This year I may try roasting the turkey without stuffing and making baked mushrooms with stuffing that I saw on Barefoot Contessa instead.

Angela McRae said...

I always knew I preferred cooking in the fall and winter, and I see I'm not alone! I love your pretty fall collages here.

Marlena said...

My new dish is green beans with bleu cheese and walnuts. Found the recipe on the back of the beans - it's really good.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your photo collages, Bernideen. So cute!

Dani said...

I must know how you put the lovely music on the blog! It's just like being in the store. ~ Dani G.

Micupoftea said...

SUch nice photos! I love to bake and look at cookbooks too :)
I featured one of my fav books on my newest blog post~