Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Welcome to "Tea In the Garden"! 

  Today Scarecrow Lady pretty much took over this event suggesting "what should go where" and "how" it should be done.  I must say "Bossy" is her first name!

This fall season has certainly begun in Colorado and the cool nights are bringing on the change of the leaves. 

I have several fall teapots and this bittersweet one is a favorite.  I would love to have bittersweet growing in my yard.  Does anyone have it?  I put some "fake" bittersweet on my birdhouse today for this photo shoot.  The smell of real bittersweet is lovely.

I wish you all a wonderful fall 
and a wonderful week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This morning I made a Peach Pie before work.  I am a girl on the go if you know what I mean - that is - I don't have a lot of time for perfection.  Please don't "judge" my lattice crust but I can assure you my hubby will love this.  


Last Saturday I was loaded up with wonderful fruits and vegetables from Debbie and Dave.  They come up from Pueblo where there are many gardens and fruits and vegetables.  I am enjoying using these things and today that plate of peaches became a pie!  I love
buying fresh produce from this couple.

Would you like a piece?  Help yourself! Pour yourself a cup of tea as well!

By the way...since you're here listening....I WANT TO COMPLAIN about something - that is, the price of CRISCO!  Can you believe the price of crisco now?  What are they thinking?

Preheat oven to 425 degrees:
Here is the recipe ingredients for the pie crust: 2 cups flour sifted, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup of crisco, 5 Tb iced water 

And the pie ingredients:  6 cups of sliced fresh ripe peaches, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 2 Tb flour, 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon - all very basic

After you make the crust bottom and put it in the pie plate, dump in the peach mixture, add the lattice and brush the tops of the dough with milk and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes (watch for too much browning)  BAKE AWAY!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Welcome to the month of September

September marks a change - a change in schedules as children go back to school - a change in weather - a change in the air and a change in the way we decorate our homes.

I am a person who loves variety so change is a good thing for me!  I don't enjoy looking a the same ole same ole!  I love to eat different things - and move through all four seasons with different decorations in my home!  Different dishes, table setting, etc

I still have some Queen Anne's Lace blooming but much of that is gone - actually I have gone ahead and pulled out many of the old bloomed out plants - of course making sure to control where past seeds have dropped and I see plenty of plants for next year in the baby stage.

The little tea set is part of the "Games Series" and the Worcester Group. It is perfect for fall and perfect for Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea.