Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Welcome to "Tea In the Garden"!  Next Wednesday, I will be sharing my last Tea In The Garden for the season and will be returning to "Friends Sharing Tea".  I hope you can join me for what will be a "Hunt Tea".  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. 

If you are a blogger and have something to share regarding tea - please link at the bottom here and join the party.  Of course - I especially appreciate the TEA'S IN THE GARDEN"!

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 love this crazy quilt from velvet squares.  It is new - not old.  In conjunction with a friend who owns a Quilting Shop around the corner - I made up a pamphlet at my shop for "A Quilter's Tea" with recipes and ideas for a fall tea.  If anyone is interested - give me your address at - I will mail it to you.

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


Angela McRae said...

Oh, I do love crazy quilts! Got one in progress myself, and now you've got me wanting to make a tabletopper as well. Just lovely!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I love your scarecrow! You always do the most wonderful seasonal displays in your home and garden. Always such a pleasure to visit! Several ladies posted with bittersweet this week. Does it grow in your altitude? I've not seen it here at the ocean, but it is so pretty!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
Your bittersweet tea set is lovely and the quilt makes a fab topper for the tea table. Love your scarecrow lady! Her pretty doilies look familiar! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.


Unknown said...

She is the best Lady Scarecrow I have ever seen. What a lovely fall teascape..very nice..

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Bernideen,
I'm rushing fall. I linked your Tea With Friends on my blog. I hope you don't mind I didn't use Tea In The Garden. I love your Autumn theme today. I love joining your party.
Thanks so much.

Beth said...

What an elaborate and lovely tea in your garden! I love the quilt and the scarecrow. Your teaset is just beautiful, and I adore your garden too!

Jocelyn said...

I love our Fall tea service. What a lovely way to set tea time outdoors.

Jocelyn @

Rosemary said...

Love it!! I would be thrilled to join your scarecrow lady for tea in the garden!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely tea you given us today! The beautiful crazy quilt is perfect for this time of year and your tea dishes with the bittersweet design so perfect too! Your Ms. Scareacrow is so cute!! She does look a little bossy! I have lots of bittersweet here at home. This year though the vines have grown up a nearby tree and all the berries are up too high for me to get to! I usually have lots to give away to friends, but not this year! Thank you for hosting your fun tea parties and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Susan said...

Such an elegant lady in the garden--I'd love to come to tea:-D Your tea pot is so Fall-like and perfect amongst the pumpkins and Queen Anne's Lace. XOXO

Sylvia said...

Love your "ScareLady" and the Tea ! The temperature here in Georgia are in the 50's over night now and it feels great.

Ruthie Miller said...

She is one fancy scarecrow. Very cute and clever of you. Not too scary though. She looks friendly and well dressed. :) Lovely gardens which are lookin' so good for this time of year.
Love that crazy quilt too. I find them fascinating. Glad to see the tradition continues and what a great idea to have a quilter's tea. Bet we will get to hear more about that. Can't wait.
Ruthie from:

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
that scarecrow is a lovely Lady. I love how you made her dress with doilies. That look so pretty. Could be a nice idea for a woman's apron, too. And your china is again to die for. Thank you for sharing your pretty tea setting and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Marilyn Miller said...

Your crazy quilt makes a beautiful statement for an autumn tea in the garden. Of course, so does "Bossy".

Lady Linda said...

I love MS Bossy. She's great and lots of fun.
Happy Fall!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your autumn decorations are a delightful to view. Beautiful quilt and scarecrow. Autumn is looking wonderful at your home. Thank you for hosting.

parTea lady said...

What a great fall display. Your bittersweet teaware is lovely and so is the crazy quilt, leaf embroidered linens and Scarecrow lady.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen - love your lady scarecrow - she's perfect! The quilt is gorgeous and love your tea set - so ready for fall! I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is an adorable garden setting!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Miss Bossy is so cute Bernideen. Love your tea in the garden. From your bittersweet teapot, to the pumpkin dishes, and gorgeous crazy quilt. Thanks so much for sharing with Share your Cup. I don't do alot of tea post, but I will hop over and share whenever I do.