Tuesday, October 8, 2013

FRIENDS SHARING TEA and Krispy Kreme Donuts

If you are already laughing - not to worry as I am laughing with you!  This  past week or two I have been at the sewing machine making things for my shop.  I haven't baked which is something I usually do regularly.   My husband and I spent Sunday afternoon in Denver which is about one hour north of us.  We always stop and get some Krispy Kreme Donuts on the way home. They took them hot right off the conveyor.  Oh my goodness what a treat.  I am also sharing the owl I finally decided to keep - the 4th one I made.  He has pieces of an antique collar sewn on the front of him.

I have shared my Bittersweet tea set before.

Please have a seat here by the window and enjoy some Strawberry Tea which I have drinking lately and really enjoy. Help yourself to a Krispy Kreme too!  I have what I would call a "Krispy Kreme Confession".  Here it comes!  About 10 years they opened a Krispy Kreme here in Colorado Springs (which has since closed).  I had gotten a root canal at the Endodontist nearby and was done.  Afterwards, I stopped at the Krispy Kreme and even though I could barely open my mouth I managed to eat 2 Krispy Kremes! Oh boy!

I know many of you are now enjoying fall in your areas and the changing of the leaves has begun.  So here is a little poem I have written for you :

Fall is in the air -
Don't say "I really don't care"
Get out - go forth - find time to see
This beauty everywhere.

Soon you will be inside
With winter on the rise
Sipping your cup of tea
Remembering the fall you now see!

I wanted to share some really cool fabric I found in an antique mall.  It was an old drapery panel probably from the l950's or l960's.  It has hunting dogs on it that are trying to catch pheasants. I made this tote bag out of it.  The crochet is also really old (I cut up a pair of crochet cuffs and also a crochet tie belt).   I found the fabric to be so interesting. 

If you are also a blogger, I hope you can join me below and link a post to your blog about TEA.  Please include this post in a link on your post as well.  Hope your week is productive and relaxing! 
I am sharing this post at:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Mosaic Monday
Tea Cup Tuesday with Terri
A Return to Loveliness
Cottage Style Party
Ivy and Elephants
Share Your Cup Thursday
Simple and Sweet Fridays


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a lovely area to sit and have tea. I must tell you that I LOVE Krispy Kreme's I could eat until I get sick - especially love the cream filled ones.
The tote bag is really nice and looks so good with the lace on it.
Have a great week and have a donut for me.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

How funny Bernideen. I love it. I would love to join you and your cute owl for strawberry tea.
Have a pleasant week.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea setting today is so very lovely. I adore your furniture...it is just my taste! Krispy Kreme Donuts are delicious and I wish we had one in Canada. Thank you for hosting "Tea with Friends" today. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Strawberry tea sounds delightful with your donuts! That is a cute little owl wearing his lace collar. I LOVE the hunting dogs tote, must be the English in me. I am always attracted to scenes like that. Beautiful post today and thanks for having me.


ellen b. said...

I enjoyed your poem and your fall tea. Now I'm craving a Krispy Kreme!! Blessings.

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Bernideen! I love your lacy owl and your dog tote! Very cute. Thank you for hosting!

xinex said...

Cute owl, Bernideen, I am glad you kept it. I want some Krispy Crème donuts, love them. Beautiful setting and your tea set looks fabulous....Christine

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a cute owl you made! I'm glad you are saving one for yourself! Your tea today is so very pretty with all your fall decorations and china and I too, love Krispy Kremes, so wish I could have one right now, as they don't sell them around here! Sweet poem to wrote, you sure are talented in many departments! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Miss Kathy said...

Hi Bernideen! Lovely tea today - and those Krispy Kremes - yum! So bad for you but delicious! Fresh from the oven is best, too. Sweet owl - isn't it hard to part with our little creations sometimes? Glad you kept him. But, I want to know about the owl in the center photo of your header. Is he real??
Joy to you!

Bernideen said...

Hi Kathy:
So glad to linked to Friends Sharing Tea. Yes, indeed that owl landed on my birdbeeder on a rare rainy day and I have never had that happen before. Here is the posting: http://blog.bernideens.com/2013/09/owl-invite-you-for-friends-sharing-tea.html

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi dear Bernideen! Your owl is so cute and stylish at your table. You are "sew" talented. I'd love to sip some tea with you and share a donut. That was too funny about you eating two after a root canal. xo

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your tea time is lovely! I love your owl, I think he/she is fab! The lace is a wonderful addition. And your new hunting dogs bag! Wow! I love that too! You are so very very talented : )
You even put your sweet donuts in a gorgeous dish. Well done!

Shane Pollard said...

Hello dear Bernideen

I'll keep strawberry tea in mind as in a month or two strawberries will be plentiful here!
Such pretty tea cups and thank you for your invitation to share tea and a donut with you - kit looks delicious - I now understand how you couldn't resist even after the root canal procedure! LOL


Shane Pollard said...

Me again - sorry Bernideen, I meant to say what a beautiful owl you've made and I love all the crochet work on display today.
Your bag is gorgeous.
Shane x

Marilyn Miller said...

Love Krispy Kreme, but alas there is not one nearby (whew!).
The dog print is wonderful. I once had a chair reupholstered that
had belonged to my grandfather and underneath the outer fabric was
a scenic fabric similar to this. What a surprise. I made pillows for
several family members. Love your owl and your living room looks so festive.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen, Wow, I loved seeing your sitting room. That is a beautiful room and just perfect for having tea in. We always show the cups and the table but so rarely the whole room. This was a treat for me. :) I also love the tea set, but please don't talk to me of those doughnuts...the devil's food!!! The closest one is on the way to Seattle and you bet that each time I cross the border that's the first stop I make...lol. Have a lovely rest of the week and hugs.
Oh, PS, I love that little owl. She's absolutely perfect for this time of year. Now I want to go make an owl for Halloween. :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the donuts. They are really something, aren't they ? I love your owl and you've found the perfect spot for him. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely post. Your Bittersweet Tea Set is beautiful, and I enjoyed taking a peek inside your living room. It's the perfect setting for taking tea. Your handcrafted owl is adorable as is the tote bag. What a talented and crafty lady you are! Thanks for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Have a wonderful week! ~ Phyllis

Alessandra said...

What a lovely corner to sit and have a delicious tea cup.Your owl is very cute

Debbie Kay said...

That 2 drawer chest on your window sill is beyond adorable. Oh where did you get it?



Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed your tea this week Bernideen and like the new owl too. I guess I'm just not a donut person, tried a Krispy Creme once but deduced it was just another donut.
Hopefully I'll make tea next week, I'm still battling a bit of a flu bug.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your lace pumpkins! I may try to make one....and just hope it comes out pretty! WOW! Love your owls, too!

Beth said...

I love your tea set and your ceramic pumpkin, Bernideen. Your owls are great too. Have a wonderful wknd!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love the green in your living room, Bernideen. It looks like a perfect spot for tea. Your owls are soooo cute and I LOVE the vintage fabric you found. What a cute bag!

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

Hi Bernideen, love the owl that you decided to keep! I am laughing that you managed to woof down 2 krispy kremes after a root canal. lol! When ever I am by the Krispy Kreme closest to us (which isn't often) I look to see if the sign says 'hot now' Oh they are so yummy and easy to woof down two! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Thinking I will do a witches tea and link up next week.

Debbie Kay said...

I would love to get my hands on that sweet little 2 drawer chest in your window. Where did you get it???


Bernideen said...

This is from about 15 years ago - something from my shop that is long gone! Sorry - keep looking maybe you will find something similar though!