Tuesday, November 19, 2013


This is such a busy time of year as we begin preparations for the upcoming Holidays:  Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  Like many of you,  I have pulled my Thanksgiving Cookbooks and also my Christmas ones!  Tea provides a nice break to pursue them here in the kitchen! 

We are enjoying the cooler weather
 we have been having. The change of four seasons is always nice.

I usually make all my scones from scratch but for fun this morning,  I tried an Orange Cranberry Stonewall Kitchen Scone Mix from the Gourmet Pantry at my store.  I was pleased with the results!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
it is indeed a busy time in the year. Nevertheless you made a wonderful tea break with pretty china and freshly baked scones. All looks very comfortable and inviting. How nice to sit with tea and to discuss what to cook and bake for the Holidays. Thank you for sharing this tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings,

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your pretty dishes, Bernideen! What a lovely Fall table and it's good to know the scone mix was a good one. xo

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just love your Thanksgiving transferware. Your table looks so inviting ~ I wish that I were closer to drop by. The scones look delicious too! Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea today. Have a wonderful week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your brown transferware teapot is gorgeous! The other pieces are lovely too and so perfect for this time of year. The scones from the mix look good. I love cranberries! Thank you for hosting and for linking to Tea Time.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a beautiful autumn table! Love your brown transferware teapot and dishes! Your scones look so good, I'll have to try a scone mix soon! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Alessandra said...

Your table looks so inviting! I love everything

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Bernideen...where would we be for the holidays without transferware? It is such a perfect backdrop and stay of such wonderful settings! I love your table! The scones sound wonderful. Thanks so much for hosting, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bernideen... your teaset is lovely and your scones look delish!... wishing you a happy week... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

Hi Bernideen,
I've been meaning to try that mix! Thanks for sharing.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Linda said...

Hi Bernideen,
I've been meaning to try that mix! Thanks for sharing.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Tea in Texas said...

Your transferware is so pretty, the peacock was outstanding. One day they may add smell-a-vision wish I could smell the aroma from your meal.

Martha's Favorites said...

I am in love with your dishes. They are just beautiful. Your table is amazing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Such pretty plates!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your china is pretty and the scones from a mix look delicious. Wishing you a happy thanksgiving Bernideen.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a beautiful teapot and tea table.
It reminds me that I have not made scones
for awhile and really must do it soon.

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

Oh my, I am always drooling over your dishes. Stunning Bernideen! I love scones. Haven't made any in a long time. I really need to.

KathyB. said...

This is also my time of the year where I feel I am in between two wonderful & magical times. Time to give thanks seems to need to extend to the Christmas season and where one begins and the other leaves off is often confusing. ( but a happy confusion ! )

Scones sound mighty good right now and the peacock plate is stunning.

Thank-you Bernideen for hosting this time for bloggers to celebrate tea-time and all things related.

Christina Paul said...

beautiful set! - love the colors for a Fall table!

xinex said...

What a beautiful table setting! I love your peacock transferware and the scones look delish...Christine

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a beautiful brown transferware tea set! Your scones look really yummy, too!

Angela McRae said...

Well now, how fun to see a brown peacock instead of a brown turkey on plates at this time of year!

Beth said...

Your dishes are perfect for Thanksgiving. The scones look good too. I will be making your sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving dinner. I've made it before and it is delicious!

Lady Linda said...

Hi my tea time friend. What a lovely teapot! I like your dishes too, yes, I am a total dishes nut.
I like to use scone mixes and have had good luck with most. I don't seem to do as well with my scratch scones. Keep warm.
Best wishes, Linda