Monday, September 21, 2015

THE DAY BEFORE AUTUMN for "Tea In The Garden"

I am so happy you could join me for "Tea In The Garden":

 It is a lovely day to just take a few moments and enjoy a
 cup of tea and one of these Cherry Puffs.  I have shared the recipe before HERE:

I do hope you are enjoying the lovely fall weather.  You best remember how quickly all these seasons pass and then whew - on to the next one!

I recently found this bargain priced throw with the peachy roses at the flea market in Fort Collins.  There is a street there which has a row of indoor flea markets that are great fun!

Another photo of my Missouri bittersweet.

My little tea set was made in China and produced for THT - also called Tenderheart Treasures.  That was probably made favorite company for tea wares when it was in existence.  We lived in the small town of Burlington, Iowa in the 1980's. Every time I'm out antiquing or flea marketing, I see picnic baskets from the Hawkeye Basket Company in Burlington, Iowa.  They must be all over the world! 
 Of course there are other brands that are very famous as well.

I hope you have a lovely week and
 let's be sure and count our blessings!
  I am thankful for all the blogging friends I connect with each week.  If you are a teatime blogger please link a post
 at the bottom.  Of course I
always participate in other blog parties as well:
Mosaic Monday
 Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea (no link party)
Share Your Cup Thursday


Betty said...

I love your tea party. I was going to sit on my backporch today and enjoy the fall temps, but I had to do some painting. Tomorrow I will make a point to sip a cup of tea on the back porch and just enjoy the time.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your tea service is so pretty and perfect for Fall, Bernideen. Both of your crocheted throws are so pretty. I can't believe you found the one with the roses as a thrifted purchase. Yes please, I'd love to sample a cherry puff out in your lovely garden with a cup of tea. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your great Fall weather.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your white chairs, Bernideen. I meant to paint mine white this summer but the weather just didn't allow me to. Hopefully I will get to them next year before we move because I doubt very much if our next place will be suitable for doing such things. I do like the bittersweet and your tea set is so pretty! It is a beautiful pattern for Fall. As always your posting is delightful. Thank you for sharing and hosting and also for joining me.


Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Hello. I'm popping by from Mosaic Monday. Your garden is lovely and those cherry puffs -- don't mind if I do.

Jennifer said...

Your garden looks like a wonderful place for tea. I love all the china and the table and chairs. Those cherry puffs look delicious.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I love autumn and enjoyed your tea in the garden with all the fall decor. Although I don't participate in the tea parties any more I still like to visit and keep in touch with my friends.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Tea in Texas said...

How wonderful to have tea in this beautiful garden. Your chintz flowered tea set is lovely with its fall colors. The picnic basket is just too cute with the fall decorations. Hope are having a wonderful retired time. Have a grand week!


Deborah Montgomery said...

Just lovely Bernideen! Would love to sit with you in your beautiful garden. That throw is so pretty, as are your other fall blankets. Looks like such a cozy picnic tea!

Margie said...

I am thankful to you, Bernideen, for hosting weekly a fun blog party that brings together fellow tea/china lovers! I'm loving your fall-themed THT tea set! Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Deb said...

Hi Bernideen - What a lovely post. The first photo is so beautiful with the bird-bath in the background. Is that a bird house tea-pot you show here. It is so unique-looking. Your garden tea-parties always look so inviting. Deb

Martha's Favorites said...

You have such a wonderful way of decorating a table and your back yard. I love it all. Blessings, Martha

janice15 said...

My comment didnt post. Darn well what I had said was lol I adore your Autumn tea set you dont see to many or pretty ones round and I love the two Blankets lovely. O and like the pinic basket. Happy Monday and Happy Autumn with love Janice. Ps I hope your enjoying retirement

doodles n daydreams said...

Your tea set is beautiful in autumn hues. Just right, and I like the idea of rugs in case it is just a little nippy while drinking my tea :)


Tea in the Library said...

Okay... so admiring your lovely Fall tea has me thinking maybe there is some consolation for Summer ending. Love each and ever bit of your garden tea. I have seen those baskets here in NJ. And the afghans - love the colors love how you added the plaid too. Perfect touch.

Vee said...

What a beautiful autumn tea you've prepared today. Love the inclusion of wool blankets and the picnic basket.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
You have set an amazing fall setting today in your lovely garden. The china is absolutely perfect and I do love your picnic basket. Everything is so lovely and I do so enjoy seeing your presentations each week too! Happy Tea Day and Thank you for hosting every week! Karen

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
your garden is the whole year a wonderful background for the Tea Time. Especially your tea pot ist so beautiful for this season. Thank you for sharing this marvellous pictures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Every thing is so pretty Bernideen! Love your autumn tea set and the beautiful way you always decorate your tea table! You found a beautiful throw and I like the granny square one too! Yes, we need to enjoy our beautiful fall weather! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

sandy said...

Beautiful photos! Love your backyard! Makes me want to jump right into the photo and join you!

Anonymous said...

A lovely setting for a late summer/early fall tea. If you lived next door, I would join you. Jill

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I just love that cozy setting that you have created to enjoy a bit of tea Bernideen. So charming and great interpretation of what a comfy fall day should be. I do love fall and hope to enjoy lots of outdoor gatherings this season.

I love the thrift store blanket too. It is perfect for fall.

Thanks for hosting each week. PS, almost foen with our master bedroom.



Thank you for the yummy muffin recipe. Love your garden and tea party.
Have a great week. Sorry I'm late, I just finish my Fall décor in this part of the house.
Have a nice week.

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Bernideen, Your fall 'bittersweet' tea set is lovely. I liked Tender Heart Company too, and purchased several tea things from them. Your afghans remind me of my mother who made so many of them over the years. I have a picnic basket like yours that I purchased at an antique shop but didn't know its origins until reading your post. Happy Fall!

The Charm of Home said...

This is such a gorgeous tea Bernideen. I love how charming it looks! I am ready to come over! Lol Thanks for hosting!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, you really know how to "do" autumn! I don't usually serve soup at my afternoon tea parties, but I thought this one might be nice on a chilly day. It's shown in a small bowl that holds 6 ounces, but it could also be served in teacups.

xinex said...

Lovely tea outside. Love the tea elements used....Christine

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

Beautiful fall tea Bernideen! Love the dishes and the throws. Nothing screams more to me than plaid! Wish bittersweet grew here, I love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.