Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A FALL BUFFET for "Tea In The Garden"

I have been doing a lot of sewing these
 last couple of weeks - I am on a
 "tea cozy" roll if there
is such a thing.

Can a person get bored at home?  Not if
you are really wanting to learn new things
and if you love to bake or cook or sew or garden
or craft or read or have hobbies and
the list goes on and on.

We have enjoyed a wonderful summer
in Missouri!  I don't think it was as
hot as last summer - or else we are
just starting to get used to it!  But
with the arrival of Autumn this Friday - 
I decided to set up a fall buffet
down in the tea room.

I am sharing some of the latest
tea cozies I have been sewing.   Some years
back,  I was antiquing in Denver and found
 some small pieces of very old velvet.  They
 don't make fabric like this anymore. (see the
peach colored one)  I also had some very
old lace to embellish it with.

 I think I finally have the dimensions 
on the measurements figured out for a
 small 2-3 cup, and a standard 6 cup and a
 large 8 cup  teapot.  I think a standard
 6 cup is the most common size. 
 Want to way in on that? Remembering
of course that teacups are measured
by 6 oz - not 8 oz.

I am cutting up the old sections of
 old vintage crochet
 tablecloth.  It was badly stained in
places. It is underlined with
 gold fabric to support the crochet.
I also sewed a piece of
handmade lace on it.  All have
batting inside and lining:  

This one isn't for fall but I
am keeping it because I love,
love the Sunbonnet Ladies:

I hope you can join me today if you are
 a tea time blogger .  I probably will
switch my blog party back to "Friends
 Sharing Tea" soon.

I am linking at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bernideen! I have never been bored at home especially when my children were growing up. There was just way too much to do to be bored. Not much has changed and one can always find something to do. I love your new tea cozies! The sunbonnet ladies is darling and the lacy one is just lovely. But your first one with the peach roses and lace on top is simply striking! You say velvet? You won't want to part with that one. What lovely things you have created, Bernideen! I'm sure it's a nice past time too to create something so pretty and yet useful from scraps of material. You have set a wonderful autumnal table and thank you for inviting us to tea.


Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Thanks Bernideen for inviting me to share in the tea party fun this week! I LOVE LOVE your tea copies! Having tea in the garden means tea gets cold quickly and these would really be useful AND gorgeous! Love the peach velvet ...just stunning! I like your tea room fall setting! I hope you have many cozy fall teas there ☕☕

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just love your buffet that you set up, Bernideen! I so agree with you, that I am never bored, as there is always something to keep me busy. I crocheted a tea cosy out of some of the leftover yarn from the baby blanket that I made that is on my post. It turned out so cute! I still am going to make some like yours when I have some free time. Lately I've been sewing baby projects for the new baby that's due next month. Thanks for hosting, my friend!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...


Your tea cozies are wonderful! I really like the deep autumn tones of the floral with lace!

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Bernideen!What a beautiful Fall Buffet!Your porcelain pieces are gorgeous and the tea cozies are wonderful!Difficult to say the most beautiful...Love the porcelain figurines too.I agree with you,lots of (good)things to do at home!Thanks for hosting this great party!Your blog is always inspiring!Hugs,Maristella.

Thelma said...

I love all your tea cozies and all the beautiful vintage fabrics you've used. They are all gorgeous!. I'm hoping to get time to do a tea outside before the snow comes. LOL. I'm not home at the present time but should be in the next couple of weeks.

Margie said...

I've always been a homebody and can always find something to occupy me at home. I'm currently going through a lace phase so my favourite tea cozy is the dainty lacy one. Your buffet is beautifully decorated for fall. Thank you for hosting, Bernideen!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, your fall tea is gorgeous! Your tea cozies and everything looks wonderful under that mirror. My latest recipe is an autumn thing, perfect for your fall tea buffet.

Betty said...

Love your beautiful tea party. I need to take some time and have one for myself. The cookbook looks interesting and huge.

The Charm of Home said...

This cookbook looks great! Thanks for hosting!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am never bored and can't understand how people say they are. I like to be busy and always am. Your crocheted tea cozies are brilliant. Sometimes tea stains are difficult to get out of vintage tablecloths so this is a great idea. Your fall decorating is lovey - I just can't decorate yet. I'm waiting until October 1st. Happy Fall! Karen

Marilyn Miller said...

You are indeed having fun in your retirement.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your tea cosies are darling! And you have the perfect tea set in fall colours.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh I do love your tea cozies! I love how you use vintage doilies and embroidery to make them. I love the pillow you made that I got at your shop, made with vintage linens and doilies.
No, I never get bored at home. There's never enough time to do everything! xo Deborah

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, I have a tea cozy on my to do list. I purchased blue and white fabric so maybe this fall it will get made as the summer has been very busy. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

Antiques And Teacups said...

The problem is finding enough time for everything! Your copies are coming along beautifully. And your fall decorating is gorgeous! I have just a few things out. With the health issues am a bit behind, it hoping for a better week and more done! Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting.

Ang Specht said...

I love your tea cozies! They are beautiful! The whole post was very nice. I'm glad I happened upon it. :)