Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Today was such a busy day but late in
the afternoon my thoughts turned
toward baking a pumpkin pie.

I found a moment to just enjoy a cup of hot
tea and eat some yummy pie.  It was
pouring buckets of rain outside so this
was the perfect time for hot tea.

We had to drive to Kansas City this morning 
and noticed the first indication of
 the leaves
beginning to turn.

With tremendous rain today,  I 
expect we will see some flooding
from the Missouri River.

I never get everything done - do you?  
I so wanted to make some Strawberry
Preserves this summer but that didn't

Yesterday we pruned many things in our
yard but not everything got done.

The book I'm showing here is:
Tasha Tudor's Garden.

We gathered a small harvest
of some tomatoes that were
ready to be picked.  They
sure tasted better than the ones
from the market!


Regina said...

Our tomatoes didn't do well because I had hoped the the monsoon rains we had would do in between waterings but no such luck. My sweet mint is thriving though. Maybe I will make mint jelly or dry mint leaves for tea. Your pie looks so good, now I want pie!

Mel@IronstoneCottage said...

What is that book in the background? It looks like one I would love to read on a rainy day!

Hill Top Post said...

What a lovely rainy day post. I can almost smell the pumpkin pie, which is our favorite for fall. We are beginning to see a bit of fall color here, as well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Every year I plan to plant tomatoes and it never gets done. I so love fresh tomatoes from the garden! I love your brown transferware! It's perfect for October. Pumpkin pie was on the menu this week because it was Thanksgiving on Monday. I will likely make one more before Christmas. Our leaves are quickly changing here because the weather has gotten very cool. This week is a rainy one so I like just being inside my warm house, enjoying pie and tea or coffee. A charming post as always, Bernideen!

The Victorian Girl said...

Now you've got me thinking about pumpkin pie! I love your brown calico pieces. I have one piece of calico and that is a blue & white cow creamer.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just love your calico pieces, Bernideen. I only have the teacup, but I so enjoy using it. Your pie looks so tasty, and Oh how I'd love a slice right now. We had so much rain, too, but today it's sunny, but cool. Maybe Fall has finally arrived in Texas!

ellen b. said...

A perfect pairing with that slice of pie and calico dishes! Happy October to you. Finally have a break from unpacking boxes and I’m trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs.

Margie said...

Such lovely dishes. The teaspoon's position in the teacup makes it look like it's coming out of the teapot--like silver tea pouring out!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I do love Calico too! So homey and cozy. And pumpkin pie is certainly perfect for the season. Welcoming fall indeed! Have a lovely, cozy week!

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi dear Bernideen!Wonderful Fall vignettes!Your Calico pieces are gorgeous,I do love them too!Have a lovely weekend!Maristella.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I know your pumpkin pie was delicious,and makes me very hungry for pie and hot tea.
I love the rain and hot tea on a rainy day sure sounds good to me
also like your brown calico tea pot just like my blue calico set

hope to see you soon

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a lovely fall tea! Just love Tasha Tudor's book you are sharing, and the gorgeous teapot and teacup! And pumpkin pie is a fall favorite here too, a perfectly cozy way to enjoy the cooler fall days! Hoping your area doesn't have to deal with any flooding from all of the rain! Enjoyed my visit with you today :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Daily it never seems I get things done...it's only when I look back over a week's period that it seems to add up. Your pie inspires me to make a lemon pie. Today!

Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, the harvest time is coming to an end, but the last tomatoes, figs, and flowers are just wonderful. Love the brown calico teapot.

Sandi Magle said...

Really loving the brown calicos...this time of year is perfect for that pattern. And, yes, I had pumpkin pie during the week...just had to have some.

The Charm of Home said...

That calico tea set is adorable! Looks great with pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!