Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Tea

Vibrant colors are illuminating the landscape and the Harvest Moon is upon us.  Autumn is the perfect time to relax and unwind with a cup of tea.  Please join me today by our burning bush (Euonymus alatus), which is starting to turn a beautiful shade of scarlet red.

The beauty of a branch.

Tea today is pumpkin spice served in a teacup and saucer produced by Ridgway of the Staffordshire Potteries under their Queen Anne Style.  This beautiful autumn pattern has rosehips, autumn leaves, tiny yellow flowers and grasses in orange-yellow, green and brown with gold gilding on the outer rim.

A peek at the bottom of the cup.

Pumpkin candles with a rustic painted finish and Indian corn grace the table.

An autumn path napkin with antique brass acorns and a merlot basket completes our autumn theme with scattered leaves, acorns and pinecones. 

I hope you'll take a moment to appreciate the simple, natural beauty of the season.  Thank you for stopping and having tea with me.  I am linking with the following ladies this week.

Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology

Teacup & Saucer:  Ridgway of Staffordshire Potteries
Pumpkin Candles:  Pottery Barn
Napkin:  Longaberger Autumn Path pattern
Acorn Napkin Ring:  April Cornell
Basket:  Longaberger Merlot Teaspoon Basket with Autumn Path Liner


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Such a sweet autumn tea, and I like the flavour; actually I like anything pumpkin.
The teacup design is perfect for this time of year and the acorn napkin rings are lovely.
I am envious of your burning bush; if mine ever got that big, I would be one happy gardener. Every winter the bunnies munch on mine, I've even moved it to the front to keep a better eye on them. Oh well, they need to eat too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna wonderful tree, it looks gorgeous with those colorful leaves.
and beautiful table decoration.

greetings karin

Connie B. said...

Love your Fall pictures. My favorite time of the year is Fall. Your tablescape is so pretty with the tree in the background. Wish I could be there.

Rizzi said...


Bernideen said...

What a lovely post and such a pretty burning bush - always a favorite in fall! Thank you Donna for participating!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donna,
the bush is truly pretty, love the vibrant red. And your tea cup is so perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing this nice tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ellen Whyte said...

Oh how pretty! I do miss autumn as we don't have seasons in Malaysia, but I don't miss winter!

Chris said...

Beautiful! Love the tree and the teacup! I will have some tea with you in such a beautiful setting!

Rosemary said...

I will be right there for a cuppa.

Carrie Sampsel said...

I bet your gardens and yard are beautiful at this time of year. The tea cup is so perfect for tea during this season. What a wonderful setting as always.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dearest Donna,

This is so refreshingly delightful, tea in the garden!.., Your selections of Fall themed corn husks and teacups are so charming; so wonderfully apropos this weeks Autumn teatime vignette and blog post..,

Thanks for sharing and please know that you are always most welcome to visit and/or even partake by linking up next week if you'd care to, with 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', and also, Tuesday Tea For Two in our little corner of, Tuesday Teatime In Blogland. I always adore having you!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
I am so happy to have you join me again for tea. Your Queen Anne teacup is lovely and your decorations are too. Beautiful shots of your Autumn leaves and bushes. Thank you for sharing with us.


My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Donna
I didn't know about the "Ridgeway" connection. I had a post not long ago with a cup and saucer that each had a Queen Anne marking, but not Ridgeway on the bottom.
Yours is lovely, as in the whole table setting!

Unknown said...

lovely cup, thank you for sharing and visiting for tea this week! Please come back soon.

Chris said...

Hi Donna, how wonderful to have tea in the garden. I expect it is a little cold now but I think after viewing your blog, I will go and put the kettle on!! Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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