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Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Tea~ Tea Time Tuesday

It is Tea Time Tuesday where I feature a special tea cup, and often a tea setting. The weather around here is the kind of weather one describes as "the perfect Autumn day". I decided to take tea on my front porch. Along with a pot of Earl Grey tea, I had grapes picked from our own vines, apples from our trees, and Spiced Pumpkin Bread.*
This place on the porch is also where I love to spin up my wool into yarn.
Here is my teacup for this Autumn Tea Time. The yellow and light salmon roses are a good color for Autumn. Look at the gold around the rim and edges of the saucer and cup.
Royal Grafton, Fine Bone China~ Made in England
There is no given name for this pattern, just some numbers painted in gold under the foot of the cup.


Connie said...

It looks very beautiful and peaceful, Kathy. I love the yellow.

paperbutterfly said...

Wonderful!! Such peace I feel from your teascape...Love polka dot anything, makes me smile.
Thank you for sharing with the tea ladies. They will be thrilled!
Love you pets!
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Blessings, Pam

Deanna said...

Hi Kathy!
I always enjoy Tea with Thee!!!!
A Autumn Tea is a welcomed thing.
Today I have some free time and I'm going to slow way down and sip my virtual tea til the sun doesn't shine.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Kathy! Hope you're having a good week!!! Beautiful, peaceful setting. SO nice! I am blown away by your spinning wheel for making yarn! I don't know that I've ever know anyone who actually does that. I'm no good with my hands (can't sew, crochet, knit...I'm pretty much good for nothing!), but it would be interesting to watch, fun to try.

Marie said...

How pretty Kathy, luv the colors on the teacup. Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.

Snap said...

I love polka dots and instantly fell in love with the tea pot! Beautiful setting for an autumn tea. Thanks for sharing spinning, too! Happy Tea Day!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place to spin and sip. I imagine that the sounds, aside from the tinkling of the spoon against china and the turning of the wheel must be all from nature. Lovely post!

Wanda Lee said...

This is just so delightful Kathy!

My, I just simply adore your cozy tea spot and those cheerful yellow polka dots are delightful beyond.., How pretty!

Thanks so much for joining in with us once again for all of the, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland', fun!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love that polka dot teapot! And all the golds on your table are perfect for this fall weather!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The tea party looks so peaceful and lovely on your porch. I love your china. The colors are so beautiful and perfect for fall. Wish I could attend the tea also.

Dolores said...

Your pumpkin bread sounds delicious, I betcha it smells good when it's baking.

Your front porch setting is so peaceful....love your autumn tea cups...

Terri said...

Your Royal Grafton tea cup and saucer are perfect for fall. Just look at those rich fall colors! Your tea is just lovely.

Paula said...

Oh, Kathy- I just love coming here every Tuesday for tea... but I always find myself drooling over your gorgeous teapots!
(And the spiced pumpkin bread sounds like a slice of pure dee-light this time of year!)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: You always do it up right. I love the cup with the yellow roses, so beautiful. Thank you for your faithfulness to the party. It would not be the same without you. Blessings, Martha

Debbie said...

What a pleasant little area you've created for your tea time. I agree that those cups are perfect for the fall. Wish we lived close enough to share!

Gee said...

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for stopping by. What a nice time to have tea. Thanks for sharing.

parTea lady said...

Your tea tray looks wonderful. I love the pretty teacup and the yellow polka dot teapot. The front porch looks like a lovely setting to relax with tea or work on your spinning.

The pumpkin bread with apples and cheese looks yummy.

Carrie said...

You've made a very warm and beautiful autumn tea setting...how nice to have a porch on your house!

Rita said...

Hi Kathy,
thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know you've been there by leaving your most welcomed comment.
Your cup is stunning beyond words and I love love love the charming vignettes you have created on your porch.

Jacoba said...

Hi Kathy,
What an inviting post and lovely pictures of your cats. I am new to your blog so I will take to read for a while.
We had a blue cedar in the garden, it went down in a storm after 50 years. I see homespun yarn, dogs, a very nice and cosy atmosphere on your blog.
You will read me again when I have read and seen it all.
Thanks for stopping by to admire my grandma's teacup.
Have a happy day!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful tea setting..have a great rest of the week!


Unknown said...

So lovely! Beautiful table and music! Lovely! Thank you for saying hi and sharing you Tea party :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, What a tranquil setting to spin your wool and sip tea. I imagine your kitties love winding around your legs as you work, perhaps napping in the warm sun. Such a pretty cup/saucer. Very cheerful. Wishing you a blessed day.

Carol said...

A beautiful setting! and such a pretty teapot! Looks like a lovely day!

Carol............. said...

OK...so where do you keep all those gorgeous tea cups of yours?

(I'd probably have them under lock and key..LOL!)

Karen said...

I loved visiting with you today. I think I'll go have a cup of tea! Have a blessed weekend.

xinex said...

What a pretty teacup and tepot. I just love yellow and the patterns are really nice. Thank yo so much for your well wishes on my mom. She pulled through and went home yesterday and I am just so thankful that she did not break any bone at a fragile age of 92. And Yes, that is all Polish pottery in the china hutch and buffet.....Christine

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to say "Hello"!


Betty said...

What a beautiful teatime. I love that teapot. I went and got the recipe for the quick bread and will try it. Thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog.


Thistle Cove Farm said...

This looks so serene and lovely; perhaps I'll fix a place for Dave and I to start having afternoon tea. He's not a tea drinker but the time together is precious.

Vicki said...

Hi, Kathy,
That is a beautiful spot there on your porch for tea!! The grapes, apples, and pumpkin loaf sound absolutely delicious. You picked the perfect tea cup and saucer to celebrate the season, too. Thank you for sharing your pretties with us. Love always~ Vicki

Flower said...

A beautiful post..lovely cup and sweet thoughts on a warm Fall day!
It takes me longer to get back to my blog friends than it use to...but I'm always so happy to do so! Blessings to you!