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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 28 October 2013

Pumpkins and Pretty Purple Tea Things for Tea Time Tuesday

"The door of friendship is unlocked with a smile."~ Author unknown

Hello friends and welcome to my Cottage. I am delighted you have stopped by!

This is my last Tea Time in October. Next week, everyone will be talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. We Canadians just celebrated our Thanksgiving two weeks ago so we get a little earlier jump on planning for the Christmas holidays which is always fun. 

Last week I showed you how beautiful our woods and trails were looking all aglow with coloured leaves. Well this week, it's quite a different story!

Looking out the front window, the leaves are pretty much off the maple tree on our front lawn. {Actually, they have all blown off since I took the picture.} The big ole pumpkin sitting in the birdbath is looking rather haggard and some crows decided they needed a drink from the water that accumulated from the last rain we had.

There were three crows on the bird bath but by the time I got the camera, there was only one. The other two were strutting about the yard.

This crow wasn't just getting a drink, he was poking holes in the pumpkin; crazy bird!

The temps are starting to dip and it's cold outside. Time for a nice hot cup of tea....

I have set my tea out on the dining room table.

I have decided to use my purple tea things today. I found some nice little pumpkins so they are coming to the party as well as some carnations from the grocery store. 
The teacups are from Grace Tea Ware and the teapot and plate are by Allison L.L. Fine Porcelain called Purpie Pansy.

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." ~ Henry David Thoreau

The pretty doilie from Bernideen, which I won in her Giveaway a few years ago, is adorned with pumpkins and purple grapes so it all came together nicely. Please remember our dear friend Bernideen in your prayers as her mother passed away on the weekend.

I am also using my favourite vintage silver spoon gifted to me by another sweet bloggy friend.

"The tea party is a spa for the soul. You leave your cares and work behind." ~ Alexandra Stoddard

With pumpkin season, we have to have pumpkin tea so allow me to pour you a cup of Pumpkin Chai from David's Tea.

This is by far my tea of choice these days. Isn't it pretty with the wee orange hearts?

It is a blend of black tea, cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, squash, carrot, caramel, pumpkin candies,  & natural flavouring. Delicious!

I made some zucchini bread. One loaf has been consumed already and this one was in the freezer. So out it came for today's tea time.

"Autumn is a celebration of nature,
its rarefied air tugging at our senses,
begging for praise to the Creator." ~ June Masters Bacher

If you have a teacup/teapot, coffee mug, or tablescape you would like to share then please create a post around it and link up below. I will be happy to come and visit you. Wishing each of you a delightful day.

"Give yourself a perk.
Condition yourself for joy
   by doing little things
that you love on a regular basis." ~ Thomas Kinkade

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
What's It Wednesday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi