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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 12 October 2015

Pumpkins and Teacups for A Pink October Tea

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Welcome to Tea Time and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! 

The picture above was taken near my home a couple of years ago. The leaves are about a week behind this year. I love the look of leaves on the ground and the sound of them crunching beneath my feet. I find it somehow very comforting.

This last rose of the season is blooming sweetly at the very top of one of my bushes. I think it's happy up there because the frost hasn't touched it. I don't think I have ever had a rose bloom this late in the year before.

There are a few rose hips too. 

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

Today's tea has a little autumn inspiration. A pumpkin, or rather pumpkins, and some sparkly leaves set the tone. My coffee pot, cream and sugar are what I'm using today. 

A friend is the sugar bowl in the tea party of life; 
Sweet and satisfying to the soul. ~ unknown

The mark on the bottom of the pot, sugar bowl, and creamer

This is my hubby's favourite 'teapot' which is really a coffee pot. 

I think it's the shape he likes more than anything. I found this at our Anne of Green Gables Store several years ago. 

I will likely be using the October Cosmos teacup throughout the month.

The two top teacups, Serena and Lady Carlyle, are Royal Albert as most of you know and the bottom one is made by Aynsley.

I love vintage silverware. This pie server is made in England. I found it in an antique shop several years ago. 

Vintage tea spoons.

Pumpkin pie is on the menu today. Can't get enough of it as it's one of my favourites.

Happiness is sharing tea and pie with friends.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please take care of yourself and be sure to get a mammogram.

Three more weeks and October will be over then the Christmas decorations will be going up. I am already thinking ahead to the Holidays. Have you ever seen a year fly by so fast? 

Thank you for joining me today and if you have anything tea or coffee related, please do link up and I will be happy to come and visit you. Have a beautiful day everyone!

We gather together 
This time of the year
To thank God for blessings...
For joy and for tears.

Lord help us to know

What it means to forgive
And how to be thankful
Each day that we live.

So keep us in mind, Lord,

We're thankful to Thee
To live and to work
In the land of the free. 
Excerpt from a poem on the front of our church bulletin

Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot, coffee cup/coffee pot, that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too! Collections such as tea spoons and creamers are also welcome as well as tablescapes. Have you visited a Tea Shop recently? We would love to hear about it and we tea ladies love a new tea time recipe too.

If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or any of the following is acceptable too: Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Iced coffee, or Punch in a lovely bowl.

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi