Welcome to October!
Finally there have been hints of fall in the air with cooler mornings, two quick rain showers and earlier sunsets. Still we are having eighty degree temperatures forecasted for this week.
This weekend I took the Halloween tubs out of the shed. This year I'm going for more of a fall theme in terms of decorations vs. a Halloween one. I put many items back in the tubs. The nice thing is the fall decorations can be left out for Thanksgiving as well. I absolutely love the colors of fall! My own wardrobe has many orange and brown items in it. There is something soothing about peach and tan hues.
On Saturday I set up a simple tea time under the pergola in the backyard; hence this will be a simple post.
Today's featured teacup is a demitasse Royal Crown Derby. Love the peach colors with the gold lined trim.
My great aunt started my teacup collection with English demitasse cups.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Backstamp indicates 1921-1965
Royal Crown Derby also has a date cypher under the backstamp. I found the cypher guide online and learned this teacup was produced in 1925. I'm happily surprised by this.
A couple of quick scenes from the garden:
After weeks of scorching temperatures and an aphid attack, the day lily has finally come back to life.
Hard to see but the dwarf Meyer lemon tree is going through a second bloom. Love the smell of lemon blossoms! (You can see the two green "soon to be lemons" on the bottom right.)
I participated in the teacup exchange from Stephanie's Enchanting Rose and can't wait to share the incredible package I received. Did any of you participate in this exchange?
The purple bird statue in last week's post was part of my gift and so was the orange tablecloth/table runner from this post. I look forward to sharing much more once I get the go ahead!
In the meantime, enjoy your early fall tea times!