Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall Hues in the Morning


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.


Come join me for some cinnamon raisin bread and Stash's Chai Tea. Costco sells really thick sliced raisin bread- a nice sweet and quick morning treat with tea. (Sorry for the poorly lit photos. Too many shadows in the early light.)



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."
~Albert Camus


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!
Nora








15 comments:

  1. Beautiful weather and tea setting. I like the idea of tea outdoors in the morning on these lovely days

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  2. Oh Nora, I love your teacup and saucer! So sweet. Your tea table looks so pretty. The tablecloth and pumpkins definetly look like fall. Enjoy that cinnamon raisin bread and I will enjoy a cup of tea with you this morning! Have a beautiful week, Lynn

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  3. Hi Nora, isn't Autumn pretty with all the different leaf colors! I love your teacup and that cinnamon raisin bread really looks good.

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  4. Hi Nora,
    I'd Le to share a slice of raisin bread with you and a cuppa tea at your pretty outdoor setting. Your demitasse teacup is such a pretty one from your dear aunt.
    Yes, I participated in Stephanie's teacup exchange. Isn't it such fun? I'm looking forward to sharing my post, too.

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  5. What a cute demitasse cup! I'm also a fan of the soft peach colour. I too participated in Stephanie's teacup exchange and can't wait for the big reveal next week!

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  6. Nora what a gorgeous little cup, and the raisin bread sounds divine! Yes I participated in the Teacup Exchange too, and was equally spoilt. We are very lucky to have Stephanie to organise such a treat. Love, Mimi xxx

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  7. Nora, your demitasse is adorable; love the peach adorned with gold! Peach is a colour we don't see much of so when we do see it we can truly appreciate it. Little Beauty! Lovely that you can still sit outside and enjoy a cuppa tea. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Nora: Your peachy teacup is lovely. You know, peach colors are hard to find and yours is lovely! So glad you shared that pretty setting as well.

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  9. Hi Nora,
    Oh that teacup is gorgeous! Such a pretty shade of pink and it really is a treasure. I love outdoor teatimes but I may not be able to have any more with the chilly days approaching. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  10. Hi Nora,
    Oh that teacup is gorgeous! Such a pretty shade of pink and it really is a treasure. I love outdoor teatimes but I may not be able to have any more with the chilly days approaching. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  11. Your peach colored teacup is lovely! It is perfect for fall.

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  12. Your peach colored teacup is lovely! It is perfect for fall.

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  13. Nora: Just letting you know that you were included in this weeks special featured blogs.

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  14. I love Halloween! Have been thinking for weeks what tea I want to make. Am hoping to be at a campfire.

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  15. Hi Nora. What a wonderful package, and a pretty fall teacup! And I love your teatime nook in the pergola. I love the Stash Chai tea, and an opening a loaf of raisin bread today! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora