September 26, 2011

Let's have an Autumn TEA

Autumn is back and I am not minding it one bit ...

 It is such a beautiful season as I feel I am walking in BEAUTY 

and keep in mind, it hasn't shown its full glamor yet...
We can take AUTUMN purely as a visual motif of nature's beauty and generosity , don't you think !?
This is where I take our dog for a walk every morning

Yes, I love AUTUMN and everything in Fall appeals to me , especially the way the season unfolds in Canada .
Honest season !
 "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ...",
of maturing SUN,
crisp and sparkling days ,
long pleasant evenings,
lots of cooking,
   lots of ...

Life shall be lived well.

Fall also means a time to take advantage of the sweetest fruits of the year .
And orchards understand that it's not just about the pie on your table, it's about being able to go out and hand pick those apples , berries , pumpkins before spending an afternoon turning them into the sweet dessert.
And as our family tradition commands , we headed out to the favorite farm to do just that . 
What a FUN day it was !

This year we started with Pick -Your -Own Raspberries

We ate... a LOT of juicy , red raspberries , fresh from the bush .

We brought home enough for pie and jam . 

So what about a cup of tea with a freshly baked raspberry tea cake !?

  I have to admit , I am not a big baker , but the recipe is simple and easy to prepare. It calls for a cup of milk ; we were out of milk so I used the heavy cream instate  , but no one seemed to care that the little cakes weren't perfect .
The tea is Toasted walnuts from  one of my favorite store  Davids Tea.
The comforting, lightly bitter taste of toasted walnuts is blended perfectly with the sweet and sour raspberry cake . Sip it and enjoy it in the vintage English china .

I found these fine Staffordshire tea cups a couple of years ago at an antique store and I like to use them during fall season . The pattern is called "SUNDAY MORNING" , bold splashes of color bring life to a village on a bright Fall morning... I so love to create a "story " behind the image any time I take a sip . 

Enjoy the BLESSING of the AUTUMN, dear friends !
May you walk in BEAUTY and your eye wander through world of light and COLOR !

  Take delight in 
 simple pleasures of the season !

If you haven't joined my giveaway yet,
please, enter here.

I am joining these wonderful ladies I haven't visited for a while :
Kathy ~ A Return To Loveliness
Sandi ~ Tea Time Tuesday 
Marty ~ Table Top Tuesday  
Terri ~ Tea Cup Tuesday
Trisha ~ Tea Party Tuesday
Wanda Lee ~ Tuesday Tea for Two

Sarah ~ Good Life Wednesday


  1. Those tea-cups are exquisite as is your blog.
    Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  2. What a lovely set of cups. I inherited a three tier cake stand from my Grandmother, that I am sure is in the same design. I must have a look!

  3. Hello Sylvia,
    your photos are gorgeous. And you are so right - the fall season offers an abundance of colors, tastes and scents, a plenty of fruits and vegetables. I love that all. Every season has wonderful moments. Your food photos are mouthwatering and very professional. Would love to have that skills in baking as in photografing. The tea cups are perfect for fall. Thank you so much for sharing all those delightful moments with us.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  4. Sylvia, I love your autumnal photos, they do justice to the glory of the season... and those perfect little tea cups, just right to sip hot tea on a cool afternoon. My mouth is watering at the sight of the raspberry buns, I can almost smell them from here. Sweet days lovely lady - enjoy.

  5. Beautiful post, Sylvia!! Thank you for sharing those delicious buns and I love your pretty cups! Gorgeous pictures!


  6. HI Sylivia, love your photos, and what a lovely way to celibrate the fall..your cups are beautiful to...wish you a lovely day /Marie

  7. Hi Sylvia,
    What a delight your tea is, my friend! I love your photos and the way you express yourself. The little tea cakes look yummy and I adore your teacups! Such a treat and thank you for sharing it with us today. Wishing you a delightful Autumnal day.


  8. Sylvia your photos are just gorgeous! Your tea and cakes look so good, how perfect for a beautiful Autumn day.

  9. Hello Sylvia,
    You've captured the beauty of Autumn season - the fullness of harvest - it is so wonderful to be able to go and pick your own fruit - I used to take our children to strawberry farms, apple farms, berry farms - It was a wonderful experience - your photos are just spectacular - Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  10. Sylvia, beautiful post! Your autumn landscapes are beautiful. I love the Staffordshire Sunday Morning cups that you found. Your raspberry tea cake looks great to me! Wonderful images. Happy Tea Day!

  11. Sylvia, what gorgeous photos! All of them are just beautiful. I love the teacups and saucers. I think I have one of them and would love to have more. Have a lovely day!

  12. I love this post! Your mosaics are breathtaking. Raspberry tea cakes look ans sound divine...I would love to attend your tea party! This is such a dreamy post. It helps me with my sadness about summer's end because you make autumn look so lovely.

    Ricki Jill

  13. The tea cups are so pretty and the photos are lovely.

  14. Sylvia Dear, this is a stunning post!
    I feel like I've just come away with a tummy full of sweet goodies and a heart full of friendship!!
    Beautiful. What gifts Nature bestows upon us. I am so grateful to you for your artistry and vision.

    Many hugs and blessings,
    - Irina

  15. Lovely photos, so many blessings! The raspberries look amazing. What sweet Johnson Bros~ Happy FALL~

  16. Hi! I luv this scenery teacup..very pretty.

  17. Gorgeous post Sylvia! I adore your farm photos and your tea. The Stafforshire tea cups and saucers are so lovely! What a fabulous name for the pattern too. It suits them well. I would love to find these for fall as well. They are just perfect for this time of year all the way through to Christmas.

  18. Thanks for the tea
    and all the beauty
    you served with it.....
    Wish I had seconds!
    xx Suzanne

  19. Sylvia,
    I'm visiting via "Sweetology" and have been happily wandering around your blog. Your handcrafted cards and sachets are beautiful, I enjoyed seeing the textiles your grandmother gave you, and the photography is wonderful. I must go find your "follow" button now so that I remember to return.

  20. Hi Sylvia,
    Your pictures are just beautiful as always, magazine worthy. Picking your own fruit is such a special part of the fall season....we take the boys every year and we all have such fun.

    I would love to be invited to your tea party.....those tea cakes look simply scrumptious and the china is gorgeous!

    Marianne :)

  21. You are such a visual treat... A real dazzler to my senses~

  22. stunning blog and photos...just clean, and perfect! Could really learn a lot here! Thx for sharing this at the Tea Party, the new link is up and would love to see you again!!!


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