..........The early morning cooler air this week presented a good excuse to move outside and set up for tea in the garden.
I gathered up a few things and carried them outside in this basket.
The little tablecloth that I found at Goodwill a week or so ago fits perfectly on the table that sits in my front foyer. The color and print of the cloth is not something that would have caught my eye except very recently I saw one on another blog with the same fabric and colors and remembered how pretty it looked for fall. I decided for $2.99 I could surely get my money's worth by finding some way to use it.
I chose (from my china cabinet) this Johnson Brothers plate, cup and saucer. I think the pattern and colors are great for fall and works good with the larger print cloth and this dark red tea pot. I really would love to find more pieces of this china.. I don't know what the pattern name is. Along with the company name are the words - Windsor Ware.
A pretty silky, nice shade of green, napkin also looks good with the other items. I recently bought this striped ribbon for another purpose and decided a bit of it here on the napkin holding the wire pumpkin is a good touch.
The McCormick tea pot was purchased at a garage sale years ago. It was made by the old McCormick spice company out of Baltimore, Maryland.
I "borrowed" the acorns from a display in the dining room. They work well in the little cream bottle, another item from the past.
I sprinkled a few paper leaves that I make from paper back book pages three years ago when book page crafts seemed to be the "thing".
A sprig of Clerodendron from the yard is all that is needed in the cream bottle for a nice small centerpiece.
After posting this I ran across this picture on Pinterest - someone using the same tablecloth fabric and showing an outdoor tea set-up.
So, in a few minutes a nice tea is ready to be enjoyed in the very best time of the day - just after sunrise. Our most enjoyable season of the year is about to start and I look forward to spending a lot of it outside. Sure wish you could join me here.