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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

~ Tea on the Porch ~

This time of year with the days getting shorter and "eventually" cooler, dining on the front porch is getting far and few between. I like to take every opportunity I can to enjoy the great outdoors. Today let's head to the front porch for a spot of tea.
I switched back and forth between the Toile tea set and a heavier brown with acorns. With the light breeze blowing I wanted to keep the setting light so we're using the English Brown Toile, you know how I love my Toile.

A dainty cup and saucer to fill and use, it will help chase away the blues.
The simplicity of the glass candle urn becomes a timeless decorating staple.
I used these darling acorns and nuts as a filler around the candle. The candle is the infamous candle on a timer. I love the scent of a candle burning and use them as well, but when the wind is blowing outside these beauties are perfect and safe.

Sugar anyone?


I didn't have a solid brown tablecloth, or even black, I wanted something fallish, warm and inviting. After looking around the house I chose the throw we usually use inside to snuggle under while watching t.v. After a quick laundering outside it came. I think the selection was a good one. I hope this inspires you to think outside the box and use the "unexpected" for your tablecloths.
The single leaf napkin ring dresses the gold and black napkins.


Rich, rich deep fall colors.
Please help yourself. On Monday I spent the day in the kitchen, making banana bread for Mr. P and chocolate chip cookie bars for Bailey then meatloaf for dinner. I saved back some goodies just for you.
~ Yummy ~

While munching on a cookie I brought out a book for you to look through. This is a great book in the study of setting traditional tables with beautiful antiques, tableware and accessories.





Stay a while, I'll pour you some more tea....
My goodness yes, you must have another cookie or two....
We'll have a nice long visit , catch up on things and visit about the book. :-))