Monday, October 11, 2010

Tea with Friends - A Thanksgiving Tea & Victoria

October 11 is the Canadian Thanksgiving and a time for gathering with friends and family.  After the big turkey dinner it's nice to have something light so I've put together a thanksgiving tea for us.
I've brewed a ginger peach herbal tea in my double-walled Paderno stainless steel teapot.  (Paderno is made in PEI)

A brown earthen ware cream and sugar set is perfect for the season and on the table is another of my plaid tablecloths.  I think plaid is one of those patterns you either like or don't and my fondness for it even runs to my closet with plaid blouses.

I found these two cups and saucers that have some gold and brown colours in the china cabinet that will do nicely for our tea.

 The ceramic turkey is filled with mums, goldenrod and grass from the garden and the sparkly pumpkins are from Walmart. 

The birdcage from the dining room has some colourful silk autumn leaves in it.

We have an assortment of fancy little sandwiches, buttermilk scones and some chocolate that includes dipped cherries.

Over tea I thought it might be fun to peruse the 2008 autumn edition of Victoria together that has some yummy looking desserts to bake.

Thanks for joining me for tea and I hope you'll visit Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, host of Tea Time Tuesday.
The celebration of Victoria magazine, A Return to Loveliness is hosted by Kathy at A Delightsome Life.


  1. What a lovely tea you have put together - perfect for a cool fall day. I'm a plaid lover myself and I think the blue plaid with the touches of brown and orange look great together.

  2. First of all, my dear friend, I must compliment you on your arrangement from the garden! Very nice for a Thanksgiving dinner or tea. Love the pheasants and the teacups! That's a wonderful Paderno teapot you have there! All your goodies look good too, although I think I'll pass on them. I've had waaay too much pie the past couple of days. Such a lovely Autumn tea you have served today; thank you!


  3. Dearest Judith,

    That was a very pretty presentation with a great cup of tea. Hope your Thanksgiving was a warm and special family time for sharing fond memories as the days get colder soon.

    Sunny greetings from Georgia,


  4. Wonderful Judith, I would love tea and a scone. My favorite. Take care:)

  5. Your ginger peach herbal tea sounds amazing and I simply love your three-tier goody tray. It is such a great picture. (Especially the top plate) *hugs*

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, looks wonderful on your table!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving - I love the earthenware cream and sugar set - take care, Judith (Precious Moments)

  8. Hello! Happy Thanksgiving belated - didn't know - just love blogging - learning and appreciating all these wonderful ladies! I love your stainless steel pot! Gorgeous!
    The tea sounds perfect! I love the mums in the ceramic turkey!
    So glad you joined me again this week celebrating Victoria! What a blessing!

  9. Hi Judith,
    I enjoyed the tea with you very much. The whole setting is so cosy and inviting. The magazine Victoria look very interesting and it is so funny, that I baked yesterday just such leaf cookies for my tea today.
    Greetings, Johanna @

  10. Hi Judith, super beautiful post and tribute to thanskgiving!Love this festive post...and love the charming birdcage!Happy Thanksgiving hope you had a wonderful time!

  11. Hi Judith!
    What a lovely blog today! I love all of your goodies, esp the edibles!! YUM!

    Happy Thankgiving to you!
    Happy Tea!

  12. Oh my, everything looks so warm and cozy! So fall!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Judith, Your table looks lovely! I really like the birds and the turkey. Your tea cups are just gorgeous! Your snacks look divine as well. Thanks for inviting me for tea. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Beth

  14. Hi Judith: I see you are back from NB. I can see your point about eating light after the weekend. Feel like elblobbo. Your tea sounds heavenly. I bought myself a diffuser teapot last week. Not as fancy as yours but now I can add the loose tea and have a pot ful instead of just a cuppa. Hope to see the new kitchen soon.

  15. I wish I were there to join you in person for such a lovely tea. I especially like that tea pot. I like Devonshire or clotted cream with my scones - do you? Also - a belated Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. I like your Thanksgiving decorations, very pretty! Lovely tea cups as well!


  17. Nice arrangement, especially the coffee cups and kettle look too great, the sandwiches are too nicely arranged in the shelf absolutely amazing arrangement.
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