Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Harvest Tea

Welcome friends for tea this week.  The pumpkins are in from the fields and for sale at the farms and in the stores.
Have you ever seen a peanut pumpkin?  Click to enlarge for a better look.
It does look like there are peanuts growing all over it, doesn't it?
There is apple cinnamon tea brewing and I'm going to use this Elizabethan by Staffordshire teacup.
The autumn Victoria magazine from 2008 had an interesting article on the harvest of pumpkins and showed various types.
One of the baskets I made when I did ceramics back in the 80's.  It holds a bunch of tiny ceramic pumpkins purchased from Bowring.
Chocolate cupcakes with fall colours.  I feel sorry for hubby that I'm not that fond of icing, otherwise there would be a thick layer of swirling sweetness.
The turkey came with a small ivy in it years ago but today holds more pumpkins, soft wooden potpourri ones with tiny pine cones.
I hope you'll also join my hosts and their guests for tea today:
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Trisha at Sweetology for Tea Party Tuesday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Bernideen at her tea time blog for Sharing Tea with Friends on Saturday 


  1. Hello Judith,
    pumpkins are every fall season a big fun. First the adorable look, then the big event in the kitchen. I fell in love with pumpkins, especially with the Hubbard ones. Your tea time is nice as always. Pretty china and delicious treats. You spoil us. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Hello Judith,
    What a pretty teacup! I did ceramics too a number of years ago. Love your basket of pumpkins; very cute for Autumn. A lovely tea; thank you. Have a delightful week, my friend.


  3. Very cool pumpkin, never saw one like that! And a beautiful teacup. Tea time is so nice at your place :)

  4. I love your Elizabethan cup, Judith. It's stunning and the color is perfect for fall. The chocolate cupcakes look delish!...Christine

  5. I love the basket full of pumpkins, Judith, as well as your Elizabethan tea cup. This is a perfect theme for a fall tea!
    Hugs, Beth

  6. The peanutty pumpkin is quite unusual. I like all your little pumpkins in the basket. I have put out my displays too. I love this time of the year. V

  7. Beautiful pumpkins, and pretty table-wear!

  8. Hi Judith, I looked at a peanut pumpkin today. I loved it but I didn't buy it. It was a pink color and looked just like peanuts growing all over it. It was pretty but I thought an odd looking pumpkin. I'm sure your tea tasted delicious in the beautiful Staffordshire cup. Your little ceramic pumpkins and basket are adorable. Your tabletop looks great and ready for fall, love the table clothe too, great colors for fall.

    The French Hutch

  9. Judith....cupcakes....teacups and TEA all in ONE POST...............I just went BANANAS here! That is my word of the week...BANANAS! Have you had your garden tea did the bee's turn out? Have a great week - btw that peanut pumpkin looks funny, I have never seen something like that!

  10. I just love this time of year!! Your soft gold teacup is so pretty! And the cupcakes look delicious to me. I'm not a big icing fan either.

  11. Wonderful setting! I love the teacup and the tea sounds delicious!

  12. What a lovely tea, Judith. That ceramic basket you made is just adorable!


  13. So if ya have any of those darlin' little cupcakes left...would ya toss one my way???
    They look marvelous!

    I just adore that 'warty' little pumpkin! He's so ugly, he's cute!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a terrific day!!! :o)

  14. Judith, what a wonderful fall tea. There are a lot of new varieties of pumpkins to explore. Your Staffordshire teacup is perfect for fall...lovely colors. Love the basket you made and filled with small pumpkins. Happy Tea Day!

  15. Hello Judith - what a lovely fall inspired tea setting. This makes me feel so welcome and cozy. Happy Tea Tuesday!

  16. Hi Judith,
    What a lovely Fall tea. I love the pic of the pumpkins and the peanut pumpkin is very interesting. I have not seen one like this.

    Your teacup is gorgeous and your treat looks so yummy!!
    You made a darling little creamic basket. I love the tiny pumpkins inside. I studied ceramics in the 80's too. It was hours of fun.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week and thank you for stopping over for tea with me too.

    Blessings, Celestina Marie

  17. Hi, Judith
    The ceramic basket is so pretty; I'm very impressed that you made it. The gorgeous teacup is just exquisite! As for the peanut pumpkin, I think I'd have nightmares if it were nearby.

  18. Hello Judith,

    What a beautiful harvest gold your tea cup/saucer set is. It exudes warmth and glow.

    I love your autumn photos and this time of year.

    Enjoy the day,

  19. What a beautiful autumn tea! The Elizabethan by Staffordshire is the perfect color for autumn. Your pumpkin basket caught my eye right away.

  20. I love your gorgeous tea cup. Can't say that I've ever seen one in that color. It is perfect for fall :-)

    Jocelyn @

  21. Hello, Judith.
    I have not visited my friends' posts for a while. Now I am reading, and enjoying your posts very much. I'm very impressed that you made the ceramic basket!!!Surprising! It is so pretty!! How lovely your Elizabethan tea cup is!
    Enjoy the day.


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