Monday, October 29, 2012

A Spooky Tea

Welcome friends for tea this week.  It's Halloween in a couple of days so I thought a spooky setting on the mantle over the fireplace would be nice.  I was babysitting grands on the weekend so I set up the tea at their house using my daughter's china passed down from a great-great aunt.
The china is 'Heritage' Ridgeway depicting scenes of early Canada and pumpkin chai is brewing in the pot.
Help yourself to a brownie or homemade chocolate chip cookie.  Don't mind the spiders, just brush them aside.
I plugged in the spider lights hanging from the fireplace screen and had such a fright!  Something not of this earth started wailing and groaning.
 The pumpkins just grinned knowingly at me.
Thank you to our spooktacular hosts, please visit them and their guests for tea.
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea
Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness

27 comments:

  1. Cute! The dishes remind me of my old Johnson Bros ... but apparently they are not JBs!

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  2. Judith .. a wonderfully frightful tea indeed! But the treats look tres yummy and the china is gorgeous!! happy Haunting -Tea ... Hugs, C. (HHL)

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  3. Wonderful Halloween Tea! Spooky and fun! The china is wonderful -- very special with the scenes of early Canada. Trick or Treat!!!

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  4. Halloween was never so enchanting! Pumpkin chai sounds wonderful!

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  5. Wonderful tea set...I've not seen that before and I'd like to see them in person. They look marvelous. Cute post!

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  6. Wonderful Halloween tea party - spiders and all! ;-) The china is beautiful and I know your daughter treasures it since once belonged to a family member. Love the fireplace mantle and hearth all decked out for Halloween! Have a Happy [uneventful] Halloween, Judith!

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  7. Judy so danged cute and spooky - love it, Judith!

    I like your pumpkin lights setting the mood up right.

    Give Topaz pets for me.

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  8. SPOOKY SPOOKY!!!!! cute little pumpkin lights for tea time and I for sure would not share my cookie with that spider!

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  9. Wonderful spooky Halloween post - love the Heritage Ridgeway tea set. The cookies are perfect - spiders not so much ;)
    I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  10. Thanks for the smile today, Judith! I can just imagine the start you got. LOVE the china and it does remind one of JB Friendly Village; gorgeous! Wonderful treats for tea time too. Thank you for sharing with us today and have a safe week. I pray Sandy doesn't cause too much havov in your area.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. I like this Ridgeway china pattern and don't believe I've seen it before. It's nice that it has Canadian scenes. Could you please shoo away the spiders for me?

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  12. The teaser ice is beautiful, that is some inheritance.i,like your spooky decorations, funny.

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  13. Very pretty tea set and I love your cheery jack o lanterns!

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  14. Hello Judith,
    Your Jack'o'lanterns make quite a sight by the fireplace!
    And the teaset is lovely, old and pretty with Canadian motifs.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  15. What a beautiful tea set, Judith! Happy Halloween!

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  16. The grandkids must have loved the Halloween decor Judith. Very fun. I am a chai fan, but haven't tried pumpkin. What is the brand?

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  17. What a great tea set! Love it! I like how you dressed up the cookie plate too. What a nice fireplace your daughter has. Beautiful! Happy Halloween, Judith!

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  18. Such a cute Halloween post! Grandkids do make our life so much fun! I love your daughters teapot and teacup! Have a wonderful week.
    Nancy

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  19. What a pretty tea set!
    I hope you're warm and dry and safe at home!

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  20. Huh, so you're scaring! Very tasty with lighting in selected frightening places. Wonderful teapot and tea ware. I pushes the spiders to the side and take a brownie. Tastes very good! Bless you! Zinnia

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  21. I love your spooky post! The Heritage Ridgeway is gorgeous china, and so right for this time of year. Pumpkin chai sounds sooooo delicious! Yum, I think I would love a cuppa! And doesn't the backstamp look amazing? !
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  22. Sounds like a nice array of yummy treats, and I have to say that is the prettiest backstamp I have ever seen! My word!

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  23. You captured the Halloween spirit...love the lights.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  24. What fun . Tea with grandkids, the very best tea time!

    The backstamp alone is a work of art, but to have china with the history of your country pictured on it is even better.

    I like the way everything was decorated for fun .

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  25. Ah! Ridgeway - how I love thee . . . I've been collecting the "Windsor" pattern since last year and have only found ONE teacup and saucer to go with my bread plates and dinner plates for eight. The cup shape is the same as yours, here, and how I would love the pot!!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  26. Hi Judith,
    I love your spooky tea time. Your Heritage Ridgeway china is lovely. Would love one of your brownies. The cookies look yummy too! Have a safe weekend.

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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