Welcome friends for autumn's first tea. With the cooler weather I've been in the kitchen baking cookies and pies as well as soup and chilli on the stove. Warm sweaters come out in the afternoon as I put the kettle on for tea. Come in and join me on this sunny, but chilly day.
The sun is streaming in the kitchen windows and the tea is ready.
A couple of big mums flank the bench on the front walkway, I chose pink and burgundy ones. These were sold as a fundraiser for the local hockey team the 'Winterhawks'.
A wreath I made back in my crafting days, I've never tired of it.
I've shared the black bird wire basket with pumpkins before.
Another whimsical thing I made, the pattern from a scroll saw project book years ago.
The scarecrow sits on the bottom shelf. I bought him with his trusty bird and glued them to a platform that then had silk leaves and a tiny plastic pumpkin added.
Come on in to the kitchen. The scent you smell is the 'Leaves' apple/cinnamon candle burning in the turkey planter.
Or, it could also be from the pumpkin molasses cookies fresh out of the oven. They are delicious, and a recipe from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. Blogging friend Vee (A Haven for Vee) first baked them and said how much she and her husband liked them. For the recipe, just click on the MGCC link.
My cream and gold Staffordshire teacup awaits patiently for the vanilla rooibos tea brewing.
Love this gold pumpkin I found at Pier 1, and at first I couldn't figure out what the red was reflecting in it. LOL My Canon point and shoot is a fuchsia pink, and rather than change cameras, I'll leave it as is.
I even have a lavender pumpkin! It was an old faded faux one that needed reviving so I painted it lavender and added purple sparkles to it.
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I hope you'll make yourself a cup of tea and join my hosts and their guests.