Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Gingerbread Tea and Autumn Decor


I've finished putting out my autumn decor and always liked this rustic wreath I made one year. With a bit of primping here and there with the glue gun and tightening of a few wires, it has stayed together quite well.  It has replaced the summer wreath outside on the wall by the front door. A couple of golden textures from Kim Klassen were added to the original photo. 
The hall table has a faux bouquet and the scarecrow (his face is hidden) was another craft I assembled. I like the Sentsy burners, much safer than the tea lights I used to burn and there is a nice scent of apples and caramel drifting in the air.
I even changed up the top of the tea cart and exchanged a lone crystal creamer for my spooner. It was a silver one before but it needs cleaning every couple of months. Yup, off to the left is a vase of dried lavender that never moves. Well, except when I dust.
The dining room table looks about the same every year with the candle holder pumpkin gifted from our daughter and family. I've never burned the candle though and our s-i-l says this is bad luck - is it?
Just a little touch of autumn on the kitchen counter as I need all the space I have for baking.
I bought two of these plates from Marshalls for $3.99 each which sit on the tea cart curate when not in use. No matter the season, there's always an odd plate in the middle but it compliments the other two. 
I set the tea things on the counter for a change using one of the new plates for the gingerbread cake. The teacup is one I've shared before that says Bavaria Germany on the bottom.
 What better to have with gingerbread cake than a cup of gingerbread tea!  It's a delicious rooibos blend from Davids Tea. The recipe for the gingerbread cake is on my recipe page at the top.
I know some bloggers haven't even entertained the idea of autumn yet but our Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 13 and it's nice to have the decor out a month before to enjoy.

24 comments:

  1. Your autumn decor is looking well, Judith. I have the same pumpkin candle holder. I tend to wait until the end of September to put out the autumn things and then leave them out after Thanksgiving. I do have a pot of mums on the front porch as a nod to the season.

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  2. I love your autumn decor and that gingerbread cake. I wish our Thanksgiving was earlier.

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  3. I am entertaining the idea of Autumn ... bring it on! I'm really tired of the heat and humidity. Can't be out in the yard for 5 minutes before I'm soaked (glistening) in sweat. UGH. I love gingerbread. Your Autumn "scapes" definitely get me in the mood. Pass the tea!

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  4. Dear Judith.
    Your decorations are really autumn color.
    I am still in the mood of hot summer.
    I hope beautiful autumn will come here soon!!

    Enjoy thanks giving,

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  5. Your home looks warm and cozy. I can smell the pumpkin cake baking. I have held off decorating, but I may have dig out my box of fall. Today is certainly an Autumn day, drizzly, wet, cloudy. I have to admit to loving this sort of weather--for a day or two. Have a great week-end.

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  6. Blogdom brings together kindred spirits. I read that Lorrie has the same pumpkin candle holder - and so do I. It would be such a treat to sip rooibos at your counter - one of my favourite blends. Autumn is only to be found outside Pondside, as inside all is in boxes - ever-expanding stacks of them! I can't wait to start decorating a new house!

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  7. When I think of fall, gingerbread and anything pumpkin are always some of the first things that come to mind. Your decor look lovely and I can almost smell that yummy gingerbread!

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  8. Beautiful decor Judith. While the hints of fall are here, the temps are still in the 80's so I am not quite ready to say goobye to summer. Thanks for a lovely reminder that it will soon be time though. . .

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  9. Love this time of year!
    Your decor is lovely

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  10. Love all of your decorations! I just put out a few things and called it a day. I still need to get a pumpkin sometime for the front porch, but it's a bit too early for that.

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  11. I'm starting to anticipate fall! I bet the gingerbread cake was delightful!

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  12. I like your look for autumn. And I haven't heard that before about an unburned candle. Interesting!

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  13. Judith,

    I'm not really ready to embrace fall but with snow on Monday I can't deny it. Your autumn decor is lovely. I love the pumpkin center piece the best.

    Sylvia
    www.smdgreetings.blogspot.ca

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  14. While your decorations and talent, Judith, are endless, would you mind sharing your gingerbread cake recipe one of these days?...:)JP

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  15. Judith this is beautiful, but I can't believe it is that time of year already. We have been traveling in Alaska all summer (just back) and while it was wonderful and amazing, I do feel as if I missed summer (the way it usually is for us). Worth it, but a bit disorienting now that we're back.

    And 'while we were gone' and not posting too much, I see that you are the new host of Mosaic Monday. Thank you for doing this and I look forward to taking part soon -- now that we are back to routine (or what passes for it in our lives).

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  16. I love those little tiny pumpkins! And the turkey platter is beautiful. It's a good thing I don't live close to one of those stores! lol I love Fall decorating! Hugs!

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  17. Your home is so lovely, Judith. And I don't think that not burning a candle is bad luck. ;)

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  18. Hi Judith, The weather here is fall-like - our high today was 60, which ties for "lowest high" temp in our history. I like your fall decor; your table, kitchen, tea cart, hall table, and wreath look great! I had a cup of gingerbread tea recently - mine is a black tea that I purchased from Miss Spenser's. I enjoyed your post today; tea time looks great!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  19. Judith, I love those plates from Marshall's. And gingerbread is one of my favorite fall/winter treats. It has finally cooled down here, and I'm beginning to perk up a bit, and decorate too. Your tea looks very comforting and warm. Nice tea towel. oh, and I do like that centerpiece on your table. My mother always told me the wick should be burned, and be black, not white, even if you don't burn the candle. I have no idea why, but I always do it, because, well . . . mom said so :)

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  20. I like to enjoy the fall decor early too, Judith, with our early Thanksgiving. Plus, our weather is more fall-like than our southern friends have. Your fall decor is lovely. The gingerbread looks delicious and is a favourite of mine. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  21. Nice autumn decor! I only have a few fall accents (one pumpkin teapot and some orange/peach cups and saucers) but I like to bring them out in early September too.

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  22. I love your fall wreath- how cute! I can't wait, I love this time of year.

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  23. Already a beautiful autumn decor!! Summer, it seems that will stay much longer than usual and autumn perhaps will really come but in episodes (that's what I observed since a couple of years). Hopefully autumn will really come but from late october, or beginning of november... Now it looks more like mid june... quite unusual as a rapport in high temperatures... But we will see what will be next to happen as forecast... Anyway...fall is on the way...let's have fun while decorating for certain events related to! Have a sunny week and a happy mosaic monday, as well!

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  24. I enjoyed seeing your autumn decor, and I had no idea Canadian Thanksgiving is so much earlier than ours! Also enjoyed hearing your comments on the Scentsy burners. Read an article this weekend about one of the Green Bay Packers' wives who sells them, which made me go look them up -- yours is lovely!

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