Thursday, September 4, 2014

September's First Tea

With September comes golden roadside wildflowers. I stopped the car and cut a bouquet to have on the table for afternoon tea. A couple of stems of rudbeckia from the garden were tucked in as well.
Goldenrod, black-eyed susans and a few Queen Anne's lace to which I added a golden tint and a butterfly. It is not goldenrod that causes hay fever, the pollen of ragweed is the culprit.
The teacup is a Staffordshire called 'Elizabethan', and has been shared before.
Autumn issues of Victoria and Tea Time magazines to pursue while sipping tea.
The last of the blueberries I picked and dark chocolate Delacre biscuits. With cooler days I'm craving Pumpkin Chai again from David's Teas.
We have to make the most of nice days for afternoon tea on the deck as this is what I wait for all winter long. In the background is hydrangea 'Limelight' which has returned with vigour after being eaten back to half its size by hungry bunnies over winter.
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' adds a golden glow to my late summer garden.

34 comments:

  1. All those fall flowers and colors are gorgeous. Perfect teacup to go with them, too. Pumpkin chai sounds wonderful. It is hot and humid here ... would love to "feel" Autumn! Happy Tea Day!

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  2. Beautiful flowers in a beautiful setting! I could just imagine myself sitting there enjoying the "quiet" of nature! I have never tried chai tea before, perhaps I should! **Dazee

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  3. I love the vase of wildflowers...and a perfect autumn tea. The pictures of the rudbeckias all together are beautiful.

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  4. Judith, you couldn't have picked a more perfect tea cup to go with the glory of those fall blooms. I can't believe you got such lovely ones along the road!
    I would have picked the dark chocolate biscuits too. They are wonderful.
    I knew you would like the purple!

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  5. Oh, I do love this taste of fall with your teatime here!

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  6. The fall bouquet is lovely. We have some trees turning shades of red and gold. The morning has been very foggy but it is quite warm right now. We'll still be able to have our tea in the gazebo this afternoon.

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  7. I love your rudbeckia with your teacup, Judith. It makes for a pretty September tea. Your view from the deck is such a pretty one. I can see why you enjoy it so much. Your hydrangeas are doing so well.

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  8. Hi Judith,

    You've set such a pretty outdoor table for tea today!! I love the Staffordshire teacup and saucer, the fresh blueberries, and the pretty napkin.

    Your golden September flowers are lovely. I also picked some from the roadside this weekend when Hal and I went for a drive. Love the Goldenrod and the Queen Anne's Lace, and your Hydrangea in the background. Yes, I suffer from the ragweed allergies, too; we found out some years ago that Goldenrod was not the culprit for fall allergies. :)

    I hope you have a great weekend, Judith!

    Big Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  9. Lovely bouquet of mainly roadside flowers and your deck is a beautiful spot to sit for tea with that pretty Staffordshire teacup, together it makes a gorgeous September picture.

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  10. The bouquet, the photos, the tea time setting - it's all gorgeous!

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  11. Love this time of year! Colours are so beautiful and you have captured it so well!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  12. Your autumn bouquet is beautiful, and your teacup goes with it perfectly! Can you believe it has been too hot to sit outside here? 90 degrees tomorrow! Your tea on the deck looks so refreshing. If that is the Sept/Oct Tea Time magazine, there's supposed to be features on two of our local tea places. I have to pick it up soon! Loved how you framed those last four pictures.

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  13. That is an absolutely lovely introduction to autumn, Judith. I can imagine the tastes, the smells and the autumn air as I would sit and read the magazines while sipping tea.

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  14. Perfect fall tea, great teacup to match your flowers, and the framed pics on the bottom look so good I thought they may be hanging in your house~

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  15. What a lovely Tea you shared. The flowers were so pretty. That teacup is gorgeous. Someday I'll have to photograph my favorite tea cup. I never use it though as it's old and I don't want to risk breaking it.
    Those magazines look like something I would enjoy reading.

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  16. What a beautiful fall tea party you have set. I wish I could come and relax with you. I have never seen the tea time magazine before, looks very interesting.

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  17. Your bouquet of fall flowers is lovely, and how nice to be able to have your first tea of September on the patio with two fabulous magazines. ~ Phyllis

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  18. Your autumn tea looks like a delightful experience for the eye, the tongue and the mind. Beautiful rudbeckia!

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  19. Hi Judith, Love your images and love your setting for tea today. Autumn is such a glorious time of year, yet to me its arrival is "bittersweet" (pun intended). Hate to say goodbye to summer...
    Pretty teacup and I'm craving pumpkin chai too; still drinking my iced coffee and iced tea now though. Have a wonderful wknd!
    Hugs, Beth

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  21. I would love to join you for tea on the deck Judith!
    Elizabethan is the perfect teacup to share for Autumn - graceful and elegant, just like the season.
    Your Autumn flowers are pretty, I might just have to add Black eyed Susan to my list - I thought it was a perennial plant but I saw it on another blog where I was told it is a climber.
    Pumpkin Chai sounds delicious!
    Shane

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  22. Such a lovely tea setting and gorgeous flowers !

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  23. Your tea in September is lovely, Judith! My fav tea is David's Pumpkin Chai too. This time of year, I really start craving it, anything pumpkin, for that matter. Love the golden teacup; it's beautiful! I've enjoyed my visit. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Sandi

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  24. What a lovely setting and the tea, the little chocolate covered wafers, those fresh blueberries and flowers give such great eye appeal and it all looks so relaxing~

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  25. Beautiful setting! Autumn colors are so lovely, aren't they? I love both magazines but I gave uo my subscriptions and miss them!

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  26. You make tea such a wonderful ritual to be enjoyed. Your garden setting and bouquet are gorgeous, Judith.

    Karen

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  27. Cookies, fresh fruit and tea? Sounds relaxing and serene :)

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  28. Beautiful flowers!!! And a relaxing tea time!

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  29. Hi Judith,
    Gorgeous, cheerful images of a brilliant fall tea! I am feeling inspired. Thank you for stopping by to visit me. I am thankful to be back in Blogland with kindred spirits!
    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  30. What a delightful tea time. Those are my favorite cookies for a quickie. Tasty!

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  31. I love all your fall colors. That tea cup is so beautiful. I think orange is beginning to become my new favorite color. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Marha

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  32. Lovely Judith. I love the fall color depth of rudbeckias and the bouquet is perfect with your teacup. Love it! The treats are yummy too! Wish I were there to share it with you! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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