Monday, October 24, 2016

Red and White Transferware Tea and the Autumn Garden

                   It has been awhile since I was able
                   to post here but thanks to my son I
                         have got my computer blog problems 
                             fixed and so here I am again. I hope you
         haven't all given up on me!

                                   So, now that summer is over we are back
                               to enjoying our tea in the kitchen with
                                      the stove going to keep us warm and snug.

                                     We have had an amazing fall so far with 
                                                warmer temperatures and beautiful fall foliage 
                                  but there is a chill in the air here today.

                I love this old teapot from an antique
       shop in Maine that was made in

There is a comfy seat for each
of us. 

        I made some fresh raisin scones
for tea today. The recipe can be
found here . I just used
unbleached flour here and
I added a new soup tureen
to my red and white transferware
collection ~ this one is a lot smaller
than my other one.

                                                                          Let go out to the garden and
                                                                          check out the last of the fall
                                                                          color in the garden.

                                                                          A frosty morn around our pond.

I enjoy the late season color of
      aconitum carmichaeli in the garden
and the bees love it too. 

     We are still working on our fall garden
 cleanup and it will be nice to have it
           done so the garden will be ready for winter.
          It will soon be time for us to snuggle in for
the winter too!

Thank you for visiting me,



Linda said...

Happy Tuesday, Carolyn!
So peaceful & lovely...
Wishing you & Andrew a beautiful day.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Rita C at Panoply said...

Beautiful! I love how the garden rises to the call of cooler temps before the frost in fall.

Mary Charles said...

I love the red and white transferware. You have a beautiful garden.

Sweet P said...

Carolyn, your garden is truly a beauty for all seasons! Autumn is beautiful in your world. Thanks for sharing it with us!

dizzyizzy said...

I'm so glad you are back, thanks to your son. Everything looks wonderful and beautiful as always. Would you consider sharing some of your recipes? Thanks.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for your kind words!
The recipe for the scones can be found at

I used unbleached flour in the one in this post with raisins
instead of cranberries.I make these a lot as my husband and I both enjoy them.
Have a nice day!

Linda K said...

Hello lovely friend. So glad you are back. Ive kept up with you on Pinterest but it isn't the same. Ahh the return to beautiful bliss. Everything is positively glowing, lovely as usual. Dear one, could you point me in a direction with a bit of guidance? Here in the Midwest I don't have a clue of where to start to buy transferware? Is it available online or do you simply have to track it at antique shops, estate sales and the like?? My kitchen redo has suddenly taken on a life of its own, begging for some! Thank you for all of your dreamy inspiration! Have a Blessed Fall Season!

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh Carolyn, as usual, everything I see here is so lovely!! However I gasped when I saw your beautiful blog header. I think that is so perfect for Fall. I thought of you on your Thanksgiving Day and hoped you had a wonderful day full of family and love. xo rachel

Carolyn said...

Hi Linda,
I usually get my transferware at antique shops, thrift shops and yard sales but some new pieces cam from tjmaxx.
I think there is a lot for sale online might like to check out Nancy's Daily Dish.
Nancy has the largest collection of transferware I have ever seen.
Good luck in your search and I hope you enjoy your new kitchen.
Thanks for your visit and kind words.