Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sweet November Tea

       Welcome November

   It is hard to believe it is November
already . The garden is almost all
     cleaned up for winter, the leaves are 
        falling and I am planting my bulbs for
early spring color.
    Veseys are having their bulb blowout
             sale again so I stocked ~it seems I always 
      buy more then I intend too but hard to
resist at $2. a bag!
   Anyway,after all that fun shopping it
    was time for a cup of tea and a sweet
     treat before starting to plant my bulbs.

                                                                  I made a pumpkin cinnamon cake for
                                                                  our tea today.

                                                             I love to use my brown and white
                                                             transferware in autumn and winter.

 I got the recipe for this cake here
but I took a short cut and made 
 the cake without the streudel and

   Tea time

                                               Wishing you all sweet November

                                                           Thank you for visiting me.



Barbara Ayers said...

How gorgeous! I want your life! At our school farm we have been planting loads of bulbs, too. Narcissus, ranunculus, anemones and soon hundreds of tulips. I can never say no to a beautiful bulb.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely tea, Carolyn! Your cake looks wonderful and I love the teapot. Enjoy planting all your bulbs.


NanaNor's said...

What a wonderful setting for tea and cake. I'd love to share some with you. Yes, with November here the days are cooler and tea calls our name. I want to check out the recipe and see if I can make it gluten free.
Thanks for sharing.


You my friend, are just up my alley ! I always love, love all your posts and this one is no exception, maybe one of my latest favorite !
That cake looks awesome along with your gorgeous transferware setting and my fav is that beautiful teapot.

PS: Have fun planting your bulbs and making your garden lovely.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful transferware and delicious looking cake! Thank you for the recipe!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Carolyn.

I keep telling myself I had better get to planting bulbs - and not wait till it's too late. I wish I had your health, energy and stamina. I just can't find the energy. I may have to hire it out, haha. What a wimp I have turned into!

No WONDER your gardens are so incredible - you work SO HARD at them for three whole seasons!

Hugs. ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


It's been so weird- mid 70s - so odd that my iris are blooming again = it's the THIRD time this year! Shocking! And my knocl-out roses never stopped.

When I was little it was more often snowing a lot by this time.

And today I was barefoot. TOO weird!

dizzyizzy said...

I love your inspirational blog. Your tea ideas are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe link.

Sandi said...

I love that the cups and teapot are painted brown! How unexpected!