Monday, September 22, 2014

September Tea Cart Welcoming Fall

Happy Fall!  Within the last couple of hours we had the Fall Equinox, which is the official start of the season. 

An Autumn Tea

Leaves in burnt orange, red, and gold
flutter on the wind, whirling
then fall
like tea
cascading down into a cup
To savor and delight
Until the last drop
revealing the cold stark white

What better way to usher in the season than with pretty dishes on a tea cart?

In the background is a bronze colored maple leaf I found at Homegoods on top of a small piece of red jacquard fabric.  I think I went a little crazy with the pumpkins, but I just kept adding more.

First my pumpkin teapot:

 My mother found this small teapot for me at Marshalls a couple of years ago.  I've never actually used it for tea--I use it to store splenda on my counter throughout the fall.  But for today, we'll pretend it's full of a nice pumpkin blend.

On the other side of the tea cart is another find from Homegoods that I picked up a couple of years ago, an amber glass pumpkin:

In this picture you can also see the china I choose for today's tea--Royal Albert's Keepsake.

This is my favorite "autumn" set--the orange colors just look like fall to me!

In the center of the plate I have a new depression glass bowl I found for $4.  I think this is the Federal Patrician pattern in yellow (or amber, I guess, although this is lighter than my other amber pieces). 

I love depression glass, especially when it has fancy designs.   I think green is supposed to be the most common depression glass color, but I always seem to find the yellow designs.  

I'm serving a special soup in my new bowl that also matches the theme:

This is the pumpkin soup in the latest issue of Tea Time. 

I just used canned pumpkin which made the soup easier and it turned out fine.  I really liked it--it definitely tasted like fall to me!  I just garnished it with a bit of nutmeg, but I would probably swirl on top some heavy whipping cream before serving it at a tea to make it look a bit fancier.

Thanks for joining me for this week's autumn welcome tea!

This week I'm joining these tea parties:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage for her autumn tea party!


  1. I have never tried pumpkin soup, but it looks good. Nice amber pumpkin!

  2. Delightful Tablescape...Love that leaf placemat and the rich colours that you have displayed for teatime. Thanks for reminding me of the ' Pumpkin Soup" ...It's comfort food at our house.... Hugs

  3. Fun fall teascape! Love your pumpkin tea pot and the lovely glass pumpkin. Whatever would we do without Homegoods???!!!! I love depression glass, too ... all mine are green. The Royal Albert Keepsake pattern is perfect for fall. Happy Tea Day!

  4. Your combination of vintage glassware and china is stunning!

  5. I enjoyed a bowl of home made pumpkin soup one day at a friend's home and it was delicious! The yellow depression glass is lovely. I usually pick up the pink when I find it. For some reason the pink always catches my eye. :) Your autumn themed china is pretty and perfect for the season and the teapot is adorable! Thank you for joining me for my Autumn Tea, Carrie, and Happy Autumn!


  6. What a perfect teatime for fall and Sandi's party! Boy do I wish I had a HomeGoods close...nowhere around here...maybe in Seattle, but that's 2 hours away. Love the china and your teapot is so cute! The bronze maple leaf is a perfect doily and I always love to see your tea cart! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. Such a pretty autumn tea table and I really like the cut out leaf. The pumpkin teapot is sweet and would be nice on the counter during the season whether used for tea or not.

  8. Pretty fall tea table! Thanks for sharing it with us all.


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