Sunday, October 9, 2011

An Autumn Tea

Hi everyone! I'm joining our gracious hostess Liz at Rose Vignettes to celebrate the Flower of the Month:Marigold:At her Fresh-Cut Friday party. 
Vibrant Marigolds take the center stage in my Autumn Tea table:
Marigolds are the only flowers that are still blooming in my garden:
Marigolds blend with the autumn colors so beautifully:
 They make the focal point of my Autumn Tea:
I like the vivid colors highlighted in the wire basket:
Love the ambiance of the rattan-wrapped candle holder against the marigolds:

High Tea for four:

These peach colored Japanese lusterware tea set purchased at an Estate Sale is perfect for an Autumn tea:

3 tiered buffet server:
Skewered Fruits:
Coconut Macaroons:
Glass candle stands help to create height for plates:

Afternoon Teas by Patricia Winchester:

Read this my dears, and you will see

how to make a nice cup of tea

take teapot to kettle, not t'other way round

and when you hear that whistling sound

pour a little in the pot

just make it nice and hot

Pour that out and put in the tea,

loose or in bags, your choice, you see.

One bag for each two cups will do

with one extra bag to make a fine brew.

Steep 3-5 minutes then pour a cup.

Then sit right down and drink it up!
 I hope you enjoyed sharing a cup of Autumn tea with me today. Thanks for taking the time to visit me and leave me such loving thoughts. 
And my thanks to Terri at Creative Princess for featuring my Tuscan Room HERE. Terri has an inspiring blog where she shares her creative projects every week with us and graciously hosts a linky party every Thursday. Do stop by and visit her when you get a chance.
Joining the fun at:

My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday

Simple beauty of Marigolds make a splash outside:
As well as inside:




Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful, Poppy! All your fall colors make for a fantastic tablescape. I love the wire basket.

The Tablescaper said...


This was such a brilliant idea. Your marigolds are the perfect harvest colors and look magnificent in the wire basket. So happy you brought this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh how I love marigold...and they look fantastic for your Fall tea!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh Poppy this was such a very lovely tea party. I love the marigolds and the little treats and sandwiches looked so good. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us.

Cindy said...

Oh my, everything looks beautiful! I love marigolds because they last until fall and then the yellow and orange colors are perfect!They look perfect in that basket. I also adore your tea set!
Cindy said...

Poppy, what a beautiful afternoon tea. I have a friend from England (she lived here, but moved back last year) and I really learned to appreciate tea. She talked a lot about how the fine china was used, the food prepped just like you have it--I just love the whole experience! Thanks for reminding me of her.

andrea said...

I've always loved marigolds... they look romantic in that little basket! andrea@townandprairie

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I loved everything about your tea, Poppy...especially the absolutely beautiful lustre ware. What a stunning tea set. Loved your little tea poem as well as all the beautiful things that made your table scape so gorgeous. I joined your blog and extend an invite to you to join me as well, and please pick up a blog button when you come. Enjoy many more beautiful afternoons and many tea parties. Hugs, Gayle.

Geneva said...

What lovely photographs ... and I loved reading this post! I have marigolds in my garden for the first time this year and love them. I'm going to try something like you've done...Thank you for the inspiration! It was a lovely tea!

Alycia Nichols said...

The COLOR of that tea set!!!! You bought it at an estate sale? Wow....great score! I am blown away by it. It's got such a unique hue, and the fact that it's lusterware, well...that's a finish that is just gorgeous any way you look at it! Beautiful, Poppy!

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Poppy,
What a beautiful tea party, I feel as though I were apart of it, as the pictures documented it so well. I love the color of the tea set, perfect for fall. Your photography is just lovely. Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Shanthi said...

Lovely Poppy!!! such beautiful marigolds and those spreads for the tea are just YUMM!

❀ JoAnne said...

So beautiful (and yummy)! I have that same basket ~ it looks so pretty with your marigolds in it ~ have a great day!

Liz said...

What a beautiful Tea! I would love to join you. :) Your arrangement of marigolds is so precious. I just love your setting. Thank you so much for joining in for FCF! I'm so happy you did! :)


Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

The marigolds add so much fun and whimsy to the tablescape and the food looks sooooo Yummy!

Cindy said...

Hi Poppy,
Your Japanese lustre-ware is gorgeous and the tea goodies look delicious!
Have a great day,

Babs said...

Poppy, Your lustreware tea set is so pretty and perfect for an autumn tea. Your tea sandwiches and cookies look delicious. Have a great week,

Johanna said...

Hi Poppy,
this is a beautiful table. I love the Marygolds in different hues in the bascet and the lustreware is just perfect to that. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tea table. You did a great job.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Poppy,
I love your basket of marigolds and your lusterware tea set! Such a perfect combination for an Autumn Tea. Your nibbles look good too. Thank you for setting out your table for us; it's lovely!


Snap said...

The Japanese Lusterware is perfect for your beautiful fall tea! Your marigolds are gorgeous. Happy Tea Day!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty table...I love the lusterware dishes. And your tiered piece with those goodies looks delicious! Hope your tea was wonderful!


Diann said...

What a beautiful tea post! Everything is so pretty! Love your tea set and the basket of marigolds is lovely! Have a wonderful evening!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful!! I love the dishes. Everything looks delish too.


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This looks so beautiful and inviting


Princesa Nadie said...

Delighted to meet you,your autumm Tea and your flowers

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It is so great to meet you, what a delightful table you've set. From your delicious looking goodies right down to the gorgeous antique cups are so inspiring.. I love the hint of your flooring. I also will have a tea post later today, not quite as fancy! ;)) hugs ~lynne~

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is SO pretty! I'm hosting a Victorian Fall Tea in November -- I think I may pull some of my marigolds out and pot them in the hopes I can duplicate your centerpiece. It's been unseasonably warm her but I don't think it's going to last!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Susan said...

I absolutely love the color of your fall tea set!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Poppy! I'm coming over from Liz's Autumn Arrives party. What a great tablesetting!! Love the cups!! They are just gorgeous!! Everything looks just beautiful!

Elaine said...

Everything is just so pretty! And, I learned something I didn't know--Japanese lusterware! I have a set and didn't know what it is. I may have to dig it out! Your finger sandwiches, fruit, and cookies look scrumptious. I love tea. There is just something comforting about a cup of tea. Your basket of marigolds is so cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

Marlis said...

I love marigolds.. the caramel colored lusterware is amazing. What a great find. Your food makes me wish I had been there. So pretty. xo marlis

Anonymous said...

everything is wonderful

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your tablescape with your Marigolds !! You did a Beautiful job putting this all together sweet. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape for my Birthday.
XXOO Diane

CJ said...

Love a tea party, and yours looks delightful. Nice job stacking the teacups and arranging the teaspoons. I bet everyone had a lovely time. Thanks for documenting and posting. ~CJ

Marigene said...

Everything looks so nice...beautiful shades of fall in that basket of marigolds!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Everything is just beautiful, Poppy! I love the idea of putting just the tops in a basket! Thank you so much for linking up!

Zuni said...

You mention that marigolds are all that's left in your garden--I always like to have yellow and orange flowers in my summer garden so if they last they can go right into fall. They look great on your table, and the lusterware is beautiful!

dizzyizzy said...

Love your tea set. It looks like caramel.

Tess said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the marigolds in all of those beautiful fall colors. And your lustreware is perfect for this color scheme. The tea spread looks yummy too. Looks like a perfect tea time

Sharon said...

Everything looks and sounds so inviting...thanks for sharing...I'm a newbie blogger...both following blogs and blogging...and each new blog just keeps getting better and better!

Robin said...

What a great way to display the marigolds. I'm embarassed to tell you I really didn't know how to brew a pot of tea (just used a bag and a cup). Your white plates are so pretty and doesn't everything look better on a pedestal (I would like to be put on one too!)

Robin Flies South

At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely lovely tablescape Poppy! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty of the marigolds with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Poppy, Your table is lovely and I adore the lusterware. The colors of the marigolds are the perfect Fall color. Thank you for linking to the Open House party!

Entertaining Women said...

The Japanese Lusterware tea set is elegant. I love the laid back way that you used the marigolds piled in the wire basket...very cool look! Thank you for inviting us for a cup of perfectly brewed tea. Cherry Kay

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So elegant and pretty! I love the wire basket with the marigolds. Fantastic idea! Hope your Monday is grand! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

WhyCuzICan said...

Poppy, your tablescape is lovely and the colors of your flowers is not to be believed (though I do! :)

Very nice and inviting :)

Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop) today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a lovely tea. I adore your lusterware tea set. The marigolds are the perfect fall flowers with your beautiful table. Lovely!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi sweet lady.
I hope you are doing great on this Beautiful fall day. I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
XXOO Diane

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your table is simply gorgeous. I love the beautiful Fall colors!!

shel said...

I am so humbled by you visiting and following me....your blog and this post is just stunning!
I love your teaset and all your fall colours.
And those marigolds are so beautifully "arranged" in that wire basket.
I'm following you too from now.
Shel x

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Poppy, I finally made it... and I love what I see! That lusterware is so perfect for the autumn holidays.

The marigold colors are extremely vibrant! I love them in the garden since they repel so many bugs... but I just never cared for their strong fragrance.

Thanks for sharing this at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Tea is definitely my beverage of choice. Thanks for making this tea party so inviting! Glad to meet you through Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party.

Sherry said...

I love marigolds. It is all very pretty! Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!