Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall in the living room

We are almost at the end of autumn and it went by so fast! With all the rain and wind, the trees lost their leaves so quickly and we hardly had to rake our yard. So not too many leaf piles this year. I miss the glorious colors of the season:


A Fall Vignette in my Living Room:
 From another angle:
My Pumpkin Patch:
On the Coffee Table:
 Pumpkin patch inside the galvanized tray for seeds and tools:

Close-Up on the Black Lace Table Runner:
 Painted the terracotta pots in silver:
 Black chiffon ribbon finishes it off beautifully to hold the pine cones: 

 Love these mercury glass silver votives:
The silver and black mask make a nice accent in the vignette:

A white Clay vase displays the colors of autumn so prettily:

Thank you,for visiting me and for your loving comments. And my thanks to Bunny Jean for featuring my Autumn Entertaining at her Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party. Bunny, you made my day! 
Do stop by and visit her if you get a chance and the other wonderful ladies below and be inspired.


 Also, I am taking some time off from blogging to visit my Mom for four weeks and spend some time with her. I look forward to visiting all you lovely ladies and your creative ideas once I get back!







~Poppy~

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:
Finger-sandwiches:
Skewered Fruits:
Coconut Macaroons:
Teaspoons:
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:

~POPPY~