Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tea in the Library #65

He led the way onto a small glazed-in verandah where there were chairs and a table or two. The autumn sun fell pleasantly upon his retreat.

“What shall I get you?” said Spense. “No fancy stuff here, I’m afraid. No black currant or rose hip syrup or any of your patent things. Beer? Or shall I get Elspeth to make you a cup of tea?”
-    Hallowe’en Party, Agatha Christie

Have a Blessed Week!

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 I planned to buy some frozen  pie crusts for the holidays so I have the pleasure of putting together some great desserts with a minimum of  mess and effort.

But, after reading Annie's post I am FINALLY going to tackle making pie crust in the food processor so I can have home made pie crusts.
And this lovely plum and nectarine tart deserves a home made crust don't you think? Aren't the colors perfect for an Autumn tea?

Annie Standing of Annie's Noms
This Plum and Nectarine Tart may look fancy, but it's SO easy to make! Especially with my fool proof pie crust!
Plum and Nectarine Tart

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tea in the Library #64

When the frosty kiss of Autumn in the dark
Makes its mark
On the flowers, and the misty morning grieves
Over fallen leaves;
Then my olden garden, where the golden soil
Through the toil
Of a hundred years is mellow, rich, and deep,
Whispers in its sleep. -Henry Van Dyke

Happy Autumnal Equinox! 
12 hours of daylight 12 hours of night

Have a Blessed Week!

The  photos were shared on a previous post, Highland Plaid Tea

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Summery Day Tea on the Veranda

Tea is ready. Come join me on the veranda.

 Although the temperatures feel like August, the calendar confirms we are near the tipping point. In a few days the year will spill over into Fall.

 This spot is as informal as can be.
Make yourself comfortable. Damp bathing suits welcome!

 This (ahem) crystal mushroom is lit from within by a battery tea light.
 So that is where I left my readers! 
  A tomato straight from the vine.

Hot tea is always refreshing. 
 Today we are having Orange Pekoe.
Help yourself to the Stella D'oro breakfast treats 
in the doily topped jar.
 A lovely yellow bird presides over the tea pot.

Here is his image .
The Glitter Houses in the 
background are a project
in the works.
This pretty Noritake china  cup
 is my newest addition. 

There is something in your cup?
Shoo Pink Fairy! Back to the garden!
Pink Butterfly images can be found online. I adjusted an image to suit my needs using, a free program for Windows. The little girl image is part of a download I purchased form Altered Artifacts a few years ago.

I hope Summer has been kind to you.
See you in Autumn!

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