Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Tea

Sandi is hosting an Autumn Tea for Tea Time Tuesday, and I am sure there will be some lovely postings over there today. Why don't you join us?
I am using my Evesham by Royal Worcester today. Many years ago,I started out with a few bowls my Mom brought back from a trip to England where they visited the factory, and had a few pieces shipped home. I fell in love with the pattern and bought a few items to start a tea set. My dear husband then gave me the plates, etc. for 8. Since then I have added many pieces.

I baked a rustic plum tart, using the remaining pastry from apple pies I made a few days ago.
  
Coffee will go well with the plum dessert, so I brought out the coffee server.



 The centerpiece is a vintage cornucopia I bought for my Mom in about 1960 at Red Wing, Mn. I filled it with faux foliage and flowers.
I decorated the mantel with lights and ropes of leaves, as it is so gloomy and cloudy these days...I thought it would cheer things up a bit...

I hope you are enjoying autumn wherever you are!
 

16 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your table is gorgeous and the colors of Fall makes it soo cozy and inviting! Your RW dishes from your mom's trip to England are lovely and perfect for this season.
I love your cornucopia, I've never seen one around here to buy and I have always wanted one!
The tart looks yummy. The lighted mantel, all is lovely!
Hugs,
FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Millie, your Evesham china is perfect for the season! And isn't it fun collecting the other pieces to go with it. I must say, your Autumn theme is a delight to the eyes! I love your mantel decorated with leaves and lights and the cornucopia is lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed your post and I would simply love a piece of your plum tart and a cup of coffee; yum! Thank you for joining me for my Autumn tea and Happy Autumn to you!

Blessings,
Sandi

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty, Millie. I love the china pattern. Your mantel makes the whole scene very cozy. Happy Fall to you. Pam

Blackberry Lane said...

Hello Millie, Autumn is my favorite season and your table is gorgeous. I love the china pattern. Your home looks very inviting for the season. xo Mildred

Snap said...

What a lovely fall tablescape! Your Evesham by Royal Worcester is perfect for fall. I'm sure Evesham holds some lovely memories for you. Love the lights and the cornucopia -- very clever. Happy Tea Day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your table and mantle are perfect for an autumn gathering and a plum tart with coffee sounds delicious.

Beth said...

Your table and mantel look gorgeous, Millie. Love how you have decorated for fall!

Martha said...

Very pretty table! Love that pattern! And there is nothing like a plum tart!

Zaa said...

" Evesham " is perfect for the season ...I do love the shape of the teacup. What a lovely fallscape you've created in your house... Thanks for sharing ...Hugs

Jill said...

Oh my! Such a lovely autumn teascape which includs a plum tart served with pretty china pieces. Doesn't get any better. Your mantle is giving me decorating ideas. ;-)

Mom Wald said...

OMGoodness, your table is so lovely. Using the Evesham was an inspired idea. I was just learning and researching about Evesham, because I found two egg coddlers.

Karen said...

Oh My Millie,
This is absolutely gorgeous! Your tablesetting and mantle are magnificent for Fall! Love your china pattern too! Thank you for visiting me! Happy Autumn!
Karen

Carrie said...

Gorgeous table and mantle! It is so inviting and so very fall! Your plum dessert looks delicious too. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week!

Lorrie said...

Your table and mantel look so cozy for this time of year now that the rain has begun and the temperature is dropping. How lovely to have that set of Evesham china.

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely, cozy, homey, elegant. A delightful setting for a tea.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So lovely! Your rustic dessert looks so delicious, and I love the cornucopia. The lights are the mantel are so pretty with the fall leaves. Perfect setting for an autumn tea!