Nov 26, 2012

The Last Fall Tea...

I know the calender says
fall will still be with us another month or so...
 
but to me,
when the last of the Thanksgiving Dinner
is eaten...
 
it is officially Winter
and Christmas season has begun...
 
so I am sharing my last tea of fall today...
 
 
fall is about rich smells and tastes...
 
cinnamon...


 
Pumpkin bread
with chocolate chips...
 
 
I made a loaf with chocolate chips and one without,
the without sat sadly untouched,
till long after the with was all gone...
 




 
the garden still has a surprise bloom here and there...
 
I foraged around for this bouquet of
Yarrow,  Heavenly Bamboo Berries
and a single Gertrude Jekyll Rose...
  
treasured...
 



 
Have you Decked Your Halls?
 
My Mr.  went back to work today
after a holiday break,
 
I am ready to deck the halls,
but have to clean them first,  haha!
 
Today I am joining...
 
and
 
 
Thanks for joining me today...

20 comments:

Beth said...

Your photos are glorious, Bella! I love your bouquet and your teacup too. Beautiful!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is such a beautiful post Bella. And yes, I have decked my halls already even after being away to New York City last weekend! Have fun decorating (and cleaning). Blessings, Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
The scent of cinnamon is nice as it gently wafts through the air; I like the taste and use it in many of my recipes.
A pretty teacup and yummy looking pumpkin bread - I'll confess I'd prefer the one without the chocolate chips.
The halls were cleaned first here too and then decked. You had such a beautiful tree last year with all the birds on it so I'm looking forward to what you do this year.
Hugs,
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, what a pretty post! Your bouquet is really sweet and I like your cinnamon sticks tied up and sitting in that pretty cup! It's always a pleasure to have you for tea. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! This is just such a pretty post! Your pictures are amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Leslie's Garden said...

What a pretty little bouquet! I love the little creamer it's in, too. I have started a bit on my decorating. At least I've got my tree up, and all the stuff brought in. That's a major accomplishment for me!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

My halls are cleaned and decked ;-)
Love your beautiful photos.

~Shanon

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Have started the decking of the halls--and the cleaning too! I can't wait to see what you do. Your posts are always beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Your posts are always so very beautiful, Bella. We are cleaning and decorating as we go here- Have a wonderful week-xo Diana

my cup of tea said...

So beautiful! I would love to try pumpkin bread with white chocolate chips!
~Donna~

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Tea sounds yummy! I would have gladly dug into that second loaf! I thought you might have snow, and here you are still with the bouquets! It's all very pretty! xx

Janneke said...

Beautiful china, lovely late surprise blooms and mouthwatering pumpkin bread with chocolate chips!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bella,
Such beautiful photos! It's all in the details. Love that cinnamon tied up with that candy cane striped string.
Sweet.
All the best, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Terri said...

Beautiful post Bella! I love your Melba tea cup. It is soooo vintage! The vignettes you have set up are very lovely. The pumpkin bread sounds delicious! Yum!
Have a great day : )
Hugs,
Terri

Snap said...

Bella, such a gorgeous post! The Melba teacup is lovely. All your tea vignettes are wonderful. Happy Tea Day!

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

Thank you for posting more of your gorgeous photos...it always makes me "oooh and aaah!"

Karen said...

You always bring such beauty into our lives, Bella. Such a delight to behold. I love your china, your linens, your arrangement, and your pumpkin bread looks delicious. I am enjoying these last few days of fall, also. xx

sandy said...

Beautiful displays! I love the flowers and your teacup! Our flowers are long gone by now.;( Your pumpkin bread looks scrumptious! Even without the chocolate!
Have a wonderful week!
sandy ;)

Carolyn said...

Hi bella,
Love your beautiful photos once again. No bouquets to be had here unless it is winter greenery.
Guess I'll be adding choc. chips to my pumpkin bread from now on.

Carolyn

Haworth said...

Such a lovely post, Bella. I agree that with Thanksgiving over it is officially the "anticipating Christmmas" season. Your final bouquet is so lovely, and the English china so pretty. My flowers have long since passed by here in New England but there are lovely seeds and bittersweet to scatter here and there, as well as plump mahogany rosehips.