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Leaf tea

It’s so beautiful out on the patio overlooking the shade garden.

That part of the garden is under the canopy of my two beautiful maples and their leaves have been falling everywhere.

I have a leaf carpet and tablecloth. What could be lovelier.

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I decided to try to tempt Chloe out for a cup of tea but she feels nervous and a bit out of sorts because she has to write her last midterm this afternoon.

So I’ve set the table with this lovely Delphine rose hip cup for me. You can’t feel it thru the computer but the paint raises the rose hips in a relief. It’s really pretty. I love art deco type designs.

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And with this little modern cup for C. It’s by Burton and Burton and features playful monkeys…which was C’s nickname when she was little.

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But in the end, the soft sunshine, the hot tea and a little personal pumpkin pie won out and she grabbed the blanket from the living room and came out for a little lunch.

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We only shared a few minutes out on the patio but long enough to relax a little and talk out some pesky business management questions. (C wants to know why she needs to take business management and learn to think like a project manager for her CMNS degree.)

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As usual, being the girly girl, Morgan wanted to be part of the tea, but more to the point, she wanted a piece of apple and a piece of cheese. This chocolate box cat loves fruit. I dropped a piece of mango on the floor and she pounced on it and now is crazy for any fruit, especially avocados.

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We had the loveliest few minutes and now C is off to write her test. She’ll be feeling loads better after.

Sharing with Teri and Martha and Sandi and Kathy, and sending much love and sympathy to my friend Bernideen who needs her family right now.

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Comments: 41

  • Roslind Sherman

    October 29, 2013
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    Fabulous seasonal pictures and such fun to enjoy tea on a carpet of maple leaves…Thanks for sharing

  • October 29, 2013
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    Now isn’t that the most lovely tea in your carpet of Fall leaves??!! I’m sure Chloe felt much better after sipping some tea from her pretty cup.

  • October 29, 2013
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    What beautiful colors – how can that not enhance the flavor of the tea? And I bet the companionship was even better!

  • October 29, 2013
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    This is absolutely lovely. Oh, what a wonder it would be to sit at such a festive table. I have only begun collecting tea cups because of my daughters – ages 21 and 16. Now we’re getting pretty close to living in the eclectic cottage style… but not many trees around with colored leaves. Central California does not have many. Enjoy them… and more… I can see you revel in each moment. Brava! Glad I found you via the Ultimate Blog Challenge today!

  • October 29, 2013
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    Veronica – what a grand teatime outside with all those festive leaves! I would never think to deck the tablescape with them – but I actually FELT the whole crispness of your teatime – and the sunshine at just the right time of day for your photos. Bravo! That pumpkin pie looked the thing, too! Best to your lovely girl on her test.
    Joy!
    Kathy

  • October 29, 2013
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    Just wonderful! Kathryn X2 🙂

  • October 29, 2013
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    I sent your post to my daughter too. Maybe she will look . Sooooooooooo creative and tactile !

  • October 29, 2013
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    Your tea sounds lovely. I would have liked to have been there in person.

    Your tidbit about Morgan gave me a chuckle, too.

  • October 29, 2013
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    Veronica, I love your tea cups and the lunch looks wonderful, especially the pie! I’m glad Miss C came out for a change from nose in the books. That should be helpful for her. I love the fallen leaves around and think it’s a crime to clean them up too soon, much different from my husband’s way of thinking..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  • sophielipatoff

    October 29, 2013
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    magnifiques couleurs d’automne !
    belle journée
    bises
    Sophie

  • October 29, 2013
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    Hi Veronica,

    Well, you’ve certainly given new meaning to ‘tea leaves’! Your naturally set table shines with the season’s splendour of fiery foliage, softly fallen and laid out for your feast! How I wish I could have joined you in this most cozy gathering!

    xo
    Poppy

  • October 30, 2013
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    What a lovely moment with your daughter – thank you for sharing it, as well as the lovely tea scape. I’m a little verklempt, with memories of that time and place in my Miss Chris’s life. It is a special time and goes so fast!

  • October 30, 2013
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    Good morning Veronica,
    What a lovely tea time amidst the beautiful fallen leaves! That monkey teacup is adorable. I could go for a personal pumpkin pie about now too with a hot cuppa tea. Very pretty setting! As always, it’s a pleasure to have you join me for tea. Enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  • October 30, 2013
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    ahhh lovely … i had some divine loose tea yesterday … a roobios with ginger and chocolate …. perfect for helping to ease my stuffed up head/chest …

  • October 30, 2013
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    What an exceptionally lovely idea!! I especially love the plates and the creamer and sugar set–they look so pretty! Nothing like enjoying beautiful leaves to their fullest 🙂

  • October 30, 2013
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    Your fall table is inspired! The best part is the luring of C out to take a few minutes rest. Good for her! I have a daughter in university as well, and she works too. Learning all about the adult world amidst challenging classes is worthy of a good cup of tea to restore and renew.
    Your tea cups are wonderful too : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

  • October 30, 2013
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    Hi Veronica: Running a little late, but love the table. Your daughter is so beautiful. Have a great week. Sending hugs. Martha

  • October 30, 2013
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    Gorgeous leaf table cloth and teacups. Oh, and pumpkin pie!

  • October 31, 2013
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    Such a beautiful setting. Love how the shadows play on your table.

  • November 4, 2013
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    Enchanting tea, Veronica – lovely setting with all the colorful leaves – everything is just gorgeous -I appreciate you sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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