A lovely dusk falls round about our little home sweet home as husband and I return from a wee walk after supper.
Stepping into the house we are greeted by our cats – Copperfield and Emma – and some interesting happenings on the library table in the dining room where a fall teatime theme is set up.
It would appear, in the cozy twilight time, that Lady Autumn has been arranging my fall teacups from two of my favorite English pottery houses: Johnson Brothers and Wood & Sons. The shadows cast a dreamy haze on the scene and I am swept up with inspiration for our Blogland teatime this week!
Squirrel Nutkin scampers in, taking a break from burying all his acorns here and about. You, know – I find them all year long hidden hither and yon. Honestly! If it’s not your kids with their toys all over the place – it’s your ceramic figurines making no end of a mess when the humans aren’t watching!
Anyway – just loved how this dreamy shabby white teapot and mug set suggests the coming chill of winter – set off in front of my stacked book boxes in complimentary tones.
The pot and mugs are a cherished birthday gift from my son and daughter-in-law this past September. Been waiting to show them off at just the right time of year. Don’t be surprised if they re-appear in the spring bedecked with rose hued florals and sunlight. Rather versatile, this set is, I’d say.
On the tea tree two cups and saucers of note captivate my autumn’s eye . . .
Here’s a Wood & Sons Jamestown pattern that immediately touched my heart with its delicate muted tones, old world floral spray, and diminutive size – the day I found it – thrifting!
It blends nicely with the Johnson Brothers Harvest Time pattern with all manner of fruits . . .
Hailing the season of plenty in similar muted tones.
To be sure, though, Squirrel Nutkin has made his choice of the Wood & Sons cup and saucer with the taupe band encircling the interior of the cup.
I think he likes it best because it is a demitasse size – small – just like his silly little self.
I am hopeful to add to this collection with a sweet piece waiting for me at my favorite tearoom, Across the Pond, a shop I’ve often featured here. There’s been a cup and saucer with a similar Johnson Brothers pattern just waiting for me to bring home to join my autumn tea tree display. Hopefully, it will not walk away with another teatime fancier before I can claim it as my own! I’d like to treat myself to it by Thanksgiving –
But, I must get on the other side of my daughter’s wedding – a week before turkey day!
No matter – Lady Autumn has a lovely display set off especially warm and inviting this evening, in the twilight, and I’m brewing up some tea for hubby and me for a cozy cuppa as we watch the stars come out. Camomile, I think . . .
And – I love the lighting in this Teatime at Twilight so much – I believe I may have to do it again next week!
Stay tuned on that score . . .
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