Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Musing With Tea




I enjoyed the final days of summer using my shell teapot 
and oversized teacup.


Shell Tea Set


Shell Tea Cup


I do admit, it's hard to believe fall has arrived with temps in
the high 80s and let's not mention the humidity!

But, just in case Harvest time has arrived where you live,
here is a little weather lore from the Farmers Almanac.

- If Autumn leaves are slow to fall, a cold winter is in store.
- Onion and apple skins, corn husks, and nutshells are traditional indicators -
the thicker the exterior, the harsher the winter.
- An be sure to notice migrating hawks:
Hawks flying high mean a clear sky.
When they fly low, prepare for a blow.



I'm joining:



And some lovely tea parties:

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a lovely cup of tea!




37 comments:

Terri Buster said...

Oh goodness- they are flying low here...not a good sign! LOL! The heat needs to get on out of here...I am ready for milder temps.

Deb said...

Very interesting. I just mentioned that the leaves are leaving the trees so soon this year. That's a good sign, I guess. Gorgeous tea-things.

Pondside said...

Predictions are for a cold winter up here where we are used to mild and rainy winters. Every 20 years or so we get a big storm, everyone goes out to take photos in the snow and then we talk about it for years after.
I like your shell teapot - just the thing for a cosy tea in early fall.

edenhills said...

Beautifully composed photos. The weather lore was fascinating.

Stephanie said...

It seems the color is slow to appear here so maybe that means the leaves will not be dropping early. I love over-sized cups and mugs.

Clara said...

I love your shell teapot and cup and saucer. Fall is here and it's beautiful. So much nicer than the hot humid buggy weather we've had.
~Clara

xinex said...

What a beautiful tea set! I love ythe raised design....Christine

Terri said...

What a beautiful tea set! I love this pattern with the shells and stars on it. Your photo is so soft and lovely!
Happy autumn!
Hugs,
Terri

Sharon Wagner said...

I think the hawks are on to something.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
Your shell teapot and cup are really lovely. The raised design is wonderful! Being a beach girl, I never tire of shell/beach themed tea things. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely quote...much to muse on. I love the shell motif, because I live at the ocean...2 miles away...so that is a frequent and beloved theme. Thanks so much for visiting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sylvia said...

Pretty teaset. The weather man has said we will have a colder winter this year.

Vee said...

Hmmm...wonder what lots of winter berries means. I do not like the thought of a colder winter...bah humbug on that!

That is a sweet tea pot and super sized mug! It can go into autumn very nicely.

You might be surprised to know that we'll reach 80F today and tomorrow. That is just wrong!

Irene said...

Lovely teapot and cup, glad you enjoyed it. Good ideas from the almanac.

Mary said...

I love your teapot and big cup! How fun.

We have fast turning leaves here... :D

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Enjoy your last days of warm weather, hon...cause I know soon it'll be freezing too! I love the pretty teapot and big teacup; nice for a hot soup in Winter too! Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,
FABBY

The Artful Diva said...

Lovely, as always! I like the way you processed these photos!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely teaset! I like the over sized cup! Geese are flying south and lots of squirrels busy gathering their food for the winter. No matter what we always have a long cold winter!
Hugs...Nancy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love that large tea cup - perfect for the first cups of the day - I always need two!

Your quotes are perfect for your season - fingers crossed Winter won't be too cold and bleak.

I'm the odd one out today as of course it's Spring in my part of the world - we have a very fickle weather pattern at the mo!

Shane

Luján Fraix said...

Preciosa vajilla para el té, me ha gustado mucho como así también tus reflexiones. Feliz otoño!!! desde Argentina.

Tea in Texas said...

A very pretty set for the seaside! Your correct fall is yet to arrive here but I'm ready for cooler weather. Have a great week!

Pam

Dotti said...

I adore that teacup and teapot!

Janet said...

You have such a lovely collection of tea cups and teapots. I never tire of seeing them.

Still in the 80's here, too but without the humidity so it isn't too bad. I'm ready for some chilly weather!

Veronica Roth said...

Oh my gosh Snap, my grandfather used to predict the winter by the onion skins, mind you, he grew them. Now-a-days the onions might be predicting winter in Chile! Love your seashell tea pot and cup. Seashells always say summer and holidays to me too. :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Great sea shell set today! Very interesting about the Farmers Almanac. Looks like that means a cold winter for us. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

Linda said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Sharon said...

Your shell teapot and cup are elegant. Beautiful photos!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I hope all signs will point to a cold winter! I'm one of those strange people who likes the cold. :-)

Love that tea cup.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable porcelain,I love the composition with the books!
Léia

Nancy said...

What a lovely tea set -- is it stoneware?

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pretty tea set. Simple shell and white, what could be better. xox

you-wee because said...

Beautiful hotographs full of atmosphere, Snap! What kind of tea did you enjoy? Chinese Green Tea, Earl Grey or herbal teas???
Regards from Germany, Uwe.

Barb said...

I plan to go out and examine all the nuts, skins, and shells I find! We're supposed to have snow again this weekend. I'll send you some cool.

rventrello said...

Beautiful photo of teapot and teacup. Brings to mind lovely relaxing afternoons with a good cup of tea and a good book.

Micupoftea said...

Lovely photos :)

Bernideen said...

Lovely teapot and cup and saucer Snap. Seashells are so pretty as a decorating motif and especially anywhere near the water which we are a little short on in Colorado. It is fun to see this! Glad to have you at Friends Sharing Tea!

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful teapot and cup! Has such a calming feel, makes me long to sit by the seaside :)