Who needs a teacup?
Certainly not me!
Who can't resist when they find one they love.
That would be me.
After browsing the antique shop at the beach,
I saw this beauty and it came home with me.
For those of you that collect,
it is Spode's Wicker Bell.
There is a wicker pattern on both the saucer and cup
with sweet little yellow flowers.
I do believe it is just perfect for sipping my tea this fall/autumn day.
A is definitely in my mind for Apples and Autumn.
It must be in other minds also, as these apples were found
at a recent venture to the antique mall.
Love it when nature is shared with beautiful pieces of delight.
Yes, P is for Pumpkin too and on another day there will be Pumpkins to delight;
but for today A is for Apple and Autumn.
What apple do you love to munch this time of year?
In August I munch Gravenstein's, which also make wonderful pies and sauce.
Now I am munching Honey Crisp. Oh Yummmmmmm!
Just the perfect time to enjoy a cup of tea and a few goodies.
The teapot held a Tulsi tea/tisane with just the right amount of peppery flavor.
Flowers were picked along the roadside and put in the jar.
Savoring his tea, which was shared with me.
We also had roast beef with caramelized onion sandwiches,
watermelon salad, and thumb print cookies with
a dollop of earl grey tea jelly.
Tea is extra special when enjoyed in the sunshine.
Monticello Antique Mall is having their Autumn show right now.
Walking into the displays I felt like I was stepping into a mountain cabin.
It was a bit rustic, cowboy boots and furs, lanterns and jugs.
Double click on each photo for a closer look.
There is a lot to see in each photo.
Seeing what is trending each season is always fun with this show.
In the Spring it was the color yellow that popped.
For Autumn it felt like cabin chic.
Another show this coming weekend.
It will be interesting to see if the trend holds true.
The Winchester House in Ashland, Oregon
has a garden to delight the heart.
Saturday morning before we left for home, we took a stroll here.
How delightful to sit under the canopy of sunshine, trees, umbrellas, and trellises.
Just savoring the day, taking it all in and surrounding myself with memories.
Will you join me in savoring the day.
Maybe pick up a cup of tea and a cookie too.
Now let's sit, chat, and listen to a bit of natures song.
Sing with the birds in laughter in delight.
Last week my adventure took me to Southern Oregon and the historic town of Jacksonville.
I had visited here before, but had not had the time to just wander with my camera.
What a delight it was to wander.
It so happened that it was the beginning of the village wide garage sale, so
in my wandering I enjoyed stopping by a few sales too.
Now I always say there isn't much I need, my house is full;
but I did bring one small find home with me and will share another day.
The best part of the adventure was just wandering and taking pictures.
Do you like to wander and take pictures or just create pictures in your mind?
Either way is pure DELIGHT.
During the summer months Jacksonville has a wonderful concert series in their
open air pavilion. If you ever find yourself traveling through Southern Oregon,
for sure check out the Britt Festival schedule. http://www.brittfest.org/
Adventure is always the best.
It makes my heart sing.
Seeing the colors of the season brings great JOY.
From rosehips, acorns, red chairs, and zinnias too.
The pink flower I wasn't sure what it was,
but is was soft and lacy and a delight to the eyes.
Most of all I just loved the warmth of a walk in the afternoon
with white fluffy clouds in a beautiful blue sky.
Oh yes, adventure on a warm summer day
sings of DELIGHT to my soul.
Saturday at the Oregon State Fair I had the honor of being a judge
for the King Arthur Scone Competition.
This is the winning, blue ribbon, scone.
When I took this photo, I didn't know that it was the winner.
The judges table with a basket of Marmalady's goodies to show.
So many of the scones were just delicious this year. This is a plate of an assortment of delights.
The first place winner was just thrilled, can you tell?
She sat right in front of the whole tasting and judging just anticipating.
When her name was announced, she jumped from her seat with JOY.
It was fun to see her reaction.
Have you had a good scone lately?
Was it flavored or plain?
If flavored, what flavor do you like?
Many things bring great delight to me: tea, gardens, flowers, outdoors, food, and friends that cross my path. These all make my heart sing with small chuckles, giggles, laughter, and tears. It is my desire to seek beauty all around me, have the heart of a wanderer, a storyteller.