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I Love Tea Cups

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Simple Single Fall Wreath

Hello Everyone,
"Fall is in the Air"
Yes! The leaves are starting to turn and the evenings are getting shorter.
This year I bought a new wreath at my favorite store for $7.99. (Clearance) Very Thrifty.
I added a bow and some little fall floral picks I had on my Thanksgiving table post in 2010.
Ta Da! 
 A Fall Wreath for my front porch.

Burnt orange, green and brown.  Not just Green but a warm and soft green with a hint of brown.

Adding a Bow with some sparkle is always a fun and easy way to dress up a wreath. 

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner

I'm joining some friends for a blog party or two.
Hop along with me.

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Door Decor @ Southern Hospitality
Thrifty Thursdays @ Tales from Bloggeritaville 
Show and Tell Friday @ A Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence

Hello to my new follower!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mantel Monday

Hello Everyone!
I'm dusting off the mantel for Mantel Monday and more fun parties in Blog land.
Fall is Here

Work in Progress~ First I started with a natural theme.
It worked out for the first couple of weeks in September.

Just not enough punch for the Real Fall Look...

The antique clock is great for general mantel use.  But Fall is different.  The old books are interesting and my little ducks are cute but just not exactly my inspiration.

This old clock has been in our family for many years.

A few days went by and I remembered how beautiful the Red Poppies were in the fields of England. While in England we would drive by large fields and see sheep grazing with beautiful ranches and beautiful red poppies blooming so brilliantly red against the green fields and bluish grey skies
of North Eastern England.

Some antique plates and Red Poppies plus some pheasant feathers in a rustic pitcher seemed to get closer to my vision. 

I had a 8" x 10" picture made from a photograph I took in England and found this frame in my frame collection.  No! The frame was just not right for the picture.

I placed some fall garland across the mantel. It needs something more. Just not the total look yet.

Now I have a question.  Do you keep playing with a project until it meets your level of acceptance? 

I have a confession!  My new part-time job is at 'Tuesday Morning' and I found this frame at work.

I retired from my full time job in 2007.  They say after about five years seniors want to go back to work.
Yep... That's me. 
I love to travel and work in my garden, but I love to work too.
Now you know the rest of the story.

The plate stand is from 'Tuesday Morning' also.

I added a pumpkin and some jewels to the vignette

A closer look at the country side of England 

Finally I was satisfied with my
 'Fall Mantel'

'Red Poppies'

My photograph without glass covering the image.
The beautiful Red Poppy fields are so incredibly beautiful.

I truly hope you have enjoyed my mantel transformation.

I would love to share my Fall Mantel with:
The House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
The Lettered Cottage for Fall Mantel Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Decor to Adore for Fall in Love

Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner

12 th Cupcake Sunday

Welcome to the 12th and final Cupcake Sunday.
at My Cozy Corner
I can't believe I have posted Cupcake Sunday 12 months...
Is there something called Blogging Time?
 This year is going way too fast and I will not be posting Cupcake Sunday for awhile.
I have enjoyed posting a once a month party and I'm going to be taking a cake decorating class next month to find more inspiration on decorating cupcakes.  But I need less structure to my schedule.  In July I started to work part-time to save for another fabulous vacation.  I love to blog at my own speed and I don't want to stop baking cupcakes. I bake cupcakes once a month because I give the cupcakes  to my church coffee hour.  The granddaughters love to help bake them and of course my Sweetheart loves to eat them after the photo shoot.LOL 

Now to get on with the show.

The Autumn air is so wonderful and my ONE SUNFLOWER plant  is still blooming.
I would like to share my Autumn inspiration with you.

Apple-Nut Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix
Substitute Water with 11/2 cups pumpkin
Substitute vegetable with 1/2 cup honey
1 cup grated apples
1/2 cup walnuts

Wonderful Sunflowers

Fresh Apples

Rustic handmade cupcake papers.  Cut 5 inch squares from parchment paper to have a simple and inexpensive cupcake paper.  Spray the cupcake pan before inserting the papers.  It helps the paper stick to the cupcake tins. 

I used an Open Star - 1M Swirl Decorating Tip

My joy~making a mosaic for Mosaic Monday

The patio is a great place to photograph.  It's also very rustic too...  

I love to use my red cupcake holder my granddaughters gave me as a Christmas gift 2010.

Nothing says Autumn like a red check tablecloth!

Thank you so much for joining me for 12 wonderful Cupcake Sundays.

I would like to share my cupcakes with 

Seasonal Sunday @ The Tablescaper
On The Menu Monday @ Stonegable
Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum


Monday, September 19, 2011

Tablescape # 32

A Friendship Tea

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Tea

As the guests arrived they were invited to have some refreshments before going into the dining room for  tea.
Louise our hostess had something for everyone.  Champagne, Wine, Sparkling Cider and Sherry.

Salted nuts in the autumn leaf.

And a spot of Sherry

And fabulous Table arrangements
Louise's home is absolutely beautiful. This Fall arrangement  is so beautiful on her table top.

As the guests enter the dining room they see the sideboard with delicious sweets for dessert.
Harvest Honey Cupcakes~Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Fresh Strawberries

A beautiful flower arrangement and beautiful antique dishes galore.

I was so delighted to prepare the luncheon and the bonus was to photograph the beautiful surroundings.

Absolutely breathtaking.

Willow Brook Chicken Salad

Antique dessert plate and cup and saucer at every place setting
and beautiful linens

As I'm writing this post I discovered that I did not ask the name of  the beautiful Sterling Sliver Flatware.
Louise did tell me some of the dishes belonged to her mother who is now 98 years young and some of the dishes belonged to her mother-in-law and most of the dishes Louise has collected over the past 40 some years. 
Please forgive me if I didn't get all the information correct. I think blog land will get the idea...

The place mats are just precious

This dessert plate, cup and saucer are 100 years old.
I did remember that interesting piece of information!!!

I just went from one place setting to another looking at each piece in awe.

Open-Face cucumber sandwiches and Putting on The Ritz Egg Salad Sandwiches were served.

Beautiful Bowl to hold the Scones~

Louise is Canadian and on her last trip home she bought the lemon curd hoping for a special occasion to use it.  The strawberry jam is wonderful imported French jam we can buy in some grocery stores in the the United States.  It has the best flavor when spread on a scone.  Butter and whipped cream were also served.

The perfect centerpiece.  So lovely and didn't block any guests view.

~Great decorating tip~

To Best Friends
The hostess is the beautiful lady in yellow

~Our Tea has come to an End~
If you would like any of the recipes for the luncheon

Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner

I'm joining:

Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch


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