I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autumn Tea Time

Hello Everyone, 
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to enjoy tea.
The days are cooler and the autumn colors are appearing in the garden. My father was an avid duck hunter and when I spotted these Johnson Bros tea cups and saucers it reminded me of my childhood.  
 Every year during hunting season my father would go duck hunting or pheasant hunting and bring home beautiful Mallard Ducks and Pheasants for dinner. 
It was a very special treat to have roasted wild game for dinner on a cold fall evening.  
I found the cups and saucers at a local thrift shop few weeks ago. 
The pattern is called 'BROOKSHIRE' and has a charming multi motif pattern.
The pattern is decorated with  beautiful detailed birds and feather designs. 
 The tea cup and saucer are nested in a grapevine wreath with the grape tendrils winding around the saucer and the plate.  

Finger Sandwiches with creamy egg salad are and integral part of every tea. I love the look of this tea sandwich made with 3 bread slices for each sandwich. The sandwich is cut vertically into 4 finger sandwiches. The egg salad triangles are garnished with fresh minced parsley from my herb garden.  
The Pheasant trivet has been around My Cozy Corner for over 40 years.
And the Autumn Sedum is a perfect addition to my Autumn Tea time. 
I garnished the plate with a few sprigs of Italian parsley for decoration. The creamy egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from minced red onion and sweet pickle relish.  
The egg salad recipe is courtesy of Tea Time magazine September/October 2012
The egg salad sandwiches can also be made into spirals. I'm in the process of testing recipes for my annual Christmas tea.  And this egg salad recipe is going to be on the menu. It's so delicious.
A simple white tea pot, a rustic crock with fall flowers, plus charming foul tea cups and saucers and dainty tea sandwiches are the essence of this Autumn Tea. 
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to My Cozy Corner today.
I will be joining some wonderful bloggers to share my Autumn Tea Time.
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Cup Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Trish's Heart and Home for Heart and Home
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea with Friends
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall 
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
Stonegable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday 
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Natasha In Oz for Say G'Saturday
Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party

A Big Thank you to  
An Oregon Cottage for highlighting My Sunflower Post
Debbiedoo's crowed about me and my Magazine Copy Cat Challenge
Miz Helen's Country Cottage mentioned my Lavender and Lemon Loaf 9/29/12
Thank you so much for your inspiring blog parties. 
Bless you all


  1. Hello Betty,
    I love your Autumn inspired tea today! I enjoyed the story of your father hunting and bringing home game for dinner and the china is perfect for that! Your sedum makes a nice arrangement for your table and my favourite egg salad sandwiches look delish! It's always a pleasure to have you join me for tea, Betty. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week.


  2. Hello Betty, you have created the perfect Autumn tea. I would love to enjoy a cup of tea in these stunning cups with this charming pattern. LOVE IT!
    It is my first time visiting your Cozy (indeed) Corner and I will come back for more.
    Enjoy the splendor of the season!

  3. Oh Betty, you have truly set a wonderful Autumn tea tablescape - it is just perfectly pleasant and warm and inviting.

    Even the fellas would enjoy sitting at this table.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I love All Things Tea, too!

  4. Betty...what a wonderful teaset! I love game bird sets and this is an especially nice one. It does speak Autumn, doesn't it? And I LOVE egg salad...one of my fav lunch or tea sandwich spreads! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. Hello Betty, Your autumn tea looks so cozy. I love the warmth of the colors. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  6. Love it! Love it! And especially like that you found these cups at a Thrift Store! I found the most delicious tea cups with a pink Rose motif at my local Good Will Store. When I got them home they matched perfectly with a Teapot that I 'd had for years! Love those kind of moments!

  7. Hello Betty,
    I sure did enjoy my visit to your Cozy Corner! What a lovely post you have. How fortunate for you that such fine cups (that bring back good memories) was waiting for you at the thrift shop! Yay!
    They are lovely, and perfect for fall. Your tea setting is very nice!

  8. Greeting Betty ..What a delightful Autumn teaset... Birds and the fall weather are a happy duo... How special is it to find such beautiful dishes at the thrift store , especially when they match ( ha ha)...They must have been meant for you....Egg sale is my favourite ..looks yummy....and inviting on your beautiful tablescape...Lovely post...ENJOY your day !!!! Hugs

  9. Hello Betty,
    You certainly found some wonderful cups at the thrift store!
    They have such a warm comforting look about them that says "home sweet home" to me.
    Ducks and vine wreaths and vintage china..perfect for enjoying an Autumn day's cuppa!
    Your tea sandwiches look delicious. Egg salad always satisfies :-)
    Thanks for linking up to Heart & Home.
    Have a lovely day..Trish

  10. That is a beautiful Autumn Tea! I have never seen that vintage china before.


  11. What a lovely autumn tea and what a great find with the teacups! Perfect for this time of year!

  12. I love this tea set! It is very unique and you have set a pretty table with it. I have never thought of cutting my sedum for an indoor bouquet. It looks beautiful! Pamela

  13. Hi Betty...Your afternoon tea looks and sounds delicious. I like the teapot and the cup and saucer in the vine wreath...might use this idea for Christmas...
    Have a good day
    Barb from Australia

  14. Hello! I'm stopping over from StoneGable today, and I love your blog! It truly is a Cozy Corner. I adore your simple, homey style, it is RIGHT up my alley! I love all things cozy, and simply must become your newest friend. :)

  15. Hi Betty - what darling fall flavored duck cups and saucers! They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with Friends Sharing Tea! Lovely!

  16. Just a pefect setting for a fall tea time. The Johnson Bros. pattern Brookshire is wonderful for an autumn motif. I'm glad you found them at a thrift shop and know you will enjoy them! I found a teapot in this pattern sometime ago and really love the shape. The pretty flower arrangement is lovely in your rustic crock! Enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich for I love Tea Time magazine, too!

  17. Isn't this wonderful?! I just love it and setting the cup and saucer on the wreaths is such a fine touch. Egg salad sandwiches are one of my very favorites and I was happy to see that the recipe is exactly like my own, only I just toss stuff in. At least, I'm tossing all the same things in.

  18. Hi Betty, this wonderful set of china really is perfect for Fall. Love the masculine touch, and could just see this set in a cozy lake house or cabin. thanks so much for sharing them with us, I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration this week!

  19. lovely and perfect fir Autumn tea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Sorry It's taken me a while to get here and say thank you xo


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