As you might know - or will soon learn - I'm not a fan of the bright autumn colors - no bright oranges for me thank you. So this weekend Don set out to find me some small white pumpkins - they called them ghost pumpkins. He found some at the grocery store and surprised me with them - they are just the perfect thing for my tea for two with my new teapot.
We made a brief stop at Goodwill this last weekend and I always browse through the teapots and dishes - and what a treasure I found. I can't believe someone else hadn't snapped it up - I know they put out new merchandise mainly on Wednesdays - and yet there it was - waiting for me on Sunday. And two matching cups.
Isn't this the prettiest all-white teapot? Leaves and berries and flowers, oh my!
Perfect with some white candles and the mini ghost pumpkins
To add a little color I used a green Depression Glass plate for the cookies, and yellow checked napkins
And green Depression Glass saucers for just a little more color, Washington is, after all, the Evergreen State.
A footed Milk Glass cake stand is perfect for setting the teapot on
A few shortbread cookies and we are ready for tea
The top of the lid has a strawberry and leaf - so cute
The front of the teapot has strawberries and flowers and leaves
The back is mostly leaves
Come, sit, enjoy a cup of Constant Comment tea this fine, rainy, blustery autumn day
The ghost pumpkins sit atop upside down dessert dishes.
The tablecloth is a fabulous hand crocheted find on ebay (12.00 if you must know). My mother had one just like this one when I was a child.
Milk Glass and Depression Glass dessert dishes are just the right size to hold the pumpkins
A wonderful day for tea with friends, I'm so glad you stopped by
Each time I look at this teapot and the cups I like them more and more
Is two cookies enough? There are lots more - and might I add a bit of honey to your tea?