As we draw near to the end of harvest season, and before we embark on the busy Christmas season, I thought I would share some photographs from my Harvest Afternoon Tea. Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors to the South who are celebrating the American Thanksgiving today (November 22, 2012).
I like the rich colors and tones of autumn – the deep shades of greens, oranges, golds, reds, and rusts.
I love these little matching individual-sized white teapots (photo below)! I don’t have a large collection of china teacups and saucers but do have some seasonal ones like these fall-themed ones.
My harvest tea table has a distinctive fall theme to it, mostly centered around pumpkin!
The cooler autumn days often sees us drawn closer to the warmth of the fireplace.
As much as I love the colors of fall, I love the flavours of the season equally well. One of the least common jams is pumpkin jam and I don’t think I have ever seen it on a store shelf yet it is so tasty and simple to make. I will soon be publishing a separate posting with the recipe for this jam on my blog so don’t throw out those pumpkins just yet as I will have a use to which you can put them!
For my tea table, I chose a fall-themed menu of homemade biscuits served with the pumpkin jam, petite pumpkin muffins perfectly sized for tea-time, shortbread (which you may know by the name “Scotch cookies”), pumpkin tarts, and thumbprint cookies filled with the pumpkin jam.
These are some of my foods of autumn.
I like the tiered stands and use them frequently on tea tables. They are convenient, take up less space on the table, and look impressive.
I was able to find these great peach and yellow-colored tea roses which I think really enhanced the tea table.
My living room mantle dressed for autumn makes a great backdrop for the tea table.
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