Monday, November 4, 2013

Autumn Mornings

Do you start your morning with a hot steaming cup of your favorite beverage? 

I discovered a new green tea and I really enjoy it.  It is called Kukicha tea. 

This green tea is considered the Japanese peasant's tea, because after all of the green tea leaves were sold the remaining leaves and twigs from the tea plant were combined to create this tea.  It is very mild and naturally low in caffeine. 

On these autumn mornings I am sipping my hot tea and scouring vintage cookbooks for Christmas recipes. 
What are you doing with your autumn mornings?
 The teacup is made by Spode the pattern is Blue Italian.
I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Share your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground  
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful teacup! and yes.. with the colder days ... a hot cup of tea is perfect to warm up with... C. (HHL)

Beth said...

Lovely images, Sherry. I noticed the steam rising from your that photoshopped, or is it real? I love your little cow creamer. I have one too but mine is plain white. I found it interesting that your green tea is darker in color than green teas usually are. Enjoyed your post today!

Ann K said...

Hi, Sherry. Yep, I can't start my day without my morning cup of hot tea! I'm a chai lover, myself. Maybe it's the caffine that I crave, you think? :) Love the blue cup/saucer, too! Have fun cooking up some Christmas goodies!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Lavender Cottage said...

My mornings begin with a mug of hot coffee and tea comes later in the afternoon. Pretty blue and white china, soon I will be perusing magazines as well for ideas.

martinealison said...


Tout comme vous je sirote mon thé en me levant et je me lève tôt, donc une bonne théière est nécessaire !
Je bois le matin du thé fumé.
Gros bisous à vous et bonne journée.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
My mornings always begin with a big mug of coffee. I drink my tea later through out the day and evening. Love your pretty blue and white china. The cow creamer is adorable! I am getting my Christmas books and magazines out too. Thank you for sharing with Tea Time and enjoy your day.


Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Thanks for all of your responses as to what was in your cup! That was fun to read. Beth the steam was real coming off of my cup in the sunshine. I did Photoshop a texture on the photos though.

Bernideen said...

That is such a lovely teaset! Beautiful photos too!

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Beautiful vignettes! Your blue and white transferware tea cup is so lovely. Your new tea sounds delicious! I began my day with fresh homemade chai tea.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the teacup. I haven't tried that tea before...will be looking foit. Your photos are lovely! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Poppy said...


Your autumn morning tea is very tempting to a converted coffee drinker! Coffee never seems to take on the elegance that tea does and your setting and steamy cup here today, are yet another example of this charming serenity.


Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Sherry,
I love your vignette and always love blue and white. The steam swirling in the first picture is really neat.
Happy Autumn, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Babs Richman said...

Pretty blue and white vignette. Of course, you can't beat Spode for classical beauty. I drink green tea, but I'm not familiar with Kukicha. I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip, and for hosting.

Veronica said...

Love the Blue and White! I collect also. I have the same "cow" creamer. Lovely simply Lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful blue dishes Sherry. I love the feel of Autumn mornings. I don't sip tea often. I still love a cold Diet Coke. My youngest daughter loves green tea. She has to sweeten it with honey. She loves her honey! Maybe that's why she is so sweet. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.