Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A November Tea

November Tea: The Charm of Home
It is time to take a break and get ready for the business of the holiday season.  I am trying out a new cookie recipe and crafting with the last of my garden spoils before winter.

November Tea: The Charm of Home
I had saved this teacup for Veteran's Day because of the red poppies on it but, I discovered that in America the red poppy is really intended for Memorial Day.  In Britain, however the red poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day, ( often called Poppy Day), in remembrance of the ending of World War I.

November Tea: The Charm of Home
Okay without going into a lengthy history lesson, (of which I could, because I was just over at the above link reading with fascination about the whole Poppy Day story...sigh, GEEK) here is my teacup made by Grace's Teaware.

November Tea: The Charm of Home
This teacup was beautiful.   It even had a delicate pattern embossed in the rim of cup and saucer.

Fern Candle Rings: The Charm of Home
Now, about that crafting with the garden spoils... I gathered the last of these lovely ferns this week and crafted candle rings.  I love how they turned out. 

Fern Candle Rings: The Charm of Home 
Fern Candle Rings: The Charm of Home

I often love to bring the outdoors in and use it in different ways.  I'll see how these do when they dry out.  I have never tried this before.  

Are you crafting for the holidays yet?

I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss


carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

So pretty and so cozy Sherry. ;) I just love the color red - it always speaks to me. I bet that greenery will dry out really lovely too.

Plus, I LOVE that you're a geek and read up on historical things like that. Lol!
Blessings. xoxo

Cranberry Morning said...

Well it's funny how one thing leads to another when you're looking something up, right? Anyway, that's what happens to me. :-) Beautiful poppy teacup and saucer! I'm hoping to get crafty pretty soon. I want to make an evergreen wreath.

Margie said...

Love the beautiful poppy teacup! In Canada, we wear a red poppy as a sign of remembrance.

Parsimonious D├ęcor Darling said...

Very pretty teacup, and your ferns look so pretty; almost Christmas-esque! Can't wait! :)

Linda said...

Hi Sherry!
What a GORGEOUS teacup and I'm in LOVE with you candle rings!
I've been away from blog land for a long time (life has been so busy for me this year) but am just now getting back to visiting with all my friends! It was so fitting to open your post this morning on this Remembrance Day where images of poppies in my city abound today! Just lovely.
I've missed you! XO Wishing you a beautiful day!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your Poppy teacup and saucer couldn't be more perfect for today's tea! It is really pretty and I like the shape too. We wear poppies here in Canada for Remembrance Day because we follow the traditions of Britain. Hubby and I actually start wearing them on Halloween. {I think I told you once before that Canada is part of the British Commonwealth.} Your candles are wonderful and the perfect way to use up the rest of your garden ferns. Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your day.

Autumn blessings,

A Grandma’s Blessings said...

Really pretty!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a lovely poppy tea cup...and so are your candles!

Donna said...

Love the tea cup!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your poppy teacup is so perfect for today! I am sipping on some Christmas tea as I read your blog :-)

Tea in the Library said...

Love the touch of Fall you have brought in from the garden. Your photographs are beautiful you have such talent.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely teacup. I have begun to think about starting some crafts for christmas - but I'll get there - making soap is the first project.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the bright pop of the poppies, and perfect for Rembrance or poppy day...I scheduled a posted for yesterday on Veteran's Day about the Tower Of London poppies last year. Your displays are gorgeous! So cozy indeed. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.