Friday, April 9, 2010

Autumn in the air and a home full of comfort and cheer








In a home filled with traditions , I have come up with one of our own. Having read many of Tasha Tudors books, one lovely tradition that I knew I wanted to follow was 4pm tea. She would gather her little ones through all the Seasons and have them sitting at her side while they all had tea and cake or sandwiches. My Mom comes every Wednesday afternoon for our Tasha Tudor tea. Brogan bakes up a storm and we drink out of our best tea cups. After tea, we either read to the children or we play a game. We are loving it.. I have also set up our Autumn nature table. Just a little reminder of a sleepy season around the corner. Marie from http://softearthart.blogspot.com sent the lovely hanging and the root childrens Mommy. I love having little pieces of homemade treasures people have made in my home. I have also organised a section in my kitchen where I have placed every ones Winter beanies, gloves, scarves and boots. We have our badger range of sniffles ointments and chamomile rubs...All ready for the cold. To bring in a little cheer, I have discovered a World of lovely Cafe' music. It is the "Putumayo" collection. It brings in such a lovely vibe. I play it in the kitchen all day..Enough to transport me to romantic Cafe's all over the world. So, dear Friends. Just a little snippet of whats going down in the little meadow...

Happy weekend to all~

17 comments:

momma rae said...

what a lovely tradition! tea time is so fun. love seeing the bits of autumn on your table. spring is in full effect here. they are my favorite seasons.

Amanda said...

I would LOVE to do tea time. I think my five year old daughter would too. Its my 3 year old boy, and this baby in my belly that scare me. I inherited a small collection of antique tea cups I would love to share with them, I just worry about the cups braking. Maybe I'll give it another year. hmmm.

Tammy said...

What a delightful post to read. I surely loved reading this and seeing these photos.

Nicole Benjamin said...

I am so happy to see these frequent postings!
Your nature table is lovely!
I love the idea of a Tasha Tea time! Such beautiful memories being created!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

beautiful photos :)

Erin said...

I love this 4pm tea idea :) And I also of course adore Tasha ... Happy Friday!

softearthart said...

Dear Suzanne, How delightful your Autumn table is, I am so pleased my little needle felted creations have a lovely home to stand in. love and light Marie

Beth said...

Very special! I had a friend who kept us young mothers close about 15 years ago by hosting us for children's playtime, chocolate chip cookies, and strong, strong coffee once a week after school. Her name was Magda, and I miss her and those great conversations we had, which kept things in perspective! Suzanne, I love your cozy cubbies full of sweaters and wellies and was wondering if you could come organize my house like that? love, Beth

Rhonda Jean said...

you have a lovely family and home. Happy weekend to you all.

softearthart said...

Hi Suzanne, I am sorry but I am not computer savy enough to be of any assistance, in this matter cheers Marie

Jessica said...

Such a warm post! As you know, it's springtime here and yet somehow your autumnal post makes me wish we were cozying in. :)

Enjoy your tea time...what a lovely tradition.

Linda said...

Dear Suz,
What a beautiful blog post, I love Marie's work, she is very talented:)It is lovely to see you all back rested from your holiday, we must get together soon for a family tea.
Love
Linda

Theresa said...

:)

Naturalearthfarm said...

Yes, tea time is a wonderful tradition. In the cooler seasons we have a goal of a 3:00 pm tea time. It doesn't happen everyday, but we enjoy it when it does.
Such beautiful photos - I especially like your wooden cubbies as you prepare for cooler weather.
Warm wishes, Tonya

WendyandGabe said...

I really love that tradition. It is very sweet!

Jump into A Book said...

Oh Suzanne such a lovely Autumn nature table. We have a similar tradition here but it's based on the fact that I'm from a Swedish family. Everyday at 3:30 we gather together to have "Fika" which is coffee/tea, juice, and some yummy sweet thing. It let's us catch eachother up on our day. Here's to many happy tea moments ahead.

Fabiola Perez-Sitko said...

what a wonderful idea Suzanne! I must install this as of today...tea tomorrow at 4 pm ;-)