Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome October~A Pumpkin Tea~

Dear Friends,

We greeted the beginning of another month with another Thursday Tea! Audrey decorated our table with two of our three pumpkins (They didn't do so well this year), and a zucchini for good measure!

We enjoyed an herbal chai (cardamon, cinnamon, ginger tea with milk) with a little elderberry syrup for a little extra sweetness and color (and health benefits!).

We had pumpkin cookies for treats, which Frankie decided would make a great soup with the chai (Consider yourself blessed that we failed to take a photo ;) )!

The girls have found a puffball mushroom in the neighbor's field, which unfortunately was too mature for eating,

And our Monarch butterfly emerged yesterday, but the poor thing is hanging stock still even yet, as Monarchs are cold-blooded and cannot move when it's below 60 degrees.

And here we are enjoying a little autumn silliness ~

And the beautiful skies this time of year~

We hope that you are enjoying this autumn, as well! May you and yours be blessed with health and joy.



"Once more the liberal year laughs out
O'er richer stores than gems or gold:
Once more with harvest song and shout
Is nature's boldest triumph told."
- John Greenleaf Whittier


  1. Happy October to you too! :) Your tea is lovely and the tea itself sounds so yummy! I love the pumpkins for decorations too - they add such a festive fall flair to it! :) And pumpkin cookies!!! YUM!

    It looks like you enjoyed a lovely time outdoors too! You all look so beautiful in your dresses. I am blessed to have you as a friend! Have a glorious day!

  2. Hello Marqueta,thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment.What a precious family you have,some very beautiful children,indeed. Your tea with the little ones is very sweet.... I am sure to visit you often....

    Much blessings

  3. Oh my... *sigh*
    What a LOVELY tea.
    Pumpkins and tea.. what
    could be more wonderful?!
    October is such a scrumptious
    month.... Hoping yours is a
    Sweet one full of many, many
    blessings, dear friend!
    This was such a delightful
    post, indeed!

    With Much Love~ Miss Jen

  4. What a lovely tea!! Happy October!

    Love, heather

  5. How lovely! Your children seem as to love tea time !! I live in a different region and hope to see pumpkins ripening within a month or so from our little garden.

    Happy Ocotber to you and many blessings, Deanna
    ps- I do hope the little butterfly warms up enough to spread his wings and fly soon ;O)

  6. Que Te tan lindo Marqueta!

    Las ninas se ven tan lindas - Feliz Octubre mi querida amiga!

    lady m

  7. what a pretty little tea time! I can hardly believe that its october...such a magic and beautiful time.

  8. What wonderful pictures~I love the one with the hula-hoop in the sky! Your Pumpkin Tea looked so enjoyable~and you all even drink the healthy tea~vanilla chai is a favorite of mine. You always look so pretty in your dresses and aprons. I wear the aprons around the house and outside a lot or else all my clothes would be ruined. God bless, Rose

  9. Looks like a wonderful tea and a wonderful welcome to October! Enjoy the cooler temps and changing season. Those pumpkins have me craving some pumpkin pie and roasted pumpkin seeds blessings Heather :D

  10. Marqueta, I hope you'll forgive me for intruding, but OH I've loved coming to visit today. You and your girls are so very sweet and the pictures are beyond beautiful. I'm such a fan of sunflowers and it was like drinking in happiness to see them on your blog today♥

  11. I love visiting your blog - it's like a breath of fresh air!

    You have inspired me to do tea with my little sister more regularly!

  12. Dear Marqueta,

    Lovely tea table! I know I should be happy that I did not, but I find myself wishing I had seen Frankie's pumpkin cookie tea soup.

    Poor monarch. How long can it go on like that? I am wondering if our wooly bear will last through winter. Our snake is doing great!

    You always life my spirits.


  13. Happy October, it looks like you are celebrating it just fine. Yummy tea. Love the purple color xoxoxo Clarice

  14. I love the pink tea! What a sweet idea for such lovely young ladies! Many blessing to you and your family.


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