Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Halloween Tea Party


 A Halloween Tea Party

Black china tea cups and vintage silver add elegance, 
 ghosts, spider and black cat adds spookiness....










An Ikea Lantern
From my sister Annie

Foley China ~ England

Vintage bowl with rose petals
The bowl is a gift from my sister
Joyce.



Silver tea set

Vintage silver with grape pattern.
Will get polished one day.


A toile plate
from HomeSense.


Tea infusers

The lace tablecloth 
from the Dollar Store.

Mariage Japanese Green Tea
From France.
A gift from my daughter Suzanne.


Flatware ~ Thriftshop find.

Vintageware

Fluffy Spider







Pretty Teacups

Maruki China ~ Japan

~ The Saucers ~

Royal Albert ~England

Top two ~ Aynsley
Bottom two ~ Foley

Adderley~England
Two flowered - Maruki Japan
My black tea cup collection has grown since last year.

My Halloween table from 2015 is here



Happy Halloween!

Thanks for your visit xo


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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Autumn Colours



Autumn is a beautiful time of the year
 in this region of Eastern Quebec.
The leaves of the deciduous tree,
shrubs and plants change
to various shades of
red, yellow, orange 
 browns and greens.

I am sharing some photos that
I have taken in the last few weeks.


An Ash Tree

This tree I planted from a little sapling 


Alder Bushes
are native to this region and 
grow wild in ditches and fields.
Their red stems are so pretty.
Their stems are nice for decorating,
contrasting against the snow in Winter.



Tamarack Trees
I love Tamarack Trees, 
a fast  growing deciduous tree.
Their delicate soft branches turn

 yellow in Autumn and
they become nude in Winter.


Tamarack Trees
in the sunlight,
on the golf course nearby.



Blackberry Bush


Barberry Bush

Pretty red scarlet berries


Rowan (pronounced Round) 
or Mountain Ash
before it looses its leaves.

The rowan berries are food 
for the birds in Winter.

They are plentiful in the woods in this region.


Rowans
are native to the colder regions of
the Northern Hemisphere

They are so pretty covered in snow



Oak Tree Leaves
are so pretty and thick.

My little oak tree
that I also planted from
a sapling.

Elderberry Shrub

Pear Tree

Hostas after the first frost.
I have a lot of hostas in my flower garden.
To view my collection, click here.

Amur Maple Tree
A small ornamental tree
Their leaves turn bright red



Staghorn/Sumac tree or shrub
I would like one of these.

I took this photo when I was
in the Eastern Townships
last month.
Sumac male and female parts are
 found on separate trees.

The conical fuzzy berry appear
 on female trees




Something else....

This fungi/mushroom below,
I found growing beside a stump.

After some research, 
I learned that it is a 
Phallus duplicatus, 
a netted stinkhorn or wood witch,
 a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family. 
Has a distinct netted universal veil.

It looks like it's wearing a beautiful lace skirt.
Nature is awesome.


There were two
growing side by side.


Autumn Sunsets 
are spectacular here.
This one is taken at the beach nearby.

Thanks for your visit. xo


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