Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cinnamon Stick Tea


It has been unseasonably warm here for the past several weeks, but that is
about to change.  I am really looking forward to wearing plaids and tweeds
and comfy sweaters.  When the temps drop this evening I will be
brewing a pot of Cinnamon Stick tea and putting on my flannel pj's and 
curling up with a good book.




The sun is setting earlier and it's very dark when I get up in the
morning.  The cottage feels so cozy when I put the kettle on and
light all of the little lamps.  



I have started to bake cookies each week and I love pulling out my
cookbooks and planning menus that include soups and stews.




Pumpkins are starting to show up at the markets and road side stands.
Mom and I will be taking walks to collect colorful leaves and looking for
pine cones too.





I am looking forward to fresh cider from Williamson Orchard.
I love serving it cold and serving it hot with mulled spices.
Yum!


I wonder if we should pull out the down filled comforter yet?
Bentley will vote yes because he loves to curl up on it.  It's
like sleeping on a cloud for him.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley




30 comments:

  1. I love all of these fall cozy things you mentioned. Just wish fall lasted longer and summer was shorter, hah. Oh well, it is what it is.

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  2. Wonderful post, Susan. Sunday morning it is suppose to be 32 here, brrrrrr. The dogs will be under the covers, for sure!
    xoxo
    Stay warm, Bentley

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  3. Such a sweet post .Puts Me in the mood for cool weather but it's in the 100s in S CA.Can't wait weather man-hurry fall.

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  4. Love your wicker tray full of goodies. It's been warm here lately, as well.

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  5. Cinnamon tea, that sounds lovely.....especially as I sit here in the rain that is supposed to turn to snow by tonight. Brrrrr Oh well, can't complain, we had a wonderful September.
    I used to love flannel sheets....pj's....big sweaters, BUT LET ME TELL YA, once menopause set in, I have my own HEATER built in, and I'd be sweating buckets wearing them now.
    no matter HOW cold it is outside

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  6. Pretty tray and tea things! I love this weather...it really energizes me! We've had the down comforter on the bed for about a month...the hubby is an ice man!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. I am dying to go to the Cider Mill when it gets a little cooler! Love your plaid tray, so cute!

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  8. Such pretty photos . We are already way into chilly fall , of course this is Ontario Canada . I love getting in my flannel jammies and having a nice cup of tea and cuddling up with my blanket and my Miggy on a chilly night ! Have a good day !

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  9. Susan & Bentley - I'm not a tea drinker but anything with cinnamon sounds good and yummy! Sounds like you are ready for fall.

    Judy

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  10. Ilike your idea of a nice evening. Wish I had some of the good apple cider.

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  11. Susan, cinnamon tea reminds me of my first visit to San Francisco. I discovered it that October and have enjoyed drinking it since. That was in the 80s. Your tea vignette is charming. Happy Fall..........Sarah

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  12. I love fall - not too hot, not too cold, it's just right for flannels and a sweater and a cup of tea.

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  13. Fall hasn't reached me yet, but it's getting closer!! I say pull out the comforter.... Bentley needs a cloud!

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  14. I need to do this even though it's still hot in Florida. I'll just turn up the air conditioning! Your little plaid tray is my favorite! Happy Rednesday!

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  15. Me too, I'm so thrilled that the weather is finally turning cooler! I love your teapot! I will be brewing me up some cinnamon tea tonight with a book as well. All I need is to bake some cookies!

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  16. Such a sweet comfy tea! I too, like the early mornings this time of year with the soft glow of the lamps. Looking for the special colorful leaves and acorns is a favorite of mine during this season. Have a good evening!
    Nancy

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  17. This is such a fun little cinnamon tea vignette. It certainly says FALL.

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  18. Very pretty, Susan! Still warm here, looking forward to being able to turn off the AC, esp after the bill for over 600 arrived today!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  19. Hi Susan, Your little tea tray is so welcoming and cozy. Yes to the flannel pjs and cinnamon tea! We keep our temps very low here in our house, so the down comforters come out pretty early. Love that little plaid tray too! Linda

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  20. A sweet little birdie told me it was time to get that down comforter on the bed! pronto. Our temps this weekend are 55 and 48 for a high!I love the plaid plate in the tray. and the huge pinecones are fabulous. xo marlis

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  21. I just got a little tear in my eye when I saw that enamelware bowl in that last photo. It reminds me of the dishes on my grandparents' farm in Sabetha, KS (population probably at that time only around 200!). My grandmother (and step-grandmother after my grandmother passed away) took such pride in their home. Enamelware was a staple in their country kitchen. There were a few pieces that had worn a bit, and those were the ones I always wanted at my place setting. I'm not much of a country girl, so I'm not sure why those pieces made me so happy. Anyway...seeing that bowl brought back very fond memories of a time 1,000 years ago when I was a kid. :-) I love the pattern on that teapot, too! Stay warm!!!

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  22. We're in full-swing autumn mode here in New England. Love apple and pumpking picking!

    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  23. Susan~ I love your wonderful tray you've set and I'm looking forward to cozy tea weather and a nip in the air :)

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  24. Your tea looks fantastic. I'm not ready for winter, but a bit of fall is welcome at my house. Found you at Home and Garden Thursday.

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  25. I love your tray of tea and cookies all set for a cool fall day. We've had some warm weather here and the trees are so beautiful in their fall colours. Our Thanksgiving is this weekend at the peak of autumn's glory. Pamela

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  26. Such a wonderful image of Fall.

    - The Tablescaper

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  27. I'm thinking exactly like you are thinking. Our temps have cooled and it's going to be so cool this weekend I am making my first batch of chili of the season. I love the cool temperatures, the changing leaves, and lack of humidity. Haven't made cookies yet, but that's a good idea. Dianne

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  28. Even though it is warm, it is fun to bring out all the fall things. Your tray is SO inviting. I am wishing I could join you for a cup of tea and a cookie :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  29. Such a welcoming arrangement! I'm visiting from wow us Wednesday! I would love for your to share your lovely post on my Farmgirl Friday blog hop! We are in our 77th week and welcome new blog friends always! Hope to see you there!

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  30. Cinnamon stick tea sounds perfect right now - love your decorated tray - and especially the pattern on the teapot! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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