This morning I looked outside and finally the mums are blooming... and I thought.. why dont you set up an October vignette in the kitchen, so hubs and I enjoyed elevenses!!! Just a snack to tide us over til lunch..
Early spring this year while visiting our daughter near Boston.. I found these darling owl cups at Home Goods.. They say on the bottom.. Rose of England.. made in United Kingdom. Ive been saving them for today, I guess... They feel so great in the hand... and Pumpkin Spice tea is the tea of choice for these autumn vessels.. Haahaa, I actually heard an owl last night right outside our bedroom window!!!
It was so funny... I love our new kitchen, but being an English Tudor house, the kitchen is small and I dont particularly like open rooms so when we had it redone last summer we worked within the regular foot print.. but we got double the storage by including a pantry and cabinets all around the room. But the work space is still rather limited... When Hubs passed through here while I was assembling this he said... "Where is my toaster? You're not planning on leaving all that up all the time are you?"...Poor guy... he is so pragmatic and a true creature of habit... I love how he does all the morning coffee, yogurt, and muffin service,, plus he is the primary dish washer... what a doll! But things have to be just so... Im in trouble if I move anything... So I will try to figure out what I can keep out and what I cannot.. but for now it is making me happy..
Yes, I heated the water in the microwave whchh invariably leaves that foam on top of tea with a tad of sugar.. But I love how my owls are camouflaging themselves into my granite... but I still see you!!!! And even though Hubs wasn't too sure that our elevenses were going to be enough for him to ward off the grumbles... he was really excited about the cup of tea.. it was so delicious!!!
I will also add that I now have a favorite autumn pairing...
Hubs so sweetly brought me a surprise yesterday.. knowing how much I love everything Irish.. He found this fabulous Irish cheddar all bound up in its green wax casing.. The label says made from the rich milk from beautiful Irish cows who have eaten the lush green grass of the leas of Ireland..well, it is a pretty stout cheddar which I love and the ginger snaps stand right up with them... a tasty bite if ever there is one!!!