Monday, November 19, 2012

A time for tea and pumpkins

I want to begin by pointing out, I still cannot leave comments on any blog with embedded text.  If you aren't sure what "embedded" is, simply scroll to the end of this post and see what it means and how to change your comments.  I intend to leave this message at the top of EACH blog post until Blogger does something about this problem, which seems to have affected other bloggers, too.   





 
I used to start with this, then


graduated to this



to make this, a pumpkin roll that has become a holiday favorite of friends.  I seem to break it every year, even though I've gotten better than the first time I made it.  Those of you who have been around my blog for awhile know that I bring out my Old Curiosity Shop dishes I inherited from my grandmother and use them exclusively between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you want to see a post that shows the complete set, please go here and scroll down a bit.



Let's raise our cups of tea and enjoy Tea Tuesday in preparation of the upcoming strictly US holiday.

And while we're celebrating, please head over to Halle at Halle's Hobbies.  She is having a giveaway of one of her famous handmade scrap journals she makes.  I have one and love it, so you will too.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, which is the only type of giveaways I mention on this blog.  You have until November 27 to enter, so hurry over soon.


This is Day 20 of AEDM. Please feel free to join us with your favorite drink today.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Anonymous said...

Your plates look lovly.

XX Rachel XX

voodoo vixen said...

Aaah, one day I will sit and drink tea from those gorgeous cups!! The pumpin roll looks pretty good too!!

Margaret said...

Yummy looking combination! Mx

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

Oh, girl! That pumpkin loaf smells great. lol. I have been craving just that! I have noticed you commenting on my posts (THANKS) so I am assuming my site is working ok. If not, feel free to email me. I love hearing from you and have been enjoying getting to know you better thru this challenge!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Enjoy that pumpkin roll, looks delish. I love to throw pumpkin in my bread aking and in my soup and secret secret in my gravy! Nice dishes! Enjoy your Thanksgiving. xox

see you there! said...

I like your tradition of using your special set of dishes during the holiday season. The pumpkin roll looks darned good.

Darla

*jean* said...

looks delish! and your dishes are beautiful...thanks for telling me about halle's post and i wish you a happy thanksgiving...enjoy your tea travels today!

Anneliese said...

I have made a change - no "embedded" what so ever anymore.- Your information is perfect! Thanks a lot!

Dianne said...

I broke out in a big grin when you went from raw pumpkin to the box mix! must be way easier, I agree...but I've never had success with rolling up anything like this...can't seem to keep the cake in one piece!

What fun and 'curious' dishes too-- they are gems. Enjoy your tea dear, and have a lovely week.

Carolyn Dube said...

Blogger is really being a booger- sorry it is not cooperating with you!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I went to your past post to have a look at your dish set--it is so beautiful! How lucky you are to have them. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and please pass the pumpkin roll! Yum!

Caterina Giglio said...

oh my.. my... my mouth is watering... looks luscious indeed... have a great Thanksgiving and remember to put some celantro in with that thyme when you do the dye bath... xo

Halle said...

Pumpkin is my favorite! Pumpkin muffins, bread, cake, pie, latte, chai tea...I think you get the picture. :) Wish I was there sharing that roll with you.

Marilyn Rock said...

Enjoy! Love pumpkin bread and your tea set is lovely and meaningful! Happy Thanksgiving! xxoo

Rita said...

Looks delicious! :)