Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tea Time Thursday #92...Treats From LaVonne

I'm grumpy this afternoon and I really don't have a good reason to be so. I hope I am not coming down with a cold. We have the Expo Antique and Collectible show this weekend, so I don't want to be sick!  I decided I needed a cup  of tea and needed to take a bit of time out from my busy day to post my Tea Time Thursday post. It's a chilly autumn day and the tea tastes good...pumpkin spice tea!

My friend LaVonne, knows how much I love FALL, so she is always picking up treasures for me that are just perfect for the season. She is such a friend, right?! She gifted me with this darling little cup and saucer. Yes, those are brown leaves.

I'll come back to the teacup, but wanted to share this cookbook she gave me. It is wonderful and I adore anything pumpkin. I decided to try a soup recipe the other night. I chose Pumpkin and Bacon Soup, but did add about 2 cups of cooked wild and long grain rice to it. Jimmy loves rice. I didn't have time to cook fresh pumpkin, so I used 2 cans of organic cooked pumpkin and it was great. I know fresh pumpkin would have been even better, but just didn't have the time. This would also be wonderful with ham instead of the bacon. I think I would do that next time.

I served it with a spoonful of plain yogurt on mine...Jimmy had sour cream on his.

I adore curry...not too much...but enough for that wonderful flavor. The fresh apple slices were perfect.

Look at this spoon rest!!!! I just love it! Brown and a tea time theme. It is made in Poland and is so very nice.

 LaVonne know I love acorns too. This little cross stitched oak leaf and acorn pattern makes for the perfect little kitchen towel. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

And now, back to the cup and saucer. It is German, marked V&B Wallerpangen. It is older, but I couldn't find the exact time. The company did close in 1931, so at least I could date it a bit.  You can see the markings in the last photo of this blog.

So Happy Tea Time Thursday! I am feeling more cheery now. A big THANK YOU to my very dear friend who knows me so well. You are such a blessing in my life LaVonne. 


Bernideen said...

What a fun posting. Take care - no colds allowed!

Anonymous said...

So precious! Love the tea towel!

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janice15 said...

Soup sounds interesting im curious about the cookbook I too lovee pumpkins pumpkin anything real fake. Lol I was just looking on qvc they have these adorable ceramic pumpkins to cook in i really want a set so sweet love your old teacup and saucer ver nice. Happy Thursday with love Janice

mamasmercantile said...

Such a wonderful friendship you have, you are certainly blessed. Love the sound of pumpkin soup, something that I have never tried before. Hope you don't develop a cold and that you are fit for the show. Take care.

LaVonne said...

Yes, they are all just thrift store or garage sale treasures. If you knew how little I paid for all of them together, you wouldn't believe me, which is part of the fun! I have my Linda pile her at home and now that I have visited, I need to start a new one. :-)
You displayed and explained them all so perfectly! And yes, I have the same treasure in your friendship! Thank you.
Feel better!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your friend has been generous with tea themed things you love Linda and the pumpkin book looks enticing.

Sue said...

What a generous friend LaVonne is, loved all your pretty treasures, Hope you feel better soon!, Thanks for visiting my blog, have a blessed weekend!.