As one of our snow birds is going to warmer climes for the winter, I arranged to have her invited to an afternoon tea before she leaves...
...so up the mountain we travelled to see these lovely people who love to have tea.
One of the girls in the family uses patterns you rub on the pumpkin, as carving outlines.
Here is the tea table all set out.
She used this Wild rose print China from her Grandmother's collection. It looked new, and she said her grandmother valued it so much as it was such a fine set, and used it rarely, but for special occasions. It made such a nice impression on the table.
She also made this pumpkin roll, which is a quick bread with cream cheese. It was just perfect.
Everything was bright.
Little touches of delight were tucked in corners of desks and shelves to make things colorful.
I hope you felt the joy of this visit and will duplicate it some way in your own home for your family!