Friday, November 05, 2010

pumpkins and post four hundred . . .

I was so surprised to see that this is my 400th post! Granted, it's been since 2003, but *still*! Makes me think I should give something away or something . . . I may do a Thanksgiving giveaway, in appreciation for my seven blogging years and 400+ posts. Yeah!

So many pull out the pumpkins for October, and kick 'em to the curb when November rolls around. Not me . . . I'm just getting good and comfy with my pumpkins! Allow me to share . . .

My sweet daughter brought me back some yummy Pumpkin Pie Tea from her trip to Seattle. I had some this morning. It was the perfect compliment to a chilly November morning!

And it smelled oh-so-good as it steeped! A little sugar and cream -- it was like having warm pumpkin pie in a cup! YUM!

A cute little quilted pumpkin mat is a perfect counter adornment.


And then my favorite turkey . . .

Isn't he grand? I had a plain, brown one I'd gotten a long time ago, but I'd had it in my car when I had the wreck, and not all the pieces survived. I was determined to get another.

Imagine my delight to find this handsome fellow, and at 50% off, too! But then I realized I needed a pumpkin, and I hadn't purchased one this year. Rut roh. Last night on may way home and on a whim, I stopped in at a local nursery, and asked them how much for a pumpkin. The fellow behind the counter, who I believe may have been the owner, looked at me funny and asked, "What in the world do you want a pumpkin for? October's over! Just take one; we'll be tossing them soon anyway." Score!

Pumpkin goodness. Ah, yes!

Happy Friday, folks -- we have lots of campers in this weekend, so I'm sure we'll be busy!

:)

7 left a comment . . .:

Linda said...

Pumpkin Tea? Oh that sounds so good. And that is an adorable pumpkin/turkey. We still have two of the three pumpkins from Oct. We didn't cut into them. But one started to rot - so out it went.

free indeed said...

I love anything pumpkin as well, esp pumpkin spice scented candles. I keep my fall decor up until Thanksgiving as well. We grow and sell pumpkins each year, and I took all the unsold ones and saved the seeds to roast...had five trays of different flavored seeds...very fun. I left my nicest pumpkins decorating the porch, and my sugar pumpkins are in a little pile waiting to be pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I really like your turkey pumpkin...handsome fellow.

Pat said...

LOVE that turkey!!! Great score on the free pumpkin...that's for sure. Have a great weekend and congratulations on post # 400!

Tea Duchess said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words about my review. Have a great day!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love the turkey!~ great score on the pumpkin! :-) Congrat's on 400 posts!

Zlaty said...

Nice find with the turkey and the free pumpkin! :) Congrats on the 400 posts!

Gmama said...

I can almost smell the pumpkin tea smell. Yum!! I'm loving the mug rug! I have decided to make some for Christmas presents. There were some very cute ones on a blog I follow...can't remember which one but I'll find it and send it your way. BTW, have they spiffed up the campground up there? It was always so grown up but that was back in the 80's. I need to come for a visit