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This Aunt Jemima brown bottle used to hold syrup at one time. Now it holds air and quiet a bit of memory based around Southern Hospitality, Mammy, Hoe Cakes, Quaker Oats and Paula Deen (back in the news)  The story and history is very interesting around Aunt Jemima in the advertisement sector, however I’m not impressed with the amount of advertisement that Paula Deen has been getting. I have to wonder if her name was Paul Deen would she be pulled through this much mud.

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Today for tea I’m enjoying Orange Spice loose tea, and Holland Windmill Cookies that a friend dropped off for me this week.  Orange Spice has been the favourite tea this week in Grandma’s Tea Room with a couple of guests.  



This little spice jar was once my mother’s and at this time of year I put my orange spice tea in it at the table and enjoy a cup with memories.



This tea cup has a history, and a chip, I is now used as a candy dish



Don’t you just love the soft light that a candle gives off most of the time. I remember as a kid we went to bed with flashlights and we would scar the pants off each other making faces over the light of a flash light.  This photo brings that memory back as the candle highlights the pumpkin faces. 




I made this barrette with little seed beads on a loom, the colours match perfectly.


We have ornamental grass in the back yard that is 12 feet high and I cut down some and added it to Pom-pass Grass to decorate the front door way.  In the Green House I have scarecrow that needs to come and stand by the door to finish my door decoration.




Have you started to decorate around the house?  This has got to be my most favourite time of year.  This week I’m going to try and get out for a drive with my camera and bring you back some driveway decorating that I’ve found.

I looked for an appropriate quote, suggestion or poem and just couldn’t find one for the mix at this time of year.  However I did find this statement and it brought a smile to my pumpkin.

I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.  ~Author Unknown


I’ll be joining Sandi as she hosts HOME, a party where recipes, crafts, decor, family and fun come together. I made her Cottage Apple Cake and Sauce last week and everyone in my home enjoyed it very much.  My son-in-law is not a fan or cooked apples so I made this recipe with peaches for him yesterday as Mondays are my day to cook for the busy farmers.  I also made a savory stew and cheesy scalloped potatoes.

Today is all mine! Looks like it might be a day for scrapbooking.

Have a wonderful day, 


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M’J is taking in the last few days of the heat of the sun, enjoying watching me as I string my gladiola bulbs one by one on a rope clothes line to dry.  I’ll then cut the stems off and put the bulbs up for the Winter months in a dark cool place where they will be kept dry and safe until I can plant them again in the Spring.  Oh the mention of Spring sounds lovely especially when it has been a cold rainy day and this is the first day we had to make a fire in the fireplace.



I’m sharing pictures I took last week when I started to get the gardens tucked away for the Winter. The bulbs are large and healthy.  They had tons of mini bulbs growing off them and I separated them and they are tucked away in egg cartons for the Winter. 



Putting the garden to rest for the Winter involves a great deal of work, time and another pair of hands.  I’m lucky to have a French Gardener, he is quick to respond with a tall glass of lemonade when I”ve been spending wee little hours in the garden then he will take over just about the right time for me to nap on the back porch swing.

If you have been following Grandma’s Tea Room on Facebook  or my blog, you would have noticed I’ve been making Fairy Mini Gardens for the Tea Room gardens next year.  I try and do something different each year and so far I’m having a ton of fun.

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling



Darkness has fallen and the solar dragonfly lights have lit the back pond, quiet time again.





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