Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Fall Leaves and Tea Time On a Tray

Hello there friends, so glad to see you today, as a group of us are joining in for the fun hop series from Katherine of Katherine's Corner. Katherine is our hostess for our Fall Season edition of Fall "On a Tray". If your coming from visiting Katherine, I hope you're following the tour, so a big Autumn Welcome. Be sure and continue the tour by visiting Beverly at the Eclectic Red Barn.

We're here in the sunroom today, which is also known as the Garden Room in the sitting area. This spot is such a great spot for coffee or tea, which is cozy, comfy and full of seasonal color.

I love using trays for vignettes on coffee tables, benches, and any spot where I might have a smaller grouping that needs to be kept corralled. Here, I've set this tray with some vintage pieces for a quiet afternoon teatime. When the weather gets cooler in the late afternoon, out comes the cups and mugs for a hot steaming cup of tea. Even my hubby joins in!

I've collected a few of these colorful actual tea tins for years. This one is perfect for fall and October with it's bright orange Pekoe Tea packaging. A small plaid fabric pumpkin sits atop one of my small iron urns, that I love to use for tablescapes and small vignettes.

I have a mix and match collection of vintage brown transferware that I use during the fall and winter for décor and Thanksgiving. The cupcake pedestal that the teapot is perched on is Johnson Bros., and the leaf pattern creamer and sugar are from Crown Ducal, England. Love the leaves on this set. The sugar bowl is filled with some whimsical glitter acorns.

The heavy pottery teapot has no markings, but is probably USA Pottery, and the orange cups and saucers are Caliente Pottery. I use this vintage tray in the hearth room on the coffee table/ cobbler's bench which got a makeover years ago. It's a constant fixture to keep things corralled. You can read that post here... French Lessons.

Here's another vintage tray in the garden room alongside the tea tray...
It's a vintage fruit tray in fall colors. A metal lunch hamper, pumpkin, and 2 bottle brush trees in gold and orange.

Thanks for coming by and joining in for a relaxing fall tea time.

This vignette was put together in early October with my "early fall" quilt on the wicker settee. Now I've changed up for a darker, more "fallish" quilt and pillows. I'll be sharing that soon. Hope you'll come back by again. You can follow me on Instagram and Pinterest.

Thanks again to Katherine and we hope you'll continue the Tour by hopping on over to see Bev at Eclectic Red Barn.

Here's a look at last fall's, On a Tray Tour.


  1. Debra, it's always a delight to join you on in your sun room/garden room. Love the oranges of your teatime tray. Who makes the wonderful cream and sugar. Is it vintage? Thanks for a wonderful teatime visit. Always a pleasure to hop with you.

    1. Hi, yes the cream and sugar are a fave of mine. Those adorable leaves... they are vintage Brown Ivy, Crown Ducal, England. They make an appearance each fall!

  2. Love your orange tea pot and cups for your tea table. Very fall and pretty. Hugs. Kris

  3. What a cozy spot for a cup of tea! The bright orange teapot, tea tin and cups really pop against all the white in the room and the leaves and cute plaid pumpkin leave no doubt that Fall has arrived 🍁 I love the English china cream and sugar and the cute acorns filling the sugar bowl are a fun whimsical touch. Enjoy your tea Debra!

  4. A lovely room you have Debra. Love your bright orange tea set. The leaf pattern creamer and sugar from Crown Ducal, England are so pretty. Love the leaves! The metal lunch hamper, pumpkin, and 2 bottle brush trees are wonderful. Fun little acorns in your sugar bowl. A pleasure joining you.

  5. THis is awfully pretty, Debra, and I especially love the orange twinings (I think I'm the only person in the world who isn't gaga over pumpkin spice!). Love your brown transferware and how you make a bright room still so fallish and cozy!

  6. Debra, your garden room is stunning and I love all the fall orange accessories you've added! Such a beautiful display. Great to tour with you!

  7. Debra,
    I love your garden room. I would be there all of the time. That orange teapot and cups are gorgeous. You always make your displays look so beautiful.
    I love touring with you.

  8. Debra your tray is lovely. The tea tin is absolutely perfect and the brown transferware is always perfect for this time of year. You have some beautiful pieces. Always fun to share with you. XO- MaryJo

  9. Debra, I always enjoy your lovely trays! I love the vintage wares that you gather together to create vignettes of the moment that acknowledge their vintage roots. Displaying the tray in such a cozy setting is especially charming. It's fun to tour with you again!

  10. I love the autumn setting in your sun room. You tea tray is filled with the warmth of autumn. Everything looks cozy and welcoming. The perfect place to spend time and enjoy a cup of tea. Thank you for joining in the fun.Pinned xo

  11. Debra, I adore your orange tea pot and cups. So perfect for a fall tea setting. The Twinnings tin is so cute as a part of your tray vignette.

  12. That orange tea tin is AMAZING!! What a perfect item to use for October! Your tray looks lovely styled for the season, Debra!! All of the vintage orange dishes are incredible!

  13. Such a pretty vignette Debra. Love the fall tones and the tea looks delicious!

  14. I'm a big fan of tea, Debra, and enjoyed your lovely tray. The bright orange certainly fits the season and love how you had raised elements on the tray. Always a pleasure to hop with you. Have a great week.

  15. This is a beautiful fall tray & vignette! It looks perfectly ready to tea time! Pinned.
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  16. Your sunroom is the perfect spot for a cup of afternoon tea. Brown transferware is my favorite color! Your sugar and creamer pieces are so pretty :)

  17. Hi, thanks for sharing this with us! I really like your room in orange colors, it's all so atmospheric and cute! I love autumn for the opportunity to experience this atmosphere of rains, comfort and holidays together with my family. I really like your tray - it really reflects how you see autumn as a season and you in general. how long did it take you to make this tray, figure out what to put there? I am kinda stuggling with this because there are a lot of things i want to put to mine, but It is hard for me to decide.


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