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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Truly Smashing Pumpkins From Country Living, Teacup Thursday

I got my October 2011 issue of Country Living Magazine yesterday, and if you don't have a subscription, you might want to pick it up. It has the most fabulous idea for elegant fall decor with pumpkins by decoupaging them with fabric. All the directions are there and I LOVE the look!

What a great idea! Who knew that the 1970s fad of decoupage would be such a great decorating tool now??? And a fall recipe you will love!!!

Makes 9 scones

2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries
6 tablespoons milk
2 large eggs, divided and beaten
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest, whisking until incorporated. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cranberries, stirring to combine. Set aside.
4. In a small bowl, combine milk and 1 beaten egg, stirring well. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead gently 6 to 8 times. Roll dough to a 3/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut scones from dough. Brush scones with remaining beaten egg, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
5. Bake until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. 

I made these for tea last week...they were wonderful...and so seasonal!

And for Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser's Blog, I am sharing a Sode teacup and saucer in the Buttercup pattern that was inspired by the recipe above which was taken from Cottage Journal and Tea Time Magazine. This is actually a 1970s copy of a pattern first developed in 1904. I love the molded texture & cute hand colored transferware design.

For more info on the Spode Buttercup teacup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.


  1. Decoupage pumpkins! Very interesting idea, indeed. And, your cup is very sweet - love the ruffles. The scones are making me think tea about now is just the thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Yes, I loved this issue! I've seen that teacup before. I love the beautiful pattern. I'm sure the scones are YUMMY!!!

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you highlighted those beautiful pumpkins from CL magazine! I got mine in the mail last week and I was instantly enthralled with the decoupage pumpkins, too! And I LOVE scones. I'll definitely try your recipe, soon. AND I love teacups and teapots. Thanks so much for sharing lovely things.

  4. That issue was waiting for me when I returned from my visit with my family! Gorgeous isn't it! Love the scone recipe - I can just smell them now! Perfect teacup to round out this lovely autumnal post!
    Hope you have a great day,

  5. Don't you just love the magazine! WOW...I just got mine too. I want to try the quilting one but the directions sound a bit hard to me.
    Just read your previous post. I was at a fiber farm in Quilcene last weekend. I wish I would have known about the little shoppe! Next visit.
    Please bring some scones over this morning!

  6. Oh my gosh! now that is a great idea to decoupage pumpkins! i always always love your collection of teacups, so envious! and the scones make me want one at the moment! x susan

  7. I posted the pumpkins on my blog too with a special offer for a year's subscription to Country Living for $5.

  8. Those pumpkins are very unique! Lovely cup and saucer and I hope you sell it!

  9. When I got my copy in the mail I got excited to try this and I have a pumpkin in progress. I love ideas outside of the "box."

    I love scones and yours look so yummy!

  10. I also thought this was a great issue. The green toile pumpkin is my favorite, although the black & white is stunning too. Thanks for the review on the scones and your buttercup pattern teacup is lovely.

  11. thanks for the perfect recipe! a fave flavour combination =)


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