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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tuesday Cuppa Tea - Storm Looming Here, Shelley Trees And Leaves Teacup, Pumpkin Scones

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! 

I usually space working on my post throughout the week, but this week has been a total derailment of plans. We had the last of the tests for my husband which took several hours, and we have been under a storm warning for two days for the approaching restrengthened Pacific cyclone or typhoon Songda which is to start hitting us today, Thursday, with the eye now tracked to pass directly over us on Saturday evening with 85 mile an hour winds and up. They are forecasting it to be one of the 5 worst storms in Washington history.  Oh goody! You hurricane folks know what it's like, but the last one here was in 1962. So...thought I would repost from 2012, because we are still preparing, and it has started to rain heavily. At least 5 inches forecast by Saturday evening..splish, splash!

Just an update...we were spared the worst...Saturday evening/night it wobbled left out to sea a bit and so we just had 30-45 mph winds and 2 inches of rain. Praise God!

 Leaves are everywhere, so I was prompted to share this marvelous art deco era Shelley China, England tea cup and saucer with a fall and leaves design called Tree On A Hill With Leaves, or somtimes Tree With Autumn Leaves.

The cup and saucer is actually a demitasse or smaller teacup, but it was also made in a regular size, and you can't tell the difference just by a photo.  The cup and saucer was made between 1933 and 1945, and I love the deco handle and shape.  This art deco shape is called Regent, and wasn't made for very long. 

Such an autumn design! 

I wanted to share this seasonal recipe I found in Tea Time Magazine, a favorite publication....Pumpkin Scones With Maple Butter. I love the way the cream is served in mini a pumpkin! I have made these and they were wonderful, but don't have photos...forgot to photo them before they were gone!

Pumpkin Scones

2½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
Maple Butter (see Download for recipe)

• Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Set aside.
• In a large bowl, sift together 2¼ cups flour, sugar, baking powder,
salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
• Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into the flour
mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the egg and
pumpkin, and stir until just combined. Add additional flour, if
necessary, until mixture forms a loose dough.
• Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll to
¾-inch thickness. Cut into 12 (2¼-inch) rounds. Place on prepared
baking sheet.
• Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer to
wire racks to cool slightly.
• Serve warm with Maple Butter.

Well I am certainly hoping the forecasts are wrong, and we are just fine, but I am scheduling this post early just in case. They are telling us there will be widespread power outages and other problems, so....here are some blog parties I hope I will be able to join!

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  1. Hi Ruth, I hope you will be out of the path of the storm. Praying God's protection for you and yours.
    Your Shelley teacup is quite lovely and the name is perfect for it.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. Sending wishes of mild weather your way. It's so early in fall to have such strong storms.
    Clever idea to put the cream in the mini pumpkin. I'll have to try that.

  3. Thank goodness you were spared the worst of the storm, Ruth. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Shelley teacup and the scone recipe. Hope you have a peaceful week.

  4. Mmm, your scones look lovely and the Shelley is very pretty for the Autumn! I'm so glad you were spared the worst of the storm, Ruth. You have enough storms in your life with your hubby's health issues. Thank you for another wonderful post and have a beautiful day.


  5. So glad to hear that the storm took a detour and spared you. The lovely teacup is the epitome of autumn! Pumpkin scone with maple butter sounds delish! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  6. What a beautiful teacup. Ruth! It's perfect for Fall....Christine

  7. Your teacup is perfect - and the scones look delicious. I'm glad that storm missed us - just a heavy breeze here in Bellingham

  8. Ruth, I didn't put up a link today as it was not a tea-related post this week - unless you count the fact that I keep up my tea habit even when I'm traveling! Your scones look like autumn perfection.

  9. Hi Ruth,
    I was so worried about the storm that hubby and I never went thrifting on Saturday. We will have to make up for it this week. Lol. I'm glad the storm wasn't as bad as predicted. I love your Shelley today. So dainty. I will pray for you and your dear hubby. Blessings, Karen

  10. I love your pumpkin scones and maple butter recipe! That sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Dear Ruth, I know that when I sit down for a cuppa, it's with handiwork in my lap, so I hope it's okay that I've shared a secret to perfect embroidered roses today. Love, Mimi xxx

  12. So glad that the storm was not as severe as predicted! That cup is absolutely perfect for fall! I attended a tea while in CA. A friend and I got the tea for two. They served us each two scones as well as asst. sandwiches and desserts. One of the scones was pumpkin and it was yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Ruth, I love the orange round handle on this tea cup. Sylvia D.

  14. So glad your storm is over! We had bad flooding here caused by so much rain lately. We are lucky it didn't come near us! Your teacup is so pretty and thankyou for the scone recipe! I have a favorite pumpkin scone recipe but has less pumpkin in it. I will be making yours! Thanks for hosting your party and have a good weekend!

  15. So glad your storm is over! We had bad flooding here caused by so much rain lately. We are lucky it didn't come near us! Your teacup is so pretty and thankyou for the scone recipe! I have a favorite pumpkin scone recipe but has less pumpkin in it. I will be making yours! Thanks for hosting your party and have a good weekend!


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