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A Golden Picnic

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I know it is a bit late but happy October. Here in WA it has been just beautiful. Very cold mornings, but warm and sunny afternoons. The colors in the trees are starting to turn, the smell of wood smoke in the air and a golden cast in the sun light. We decided to have a fall picnic before we could not picnic anymore. We went to our favorite beach in Seabeck.

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A simple tea of carrot flowers, apples, sharp Irish cheddar, bread and my favorite, dates stuffed with cherve` and toasted hazelnuts.

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Of course a thermos of hot tea, complete with sugar and milk.

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We had a beautiful view of the water and our favorite old house. Nobody was there. It was sooo quite and peaceful. We were ready to move in !!!

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The beach was full of pearly oyster shells. We found some with holes to make necklaces. I would say it was a perfect golden tea. If you have not had time, I encourage you to find a pretty place and have a fall tea xoxoxox

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A Golden Picnic................

What a gorgeous idea!!! I just love your china and ADORE that thermos :-) My thermos is one of those gray ones not pretty at all.

I hope one fall day to try your idea and get out there and have a Golden Picnic of my own............Thank you so much for sharing!



What a beautiful autumn outdoor tea. I would have loved every moment of it.

Sara's Sweet Surprise

This whole beach setting for your picnic tea , provided the most gorgeous backdrop. I love the PNW beaches here in Fall, with all the summer crowds gone it leaves a more personal cozy feel to the air.
The tablecloth, is my favorite Waverly print. I've got a runner with that pattern on my kitchen counter. Finding shells to fashion into necklaces is the perfect party favor.

Sweet wishes,


Oh my goodness, that just looks like something from a magazine! How heavenly! I could just feel the crisp air & taste the delicious food.


That is just gorgeous!! The food looks yummy, too!!
Love that red fabric...that is what part of my living room curtains are.


Wow -- looks like you had such a beautiful day. Thanks for the warm post -- it's too cold here today for a picnic!


What a beautiful day!!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway.
Have a great week,


OH what a delicious tea! Those dates--yum! We often picnic at Tanglewood, home of the Boston Pops in the Berkshire mountains and the views with the picnic are memory makers:-)

Pearl Maple

Fabulous post celebrating being outdoors and enjoying all that nature has on offer. Thanks for sharing a peek into your day.


What a lovely post!! Your photos are beautiful and it sounds like your autumn picnic tea was, too. You've inspired me~I was just thinking how fun it would be to start an afternoon tea tradition with my little girl. Now I know I will!:)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate

Hi Clarice!

What a beautiful celebration of a perfect autumn day. I love the colors, and that you had a lovely time.

These will be warm, happy memories as we brace ourselves for another PNW winter... yes? xo


Clarice what a grand picnic you had!! I wish I was there with you!

The Pleasures of Homemaking

Hi Clarice!

Your tea looks just lovely! Everything is beautiful from the dishes, tablecloth, to food! I love going to the beach when no one is there (actually that's the only time I like going)! It sounds like you have perfect afternoon!



I knew there was a good reason I connect with you. Not only are we both Washington girls but we love the sweet tea with sugar and cream...had a cup last night before bed in fact.
I've just returned from Montana and also a womens conference in Seattle with my daughter. We had the rare opprotunity to see CeCe Wynans in concert. What a gift.


Hey, I recognize that beautiful setting! Your picnic looks delightful ~ from the yummy treats to the pretty china teacups. What a fun way to celebrate the season.


Miss Clarice, you take china on picnics!!! Oh my goodness, I want to come picnic with you in my finest attire, with plumes of airy feathers tucked into the best vintage hat! Oh and could I please arrive in a carriage? Heheh What a beautiful picnic.

As for Apple Day, I just found a recipe on the back of a spice cake mix that has a layer of apple pie filling. It sounds yummy, even if it is only semi-homemade!

Gumbo Lily

I want to know if David went? Or was it just you ladies? What a pretty picnic tea. I wish I could've joined you. You're a wise lady to take advantage of your nice fall weather before things change. We can always count on "change."



The table looks beautiful. We have had some lovely days. Love, Mom

Sharon D.

Dear Clarice,

What a beautiful idea! I love your tea, it looks wonderful and a delicious sounding menu too! I hope you will post the necklaces after you and the girls make them :) Thanks for the great idea :)

have a blessed weekend!



Lovely, so lovely. A perfect day indeed!
Great pic girls!


I meant very Autumn set up!!! My fingers typed faster than my brain went!


and why wasn't I invited???? J/K what a lovely picnic with two lovely girls. I would move in to that house too!!! Thanks for sharing your very Autumn set up...sweet!!! Hugs, Mica


What a darling picnic! How fortunate you are to have each other to share these special times! Sons just are not so inclined! LOL

Beautiful day and lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!


Dear Clarice,

What a wonderful idea. I love the table setting and treats - yum! We might have to have ourselves an autumn picnic.
What a lovely view of the Sound and your girls look so pretty!

Love & Blessings!


I love the idea of apple day - we must do one soon. Today I am craving apple cake, that might be a good start.


Looks like a lot of fun..and great weather. It has been cold and rainy here. Today it is much better. Dianntha


Dear Clarice,

I enjoyed your beautiful photos so much! It looks and sounds like you and your dear family enjoyed a wonderful picnic! I am so glad you are having lovely, sunny, autumnal weather! Oh, your tea is fabulous, the dishes, thermos and cloth are all so very pretty! I love that fabric! The food looks and sounds so yummy! I love picnic food like that, it is simple, but nourishing and delicious! Indeed, you did have a very beautiful view! The girls look so pretty and happy! Your family is so very blessed to have you love and care for them the way you do, and to always create such beautiful teas filled with happy memories! I am so glad you found shells with holes to make necklaces. The Lord is so good to bless us with sweet things like that. Thank you for the inspiration.

Much love, Paula


Dear Clarice,

Everything looks perfect! It's about 20 degrees here today, or we'd think of picnicking!



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