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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tea for Two & Witches Brew

Oh, my! What's this out on our terrace? It looks as if Cleo and her black cat are having a spot of afternoon tea. They must have heard that Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch likes to celebrate on Thursdays and set a special table in her honor.

Cleo likes to sip a cup of her special witches brew tea in the late afternoons before her nightly activities. All you need is one glance at Cleo to see that she is a sweet, friendly witch. She came to live on the premises over 20 years ago. Cleo is known for her good deeds.

Mr. Barnaby, Cleo's "Cat Friday" is quite the gentleman, always attired in his silk vest and best bow tie. He is ever present by Cleo's side to help her with her every need.

All the black cats in the neighborhood

 usually like to "hang" about in the trees in envy of this pair.

A fresh steaming pot of 

witches brew tea is Cleo's favorite.

Mr. Barnbaby 

serves it up with style.

Cleo enjoys a bit of handwork during the "off season" and has spread today's tea table with one of her hand appliqued linens. This one depicts the haunted house that sits on the hill across the creek. Too spooky for Cleo and Barnaby though!

The table this afternoon is set with 

a sweet set of cups and 

saucers from ppd Porcelain.

Looks like Witchy Wanda and 

her green eyed cat are still hanging about. 

 They must be so envious!

Yes, you can see it in his eyes 

that he is "green with envy"!

Is that a scowl 

on his face?

Cleo and Mr. Barnaby don't seem to be a bit bothered though as they relax and enjoy the witches brew tea among the flutter of falling leaves.

I wonder what good deeds 

they have planned for tonight?

Whooooo do you think

 is looking down on these two now?

You guessed it, and this little hoot owl invites you to fly on over to Susan's @ Between Naps on the Porch where an abundance of fabulous tablescapes awaits your viewing pleasure.

You might also want to visit Fiberdoodles for more Halloween fun.


  1. This really made me smile. I love it when that happens. Fabulous!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  2. What a perfect spot for a cup of spooky tea! Your decorations are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea. Best wishes, NM.

  3. What a creative post! Cleo and Mr. Barnaby look to be enjoying them selves. They are just adorable!
    Hope you have a happy Halloween.

  4. Oh my gosh, Sarah, is this ever CUTE!
    Ms. Cleo is just the perfect little witch & I love her hand appliqued table linens. LOL Very nicely done! :)
    Your teapot is TDF...it looks like the infuser type. Makes me want a cup of tea right now but it would keep me awake, I'm afraid. ~Tomorrow~

    ♥ Rettabug

  5. Hi Sarah, This is to cute cute cute... love the black tree center piece...

  6. Oh Sarah, this was so cute! I'm so glad to have met Cleo and Mr. Barnaby. They are both so cute (love Mr. Barnaby's vest!). What a cute cloth and the cups are so pretty. How fun to have the neighborhood cats hanging out on the tree! He does look green with envy! You are so witty! laurie

  7. Cute,cute,cute. Cleo and Mr. Barnaby are just the greatest, and the tea is perfect. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  8. This made me laugh out loud. Oh, how creative. I hope you leave that up for a while. It is just wonderful! I'd like to be one of those cats hanging out in the tree! I think they have attitude.
    Very, very fun!

  9. Sarah, I'm ready to adopt Mr. Barnaby. He doesn't need to be hanging out with a witchy woman. He needs a girlfriend like Annie! A nice little redhead. ;-)



    p.s. Drop by when you get a chance. I have something with burlap that you're going to just love! :-)

  10. Love the black and white cups and saucers and really love the black cat, I think I need that...Mr. Barnaby I believe...

  11. This is really cute. Happy Halloween.

  12. Sarah, that is just too darn precious! You have such a great sense of humour. I think that is the cutest tablescape that I have seen so far.

    Have a great Halloween!

  13. Hi Sarah, this is just the cutest Halloweeness I've seen. The first I saw Cleo, I knew she was a good witch! She's darling and her little side kick is a cutie too! Now I'm really digging that pretty little appliqued table cloth. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. This is just too adorable! Makes me want to come right over and read the tea leaves. This entire tea setting is so much fun.

  15. Sarah, this is all so festive and fun. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Sarah,
    Such a funny tale, I could "hear" your voice in my head as I read it.
    Made me smile (a lot)
    Love M

  17. Love your whimsy! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  18. Hi Sarah... How are you... I did sens an E-mail... Should I send a new one? Have a great day!

  19. How delightful!!! Great story telling and real cute tablescape.

  20. It is so creative and I adore the mugs!

  21. Very cute & creative. I love the tablecloth.

  22. not just tablescapes, but a story to boot! Mr. Barnaby seems like he'd have impeccable table manners too. sweet!

  23. Sarah, you are so creative and clever. What fun you must be having too! I love Cleo and Mr. Barnaby and your setting.

  24. Such handsome partakers of the tea! :D Adorable table -

  25. What a terrific post! I love the black and white tea cups! And your little characters are all so adorable. Looks like they were having fun and you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. : )


  26. So cute - it looks great - thanks for sharing with us.
    Have great weekend.

  27. I think pretty linens might be another one of my weaknesses :) Your appliqued one is darling! Pretty important guests you have!

  28. Thanks for sharing that fun little 'scape! Cute idea!


  29. Hi Sarah, this is just delightful. So much fun!

    Thank you for being such a kind and generous friend.

    Have a wonderful Halloween.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  30. Hi Sarah,
    I'm determined not to use the word cute ... I want to, I do ... but everybody else already used it! ;)

    So ... I'll just say I'm charmed by the delightful whimsy of this unusual tea table for two! I hope you joined Cleo and Mr. Barnaby for a lovely cup or two!

    Happy Halloween!

  31. What an adorable pair and a creative little assemble bringing you in the mood for Halloween.

    Happy day!

  32. Sweet..that little witch doesn't show her age...she must have a magic potion!
    Love the tablecloth!
    Happy Halloween!

  33. Oh how cute, Sarah! I also spy an iron fence and I love it!...Christine

  34. My what adorable Halloween guests you have -- and I'm sure that they enjoyed your tea too!

  35. I love all your cute decor! The table set up is GREAT!

  36. I missed this one last week, so glad I found it! It is absolutely adorable! Love the characters and the story!

    Very creative!


  37. What a fun tablescape! I just love the mugs and saucers, black and white are one of my favorites! The design work on the table cloth is beautiful! Thanks for sharing... Dee Dee

  38. What a fun tablescape! I just love the mugs and saucers, black and white are one of my favorites! The design work on the table cloth is beautiful! Thanks for sharing... Dee Dee


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