Thursday, September 20, 2012


This morning I decided to have a "Tea" Picnic at the covered bridge a few miles from where I live.  We are blessed with having the Auchumpkee Covered Bridge  in our county. 
I got up early and made cranberry scones and a pumpkin roll.  Loaded everything I would need in the SUV, called my daughter to see if she wanted to meet me and her daddy for a picnic.  I hurried to town to get a hair cut then back home to finish and make sure I had everything.  I asked my hubby if he was ready and bless his heart he got from his comfortable chair where he was watching TV and came outside, before getting into the car he ask "Ah, where are we going?"  I was so excited I had forgotten to tell him my plans.  He was willing to go along anyway.
I packed my "Traveling Tea Basket" (that's what I call it).  till it wouldn't hold anymore, then off
we were for a few hours of fellowship and relaxing.  I find the older I get the more I treasure every
moment with my family.  I'm always trying to come up with things we can do.. I love  "making memories"
We had Chicken Salad Croissants, Cranberry Scones with Strawberry Jam. For dessert we had the pumpkin roll I had made earlier this morning.  I did bring a plate for it but there just wasn't enough
room on the table so I just placed it on a doilie.
Sat my scarecrow in the chair with the magazines for us to look at. They are full of fall ideas!
My daughter,Gina loves to look at magazines also, guess she gets it from her mother.
We were getting hungry by now.  I think she's eyeing the croissant.  I picked
them up at our local delli on our way , they sure pack the salad on them.

and make some memories!



  1. How delightful! You have inspired me to pack a picnic lunch for tomorrow for my son and me. Like you said, "Make some memories" and that's just what we will do :)


  2. What thoughtful and perfectly beautiful outdoor tea, Sylvia!

    Everything looks so pretty and delish - and your daughter is lovely.

    I adore that bridge - don't see those too often! One of my favorite books is The Bridges of Madison County - your pics remind me of it.

    I had a women's club friend lose her daughter and her funeral was yesterday - only 36 years old!

    So your thoughts on spending time with family whenever you can is spot on right! Good for you, hon!

  3. A most beautiful post Sylvia.
    What great photos.
    I love the choice of your picknick... Michele, beat me to it. One of my favorite books too- " The Bridges of Madison Country"- the film also.
    It looks just like that.
    The history of the bridge is amazing.
    happy weekend

  4. What a fun time with hubby and daughter in such a beautiful place! Your tea table is so lovely with all the fall colors and your choice of food looks so delicious. Now you got me humgry for scones so I'm off to make some! Have a great weekend!

  5. How wonderful to be able to spend a quiet morning with hubby and daughter in such a beautiful location!! Love the bridge. Your table looks gorgous. What precious memories with family!


  6. Dear Sylvia,
    What a delightful picnic! I have always loved covered bridges. New Brunswick, which is where I am from originally, has several of them. Looks like the perfect spot for a tea picnic and the croissant looks delicious! You are most welcome to join my tea party linking up this post if you like. It is lovely. Thank you for visiting me and leaving your nice comment. Happy Autumn!


  7. Beautiful covered bridge. Perfect spot for your lovely croissant lunch!

  8. Dear Sylvia,
    What a beautiful place for a tea picnic! Your photos are gorgeous. I love covered bridges... I think they are so unique. Have a wonderful season!

  9. A beautiful covered bridge and picnic. thank you for sharing.

  10. What a lovely backdrop for your tea and the table is laden with yummy food.

  11. What a lovely spot for a tea party! The food looks yummy, too. ...and then it would be fun to sit and relax with a magazine...

  12. Thanks Ladies for your kind comments. They mean alot to me.

  13. What a special teatime .. Gorgeous backdrop for your picnic too... and so relaxing,.. no wonder hubby was so gracious...Looks like you had a wonderful time... You're a very sweet Lady, fixing this teatime picnic and sharing it with us all...Wish I was your daughter relaxing under the lovely sun bonnet reading magazines( ha Ha) and drinking tea... ENjoy the rest of your day ....Hugs


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