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Autumn Tea With Pumpkin Spice

Hello friends, we are having lovely weather this time of year.   Daytime temps are in the 70's & 80's. The nights are a wonderful 54 degrees.  A great time to enjoy this beautiful  autumn weather.

I set a table on the deck off our study.  No mosquitos and a nice little breeze to enjoy  cozy luncheon and tea. Pumpkins are a seasonal  time so I am serving Pumpkin spice tea.

 I love the cute little tin this  Pumpkin spice tea came in. I enjoy drinking different kinds of tea. I made Cream of Broccoli, cheddar, potato soup last night.  It is a favorite and it is one of the soups I shall be making for the Clogger's luncheon.

yield: 12 servingsprint recipe
Creamy Potato, Broccoli Cheddar Soup
A loaded potato soup with broccoli and cheese
prep time: 15 MINS cook time: 20 MINS total time: 35 mins


  • 20 small potatoes -peeled and cubed
  • 1  small onion- chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 3 carrots - peeled and  finely chopped
  • 32 oz vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 3 cups broccoli florets - chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk, or half and half or whipping cream
  • 3 cups of  grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a large pot, combine vegetable broth, garlic ,carrots and onions. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the veggies are for tender. Add broccoli and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter, add flour, whisk and cook until golden brown. Whisk in milk and cook for about 5 minutes. Add cheese to mixture and stir until melted. Season with salt & pepper. Pour cheese mixture into the potato mixture and combine. If needed, add more milk or broth.

These chairs my Mom purchased for her new house.  Unfortunately she passed away in 2020 and didn't get a chance to enjoy them.  I always think of her when I sit out here.

A perfect little Autumn table to enjoy a small lunch with tea.

Outdoor console with pumpkins and fall florals. I am planning Halloween dessert buffet in the Breakfast room for the Clogger's luncheon on October 29th.

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  1. What a lovely way to welcome Autumn with a beautiful fall table setting, Linda! Stunning and sentimental with your mom's chairs!

  2. So pretty Linda but how do you say no mosquitos? Is it screened in? Or do you have a secret potion to get rid of those pesky insects. Your table is lovely and cozy and I know the memories of your mom's chairs has to make your tea time extra special. I think of my mom every day.
    I also like anything pumpkin and your table checks all the boxes.
    Have a great is actually VERY cool here in Florida today...61 feels like 59 so it is soup time for sure!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  3. Another gorgeous table Linda. And that soup sounds really wonderful -- with the broccoli its all the food groups in one almost! Yum!

  4. Your table is so pretty Linda, what a delightful spot to sit and and enjoy a cup of tea~ your soup sounds wonderful too, perfect for Fall!

  5. Same weather here with the gorgeous foliage..not 80's but mild..You're so cute to set tables for you and Paul:)

  6. Linda I wish I lived closer and could sit at your pretty table and have lunch. Soooo pretty. The soup sounds so yummy. Here in Illinois the trees are looking so pretty. Happy Fall!

  7. I like the pumpkin plates and the white plates they sit on. Yes, those chairs are pretty spectacular!

  8. What a darling Fall tea on your patio, Linda. I love those chairs that your beloved mom purchased. Aren’t they cute? I have that same pumpkin tea set. Did you buy yours at Ross years ago? How was the pumpkin spice tea? I have Twinings pumpkin chai right now. Your soup sounds amazing and I’m going to try it for sure! Thank you for the recipe. Have a great week 🍁

  9. Such a pretty table, yummy soup recipe too! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 85. Shared.

  10. Love your seasonal decor...I'm a big fan of pumpkins but "pumpkin"..not so much!! Enjoy the rest of your week..

  11. What a beautiful setting for tea, Linda! The soup sounds so delicious and it is soup weather here. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. What a beautiful display for Autumn. We have the same pumpkin plates. Enjoy your cooler weather. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  13. Beautiful, beautiful fall images. That soup sounds absolutely delicious. I make potato soup with bacon this time. of year. You are all ready for a wonderful 'tea party' there. xo Diana

  14. I like the pretty table you set up for your autumn tea Linda. The pumpkin theme is just great and same for the soup for your Cloggers group luncheon. I hope you have a nice weekend Linda.

  15. CONGRATS Linda! Your post is FEATURED at the Unlimited Link Party 86!

  16. That looks so inviting, Linda. I am sure the cloggers will be absolutely thrilled with your hospitality and food fare.

  17. Linda, that is so pretty and the soup and the tea sound so comforting for this time of year. We have been having some lovey weather, haven't we..Happy Week to you..xxoJudy

  18. What a lovely spot to have lunch, Linda. The soup and the tea sound delicious!


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