Welcome Home Tea. . .

Hello my friends, earlier today I had a 'Welcome Home' tea.
a welcome home tea for just little ole me!
Vacationing in New England was a real blast, but as always it's so nice to be home at last!
Touring Salem was bewitching fun!
Even a bit scary, that almost made me want to run.

As I hustled and bustled about today, my kitchen table seemed to say, "welcome home" whenever I looked it's way!

The sparkling tinsel on the chandy brought me delight each time I caught a glimpse of it in my sight.

My kitchen table whispered this way,
There's laundry to do and lawns you must mow, but
 sit down have a sip; move a little slow!
In less than 13 days, Halloween will be here.
Have a sip of tea, enjoy a bit of cheer!
The quilt has been spread,
and the tarnished tea set is on the table.
(my $5 thrift find)

Please sit down for a sip, take a moment if you're able!

Take time, enjoy your pretty dishes. 
Read your witches guide book.
It can fulfill all of your wishes!

Dear table, no more begging; I agree;  I will slow down, relax.
Enjoy a sip of tea!

There's no place like home, no matter where we roam!

Thanks for the 'welcome home' tea just for little ole me!
(My haunted house of 7 gables photo)

(every now and then the kid in me needs to write a silly poem.  And in case you're wondering; I still managed to get the laundry done and the lawns mowed) :)
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:


Art and Sand said...

Your Halloween decorations are so much fun!

Kim said...

Oh you are super woman to achieve all that gorgeous decorating AND have the laundry and lawns mown! You are such a clever poet....love your poem!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh, you're too fun, Jann, and I love it! I'm glad that you had a wonderful trip and are happily at home sipping some tea and writing poetry!!

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Love the poetry, how fun! The witches book and quilt are super cute, did you make them? I'm glad you had fun in Salem, what an interesting place.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What a cute Halloween tea, Salem did get you in the mood didn't it? :) I'm all about vignettes and yours are great and the photos are too! I like the unexpected orange surprise in the last photo, very cool. And the candle tapers in those plated holders.
Have a wonderful day,

BusyBee Emily said...

You're the bomb.com! And maybe even the Queen of Halloween! :)

A Joyful Cottage said...

Halloween has never appeared more fun than at your house, Jann. Nobody does it better! Love the decorations, and your quilt is fantastic. Great poetry, too! Hugs, Nancy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome home, Jann! So glad you had a great trip. Enjoy your tea time and thank you for joining me today. Have a wonderful week.

Autumn blessings,

Pamela Gordon said...

Fun post Jann. You are very creative!

June said...

An absolute delight this morning to come to your place and see the 'be-whitching tea you had for yourself Jann. Your hole house says welcome home my dear!
sending hugs...

janie said...

Love your decorations!!! Please share where you got the adorable Happy Halloween pitcher and plate( Black and White)

Sounds like you had lots of fun on your trip. You were in "my neck of the woods."

Enjoy, Janie

quakerhillfarm said...

So cute! Love it. Glad you had a great time, but you are right there is no place like home!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Fun, fun, fun! You were very inspired by your time in Salem I see! You deserved a tea party for all that you got done, even if you had the party first!

NanaDiana said...

What a FUN FUN FUN post. WHERE did you find that Haunted House of 7 Gables picture? I love it!
Your tea looks lovely and yes, we all need to slow down a bit and enjoy the moment. Something I have a hard time doing! xo Diana

Margie said...

There's definitely no place like home! Your Halloween decor and poem made me smile. When I visited Salem years ago, we went on a ghost tour. Luckily, we didn't have any supernatural encounters.

Pollyanna said...

Jann, what a darling poem, it's so funny the muses struck us both! We also both have those cute Orange polkadot plates! I loved seeing you today! You never fail to amaze me!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love all your Halloween decorations - everything looks so good.
So glad that you had a wonderful time on your vacation. It's always great to take a vacation, but or so nice to come home.
Love the poem too.

Sarah said...

Welcome home! Darling poem and adorable tea, Jann. '-)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Halloween decorations!! Welcome back home.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all your decor, especially the haunted house picture.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Oh my goodness! Your tea was fabulous Jann, and I can't believe you were here in New England! Hope you enjoyed the foliage :)

Dana said...

Hi Jann! I enjoyed your trip updates and photos~ Your welcome home tea service is so great! You have more Halloween stuff than anyone I know. As usual, it's all so perfectly pulled together.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How cute Jann! I love it...but then I love all the wonderful things you do!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Jann: What a wonderful table you have set for your welcome home. Love all the details. So glad you are back. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness Jann! I love it all...including your poem. WOW...makes me wanna do a little ole tea for just me. Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sandi Magle said...

Too much fun...love the tarnished tea set...life is too short to spend time polishing silver, lol.

Just the right amount of glitz...since I am not allowed to do 'scarey' by the grandbaby....this is really fun and 'safe'(?)...maybe, lol.

Thanks for the teaparty! Sandi

Unknown said...

loving the spooky Halloween decor and table settings! looks amazing!!

J said...

I just adored the poem! But there's something so warm and happy and cozy about your house that even without the great Halloween decorations it would still say "welcome home!" Loved it!

Pat said...

I'm thrilled at your little poem, dear friend!!!
Welcome Home!!!
Thanks for sharing a cup 'o tea and your spectacular Halloween decor!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderfully spooky Tablescape for Halloween!! Love it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


The Charm of Home said...

What a great tea! I love all of your decorations! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Bernideen said...

Trips are great fun but also there is no place like home - right! I can see you had great fun with all your decorations too! So glad you shared and thanks again for the "clock" idea!~

Tea in the Library said...

Fun! Yes I agree it's good to go away, and great to be back home - once the laundry is done! I am glad you indulge your inner poet and share. It is a lost art. Your table is drool-worthy. Adore it. Congrats on getting the mowing and laundry done - that's a full day in my book. Cheers.

Winnie said...

Very sweet :) You always deserve a party Jann