Friday, October 30, 2015


These are the special features from earlier
 this week on "Friends Sharing Tea".  Most of you know that I have "Friends Sharing Tea" or "Tea In The Garden" according to the season we are in and also the weather.  I have been picking 5 participants each week and trying to spread the features around. 
 I am a little early because new replacement windows
 are going in at our house as we speak!

 lovely tea cups and also her DIY Pink Pumpkin

 next week and it will be much more widespread! 
(just click here above for her information)
 I think that is a great idea.  Here is her new logo:

#2  featured blog is Michele's "The Nest at Finch Rest" where she shared an autumn patio tea:

#3 Carolyn shared some of her Red Transferware pieces

#4  Fabby's Living shared her interior design changes for the season and her lovely Colough Cup and Saucer:

#5  Karee at The Vintage Chateau showed her recent find, an Old Chelsea gravy boat that matches her Wedgwood China:

All the features were wonderful!

As you already know, a tea blog party can be rather limiting because not everyone loves tea like some of us do!  Not everyone has a tea post each week.  Some people love to bake and cook but don't get into tea.  Some people just love to garden or sew or craft or other hobbies.  So I am joining other bloggers who have blog parties and I too am EXPANDING my blog party to be more inclusive!

Here is my new logo (smaller below) for my weekly blog
 party which is just the same as the expanded name of my blog.    Feel free to copy this one below and post it 
with other logos on your blog!

  This party will continue with our passion for tea but also cottage (home) and our love for gardening.  That means about anything really: baking and cooking, tablescapes,  tea, sewing, hobbies, pets, travel, tea rooms, gardening, collecting, crafts, DIY, etc.
  This starts Monday! No more "Friends Sharing Tea" or "Tea in the Garden"


Michele said...

What a delight to come for a visit and see that my post has been featured.
Thank you for this honor, Bernideen! There were some really lovely features and party posters last week!

As for "expanding," it's always fun to meld a bit. I see Sandi is doing the same - though I shall miss tea-specific parties, it makes more sense the way blogging is going. Good luck, and look for me - I hope to party with you more often now. Big hugs! ♥

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, Bernideen, for the honour of being featured this week! I want to thank you also for announcing my new party beginning on Monday. I see great minds think alike and you are also changing your party to accommodate more home and garden linking. I shall change your button on my blog to your new one. Have a wonderful weekend.

Autumn blessings,


Thank you so much dear Bernideen for the feature, I am so excited and very honored too! I will grab my feature button and take it home and your new party button too. There's going to be lots of fun going on the new party idea.
Have a great weekend.

Linda Jennings said...

I enjoyed seeing these blog visits. Thanks for the idea of putting our family photo in an Irish photo frame. Hope you have a nice weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Those are all just delightful...and now I think I have to go paint a pumpkin pink! lol
You have some beautiful features here. Blogland is just full of special people that make beautiful pictures. xo Diana

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I like the change, eventhough I post often about tea there is so much more fun in the cottage and garden.

sandy said...

I'd love to join in on the party! So I'll be back on Monday! Also on Monday I'd love to have you join my FREE online, "Live Your Dream Life Now" workshop on my new blog. Go to to sign up! Includes a Giveaway! Begins Nov 2nd.

Susan said...

Change is good and I look forward to seeing what is in store! XOXO

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I have always loved your tea blog Bernideen! And I am sure I will love your new one! Remember wheb I started my blog and called you at your store to find out how to join your party? You were so helpful! Anyway I wanted you to know I decided I won't be joining any blog parties for awhile. Life is so busy for me, helping care for my mom and my grandsons. I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful posts and that of your party ..
Many blessings to you and your new adventure!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What great features, Bernideen, that you've shared, and I love the new idea of expanding your blog party. I've already changed the links on my post for both you and Sandi.