Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Yesterday was a lovely day - 
nice and warm at 70 degrees!
We best not expect it to last though!
Last night it was as if the sky was falling
with hail everywhere in the middle of the night.

I set a little tea table down in
the tea room.  We are having some
 and raisin oatmeal cookies
 baked this afternoon.  If you
want the recipe follow the link.
  Just add
1 cup of craisins too!

Yesterday I was down in my sewing room
 ironing cloth napkins and vintage linens
 that have accumulated in the
 ironing basket this winter.
 Do you still iron? 

I haven't done any "spring
 cleaning" but I need too!
Just not today!

Please pick your cup and pour
 yourself some tea!

I have my first 5 flats planted with
 seeds.  I have everything to do 10
 more flats.  Now that I am retired this
 is the way to go!

I hope your week is going well!


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

As always Bernadeen, you make me wish for an invite to sit down and share a cup with you. I love to iron but need to buy a new ironing board. I think there's nothing better than fresh, newly ironed pillowcases.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh yes I still iron, besides some cotton blouses I iron my vintage linens, which makes me think I need to laundry some and iron again since they haven't been used for couple years.
As always your sweet tea table is charming and I want some of those cookies now with my tea.
I haven't gotten my seed trays planted yet

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Pretty setting and teacups! The start of the garden looks great. xoxo Su

Louca por porcelana said...

What a wonderful post!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful collection of linens you have, Bernideen. Your china is lovely too and your cookies sound wonderful.
That hail you had last night was probably from the remnants of tornado activity. I heard there was bad weather in parts of both MO and IL. We have a weather man in the family who really keeps a close eye on the weather. Sounds very spring-like where you live. The snow is melting here but we're sure to get more yet. Counting down the days!


The Charm of Home said...

It has been 70 and now its in the 30's again. The chill is so much more bitter when you have tasted the warmth! Thanks for hosting!

Margie said...

What a lovely tea to welcome March! I need to do some spring cleaning too. For Lent this year, I may try the challenge of "Get rid of 40 things in 40 days." Thank you for hosting and have a great week, Bernideen! Now I'm off to find item #1 for today...

Marilyn Miller said...

I love ironing tablecloths and napkins and pillowcases. Some people think I am crazy, but they are so beautiful when freshly ironed. That teacup with the blue is gorgeous. Even though I don't buy teacups usually, I would buy that one.

Vee said...

What are you growing in your flats? Annuals? Herbs? I wish that I had a good window for attempting this myself. I did check out the cookies...they sound yummy. If I had any energy, I'd make some right now. I heard about that nasty weather. You all be alert down there...
Oh, I like to iron my linens and mine have been collecting for a while as well.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How I would love to join you for tea at your pretty table in your lovely tea room, Bernideen. You have the prettiest linens that I've ever seen! Thank you so much for hosting your tea party each week. Good luck with all your seedlings.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! Such a sweet teatime at the small table! Your teacups look lovely on the stand, so glad I found one! :) Can't decide which teacup to pick, maybe one of the Chintz ones. I need to get started on my flats. Talk to you soon!

Sandi Magle said...

Dear Bernideen, you have been very busy. We have been fighting 'fires' here, and can't wait until the messes subside. Thank-you for hosting, this is still my favorite read. Sandi

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a busy girl you are....we worked last week in the cleaning the front gardens..but it gotten cooler again. We even had snow yesterday. Wishing you luck with your seeds...for them to sprout them must remain most and love humidity. A sweet teatime table....

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your napkin collection! Now, that is something I'm willing to iron! But clothes that need ironing, nice blouses, husband's dress shirts, that stuff goes to the cleaners. The plate my cake slice is on is part of a trio. I have it in yellow as well. And this cake goes so well with a nice cup of black tea!

Linda Jennings said...

Surely it's not time for spring cleaning, yet, is it??

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What I would give to have en entire afternoon to just sift through your incredible collections, Bernideen. Just wow. Everytime you share with us I am just so impressed with how many pretty things you have.

Thank you for hosting the party! Sorry I am late but I had three different days with friends over this week. Busy, busy, busy! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, I just saw your Etsy button. You have sales! Good for you. I will check it regularly when I check the blog. Have a great day! Sylvia D.