Friday, February 14, 2020


Yesterday and today continues
to be very 
bitter and cold outside.

 This means it is a
perfect opportunity for
 a happy teatime.

My husband and I find it interesting the
 way that with just a little snow, everything
 shuts down here in Missouri.  It brings
 back so many memories of living in Colorado
 where everyone went to work and it really
took a blizzard to make a difference.

I have a couple of new magazines
I have been enjoying. 

English Garden and Tea Time have
brought a lovely reprieve lately.
Winter is a time to get inspired
and excited about our spring gardens.

Wintertime is always a good time
 to try new recipes and brush up
on our baking skills.  Please
enjoy a cup of tea and one of  these
chocolate chip cookies I baked this week.

My friend Gina dropped off a lovely
Valentine card she made.  

So I hope that your wintertime
is going along well.  If you are
bored,  this might be a great time
to learn something new.  How about
doing a new craft, trying a new recipe
reading that book on the shelf.

And so I close this post to challenge you
to find joy in the little things.  Make a
nice homemade soup.  Do something not
very popular today - send an elderly person
 a handwritten letter or take something
 home baked to a neighbor.  You can even
 buy those frozen bread loaves and let
 them rise and bake them.  Make some
 homemade cards to have on hand for 
when you need them.  Enjoy winter 
as spring
will be here soon!


Lynn said...

Bernideen, I don't know which I enjoyed seeing more, your wonderful
winter tea set up or Gina's lovely Valentine.
I have brownies in the oven right now and a new recipe for
chicken stew in the crockpot.
I tatted flowers and made a Valentine for my cousin. I'm working
on a St. Pat's day card now. Thanks again.

Deanna Rabe said...

I agree with your closing paragraph!

I'm going to look for the garden magazine! It looks wonderful!

Sandra said...

Such a nice winter time tea setting. I once lived in Colorado myself and remember the big snow storms that they had. A nice dusting of white snow is much nicer. Love the beautiful card that Gina made for you. I do write hand written letters to an Aunt who refuses to have a cell phone or computer...crafts are a part of my life year round and they do brighten my days. Tea is something very much to be enjoyed year round.

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing Tea set!I also love that gorgeous card.Sending hugs. Maristella.

ellen b. said...

Nice suggestions. Happy Valentine's day to you and yours!

Unknown said...

Lovely Winter post Bernideen! Wish I were there chatting and sipping tea out of your Friendly Village teacups and admiring all of your fun treasures!
I haven't received that new Victoria magazine yet, hopefully it comes soon. I actually forgot all about it being time for the new issue.
You're so sweet to show my Valentine! xoxo

Jean | said...

Bernideen, what a lovely post. Your new magazines look delightful, too. "Tea in France" reminds me, I just posted an easy but special traditional French cake that goes beautifully with tea!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I wish I was with you sipping hot tea and a cookie and looking at magazines together.

Gina's valentine was so pretty and also all your pretty pictures ,sweet of the bird on your railing

xoxo Janice

You have a Birthday this week !!!!!!!!

Marilyn Miller said...

Nice post. I love this teaware soooo much.
Yes, we must find JOY each and every day in the little things.
I need to pick up The English Garden magazine. It looks like a good one. Definitely enjoying the other two.

Rosemary said...

Now I'm going to start looking for squirrels nests! I don't think I realized they made nests. Interesting. Love the winter teapot, too!