Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Welcome to Friends Sharing Tea and I do hope you will join me by linking a special TEA POST below!  My Snowlady invites you to join her for her very own teaparty:

I hope you are enjoying getting ready for the holidays, baking, listening to the beautiful Christmas music and wrapping packages!

This Christmas has been a bit of a struggle for our family as my Mother-in-Law passed away last week - that is as a Christian we say she went home to be with the Lord.  My husband has been in Iowa and I have been very shorthanded in my store which of course is much busier this time of year.  Both of the dear ladies helping me have been ill but came to work to help.

I have been running in every direction and making plenty of messes along the way.  My Snowlady says " Slow down and enjoy a cup of tea".  This is good advice for all of us!

Snowlady was so excited when the newest issue of Tea Time arrived and she recommended a Fireside Tea which is in the issue!

If you have something to share about tea - please link below and have a wonderful week!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
do I understand it right, your MIL passes away last week. I am very sorry for that loss.
So the Christmas time in your family will be a bit more quiet and thoughtful than usual.
Your snowlady made a lovely tea time for us. Yummy treats, pretty china and nice decoration help to get over sad moments.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
So sorry for the loss of your MIL just before Christmas. Every time I look through your store on the other blog, I wish I lived closer to visit and shop.
I love the snowman teapot and china and the snow lady is a gracious host along with you.
My magazines always seem to come a couple of weeks after yours, or in one case, not at all.
Thank you for hosting a tea for friends to share and also for moving the gathering to Wednesday.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your snowlady! Isn't it fun to have an imagination? Sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. Hope you can slow down soon and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
I wish I would have thought to write a little about the tea I set up by the tree in my current post, so I could join you at "Friends Sharing Tea". Next time I will.
Take care,

Snap said...

I love your SnowLady (I have a thing for snow people) and love your snowpeople teapot and cup. Lovely! So sorry to hear of the loss of your MIL. So difficult at any time, but especially this time of year. I need to find the new Tea Time!

janice15 said...

So sorry for your loss and yes you need to slow down a bit as you not need to get sick either...I have gotten pneumonia this past few weeks and to my surprise from getting the flu bug...I see ms snowlady has the newest issue of Tea Time can't wait receive mine..wishing you a lovely afternoon...with love Janice...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bernideen,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss; especially at this time of year! Isn't it wonderful that you will meet again one day! She's just gone on a little sooner.

I love your Snowman tea set. That is one of my favourites and one of these years I'm going to have to put it on my Wish List.

Thank you for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

Christmas blessings,

Anonymous said...

Dear Bernideen - My condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law. Never an easy thing - and all the moreso during the holidays. I love how you know she is only home with the Lord and the comfort in your hope of seeing her again someday.

Your Snowlady is very gracious setting out such a splendid tea in such a glowing setting! I like a fireside tea, myself - good pick!

I've added you to my tea links - don't know why I hadn't done so in the past. I feel so out of it since school started - my summer daily blogging has been trimmed down to one or two a week with job demands! Hoping that will change in the new year . . .

parTea lady said...

Sorry for your loss.

I like your snowlady tea party. Your Christmas decor is lovely.

Carol said...

Hi Bernideen,
I'm so saddened for you and your family in the loss of your loved one.
You are so gracious and giving to share your beautiful home and decorations.
Thanks you for all that you do. I wish you a blessed Christmas.
Love, Carol B.

Lady Linda said...

Oh dear Bernideen...I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how busy this time of the year is when you are in retail. I had two different shoppes for years and it seems your help gets sick at the worst of times.
Hope this week smooths out a bit for you.
Much love, LInda

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Kathy said...

Everyday we're reminded to be thankful for our blessings - the people in our life. I am thankful for you. I have missed joining - haven't got the rhythm down yet - I need to write it down - I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother-in-Law. It is never an easy time to lose a loved one, but it seems more poignant during festive holidays. God's grace can comfort beyond measure - I have learned that. Your Mrs Snowlady is right -we do need to slow down and to take time for tea and for those things that mean the most to us! Thank you for sharing this week with A Return to Loveliness,
Hugs and Prayers,


Oh goodness Bernideen, I'm sorry about your dear Mil passing just recently, my condolences go out to your husband and all your family. I love the tea table and the snowman teapot, so pretty. I love your store in the other blog, all I can do is see and drool from the lovely things you carry. Thank you for hosting and having me. I know your holidays will be kind of bitter-sweet after your lose, but I wish you a blessed Christmas to you all.

Angela McRae said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss. I hope the Christmas holidays will allow you time for some peaceful moments!