Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW "Friends Sharing Tea" and "Tea In The Garden"













More to come in 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012


Time for a break!

Please join me again in 2013 for 

Friday, December 21, 2012


The Snowlady would like to invite you to see her Tiny Little Christmas Books!!!

These are really handy when she needs to find a special Christmas recipe and receive "inspiration" for some project!  Today is "Open House" here on Bernideen's Tea Time Blog and that means that if you are a blogger, you are invited to link one of your post below and share something about your home, crafts, sewing, cooking, baking, decorating and..........YOU GET THE IDEA!!

Snowlady has been baking up a storm with this Christmas Cookies Cookbook.  She is getting ready for 2 special grandkids - Pete and Lily who will be arriving for Christmas!

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog wishes you a Merry Christmas!

I am also linking this post to: Home and Garden ThursdayVintage InspirationHome Sweet Home and HOMEMy Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday and Simple and Sweet Friday

Bernideen will be taking a break from blogging - JUST TO GET EVERYTHING DONE!  So enjoy your Christmas Celebration and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea"...........a weekly blog party  during the winter months and boy - is it ever winter TODAY!  We are having a blizzard which is why my post is late.  I use the computer at my store and we are opening late today.

This morning I baked the Christmas Cake again and I even plan to bake it one more time because I got an idea this morning of a way to make it even better!  It has carrots in it, spices and the usual cake ingredients. I am not posting the recipe today but will soon.

I hope these roses will cheer you, because outside:

Come January, I will be approaching four years of having this blog.  I have enjoyed communicating with so many of you through blogging.  I have to admit, I love my weekly spring and summer "Tea In The Garden" blog party more.  I do already miss my garden which makes me so happy! I know many of you feel the same way.

This English Teapot was made by Crownford which was a New York company that private labeled until they closed about 13 years ago. I am enjoying a lovely cup of Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong Tea.

Today's special holiday blog party comes at a very busy time of the year.  We are all busy wrapping packages, baking and running here and there.  Owning a retail gift shop - I know what busy is all about.  I have company coming this weekend  and I know that many of you look forward to time to be spent with family and friends.

I hope you will join me Friday for "Open House"!

I am linking this post to: A Delightsome Life and Tea Time Tuesday and Share Your Cup Thursday and Vintage Inspiration
Feathered Nest Friday and The Rose Garden in Malevik

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.  vs 4:  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David which is called Bethlehem...  vs 6:  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  vs 7:  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Welcome to "Open House" where you are invited to link up something about your HOME, GARDEN, CRAFTING, SEWING, DIY, ANYTHING to do with your love of home!

I am sharing my drying rack today that hangs over my kitchen sink.  I have had it for many years and love seeing the flowers above!  If you live where it is humid - you may not get this vibrant color. It is very dry in Colorado.  I dried many flowers in Houston, Texas but they were never this colorful.

After a few years and a little dust - I just toss what looks tired!

I am also linking this post to some other blog parties: Simple and Sweet Friday and Rustic Restorations Weekend and HOME

I do hope you will share something with my "Open House" blog party below and please include a link back to my post on your blog post:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Greetings to my blogging friends and welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea",  a weekly blog party for tea loving Bernideen's Tea Time Blog:

This morning I baked a "Christmas Cake" to feature here on this post.  My hubby was doing a "quality control test" and sliced himself a piece.  "What is that?" he said -  I had baked the band aid from my finger into the cake.  "Did you have neosporin ointment on your finger?" He asked....."Yes" was my reply.  "Throw it away!" was the next comment..................some days are like this at our house.  So this is my cakeless post - but I will bake it again!

I love the holidays and Christmas means so much to me
 as a Christian as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

If you are a blogger - please join me and link something about tea below!  And please include a link to me on your post!

I am very pleased with our new snowy Colorado.  We were so in need of moisture!  A cup of tea with my Old Country Roses is so special and I love hot tea now that it is cold outside. The spicey flavored black teas suit me just fine!

Hark the Herald Angels sing - Glory to the newborn King!

I want to thank all of your that follow my blog and also
 participate in this blog party.  There are SO MANY BLOGS now and SO MANY PARTIES and many are very similar. 
 It can be overwhelming!

I will be linking my post to others:
"HOME" and Home and Garden Thursday
and The Rose Garden in Malevik
and Home Sweet Home
and Vintage Inspiration

Just a reminder: Next week I will be hosting a special Christmas Tea - can you join me???

Monday, December 10, 2012


Last week was a busy time for me as I had a Holiday Tea Event at my store.  That means on Friday I bake all day starting early and ending late.   I have a strategy and a plan that is followed to the letter of the law.  By Tuesday I have the menu typed and printed and by Wednesday night the groceries are purchased.  I bake all day on Friday and finish up on Saturday morning...enough food for 75 people.  A reward for the customers who have supported my business through purchases.

I am so glad this is behind me now and time to show
 off my new tea cozy and have a cup of tea!

Bev the "Queen of Tea Cozies" gave me this one below as a gift.  I had given her a number of vintage drapery fabrics to make cozies for my store (I pay her to do this of course) and I especially liked the green fabric.

I will be linking this post to:  A Delightsome Life's Return to Loveliness and also Tea Time Tuesday and Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Since Beth asked about the food at my event:  I made 2 types of cheese logs from scratch, 2 bread bowl dips, Spinach Salad, Hot Pepper Peach Ham Biscuits, Little Smokies in Barbecue Sauce, 2 English Trifles, 2 Marmalade Loafs and  Thumbprint Cookies with Scottish Jam and 2 Cranapple Cranberry Crisp.