Thursday, February 27, 2014


I ran in the market for some things for dinner and spotted the reduced floral section with some roses:

Sometimes it is fun to play 
with a camera.

We know that spring won't be here
for quite a while in Colorado so today
I decided to brighten the kitchen 
with some roses.

Monday, February 3, 2014


I don't know about you but with all this snow I would love nothing better than a big stack of cookbooks, magazines, etc and lots of time on my hands to pursue and waste away hours and hours dreaming through the pages.  Actually this just isn't my life. I don't have a lot of time to relax.

  After hearing about a book others have read I had to find one. (I had sold her cookbooks in my shop for years.)   I am referring to Susan Branch's book and the fact that I just picked my ordered copy up last evening: "A Fine Romance". Today is "Friends Sharing Tea" so I want to share this book too. You would love it and wintertime is the perfect time for a good read. 

  Not every room in my house is full of teapots,  Our den is actually the one more masculine room.  I have a new teacup and saucer and it is English Elizabethan.  The colors are yellow and blue with lots of gold.

A leather sofa separates the kitchen from the den. My tea cabinet is armed and ready there as I do my reading.   

I have not been to England but doesn't everyone have a right to dream of going there? I know many of you have been there.  Susan takes us there in this book and journals each day with her artwork.