Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LOVING EVERY SEASON for "Friends Sharing Tea"

When I think of how creative God was to design four totally unique seasons, I am just amazed.  I also know that we were created in His image and when I see how creative my blogging friends are with ideas and inspirations - I marvel!  Just about the time we start to get a little bored  with things - God moves us on to another season.  This week I was looking at my 1992 Victoria book "The Heart of Christmas".  This book would inspire your creativity for the holidays.

  I think I was ready for winter this week.  The last two nights it has been snowing  here in Colorado.  Fall is over.  Actually winter doesn't officially come until December 21st on the calendar but it is here in terms of the weather.

Please pour yourself a cup of tea in this Old Country Roses tea cup.  The chintz Old Colorado Roses pieces are items from the past and are English.  When this Victoria Book came out jewel tones and Victorian decorating were all the rage in the early 1990's.  Some of you will remember the way this buffet used to look before hubby painted it shabby chic Vintage White.

These past months, I have enjoyed my fall decorations but now it is time to pull things out for the Holidays!  Do you do the same thing every year or do you change things up a bit?  Don't you love it when you open some boxes of decorations and see something or several things that you found last year on sale and tucked there for this year?

If you are a tea blogger, I hope you can join in the fun here and share a post from your blog about tea time, baking, collecting tea cups or anything tea related about your home.  Just link at the bottom.

Of course I always enjoy joining other blogger friends for their blog parties as well:
Tea Time Tuesday With Sandi
Mosaic Monday With Judith
Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

TIME TO RELAX FOR "Friends Sharing Tea"

A pile of magazines has been accumulating lately on a chair at the kitchen table.  Time just flies by, so this morning I thought I'd take a peek at some of them.  If you get English Home Magazine you know that at this time of the year they publish an extra Christmas "booklet" full of recipes and ideas for the Holidays.  This is my 5th year to receive the booklet which I just love and look forward to reading. Of course, it only comes at this time each year.

I have said this so much lately, I apologize but I wish our Thanksgiving was in October like the Canadians.  November 27 is just so late.  I purchased my turkey last night and have to decide what all I want to make but for sure Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Coconut on top.  Many Americans pull out their Christmas decorations on Thanksgiving Day afternoon.

Please pour yourself a cup of tea and let me show you some wonderful Holiday ideas in these publications.

This is the new issue for this year:  

I hope you will join my blog party today and link something regarding TEA from your blog!  Would you please have a  link on your post to this one as well?

I always enjoy joining other blog parties:
Tea Cup Tuesday With Martha
Tea Time Tuesday With Sandi
Tuesday Cuppa Tea With Ruth
A Delightsome Life

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


It was incredibly cold today so I stayed home to sew.  I really only got two tote purses done because I took time to bake a pound cake and fix a nice dinner.  Do you have one of those old afghans like our grandmothers made?  Here is an idea for you.  These are fully lined with an inner extra pocket, vintage button closure and the backs and straps are denim:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Here was the view this morning out the back door:  

Have a lovely week!

Monday, November 10, 2014


We have been told that today our lovely fall weather
 is going away and cold weather is coming.  Things in the garden are pretty drab.  It took about a week but the squirrels are now entering the pumpkins for seeds:

Inside the house fall is still upon us in decorations
 as our Thanksgiving is November 27th.  I think the Canadians have a better timing on this one!

While out antiquing, I found a gold Royal Stafford cup and saucer with tiny orange flowers and placed it on the top of  my stand:

The dining room is in a hold pattern but no silverware out yet:

Of course, I absolutely always find myself involved in whimsy:

And I must include some mosaics for Mosaic Monday too!

I hope you can join me for "Friends Sharing Tea" by
 linking below please include a link to me as well.  I always 

Monday, November 3, 2014

LEAF RAKING TEA for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Good Monday morning and welcome to 
"Friends Sharing Tea" which
 happens to include work today.  Sorry!

The good news is that you and I can take a break from
 all this work and have a lovely cup of hot tea!

Over the last year I have found a number of these old afghans at bargain prices and this one was calling my name.  I cut some of the ones I found up to make tote bags for my shop but this one was a keeper.

I am sharing a Colough and a Sampson Smith cup and saucer from England and some little French plates with roses:

Definitely very colorful and fallish:

This blog linking party is about tea so if you are a blogger and have a post about tea - please link at the bottom and please include this post in a link on yours. 

 I always participate in other parties as well: