Monday, March 30, 2015


Springtime doesn't come everywhere at the same time.  Sometimes it arrives in Colorado and then seems to go away.  Last year it snowed on Mother's Day.  I had planted some foxgloves as I do love them and had to put boxes over the tops of them.  Yes, it worked.  Who knows what this year holds in store!  This morning I am sharing some Easter decorations for Friends Sharing Tea.

Spring is just the right time for all the pretty pastel things and Easter time items.  

I would like to share that I met another blogger on Saturday who came into my shop.  It was Deborah Montgomery from 
 The Beautiful Matters and it was delightful to meet her!

Please forgive me for using roses instead of tulips which would
 have been better but these were only $1.95.

Monday, March 23, 2015


There are so many flowers that represent spring and tulips are among the first.  There are also daffodils, lilacs, violets, pansies, hyacinths, crocus and many other bulbs, etc.  Like so many, I had some fun pulling out some of my spring decorations and linens for today's post.  Last year after the summer I found these two wonderful old pansy tins that I think may have been used for sewing supplies:

I have been following the weather and patterns of snow hitting the New England coast lately and going straight up to our blogging friends on Prince Edward Island.  I always imagine this big dump there at the end of the storms last stand.  I feel a little guilty saying we have had some really lovely spring weather.  Yesterday my husband and I left town and enjoyed a nice lunch and time relaxing.

As we look across town we see the mountain range and realize that we do still have plenty of snow up there on Pike's Peak. The Peak has an elevation of 14,000 feet.

There were some little daffodils blooming in my backyard so I picked a few for this little vase.

Monday, March 16, 2015


A couple weekends back we went on a buying trip and I found some wonderful cups and saucers at a really good price to sell at my shop.  After putting them out to sell, I immediately sold three because they were hand painted and really old and perfect.  I did keep this pansy one which is a  Paragon which as you know is stamped by appointment to the Queen.

  It is hand painted and lovely.  I am not usually drawn to the style with the design in the cup but the moment I laid my eyes on this one - I was in love!

 I am also sharing a couple little books I adore.  Aren't we ready for spring?

And a precious Victorian Valentine:

We are having some incredibly warm weather here in Colorado and the bulbs are popping out of the ground.  I am not sure how this is going to work if we still get some snow this spring which is what usually happens.   Even last year we had some snow in early May.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


This week I am sharing some green things since St. Patrick's Day is just ahead on March 17th. Of course, we think green when we remember a St. Patrick's Day tea experience so I set a little table for you. Please take a seat and do pour yourself a cup of tea.  

Our local market had shamrock plants.  I also found a couple St. Patrick's Day vintage postcards for $1.00.  The lady postcard is from 1910.  I don't have much that reflects St. Patrick's Day but I managed to pull a few green items together. 

From the book "365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know":

In the early days when tea was very expensive, it was kept under lock and key and in the parlor where the lady of the house could keep watch of it.

All our snow has melted down - well maybe a little pile here or there in the shade.  Our spring comes quite late here so we could still have more snow.  This is a pillow I recently made using a very old vintage piece that was a basket with pansies.

I recently found this sheet music.  Would you like me to sing this?  Not, to worry, we won't go there.

I've shared my little Japanese Cottage teapot and other pieces along with 2 English Bone China Cups and Saucers: