Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Last night I set the dining room table with a pansy theme.  Last week I shared a personal sized cream and sugar and so I am also sharing a little Tuscan Pansy set today.  I now have these 2 sets that are personal sized and here is one on my springtime table:

We still don't have a lot of blooms going on but I have seen some lilacs around town.  One of the things I have observed is that lilacs bloom at different times,  even in the same area. There must be many different species - early bloomers and late bloomers.

 The Crab Apple trees are blooming in my subdivision right now.  I love the pink ones and I believe the white ones are the flowering - non - fruit bearing ones.  Over closer to the mountains I have seen some flowers blooming in yards but here at my house it was spitting snow yesterday morning.  I do see that plants are coming up so I am excited about that.

I have some love English Crown Dorset Pansy
 dessert plates I am sharing:

A little poem from 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know:

I'm sending you love and tea,
To warm your winter's day
Think of me as you pour your cup
And all the good things we would say.
If we could be together now
Instead of miles apart,
We'd sip our teas and memories,
The sweet warmth fills the heart.
Susan Young

A Loving Recipe for a Perfect Cup of Tea

1 - willing friend who loves to sit and share
1- grateful heart to have a friend that cares
1- beautiful garden to show us God is near

I hope you have a pleasant week.
  Join me in prayer for a world in great turmoil.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Today we went for a ride south down to Pueblo, Colorado.  We drove by the 37 room mansion built in 1893 which was the home of John A. and Margaret Thatcher.  I took a couple photos to share and will let you know they serve Afternoon Tea in the Carriage House for special events several times a year.

The home (museum) was not
 open to visitors today.

After noting how lush and green these photos are, I thought I better mention it is 10 degrees warmer in Pueblo than where I live and springtime was definitely advanced here.  Last night it even snowed a little during the night where I live!

Monday, April 13, 2015


I've never met anyone who didn't like pansies.

Every spring I look forward to their arrival and
 I'm quite sure you do too!

Today is "Friends Sharing Tea" and I am glad you
 joined me as I am sharing a few Pansy teatime things.

Up above  is one of the Afternoon 
Tea Trays my husband
 had made for me.

I love tea strainers and different gadgets
 and find them entertaining!

 I gravitate to vintage things and I love the look of something old, worn and never let crazing stop me.  Do you know what crazing is?  All those tiny crackling marks on a really old teapot are crazing.  It means it was loved!