Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DREAMING OF SPRING

Sitting by the window, one
can dream of springtime
tulips
and summertime roses.






Although it is not as cold as it was for
weeks - it is still winter and drab: those
little birds were standing and pecking
on the ice!



So we will just stay here and dream a bit!



Please sit here and pour yourself some tea:


I also made you some lovely
Raspberry Turnovers
(click for recipe)



I am excited to see how the bulbs
 do this spring as I planted
 more in the fall.



Today I am enjoying my 
American
Beauty Teacups: 



I have been busy this winter - just like you - 
enjoying my life and various interests.  I
have been sewing tea cozies this week,
keeping the bird feeders full and I always
enjoy cooking and baking. I did not
resist these flowers from the market and
love arranging them myself. 



I guess this is one of my all
time favorite teapots:



This post today gives tea bloggers
an opportunity to share a tea related
post from their blog - right down 
at the bottom below:



I also participate in these
other blog parties:
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A COLD WINTER TEA TIME for "Friends Sharing Tea"

For about a month, this has
 been a colder than usual
winter in Missouri - at least that's
what the locals tell me.


After all these cold days I couldn't resist
these primroses at Aldi's for 49 cents each.



In front of the fireplace is where you
will find me these days - drinking hot tea
and sometimes hot chocolate.

 The sound of the tea kettle 
has been very familiar lately.


Yesterday I opened a little package
 and inside were a number of
 small treasures from Michele at
"The Nest at Finch Rest".  Now
was that a sweet surprise!





It has finally gotten warmer
 this week and although still cold, 
more typical of past years. 


I am sharing a used book I 
recently purchased about
the life of L. M. Montgomery who 
wrote Anne of Green Gables and 
many other wonderful books.


Please pour yourself some
 tea or
hot chocolate and if you
can't tell the difference
between them and a teapot
click here!





I hope you are staying away from all
the bad germs this winter!  It is a good 
time to stay in and away from them!





Please join me if you like by
linking a tea time post from
your blog below.  I will
be joining these friends:
Share Your Cup with Jann
Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Ruth
Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HOT, HOT TEA FOR COLD DAYS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

"Baby it's Cold Out There" is the perfect song for this weather!


And now let me share a lovely
 poem which
I saw this week on Face Book:

A Loving Recipe for a Perfect Cup of Tea
One willing friend who loves to sit and share,
One grateful heart to have a friend that cares,

One beautiful garden to show us God is near,

Many wonderful memories of times shared throughout the years,

Lots of smiles and laughter to brighten up our days,

Many prayers that we prayed for each other along the way.

~Author Unknown



Let's get together for some hot tea!


I have set us a little table and let
me pour the cups quickly now.....




As we sit and chat I feel sorry for
the little outdoor creatures.  They 
seem quite happy though as long
as there is seed in the feeders.
And we have 4 feeders for the birds
and 1 just with sunflower seeds
for the squirrels.  That's to try and
keep them from swishing the bird
seed to the ground as they pick out
the sunflower seeds.





It is amazing to me how fish can
survive under the ice.  It is frozen
over in the koi pond.  The fish
lie motionless on the bottom.





I seem to have an endless supply of
cookies that I froze at Christmastime
and put in little cartons in the freezer.
Would you like another?




Monday, January 15, 2018

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW


It was so easy to move when 
we were younger!  2016 was a
 difficult year.
I am so glad it was over when 2017
arrived - so I start with a little
"Friends Sharing Tea" I set up in
the month for January celebrating
Queen Victoria:



February was a time to 
celebrate Valentines Day:


and also my friends Gina and
Janice took me to the
for my birthday:



that is - Paris, Missouri!  There
was an antique show there in a 
school and I found these old
English cottage dishes.


I was able to start up "Tea In The
Garden" which was shocking to me 
as I knew back in Colorado it was
time for lots of snow!


with a bird theme:




July:  It is so 
thrilling to find
flower for bouquets:


when the weather
gets plenty hot:




October was a time for mums:






Well - that's it for 2017.  
I am happily caught up!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

THE GATHERING OF FRIENDS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Over the holidays I was invited
to have lunch with tea at Janice's
home...it was great fun.  She blogs
at "Curtains In My Tree"  This is
my kitchen table below where I am
enjoying tea now.  Also, you see,
your cup is poured too!




Dear Janice introduced me to some
 books I had not heard about before
 but immediately wanted.





The books are called "The Gathering
of Friends" and there are 7 volumes filled
with recipes and decorating ideas.
They are $32.50 each but I ordered a
used set on ebay.






Let's take a few minutes 
and check out Volume One:



There are wonderful recipes
 to make and decorating ideas
 and table settings.  I could sit here 
for hours just absorbing.  I think
wintertime is perfect for books.




If you want to bake my brownies - 
they can be found here by Brenda 
at Coffee Tea Books and Recipes.
I make these often.






I hope you can join my teatime blog
 party today by linking at the bottom.
  I will be sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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