Saturday, October 31, 2020


I have been busy getting my Holiday and Christmas tea cozies ready! 

 The large Nutcracker below sold immediately: 


I hope you can go to my Etsy Page

and check them out!

Bernideen's Tea Time on Etsy


And here are the last ones which
reverse completely to red plaid:

Monday, October 19, 2020


So we saw they have snow up north in

Iowa today.  We have temperatures here 

at about 42 degrees so after a long, hot

 summer that feels very cold.

I am sharing some fall decorating at our house.

So as part of our kitchen we have a

hearth room where we put some of our

 more formal antique pieces.

 Our home is very casual.  We are retired

and that is reflected in our home.

I am enjoying the fall transferware

pieces mixed in with some fall and

thanksgiving cookbooks.

We used our fireplace

last night and it felt wonderful.

Some were are saying it will be a colder

winter so we shall see if that is correct.

It isn't saying that here!

We are finishing up our last of the out of doors

projects this week and Thursday promises warmer

weather so that will be much appreciated!

Saturday, October 17, 2020


 Welcome to my blog and glad you could visit

for another pausing time. 

 Let's have a cup of

tea in my garden.

It is very windy out so when the wind comes

up, I will be holding this vase.  I lost

2 vases this summer by having them out on 

windy days.

I love the older faded and soft quilts.

We are finishing up lots of things in

the garden and outside today.

I am sure you are doing the same.

It seems every project always takes longer

than we remember it taking the last

time we did it.  We must block it out of our

memory somehow.

We are having lovely cool days now. 

 It started to cool off the last couple of weeks

of August and then into September there was

a huge change.  You know that feeling of

shock that it could feel so cool after a 

hot summer.  Our furnace has come on

at night already.

My husband and I have stayed close to home 

with the dangers and concerns about Covid. 

 Our hospitals here in Columbia have

 17 patients with

 417 active cases in our county.

I hope you are well and staying safe.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


 I want to share my newest tea cozy

because it is really fun and also

reverses completely!

The Reverse side is a peach background

teal floral and all can be viewed here

Bernideen's Tea Time on Etsy

The large has SOLD!!!!

I am also selling my German porcelain

tea set known as "Meadow and Mountain

Heights" :

Sunday, October 4, 2020

AND THE WINNER IS......Deanna Rabe

I am happy to let you know that the
winner of the Holiday tea cozy
is Deanna Rabe!

         It is a standard sized tea cozy that fits
 a 6 cup teapot that holds around 
36 ounces of tea!

I got Deanna's address from her
so I can get this in the mail 
tomorrow - oh goodie! 

Thanks everyone who entered !