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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Poetry & Simple Devotion #1


From out the forest I now appear,
 
 To proclaim that Christmastide is here!

 
 For at the top of every tree
Are golden lights for all to see;
 
 
 
And there from Heaven’s gate on high
I saw our Christ-child in the sky.  - Theodor Storm


"Lord, My heart is set on You. "

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 Please Join me at some of the Best Parties Ever.

 
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 

 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

 
What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants

 
  Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss the pyrex thrifter sisters Christmas magpie post

 
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
 

Don't miss Sandi's
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea


 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 





Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Wonderland Wedding


Winter inspires the most romantic daydreams...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Sleigh rides .....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

*Fantasy forests of lights...


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
*Snowflakes in Tiffany blue...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Winter Wedding . . .
Business and friendship has blossomed. When He - who - Builds -Things asked again I realized there was a 'Yes!' in my heart.  We were married in our church on December 15th. I'll post about the wedding in January  when I have more pictures.
 
 
Please join me at some of the
 Best Parties Ever.
You won't want to miss a single thing!
 
Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View
 
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 


 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
 
What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants


 Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
where my Pick of the Week from the Sugar & Spice Party is
Debbie Dabbles'
 

 
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage

 
Pink Saturday@ How Sweet the Sound
Where my pick of the Week is Debbie's
Powder Room

 
 
*Picture from web

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tea in the Library #20















"The tea is ready Dolores," said Ferguson, "See that your mistress has everything she may wish." - The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Please join me at these great parties



 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

Rose Chintz Cottage

Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage



White Glitter Parisian Townhouse

Let it snow …


 Let it snow... 


Let it snow...


Back before things got crazy busy Miss Izzy had a great idea. "Let's make a glitter house with some old world Parisian townhouse flair!"


She graciously donated a Fancy Feast box for the project.


And kept me company during the tedious parts.
Like making the roof from the pieces of cardboard that came with in the Fancy Feast box




And designing the dormers.


The dormers can be trimmed to fit a curved roof .

He Who Builds Things got involved ...

Here is a closer look at the dormer .




The windows are from the definitive Putz house  / glitter house site Cardboard Christmas . Thank you Paul & Howard!
Side view. I used white cardstock to cover the house and silver pipe cleaners as trim.
The base is a Styrofoam square from the  Dollar Tree. The icicles are from a template I found on the web at cotton pickin' fun.  Glitter and some white bottle brush trees for glitz. 
 
 This  one horse open sleigh felt like the perfect touch. 





You can also check out this darling free printout from Inka at Altered Artifacts.

Have a Blessed Week
and Don't forget to join me at the Nicest Parties Ever.

Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
Where you won't want to miss Charm of the Home's
Snowy Cottage Christmas

 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground

Where you won't want to miss a Christmas Cottage Kitchen  by
Sallys salmagundi

Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage

Where you won't want to miss Becky's


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tea in the Library #19

Web picture.




















“Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."

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Learn how to make  faux French sweets  - visit Vive le Macaron - Christina has even provided free downloadable labels! 



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Join me at these lovely parties

Rose Chintz Cottage

Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I Love a Parade!


I love a parade.
And I am nostalgic for the black and white parades of my youth. For the wonder of something as splendiferous as a giant Bullwinkle balloon!


 Oh! To be on the corner of Herald Square in New York City on Thanksgiving Day! 


 When Pilgrims and turkeys


and marching bands were excitement enough. 

The Bowery Boys@ BlogSpot.com

And at the very end Santa would arrive and take up his station in Macy's.



  I was in my forties before I finally got to ride the wooden escalator up! up! up to the eighth floor and follow the snaking crowd through a winter wonderland and finally ... Santa!
No, that is NOT me in the striped socks and yellow apron!
'The original Macy's parade was held in Haverhill in 1854, where Rowland H. Macy ran a dry goods store before relocating to Manhattan. He started the parades on a larger scale in 1924, and three years later swapped out live animals for animal-shaped balloons. Felix the Cat led the march.
Felix-cat-macys



















In an act that would horrify the environmentalists of today, the balloons were then released into the New York skyline following the parade. That year they popped, but the balloons came back in 1928 sturdier and affixed with return address labels. Macy's offered handsome rewards to anyone lucky enough to find a balloon.'  - 10 Memorable Moments





Have a Blessed Week
and
Don't forget to join me at the Nicest Parties Ever.
Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 


 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
 
What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 


Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage












  



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tea in the Library # 18



No matter how many times I upend my life there is a ritual that anchors me. No matter who may leave, what breaks, or where I am, I have this sustaining magic. I have a cup of tea.
 -S. Clayton


Friday, November 1, 2013

Belleek Limpet Teacup

The thick  marine layer amplifies the bird chatter outside my window.
 
It turns the green and gold leaves weirdly neon. 
 
One of those days when daylight never quite catches on.
 I've been cozy in my office  plodding through problems and paperwork.
 But now it is time to stretch my legs and fill my cup with tea .
Belleek Limpet
6th Mark
 Don't forget to join me at the Nicest Parties Ever.
Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View

Don't miss Laura's fabulous projects


Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 

Don't Miss

trick or treat at the little white house on the seaside



 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
  Don't miss
Phyllis'  fabulous photographs from the Grosse Pointe Ware Memorial
Tea Party - Festival of Tables
What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Don't miss
 Bittersweet 
 for a genuine misty eyed smile 

Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground

Don't Miss the Good Things that have come to Jann
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Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Lavender Garden
Don't miss the  Christmas Rose Wreath made by Kathy at
A Delightsome Life
(not including a picture - too much of a spoiler  - just go!)

Don't Miss
 M is for Moon at My Crafty Little Page