Monday, May 25, 2015

Patio Tea and Roses



My roses are doing so good this year,
it must be due to all the rain we've been
getting and maybe by cutting them back
in the early spring, helped too.



 I am really enjoying them. I cut a few and
made an arrangement for my tea on the Patio.


 Last year they had single petals, but this
year look how many there are on that rose.




 I was in Hobby Lobby the other day,
   looking for material to cover my dining room chairs, look what I found!





 I didn't get any fabric for my chairs, but I did 
buy this.




 I was so excited.
 I got a yard to use as a table cloth.
Maybe I should have gotten more! huh!
It would make pretty throw pillows.



 These nice days with warm air and a cool breeze, 
I sat up my tea on the patio.

I love to eat at Panera Bread, while there (the day 
I found the fabric) I bought some extra scones 
to bring home with me.



Blueberry, Triple Berry, Orange, and an
Apple Cinnamon Muffin. 
That muffin was so good I couldn't wait to
take a bite out of it.


My hubby loved the Orange Scone the best, so
he got them.










Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blessed Sunday!




"For God sent not His Son into the world;
to condemn the world but that the world
through Him, might be saved"
John 3: 17

Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia

Monday, May 18, 2015

Magnolia Tea




There is nothing like a Southern Magnolia Grandeflora ! 

Native to the Southeast U.S. and California, it is a fast growing tree and grows well in the Georgia sun. They are evergreen with large, fragrant flowers. It reaches 60 to 80 feet high with it's trunk up to 5 feet in diameter.


This tree is in my daughter Debbie's yard. There are many Magnolia Trees there on her property . She is blessed each year with large beautiful blossoms from all these great trees. 

We had two rounds of thunder storms today, so I drove up to her house after they had passed over and she was so nice to let me cut a few blossoms. They make the house smell so good.



This is how it looks before it blooms.




Isn't it Beautiful!

 I made a Lemon Cake yesterday, so an afternoon Tea Snack was the quick 'pick me up'.


I used a box cake mix and icing. To make it taste better and unlike a box mix you can do this:

Add one extra egg
Use butter instead of oil
and 
Use milk instead of water.
(I used Heavy Whipping cream) 

Yum Yum!!


 I've shown this Magnolia teapot before, but since I was having our southern magnolia's for my flower arrangement, I wanted to include it.


Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia


I will be linking to Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Look UP !







"I Looked UP"

I looked down and I found that everything
looked real bad,
I looked back and I saw so many things 
that were sad,
I looked up and I could feel the sunshine
on my face,
I felt love and peace and God's 
healing grace.

I realized everyday what I needed
to do,
No matter what I was doing or
going through,
If I looked down I missed the hope and
strength for the day,
If I looked back I'd dwell on things I could
never change anyway.
Looking up I would find all that I need,
I'd have a reason to keep trying,
knowing with God I'd succeed.

When I'm down and feeling like there is 
no hope around,
I look up and I realize where true
hope is found,
When I look back and I worry about what
has already been done,
I look up and I see the battles are over
And my Father has already won!!
 Author unknown

Keep your eyes on Jesus the source of true
Peace, He will guide you with His eye!

Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quiet Rest





Bridge at Blue Willow Inn gardens.

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3

I know that life can get to be full of stress,
so today take a little time for yourself,
Remember this too shall pass!
I need to be reminded of this so often.
Why worry or fret when God's is in control!

Tea can soothe you for a moment,
but place all your cares in His 
capable hands!
 
 Photo from FB 

Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fairy Good Day!









Monday and I am still enjoying Mother's Day!
 Hope everyone had  a good one!




 We had a family picnic at  Sprewell Bluff Park.
A good time was had by all.
I was gifted miniature roses, gift cards and
a very pretty garden fairy,
Among other nice gifts from my family.




I love the outdoors, so today I'm outside enjoying
the breeze, with my red velvet cupcake!
I love roses of all colors! Pink, Red, yellow and Cream colored ones are so beautiful.




 Today I have my Crown Trent teacup with 
pretty red roses. 





It was a Fairy Good Mother's Day!





 Have a Blessed Day!

Sylvia

Linking to: Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for teatime
                              Stephanie at Roses of Inspirations
                     Susan at  Outdoor Wednesday

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Special Day!







"Her children arise up, and call her blessed;..."
Proverbs 31: 28



Have a Blessed
Mother's Day! 

Sylvia