Friday, February 28, 2014


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good!
PSALM 107:1

Happiness is all around....

It is in the morning's sunshine

And the evening's quiet hours.

It's in all that's  bright and beautiful~
In rainbows, fields and flowers..

It's in warm and tender moments
And in special feelings, too~~
All the simple, little joys
we gather all life through.

This morning my hubby bought me a dozen pink roses.
" Just Because!"
He's such a keeper.  In all our years (50)  of marriage, with
our ups and downs, he has always been there to make me

I do have to be careful what I say I want, because he will try
his best to get it.



Monday, February 24, 2014


Friends and Tea go together!

A friend gave me this photo and the Vintage Teacup beside it, for my birthday one year. She's also my daughter's Mother in Law. She's a special friend to me and treats my daughter like she was her own.  

 A friend is some one special in your life, one that you can always count on.

Recipe for 

Blend conversation,
laughter, and fun together.

Add trust and acceptance
and mix well.
Stirring gently,
soften with teardrops 
and sweeten
with understanding.

Sprinkle generously
with favorite memories,
decorate with hugs
and smiles, and enjoy!

My Vintage Teacup is from Edwin M. Knowles China Co.
I don't know what the letters mean..

Have a Blessed Week!

Linking to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Is it Spring Yet!

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it"
Psalm 118:24

I was rejoicing this morning when I went outside.  There to my surprise I saw these pretty daffodil's blooming among all the dead plants in the flower bed.  I was so happy to see them, after the snow and all the ice last week.  Just maybe spring is here, I am rejoicing, praying it will last.  It is 72 degrees this afternoon.

Look what else I found amongst the flower pots. Oh yes, Mr.Milo, he has taken to this pot for some unknown reason. Some days he will lay in it all afternon, what is he going to do when I plant flowers in it. Well that's why the rabbit, candle stand and the small bird feeder that's under him is in it. They didn't do a good job keeping him out last summer.

Silly cat, maybe he just likes the company of the one eared rabbit.

Have a Blessed Day and May you find Joy in it!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Let us have a quiet hour...
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"For now she need not think about anybody. She could be herself,by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of--to think; ".....Virginia Woolf,  To the Lighthouse

"to be silent; to be alone."

"a little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell,".......Louisa May Alcott

Teacup:  Bone China
Queen Anne
made in England

Have a peaceful and blessed day!

     Artful Affirmations  Teacup Tuesday

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter Ice Storm

 Well here we are again, a couple weeks ago I did a post on Georgia's Snow Storm.  Now for the last couple of days we have been in an Ice Storm.  I woke up this morning with a beautiful winter scene.  I ventured out early, around 7 A.M., to take some photo's.

This is ice on the Pine tree. I captured a falling snowflake on the left.

Yes it was early.  This is snow falling.

 This is the snow from a couple weeks ago.

This is ice in the birdbath. Poor birds can't get there water. There are lots of birds in the trees in my yard.

I used to have a black roof.

All this is ice, we didn't get much snow where I live south of Atlanta.

I put my hand behind the ice so you can see it isn't melting and I'm touching it.

Looking forward to Spring, I'm told it's only 40 days away! Yay!

Stay warm and Safe!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Girls Valentine Tea

Come, let us have some Tea and continue to talk about happy things. Chaim Potok

We thank You, Lord, for blessings 
You give us on our way;
May we for these be grateful, 
And praise You every day...

"Spread Love everywhere you go; First of all in your own house...let no one come to you without leaving better and happier."
..Mother Teresa

Saturday afternoon I gave my girls their annual Valentine Tea. It's my gift to them. I wasn't feeling too well but nothing was going to take away the time I was going to have with them.. the days go by so swiftly and they all grow up and have their own lives to live. I cherish every moment. We all had a great time together.

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James

I used these cupcake papers that I found at Michael's a few years ago.  They are so pretty I don't want to use them, but thought this was a prefect time and occasion, (my girls deserve the best).
Red Velvet Cupcakes

And what's a tea without Teacup cookies!
Iced Sugar Cookies

Toasted Pecan Scones
Chicken Salad croissants
Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders
Piggy's in the blankets
Lemon curd

Pink chocolate covered marshmallows
Iced Teacup Cookies
Red Velvet cupcakes

Fruit Cup with Strawberries,red grapes
and Banana slices with fresh whipped cream.

Blueberry Lemon Herbal Tea

Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders

I got the recipe for the sliders on Pinterest, they are really good.


Have a Blessed Valentine Day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Practicing for Valentine Tea

It's been years since my mother passed on, but there isn't a day that I don't think of her.  I have her bible, she read and studied it often. I found this vintage valentine in it. It was given to her by a friend before she was married to my father in 1940.  The signature  was written in pencil and faded so I couldn't make out who it was 

This Saturday I am having my three girls and two granddaughters for  a Valentine Tea.  Today I was trying out a few things to see if I wanted to use them in my menu.  I think they turned out pretty good.

"Teach your children to choose the right path,and when they are older, they will remain upon it". Proverbs 22:6

I'm sure this verse isn't talking about Tea but I'd like to think it's a way of teaching them the importance of finding time for each other.

I had to try them out!  I bought the large camp size marshmallows and melted white and milk chocolate. I dipped them in the white chocolate first and let them harden and then drizzled the chocolate over them.  I put sprinkles on some and candy hearts. 

Even tho the weather temperature is near 70, it is still a good day for a cup of Tea.

" Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without Tea?
How did it exist?  I am glad I was not born before Tea".            ..Rev. Sidney Smith.

Wishing you a Blessed Day,