Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday TeaTime




Awe, another Monday!
This month is going by fast. I am usually up early every morning, no matter what day it is!
Got my laundry going early so I could enjoy the day.  Stopped to have a break with a cup of tea and an orange roll.



I have come to love the taste of orange lately.
I take honey in my tea. This morning I am enjoying Twinings English Breakfast tea.


Using my Moss Rose serving tray and cup, makes it a little more inviting. I hope to plant more of this pretty rose here at my new home.
I had company over the weekend, family and friends coming to see where I've moved and see the new place.

Two of my son-in-laws and two of my grandsons came and built hand rails for the front porch and down the slope at the back door. They don't want us falling, so they said. It is a great help and they did a great job, even put solar lights on this one.


The slope is slight in the back, but in our 'olden age' we aren't as stable as we use to be.


I am excited about working in this area this Spring, bringing it alive with pretty flowers. I want to rework the pavers also. Can you see the little white daffodil blooming?


Hopefully I can paint the porch too! Sure needs it.



Have a Blessed Day!

Sylvia

Joining
Sandi at: no place like home  
 Stephanie at : Roses of Inspiration

28 comments:

  1. Yum, your sweet roll looks so good! You'll have so much fun, tiring fun I'm sure, tweaking your new home and making it really 'yours.' The guys did a great job on the railings, they really look nice. Yes, we do have to be more careful in our 'moldy oldy' years. Hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings from above.

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  2. Good morning, my lovely friend! Your orange roll looks scrumptious and I was thinking what a joy it would be to be able to enjoy a tea time with you {{smiles}}

    May you have a blessed week, dear Sylvia. Much love to you!

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  3. Hi Sylvia,
    your breakfast looks yummy. Very pretty china with the Moss Rose. How sweet of the boys to built rails for you with light on the top. Great work!
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  4. Good morning Sylvia! Your breakfast tea looks wonderful. I don't think I've ever had an orange roll, sounds yummy!

    How nice to get hand rails up and I'm sure they will be used often. :) I like them with the lights too!

    Enjoy your week!
    Hugs, Amy

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  5. Good morning Sylvia! Your breakfast tea looks wonderful. I don't think I've ever had an orange roll, sounds yummy!

    How nice to get hand rails up and I'm sure they will be used often. :) I like them with the lights too!

    Enjoy your week!
    Hugs, Amy

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  6. What a nice tea, Sylvia, with such a pretty plate and cup! That was so nice of the boys to build the rails for safety, and so very thoughtful, too. I know it's going to be fun to work in your new yard.

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  7. Winter is the perfect time to dream, make plans for the garden and sip tea. I've always taken honey in mine too Sylvia and I find most restaurants can accommodate me.

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  8. Your cup of tea and orange roll look delicious, Sylvia! What a nice set of steps your SIL built for you. I hope you will spend many happy years in your new home and plant lots of pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. So yummy and pretty at the same time thanks for sharing on Rose Chintz Cottage.

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  10. Yes, you did start your day out right Tea And an orange roll, it sounds delicious! How sweet that your men made those railings for you! I can just imagine you working in your new yard this spring. Hope you have a wonderful week! I am so glad you are still blogging!
    Love, Roxy

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  11. What a wonderful and tasty way to start your day! I think the taste of orange really complements black teas. The railings are such a nice gift and so handy and important during icy and rainy days. Flowers will look lovely around your porch. Now which ones to plant?

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  12. So wonderful when our younger male family members look out for us "old folks at home", literally. That was very sweet of them to build the handrails for you. That is a wonderful gift. I love your teacup/saucer and the orange roll. Looks delicious! Yes, I saw the little daffodil trying to bloom already! This winter has been strange...flowers blooming when they probably should be still "hibernating". I know you will enjoy your home in the spring when you can start putting your green thumb to work making your garden grow. It will be beautiful. One day at a time. Just take time to relax and enjoy and don't get too anxious. Enjoy your time together and explore your new surroundings. Be blessed my friend.

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  13. I love the photographs you share with us on your blog.
    God bless your son-in-laws and Grandsons who built the lovely and practical hand railing.
    Family is precious....
    Love,
    Jackie

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  14. A sweet orange roll and cup of tea sounds a lovely way to start the day. I like to drink tea first thing in the morning, it just starts the day off right. Coffee occasionally during the day but tea again in the evening. The boys did a good job of the railing, a thoughtful thing to do for you.

    Diana

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  15. Lucky you to have such handy SILs and grandsons! I've had cinnamon rolls before, but not orange rolls. I rarely sweeten my tea, but when I do, I prefer to use honey too!

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    1. Margie, they are Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls with orange glaze.

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  16. Hi Sylvia, what a pretty teacup and plate. Perfect way to enjoy the start to the day. What a blessing to have the handrails installed by sweet and thoughtful family. You are going to enjoy your yard. Blessings for a great day. xo

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  17. How lovely! Twining's English breakfast tea is one of my favorite teas. The rails on your porch steps are lovely and I can't wait to see the way your vision for the garden blossoms into reality soon. I am eagerly anticipating spring as well!

    It was a pleasure finding your blog today, Sylvia. I discovered you through Stephanie's "Roses of Inspiration" link-up. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog in the future. You have such a lovely positive outlook on life.

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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  18. Your orange roll looks so appetizing!
    We have just had a ramp and rails outside our door, and it is much easier.

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  19. Your breakfast tea and orange roll looks so good.
    Love to look around on your lovely blog.
    Thanks for your nice comment.

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  20. So happy to see you at Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for joining the party, lovely lady. Hugs to you!

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  21. Your back step are will be beautiful with flowers this spring. Have a nice week Sylvia!

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  22. Sylvia, your tea looks perfect! I'd love to try those orange rolls.

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  23. .. Hello Sylvia.... I like youe pretty cup and plate....
    My Grand daughter made an Orange and poppyseed cake for my Mum's 99th birthday recently... it was beautiful.. so I'm sure your orange glazed roll was a delicious as it looks..... your porch area will be a lovely place to sit and enjoy your garden... the railings are great.. xxxx
    I'm commenting from Stephanie's 'Roses' link up...
    Have a great day..
    Hugs Barb.......

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  24. Sylvia, I am so happy for your new home - I know you will be making it so pretty outdoors!

    I cannot even believe you have a daffodil blooming when it is so so so in the middle of winter here! it will be months before we see a daffodil! My word that just is amazing to me!

    Your orange roll looks so good, I am hungry (skipped dinner and it is 2am) and I think I may have to go make something. : - )

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  25. Oh, that orange roll looks delicious!! I've noticed I'm not as steady on my feet lately...what's up with that?!? ;) What sweet boys you have...those railings look great...would they travel to Tennessee to help out another olden lady? LOL Happy Wednesday!!

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  26. Hi Sylvia, So sweet that your kids built railings for you. It looks great! I love the taste of orange too. The tea and roll looks so good this morning! thank you so much for visiting my blog. I followed you by GFC. I look forward to many visits here. Have a great day!

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  27. Dearest Sylvia...oh, how I enjoyed my visit with you this lovely January morning...I too rise early and usally take the dogs for a walk...by 6am it is hot here in South Africa, so I walk before then...{{Smiles}}. There is just something delightful about a fresh new day, isn't there?
    Your tea sounds delicious and oh my! How scrumptious your orange roll looks..hmmm...I love orange! So glad you got a few projects done thanks to help from your family! Wonderful!
    Have a blessed, beautiful Thursday!
    Hugs!

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Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, all your comments are read and appreciated! Sylvia