Monthly Archives: January 2014

Moonlight serenade….♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. …♡ Isn’t this the most romantic dainty little teacup. .♡ I found that little tiny bouquet of pink roses. SWEET! Well, our little cottage is officially ready for the Valentine month of February. ♡♡♡♡ Shall we take a little sweetheart tour. ..♡ I just adore these vintage salt and pepper shakers.  Can you see the precious little cherub? She likes to play hide in seek…♡ I always love the way the light filters into our little parlor. .. My friend Jill gave me that little pink dove… Can you see it? I hope it doesn’t want to fly away…♡ I have been collecting all things pink, and arranging them in small vignettes. That’s a mirror under the teacups. …I turned it into tray.♡ I love this teapot..I bought it … Continue reading

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Time for a change ..♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ..♡ Lately I’ve been thinking about refining how I live my life. Not that anything is wrong with it… because of course I will be the first to admit   that I live a VERY charmed life.(Big smile) Refining to me means improving things so they become more authentic and fulfilling. I guess it’s similar to how I sometimes enjoy changing the look of a room. Because our Cottage is a small Cottage, and not a grand mansion. ..I don’t have a lot of options for change.  However I have found often any  change, makes a nice improvement to the room. Change is never easy, but it can lead to new and exciting opportunities that would never come if the change were not made. It’s actually very empowering because … Continue reading

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It’s a beautiful morning…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡  Shall we have a Wednesday morning cup of tea. …♡ It’s such a beautiful morning, I thought this pretty little tea set would be perfect.♡ I have a special little day planned. A friend of mine is visiting from out of town, and we planned an afternoon for tea. This photo was from Kathy’s last visit a couple of years ago. She no longer lives in California. .. so its nice to be able to visit when she’s here. It’s times like these that I really appreciate not working, and  having the freedom during the week. A simple little pleasure that makes me SO grateful. ♡ As much as I LOVE hosting tea parties, I certainly enjoy spending an afternoon being served by others too.♡Again another simple pleasure to be very grateful for. I always … Continue reading

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Turn up the music…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ..♡ Aren’t these the sweetest teacups. …♡ One of my greatest pleasures on a large or small scale, is to prepare a beautiful tea party. ♡ All the thought, planning, effort, ingenuity, and creativity that goes into each party is my way of showing appreciation for friendships and love.♡ Celebrations enlarge my capacity for JOY. I love everything about planning an event. By remaining  focused on my good feelings and my pleasurable purpose things seem to fall into place rather Sweetly.  I devote myself to these events as a way of celebrating life. Serving wonderful food, seeing a beautiful table, thinking about what others would enjoy is a way for me to show that I hold others sacred.♡ I LOVE to create a palette for the table by selecting … Continue reading

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Somethings got to give. …♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. How was your weekend? Did you something special. ..I sure hope so! I had a deliciously fun weekend. Did I ever share with you that I LOVE going to the ocean during the off season. ..♡ shhh… Can you keep a secret? Sometimes we sneak one of our little furry kids too.♡ Over the weekend my husband and I had a nice little getaway. What a wonderful day we had… prefect weather…Ocean breezes, and the sound of sweet happy waves. ♡ This is my super wide brim hat… It protects me in a very lovely way.♡ Have I told you that I LOVE to wear hats? Well I do.♡ I only have a few now. .. and they are always ready for a quick mini road trip to……….SANTA BARBARA! Back in the days when we had … Continue reading

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