Monthly Archives: September 2014

ThE “REAL” MaRcIa’S CoTtAge…according to Joe… ♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Hi my name is Joe. And, I am Marcia’s adoring, loving husband. (*grunt,*grunt) Marcia is out of town for the day. So, she had asked me to be a guest blogger. And, if you knew my wife…well, let’s just say, she can be very determined when she wants something. I thought: hmmmmmm….great opportunity to tell it how it is! I said “sure, why not.” Well…how shall I begin…other than I am a little nervous, because this blog is her baby. I guess I could begin by saying that my wife is the LOVE of my life, whom I really do adore. And, with that said, I must also say that she doesn’t always present the real happenings around here. I’m thinking  it must is part of her personality, or something. … Continue reading

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FiRsT DaY oF AuTuMn…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy First Day of Autumn…..I am sooooooo lovingly ready to embrace this new season…. How about you…♡ Wow. ..yesterday was National Gratitude Day.  And, today is the first day of Autumn. Now, that is something  to be truly grateful for. (Grin) I love this time of year. Our little cottage garden begins reflecting the sweet change of season. Particularily, the roses.  They remind me that life is a cycle  with infinite number of beginnings,  and endings. I often get a childlike wonder with seeing the buds new beginnings… roses in bloom… and then those which have finished their cycle. Such a beautiful , and simple way to greet this first day of Fall. Gently, nudging me to be open to the new beginnings with a joyful eagerness. Happy Fall sweet friend. … wishing  you Harmony and … Continue reading

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LiViNg LiFe On ThE Go…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Monday! Are you ready for the week. .. Well, I had a super fun weekend. A group of friends got together for a fabulous Hawaiian tea party…. fabulous! The above tablescape was taken at my friend Louise’s home…f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s! How about you. …. Gosh, with all the running around you do… I’m hoping that you had some down time over the weekend too. Not to sound like a broken record from my working days…. but, gosh~O~ree (a made up word of mine) sometimes… what got me through a hectic teaching year,  was knowing that I always had fabulous weekend plans….shared with fabulous friends to look forward too. Well… so much for living in the present. Ha! Ha! Actually, when your slaving away at life working…. it’s hard to live … Continue reading

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ThE SaTuRdAy BrAgGy PoSt….♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Saturday! Well…. if you live in Southern California, summer is still very much in season right now. So, don’t pack those swimsuits away just yet….(grin) Okay, Sooooooooo….what’s your Saturday fun happening? I hope you had a great week, and that your weekend calendar includes rest, fun, good food, rest, fun, and really good food. Repeat the really good food part. My week was eventful. Later today I’m heading out to an Hawaiian Themed luncheon at a friends home. Sooooo excited! Of course, I’m planning on taking lots of photos when no one is looking too. Of course. Well,  this last week I recieved quite a few comments on several of my posts. Woo! Hoo! http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/2014/09/how-to-host-lovely-garden-tea-partygrin_18/ It seems like my dear readers are liking tea parties, and are ready to … Continue reading

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WhAt My FrIdAy SoMeTiMeS LoOkS LiKe…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Happy Friday! How was your week? Anything fun, and exciting happening this weekend…. I believe summer is on it’s way out. And, around here it goes out with a bang.  Especially, here in the Inland Empire where this gals adorable little cottage sits.Well, this last week was wee warm. How do you say that in French….not Oui? that means yes. well okay…Oui! Oui! it was very warm around here. Funny, that I have had Paris on my mind. Hmmmm.  Anyway…Fridays are often my grocery shopping days. However, sometimes due to sales in my favorite shops, and circumstances beyond my control…(grin) I have to tackle the grocery job on Thursdays. And, this was one of those weeks. So, yesterday I woke up bright, and early to get everything done. … Continue reading

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