Monthly Archives: December 2018

Reflections of 2018

      “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis             Hello, dear ones…     2018 has been a year with new things…     As the year’s end quickly approaches…     causing much reflection…                                                 I look around to see what was…     what is now…     and best of all…     the wonder and hope of discovering what will be…     A hope rises within…     a hope that is as important in life as breath itself.      With this hope I anticipate the coming new year…         I feel like a child experiencing something new for the first time…     with a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!🎄

        “There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” -Edith Wharton   Hello…     thought I’d drop in for a quick visit…     Joe and I have been enjoying a pre-Christmas holiday and will soon be heading back to the coast… spending Christmas at home.     While away…I’ve been reminiscing…     it’s been lovely…     strolling through the season…     gatherings with new friends…     visits from long time old ones…     a little shopping…         A Christmas Tea…     Christmas tea parties…     The Nutcracker Ballet…     sweet Love and Joy… May all be yours… Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄     Here is a yummy recipe that I serendipitously discovered on the napkins I had purchased! I haven’t tried the recipe yet…but look forward to baking some … Continue reading

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“The Season of Giving”🎄 Marcia’s Christmas Tea

  ‘’Come, let us have some tea and talk about happy things” -anonymous    Hello…     It’s that time of year…         The time where…      family…     friends…     and traditions all come together….     It’s that special season which influences both the sacred…     and secular parts of life…                 Christmas is everywhere!       For a little over a month the world is surrounded by holy images…     and a belief in a love greater than ourselves…     Many years ago I was fortunate to discover a tradition which resonates with Grace, Hope, and Compassion…     where kindness can be extended & friendship and giving from the heart becomes a source of great joy…     I discovered that hosting a Christmas tea…     is the perfect way … Continue reading

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Marcia’s Christmas Cottage Tour🎄

  “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters; it’s who’s around it.” – Charlie Brown     Hello, sweet friend…         We will be having company for the weekend…and everything seems aglow… as we wait in joyful anticipation of our friend’s arrival…     A perfect moment to share this years Christmas decor…     before the season gets away from me.     This year I wanted to emphasize the white lights.     Having recently returned from Paris influenced this.  more     That being said…     I also decided on placing a tree in every room…     the trees are small other than the ones in the living room…     and kitchen.     I enjoy the smell of pine and since all the trees are faux I placed a pine wreath on the coffee table in the living room. … Continue reading

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