Monthly Archives: June 2019

ChRiStMaS in JuLy . …♡

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” -Charles Bowden 🎅🏻 Wanted to drop in and share a re~post. I’ve been thinking about all my tea loving girlfriends in California. I have the best memories of hosting so many fun tea parties with them over the years. Here’s one of my faves. Hope you enjoy it! 🤶🏻 *********** Christmas in July By Marcia Ren Re~post July 2014 The weather outside is frightful….Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Wouldn’t it be delightful to have a little snow in the middle of summer? Well, I am not able to make it snow, however, I would love to invite you inside a sweet little cottage to enjoy a Christmas in July Tea. I’ll even give you a few ideas. Perhaps, you will be so inspired that you might want to host one yourself….there’s still time! Get your cocoa, get … Continue reading

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A Cottage Garden Tour (Summer)

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives it’s little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” -William Cullen Bryant Hello, sweet friend… 💕 Living on the Oregon coast in the summer for me…means romancing the outdoors. 🌼 That being said…I thought the first day of summer would be perfect for taking you around the garden. 🐝 Come let’s stroll in a small cottage garden together… 🌺 💐 🌞 🍄 🌹 These exuberant old fashioned pink roses in full bloom celebrate the joy of summer. I’ve often wondered if the first owner…perhaps someone who worked at the old lumber mill…& handmade this cottage…planted these lovely roses… would have ever imagined that this cottage garden would one day be…painted pink cared for to it’s fullest🐝 🌸🌸🌸 🐝 🦋 🌻 ⛱ 💐 Summer unfolds it’s splendor… 🐝 🌸 🐠 🐝 🌻 🌻 🐟 🌻 … Continue reading

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Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown     Hello, sweet friend… This past week the weather has been beautiful… and…   I’ve been enjoying the art… of creating a beautiful garden     around my sweet cottage. However with Father’s Day just around the corner…   I thought I’d share a memory of my wonderful father. One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a tiny bit vulnerable… To make a long story short…while deciding what to leave or take for my move to the Oregon coast…   … Continue reading

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My SuMmEr VaCaTiOn In ArGeNtInA…

  This is a re-edited post from June 2014 Welcome to Marcia’s cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea… H0w’s your week going? Today I’m planning on taking a few bags of items to a the Salvation Army donation center.  Then, if time permits I “might” go swimsuit shopping.  This is sort  of funny… But I think I accidently gave mine away….   For me the summer means frequenting the beach… and going on vacation. Currently any long distance travels are on hold…since it is difficult for me to leave our four furry kids. Yep, very hard…. especially little Cami.  ♡ However, there was a time when we had only the two kids. .. (Teah & Earl) and when the summer meant…. “get the passport ready!”   Two years after we were married Joe and I traveled to Argentina. The trip … Continue reading

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