Category Archives: Garden/Tea Time

A Summer TeA PaRtY…♡

🌷 “Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it.” Hello, sweet friend… 🐝 I hope you are enjoying these summer re-edited posts…I’m certainly enjoying going through the archives and finding just the perfect one to share with you.  Today’s post is from July 2014… I was still living in my charming cottage in Southern California where these tea parties had been hosted. I hope after reading today’s post you might be inspired and perhaps even decide to invite a few friends over for an afternoon tea…before the summer comes to an end. Happy August! 🌻 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠 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? I hope all is well… Unless you are new here…(and welcome if this is your first visit) you are aware… … Continue reading

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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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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Hello, sweet friend… These last few days have been gorgeous here on the Oregon coast… and I’ve been inside with a sinus infection. I’m hoping I’m on the mend…finally feeling better after a week of  antibiotics…yippee!                         “It is the wise mother…who gives her child roots and wings.”                                                                                             -ChinesProverb The following post has been re-edited from a previous post.      With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’m stirred by the memories they conjure up.              It has been 7 years since I retired from teaching elementary … Continue reading

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Postcards from Paris…Antique Garden Fleuriste

    “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn   Hello, dear friends…   It’s been raining and stormy on the Oregon coast these last few days…however earlier in the week the sun was shining bright and so I ran over to one of my favorite nurseries to see if I could find some pretty colorful flowers to plant in our garden.     Here they are all happily blooming in my window box that sits in front of the cottage window. sweet!     All this enjoyable gardening brought to mind a lovely memory from our Paris trip…     continued from here💕 Upon our arrival back to Hotel Eiffel Turenne we were delighted when the attendant told us about our upgrade to a much nicer and larger room. The room had a wonderful view and before we knew it had settled in for the … Continue reading

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