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A Christmas Tea 2017

    “If you find you have some time, how wonderful it would be, if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea.” “A Cup Of Christmas Tea” Tom Hegg      Hello sweet friends. Please join me for an old fashioned holiday party… A Christmas Tea         I’ve been waiting a whole year to invite you!  Christmas Tea 2016     And made sure to schedule it so that my holiday decorations would be up.     For as long as I can remember during the first week of December over 20 years I’ve hosted a Christmas Tea.     This year I invited a few ladies from the church I attend.             I’ve learned that a Christmas Tea is very special.     It’s a perfect time to share the message of Hope, Peace, and  Love, with … Continue reading

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This is going to be the “Best Day Of My Life”. ..♡

  💕There are memories which will be close to our hearts forever….💕~Marcia     Here’s a re~post from a fb memory. It is from 2013. One of my last birthday celebrations while still living in California. I just had to share it with you. Hope you enjoy it. btw….have you ever had or given a surprise birthday party?   🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 This Is Going To Be The Best Day Of My Life Hello,  Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I’m so thrilled to see you today, because it’s my birthday!.. And I feel like I’ve been celebrating all month! Oh wait. .  I have! I’m feeling very grateful today. Grateful for my health, grateful for my charming and adoring husband. .. grateful for the best furry kids ever. ..Grateful for many friends… and very grateful for  a few very near and dear ones. All of which are part of my wonderful life. Oh and … Continue reading

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A Witches Tea & My California Girlfriends🎃

  “True friends are never apart…maybe in distance…but never in heart”   Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. I wasn’t planning on dropping by today.🎃 I shared in last weeks post Click here   🍁🍂That I’m currently flying around on a little Fall Holiday.🍁🍂     However…(I do l.o.v.e my California girlfriends) and soooooo…   When I received a note from a former colleague & long time dear friend from California (see note below) I just had to put my broomstick down & share it with all of you.🎃   🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 From: California Girfriend😉 Date: October 27, 2017 at 6:01:12 PM PDT To: Marcia Subject: Witchy Tea Hi Marcia. Oh boy, were you missed. You are so loved.   (Guess who) knocked herself out on this most lovely Halloween Witchy Tea. She requested we … Continue reading

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The BBL’s

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. I think I’ve shared about the Brown Bag Ladies before. perhaps not… On the third Wednesday of each month a group of ladies meet for lunch at a friend’s home out in the woods.  It’s so much fun to get together have a little lunch that we bring in a brown bag hence the name Brown Bag Ladies. Dessert is provided by the wonderful hostess along with drinks… and always the most beautiful Seasonal decor. A super fun way to spend an autumn Wednesday afternoon here on the Oregon Coast.🍂🍁

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ It’s a beautiful morning on the Oregon coast. A little cloudy and misty…perfect for scone baking. Here is an easy yummy recipe for you!   Cranberry 🍊 Orange Scones Makes 8 large scones 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar & and extra Tbsp for sprinkles 1 t baking powder 1/4 baking soda 1/2 salt 1 stick butter (cold) 3/4 cup dried cranberries zest of 1 orange 1/2 cup milk 1 large egg Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   By hand, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Grate the butter into the flour mixture on the large holes of a grater. Using your fingers work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse crumb. … Continue reading

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