Category Archives: Garden/Tea Time

Reflections on Mother’s Day

                            “It is the wise mother…who gives her child roots and wings.”                                                                                             -ChinesProverb      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 school. And, almost every year beginning with the first until the thirtieth my class would celebrate Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day Tea. The children would make special cards and set their desks like a fancy table. The tables were set with a plate of cookies, and a cup … Continue reading

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And Now We Have May🌷

    ”Let all thy joys be as the month of May” ~Francis Quarles   🌷Hello, sweet friend…🌷     There was enough rain here in April to nourish the garden… I plan on using May to refresh my spirit…     focusing on all the joys in life.     As I look out the kitchen window I get a glimpse of how quickly everything is growing. very quickly     and…     all this gets me to thinking about time…     do you ever wonder where the time has gone?     In just a few short months I will have been retired for seven years.     Trust me…     I don’t take this luxury of time for granted.     I’m glad I have had this time to write…paint…garden…try out new recipes…play with photography…     exploring and discovering creative things…     about myself…     to experience sharing in … Continue reading

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The Tea Party

  ”Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” Marcel Proust Bonjour!           It’s been decades since I first learned that Valentine’s Day was a chance to express love and affection to those near and dear to me.     As an adult it’s been a wonderful occasion to shower friends with my favorite gesture of kindness …A Valentine’s Day Tea.     This past week I colored my sweet cottage with the colors of love…                 red, pink and white.                 sprinkling candy hearts around the cottage table…         and scattering them generously with love💕     enjoying a teatime conversation embracing the theme of friendship…     and creating an environment which encourages each other…   … Continue reading

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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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