Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Winter Tea

Hello everyone,
On this sunny cold beautiful winter day ~ I am happy to have
you join me for a cup of hot tea where we can be warm and cozy
by the stove but enjoy the sparkling white snow from the window.

I am using my brown and white transferware again.

                                                                A winter bouquet.

                                 Help yourself to a gingerbread cupcake. Please overlook the messy
                                decorating job I did  on the icing ~ especially all you foodies.

The snow is piling up out there. It seems every few days lately we get another fresh supply.

Well ,another year is almost over and a brand new one ready to begin so I want to wish you
all health and happiness for 2014.
I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all who have visited and left lovely comments for me this past year.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Vignettes

                                                                 Hello everyone,
                     With another year almost over, I thought I would start wrapping up the season by
                     sharing some Christmas mosaics.
         I love this unusual not quite teal transferware teacup that I got last year from Emmett & Ellie's in town.
         The red and white transferware plate on the bottom also came from Emmett & Ellie's and my toile
          santa from Winner's.
                           I didn't seem to get around to sharing all my Christmas decorating this year
                           ~ it seems a couple of little trips away set me back a bit. However, there was no
                           shortage of beautiful homes to see all decked out for Christmas and I sure did enjoy
                           peeking into their cozy nests!

Our little 'Boathouse' on a silent winter night.

I have to say it is quite a trek down there with all the soft snow this year.

We seem to be getting snow everyday almost this December and it is starting to pile up! It has been one
of the prettiest Decembers in awhile but it has not been windy so it is piling on roofs and decks etc.
making for a lot more shoveling but safer driving.

Today, I am joining Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Thank you for visiting,


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Snowy Days!

The first two photos with the snowflake effect were sent to me from Helene an artist from France ~
Helene choose these two pics from my blog and added the snowflakes and sent them to me....
thank you, Helene!  Now, if you have not visited Helene Flont before I know you will enjoy 
your visit as she has one of the coziest Christmas settings in her last post but also she 
paints beautiful pictures of roses etc. and has an amazing garden besides. To see
her art go to the blog on her sidebar or click here.

                                               The lilacs are covered in snow.
Definitely, lots of snow for Christmas!

                I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. We had a beautiful white one here with the
                          the trees all laden with snow,some gently falling snowflakes and even a little sunshine.
                          However,everyday we seem to get a little more snow and another storm is on
                          the way for Sunday!
                                               Thank you for your visit,

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

                                                                      Merry Christmas!
                                     We are having our family for Christmas dinner so I have set the tables.

                                                    Table for the littlest ones.

                      A couple of sticky date puddings are just out of the oven so I think
                               that is the last of my Christmas chores done......and not a minute too
                               soon! Before I go to visit my Mom I want to wish you all a very
                               Merry Christmas and may you be blessed with love, joy,peace and

                               Blessings one and all!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Baking & Tea

                                                               Hello everyone,
                   I seem to be late this year with getting things done so I am just getting
                   some Christmas baking done now.
Of course, I made my traditional  gingerbread cookies that I have been making
 every Christmas since my children were babies and the pecan butterballs have
Been a favorite the past several years as well.  

                                                      I think it is time for a tea break.
                                                      A cup for you and one for me!
                                          I also made these Apple Cranberry Crumble Muffins.

                                                           Pecan Butter Balls

These muffins from the Robin Hood cookbook are delicious.
Cookies on my Vista plate by Mason.

I will leave you with one of my favorite Christmas
 sung by Becky Kelley .


Today I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

I plan to do one more post before Christmas and then I am taking
a little break.