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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tea Time #166


Happy Tea Time Tuesday...seems like this is almost all the blogging I can manage lately. I have some new health issues and had to visit the doctor last Friday. Looks like I am back in the medical system again and waiting for more test to be scheduled. I am trying to accept it but I really don't like it. I don't do well with the unknown.

I just love this pink teapot. You can never have too much pink! I found this pretty Sadler teapot at an estate sale awhile back. I cannot resist pink roses. It has 1936 written on the bottom in gold ink.


PRETTY IN PINK....right?


This sweet little cream and sugar was also at the sale and I couldn't separate them, could I?


I wanted to use this very pretty rose mug that was gifted to me by my friend Angelia. Isn't it pretty? She knows me quite well.


As I am on a very limited diet along with my boring low sodium, I have to watch what I'm eating. Luckily, summer presents lots of yummy fruit treats for tea time. I do love raspberries!

Hopefully, I will be back before next Tuesday. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tea Time #165....A Day With Ava


Ava spent the day with me. We haven't had a day together, just the two of us for quite some time now. I thought it would be fun to have tea with her. We went to the store together and I let her pick out the goodies. She was so helpful in fixing everything. I was so thrilled to watch her enjoy helping with the tea! I hope she will continue to love it and give her own teas as she gets older.


I noticed the teapot is missing from my photos. It was steeping on the counter and it didn't get into the picture.


Ava set the table and arranged all the plates of goodies. She had quite a system for her designs.



She invited her little stuffed hedgehog...Chocolate. She found a tiny little dish for him.


She sure looks happy...doesn't she? She's 10 now and soon will be taller than I am.


Yes, I was pretty happy too.


After tea, we  had a chance to play the Barbie Queen of the Prom game. I ordered one and was waiting for her to visit so we could play the game. Oh my goodness, she loved it. I used to play it with my sister and then my girls loved to play it. So....the circle of life goes on...Barbie games and all. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tea Time Thursday #164


I have been so very busy. We have been getting ready for the all city garage sale at Clark County Fairgrounds and we are pretty much out of another storage unit. We will only have one left and we still need that one. I took another trunkful of things to the donation center this morning after I had my blood test at the lab. I wasn't going to go into the Goodwill, however, there was a UHaul truck at the drop off and I couldn't get in. So I decided to go into the store for a few minutes. I found this beautiful Foley cup and saucer. I am trying not to buy things, but this cup was soooo pretty and it just looks like summer.


The design around the center of the saucer is just so different and the circle of flowers is just charming. Of course, it has the green handle and that always does it to me!


I took a quick look at this tea book from my collection. I love it because it's all about small bites.


My friend Angelia sent this tea to me a few weeks ago with a lovely box of treats. I just love Rooibos Red Tea. I don't know how she knew, but it's a favorite.


I so enjoyed a tiny break for a cup of tea. The weather has been so delightful...just in the 70's....cool enough to enjoy a hot cup of tea this afternoon. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dolly Day


Happy Dolly Thursday! The little ladies were having a party last 4th of July and they wanted me to post photos.  They had quite the time while our family was having a fun time together.


Annabelle and Daphne were  excited to welcome the new dolly to the group. She is a little German doll that was found at the coast last spring. Her name is Gretchen Elise and she needs a proper dress, but this one was found for her to make do for a bit.


Hitty Autumn was really into the whole 4th of July thing with flags and party fun!


Hitty Autumn invited her friend Angie Bea. Angie Bea brought quite a few fireworks to share with her friends!


 You have to bring a picnic basket to the 4th!


Daphne was enjoying her flag banner that her friend Raggedy Ann sent to her. It added to the festive activities.


Daphne loves her new wicker chair and table. You can see her sweet quilt from Raggedy too.


And yes, the new girl was quite excited to be in her new home with lots of new friends. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

4th of July Tasha Tudor Summer Exchange


I got to organize our Tasha Tudor Summer Exchange this year. It was such a fun exchange. I chose the theme....HURRAH FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE! Each member was to send their partner an item with a flag, a dish towel, a package of napkins and something for the person's doll or Teddy. Of course, this group is so generous and they all seemed to send more. It was so fun to see how creative the ladies were.

My partner was Sam. She lives in Colorado. Part of the fun of these exchanges is having a chance to get to know someone personally in your group. Sam loves to sew and she is very creative.

My goodies were all wrapped up in cute paper doilies, tied with fun packaging string.


It was all pretty exciting and I couldn't wait to open the treasures.


My doll Daphanie was delighted with a handmade quilt, a cute note and a darling little 4th of July banner.


More goodies for me too! I also got a banner! She found 2 dolly books that I cannot wait to read. So thoughtful and sweet.


Daphanie's handmade quilt to celebreat the holiday.


I put my banner up right away.


I love the paper plates and sweet red napkins....so cute.


Today is Monday Made on my Tasha group, so I decided to pull out my red, white and blue dolly quilts.  I just found some tucked away in a box. I have been sorthing through so much!


I love the flag...it was a thrift store find.


Blue applique hearts really make this quilt charming and loveable. I have had it for quite some time.


Hitty enjoys these two little quilts. I bouht the blue one years ago. I made the little one for Hitty  this year.


And this is the quilt that Sam made for my dolls.

Lots of fun to celebrate the 4th. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday #163


Happy Tea Time Tuesday! One of my Tasha friends sent me a surprise package and one of the items she sent was a package of Walkers Shortbread. I love it! It inspired me to put together a few Scottish goodies for tea today. Angelia is so sweet and I am blessed to have such a sweet friend.


I was excited to share this lovely cup and saucer which I recently found at an Estate sale. It is so dainty with tiny purple thistles on it. I have always loved thistles.


This teacup is an Ansley, made of bone china and English made. I do love Ansley cups!


Of course, I do love the flowers on the inside of the cup...alway a bonus for me.


Jim found this wooden thistle shortbread mold at the same sale. I just think it's beautiful.


He also found this lovely framed print of Robert Burns. I love the shades and the oval frame.


Here's the yummy box of Walkers shortbread....yum! I did eat a couple of them and let Jim have the rest! We usually enjoy this treat at Christmas.


Tea and shortbread...now that's a yummy combination!


Of course I had to have this package of tea that another friend had given to me.


I found my little Scottish recipe book. The front cover is said to be Robert Burn's home where he was born.


I have had this little linen piece for years. I love the little Scottish guy!


I think I bought this little group of tartan plaid items about a year ago at an Estate sale. How happy to find them just yesterday when I was sorting things. The group is made up of an autograph book, a book of poems and songs and the cutest little needle pin keep.




Much to my surprise, my heather plant was blooming today! I tucked in some lavender to spread it Sout.====