Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Last Autumn Teatime & Movie Recommendation!

The house is empty. I am taking tea earlier than usual today.

The kettle has been heated.

This is the last quiet moment before the crazy Big Holiday Season hits!

Thanksgiving dinner is here tomorrow, the day after that begins
All Things Christmas. And we all know how insane these next few weeks are going to be!

Please allow me to wish you all a very blesssed Thanksgiving Day!

There probably won't be much blog reading for most of us in the next
busy few days. so even if my wish is belated I did want to let each of you know how wonderful you all are, and how I count you each as a blessing.

Thank you so much for reading my humble little blog so faithfully. Never in a million years did I expect to find the joy & friendships I have found through blogging. It is the best of the best, and I appreciate you so much.

So I grabbed some of my very favorite fall magazines - today being
Tea Time and Victoria......and actually read them cover to cover while I
leisurely sipped my tea in my pretty autumn themed china before putting
it all away for yet another year.

I have somehow managed to save some peanut butter milk chocolate pumpkins my dear MIL Ginny gave me for my birthday and pumpkin flavored white chocolate covered pretzels my friend Marina gave me when I stayed at her house recently I didn't manage to eat them all is amazing, thanks, gals for the yummy sweet treats!

Here is a lovely bouquet my wonderful hubs gave me. ♥

Fresh flowers always make a more pleasant tea time, don't you agree?

Where does the time go? This year has flown by so quickly! A big part of me wants to stop the clock and savor this teatime and just SLOW DOWN.
But we all know that can't happen. The Season is upon us in full swing
and stays busy till way after New Year's Eve. *Sigh*

In a few  minutes it's time to bake pies and start the "early" things for
dinner tomorrow. I always make my gravy and stuffing and cranberry salad the day ahead - makes for a quicker day tomorrow. Plus we're absolutely convinced that it tastes better after ingredients

(A sweet Thanksgiving card from my sister MB.)

I use linen napkins for dinner but paper napkins for dessert - and
these are perfect for it.

I hope you all have a chance to take a healthy spiritual breather today
and just  try and slow it down and savor it just a tiny bit for your teatime or coffee time or Diet Coke time, or whatever and just breathe.

Remember that it is truly only the PEOPLE who count, not the stuff, not the food, not the decor - the loved ones are most important (and God, of course.) 

Keep your mind on the importance of Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah and Winter Solstice or whatever your choice of 

May you be richly blessed and truly focused on what's truly important in the coming weeks ahead.

   If you want to see the perfect china set for Thanksgiving hope on over to Miss Spenser's and check it out!


If you haven't seen the movie "About Time" with Rachel McAdams -
do so soon. It is one of the best movies I have seen in a very very long time and I *highly* recommend it.

 Your fellas will like it too - it is done romantically but through the eyes of really good men. They will identify! Perfect date movie! TRUST ME ON THIS ONE! don't even watch the trailer, go without knowing much about it. Grab your Mom, sister, bff, hubs, significant other, or go alone - but definitely see this movie soon.




Tea Time    *    Tea Time with Friends     * Be Inspired 

Simple and Sweet   *  Home and Garden  *  Feathered Nest

Share Your Cup


  1. Hello dear Michele,
    What a lovely post for Tea Time! I just love your pretty tea set and it is so perfect for the season too. Yes, things are going to get really hectic and tea is such a nice way to slow down. You have some wonderful magazines to enjoy too.
    I have had a really huge prayer answered this morning, a miracle really, and so my heart is overflowing with thanks today. {I mentioned it in my HOME party this week.} I wish you and your loved ones the best and Happiest Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing this at Tea Time.


  2. Lovely post Michele and thank you for the movie recommendation ,I will definitely watch it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. What a beautiful post, Michele. I love your tea set and the little candy pumpkins are adorable. Have a blessed holiday!

  4. I'm glad you had some time for yourself on this busy day. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and and enjoy a cuppa tea. I do love your beautiful teapot and teacup. Aren't they like old friends when you get them out each year?
    Happy Thanksgiving blessings, dear Michele, to you and your family. xo

  6. Hi Michele. We need to all take your advice and take our time and enjoy the moment! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Glad you got a few minutes to enjoy by yourself, Michele! Nice to hear about a good movie too. Have a wonderful time with your family! Sounds like you have a good plan going. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Lovely vignettes Michele, love the teapot! The movie sounds like a great way to enjoy an afternoon after the busy holiday. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Making a note of the movie. Lovely post. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  10. Taking a few minutes to yourself with tea and magazines is a good idea before the big holiday rush. Happy Thanksgiving my friend, hope your family gathering is a warm affair.
    Your treats look pretty yummy, something a little different than a biscuit or two.

  11. Great advice! I'm enjoying a good book and a little down time.
    Hope you are having a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Michele! I've just been getting caught up on all the lovely photos on your blog. Please forgive me for not writing sooner! Your sweet, dear comment on my last blog post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the "hugs" and I just know you probably give the very best hugs in the world! I'm actually doing well. Had my second eye injection earlier in the week and there is slight improvement in my vision, so that's a blessing! I might pick up my blog again in the new year...we shall see. All my fur babies are doing well. Please give Romeo a hug from me. Also, thank you again for the invitation if/whenever I get down to Columbus. I will most definitely try to visit in the new year. Please keep in touch. I think you have my email address but here it is again. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love and joy. Big hugs, Cindy

  13. Happy Thanksgiving, Michele!
    I will seek out your movie recommendation this weekend. :-)
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  14. Michelle, I loved hearing about your relaxing tea. Your tea set is beautiful. I loved your cards and sweet verses on them you received for Thanksgiving. Yes, we are so blessed.

    I am truly thankful for all my blessings. God has richly blessed us. I am enjoying getting to know you. We share many common values. Enjoy decorating. My family is here until Saturday. It will be next week before I get to decorate. Kind of tired and need a little rest too.

  15. Hi Michele, love all the giving of thanks beauty over here. Love the fall colours so richly displayed and of course I will sit and have tea with you!

    See you soon, always thanking you for your beautiful visits to my place.


  16. Such pretty photos Michelle! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Michele, you are definitely among my blessings! I truly appreciate your blog friendship. Who knows, maybe someday we will meet in person. Loved your beautiful photos and the reminder to slow down and enjoy the things that are really important. I will have to check out the movie. I used my beautiful china that my mil gave me 26 years ago as a house warming in my previous home. Can you believe that I just brought it up to this house. I will have to share it sometime. Maybe not till Spring. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. Oh, how I do love this post! Especially like the advice about slowing down and taking a breather -- something we all can use at this busy time of year!


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