Saturday, May 30, 2015

Flowers and Teacup Pink Saturday

Happy 7th Anniversary to

My daughter moved a few months ago to the cutest little cottage house 
and look what she found recently growing in her garden!

She took this pic from her camera phone -
I have never seen a more beautiful unique rose!

What a nice "house warming" gift from nature, huh?

And right now it is pink peony season around here.

Is there a sweeter flower anywhere?

And it's arrival came just in time to share
 for this very special Linky Party!

Of course a pretty old teacup
 with a its little lovely touch of pink
 is always welcome on Pink Saturdays!

Pink Saturday!

(Congrats, Bev!)

Wishing for many more parties to come!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Beach Themed Tablescape

Revisiting a favorite beachy tablescape today
 in honor of it being nearly summer time!

Oceans, lakes, sand, boats, sunning, surfing, swimming....

coconut oil, citronella, barbeque, pineapple drinks, fresh air....

waves, children playing, calypso steel drums....

....the many sights, sounds and scents
and the joys of the summer season....

And there isn't quite anything as pleasant to me 
as casual dining in relaxed leisure
with family or friends.

I grew up on the tip of a peninsula on Lake Erie 
in a resort and fishing/boating vacation area.

Memorial Day has always been
 the real true beginning of summer to us.

So even though we haven't reached yet the Summer Solstice
(isn't until Father's Day- June 21st -  around lunchtime) ...'s hot, it's sunny, the spring flowers are spent
and the trees are full-on leafy.

To me and mine, let summer begin!

So, what plans have YOU all for your summer season?

As always, thanks for your visit!



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Perfect Weather for Tea Time

Popping in to wish everyone a truly wonderful day.

The weather today is absolutely awesome-
not too hot, not too cold, not too damp, not too windy.

Perfect.....and quite rare for Ohio.

It is the perfect weather to take tea outdoors,
with you - my sweet and special friend.

There isn't a thing I'd love better right now!

The birds will be our entertainment
as we peacefully enjoy one another's delightful company.

as we have before, a time or two...........

With pretty china and flowers and fresh air and sunshine............

It is such a pleasure to revisit some of our pretty
outdoor garden tea times
we have had together over the last few years.

Tea time is so much better taken outside, is it not?

It brings one's thoughts of gentle days of  the past.

How nice it would have been to have lived in an old country manor
with acres upon acres of lovely landscape and gardens;
along with the necessary  trusted staff to help make
gardens and frequent tea parties even possible!

Do you ever get the feeling that perhaps
 you were born in the wrong century?

I don't think I'd much enjoy corsets,  or not having
 indoor plumbing or modern medicine....
but I know I would have enjoyed what teatime meant
to the beautiful ladies of that era.

Of course, we may always attempt what we are able
 to bring back that special few hours called tea time...
to celebrate our solidarity, celebrate our femininity,
take time to still ourselves long enough to relax
 and visit:
to listen, to learn and to CARE.

So many of us are running on a fretfully dangerous,
stressful treadmill in our lives.

It's time to step off that race for a time;
consider how nice life can be just slowing down.

Even just a little a gift to ourselves.

So for today, and frankly, for ALWAYS-
wish for you long leisurely days of quiet rest.

I bid thee well, and ask God to grant you peace.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Beauty of Friendship and a Winner!

Three Things to Share Today:

Loving Friendship     Amazing Pic Blogger   Giveaway Winner

First thing, thank you all so very much (and you know who you are)
who took time out of your extremely busy lives
to kindly send me SO MUCH love and support when I recently shared
our losing sweet Romeo Kitty.

I just want you to know how much it means to me.

I will be posting a bit more about this
in the very near future.


I've been  wanting to share about an amazing blogger
who takes absolutely STUNNING pictures of the outdoors...
birds, squirrels, trees - her pictures amaze me!

Her name is Karen from the Blog Pixel Posts.

If you aren't familiar with Karen's amazing talent-
 be sure to visit her blog soon. Click here to take you there. 

Can you even believe this awesome goldfinch picture?!?

I may now need to use this pic for a 
possible new blog header!!!

[source]  - used with permission

**** Thank you all who entered my little giveaway! ****

I would love to win the teacup ornament!
I've just recently started collecting small teacups for a tree."

As always, thank you for stopping by!




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

RIP, Sweet Romeo

I lost my best friend today.

He had 4 furry paws with mittens on them.

He was my sweet Romeo Kitty.

This is my very favorite picture of him.

I'm not going to say I am ok.
I am soooo not ok.

My heart has been broken
 and it will never be the same.

I am going to miss him so much.

Showing fluffy guts:

Or being curious to discover why we named
our house Finch Rest -
 oh, how he loved watching those birds!

Yes, he was my true Prince.

(I married the King )

This is the earliest pic of him I could find today.

When he stretched we called him Tube Cat.

He's so tiny here! Hardly any fluffiness at all yet.

He was ALWAYS finding the highest spot to be....

This kitty stole our hearts when he was sleeping.

My office chair was his absolute favorite!

Remember he was always my Lumbar Support Kitty!?

He looks like he is in pain but he was there 24/7!

He was the best office assistant!

He always kept me company.....

Even when sometimes I didn't want him to do so!

He just had to be close by at all times.

He always knew when I had a migraine -
he'd be close by, keeping a watchful eye when I napped it off.

He was my Comforter Blankie.

(Hubs says it looks more like I was captured here, heh.)

I was captured all right - my whole heart and soul!

Or the time during a bad summer storm
when we didn't have electricity for a long while....

He was right there with me the whole time-
keeping me company, whilst I read.

Just how am I going to be able to stand 
losing my favorite little shadow?

It's not easy letting go.
He was so easy to love - and to NEED.

I have to believe in the Rainbow Bridge.

I cannot imagine not being reunited with my Romeo again.

Be at peace, little furry britches.

I shall never EVER forget you or stop loving you.

Our home just won't be the same without you!

Goodbye, my dear friend, Romeo.

Parting is indeed such sweet sorrow.

"Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image.
 His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world 
will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun."

                                                     William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet

Monday, May 11, 2015

Teacup Ornament Giveaway

I am so sorry I have been away so long.

With showers and weddings and proms
 and all kinds of assorted things going on
I have had very little time to blog!

Because I have been so negligent I thought
 a little tea-themed giveaway
would be just the thing to brighten up my day, and hopefully yours.

No rules. Open to anyone who leaves a comment.
Except if you keep a "tea tree" up year 'round you get entered twice.
If you can PROVE it with a pic, you get entered three times!
Just let me know.

Giveaway ends Tuesday 19th.

Keep in mind this little teacup is a large dolly size,
 not a dollhouse miniature size.

(Also it has a thin chip on the plate in back!)


Most of you now know my sweet Romeo kitty has been sick. 
Then he got better, but he's back sick again.

He had to go to the vet again yesterday.
I think this is the 9th time in just a few weeks.

Not sure how this is all going to pan out,
but please if you would, say a little prayer for him.
You know how much I love this little fur baby of mine.

Here is an older pic with him sitting on my tummy.
He wouldn't look at me because he KNEW I was taking a pic!

Sorry about my foot in the pic, haha.

I have a million things to share with you all soon.
(Once things calm down, but will they?!?)

Going to another baby shower Saturday.
Hosting a huge tea party for 16 on Sunday.
Having daughter's bridal shower in a few weeks.

Still have to share my sister in law's precious little baby
 and also her amazing baby shower, too.

I just wish there were more hours in a day!


Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know
you want to win the little teacup ornament!

Thanks for coming by!


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