Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Whether you are Irish or not -
wishing you all a very
Happy St. Patrick's Day!








It is a special day to honor the Irish
 and those who WISH they were on March 17th!

I am also appreciating the eldest daughter
 who gave me this teacup many years ago...
I shall cherish it always.








I would also like thank Deborah from the blog
The Beautiful Matter - on my blog this time-
for honoring me with such sweet St. Pat's gifts 
 upon her visit a few weeks back.

I love Irish Breakfast tea!
 And the two pairs of socks and wee sequined
leprechaun hat are just adorable!







Thanks also to Marina, Mary Beth and Margaret for the cards!





Click here for a beautiful and safe Ireland video.

Also, there is a Netflix series shot in England called
"Escape to the Country" - it's really great, full of
wonderful historical cottages for sale. 

You may enjoy it as much as we are currently.




Been having a very crazy roller-coaster patch of life lately.

In the last 2 weeks we've lost a newborn infant in our family, 
had another nephew born without any complications, 
discovered we had tax fraud. 

(Oh, merciful Lord, please grant me patience!)

And then last night my older brother had a mild stroke.

That's 3 bad things that happened, and it tends to come in threes -
so let's hope and pray it's all behind us now.

Your prayers are appreciated.

I am so sorry if I haven't been around to visit - once things
taper off to be normal - God willing - I will make it up to you
and read, read, read, and comment, comment, comment!

Thanks for your understanding.

And, as always, thank you for your visit.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
~~~May St. Patrick pray for you all today and always~~~








Friday, March 3, 2017

Random Ramblins

Hi, folks!

Happy Weekend to you all!

I am sharing some random ramblins with you today
just to let you know I am alive and I have not forgotten you!







My son-in-law is a world traveller who just recently
 returned from a visit to Peru.
(He really loved Machu Pichu.)

He brought back this cute knitted hat
that he bought off a sweet little old lady who makes them
to give to baby Vivian-the-niece.

  Here she is modeling it, and showing off her first 2 teeth
(and her cute chubby cheeks!)

Five minutes after they put it on her head
 she bit those cute wee pom poms off the ties. 







We had some 70 degree weather recently
 that brought the crocus into bloom....and
many buds on the trees start to show......
and I just got SO excited about it
 and brought out some transitional spring decor...

HOWEVER, this IS Ohio and I KNOW I cannot go too crazy
 with the early spring decor because
THIS HAPPENS!

 I took this snap this morning.






HOWEVER, I am not letting that little bit of snow
stop me from dreaming of spring's arrival!








I got the pretty glass tray below in the last teacup exchange

I was in - from a dear lady named Margaret.


Here is my post about it, in case you missed it.

Be sure to check my sidebar for the current teacup exchange -
and I posted something about it on my last post.








I bought tulips this week for myself to pacify my need for springtime!

And yes, for here it's much too soon for pussy willows,
but I brought them out anyway!

I wonder if it will ever be warm enough 
 to get out our nests, bunnies, baskets and eggs!!?

(Soon, but not too soon.)

But Lent has begun and it is all just a matter of time, right?







This wee fella from my friend Karen stays out all year.









I had such a busy, whirlwind week!

One of the best things that happened was on Tuesday!
 I met a dear fellow blogging friend;
 Deborah from The Beautiful Matters!

She posted all about our meeting in detail here








I invited my friend Melinda for coffee on Thursday (she hates tea,)
and my friend Dee for teatime today.

(So, yes, I technically had three tea parties this week.)

Mel and Dee knew they were only getting leftovers sweets,
but they acted as though the humble offerings were fit for royalty.





I like the way the teacups have the floral inside.


As always, thank you for visiting!



~Michele


Linking:

















Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stephanie's Springtime Teacup Exchange!



It's that wonderful time again!



The Enchanting Rose



This is an amazingly fun event!

You needn't be a blogger, either!

Go to The Enchanting Rose to sign up -
trust me, you will be SO GLAD you did!

Some of my most favorite blogging friends
started as exchange partners.......

I think you may just find it be the case for you as well. ♥

Hugs always-

~Michele


I made this post "no comment"
 so you don't have to waste any time
to sign up!