Thursday, March 31, 2011

Breakfast in Bed?

Hello everyone,
        I am a little late posting, but I have been enjoying some bright sunny days, the outdoors has been calling me.Also, a friend and I went out for lunch and did a little thrift shopping. I got a few treasures that I will share with you later.
 Now on with my post! 

I bought this wicker breakfast tray at a thrift shop recently, just in case some lazy Sunday morning my husband wants to serve me breakfast in bed! I hope he reads this post so he will get the hint.

But for you, I have served a light breakfast in our little guest room. This green and white toile wallpaper has been on for several years and I still love it. Do you see the hand crochet bedspread on the end of the bed, that is one of my treasures from yesterday. I should have shown a closeup but don't worry you will see it again as it gets moved around the house.
Don't you love this sweet little spoon with the matching teacup?

when you are done of your breakfast you can enjoy looking through some of my magazines. 

I found this cute little egg cup at the thrift store as well.

these two shots of the room were taken last year.
Well, even through your breakfast was pretty skimpy, I hope you enjoyed breakfast in bed,- I know I would!!!
Today I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
Thank you for visiting,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea,Cupcakes and a Prize!

Hello everyone,
     I know it seems like everyday is tea day here, but until my garden comes into bloom, it is one of my favorite topics it seems. Anyway, I have a few things I wanted to share with you.

One of them is the lovely cupcakes my oldest daughter made at the cake decorating class she is in. I am always happy to have her stop in after class to share the goodies! I am wishing I had joined in on the class, but hopefully my girls can give me a lesson or two. Hey! wait, when did the times change-it used to be me teaching them .But, just a minute(my) girls if you are reading this, don't get too smug- I still have a trick or two up my sleeve!!!

My little spring collage. 
My geranium is covered with blooms, and made it into the post because it happened to be in the same room, and nothing is overlooked by my camera it seems.
Now for the lovely giveaway I won over at Jen's lovely blog, A Garden of Threads, a few weeks ago. I was really excited to find out I was the lucky winner.
Jen sent me this lovely plate -perfect for the gardener's soul with it's nature theme.

Also included in the parcel was a few seed packages, with the cutest packaging on them- photos she took of the flowers made into a little envelope.
And look at this-isn't it beautiful! Jen is a beautiful quilter, and I love this perfect little table topper.I appreciate the work that went into making this for me, the lucky winner! Jen, is a fellow Canadian blogger who loves quilting , photography, and gardening. I hope you can pop in to visit her at A Garden of Threads and say hello.

It even included a little teapot pin, to help hold on to your scissors.

Thank you Jen, for this lovely giveaway.

Now, I am hoping some one can help me identify this tea pot pattern. I bought a few pieces at a yard sale but there are no marking's on it at all, and a lovely lady emailed me to find info on it, as it was a pattern her grandmother had, and she would like to collect some of it. I know there are a lot of dish lovers out there so I would love it if would let me know any info on it.Someone, thought it might be Chelsea but I couldn't find any pics on a little search I did, so I am not sure. Thank you for help.

Take care,


Monday, March 28, 2011

Tea Time

Hello everyone!
      Come in and have a cup of tea on this sunny but cool day. I am using my old china tea pot and tea cups that I got at Reid House antiques a couple of years ago. The teapot is large so we can enjoy a lot of tea!

The cups and saucers are a different pattern but they do go very well together.
I am really looking forward to the summer shops like Reid HouseAntiques and restaurants opening up again usually sometime in May when the weather is warmer.

This birdcage came from TJMAXX in Maine.
Some lovely hyacinths from our local Vanco growers.
.Well, that is my humble tea for Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage. You will enjoy lots more lovely teas there. Thank you Sandi for hosting again!

 Now, I mentioned yesterday about our wood pellet stove not working so we had the repair man out today and it needs more expensive parts put on it again so it can't be fixed for a few days. We have had a lot of problems with this Enviro Empress wood pellet stove and I have heard many others have as well so I just wanted to mention this in case any of you are thinking of buying one. I know there are other brands that do work well  just not the Empress.

Thankfully, the rest of the week the temperature is creeping up outdoors so our kitchen should be warmer even without the stove and I will be able to bake you something for our next tea!

Thank you for visiting me,



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Cheer!

Hello everyone,
     I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had a cold one here especially since our wood pellet stove in the kitchen broke down on Saturday. However, it is going to warm up again this week so the snow will start melting again.
 In the meantime, I have a little spring cheer for us to enjoy.

The wire basket and the bunny were both gifts from my sister-in-law. I am always amazed at how well she knows my taste.

The robins nest came from a tree by our house.

Hopping by the bunny trail-Easter is on it's way!

Gerber daisy and a campanula.
They were selling these campanula's at the grocery store last week and they can go into the garden when it warms up.

 Well, just sending a little spring cheer your way!

I am joining Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday today at the house in the roses

Thank you for hopping in!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Garden Relaxation

Hello everyone,
     I was just going through some of my old pictures of some of my favorite spots to relax in the garden so i made a few collages to share with you today.
I know some of you can probably have tea in the garden already but for us it will be awhile yet as we still have snow that is slowly but steadily melting.
So, I am really looking forward to being outdoors in the garden .

Or relaxing on the balcony overlooking the garden.
A picnic in the garden would be nice too!

I hope you enjoyed a little relaxation time in our garden.
I am joining Cindy for Show and Tell Friday again at My Romantic Home.
Take care,