Friday, April 21, 2017

April Sunshine


Welcome My Dear Tea Friends! 

Hurray! The Sun is finally shining! It's actually like a spring day!

Flowers and sunshine - who could ask for anything more beautiful?






Please come inside and sit in a ray of sunshine.



My dear son and sweet daughter in law surprised me at Easter with a bouquet of flowers and they are my favourite colours!  



This is my most treasured Sadler tea set which I bought before Christmas.  It's a very deep, rich pink.



The sunshine creates a welcome glare on the china.  I have missed the sunny spring mornings as we have had so much rain!


The teacup is a "Dijon" Salisbury.  I love its curvy footed gold base. 





Thank you for stopping by today.



Wishing you a ray of sunshine too!

Karen




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Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!



Happy Easter Sweet Tea Friends!

 The table is set and Easter Dinner is quickly approaching. 


The china is Royal Albert's Val d'or.


I am excited to have my grand daughter over with the rest of the family.  An Easter egg hunt is planned for all!


Val d'or is a simple plain white china with gold trim.  (My daughter collects the platinum version -  Chantilly.)


I do hope that you also enjoy time with family and friends too this weekend.



Easter Blessings,
Karen


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Tea on Tuesday

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Friday, April 7, 2017

April Showers


Hello Sweet Tea Friends

The sun is shining today!  Hurray!


It's been raining so much on the West Coast for the last month and the sunshine is such a welcome sight!


Every Easter Time I bring out my little Easter tree.  My wee grand daughter hasn't been over for some time and I am anxious for her to see my Easter decor.  Hopefully they will come for Easter dinner.


They teacups today are both Aynsley.




The teapot is..... you guessed it,
A Sadler.


I am so anxious to see my cherry blossom tree in bloom and my roses.  It's been a long winter.


I bought the Sadler cream and sugar when I was 16 at a flea market in New Westminster.  That's only 45 years ago.  Lol.  I have always fancied Sadler china!




Love this little teacup spoon.


I brought in the primroses from my front step. 
So cheery on some dreary days.
(A January birthday gift from Sweet Sis)


I hope the sun will stay out a little longer but as I type the sky is starting to darken once again.


Oh well, 

April Showers
Bring May Flowers


I do hope that you see some sunshine sometime today! 

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See you next time!
Karen




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Friday, March 31, 2017

Cottage Renos



Good Morning Sweet Tea Friends

I wanted to share our new flooring and updates at the cottage.  Mr. Cottage has been working so very hard.  


While I was away with my girlfriends he supervised the installers and worked on the baseboard mouldings.


To avoid the cost of a professional door installer he also is hanging the doors himself and adding crown mouldings around the doors.


This is what all of the doors looked like previously and I am loving the bright new doors (they will still need painting but it all takes time). 


My sweet sister-in-law Stephanie gifted me with the pretty mirrored cabinet.  I just love it!


She said she didn't have room for it anymore and she knew how I adored Shabby Chic furniture.  You can see the reflection of the couch in it!


Sorry about Hubby's tools but he gets upset if I move them when he's working. 


Sweet Stephanie also gave me this beautiful flowered painting.


I'm still deciding where to put things and everything is still in disarray but much more liveable now that we have flooring and not cement floors and also doors on most doors. 


Hubby even installed the dishwasher himself to avoid extra costs but of course I was his right hand man throughout.  We thought we better replace the dishwasher in case the old one had problems and we had a flood. We don't have a new stove yet - it's hard to put the black one back on the new floors. No cooking for me! Lol!


We painted the oak kitchen cabinets a couple of years ago and added beadboard to brighten the kitchen.


The rest of the flooring will go into the family room.  There's still lots to complete but I am being patient. 


I brought this little lamp all the way home from 
La Quinta for my sideboard.


Now that the reno tour is over, let's have a little tea, shall we?





Both teacups are Royal Albert.



The teapot is a Sadler.






Thank you so much for stopping by my sweet friends.


Hope your daffodils are in bloom too!

Karen


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