Wednesday, February 3, 2016

THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP #224


Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop #224

My favorite thing this week is:

BE MY VALENTINE
I love to make mosaics 
and this is my Favorite Thing 
this week♥

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Living in Winter Comfort


Hello everyone,
Let's get cozy @ My Cozy Corner. 
Let's continue my Winter home tour. The mantel is decorated for winter Go Here
I brought in oak wood for the fireplace. We have lived in our home since 1968 and
 1990 was our last remodel. In the past three years we have updated the living room, master bedroom
and kitchen-dining room.  I want to share our kitchen update soon.
 But today it's all about the living room in the Winter.
We spend most of daily living in our living room We have a large television and two
nice big recliners to sit comfortably across from the fireplace.
I have a blend of elements that make our room feel cozy and inviting. 
Brass lamps, wood paneling and things that bring back fond memories.
Candle and Yuletide Camellias make 
a colorful vignette on my coffee table.
I have a real fir tree in a little red pot and a
 vase filled with silver tipped pine cones
 and glass mercury bird on top. And my favorite thing is my
new COZY  pillow I received as a gift for Christmas.
Last week I added more cozy pillows and with our new
Roasted Barley carpeting installed last Spring our home
 has a warm and Cozy feeling.
What a big difference from the holiday decorations, a month ago.
A mosaic to pin



Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Northern Nesting for  Show Your Style Thursday

Monday, February 1, 2016

Downton Abbey Tea



Hello  everyone,
I just finished watching Downton Abbey tonight. I photographed this tea 
table yesterday and I wanted to have it ready for you on Monday morning.
I just love  watching Masterpiece ~ Downton Abbey. And I love the sisters.
As a Christmas gift I received the delicious Downton Abbey tea and after the holidays while shopping at World Market and found this adorable tea towel...
Don't you love this quote. I bought this tea towel in a heart beat, and
I also bought the scone mix I featured HERE and made these delicious scones.
My tea time would not be complete without lemon curd. Our neighbor 
has a large lemon tree and I have been busy making lemon curd.
Our Camellia tree is blooming with 'Pink Perfection' the tree is
over 8 feet tall and more than 45 years old.

The tea container has a photograph of the 'Three sisters' and I set
my tea for three. 
~Thomas Ivery~Bavaria Germany Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate
Lemon curd and Strawberry jam from France.
Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate from Bavaria
Silver tea pot, sugar and creamer from America
Tea and scones from England

and my great-grandmother's sterling silver 
The three sisters are so beautiful.

Original Downton Abbey scone mix. I added currents.  When I 
eat a scone with currents it makes me feel as if I'm in England eating a scone 
 and drinking tea in a small tea room in the English countryside.
One more look at the ladies before we say good-bye.
A mosaic to pin


Thank you for visiting today 
I hope you enjoyed our look at
Downton Abbey 
Joyously,
Betty 

Linking to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP #223

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop #223

My favorite thing this week is:

My Cozy Pillow

I received this beautiful pillow from
my granddaughters for Christmas


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Mantel with Buffalo Print Plates


Hello everyone,
We are continuing our tour of My Cozy Corner.
January is whisking by and I want to move into the living room for a look
at the mantel decorated for the Winter months... The last time you
stopped by I shared with you my favorite room.  Go Here.
Our living room is where we live most of time.
 Our home has four bedrooms and two baths.
 We have a large country kitchen and dining room combination
with windows to see all the outside acitivity.
Now that El Nino has hit Northern California it has been raining for
most of January. We are enjoying watching the football playoffs
and of course Downton Abby on Sunday night.
Now to share my Winter Mantel.
During 2015 I used decorative plates on my mantel.
During Christmas I had a pair of adorable deer plates on the mantel Go Here 
 I am going to continue the decorative plate theme this year.
I plan to have these red and black buffalo print plates until March.
I think they will work for the month of February.
The red ribbon on the wreath and the red bands
around the fir trees looks very festive.
WISHES OR DREAMS?
I dream about taking a trip and dream about the summer garden. 
I wish my family and friends good health, happiness  and prosperity. 
 Today I am so blessed to have a wonderful hobby of blogging. 
The boxwood wreath is my January wreath. I added a new red bow this year.
About a week after Christmas I went shopping and found some great deals.
All the holiday things were on sale at Pier 1.
I found two faux fir trees in the cans for 50% off. 
The buffalo plates were on sale at Rite Aid for $2.00 dollars each.
 I love when I have an idea and it falls into place.
I have some vignettes and pillows to share
with you in a few days.  I hope you come back
 and see my cute pillow I received as a gift
from my granddaughters.  They helped G'pa buy gifts this year.
 I scored.
A mosaic to pin



Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner
I hope you come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:

Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP #222

 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop #222
Welcome
My favorite thing this week is:
THE PERFECT SCONE
While in Scotland in 2011 on our way to the Island of Iona,
we stopped  at a little cafe in Oben before boarding the ferry and
I had the perfect scone and tea.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tea Time in the Guest Room


Hello everyone,
Our home is back together after the December decorating frenzy.
I love having our house more cozy starting the New Year.
I showed you my Winter Wreath HERE.
And now let's move into the the house and take
 a look at the guest room. (you know my favorite room).
 You ask why is this my favorite room?  Well,
 every afternoon at four o'clock I come into my favorite
 room to read or rest for a hour before I start dinner.
 I bring my tea cup and saucer and my newest favorite book.
 As you know my husband and I are retired.
 In our living room it's very cozy with a fireplace and a
 BIG chair for my husband to recline and watch TV.  I love my time
 alone to reflect, read or dream for an hour a day.
I moved the bed and added a new comforter and shams.
To see before GO HERE I added a little table to
put my tea cup and saucer and a place for my tea pot
 or my book and glasses. I found this vintage tea cup at the
thrift store. The little flowers in the tea cup are beautiful.
The blue lace handkerchief was my mothers.
 I can't remember where I found the  blue and yellow tea cozy.
While I was taking the photos I was dreaming of painting this room.
 It needs to painted and new carpet installed.
I might get to this room sometime this fall.
I put the comforter over the bedspread and added a neck pillow
and my little lamb from Williamsburg, Virginia.
The comforter and shams I found at the thrift shop for $12.00 dollars.
Do you like the comforter completely covering the bed or 
the comforter at the bottom of the bed?
Shelley Tea Cup and Saucer
My romantic guest room in the afternoon.
The vintage mirror with the candles on it
 was my paternal grandmother's keepsake...
I found the 'Lenten Rose' blooms and two daffodils in the garden.
It is pouring rain and I looked out and saw two lonely yellow daffodils
standing in a wet and soggy flower bed.



A mosaic to pin

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner and
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Northern Nesting for  Show Your Style Thursday

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