I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunflower Tea Time






Hello everyone,
It's been awhile since I have written a post.  If this is your first time visiting,
I love to write about tea time, traveling and family.  A few years ago, I would 
cook and bake up a storm, but my husband has diabetes and sugar has been removed
from our diet.  I have been publishing a tea time every month this year to 
use for my 2918 Tea Time calendar coming on sale in November.
This month is all about Sunflowers. I found the beautiful Sunflowers at the grocery store, and I have my favorite place in my dining room for tea time photography.  The tea table is covered with a vintage tablecloth from the thrift store.
The Franciscan teacups and saucers are a thrift store find also. 
The Sunflower napkin rings are from the thrift store. My great-grandmother's
tea spoon is ready to stir a cup of tea.  I love to find great vintage items and bring
them home to treasure for my lifetime. Our dining room faces the South, and the
bright sun is not the natural light I would love to use for my calendar,
 so I use the cafe curtains while I photograph Tea Time.

The French Country teapot I purchased in Brookings, Oregon while  I 
was touring the Oregon Coast during 2008. 
I have a little news about our weather.  We had a shower of rain last Thursday, and
the fires and smoke are much less this week.  The triple-digit temperatures are
 gone for a week or so.    Forcast is beautiful weather for the first day of Autumn
on September 22, 2017.

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life 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
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Labor Day Celebration and More

Hello everyone,
Heat and Smoke are the themes for this week.  We have 
had triple digit temperatures for over two weeks, and now
we are surrounded by fires.  It is so bad we can
smell the smoke in our house. But we don't have it as
bad as Texas.  I want to send prayers to everyone, who is 
suffering from the devastation of the Hurricane. 
My other prayers are for everyone traveling on this
long holiday weekend. 
At the beginning of this summer, I decorated our patio with a 
patriotic theme.  I received "God Bless America" patriotic
plaque for my birthday in June. 
Fourth of July I decorated my swing and lounge chair with
a Stars and Stripes comforter and shams. 

My granddaughter and I made two pillows from scarfs I found at
Walmart.  I taught my granddaughter how to put a zipper in the
bottom of the each pillow. I have noticed sewing for young girls
is not taught in our public schools.  The art of sewing is
an art I wish was still encouraged as an elective in
high school.  
Thanks for joining me today.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life 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
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Biltmore Estate Garden Tour

Hello everyone,
I feel like my world is up side down.  I wanted to publish this post
about two months ago. Four Ladies Go Traveling went to the
Biltmore Estate in May and I am just now writing this post.
Biltmore Estate HERE
The Gardener's Place is on the back side of the Conservatory.
May is a perfect month to visit the Biltmore Gardens.
The spring annuals are planted and in glorious bloom.
You can see the entrance to the Conservatory at the end of the large bed of
annuals.
The roses are in full bloom.
The grounds of the 125,000-acre estate were designed by
Frederick Law Olmsted, the creator of New York's Central Park.







The Biltmore Estate officially opened on Christmas Eve in 1895.
The weather was perfect, and the visit we enjoyed was amazing.
I hope I inspired you to spend some time at the Biltmore.
Joyously,
Betty 

Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life 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
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Zinnia Tea Time

Hello everyone,
I have been MIA for a couple of weeks.
I had cataract surgery on my left eye, and 
it's difficult to see small print. My husband
has been so wonderful about putting drops in
my eyes, and on Thursday I will have the
 right eye done. 
Today I have a beautiful set of teacups, saucers, and dessert dishes
on my tea table for the August page of my calendar. 
My daughter-in-law inherited this lovely set when
her mother passed away. My DIL's grandmother vacationed in Norway
and brought this set home as a souvenir. I am blessed to be
the lucky custodian of the beautiful Norwegian dishes.   
My Zinnias are blooming in the garden and 
I wanted to have a bouquet for tea time.
The yellow zinnia is just outstanding.
The dog days of Summer are over, and now I am looking forward to 
Autumn.  The temps have been over 100° for weeks, and I am
so ready to play in the garden and not get scorching hot before noon.
Hopefully, I will get back into the swing of things after Thursday's eye surgery.
Thanks for visiting.
Joyously,
Betty

Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life 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
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Visit to the Biltmore Estate

Hello everyone,
In May I took a vacation to North Carolina.
HEREHERE and HERE are highlights of 
my travels.
The glassed roof CONSERVATORY is the first room on the tour.
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore over a six-year period.
Architect Richard Morris Hund modeled the house on three
chateaux built in 16th century France. It would
feature four acres of floor space. 250 rooms, 34
bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces. 
BANQUET HALL
I stayed on the Biltmore property for three days and toured the Estate
and Gardens. During our stay, the Biltmore premiered a new exhibit
Designed for Drama
Fashion from the Classics
MUSIC ROOM
Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent
rooms of Biltmore House.  The exhibition features elaborate costumes
from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including
Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and 
Pride and Prejudice.
BILLARD ROOM
SMOKING ROOM
BREAKFAST ROOM
LIBRARY
GEORGE VANDERBIlT'S BEDROOM

MRS VANDERBILT'S BEDROOM

SERVANT'S BEDROOM
KITCHEN
I love the copper pots and the kitchen that reminds me of
my very favorite television series.
DOWNTON ABBEY

FLORAL ROOM
LAUNDRY ROOM

IRONING LARGE LINENS
SWIMMING POOL
What a wonderful visit to the most incredible historic home.
I have a post about the beautiful gardens in the process. I 
hope to publish soon. 
Joyously,
Betty 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life 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
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 
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