I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter Soup Tablescape

Hello everyone, 
It's raining again this week, and the forecast is for rain 
until late next week. During the rainy days 
I love having a crock pot of Winter soup cooking on low
all day long. I can serve soup for lunch or dinner.
The Green Cabbage Leaf bowls are perfect for soup.
The white square plate can hold a delicious slice of
French bread covered with garlic and Parmesan cheese. 
The little green Vintage glasses hold a beverage and one is used 
as a vase for fresh oregano, I picked from my herb garden.
This spot is where we love to eat our lunch or snacks.
The island divides the kitchen from the dining room.
Being retired for ten years, I  sometimes wonder
 how other retirees plan menus. Do you eat breakfast, 
lunch, and dinner? Do you have dessert in the evening?
Every day this island is a busy place. 
The Keurig coffee maker is on
the right side of the table setting. I prepare
afternoon snacks, and I serve buffet dinners 
from the island at family celebrations.  
You can see the back counter is my baking center. 
For handy reference, my collection 
of celebrity cookbooks stored next to the counter.
I love my kitchen and on rainy days
I am busy preparing goodies to share with you
and my family.

Bistro napkins completely cover the lap. 
 Black handled flatware, and black napkin rings 
add a casual look to my farmhouse kitchen tablescape. 
Save a mosaic.
Thank you for visiting today.
I would love to hear how you 
spend your retirement days.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home
 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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yay! We had Snow.

Hello everyone,
This is the first snow since December 2013. It started
around seven in the morning and started raining at nine.
I walked outside in my PJ's and snapped these photos.
The angels are covered with the fluffy snow and 
I use the picnic table to gauge the amount of
snow falling in two hours. 
I haven't cleaned the garden yet. Hopefully,
 I can get outside sometime in the next couple of weeks and
clean up the grape vines and plant some bulbs. 
The garden decor is so beautiful covered with snow.
The blue bench is covered with snow, 
but a hint of blue paint is still showing through the snow.




A mosaic to Save on Pinterest.
Later this week I'm going to be making some
 Beef Barley Soup to enjoy this weekend.
The drought is over in North California
for this year. It has been raining
for over four months steadily.
Thank you for visiting
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home
 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, January 8, 2017

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Chili


Hello everyone,
Welcome to My Cozy Corner. This is my first post for
the new year. Hubby and I had a quiet New Year's
day. I made Turkey Chili instead of Black Eyed Peas.
Hopefully, the beans will bring us much good
luck in the months to come.
This Turkey Chili is so easy and delicious.
I changed the recipe a little bit because we had some 
leftover turkey from Christmas dinner.  And I wanted to
use it up.
I have two jars of salsa in my photo.  I could have added
more beans and used some of the extra sauce for liquid.
Or I could use Chicken broth.

I added one jar of salsa verde to the beans in my crock pot.
My granddaughters know I love tea towels, so for Christmas
they bought me this cute tea towel.
"Whisk me away" with a whisk on the bottom
of the tea towel. I love it.
Add Salt and Pepper, chopped onion and garlic powder.
The tea towel under the partridge in a pear tree is another
tea towel they gave me. 
One of my granddaughters is a Vegan, so I spooned out
a bowl for her before I added the chopped turkey.
I added the turkey leftover from Christmas dinner. 
Turkey hamburger is delicious also.
Put into the Crock Pot and turn on high. 
Stir occasionally until heated completely. 
This recipe is so easy and so delicious on a cold
wintery night. Serve with warm french bread and
a fresh tossed green salad and dinner is done.

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

  • 4 cans cannellini beans or add more cans of beans for a larger quantity.
  • 1 jar green salsa
  • 1 pound package ground turkey or chopped fresh turkey. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup, chopped onion
Instructions
Brown turkey in frying pan adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion.
Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high. 
When ready to serve turn on warm.
Details
Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 1-hour Yield: 6 servings

Printable recipe Go Here

SAVE THIS MOSAIC.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you are safe and warm
during this rainy weekend.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 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


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tea Time Review 2016

Hello everyone,
I had a grand time this past year, styling tea time posts for
you every month. In 2016 I designed a Tea Time calendar for friends
and family as Christmas gifts. 
I hope you enjoy the calendar.
January 
Downton Abby Tea Time

February 
Breakfast in Bed Tea Time
March
St Patrick's Tea Time
April
Tasha Tudor Tea Time
May
Tulip Tea Time
June
Peony Tea Time
July
Angel Tea Time
August 
Blue and White Tea Time
September
Trifle Tea Time
October
Grateful Tea Time
November 
Old Country Rose Tea Time
December
O Christmas Tree Tea Time
I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Joyously,
Betty 

Linking To:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 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

Year in Review 2016

Hello everyone,
What a year I had in 2016. Great fun: fabulous travel, good food,
and wonderful memories.
JANUARY
After the 2015 Christmas decorations had been stored away in the garage,
I got busy bringing in the cozy factor into the living room.
Warm fire in the fireplace and my favorite winter blooming
flower the "Yuletide" Camellia. 
FEBRUARY
Sugar Cookies with Sugar Glaze tinted pink.
Who doesn't love Cookies and Milk? And heart shaped candy.
MARCH
Out came the bunnies. Decorating the mantel
with plates for each season has been a real joy.
APRIL
 April I visited my very favorite city in the world.
I spent four days with my granddaughters and daughter.
 We celebrated my granddaughter's sixteenth birthday by taking a
trip to the city by the bay. We rode a tour bus around the city.
Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge on the top deck of the bus.
We drove by Coit Tower and enjoyed lunch at the Cliff House.
We visited Alcatraz Island and Pier 39. Walking along Fisherman's Wharf,
we feasted on crab cocktails. We drank chocolate milkshakes at
Ghirardelli Square and rode the Cable Car back to the hotel at
10:00 o'clock at night.  We shopped at Union Square
and walked the streets of China Town.
 Four girls go traveling are doing more traveling in 2017, so stay tuned.
May
The weather this year in the month of May was glorious.
I featured two Jade plants I purchased in 2010 for $2.99 each. 
They have grown to be the most spectacular plants. I do
protect them in the winter from the frost.
During April, May and June my garden is my passion.
When July and August roll around the weather turns hotter
than Hades.  
June
This mosaic is a sprinkling of some
of my roses blooming in the month of June.
This June I celebrated my 75th birthday. Our family gathered in
the garden for the afternoon birthday party. 
The group photo is of the immediate family,
 the six granddaughters, and my husband and I 
at our son's wedding at Marina Del Rey in September.  
July
We celebrate our Country's birthday.
August
During the month of August, the evenings are
beautiful, and as soon as the sun sets the temperature
drops to 80 degrees. Sitting on the patio
with the candles glowing is just magical. 
September
I love the fall colors surrounding the beautiful mountains 
and lakes in our Northern California city.
I styled the Wreath with a plaid bow and painted
the letter butterscotch to accent the orange colors
of the season. 
October
 Pumpkins, Halloween, and cooler weather are what I love about the month of October. The patio is dressed in warm flannel throws and a decorative pumpkin pillow to celebrate the fall season.  I sewed the pumpkin seed pillow cover from a piece of drop cloth. The pumpkin seed package is an iron on transfer from the graphic fairy website.
November
The month of November has a special place in my heart.
November is considered the month for being Grateful. 
November is Gratitude Month, 
and I am grateful for everything I have.  
Especially my blogging family. 
You all are the best.
Reading my blog and commenting 
with such positive encouragement.
I love sharing "Little Things Matter."
I need to express how powerful gratitude is
in my life with the Little Things Matter posts.
 Since I've been blogging, I have
found my true self. I love my life, my family
and my friends with a deeper feeling than ever before.
November is not only Gratitude month, but
every month is Gratitude month for me. 
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
for being with me on my journey through life.
December
Wow! I made it to December, and I'm crying with joy.
The celebration of the birth of our Lord.
Giving thoughtful gifts to the ones we love.
Decorating our homes with sparkling trees.
Sharing the spirit of Christmas with family and friends.
I sincerely love looking back at the past year.
I see how blessed I am and how I am truly loved.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 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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