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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tea Under My Feather Tree...

Welcome to Tea Under My Feather Tree
Hello Everyone,
The Holiday Season is officially here!
I need a cup of tea!

I brought the sofa table in from the living room for the holiday season.  The feather tree is decorated with red ornaments.  The Tea is ready and a piece of candy or two.

As the blogland parties progress I will be revealing the different themes for each room.
The dining room has a Scottish theme.  I'm still dreaming about my wonderful experience in Scotland this summer.

I wish I could explain the feeling I have when I arrange a vignette for a post.  It's exciting to see the elements develop a picture.  Something sweet and soft.  Romantic and delightful.
A story in a tray.

My great grandmother's spoon she brought from England in 1914.  A great way to have one cup of tea.
The napkin-handkerchief is from a collection of linens I found at a yard sale.

Red and white napkin was another yard sale purchase.  I love yard sales...

The Christmas cup is part of a set of dishes I bought years ago. Soon I will have a tablescape using the complete set.
There is a secret about the Christmas dishes and I don't want to let the cat out of the bag.

Tuesday Morning is my best friend.  I found the reindeer ornaments for .27cents each in a clearance box.  Can you see how I hung them from my feather tree? 

I bought the tea pot drip catchers from a tea shop.  They are wonderful and save the good linens.

Don't these look delicious?  This little box of candy is a Christmas ornament.  Yum...

The sparkly reindeer are so adorable and I think they will soon be meeting up with Santa for their midnight ride.

The red tea pot is the perfect size for one person to have a cup of tea or two.
I  would love to have more the same size.  

I looked at this photo and noticed the yellow on the top of the candle.  Isn't it interesting that it's a different color from the candle.  It must be some chemistry thing.  And of course the candle is off center a little. As I say "nothing is perfect in my world." 

I hope you've had a little rest from your busy day. And I must join the great parties going on in blogland.


Have a great weekend and see you at
Table Decor
Christmas Tea
next week

Hello to new followers
Cottage and Broom

Sunday, November 27, 2011

~Christmas 2010~

Hello Everyone,
Some of you are new to my blog, so I thought you would like to see some of My Cozy Corner  Christmas from last year.
The Tea and sweets are set by the fire in the living room.

Christmas in the dining room. I love to decorate my feather tree.
I have been working on decorating My Cozy Corner for a few days now and I think I'm almost finished.

Angels everywhere!  Our tree is 4' 5'' tall and covered with angels.

After visiting England this summer I have a great appreciation for the Victorian Era. The Dresden ornaments are so stunning and to see the last year's Dresden post go Here

This is what Christmas means to me.
A Christmas cookbook and traditions
Yuletide camellias
A cup of tea and some sweets
A beautiful Christmas candle

Well I'm off to finish decorating.
Hope to see you soon.
I'm linking
Please join me! 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thanksgiving Wish

Hello Everyone,

Time has flown by this year.
The dishes are set for Thanksgiving dinner.
Our friends and family are gathered together.
And we are full of gratitude for the wonderful life we have.
Bless you all

Happy Thanksgiving
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Monday, November 21, 2011

Off to Grandmother's House We Go!

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are having a great week. With all the planning that goes into preparing a large dinner I know you are very busy.
But please take some time and enjoy a Butterscotch Roll and a cup of hot chocolate for a minute or two.
Off to Grandmother's house we go!
That's me.  I'm the Grandmother and I off to have a Thanksgiving Feast with the children and grandchildren. But before we go I thought I would bake a batch of Butterscotch rolls. Sweetheart and I are going to have a cup of hot chocolate and a sweet butterscotch roll we start to pack the car.  Oh! Please don't think I get away without doing something on Thanksgiving Day.  I love bringing goodies and a few surprises to my children and grandchildren, since we don't get together very often.
You know how busy young adults are these days.  They are both working and my two granddaughters are busy with collage and senior year in high school.  They are so adorable.

Now for the Butterscotch Rolls.
(Printable Recipe)

Butterscotch Rolls

No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls

2 pkg. active dry or 2 cakes compressed yeast
2 cups water (use warm water, 110*, with dry yeast , 85*, with compressed yeast)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
6 1/2 to 7 cups sifted Gold Medal Flour
1 egg
1/4 cup soft shortening

In mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, salt and about half the flour. Beat thoroughly 2 min. Add egg and shortening. Gradually beat in remaining flour until smooth. Cover with damp cloth; place in refrigerator. Punch down occasionally as dough rises in refrigerator. About 2 hr. before baking, cut off amount needed and return to refrigerator. Shape into rolls and place on greased baking sheet. Cover. Let rise until light (1 1/2 to 2hr.). Heat oven to 400* (mod hot). Bake 12 to 15 min. 4 doz. medium rolls.

Cinnamon Rolls
 (use recipe above)
Use 1/2 No-Knead Refrigerator Roll Dough.

Take out of Refrigerator and roll dough into oblong, 15x9".

1. Spread with 2 tbsp. softened butter and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
2. Roll up tightly, beginning at wide side. Seal well by pinching edges of roll together. Stretch roll slightly to even.
3. Cut roll into 1" slices. Place a little apart in greased 13x9" pan or 18 greased muffin cups.
Cover and let rise until double in bulk(35 to 40 min.). Bake until golden brown. While slightly warm, frost with Quick White Icing.
TEMPERATURE: 375* (quick mod. oven).
TIME: 25 TO 30 min.
AMOUNT: 1 1/2 doz rolls.


Make Cinnamon Rolls as above-EXCEPT coat the baking dish with

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) - sprinkle on melted butter
1 tbsp. corn syrup or water
1/2 cup nuts
Place 1" slices  on top of Butterscotch mixture

Immediately turn upside down on a large tray. Let pan stay over rolls a minute so butterscotch runs down over them.


I have moved the buffet table next to the back window for the winter.  I hope to take more photos with the natural light that comes into the house from these windows.

Poor St. Patrick is just so beat up from the rainy weather.  I found just three blooms.
 Exactly what I needed for this Tablescape. 

A cup of nice hot chocolate is going to warm us up for the trip.  We only travel about 60 miles and the walnut orchards are so beautiful this time of the year.
The white cups are from the thrift store and I only have two.

The little tea pots were a gift from a friend.  She knows I love tea and gave me two little pots.
I'm sure my grand girls would love to use them also.

The yellow plates I found a Tues Morning.  They were very inexpensive.  Perfect plate for butterscotch cinnamon rolls.

The flatware is our everyday and the pottery creamer was a thrifty find.
Napkins are my standard monogrammed white linen and the yellow napkin rings are from the thrift store.

Well, I'm off to visit the children. 
I'm happy you stopped by to say hello.
A big hello to
Tom Travel and PJ
They are new followers of My Cozy Corner.

I'm joining:

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Day Feast

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tablescape # 36

Hello Everyone,
I know when I do a Thanksgiving Tablescape The year is almost over.
After November 24th 2011
It is January 1st 2012.
December just disappears.
Please join me as I set our Thanksgiving table for November 24, 2011

Last year was my first Thanksgiving in Blogland. I was so overwhelmed with the myriad of wonderful Tablescapes.  If blogging was a job! I would say I LOVE THIS JOB~

Candle Stick Holders~Vintage Christmas gift. Define vintage-Anything over 50 years. Well I guess I'm vintage.  LOL~

Acorn Plates~Michael's Craft Store this year $1.00 each. Oven, dishwasher and Microwave safe. 
 I love them. Not just for decoration.

Salad Plate
Staffordshire - England Genuine Hand Engraving by Ridgway
"Antique Rose"

Please note: I had the dessert spoon above the plate, but as you can see the space is limited.  In my haste to photograph the tablescape I forgot to put the soup spoon in the correct place.
Senior moment~Please forgive me!

If you need a yellow dish - Go to the Dollar Tree.  I did.

Dinner Plate

Amber votives from a Thrift Store - 6 for $2.00

If you are new to my blog I love foul.  My Cozy Corner living room has many duck prints and foul related decor. 
But this Duck is my pride and joy. Why you ask?
My Son Carved It for Me.

I have different glassware and different shades of brown cloth napkins.  I purchased 4 brown napkins for a tablescape for 4 place settings.
With the 6 place setting I needed more brown napkins.  But alas I could not find the same ones.  So 3 chocolate brown napkins  and 3 brown napkins were used on this table.  I have read in magazines that it's OK to mix it up a bit.  

  different shades of colored napkins

The flatware is 'Affection'

The cups and the creamer are ready for coffee and some dessert.

I love the look of the GOLD Chargers

Wooden napkin rings give this tablescape a woodsy feel and I added a lighter brown tone napkin to the brown napkins at each place setting.

The lighting for the photos was from overhead and the time of day was around four in the afternoon.  We usually have our Thanksgiving Dinner in the evening.  And the table would have this lighting and the gold tablecloth adds more gold tones to the photos.

Thank you for joining me as I set the dinner table for a Thanksgiving feast at My Cozy Corner.

I'm joining some special folks that have made a big difference in my life this year.
I am a Grateful Blogger.
Please visit my friends.
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
A Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.
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