I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, April 29, 2013

I Love My Eden Rose

Good morning everyone.
I'm sitting here in Napa Valley, California on a mini-vacation. I'll be sharing those photos in a week or so. But today it's time to share my new Climbing White Eden Rose, and my new Finlandia teapot and pitcher. I was at a thrift store and found both of these vintage items for 50% off.
I love blue and white and couldn't resist bringing them home.  All  my other blue and white dishes are packed away while we remodel our French Country kitchen. 
This blue and white cup and saucer is the only blue and white left in the china cabinet. I have packed away all the other blue and white dishes in anticipation of our up and coming remodel in the kitchen and dining room. The redo was postponed while my sweetheart built a beautiful iron fence and gate for our church. I will share those photos in another post. 
I love the Eden rose bud with the soft pink center. 
Today we are outside under the pomegranate tree with the peonies in the background. I dug the peonies up from my mother's yard before we sold her home last month. I will always have a memory of my mom's beautiful garden in my garden.
The little hankie as the napkin, which also belonged to my mom. With an old fashioned clothes pin for my napkin ring
I have a new love. A funny book about  Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence' 
I'm only in the month of February and I already know how to cook a fox!
Beautiful White Eden
White Milk Glass vase and the scrumptious Eden Rose.
It's time for tea in the garden. I love my little shortbread cookies with my afternoon tea.
This bouquet is a mix of Peony, White Eden, Simplicity and Crystalline.

Wow! What a whirlwind week. Napa Valley is so beautiful in the spring.
The grapes are just starting to set and the weather was perfect.
There are over 300 wineries in Napa Valley.
Go Here for a brief overview of the region.
Thanks for visiting. I've been busy this past week working in the garden and traveling up and down I-5
Hope you have enjoyed my new treasures.
Linking to:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Be Inspired Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
DIY By Design for Spring Into Spring
No Minimalist for Open House Party
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Open House
My 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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Handmade Cards of Garden Blooms

'Just Joey'
Hello everyone,
The weather was windy today, and the roses are just gorgeous.
I love this time of year.
I have four photos for Vee's note card party. Three photos are my favorite roses and one photo of my majestic Iris. Everything is blooming at their best.
'Bearded Iris'
'Barbra Streisand'
'Ingrid Bergmen'
This photo is what I see as I step out the back door. I have a circle with five roses and around the edges are pots of herbs. I will be posting about the herb garden soon. I have three Jade plants and the line hanging down is attached to a large chime. 
'Dream Weaver'
'Ingrid Bergmen'
Thanks for joining me for a walk around My Cozy Corner.
I'm linking to:
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday 
A Haven for Vee for Note Card Party
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Party
Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday 
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Thanks for visiting

Monday, April 15, 2013

~Roses and Lace~Tablescape # 63

Hello everyone, 
More funny weather today. I've been waiting to have a sunny day with no wind. Well, today I just got tired of waiting for the perfect day. The wind would stop and start and the sun would come out and then disappear behind the clouds. I had to take advantage of the beautiful blooms of the gorgeous flowers in the garden.
My new azalea 'Pink Lace' is so beautiful.  
My tea service a four place setting, consisting of one dessert plate and a cup and saucer for each person.
The vintage stemmed glasses are a thrifty purchase from the yard sale where I found my cute frenchy cow I used in last week's post. Go Here
I love the crystal napkin rings with pink linen napkins. Crystal, lace and roses are a very romantic combination. I love romantic table settings so much.
The baby's breath adds a delicate and soft addition to an arrangement. The roses are 'Dream Weaver' a climbing rose growing in my garden.
The first bloom of roses are the most beautiful.
The stemware is from the Princess House a Home Decor Co.
The flatware is 'Affection' 
The tea service is 'Sylvia' by Thomas Ivory from Germany 

The sunlight is casting shadows from the top of the Pergola and 'Sally Holmes' the climbing rose is growing larger everyday. I love the black iron table and chairs adding a wonderful contrast to the ~Roses and Lace~
The inspiration for this tablescape came to me when I found the lovely cherub flower vase in a local antique store a few months ago. 

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
I'm Linking To:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return To Loveliness
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea
A Stroll Thru Life for Be Inspired 
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
A Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

~French Macaroons~

Hello Everyone, 
The sun is shining again in Northern California. This crazy weather is so bazaar. 
I'm so excited to show you my latest project.
 French Macaroons. 
I set aside a whole day to make this delicious pastry.
I found this adorable angel vase at the thrift store,and I knew it would be a perfect vase to hold my Camellia blooms.
According to Bettys blog the history of the Macaroon is an interesting story. The origins of these delicacies can actually be traced back to an Italian monastery in 1792. As befits something made from a simple paste of sugar, almonds and free-range egg whites, macaroons take their name from the Italian word for 'paste' - 'maccarone'.
Although Italy was its birthplace, it was the French who made the macaroon truly famous. The pink depression bowl holds some of the delicate, light and crisp pastries.
A soft pink hankie from my mother's handkerchief collection.
 So dear to my heart.
 'Pink Perfection' is the delicate looking Camellia...With the single petals and the most beautiful pink color.
I have my french pillows on the swing and my favorite pink and white tea pot for tea. The dainty pink tea cup I bought at the antique store a couple of months ago. The tea cup is by Noritake-hand painted - made in Japan.

Strawberries and Cream French Macaroons
Yield: 24 Macaroons
Preparation Time: 5 hours
Bake: 24 minutes per batch
Vanilla Bean - Cream Cheese Filling 
My Inspiration was the cover of Tea Time
I have always had the desire to make these beautiful cookies. 
The desire has now been satisfied. LOL 
Thank you once more for joining me on my journey to a Joyous Way of Life in Retirement. 
I would love to thank all of you for your wonderful comments.  They are truly heartfelt and I love to read each and every one of them.
I'm Linking to:
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Open House Thursday
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
Rattlebridge for Foodie Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday 
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday 
Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase
Thanks again for joining me @ My Cozy Corner

Sunday, April 7, 2013

~Strawberries and Sweet Cream~

Hello everyone,
How's your weekend going? We've had a switch in our weather. We had beautiful spring like weather in February and March, and this past couple of weeks we've had weather just like winter. Wind, heavy rains and cold temps. I did get outside to pick my strawberries.
I've had a successful bloom from the tulips I planted in January. I hope they do as well next spring. I have been reading that tulips usually do well in the first year bloom. Time will tell.

Won't you join me for a cuppa of tea and some Strawberries and Sweet Cream?

I love the cute little boxes I found at a thrift store a couple of years ago. I've been waiting until the right time to use them. That is Now!

The tulips are so beautiful, and I love my red pot. We have used on our camping trips to make coffee. I really like to use it better as a vase.

On Friday there was a yard sale across the street from my home. I was taking my granddaughter to her 13th Birthday lunch and we stopped by for a look see.  I bought this precious French looking cow creamer.  So cute.

Strawberries and Cream are so delicious.  I'm sure you'll be seeing my cute

 I picked my red tulips in the rain. I saved them from being beat to a pulp...
They were covered with dirt and I washed them before putting them in the pot.
Delicious strawberries

I'm so happy you have visited My Cozy Corner
Please come back for another visit.
Linking to:
 Little Red House for Mosaic Monday 
A Stroll Thru Life for  Inspire Me Tuesday
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Cup Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
See you soon.
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