I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Friday, November 29, 2013

Look Back at Christmas Past

Christmas Favorites
Hello everyone, 
Hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend.  We've had a wonderful, quiet and blessed holiday.
A tea for friends December, 2011. Pink Transferware, Red Toile runner and Christmas candles in a pair of hurricanes have a festive, merry look.
A Christmas table in the living room. December, 2012.
The beautiful Red Cardinals, red runner, and Christmas dishes with the  meaningful words.
Christmas Tea December, 2012 
Twelve Days of Christmas. I loved the English crackers for favors. 
A Christmas Tea for one. 
The 'Yuletide' camellia always blooms during the Christmas season. I do love enjoying a slice of tea bread and a cup of tea, sitting by the fireplace in My Cozy Corner
Tea Time under the White Feather Tree. 
One of my favorite angel ornaments. 
Please join me as I start my 25 days of Christmas. I would love to spread as much  Christmas Joy for the next 25 days as I can muster.   
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family
Thankful and Grateful 

Thanks for visiting 
My Cozy Corner

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner for Friends and Family

Welcome to My Cozy Corner.
This year we're having a small Thanksgiving gathering compared to the big dinners I prepared years ago.
I've set this table for four guests. On Thanksgiving we will be entertaining eight guests. I will add four more dishes and four different salad plates. Go Here to see last year's Thanksgiving tablescape featuring my other set of turkey plates. Mix and Match is the way to add charm and interest to a table setting.  (and I only have four plates of each set)LOL
The colors of Fall are so warm and beautiful.
 I've used this Bittersweet vine in many decorative ways this Fall. 
The amber votive lights and cuties make a low, compact centerpiece for my small table. 

To celebrate the delightful holiday I found four salad plates at Tuesday Morning last year. Two turkey plates and two plates with shafts of wheat. The antique chargers are my favorite and the dinner plates are Ralph Lauren, a Golden Anniversary gift. 

The crushed satin napkin with a rose is so delicate and soft.
My amber stemmed glassware is from the thrift store and is a beautiful addition to my table setting. I mixed and matched flatware from my mother's estate and the thrift store. 

The shaft of wheat is a quintessential symbol of the autumn harvest.

I'm very grateful to you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
Have a great week with your family and friends.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Angels and Tea Cups

Good Morning,
Sweetheart and I visited our son and granddaughters last week in Southern California. We had a great time sight seeing and laughing. I have a few travel posts, but I'll save them for another time. While I was putting all the tea cups away in the china cabinet after our kitchen update. (that's another post), I did a little angel and tea cup vignette on my vanity in my guest room. Go Here. 
I found this lovely vase at my favorite thrift store. 
When I'm out looking for new tea cups I seen to be drawn to pink tea cups.
This was my mother's favorite rosary and the gold jewelry box was a gift from my sweetheart on our First Christmas, as newlyweds. 
I love my new-old candelabra. I also found it at my favorite store.
The roses are called 'Secret'  and they are a wonderful bloomer.
I had a lace shawl and I draped it over the mirror for a romantic look.
More of my pink tea cups. And Angels.

I thought a little break from Pumpkins and Pilgrims would be nice today.
Hope you enjoy your week. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Before and After~Count Your Blessings

The Fall 
Hello everyone, 
November is the month dedicated to counting our blessings. I've been truly blessed with an amazing and loving husband for 53 years. My children are successful in their work and are wonderful parents to my six fabulous granddaughters. 
My retirement past time is blogging. I love sharing my retirement journey with my family, friends, followers and new visitors. 
This year has been filled with life lessons. The most important lesson I've  learned is to be gentle to myself. As I age I find my energy level has diminished. While decorating my living room mantel in September with fall decor,  I decided to decorate with a fall theme and three main elements. Then each month change the accessories to embellish the Holiday for the month.
fall wreath
antique clock
brass candle sticks
This month is all about Thanksgiving and Gratitude
The mantel illustrates the meaning of Thanksgiving.
The cornucopia overflowing with fruit, Autumn leaves, bittersweet and caramel candles with a little amber turkey and deer sheds.  
'My Little Flowers' vase is transformed with Autumn leaves and bittersweet.
The tea cart is decorated with my cloche and a wooden box from a yard sale. The fellow at the yard sale gave me the walnuts for free...  
The turkeys found my forest in the cloche and decided to stay awhile. 
I have my mother's McCoy bowl filled with pine cones and some berries. The bowl would be sitting on my mother's dining room table filled with lemons from her lemon tree.
My latest most favorite thing is iron on transfers. I bought  a 6' x 9' drop cloth at Walmart and made a pillow cover, then ironed on this transfer.
Count Your Blessings
Before and After
Fall Feathered Fun HERE

The hand carved duck, my inspiration plate and Autumn leaves are added to the basic elements.

October Mantel Fun HERE
Three haunted houses are added for Halloween.
Mr Crow found his way into my cloche. LOL 
Simple additions have created three different mantels for three months.
Now I have more energy to decorate my Christmas mantel.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Santorini, Greek Islands

Oh, The Places I've Been
I truly loved this island.
Thanks for joining me on my journey.
Santorini.  The postcard island of the Greek islands.  We arrived in Santorini on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  The harbor on this island was created by a volcano in 1500 BC., and the effect is still explosive: steep cliffs rise from sea level, cubist white houses glow in the Aegean sun.

Our panoramic tour of Santorini started with the first stop at the Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Mountain, offering the best views on the whole island.  Descending the mountain we stopped on the way to Oia Village to visit a winery.  We had the opportunity to see how the wine is made from the unique Santorini grapevines.  The drive to Oia definitely acquainted us the the inspiring volcanic nature of the island: and the views from various different angles were quite spectacular.  The picturesque town features blue-domed churches, old two-story mansions, and narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops selling hand made ceramics, paintings and semi precious jewelry.  The little town was an ideal location to capture the beauty of this remarkable island.  Transportation to the top of the mountain is cable car, riding a donkey up the hill or taking a motor coach as we did. Personally, I liked riding in the air-conditioned coach.

Santorini was our last port of call in the beautiful country of Greece.  What a wonderful experience to visit a beautiful place with blue water and white houses lining the top of the mountain.

I Hope you have enjoyed your visit to My Cozy Corner. 
I always enjoy sharing a my experiences with you.
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I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.  Please link back to Mosaic Monday at Mary's house for more mosaic fun.
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