I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall Almond Pear Gaulette

Hello Everyone,
Things have been busy around here lately.  I have been scrapbooking and
staying in the house out of the smoke. On July 23, 2018, a forest fire
broke out about 20 minutes from our house.  The smoke and ash were
so toxic, and my husband and I have been housebound for over a month.
This is the story:
The fire was started when a flat tire on a vehicle caused the wheel's rim to scrape against the asphalt, creating sparks that set off the fire. On July 26, the fire jumped the Sacramento River, making its way into the city of Redding, causing the evacuation of 38,000 people.
My garden has suffered as well as my husband and me.
Now I want to share with you about the fabulous Pear Galette. 
It will be Fall on September 22, 2018, and I thought I would make this scrumptious
dessert from the pears a friend gave me from the tree he has at his mountain home.
Ice cream is always a great companion to a fruit galette.

Hopefully, we will get some rain soon,  I can clean my garden and enjoy 
some cooler, smoke-free air next month. 

Thanks for visiting today,
Hope you have a great week.
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
 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 
Savvy Southern Style for Style Showcase 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes






Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July Tea Time




Hello everyone,
I am so happy to be posting today. 
The past few weeks I've been traveling.
In my last post, I mentioned I was going to 
Paris, France for a vacation with my daughter and
two granddaughters. Oh my gosh
the trip was fantastic and more fun and 
interesting than I could have imagined.
I'm sorting through the photos, designing a travel scrapbook
and a calendar of Paris highlights.

Vintage linen and Great-grandma's silver.
Today I am sharing my July 2019 Tea Time calendar vignette.
The Hydrangeas are from my garden. 
The teacups are Queen Anne, Royal London, Regency Harebell.
 All three teacups were made in England.
My teacup collection is expanding monthly.
~I love to collect~
Always a mosaic.
Thank you for visiting today.
Joyously,
Betty 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 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 
Savvy Southern Style for Style Showcase 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June Tea Time

Hello everyone,
June is in full swing today. So far this month I celebrated my 
77th. Birthday. This teacup was a gift from my oldest son and his
family a couple of years ago as a birthday gift.   
The flowers on the teacup look similar to my peonies. Speaking of 
peonies,  The peonies in this bouquet are the last peonies of the season.
They don't last very long, but what a joy they bring to my heart.
Every bloom reminds me of my mother.  These are my
mother's plants I transplanted in my yard in 2012 after her passing.
The next exciting event was our third granddaughter graduating from
high school with honors and being accepted to a University
in California starting in the fall.
Shall we celebrate with a cup of tea? Yippiee.
Moving on to the next exciting event for June was
attending the wedding of our first granddaughter. What a beautiful
wedding and fun party celebrating the bride and groom with
dancing and photos of our entire family (16 so far) and 
our second granddaughter is planning her wedding.
Now, remember today is only June 13th. I still have more exciting news.
Do you see the Eiffel Tower next to the teacup?
Well, I am going to Paris for a week on vacation.
Paris has been on my bucket list for years and
I am so excited to be going with my daughter
and two of my granddaughters. We are going
to experience Paris in all its glory. 
I don't know how I am doing all this at my age,
but I keep putting one foot in front of the other
and move forward.  I am truly blessed.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I have six months finished for my 2019 calendar.
Every time I look at June, I will be reminded of
the whirlwind of activities I enjoyed.
I will keep you posted on Instagram.
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
 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 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May Garden Journal

Hello everyone, 
Hope you had an enjoyable three day weekend. 
The days are warming up here in the Sacramento Valley, and
this May was a beautiful spring for the first blooms of the year.
We had a delightful Memorial Day dinner. My daughter and her family
came over for ribs, baked beans, and corn on the cob.  We also enjoyed 
Watermelon and baked s'mores. As you can see a white peony bloom above.
I grow peonies. I have one white peony plant
and one white bloom on the plant, but
I have several plants with the beautiful purple color.
Over the years of developing our cottage garden, I have tried to incorporate
perennials and roses closely related in color.

"Barbara Streisand"
I found I can grow sweet peas in a bush form. These are the most prolific plants. 
"Hot Cocoa"
Succulents are happy in our hot weather, and I have
started two new pots for the summer.
"Graham Thomas"
"Tiffany"
"St Patrick"
English bunting hanging in the pergola and star jasmine growing up the posts.
My succulent pots are along the walkway.  I have moved the 
succulent pots to the front flower bed for a few weeks.
"Garden Party"
Thank you 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
 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 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May Tea Time

Hello everyone,
It's been awhile since I've posted.
Life is happening, and I've been busy
with family and enjoying my leisure time in my Spring garden.

May is a beautiful month in our garden. I wanted to share a cup and saucer
I received from my son and his family for my 75th birthday a couple of years ago.
I love the saying on the saucer. 
Mothers are a rose...
...in the garden of life
I captured my Graham Thomas and Iceberg Roses in a birdcage.
The deep yellow and fluffy blooms are my favorite.

Mother's Day in May was a special day this year. I enjoyed 
going out to breakfast with my daughters and granddaughters,
and shopping the rest of the day for vacation clothes.
I am so blessed to have a beautiful garden to photograph for
the 2019 Tea Time calender I enjoy giving to my family and
friends each year at Christmas. 
Thank you so much for visiting me and hope you enjoyed 
May Tea Time.
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, May 6, 2018

Brioche Loaves

 Hello everyone,
I have a new hobby lately. I am planning a trip
to Paris, next month and I have been studying
the French language and learning about French cooking.
 I love bread...And I am sure you'll agree that Brioche is pretty popular in
France. I decided to bake two loaves from BAREFOOT IN PARIS
Cookbook. I have made bread for years, and the recipe
directions were clear, and the Brioche was delicious.
Yes, the bread is all gone. Sorry! 
 
 I am excited to taste the Brioche in Paris. Since I made
this bread, I have found two other recipes of Brioche
I would like to try. I do love the egg wash on the top
of the loaves. The bread glistens in the photos.

 I sliced the bread thin and made grilled swiss cheese
sandwiches accompanied with lobster bisque soup and
tossed a green salad.  
 Sunday night is soup and sandwich night.
 Life gets busy with family and an ailing husband. 
I have invited my granddaughters and daughter to
travel with me since I will be having my 77th birthday
next month. I know we will be experiencing new food
and new sights. 
 And making memories.
Thank you for visiting
and I will be back soon
with a Tea Time Tablescape.
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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

St Patrick's Day Tea Time

Hello everyone,
Spring is almost here, and my daffodils are trying to survive the warm and cold
spells we keep experiencing here in Northern California. I found
my precious vintage Aynsley Porcelain Shamrock Clover
teacup and saucer from England at my favorite antique shop last month. 


My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend many hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend a ton of hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
The old tea leaves spoon has been in my family since I was a small child.
When I was young, it would be a special treat to be able 
to use the precious spoon for my
cup of tea. 
A tea bag holder, a beaded napkin ring, and gold trimmed napkin
captures St. Patrick's Day Tea Time.
A mosaic is a visual gift of my favorite teacup and saucer for 
March. 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
see you 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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