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Monday, May 12, 2014

Just An Ordinary Day ~ Tea-Time Tuesday !

I have been away and when I came home there was so much  catching up to do in the gardens and chicken & sheep pens. All things I love to do but sometimes the work can be daunting after I've injured myself and have to take things slower. I find myself spending more time on my porch watching the birds during my breaks. The work wears me out quickly and when I have time for blogging I decide to go to sleep instead. That's all good because sleep after a hard day's work is healing, but I have missed my Tea-Time Tuesdays.
Two of the sweet ladies who come to the Thursday Ladies' Luncheon & Bible Study gave me a most wonderful gift basket the very day I left on my small vacation over the mountains. The gift basket contained teas, an electric tea kettle, pretty napkins, tea-towels, delectable cookies, and TEACUPS ! Look at this beautiful teacup .


I made myself some of the white mint tea from the basket, helped myself to a very healthy home-made muffin , and went to savor the moment on my front porch where I could watch the birds at the feeder and the birds who'd set up house-keeping in the birdhouse near-by.
The teacup is by Victoria of England. There is no other information on this teacup that I can find except a hand painted number , and I love this teacup ! Especially because of the two ladies ( mother & daughter ) I have grown close to during our Bible studies.
There is a lot to be said for ordinary days at home, and I myself appreciate them immensely. They settle my soul and remind me of the simple pleasures we all have . Sipping tea or a cup of very good coffee while watching birds from the porch are among the treasures of just an ordinary day at home.
Thank-you Marlene & Marjorie !
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  • 21 comments:

    Beth L. said...


    What lovely and generous friends you have! And a peaceful place to enjoy your tea.

    Sandra Morris said...

    Sounds like a wonderful gift basket!

    FlowerLady Lorraine said...

    What a lovely gift, one chosen with love and care. What a delight it must have been seeing all of the goodies in the basket.

    The tea cup and saucer are so pretty.

    Your bird photos are sweet.

    Have a great day and a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

    Willow said...

    Loving your teacup Tuesday. The nature background just make it all seem like a perfect tea time for my taste !!

    L. D. said...

    I really like the birdhouse sitting on the post. Tea cups are great too.

    Cynthia said...

    Aren't "ordinary" days just wonderful? Watching the birdies and having a cup of tea, especially when warm thoughts of kind friends are associated. . .like a little slice of heaven!

    Lady Jane said...

    Great gift basket!!! Good to sit back and relax. Hope our injury will be short lived. Ah, the birds, the tea and the solitude... I am so envious....
    LJ

    Daisy said...

    That is a beautiful tea cup and saucer, Kathy. I love the flower detail. The basket sounds like it was a very sweet gift from your friends.

    kitty said...

    What a lovely, thoughtful gift from your dear friends, Kathy. You will think of them each time you use your special teacup and brew your tea. Hopefully the resting will bring you much healing. Enjoy your beautiful view from your porch. xo

    Terri said...

    Oh Marjorie really gifted you a lovely tea basket! The tea cup is really beautiful. Her thoughtfulness is amazing.
    Hugs,
    Terri

    Martha's Favorites said...

    Hi Sweet Lady: What a perfect surprise for you. Love the tea cup. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

    Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

    You have lovely friends, Kathy. The gift basket was a very thoughtful gift and your featured teacup is really pretty. You have a delightful view where you can sit quietly and enjoy the Lord's handiwork. He has created a beautiful world for us to enjoy! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a splendid day, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    Karen said...

    Hi Kathy,
    Oh my, that teacup is a beauty. Is it an Aynsley? I love the soft yellow colour. It looks so serene against the wilderness background. So pretty! Your friends are so kind! Thank you for visiting me. Have a wonderful week! Karen

    The Charm of Home said...

    What a beautiful teacup! You have a lovely spot there for the birds.

    Sherry

    The Charm of Home said...

    What a beautiful teacup! You have a lovely spot there for the birds.

    Sherry

    Tea in Texas said...

    That is a beautiful place to sit and view the world. Your friends were so thoughtful to give a fantastic gift basket. The lovely teacup and saucer is just perfect for you to ample your new gift teas. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your gorgeous scenery.

    Pam

    Carrie said...

    That teacup is wonderful! The tea basket sounds like a wonderful gift from your friends while you enjoy nature. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.

    Deborah Montgomery said...

    I, too, love those ordinary days at home. there is so much beauty around us to enjoy and appreciate. the teacup is lovely. Sitting on your porch watching the birds and drinking tea sounds very peaceful. Have a lovely day Kathy.

    Deanna said...

    Kathy, Tea on Tuesdays is a pleasant thing even if I tune in late on a Thursday! Grin.

    Your china is gorgeous and I enjoyed seeing this. Blessings to you.

    Always a treat visiting you,
    d

    Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

    Whether they be ordinary days, or just ones for getting better, sitting on a porch with a cup of tea and watching nature is healing in itself.

    Pondside said...

    Hooray for ordinary days - especially when they're filled with the extraordinary.....like a special tea cup from friends, good tea, a little goody and the view from your porch!