Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First the Kitchen table .... Merry Christmas

To my Tea-lovers....  

and to my   Ivy and Elegance   Friends  !!   
a great group!!

Even before my Tree goes up..... I've set the table...........

Luv It!
The table cloth..... The real poinsetta....   
Gold trimmed, long stem glasses!

Remembering December . . . .

Last year....
On the job ..... treats !

A Simmering recipe

Showcased at my mother's home /  St. Anns Nursing Center

Great-grandma Pearl Kirk's ceramic tree / with my granddaughter!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Annie Lee and Me!

A rather muggy feeling Monday.....   but I've gathered a few treasured "saved" pics...

On this Monday afternoon, I'm having tea in remembrance of Annie Lee!

Here's my collage, and I've been pleasantly motivated by 
Judith @ Lavendar Cottage

Visit her soon! 

Annie Lee - Artist, Humorist, Humanitarian

Annie Francis Lee was born in Gadsden, Alabama in 1935 and raised in Chicago, Annie grew up learning how to cook, wash, clean and sew. These survival skills, which she learned along with her brother, instilled in her a work ethic that has served her well. In addition to sewing, Annie learned to knit, crochet and draw. She began to paint when she was ten years old  ....  Lee did not resume painting until she was 40 years old.

Annie worked during the day and painted at night. Painting became her refuge from the work that inspired one of her most famous paintings – “Blue Monday.” The painting depicts a woman struggling to pull herself out of bed on a Monday morning – a feeling Annie could relate to. 

"Blue Monday" 
By Annie Lee . . . . . .

                                            Bev's  Wishing Well

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Weekly Cup of Tea ~ Petite & Dainty


Hello.... to my corner of the world!  
I invite you to visit often...!
I'm linking with 

TuesdayCuppa Tea   and 

On today, I'm sharing a couple of petite, daintly cups.  Since I'm still an 8-5'er in the workplace. . .
I treasure my space, my bookshelf with a gentle lamp and adorned with plants and tea settings! 

In the US newsroom across our land.... I've cringed and been bombed-out with sadness, injustice, Janae Rice, Michael Brown etc.....  Only God can change a man's heart!   
Thus I pray! (Matt 6:6)

Hereby... I chose to.... I am 

 journeying towards a slower, gentler lifestyle.... with my handiwork crafts . . . via sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and home cooking.... and my own seasonal bit of garage sale collectibles!

I was browsing and found the link to a fellow friend highlighted above --- for whom I feel identical!   So, I'm sharing her full quote from her site! (CLICK LINK)

I'm planning on taking my 6 yr old granddaughter to a Williams Sonoma Jr Chef class....

Oh what fun it is!

I invite you to visit often...!

TuesdayCuppa Tea   and 

Sandi @ Tea Time Tuesday said: 
(Rose Chintz Cottage)  visit her too! 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, 
a house into a home, 
a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

I love the year ending.... and the new year that begins!