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Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcoming Tea

Hello All!
Here it is already the 11th of January!

I welcome in this new year
as well as welcome all the good
that may come with it.

A warm cup of tea is a lovely way to welcome the coming days...

This thistle tea cup is holding nutritive plantain tea. 
Do any of you drink plantain tea? 
Once a week or so I enjoy this herb...
Plantago Major L
To me it tastes very earthy,
and I have acquired a taste for it.

 Earlier this past year I made this house on a round box.
I used some scrap paper to cover the base,
and it is topped with a doily.

The house is made from scrap cardstock 
and bits of flat toothpicks and twigs.
There is a light inside too.

Creating this was very enjoyable.
I had that little reindeer for a long while,
and he finally has a home.

May this year bring creative moments
that feed the soul.

I have not chosen a word yet for this year,
have you?

Nor have I set any resolutions...

If I have a goal it would be to experience the 
present moment more often each day...

 Thank you Martha, 
for hosting Teacup Tuesday when you can! 
Thank you also Sandi, Bernideen, and 
Ruth hosting their lovely tea parties. 
Thank you so much for visiting!


Createology said...

Lovely Thistle T-cup. I have not heard of Plantain tea. My word did come to me for 2016...EMBRACE. I shall endeavor to embrace every day to the fullest. 2016 will be an amazing year dear...

Elaine said...

That is such a pretty cup for this time of year, a rather wintery design. I haven't tried plantain tea, but have all sorts of tea in my cupboard, it is such a comfort. I want to explore the delights of chai tea. Not sure if I will like it as it seems to be quite milky and I drink mine with only a dash of soya milk normally! What a lovely scene you have created on your box, perfection in miniature! I have made some resolutions, but my main one is to "use what you have". I have too many crafty supplies, clothes, food in my store cupboard and I think I need to make better use of all these things and not buy more! Have a lovely day. Elaine x

Snap said...

Love your little box/house. Adorable. The thistle teacup is just right for winter. Lovely post. Happy Tea Day!

Linda Kunsman said...

What a super sweet winter cottage Terri-just magical! Love that thistle teacup. As for the tea I know that one does have to acquire a taste for some of the herbal blends. It took me a bit of time with my tulsi tea and now I LOVE it! I did choose a word but it took its time appearing to me:) Happy new year and enjoy the warmth of home and tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri! That is a pretty teacup and no I haven't had plantain tea. I love your little house atop the hat box! Creations like that stir up one's imagination. How very cute and I'm sure it will adorn your home all winter long. What a talented lady you are! Thank you so much for sharing with us and enjoy your day.


Marianne said...

Terri, it's been a long time since I've visited. I hope you had a delightful Christmas full of joy, and that your 2016 is the best year ever! Your round box house is a sheer delight - but what else is new - you are most talented and I'm happy to see still creating and drinking tea. I've never had plantain tea before.

It's been a wild ride between work and finding a balance, which hasn't happened yet, but I'm still working on it. I've been kindle publishing in the meantime. I'm looking forward to creating again, but I need to find a way to bring back my creativity in a fun, more interactive way.

Well, I wanted to stop by, say 'hello', and wish you a wonderful day. I have never forgotten you were the first blogger to welcome me into this amazing world.



Beth in NEPA said...

I love your little houses. I have been saving pics and plans on pinterest that past few months and it is on my "will do this year" list. You have inspired me to get going!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I love your posts and your tea cups
That house is beautiful!

Bernideen said...

Dear Terri:
Oh that is so darling! It is a wonderland with the soft colors and snow! I do think it would like patience to handles those tiny pieces. I am amazed!

Dorthe said...

My dear Terri,
I`m holding my breath , seeing your beautiful little house on top of the lovely decorated box !! I love your details of the sweet deer, the woodpile and all the trees.
If it was mine I would have it displayed all the winter month .
Just sitting looking with your thistle cup filled with your herb tea, which I still have not tried. I do have the herb ,but they are all along the road ,where many cars are spoiling the healthy idea. Today I drank a cup with thyme from my own garden, it is lovely too, and with anti-inflammatory benefits .
Have a lovely day my friend.
hugs from Dorthe

Frieda Oxenham said...

I love that gorgeous winter cottage. Wish i could move in and enjoy a cup of tea there with you. I would bring our winter weather and snow with me. ,

Holly M said...

I love this sweet little house with its front window that curves out. Any chance of you doing a tutorial on how you constructed your house?

Matilde said...

Lovely little home!

Matilde said...

Lovely little home!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Your house/box is gorgeous! I love it! You are so talented! The thistle teacup is lovely as well...I love thistle patterned china. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a delightful little house! Looks so snug and cozy in the snow. You did a wonderful job with it.
I have a couple of thistle tea cups, as a nod to our Scottish heritage. But I have to say I'm not much for medicinal teas, even though I'm sure they're very good for you. Chamomile for relaxing is about as far as I go, haha!
Have a wonderful week Terri.

Victoria said...

Hello my amazing friend! What a gorgeous creation..love the charming house and enchanted-box..so magical..elegant and always so beautiful and uplifting to me! Love the tea cup of course...and the whole wintery vibe of this post!winter dreaming...
Yay...wishing you fantastical day!!

Margie said...

This is the first time that I've heard of plantain tea. Interesting! Your winter house is charming!

Lady Linda said...

Dear Terri, I am so happy to see that you are back! I missed your return as I just had too much going on in my family to do much blogging. Life is just that way, heh? I do miss blogging when I can't join in or visit friends.
I briefly looked at your posts and as always, they are just delightful and inspiring.
Welcome back and here's to a very GOOD New Year for you.

Marjanne said...

Hello Terri! I don't know plantain tea... have to try it! I love love love this box with the snowy house... it is like a fairytale! Lots of love !

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Terri, ooooh, the box that you have created is truly wonderful and radiates winter magic! How lovely that you can do things like that.
In Southern California we don't have snow, even though it is relatively cold here in the moment (mornings are 36 degrees Fahrenheit). Your box would bring the winter atmosphere right into our house.
I do have a little ceramic white house and your post has inspired me to create a little vignette with it! Hope I find the time later today!
Warm regards,

Cinderella Moments said...

I feel 2016 is going to be an incredibly great year. And I wish that for you as well. The little house is so beautiful! And I love the teacup too. Everything is very harmonious!
lots of love and hugs♥,

The Charm of Home said...

How adorable is your little house Terri! I don't do resolutions either. Sometimes I just try new things out. Lol!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Terri, the little house on the hatbox is the most adorable creation!!!! I so wish I could work alongside you and make one of those with your loving guidance. The little logs are just adorable, along with the deer, the tree, the door, and every little touch.
No, I have never drunk plantain tea, nor have a heard of it. I do love your pretty thistle teacup and your dreamy setting.
Happy creating, dear Terri!

Verna said...

Hello friend. What a lovely winter post. Who wouldn't want to do a "drink me" bottle and spend a day there?! Such an adorable little deer too. I have not tried your tea, bot I do love a cup of Bancha Hojicha. So nice of you to share your lovely creation and hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Verna

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
Your little houses are very sweet. I do love your pics and what a pretty thistle teacup too. I am praying for the new year that God will give us mothers strength to support our precious families. I am so glad you are feeling well enough to blog. Take care Dear Terri! Karen

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

You are so talented a crafter, Terri. That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

And you are so sweet to share your talented creations, too.

Big hugs. ♥

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love this pretty house craft you made! It is perfect for the holidays and winter. Visiting from the Rose Chintz Cottage link party! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Lace Age Girl said...

Hi Terri,
I know I'm late to see this post, but what a gorgeous house and scene you have made. Your little deer has a lovely home. Enjoy 2016, a year of creative energy!

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