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Monday, December 29, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday-Happy New Year!

Hello All!
Welcome to the last Tea Cup Tuesday 
of 2014
with Martha and me!

It is almost time to say "good-bye" to 2014 and 
"hello" to 2015. 

I am thankful for each and every day I experienced this year, 
and I look forward to all the possibilities of this coming year. 

Thank you all for your loving thoughts and prayers for my family and
myself  this past year.
I really truly appreciate it!

I wish for each of you, daily presence, moments of clarity and
heaps of opportunities for JOY!

I am sharing here a little tea joy from the holidays...

I brought out this sweet little winter berry-ish
set for Christmas eve...

These cookies, and the cookies above, are  traditional
treats for our family during Christmas.

This very simple set is lovely in candlelight. 
The silver trim takes on a warm glow.

It is by Syracuse China, made right here in America.
Harmony, is a sweet name for this pattern,

My Jane Austen tree rests in my art room window.
It is a lovely spot to see in the morning sun.
Since I took this image, 
the tree has been filled with ornaments from 
friends here in blogland. 
I am amazed at all the gorgeous and loving
art you all have shared with me!
Thank you again!

I cherish each one and will take pictures!

This is my latest little creation,
the Pink house. 
It is hard to see...

...but there is a snowman and a bird bath in the front garden.
I used the Picture Window pattern for this one. 
I have been enjoying this simple creative craft of mini houses,
and have just about finished a Christmas tree lot! lol!
Pure fun : )
How are you exploring your creativity? 
Are you having fun?

Even though we go through some tough things here at home,
I make it a priority to have some true fun as often as possible.
I think it is the elixir of life!


Thank you Martha,
for keeping Tea Cup Tuesday
week to week all year long!

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Happy New Year!

If you would like to join in just link up your tea cup post below.
Martha and I would love to visit you too : )


Monday, December 8, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday-Tea and the Creative spirit

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
I apologize for my very long absence.
Back in June I had no idea I would be away from 
my computer and Bloglandia for so long. 
I truly did miss you all!

Thank you for the many kind messages, cards
and words of support!
I appreciated each one!

I have missed visiting you all for Tea Cup Tuesday!
Martha  has been a perfect host all by herself,
Thank You Dear Martha!

Tea has remained a part of my daily life,
my favorite chamomile, or a fresh cup of ginger tea 
often accompany me to my art room.  
I find tea encourages my creative spirit,
and definitely soothes the soul.

Drinking warm aromatic tea while musing over a design is heaven to me.
My cup this time was a lovely thistle pattern...
looks very festive with holly shaped leaves and 
brilliant flowers.
(she does not have a pink background, it was
late at night when I took this image)

She was a lucky find along with a dessert plate!
And, a very low price, always nice....

(drying, late at night)

In between other life events that have taken precedence, 
I have managed to do a bit of creating to keep me going : )
Some sewing, some painting,
crocheting, knitting, a little collage fun and
finally my first glitter house....
Recently my husband and I began the "little charmer" together,
he did all the difficult cuts! Thanks sweetie!
I painted it up a bit, 
(above before glitter)
and put on a tentative layer of glitter...

I am sure I sipped a little glitter in my tea at some point....

It took a couple cups of tea and a day or two to finish this little home...

 Here she is all glittered up,
4 1/2 inches tall and
the same wide. 
She puts me in the Christmas mood!
(gosh, I forgot to put her lights on!)

How Cheery!
She makes me smile. 

I would not mind coming home to her frosty front door.
The first thing I would do is put the kettle on,
then light the fire in the fireplace
.. Lol!

I would definitely have a thistle pattern tea cup in
the cozy little cottage : )
This festive cup would do nicely.

I can thank Royal Albert for creating this beautiful pattern,
Highland Thistle.
Between 1964-1969 this tea cup was manufactured.

My little charmer was made from thick cardstock,
and left over bits of paper from card making. 
I think you could even make it from an empty
cereal box, or shoebox. 

Tea and creating are a blessing.
Tea and creating Christmas art is even better : )


How are you doing?
What has your creative attention lately? 

I will come and see you all,
but forgive me if I do not comment just yet.

Thank you for stopping by!


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