Sunday, November 1, 2009
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." ~Jane Austen
This quote by Jane Austen expresses my feeling about my home. I occasionally like to get away for a few days, but after having been gone from home, I find myself longing to be back in my cozy nest surrounded by familiar things, going to sleep at night in my own bed. And so like Dorothy, I always say, "There is no place like home!"
Today I thought we would have our tea outdoors on my patio. It won't be too long before Old Man Winter pays us a visit so we can enjoy the pleasant November weather until he arrives. I have decorated the table with some of my favorite tea items so I hope you will take a seat and feel right at home. I also invited a special guest: one of my favorite cloth dolls. She is a dear friend and loves tea parties, too. You see some of my favorite roses still in bloom. These roses came from the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas and are called "Belinda's Dream" They smell heavenly, too!
I wanted to give you a peek into my cottage home. You see a favorite white china cabinet filled with some of my favorite things. This is in my sunroom so I can look at it when I sip my morning coffee. Also, I wanted to show you my bedroom where I dream each night and then awaken to some pretties to look at. Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your tea and your visit today. You always cheer me up when you come for a visit. I am participating in "Tea Things Tuesday" graciously hosted by Kim of "Shabby, Pink and Pretty", thank you so much Kim, and "Show Your Cottage Monday" graciously hosted by Cielo of "The House in the Roses", thank you so much Cielo. You can find all the tea participants by going here: http://www.shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/
You can find all the cottage participants by going here: http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
Please visit all the participants to see what they have to share.
I love November as we think of Thanksgiving and think upon all the things we have to be thankful for. I am thankful for each of you. Have a blessed and happy autumn week!
Posted by Vicki at 9:39 PM