Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time For Tea To Warm the Soul

Hailing from the Midwest, one would think I would be used to the cold winters. 
<Not so !>

In fact, I'm starting to get that 'ole cabin fever!

Another snowstorm hit our area this week and I'm just trying to find any way possible to warm my body, soul, and spirit! (We're actually now having a small warm front. It's been between 32 & 35 degrees the past 24 hours!) 
  Been also laying low, as my knee has been aching something awful....probably due to the weather conditions.

This is the longest time of the year for me. (I've been hearing from other bloggers who are in the middle of winter weather, that they are feeling the same way. 

So, I got my nice warm slippers, a comfy quilt, and . . .
 a cup of my favorite vanilla chai tea latte (with a little soy milk added)!

 Also am having some cinnamon swirl pound cake(with a little butter and homemade cherry jelly) and "Pecan Sandies" to sweeten things a little! I love Pecan Sandies! I haven't bought them in years. They definitely are "dunking" cookies! Do you like to dunk cookies in your tea, coffee, or a glass of milk? mmmmm!

  Today, I'm pulling out some colorful teaware.  I have a new teapot that I bought recently at T.J. Maxx (yeah, never expected to find a teapot there!)

 I set this little framed Scripture on the table today, too, a gift from a few years back. Isn't it a great reminder?
I'm big on candles, too! A few little tealight candles, with the shades drawn adds a little peacefulness to teatime. (Did you notice there's an extra setting? Wishing you could join me!)

This candle lamp was a birthday gift from a friend. It provides just enough light to read one of my gardening books with!
 I love stained glass! Gorgeous!
It really is a candle holder. See, when I take the shade off?
I think I'll be o.k. with some warm tea and a book to keep me busy and warm.
 How many of you are getting some cold and snowy weather? What are you doing to warm your soul and body?
 More gardening magazines and some colorful silk flowers sit on a table in my living room to brighten things up, at least till we get through the dreary February weather!

Have a sweet and warm day!
Just try to remember, tomorrow it will be March 1st!!! 
Spring's a-comin'!!!!


  1. I wish I was having tea with you today. It looks so pleasant and it so cold here today

  2. The weather may be harsh for you but you certainly have made a nice corner for yourself and all your happy things. The tea looks so tempting, and yes I am terrible for dunking biscuits in tea (and then promptly losing them in the liquid!!). My daughter dunks toast in hers (?!) Here we are just coming into spring and I was surprised at just how many different bulbs and blossom are coming out. I hope things improve for you soon. Take care. Chel x

  3. So glad you linked to "open House" today. I can so relate - I am very restless in winter. Your table looks real sweet and welcoming!


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