Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Sunny but Snowy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Tea Lovers!



It's a beautiful Sunny but Snowy Valentine's Day!


Come in out of the cold and have a cup of tea.


I put up some Valentine lights for us (and my grand daughter) to help us celebrate.


We're using three of my favourite teapots today.  All three are Sadlers (they my obsession ~ lol).
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Which teapot would you like to use for your tea?





This pale pink and gold rimmed teacup is a Paragon.


The other pink rosy one is a Foley.





Thank you for stopping by today!

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Have a Lovely Valentine's Day! 
Karen💝



This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea




Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Decorating for February!


Happy February Sweet Tea Friends!

Do you ever enjoy re-decorating for each month of the year? 
I was having fun finding new places for  pictures, furniture,  lamps and of course some china.


In the dining room, I decided on pretty pink rosebuds for display on the sideboard for the month of February.



I recently found this rosebud Sadler round cube at a very good price. 



Hooray!!! The sun came out suddenly today  and so I quickly snapped a  few sunny pics. 

 The photograph is of my darling grand daughter.  It was a treasured gift from my son and daughter-in-law.  She just turned 3 this week.❤ 

The lamps and sideboard were once my mother's. 


The teacup is one of my few Made in Japan.


My sweet sis gifted me with the Royal Albert Pansy Chintz trio plus the luncheon plate for my birthday in January.  She previously  gave me the cream and sugar.  My lovely sister has an absolutely amazing collection of china and she is so very generous!(The carnations were from Mr. Cottage/Castle for my bday).



I love decorating my kitchen window ledge each month. (Perhaps like I used to change the monthly calendar when I taught kindergarten).  Lol

Royal Albert's Sweet Violets blends nicely with the February Month of the Year teacup.









Even the tea wagon is enjoying some sunlight at the moment.


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Two Sadler favourites have found a new home for the month. (The small mint green is a Royal Winton).



I hope you see the sunshine this week too!

Have a Wonderful Week!
Blessings!
Karen


This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!







Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cottage Renos


Hello Sweet Tea Friends!

It's been a busy month completing the cottage renovations.

We started with the flooring last year and hubby has been on a mission to complete the bathrooms that were very outdated and had plumbing issues.


Well......one is now complete!  Yay!

(Sorry I have no pics before reno but it was oak cabinets that I had re-painted white and were very low to the ground so much so that we had to bend over to wash our hands.)


Mr. Cottage has become a handyman of sorts.  Completing the laminate flooring himself, painting, replacing plumbing and electrical.  Yes, friends, he's a keeper!


We purchased two cabinets (one for the ensuite too) a year ago when they were on sale and they were taking up a lot of room in the garage since March. I love the knob feet!

We used the old white countertops and found the taps for a reasonable price last year too.


I kept with my previous sea blue tones but we painted the walls to blend.  Is it too dark?

We found the mirror at Marshals yesterday for $39.99.  The matching mirror for the cabinet would have been $159.00 and I like this one almost as much.  Hubby wanted it high so he could see himself.  Lol!  He's 6 feet tall.


We found the lighting at Home Depot for $34.98.

Everything is in disarray when projects are in motion. Lol.  Tools everywhere.


I try to help Mr. Cottage as much as I can while he works but I had to find time to share our recent project.  One down.  One to go.  

The Gutted Ensuite!

Hubby is working on the flooring in the ensuite as I blog.  I'm feeling guilty.


Should I take time out for a cup of tea?


Hmmm.  Which Sadler teapot should I use?



The teacup is made in Germany.


Maybe I should use a Windsor/Sadler cube teapot?




I hope that you take time out for tea time today too.


What projects have you planned for 2018?


See you next time!
Karen

This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!