Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 1/14/2020


I'm joining everyone at Elizabeth's place this morning.  I'll be drinking coffee even though it is tea party time.  You can join us with a drink of your choice
We have rain here in the Bay Area this morning.   We seem to always need rain so it is a good thing. 


quick pen and ink sketch

I try to get out for my morning walk if the drops aren't coming down too hard or it isn't real windy.  

I could use a new rain jacket or raincoat.  Mine is old and is no longer very waterproof.  I did think about spraying it with something like Scotch Guard.  Anyone ever try that?  

Hope your weather isn't keeping you cooped in.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 12/31/19


Here we are at the end of another year and another decade.  



I lift my cup this morning in toast to Elizabeth who has brought us all together for a party.  All are welcome at Altered Book Lover.  

I haven't been able to post as frequently as I once did but I still think of all of you as my online friends.  I wish you the very best in the New Year.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Happy Holidays to all my friends


a talisman made with bits of rubble


Monday, December 2, 2019

Second on the second - Tea Stands for Tuesday - 12/2/19

Bringing this back for a second look and another cup of tea.  it was summer last time I posted.  This morning we have cold rain so tea it is for me.  Visit here to see what others consider worth a second look.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Tea Stands for Tuesday - 8/9/16

Today is the day Elizabeth invites us to a Tea Party at her place.  You can bring any drink and come along and join the fun.

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As I mentioned yesterday, I've been at the River House.  The weather was quite warm so I was drinking lots of water while creating this and that.

Here's another project accomplished.  It is an idea I had in mind for some time.  I am sure I saw something similar somewhere but it was ages ago and I don't remember where it was.  I'd be happy to credit the idea if I could.  I don't even know what to call the end result.  Maybe a Rose Light?



I started with this.  A glue gun, glass bowls and a cheap stem of roses.  I seem stuck on roses these days.  Sketching them, stenciling them and  now this.


The roses were torn apart and the petals glued onto the glass bowl


I found s bit of tulle in my scraps and cut a few petals to stick in here and there just to add a little depth and dimension.  Here's a close up , see the  petal with texture?


When finished I put a little tea light inside. It was a bit hard to photograph with the light on.  I used one of the l e d type lights but you could use a real tea light.   I was pleased with the end result.  It makes a nice night light.  I can also imagine several on a dining table, maybe in the patio.

I hope you had a great week, I did.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Today's bake



Up early this morning so decided to bake cranberry walnut muffins  for breakfast.



I know many of you are getting things ready for tomorrow's big day.  We'll be with family so I don't have a whole lot to do.  It is kind of nice after years of cooking the turkey and hosting the party.  I'll miss the leftovers though.  How about you?  Doing it all?  Going out? 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tea Stands For Tuesday - 11/26/19


Hello to all of my tea party friends.  I'm happy to be able to join everyone at Elisabeth's blog party this morning.



Pinterest photo

I brought hot chocolate to share this morning.  Anything in a pretty cup would please me though.

We will be with family on Thanksgiving but we hosted some friends over the weekend.  Not the traditional meal, just a pot luck of desserts.


I made the traditional Libby's Canned Pumpkin pie.  I tossed in a few extra spices but otherwise it is unchanged over the years.   




My other old fashioned dessert was a skillet pineapple upside down cake.  I left out the bright red cherries in the center of each pineapple ring.  We don't eat them.  I kind  of miss them when I look at the cake though.

Hope you are well and happy as we near  the last month of the year.