Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Christmas Tea…♡

Hello,welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so glad you stopped by. For many years I hosted a Christmas Tea on the first Saturday of December. I had so much fun planning the menu, baking scones and decorating my little cottage. ~♡~ I would find just the perfect invitation to send to my guests. Each year I had a theme .. One year the theme was “A Cup of Christmas Tea”.  We would read from this very sweet book about an elderly women who looked forward to having a few special visits from her family during the holidays. Decorating the tables is … Read the full blog post

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These are views from our upstairs bedroom. I can’t help but feel gratitude for all the wonderful beauty that I’m surrounded by each morning when I wake up.  There are birds singing,  and we have two squirrels. .. Pearl and Harvey. ♡ I have a daily morning routine that includes yoga, meditation, and always a prayer of gratitude for my many blessings. Namaste… Xoxo, Marcia

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As good as it gets…

Yesterday I shared about my excitement about a book signing I was attending.  It turned out to be a really fun day. Of course… Not quite how I planned.  Such is life. The morning began with a call from my sweet friend mentioning that she ran into a “little” traffic, and perhaps might arrive at my home later than we planned. “No worries” I said. I was just too excited about the day. After all I had baked those wonderful gluten-free cookies, and crafted what I thought was the most adorable gift to give to the author. (Big smile) which … Read the full blog post

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I’m Excited!

I baked these cookies last night… to take on a little road trip today… Any guesses Where I’m off to? Ok…I will tell you. My friend and I are attending the author Susan Branch’s book signing in Pasadena! This sweet little picture of musical notes,  is on the inside cover. ….( Oh. …. Did I mention we were able to get FIRST edition copies!) This is a picture of the book she wrote, and a little handmade gift. There is a toy for her cat Jack too.♡ Of course we are wearing special little name tags. I’m SO excited! May … Read the full blog post

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The Gift of Time…

I’m so happy you stopped by for a visit… The morning has been chilly. I have a little fire going,  and the teapot on. I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Did you remember to turn Did you remember to turn the clocks back an hour?  Sometimes I forget how precious time really is. Perhaps this is why I enjoy Fall. I think I become just a little more reflective of my own time and grateful for the gift of it today. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

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Simple Pleasures

What are you doing this weekend? I have been puttering around our home… I really love this little vignette. I found the shelf at one of my favorite thrift shops. These lace curtains fit perfectly in my kitchen. Can you see the little roosters? Joe and I are getting together with friends later, and I’m going to make a spinach dip to take. I thought it would look festive in this pumpkin. Well, I hope you are having a perfect Saturday. Xoxo, Marcia

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The Sweetness of Life…A New Beginning

Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea… My little perfect corner of the world. Perfect because Home is where my heart and soul thrives… Perfect because  it reminds me daily that my life is precious and Holy… And perfect because now you are here. Welcome.  ❌⭕️❌ Marcia

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