Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cottage apple pie…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. You arrived just in time, my friend. .. because today is Apple pie baking day. This is a little tradition that I started a few years ago. Oops. ..I almost forgot my cute little apron.–♡ Make sure to have PLENTY of fresh apples. I use a variety; Grammy Smith,  Fuji, and pink Ladies.  (Or seasonal) And of course your favorite apple pie recipe… How about we have a slice….yummy! I love to bake….It does require time. ♡ It’s fun to make mini pies, with the left over dough…               … Read the full blog post

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The Cottage pantry. ..

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. Let’s sit and chat awhile over a cup of tea.  One of  my favorites is an organic rose blend.  It is a loose leaf tea, and made by Davidsons. I guess I should tell you that I tried something new this year. I decided to put a little Christmas tree in the kitchen.  I love it! It is one of those really skinny ones. … I still have my autumn decor out, however my Christmas sparkle is also showing up around here.♡ With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve been straightening out my little cottage … Read the full blog post

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The laundry room. ..

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I hope you had  lovely weekend. Did you do anything special? It seems that as time goes by, I realize just how amazingly enchanting living life is.  I’m finding such joy in the most simple things. A few years ago I signed up for a knitting class.  I really enjoyed sitting around a table with other ladies, chatting and knitting. That was the Christmas Joe got a scarf. ♡ Today I decided that I will try it again, because I think that in order to live an enchanting life. … We need to try something … Read the full blog post

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A Sunday Stroll. .

Harvey ♡                                       Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  It’s a beautiful morning to go for a walk.  Would you like to join me? There’s an old English saying,  ” No fruits,  no flowers,  no leaves,  no birds, November!” I love this time of year. .. Nature holds no urgency.  ♡     It’s very quiet this morning…except for the sound of crunchy leaves. There seems to be an abundance of fresh fall leaves.  . .. careful watch your head ♡ Our street … Read the full blog post

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A Harvest Tea Party ♡

Hello, my friend. Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. Today I’d like to share with you something special I’m doing. ♡ One of my friends is hosting a Harvest Tea Party and has invited over a few of her friends for an afternoon tea. I’m so excited because I LOVE tea parties!  Some people think that tea parties are only for silly little girls… actually they are for ladies of all ages. . . ♡ I enjoy reading books and magazines that inspire me…♡ I have several collections of vintage linens and silverware. .. And of course, a variety of teacups. I … Read the full blog post

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Company’s Coming!

Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I’m so glad you could stop by. How was your week? Today I will be busy caring for our home. A good friend and her husband are coming for dinner. I want to make sure everything is just right..♡ I have several aprons.  This is one of my favorites. It’s from a sweet little shop in Claremont  called Barbara Cheatleys. Have you been there before?  I think wearing  cute aprons makes housework a lot more fun.  Even though I was fortunate to have had a wonderful teaching career, my true heart’s desire has always been centered … Read the full blog post

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The Musings of a Cottage cat ♡

Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I’m so glad you could stop by.  I thought we might have tea  in the parlor. This is where I have hosted many of my tea parties. -♡ It just happens to be Darjeeling’s favorite room too.♡ I think my goal in life is to be more like our cat. She seems to find comfort, happiness, and love, wherever she goes…♡ Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a puuurrrfect day. ..♡                                        Xoxo,     … Read the full blog post

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My cup runneth over….♡

Hello. Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so glad you stopped by. Shall we have a cup of tea? It’s very early.  Let me turn the lights on. ♡ One of my friends asked if I could bake 6-8 dozen Christmas cookies to donate for a local Christmas Open House charity event. ♡ I was more than happy to help out.  The event will be in this beautiful Victorian home. Being that I live in a 1920’s cottage,  I was thrilled to say YES! This is a perfect morning for baking.  I will need to be especially quiet since my furry … Read the full blog post

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Fall wreaths. ..

Hello my friend.  Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage.  I’m so glad you could stop by. Shall we have a little cup of tea? I belong to A wonderful Garden Club. This afternoon there will be a demonstration on creating wreaths.  How fun is that! I do lots of seasonal decorating with wreaths. Well. .. actually I do a lot of seasonal decorating… Do you? Sometimes I just wander around our property…and find the most simple things to use for decorating.  Fall is a perfect time to use things you find in nature….♡ This is a little Welcome wreath for the “cabin” … Read the full blog post

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Rachel…

 Welcome to my Cottage. ..I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. ♡ How was your weekend? Did you do anything special? I hope you had a nice one, my friend. Do you have time for a cup of tea? I am getting ready for my Women’s Bible Study today. This week we are learning about Rachel.  I’m wondering if you know why SO many of these women suffered from fertility problems. .. and then later went on to have sons who became GREAT leaders. Oh, and do you find it interesting that they were ALWAYS meeting … Read the full blog post

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