Monthly Archives: December 2015

A California Christmas HOME Tour

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ I’m just returning from a vacation in California. Other than a couple of days in a hotel, my stay was at the home of a dear friend. I’d love to share my experience of her beautiful HOME with you. The home is nestled up in the hills, and has a park like setting… The weather is often a little cooler and exemplifies California living at its best. Less traffic, and an opportunity to see the beauty of nature all around. My cup of tea. From the moment I arrived I felt welcomed, and at home. A pot of homemade vegetable soup was simmering on the stove. Warm cornbread, (just waiting to be buttered) and a delicious berry dessert. Table was set. Candles were lit. And … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ My husband surprised me with an early Christmas gift. A trip to attend a few events in California. One of them was at my dear friend Bea’s home who hosted a delightful Yuletide Christmas Tea. So, I thought it would be fun to share the eye candy glam with you. Pull up a chair, serve a cuppa…get inspired and enjoy! I hope I’ve inspired you to host a little Tea of your own. The holiday season is a perfect time for getting festive, and celebrating Life, Love, and Friends over tea.  You don’t need to make it fancy either. Keep it simple. Of course,  you can get fancy if you want. ( grin) The idea is about connecting. Perhaps, you know someone that is … Continue reading

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I want an Island Christmas

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy December. For many years I hosted a Christmas Tea on the first Saturday in December. One year I had 35 ladies attend! One of the reasons I have enjoyed hosting tea parties especially in December, is that it’s the perfect month to decorate and get festive.  For me, hosting a Christmas Tea was one of my favoite traditions while I lived in California. Which reminds me…I’m now heading into our second Holiday here on the coast. The big one. Christmas. And, I must confess the idea of transitioning from hosting the usual Christmas Tea is feeling a little bittersweet and strange not to “do” what  I’ve always “done” for so many years. Because let’s face … Continue reading

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