Monthly Archives: February 2024

Welcoming the Early Arrival of Spring with a Festive Coffee Bar☕️

“Ultimately our gift to the world around us is hope…hope that comes not from going around suffering but from going through it” -Rob Bell As we embrace the beginning of March, I couldn’t resist the urge to infuse a touch of green into my coffee bar, heralding the early arrival of spring. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it felt like the perfect opportunity to blend the festive spirit with the anticipation of warmer days ahead. So, I set out to transform my coffee bar into a cozy yet celebratory space, and I’m excited to share the journey … Read the full blog post

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Exploring Oregon’s Hidden Tea Gems: A Journey to Teapot on Wheels

Tea is more than just a beverage; it’s a warm embrace, a moment of tranquility, and a journey to savor with every sip…💗 Living on the remote Oregon coast has its charms, but it often means embarking on long journeys to discover new tea houses. However, nestled in the quaint town of Gold Hill, Oregon, lies a hidden gem that recently captured my heart. Teapot on Wheels. Despite its distance…a two in a half hour drive each way…my husband and I decided to make the trek, turning it into a delightful Valentine’s treat. The anticipation of exploring a new tea … Read the full blog post

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A Cozy Valentine’s Tea- 💗Celebrating Love, and Delicate Delights

Hosting a valentine’s tea is more than pouring tea, it’s a gesture of love, warmth, and connection that fills hearts with sweetness beyond measure. 💕Marcia As Valentine’s Day approached this year, I found myself longing for a celebration that embodied the warmth and intimacy of the holiday. I yearned for a simple yet meaningful gathering where love, and delicate treats could take center stage. And so, I decided to host a Valentine’s Tea at my home…a cozy affair filled with beautiful china, fragrant teas, and homemade delights. The stage was set with my finest china, adorned with delicate flowers that … Read the full blog post

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Sipping Tea Across the Coasts: Valentine Celebrations in California and the Oregon Coast

No matter the compass points of your home, the universal language of tea welcomes all, inviting warmth, connection, and hospitality from east to west, north to south.💗 Photo taken in my California home while I was preparing for one of my tea parties. 2013 Embarking on a journey from sunny California to the misty Oregon coast, my Valentine tea parties have been a delightful adventure filled with cupcakes, charming themes, and the warm embrace of friendship. Join me as I share the unique experiences of hosting these gatherings in two distinct locations. California Soiree: In the sun-drenched ambiance of California, … Read the full blog post

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Crafting a Cozy February: Elevating My Coffee Bar with Love💕

Love brews in every cup, as the warmth of coffee and the sweetness of togetherness blend in a special Valentine’s Day coffee bar…where every sip is a celebration of love. – Marcia Embrace the season of love by transforming your everyday coffee bar into a delightful Valentine’s Day haven. In this post, I’ll walk you through how I curated a charming February coffee bar using existing items, hearfelt touches, and a dash of creativity. Celebrate love from the first sip with a selection of coffee mugs adorned with whimsical hearts. I utilized a few of my favorite mugs, each telling … Read the full blog post

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