A Summer TeA PaRtY…♡


“Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it.”

Hello, sweet friend…


I hope you are enjoying these summer re-edited posts…I’m certainly enjoying going through the archives and finding just the perfect one to share with you.  Today’s post is from July 2014…

I was still living in my charming cottage in Southern California where these tea parties had been hosted. I hope after reading today’s post you might be inspired and perhaps even decide to invite a few friends over for an afternoon tea…before the summer comes to an end.

Happy August!



Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

Happy Friday…

How was your week?

I hope all is well…

Unless you are new here…(and welcome if this is your first visit)

you are aware…

I enjoy hosting little gatherings…

mostly tea parties.

I am not really sure how I got started in hosting… since I didn’t begin doing any real “cooking” until a little later in life. Many years ago over 20 I had been invited to my first tea party…and I was hooked from that moment on…

and magically became the tea lady…

hosting teas for many people~ business executives…book-club ladies…bridal showers…birthdays…bible studies…fundraisers… and just for fun!

 I enjoy the whole process of planning a tea party, from beginning to end.

Planning the theme, guests, decor, music…

and most of all the food.

Many people have told me that I should open a tearoom. Oh no... That would be work…I just enjoy playing. ( smile) from beginning to end.  I do love hospitality…

But even if you don’t care for tea…if you prefer coffee or cocoa….. or if you like chunky mugs better than delicate china…

or…if you find the idea of a traditional tea overly formal…  perhaps even a bit intimidating…no worries…there is still room for you at the tea table.

 I have found that few can resist a tea party when it is served with the right spirit.

You see,  it’s not the tea itself that speaks to the soul with such a satisfying message.

It’s the spirit of the gathering.

It’s what happens when people make a place in their life for the rituals of sharing.

It’s what happens when we bother with the little extras that feed the soul and nurture the senses…allowing time for unhurried conversation.

And, when that happens, it doesn’t really matter what fills the cups or holds the liquid.  It really isn’t the tea. It’s the spirit of the tea party.




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3 Responses to A Summer TeA PaRtY…♡

  1. Joe says:

    What a wonderful message presented in a soulful way that seems to fill a sense need to experience your teas!
    Thank you!!

  2. Po says:

    I love your photographs and just all the magic is this series of pix. Bravo!

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