Category Archives: Garden/Tea Time

Embracing the Vibrancy of Spring: A Journey from Garden to Living Room

Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious. For you shall only live it once. – Louise Hay As I reflect on the past week, I’m filled with awe at the remarkable growth and transformation that has unfolded in my garden. The delicate bluebells, once mere buds, now stand in full bloom, painting a serene picture amidst the greenery. Witnessing this natural progression, where every flower and leaf seems to burst with life, fills me with an indescribable sense of joy. Amongst this symphony of growth, the hydrangeas have emerged fuller and greener, their lush … Read the full blog post

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Embracing Spring: A Walk Through My Garden🪴

Spring: where the earth dances to the rhythm of rebirth, painting the world in hues of hope and filling the air with the sweet symphony of new beginnings. 💗 As I stepped into my garden this past week, I was greeted by a tapestry of new growth and budding life, each moment unfolding like a page in a cherished book. The air was crisp with the promise of spring, and with each step, I felt a renewed sense of wonder and anticipation. One of the first signs of the changing season that caught my eye were the hydrangeas, their once … 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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Sipping Memories: A Coastal Christmas Tea Tradition

Embarking on the winding roads of nostalgia, I find myself back in the heartwarming embrace of tradition that took root years ago in the sun-soaked landscapes of California…the annual Christmas tea. What started as a simple gathering blossomed into a cherished ritual that endured, even as I traversed the journey to the coastal ranges of Oregon. While so much has changed since the days in California, the memories of those festive teas endure, a treasured tapestry of laughter, stories, and shared warmth. With each sip, I am transported back to the familiar gatherings, surrounded by loved ones, and the simple … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Busy Yet Fun Week: Friends, Presentations, Volunteering, and Getaway Plans🚗

I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life – Kenny Washington As I reflect on this past week, I can’t help but smile at the whirlwind of activities and emotions it brought. It was a week filled with a blend of busyness and enjoyment, and I’m excited to share how it all unfolded. The week kicked off on a high note as a dear friend from California paid a visit. Reconnecting with old friends is always a heartwarming experience. We … Read the full blog post

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Embracing The Splendor of Summer in My Enchanting Cottage Garden🌸🌸🌸

Like a symphony’s final note, the closing of a summer garden in a whispered promise that beauty will return, carried on the wings of time… As the warm embrace of summer envelops my quaint cottage garden, a symphony of colors and fragrances dances upon the gentle breeze. The roses, oh the roses! Their petals unfurl for the second and third time this season, painting the landscape with hues of crimson, blush, and ivory. Their delicate beauty is a testament to nature’s resilience and the care that we have lovingly bestowed upon them. Amidst the verdant foliage, the hydrangeas stand proud … Read the full blog post

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When Adventures Collide: 🚗 A Tale of Laughter and Antiquing

“Life is an adventure, and every day is a chance to discover something new.” – Marcia💗 Hello, sweet friends… Today, I have a hilarious story to share with you…a day of unexpected turns and laughter that occurred while my husband embarked on his own adventure back East with college friends and family, and I kept the home fires burning with Anastasia & Camille. As my husband ventured off for his exciting trip… I decided to make the most of my time back home by planning some fun outings with friends. One of the highlights was an anticipated Garden tour, located … Read the full blog post

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