Tag Archives: Friendships

A Christmas Tea 2017

    “If you find you have some time, how wonderful it would be, if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea.” “A Cup Of Christmas Tea” Tom Hegg      Hello sweet friends. Please join me for an old fashioned holiday party… A Christmas Tea         I’ve been waiting a whole year to invite you!  Christmas Tea 2016     And made sure to schedule it so that my holiday decorations would be up.     For as long as I can remember during the first week of December over 20 years I’ve hosted a Christmas Tea.     This year I invited a few ladies from the church I attend.             I’ve learned that a Christmas Tea is very special.     It’s a perfect time to share the message of Hope, Peace, and  Love, with … Continue reading

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Just Another Week in Paradise

“Take care to keep open house: Because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it” ~Hebrews 13:2 I’ve been meaning to share with you a chair that I saw a few weeks ago. It seems as if I’m often finding chairs that call out to me. This particular one came home with me that day. Oh and since we are becoming such good friends I also thought I’d  share a little quirky thing I do quite often  Periodically I go on the outside and pretend that I’m a visitor. I walk, look around and imagine that I’ve never seen the place before. I try to see what catches my eye, what I like and most importantly what makes a welcoming greeting. With that said I started thinking about Hospitality. ( perhaps it had something to do with the aforementioned chair) or maybe this past weeks visit … Continue reading

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A GAL~entine Tea Party

  Hi! Today I’d like to share with you a Tea party I hosted earlier this week. I called it a GAL~entine Tea Party get cozy…this post might take a while❤ I’ve now been living on the Oregon coast for one year, seven months, 14 days, hundreds of minutes, & thousands of seconds not that I’m keeping track  With that said I can say I am definitely becoming more comfortable with this new lifestyle. So recently I decided to throw a GAL~entine tea party on Valentine’s Day. I wanted to bring a few of my new friends together for an afternoon of good food and fun conversation. I do not know any better way than with a Tea. I learned this truth many years ago, while still living in SoCal I hosted my  first Victorian Tea, and 20 ladies showed up for the afternoon. I’ve learned that friendships take time to develop. The importance … Continue reading

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AdVeNt, GiRlFrIeNdS, aNd CaNdYcAnEs….♡

 Below is a re~edited post from my last Christmas while I still lived in California before the big move I wanted to share it with you. My blog stats show many of you are new readers. This post is one of my favorites because it talks about everything I’m passionate about Home, Friendships, & Love. Happy Monday, and first week of Advent! (grin)  As the calendar year draws to a close, family schedules, programs, PaRtIeS, and “other” obligations for this time of year are in full motion… My week was filled with a combination of EvErYtHing…. An afternoon was spent putting up our outdoor ChRiStMaS LiGhTs….                          Of course, there was a day of decorating our home. Of course…*wink A necessary day of rest on a rainy day. ..♡   And, it’s funny how the busiest time of year also … Continue reading

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You’ve got a friend in me…♡

Hi! More and more friends have mentioned that they enjoy when I re~post a story, because they often hadn’t seen it before. I’m not surprised since when I first began blogging  as “Marcia’s Cottage” I used a”free” Google+ hosting site, and there were limitations. Then I transitioned to “Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea” using WordPress, & my own  site.  I basically started all over again with building up readership. Bla…bla…blaaa… (grin) So anyway it’s really fun for me to re~share a story. Especially great ones. And, of course great ones are always any of those about friendships which have been rekinkled. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ You’ve Got A Friend in Me Re~post February 2014 Written by Marcia Ren Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today. Let’s share a cup of tea. ♡ I’ve been expecting you and have everything ready for our little visit. ♡I hope you like … Continue reading

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