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Downton Inspired/A Battenberg Cake

“I do think a woman’s place is eventually in the home, but I see no harm in her having some fun before she gets there.” – Dowager Countess Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… Joe and I are heading out of town for the weekend. I am looking forward to this little getaway since it will include a movie date to watch the new Downton Abbey film ‘A New Era’. In anticipation of this excursion I ordered the Downton Abbey cookbook and selected a recipe to prepare. I love the cookbook and plan on baking more recipes … Read the full blog post

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ChRiStMaS in JuLy . …♡

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” -Charles Bowden 🎅🏻 Wanted to drop in and share a re~post. I’ve been thinking about all my tea loving girlfriends in California. I have the best memories of hosting so many fun tea parties with them over the years. Here’s one of my faves. Hope you enjoy it! 🤶🏻 *********** Christmas in July By Marcia Ren Re~post July 2014 The weather outside is frightful….Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Wouldn’t it be delightful to have a little snow in the middle of summer? Well, I am not able … Read the full blog post

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MoNdAy, MaY, and a ViNtAgE HoMe ToUr!…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Below is a re~post from May, 2015. I was still living in California. Re~post from May 2015 Written by Marcia Ren Thought I’d pop in for a surprise visit. Lately, with everything going on with life transitions (aka California home on the market, and making plans for moving to our 1946 beach cottage on the Oregon Coast) I’ve only been posting on Fridays. However….. in last Friday’s post I forgot to mention Marcia’s Cottage random winner for … Read the full blog post

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A Dotty Dolly Tea Party

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. ♡ Do you love tea parties? Perhaps, you still have your favorite childhood doll. I do! I do! Well, if you are a regular reader of Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea, you know that when I lived in California I belonged to a special little tea group.  Our friendship spans over 20 years. We would each take turns hosting a theme tea throughout the year. Come and join me for a special afternoon tea. The … Read the full blog post

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DeCoRaTiNg FoR TeA…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ I’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve ever hosted a tea party before? They are actually quite fun, and rather easy. A Tea party is perfect for a bridal shower, birthday, or any special get together with friends.  Oh,  and if you are on Pinterest, you might want to checkout my “Decorating For Tea” board. www.pinterest.com/Marcia|ren/ The first tea party that I gave was 20 years ago. I enjoyed doing it so much, that a few years later, … Read the full blog post

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