TeApOtS, NeStS, RoSeS, & LeMoNs..♡

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

Happy Friday! Any special plans for the weekend? Often, during the week. ..as I ponder about what we’ll be chattting about. ..I think about you, wondering how you are, and how your week is going.  Of course, I’m always hoping that you are well. And, if your week has been a little challenging, I’m hoping that our time together brightens your day. It brightens mine to see you. ♡

I don’t know about you. ..but this week just  flew by for me. Was it perhaps,  because Monday was a holiday? Oh Well…  anyway, I had a fabulous week beginning with last Sunday when I attended a…



scrumptious Downton Abbey tea event in Pasadena.

It was held at a charming 100 year old home…



filled with many lovely, family heirlooms.

The tea was a special treat from my husband for Valentines Day. ♡ He’s a real sweetheart..

Tuesday, and Wednesday were mostly spent running errands, cleaning, and a little gardening.

I have this wonderful lemon tree

that is exploding with lemons,




  And, so I decided

to do something with them.

Then just recently…

a friend invited me to her home for lunch.

Her home isn’t 100 years old…

but it sure was beautiful!

Visiting these homes reminded me of how important our homes are.

And, how we create so much of who we are through them.  Or, maybe it’s the other way around. Either way. ..our nests, whether new, old, Mcmansion, cottage, apartment, trailer, or perhaps for now just a room we may rent.

That place in which we call home. .. is most certainly a reflection of who we are. What we love and hold dearest to our hearts.

Happiest of weekends sweet                                                                                   friend…♡


Fresh Lemon Curd (easy and SO delicious!)

On the stove using a double boiler (or a glass bowl on top of a pot which works perfectly)
8 egg yolks (from large eggs)
2 whole eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice (about 7-8 lemons ( I used fresh squeezed…however it can also be store bought)
Stir over boiling water, about 10-15 minutes until it coats your spoon.  Remove from heat and add 3T real butter. Let cool. Delightful! The tart lemon really stands out whether in a cupcake or just a thin layer between cake rounds.


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