Turn up the music…♡


“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”

-Fabienne Fredrickson


The following post has been re-edited


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


Aren’t these the sweetest teacups. …

One of my greatest pleasures on a large or small scale, is to prepare a beautiful tea party. ♡

All the thought, planning, effort, ingenuity, and creativity that goes into each party is my way of showing appreciation for friendships and love.


Celebrations enlarge my capacity for JOY. I love everything about planning an event. By remaining  focused on my good feelings and my pleasurable purpose things seem to fall into place rather Sweetly. 

I devote myself to these events as a way of celebrating life. Serving wonderful food, seeing a beautiful table, thinking about what others would enjoy is a way for me to show that I hold others sacred.



I LOVE to create a palette for the table by selecting colorful accessories from a collection I have lovingly gathered over the years. A Tea Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to let the energy  flow wherever it seems most natural. 


I love the way the house feels when it’s dressed for company; our Cottage seems to smile. Everything shines brightly.



There are a zillion details, but that’s just part of the pleasure.



This was a retirement tea party that I hosted for my friend Lillian. I had so much fun planning the decorations for the table.



Special little “Dream” bracelets for each guest.



(you can make an easy version of this Victorian cake by preparing a regular cake mix…clotted cream…and your favorite strawberry/raspberry preserves.)

Both the food and it’s presentation are very important to me in creating an inspiring, celebratory atmosphere. I love making celebrations so much that I refuse to make them too complicated for comfort. Can I share a little secret with you. .. I ALWAYS pace myself. I believe that the most charming rooms are created with a sense of ease in the details.



I find I have infinite energy and concentration when I do something I really want to do.♡ I guess you could say it’s my passion. I’m wondering if there is something you enjoy  my friend…♡ Perhaps there is a hobby that you enjoy… One that your passionate about. …



If you do, make sure to turn up it’s music….


Thank you for our special time together today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a lovely day.




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3 Responses to Turn up the music…♡

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    Oh…..I want to desperately be a guest at this tea party!!!!! You are right….the word DREAM…..sigh….

  2. Joe says:

    I especially liked “Celebrations enlarge my capacity for Joy”. This post is a real celebration of Joy.
    Thank you and the cake looks delicious!
    BTW, I enjoyed the song/video.
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Beautiful memory for you, thanks for sharing! Will you be having a tea party in your she shed? ;0)

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