Friday, February 3, 2012



            I was going to combine the decluttering info and the finished altered journals together this week but it will have to wait.  I am behind on the decluttering report  because we were away from home all day yesterday. And I want to wait on showing all  altered journals until the folks I swapped with receive them and I have received both.  I got one today and it gorgeous... but you will have to wait another couple of days.

            I got rid of a lot more things this week.  They were out on the front porch that is more a store room than a porch at the moment. Maybe once it is cleared out I can use it again.  It is enclosed so can be enjoyed in a couple of seasons anyway.
            I managed to get rid of a comforter that I don't really like, three sets of sheets, another lamp, a toy that came from somewhere that is still in its box....  sigh....   And four purses.  The local Salvation Army may not like me anymore.  But I am keeping the people in the donation center busy.
SO for this week 10 more things.  I counted the sheet sets as 1 each even though they included top, bottom and pillow cases.  But don't want to get too greedy with my amount.

The count is now up to 65 (55 in January) so I need only 301 more things to go.  It seems like it is getting easier.  I wasn't sure about it but my husband is getting into the swing of things a bit now too.  At least he is agreeing on the things I want to get rid of and helps carry them to the car.  (LOL)

Tune in again soon for another report.............

Monday, January 30, 2012

Last Teacup Tuesday in January

Before I get on with my TeaCup Tuesday I thought I would show you the pretty Cardinal I saw up in one of our Apple Trees this morning.  With no leaves on the tree he really stands out.  He looks quite proud I think!

This is the final Teacup Tuesday for January. Because I still have quite a few Tea Books I have decided to show one tea cup and saucer and one book each week until the books are finally all shown.

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ALSO: Rose Chintz Cottage

Today I am sharing a tea party book I just bought this weekend....  at a flea market on Saturday morning.  I was pleasantly surprised to find one I don't already have.

This lovely book is written by Patsy Clairmont.  She talks about tea, speaking of a different pace, a genteel grace, a still moment, a quiet thought....  (from the back cover)  The book itself is talks about many of the various elements of tea, tea parties and lots of other things that having tea represents.  There are some lovely photographs that are from her house.  And she has a few really good sounding recipes such as Cream Scones and Pound Cake with Lemon Curb.  I will have to try them.  The book was published in 1997 so don't know if it readily available but maybe you will get lucky if you find it at a yard sale or flea market.  You just never know!

I recently purchased a large amount of Tea Cups and Saucers from a lady who is down sizing.  I was so pleased she offered them to me to sell in my shop.  I have already sold several but will try to show some of the ones I still have available in my shop.

I  like the crisp look of the blue and white flowers.  Nice for a January Day.  I hope you enjoy it.

  Join me again next week for another cup and another tea book!