Friday, August 26, 2016

TEA AT THE CART for "Tea In The Garden"

After realizing that summer would be much hotter in
 Missouri I decided to make a clear effort
 to enjoy this summer anyway.  Yesterday I
helped my husband as he painted our front door.
We wanted to change the color to match our shutters.
 I was the "helper".  We have attended quite a
few of our grandson's soccer games in the
 last week which
has really been fun to get to do!

Late in the day I went out and took my little tea cart to set up "tea in the garden".  The mosquitoes were coming out
 so believe me I moved pretty fast.  This week I got
another old bird feeder painted and mounted on a 4 x 4 post.  My
hubby did the drill part of attaching it after I painted it.

We will be enjoying some rain tonight for which we are very glad!

I recently shared that the Japanese and June 
beetles have left
 town for
which I am very happy!

I am so sorry we had to "gulp" our tea
 so quickly
 but the mosquitoes
are getting aggressive tonight.

If you are a tea time blogger - please join me below
 and as always
I am joining other parties:
No Place Like Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home

Friday, August 19, 2016

A PEACHY TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

I do hope your summer is going along splendidly.
Yesterday I made some Peach Tarts (instead of a pie)
for my "Tea In The Garden" so I hope you
are hungry.

We had a very hot day yesterday and in fact, they are
saying this summer has been hotter - our first
 summer here too!
Please take a seat and pour yourself some tea:

I was so excited Monday morning when I noticed
there were no more June Beetles or Japanese Beatles
on the roses.  Maybe now I will actually get some
to come to full bloom.

The bunnies are having a feast with the peach peelings:

I love this old teapot!

I love little drip catchers like these:

I used my Peach Pie recipe but instead of a pie,
I cut out 3" rounds of the pastry dough rolled out
 and pressed them into a standard size muffin tin.
  See the recipe here!

I am sharing at:
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

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Please join my party below if you are.....

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


I recently went to an estate sale on the 1/2 price day.  
I got several vintage garden statuary
 pieces for just $25.00 each.

I think the statue above is called "Summer".  

This one below is on the side of
our house on the way to the back yard. 
The teapot birdhouse was a sweet
gift from a friend:

The third one was this little boy who
we put in the back yard:

Do you know about estate sales?  You can see
what's happening where you live at:(USA)

I am sharing this post at:
Let's Talk Vintage

Monday, August 15, 2016


A few years back I was inspired by a UK
 Face Book site.  A UK couple 
resell items in several antique mall booths
and on UK Etsy.  
Of course they call them "stalls" in England
which sounds way more fun.

The wife sews wonderful pillows out of
old vintage fabrics and so after seeing
her "Bolsters",  I decided to make
one for our master bed.  For my
base fabric, I used a piece from an 
old Ralph Lauren sheet.

  The needlepoint
center panel was one someone did in the
journey of life which I found in an
antique mall.  The lace came off
a runner that was flawed.

I made my pillow 48" across by about 18" tall and 
stuffed it very firm with the polyfill from 3 bed pillows
plus a little more.  Those old bed pillows are a great
source for polyfill because someone in
the family is always
buying a new one and we seem to collect
them in our closets.

If you are on Face Book - you can visit the site
 I spoke about here:

Nicholas and Steele Vintage

Saturday, August 13, 2016