Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I seem to always be "on the go".  This year I begin my 25th year of owning my gift shop. I notice that so many bloggers are Homemakers and I can only "dream" of the extra time that would give one to post. I did make a New Year's Resolution to find more time for posting this year....

Regardless of how busy I am -  there is always TIME FOR TEA. This morning I pulled out a few tiny little tea books and began to enjoy some English Breakfast Tea.  We still have some snow in our backyard.  Looking out at the scampering squirrels in the morning is a daily routine.

I love putting honey in my tea and since I have my own line of food products-a jar of  honey comes home. 

Last weekend I made another Bacardi Rum Cake and you can find that recipe here:

I have many other blogging friends who love tea too and they are invited to link below!  Now that we are in the midst of winter - we are taking our tea very seriously on these cold days.  

Please link if you have something to share about tea! I am also linking to  Tea Time Tuesday and also A Delightsome Life and 


Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
You made a good New Years resolution. Blogging brings fun into a life. When I prepare a blogpost, I don't think on sorrows or feel pain. It is someow like a cup of tea. Thank you for sharing this Tea time and your cake looks delicious.
Best greetings, Johanna

Denise :) said...

I reading blogs with a warm cup of Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea -- it's doubly warming on a blustery, cold day! I have the cute tea-shaped book...I think you've inspired me to get it out and read through it! :)

Sherry said...

I was so happy to join your tea party today. You have a lovely shop and blog. Thank you for hosting!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just came from the Anne of Green Gables Store where they had many sweet little tins of tea. Your post reminded me of it. Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year, my friend!


Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting, I love that royal albert set? english roses is it??, my mom has that full set and it will be mine someday so it has a special place in my heart!

Nancy said...

Hi Bernideen
Just want you to know I think you do a wonderful job at blogging. For being such a busy person your posts are always a joy to view and read. I look forward to every entry.
Nancy/Two Cottages And Tea

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations on 25 years. My, time flies! Looking forward to reading more in the future. Thanks for the those Country Roses. ; )

EllenaElizabeth said...

I had a little chuckle when you said that you are really enjoying your tea atm because it's so cold. That's entirely true but I just had a steaming hot cup of tea to cool down and it's 32c or about about 85F. In Australia we drink tea all the time to warm up and or cool down. To calm the nerves or as a pick me up. Seems it really is a beverage for all seasons and circumstances. Tea...what would we do without it?

Snap said...

I love your post! I'm a book lover and have been adding tea books to my collection. Adorable little books in your post. I'm quite taken with the Alice In Wonderland and Beatrix Potter Tea Tins. What fun! The cake looks delicious. Thanks for tea and the recipe! Happy Tea Day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I almost forgot to link again; I haven't been on the computer much the last couple of days.
I think having your own gift shop would be nice although I'm sure there's more to it than I would know about. 25 years is a long time, congratulations, from photos it's the kind of store I'd like to visit.

Marilyn said...

Beatrix Potter tea and honey sound delightful. I have the small teacup tea book, I think I need to get it out and see what I find inside.

Lady Linda said...

Hi dear friend, my friend sent me a very kind message this morning after reading my blog. It just reinforced why I love to blog. Still feel like a newbie, but I'm getting better. I had shoppes for years and know how you feel! Do remember that you bring such joy to others with your work! You are a blessing to many...even via the internet!
I love honey.
Love ya, Linda

Angela McRae said...

What lovely tea things you have to welcome 2012! Happy New Year, Bernideen!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear B,

How does one go about locating to purchase that delicious and awesome looking honey?

Did I miss a link to your store?

I am brand new - one week old today- blogger, so could very well be the case if I missed it.

Love all your sweet pictures. Tea Tuesday went by and I didn't find you till linky was closed or I would have joined your tea time too!

Thank you for your lovely inspiration to us all!

parTea lady said...

I like the little tea books and your pretty china. I've never seen those tea tins before.

Congratulations on your 25th year owning the gift shop - it looks like such a wonderful store.

Marlena said...

The very best and biggest of congratulations for your 25 years! I love following your blog - it is always so beautiful and I admire your gift in making your home so ever-changingly attractive. Someday I hope to visit your shp. In the meantime, I lift my teacup to you.

Carol said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your posts are always so uplifting with such beautiful photos. I'm so happy that you share your world with everyone.
Love, Carol B.