Last Roses of Summer

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'TIS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER   'TIS the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone ; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone ; No flower of her kindred, No rose-bud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh. I'll not leave thee, thou lone one ! To pine on the stem ; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go sleep … [Read more...]

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Red Transferware

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Adding to My Collection Wherever I go, I'm always on the lookout for teacups.  I am quite fond of Transferware and Chintz... Strolling along the path at The Country Living Fair I was almost overwhelmed with all of the wonderful items displayed. Almost. I spent most of the first day thoroughly enjoying my sister's and daughters' … [Read more...]

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Pink Tea And Country Living Fair

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Celebrating Pink in October October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - today, most of us know someone close who is affected by breast cancer. It is a very sobering diagnosis that not only affects many women, but also those they love. As I prepare for the week I have prepared a pink tea and Country Living Fair inspired post. We celebrate those … [Read more...]

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A Soft Fragrant October Morning

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Fragrant and Lyrical The morning air is light with the fragrance of the flowers and heavy with the song of the birds.A wish has come true! I've had difficulty with plants beneath the dining room window at the brick patio. I get late day sun there and a lot of things have just not worked.  Angels Trumpetting Last year, I planted … [Read more...]

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White Tea Set

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Beautiful Gift from Dearest I suppose my family has come to know me pretty well. Have I given them much choice? So, I was so delighted when Dearest found and gifted this sweet white tea set. Tea things, White Dishes Everywhere... So, when Dearest said he had something for me, that he intended to give me at Christmastime...I was so … [Read more...]

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Swedish Ginger Cookies

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National Coffee Day! I just love a good cup of coffee! Coffee has been a big part of my family's life for generations. I remember that no matter what time of day, the coffee pot was going. I often say that coffee runs in my veins! With the cool autumn days, I thought these Swedish Ginger cookies would be a fantastic compliment to a good cup of … [Read more...]

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Autumn Equinox

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Red Sky in the Morning   “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." John DonneAs the sun was rising the color of the sky was a dusky pink. Whenever it is like this I think of my Dad. Being a Navy man he often quoted the rhyme, 'red sky in the morning, Sailor take warning...' The rhyme is usually … [Read more...]

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Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime

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One of my favorite fragrances and spices to use is cinnamon. When baking, the fragrance of cinnamon fills the home with a welcoming aroma - especially in those cool, crisp autumn and winter days. Today I'm celebrating this spice and fragrance by enjoying Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime and the Charm of Simple Things. 'Beauty lies in quiet … [Read more...]

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Tour Through Blogland

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“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is … [Read more...]

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Thirty Days Hath September

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A Month of Transition I am sitting here with coffee cup in hand thinking - wow, it's September and I can't help but think of the poem many use to remember just how many days each month has. As I recall this I'm making lists in my mind, just what do I want to accomplish in these 30 days! September is a transition time from the summer months and … [Read more...]

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