Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy Tea Time Thursday! It is chilly and very wet today after days of warm weather. It's funny how you get used to warmer temps and then it feels so cold when the weather returns to normal.

After a lovely bible study this morning, I returned home to get the fire going to warm up the house. This is Jimmy's day with Otto, so the house was empty. I decided to put on a big pot of homemade veggie soup. Yummm...the house smells so good.

You might thing that this is a regular sized tea set, but surprise! It's child sized and very cute. It blends in so nicely with my larger transferware pieces.

This is the complete set...teapot, creamer, sugar, and 4 matching cup and saucers. It's just so cute.

I was thinking about how blessed I am at this stage of my life. In so many ways, I lead a very CHARMED life. I play with dolls, collect fun things, enjoy tea time and I have a lovely family. I am safe and warm. I'm not wealthy, but I have enough to PLAY!

I served up this yummy tres leaches cake for Jimmy this afternoon with tea. It is his favorite. I am trying to be good, so just had tea with me.

This is one of my favorite charm tea and hearts bracelet! I wanted to share it today as it's still February and I love tea and hearts anytime of the year.

I love the little TEA CHAIRMAN charm! I have fun with this when I go to tea with friends. I get to be the chairman at the table.

Afternoon tea break with some fun!

Sweet....lots of these charms were given to my by friends. The little beaded teapot is so cute and it was a birthday gift. Just CHARMING!

These are a few books I have checked out at the library to enjoy. I may have to add them to my collection someday.

Do you have a charm bracelet? My mom and dad started my first one on my 13th birthday. Sadly, I do not have my first one. A naughty classmate stole it out of my gym locker when I was in the 8th grade. I do have all my others. I will have to share them another time.  Time for dinner...keep warm and toasty.

Linking up with At Home With Jemma. She has a new adventure for Thursdays. Check it out.
Linking up with an old time favorite Sandi at  Rose Chintz Cottage.


Bernideen said...

What a fun post Linda. I have my charm bracelet started when I was about 14 years old. I wouldn't have know that was child sized transferware unless you explained. The pieces are all lovely! The bracelets are darling!

Kelly-Anne said...

Ear Lady Linda...I love your tea time Thursday posts! What a charming tea set...and how wonderful it has all the beautfiul pieces too!
Ah...some days ing and we feel discouraged - but the Lord has each of us just where He wants us, and how many special blessings He has seen fit to give to us! So blessed by your friendship...
Oh, and I don't know if my email went off to you as I kept getting a retrun of it to my inbox... Would you mind giving me your address again? With love and blessings to you - have a delightful weekend!

Cheryl said...

It is so sweet to visit you here tonight...what a lovely, precious blog you have! I think tonight is the first time I realized you have a blog! So thankful to find you here and to read your lovely post. God bless you, dear Lady Linda! You are an encouragement to us all!

Cheryl said...

Silly me! I had to have been here before, because when I just went to start following you, I see that I already am a follower!!! LOL! I must be getting old!! OH, my! I am going to subscribe by email now to make sure I don't miss your sweet posts. :)

Laura said...

What a delightful tea time you created.
Your tea set is beautiful, and I love your charm bracelet.

Thank you for joining our 2nd Thoughts of Home on Thursday party!

*pinning to our TOHOT board.

Szara Sowa said...

I very like Your tea time. Transwerwear is miraculosus.
My doughter has a charm bracelet. She love's it. On Valentine's day I gave her a charm with 4 keys -L-O-V-E-.

Stacey said...

Linda, I love the way you describe your days. It does sound charmed and you remind us to count our blessings. Love the tres leches cake and transferware.

Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Linda,
I love your red transferware tea set! I wouldn't have known it was a child's set. It really is adorable! I do like your charm bracelet. How fun with all the tea charms on it! I do have a charm bracelet too which was one of the first gifts my darling hubby ever gifted me with. I took it out the other day and cleaned it because I plan to share it one of these days. I so enjoyed your post and thank you for sharing it with us at my No Place Like Home party. Wishing you a delightful weekend.


Cranberry Morning said...

I absolutely love that little tea set! I don't have a single piece of transferware, but it's beautiful, especially the red. Yes, i do have a charm bracelet, one from when i was in high school and one i bought on Etsy with charms related to Britain in WWII. I love it! And I'm going to track down those books, thanks! Have a great weekend.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

That is a beautiful little china set for children, I wouldn't have known had you not said it was child size. I love your charm bracelet. I was given one at my 8th grade graduation, I had a few charms but never had them put on the bracelet which is a shame. I still have it though and cherish it as it was from my parents. Have a great day, Kelly.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your transfer ware! After years and years of wanting a gold charm bracelet my darling hubby gifted me a link bracelet with heart charm for our 15th anniversary. It now has (I think) 8 charms on and I hope to collect more.
It is such a joy to have you join the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You really help to elevate it to something very special.

Vee said...

I was very charmed by this post. Yes, I do have a charm bracelet and it hangs in my sewing room . I keep lots of things that I really love there. I am glad that you are able to do just as you enjoy. I have only recently begun playing with dolls again.

Jan said...

Hi Linda...I enjoyed seeing your charm bracelet, it is so pretty...and I think they are so much fun. I used to do a monthly Tea Party Link Party on my blog, because I love tea, love parties and have lots of pretty tea pots, tea cups and other "pretties". Thanks for sharing yours.


Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, I'm so glad you popped in to see me and now I have the opportunity to explore your blog. That is the most charming little tea set and of course your cake looks delicious! I have quite a bit of transferware in those pretty colors. Love me some dishes! Your tea set charm bracelet is so sweet and the jeweled fruit one is too. I got a charm bracelet when I was about the 4th or 5th grade and I do still have it! Thank you again for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back. Now I'm off to look at your other posts!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan said...

Hi Linda...
I just wanted to let you know that I've added you to my blog list, so I can continue visiting you. And I also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my "fallen" garden wall post and leaving such a wonderful comment. I just got finished posting an UPDATE post to the Garden Wall - if you want to have a look. I explain what happened in it too.

xinex said...

Oh that tea set is really so cute! You are truly blessed, Linda. I hope you and your hubby enjoyed your tres leches. It looks yummy. The bracelet is very pretty. I love charm bracelets too . I buy charms from whatever countries I visit...Christine

janice15 said...

Helo dearest Linda, I love you childrens tea set it is lovely. I have many mini one that I love. I own a charm braclet I did myself about ten years back and I love it. And I also found many many years back a old charm bracelet on dads truck with very old charms I love them both. Thank you for your dear visits you have such a kindred spirit. Sending love Janice Happy Sunday

Mountain Mama said...

Oh I love that little red transfer-ware tea set - so adorable!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your red transferware set, Linda! Your charm bracelet is just too darling for words. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us on your " charmed life". ❤️