Well, I will need strength for the journey ahead of me. I am seeking a return to the loveliness of a more organized life with more time for tea, treats, and trinkets. Devotions get the faith and inspiration ball rolling in the early morning while tea and pudding fortifies for the purge!
Into my second week of summer vacation, I now have a plan of action to retreat, renew, regroup, and rearrange my home and office in my never ending quest for all things good and beauty! The pile in the living room (closest to the front door and yard) is swiftly growing – all the more for the imminent yard sale in two weeks. Yes, folks! We have a date! Saturday, July 23!
I dread it.
Now, I love a good yard sale – just not when I’m the one who has to do it! I especially am not looking forward to the clutter in my living room in the interim. Gets in the way of the “sanctuary” thing I’m trying to do. But, with light at the end of the tunnel – and some extra cash for my August trip to visit the grand-baby – I sh’ant complain.
Plunging into purge will require fortitude, though. So, I give you, my quickie tea, pudding, and purge:
The teacup is my latest find at a thrift shop – I barely featured it in my recent post, Simplicity LACE, where I gave you the first look at this July project of mine. The cup is my current favorite-for-everyday that has given me much pleasure to sip from.
I love the 18th century images – each different on two sides:
. . . full of romance and roses – in the most delicious of colors!
Its markings note its uniqueness.
I love the shape and the feel of it in my fingers. Tea can be a very tactile encounter – both taste and touch – in addition to scent and visuals!
Onto the pudding!
I adapted my own gluten and dairy free recipe from a bare bones recipe as follows: