Mid-October in New Jersey today–and the first frost of the season, waking to 29 degrees outside.
Turn the tea water on. It’s time for my morning cuppa and some cozy thoughts and reading at the start of the day, and another busy workweek with deadlines looming once again.
So, after a few hours of online training and manuscript writing, it is with great delight that I hear the delivery truck in the street. My hopes are rewarded! Stephanie’s package from The Enchanting Rose has arrived–all the way from Colorado!
Time for another cuppa tea mid-day to take a break for some cozy comforts from across the miles! Perhaps I’ll do it up proper with a selection from my fall tea cabinet.
A favorite from Johnson Brothers may fit the bill. I’m feeling blessed with abundance and a heart of thanksgiving.
I participated in The Enchanting Rose Teacup Exchange last month and posted all my goodies last week. I learned I had won the special Give-Away our hostess, Stephanie, was preparing. How blessed I felt to be chosen for a little extra gift!
It’s been a lot of work-a-long-days for a couple of years now, getting Pageant Wagon Publishing, in all its facets, off the ground. Lots of training, writing, publishing, creating, and more marketing than I ever care to know about. The nature of the beast.
So, taking time for teatime posts and little gifts come in the mail, is a welcome respite and much appreciated.
Just look at these handcrafted pretties, wrapped with such attention to little details.
I couldn’t bear to break this lacey rocking chair sticker seal to open the bag. I wanted to keep it in one piece. So, I opened it from the bottom of the bag on the other side to discover three precious bookmark tags with lace and vintage seam binding–two favorite embellishments!
The teacups are made of quilted fabric and sheer rosettes with a vintage button to set them off. So lovely!
And, who’s this sweet little clay bird to sing to me of happy days and home sweet home–like the fabric art in the frame? This fellow will find a place of honor next to one of my birdhouses on display!
The pottery vase is shabby sweet, too, with more sheer fabric flowers and gold leaves to delight. I’ll be wandering about the house this week, to find just the right places to tuck each and every little prize. Pretty things bring me joy.
I’m especially blessed that these are handcrafted goods. I make tags and floral frill clips, myself, so I know the time and love that is put into each design. Stephanie has more lovelies like this in her Etsy Shop, Rose Petal Blessings. I am honored to give these fruits of a creative heart a new home.
Thank you, Stephanie!
Be ye blessed and your industry prosperous!
Sharing Cozy Comforts Across the Miles this week with:
Kathy’s Return to Loveliness at Delightsome Life
Ruth’s Teatime Tuesday at Teacups and Antiques
Judith at Wholehearted Wednesdays
Rosilind at A Little R and R Wednesdays
Not Just Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season
Nina at Mama’s Vintage Treasures
Katherine’s Corner Thursday’s Favorite Things
Fellowship Fridays at Christian Mommy Blogger