Cozy Comforts Across the Miles

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!

The Writer's Reverie Miss Kathy

Sharing Cozy Comforts Across the Miles this week with:

Kathy’s Return to Loveliness at Delightsome Life

Sandi’s Rose Chintz Cottage

Ruth’s Teatime Tuesday at Teacups and Antiques

Bernideen’s Friends Sharing Tea

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

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. That’s a wonderful gifting. I love handmade treasures too and these are lovely. I am so glad you shared. Keep warm and drink tea!

  2. Perfect timing, I’d say! Such lovely things. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Well, aren’t you an absolute doll! I am so glad the items arrived safely and it blesses my heart to hear that you will enjoy them 🙂 I smiled when my son pulled your name out of the crystal bowl as I knew right away the goodies would be going to a lovely home.

    Enjoy, sweet friend, and thank you for being such a joy in my life. Hugs to you!

    • Thank you, again, Stephanie! I love every little thing you tucked into the box and will be sending a little TY in the mail sometime next week. I’ve found a home for each item and they bring me joy.

  4. What a lovely package of hand made goodies. One can tell each item was made with care and all the lace is swoon-worthy. Love your JB teacup and the pilgrims are adorable! Your tea cabinet is very charming too. Thank you for sharing with us and have a delightful day, my friend.

    Autumn blessings,

  5. Congrats on winning Stephanie’s giveaway. The crafted goodies are lovely, especially the dainty teacup coasters.

  6. Love your Johnson Brothers tea cup. It is one of my favorites. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  7. Beautiful collection! Love me some tea on cool days.

  8. I do love your Sparkle on mug! How cute! And the transferware is so perfectly seasonal. I think you were blessed with a wonderful giver! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

    • Thanks, Ruth! My daughter gave me the mug for Christmas and I use it everyday. Though–afternoon teas will require something from my collection should a friends drop by.

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