Friday, January 28, 2011

Hot Tea Days :-)

 Hot tea and a good book always seem to go together. This week they've 
been at my side often. I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat and
cold that has kept me inside and bundled up most of the week.
 I tried not to, but unfortunately, I shared it with members of my family.
So it's hot tea and bed rest for them too :-)
 Thank you so much to Molly at the beautiful blog Birdie Blue, for noticing my absence. 
Your sweet comment meant so much to me. 
 I'm sorry I didn't get around to answering any comments this week, but 
thank you to everyone for your sweet words of encouragement.
I'll be around to visit again soon :-)
 The teacup is a favorite of mine from my little collection. 
Don't you just love those turquoise polka dots?
 Valentine's Day is coming up, and this little "Courtship of Miles Standish" book 
seems like a perfect read for that...
 a famous old poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 
 I love the *pretty lady* images on these beautiful old books. 
Too see more Friday Pretties visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things.
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Marcia---oh..poor lady~ I hope you are feeling 100% better before the weekend is over. I am glad that you have such a pretty cup to drink tea out of...who wouldn't smile sipping out of that?

    Love your sweet books-they are gorgeous! Hugs- Diana

  2. Oh, poor poor Marcia! I'm so sorry you've been sick and your family too! Well, you've certainly put together a pretty post! That's a gorgeous tea cup and book.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Marcia, I do hope you are feeling better soon! These photos were lovely. What a cutie that tea cup is!

  4. What a beautiful little book. Feel better soon.

  5. So sorry you have been sick. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and cold. Felt a little better this morning but a little worse tonight. I am drinking Elderberry and loads of vitamin C. A good cup of hot tea is on the menu tonight before bed.

  6. I can't believe you take such nice shots with that camera. I have the same camera but you must be doing something right or I am just a horrible picture taker.

  7. I do love your teacup. It is very cheerful and whimsical.

    I hope you are up and feeling better soon. Have a restful weekend. La

  8. I do hope you will be feeling better. That cold/flu is going around. Everyone in my family, except me, has had it. Your tea cup would sure make me feel is so cheerful. And that book, Oh it is pretty. ox Your blog looks so pretty too.

  9. I hope you continue to feel better!! I have this house on a vitamin regement every day, along with homemade soups cooked and frozen, ready to go for the next sick day (I especially do this for myself, since I am the only one who cooks and don't really feel like cooking when I am sick!). I wish I was closer to bring you some homemade chicken noodle soup! Love the tea cup!

  10. Sure hope you and your family are feeling better by now. Yes a cup of hot tea (with honey) always feels good on a sore throat. Love the lady on your book too. Did you really read it. I have a friend that reads her old books. I usually just use them for a display.
    That is a great teacup too. So sweet with the little dots.

  11. No fun being sick :[
    my husband came home snifflin' and sneezing.Oh I don't want it!
    Tea defintley has a way of soothing when your feeling blah. Hope you all get better quick! Love that pretty cup!

  12. Marcia,
    So sorry you have not been feeling well this week. We always drink tea when we are sick, too! Your teacup is just adorable!

  13. Sorry you don't feel well my friend...I hope the R&R will help to get you back on your feet...second thought, I think I'd stay there for awhile! LOL

  14. Hi Marcia, hope you feel better soon. Colds seem to be making their way around and back again. Must be the weather. For us, it hasn't quite gotten cold enough to kill anything off. Has been hazy for days without much sun. Everything just kinda settles in the air on days like this. My throat started with that scratchy irritated feeling yesterday. So far nothing else. That book is so beautiful and your teacup so sweet. Take care and continue to bundle up. Best wishes, Tammy

  15. Hi Marcia, i hear you're not feeling well too - just like me! Hope you will recover over the weekend - tea and good books are perfectm and - i love your polka dot cup! Any tea would taste better, served this way! Am sending some healing vibes :)

  16. so beautiful ,
    I wish all of you a lovely weekend.

    from sylvia

  17. Marcia, I'm sorry you've been sick. I hope the whole family is feeling better soon.

    The photos are absolutely beautiful! There is such a romance to the things you surround yourself with at home. Love the tea cup and saucer.

  18. Your photos are so pretty! I hope you get well soon.


  19. Hi There, :) Nice to meet you. :) I love your blog! Its beautiful. I am from Australia. Am now following. :) Sorry your sick. :( That is no good! But your right, a good book and a nice hot cup of tea.. and bed, sounds like just what you need. :) And who wouldnt want those two combined! = BLISS! Hehe :) Get well again!

  20. Sorry you have not been well, but how wonderful that you are able to rest.

    Your teacup is darling...

  21. I LOVE your PINK teacup!!! It makes me SMILE! I drink hot tea all day long, all year long. :)
    I am so sorry that you have been sick! That sickness gunk is back visiting my house too - blah!

    I love how pretty everything is in your home! It is quite inspiring to me to try...

    Marcia, it certainly would be nice to share a cup of tea with each other and talk face to face! Oh and we could have Shirley there and....
    Oh, I guess we may need to wait for heaven for that, but someday!
    I hope everyone at your place feels well soon! Enjoy your books!

  22. Dear Marcia,

    I'm sorry you have not been feeling well and am praying for a speedy recovery for you and your family. I am glad that are able to get some rest and having tea in that tea cup is a blessing :)

    Beautiful books and I love your how your blog looks.

    Have a blessed weekend!


  23. It seems that sore throat is going across the country! Everyone I hear from has had it! Take care of yourself! Such a pretty tea cup to drink from...and the books are lovely as well.

  24. So sorry you are sick, I hope you are better now. Yes, my kids came home and they have shared it and now today, Thank Goodness it is Saturday I have the cold. I love that cup with the turquoise polka dots, that is the prettiest thing. The book too is so nice.
    I hope your weather has been nice. We are supposed to be a storm, so we get a break from the fog! I really miss the beach. :)

  25. I too noticed your absence...Get well soon! Seek the Lord's peace- sometimes I've been grateful for those times were we are homebound. It does sometimes serve as a time of reguvination!

  26. Oh I am so sorry that you were not feeling well, I was wondering where you went off to. :) I hope that you are back to feeling well and I love that little tea cup, the polka dots are adorable!!!! I might have to do that as well, my littlest had the same thing this week and now I am getting it..ugh! Have a great weekend! hugs!


  27. I do hope you're feeling better soon and your lovely family. Of course hot tea and a good book sound like a good time no matter what :-)

    p.s. I love all the pretty pictures, tea cups and books too!

  28. i'm quite sure that darling teacup and beauty of a book will work wonders!
    hoping to hear you're up & about in no time...

  29. Oooh... I'm sorry to hear that you and some of your family have gotten sick, Marcia. That's never fun. It sounds like you have the perfect remedy for what ales you. Your tea cup and saucer set is adorable... love the blue polka dots... and your book sounds like a wonderful read.
    I hope you and yours feel better soon. :)

  30. I am so sorry to hear that you and your family are sick. Three of mine have been battling a nasty bronchial bug this week. Your tea (and cup) looks amazing and soooooooo soothing! I am always rejuvenated after visiting with you via your lovely blog. My sis in law (sweet seasons) and I were talking about you at Church last week. We both think you are a sweet, sweet treasure. Get well soon!

  31. I am so sorry you are not well, but visiting you really brought refreshment to my soul! LOVE the tea cup and the books!! I am sucker for sweet tea inspired me to get mine down and make tea tonight :)

  32. I am so sorry you are not well, but visiting you really brought refreshment to my soul! LOVE the tea cup and the books!! I am sucker for sweet tea inspired me to get mine down and make tea tonight :)

  33. Dear Marcia,
    I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you (and your family) are getting a lot of rest, and feeling much better soon! I love your sweet tea cup, and beautiful book. Have a peaceful, and restful Sunday. :)

  34. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog! I hope you and your family will soon feeling better! And tea...that's my favorite drink!!

    Have a nice Sunday! Warm reagrds, Ingrid

  35. Sorry you are under the weather and hope you are feeling tip top real soon (your family too!)!!

    I was feeling lousy last week myself and my new JDL and some hot cocoa did the trick!

  36. So sorry to hear you are feeling a little yuck, but what a blessing it is indeed to have happened upon your pretty blog...I'm coveting that polka dotty tea-cup...

  37. Oh my goodness Marcia, I think we have had the same thing. I have been down for several days with a cold and very sore throat. I am sick of being sick! I hope that tomorrow I am back on my feet. I hope that you are feeling Lots better too!~

  38. Hi Marcia!

    Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind words! ♥

    You blog is lovely and you have a beautiful family! I´ll be stopping by here soon again :)

    Take care,

  39. i'm so glad you're starting to feel better, marcia. i hope your family is feeling better, too. tea is the answer for all that ails you, in my opinion.

    the beautifully illustrated book (love henry wadsworth longfellow) land darling teacup are so very pretty.

    sending you lots of warm happy thoughts!

  40. Sniffle...sniffle...aaachOOOOO!!!!
    Oh dear girl, stay warm, and drink much tea, and take the time you need to recover completely...hugs from afar...Rosie

  41. Sending you wellness!
    Marcia, beautiful teacups are important to sipping warm tea from, what better way to feel better :)

    I just love the book and I find myself making displays with them :)

    Feel better.
    Blessings to you and yours

  42. Glad you're feeling better. Sorry the family's got it now. That book is so charming. Mimi

  43. So sorry you have not been feeling well. However to treat yourself to a cup of tea in that teacup along with gazing through that beautiful vintage book is worth it. I just love vintage books as you know and this is one of the most beautiful I have seen. We do not have many places where we can buy vintage books and then they have become so expensive too.

    I am a big tea drinker. I love to take time to have tea but just seem to skip it all too often. Last year, I had wanted to start making it part of my regular day with taking a real break and using my good tea set. Perhaps I can make that a priority this year. It is so good for us to do these little things for ourselves.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    Hugs from Holland ~

  44. Oh lovely, I'm so osrry to hear you've been poorly. I hope you're not running around looking after everyone else too much!!

    That's what I do when I'm ill....and then I grumble about not being able to knock illnesses on the head properly!

    Big hug to you,


  45. Awww... I'm sorry you've not been feeling well, Sweetie! I missed your posts last week too, I just thought you might have been having a busy week!
    Sending a big hug your way today and a prayer that you and your family are all better soon, dear friend!

  46. I love love your tea cup, Marcia. And these lovely images are gorgeous too!!
    Have a wonderful first day of the new month, the month of LOVE xxxx

  47. I hope you get to feeing fun, and how you keep up with this list of comments I don't know...WonderWoman
    I LOVE the tea is just precious and how fun. The book is beautiful...your pictures are just great. With pretty things and family surrounding you I know you will be feeling better soon.

  48. Nothing like tea and a good book! Hope you're better soon.
    Your blog is lovely!

  49. So lovely...and that cup of yours..oh I simply adore it...such sweet dots on it. Get better soon my sweet friend. xoxoxo

  50. Hi, Marcia~
    So sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you're doing better now. Yes, it seems we share the good and the bad. Hope the rest of your family is doing OK now. :)
    Yes, hot tea and a good book go together very well! I do that quite often!
    Hope you have a good week.♥

  51. Praying for a full recovery, not just speedy! I do love your tea cup, makes the day a little more cheerful! My grandma always used her fine china for everyday dinners... after all you are your best guest!

  52. Marcia, I am VERY impressed with your photography. The pictures look professional!!!


  53. I have a small collection of teacups, too. Although most of my grandkids are boys (one girl) they still love to have tea parties!


  54. Love that tea cup - so girly and dainty! Hope you are feeling better! And i agree, tea and a good book go well together! Just add a roaring fire and you're all set!

  55. Hi Marcia, I just discovered your blog,its delightful. I especially love that tea cup! Elizabeth


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