Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cottage Renos


Hello Sweet Tea Friends!

It's been a busy month completing the cottage renovations.

We started with the flooring last year and hubby has been on a mission to complete the bathrooms that were very outdated and had plumbing issues.


Well......one is now complete!  Yay!

(Sorry I have no pics before reno but it was oak cabinets that I had re-painted white and were very low to the ground so much so that we had to bend over to wash our hands.)


Mr. Cottage has become a handyman of sorts.  Completing the laminate flooring himself, painting, replacing plumbing and electrical.  Yes, friends, he's a keeper!


We purchased two cabinets (one for the ensuite too) a year ago when they were on sale and they were taking up a lot of room in the garage since March. I love the knob feet!

We used the old white countertops and found the taps for a reasonable price last year too.


I kept with my previous sea blue tones but we painted the walls to blend.  Is it too dark?

We found the mirror at Marshals yesterday for $39.99.  The matching mirror for the cabinet would have been $159.00 and I like this one almost as much.  Hubby wanted it high so he could see himself.  Lol!  He's 6 feet tall.


We found the lighting at Home Depot for $34.98.

Everything is in disarray when projects are in motion. Lol.  Tools everywhere.


I try to help Mr. Cottage as much as I can while he works but I had to find time to share our recent project.  One down.  One to go.  

The Gutted Ensuite!

Hubby is working on the flooring in the ensuite as I blog.  I'm feeling guilty.


Should I take time out for a cup of tea?


Hmmm.  Which Sadler teapot should I use?



The teacup is made in Germany.


Maybe I should use a Windsor/Sadler cube teapot?




I hope that you take time out for tea time today too.


What projects have you planned for 2018?


See you next time!
Karen

This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year and New Teapots



Happy New Year Sweet Tea Friends!

Long time no blog (see)!  Lol!
(an English expression used as a greeting) 


Can you ever say no to a beautiful teapot?

I can't!

I made an offer on ebay for this pretty pink and gold Sadler and my offer of $14.99 was accepted!    


When the teapot arrived this week I was amazed! It is the shiniest and brightest teapot I have.   I really didn't think it would be so perfect.


This is the other paler pink Sadler with roses that I bid on before Christmas.  It was even less expensive  than the other one. (Unfortunately, the postage is sometimes more than the pot!) 



Happy Times and Finds!





I hope that you have made your New Year's Resolutions.  Hmmm!  I think mine should be  to become organized and possibly part with things that I don't need. (Like teapots and teacups) ~ Hee hee!
 Hubby and I also want to lose some weight. Uh oh! Maybe that means less tea and cookies.

What are your New Year Resolutions? 


Both teacups today were once my sweet mothers and are Aynsleys.  One has a pale pink inner cup and base,


 the other is a turquoise blue. 




Thank you for your visit today!


Wishing you all the best in 2018!

Karen


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This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!






Saturday, December 16, 2017

Birthday Celebrations and Getting Ready for Christmas


Season's Greetings Sweet Tea Friends!

Do you have any December birthdays in your family?


This week we celebrated my hubby's birthday and last week it was my daughter's. 


Hubby requested Mikasa's April Rose as the dinner set of his choice for his family party. 


This pattern has a soft pink single rose with greenery on a white background with embossed trim . 


It is such a challenge to find discontinued teapots but after years of searching I eventually found the teapot and many other pieces at "Champagne Taste" ~ a consignment store in New Westminster, B.C. 


(Sorry about the dark pics as I took them very late in the day).


(After years of collecting I now have over 25 place settings in Mikasa's April Rose.)



My precious grand daughter and grandson enjoyed taking part in the celebration!  My grand daughter later decided to dress up like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.  (As a Nana it's essential to have a supply of princess dresses.  Lol.!)


This year I followed my tradition and set up the Christmas tree with white beads, pink, gold  and crystal decorations and some orphaned teacups, of course.









My grand daughter made my hubby and I the sweet crafty Christmas tree ornaments with the googly eyes.


The little Christmas Village is arranged on the sideboard in the dining room.



Some Royal Albert Poinsettia china in the kitchen


And a small pink tree in the kitchen hallway.


I have a few more gifts to purchase but I suppose I'm nearly ready for Christmas. 

What about you?  


Is your list nearly complete?


Thank you for your visit today!

Christmas Blessings!

Karen

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This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Tea in the Garden
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!