Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Little Time For Tea

After a hectic last week I decided to take a little time and enjoy a cup of tea.

As you can see, it is a bright sunny day here.  This little cupboard holds small watering cans.
The top three are white and the bottom one is a chintz pattern...

Whenever I get a chance I so enjoy taking a little time away from work, chores and gardening to sit
by a sunny window and have a cup of tea...

And a few strawberries...

They are enormous! And so very sweet and delicious...

I also made some home-made biscuits this morning.  I happen to love these simple biscuits
and they go perfectly with strawberry preserves or a bit of lavender honey...

I always love having a book or catalogue handy to browse through, don't you?  There is just something
so relaxing about having tea and enjoying a lovely book or magazine.

June is the month of roses so I picked a small bouquet for the table.  I even included
some older ones who's petals are beginning to fall, but that's ok...

Would you like to join me for a cup of tea?  I have a place all set for you...

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and are able to take a few minutes to relax.

I am joining
Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage
My Romantic Home
Fresh Cut Friday
How Sweet The Sound

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekend Farmer's Market

Last weekend I walked over to our local Farmer's Market.  In fact, our entire neighborhood
seems to meet at the Farmer's Market on the weekends.  It seems to be the place we all catch
up with each other after our busy weekday schedules.  I arrived very early, around 8am, and was
amazed to find the market packed with shoppers.  I have a feeling spring fever has hit everyone so
even though it was early everyone was out enjoying the beautiful spring weather.  I left my regular
camera at home and just took my easy to carry little point and shoot camera with me because I had
intended to take several photos but the market was so packed I was only able to get a few.  So, I
have mixed in a few pictures from last year.

I love the springtime bounty of fresh veggies and fruits and flowers...

I especially like the organic stands...

My weakness...

I think strawberry season is my very favorite season...

Our Farmer's Market is quite large and farmers come from all over California...

The best part is when I get everything home and start cooking!

Later in the day, a friend and I met at Paulette's French Macaron Shop for a little macaron treat...

I hope you all have a great weekend with lots of fresh fruits and veggies...and definitely a little
sweet treat or two!

I am linking to
Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home
How Sweet The Sound

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Delightful Sweet Peas

I am delighted to say that the Sweet Peas are blooming in southern California.  I love these
sweet little flowers.
I thought I would show you some of the photos I took last summer while visiting The Flower
Fields in Calabasas and also some from my own garden.  I hope you enjoy seeing them
(you may have seen a couple of them before)...

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day.

Linking to
The Charm of Home
Cottage Garden Party
My Romantic Home
How Sweet The Sound