The weather is on everyone’s mind if you live in a colder areas. It’s been bitter here, yet sunny, which makes such a difference! Today’s its been snowing but we won’t be getting anywhere near the snow the East is getting!! I love tea all year round but winter is a time for tea!
How winter looks from my upstairs dressing room window….the beauty of snow covered trees. I’ve mentioned the Charmer is in the old part of town, where alleys separate us from the homes behind. You might be able to see the steeple above the red farmhouse, we were married in the church and after the ceremony we all walked back to the Charmer for a garden reception. I wanted to buy that farmhouse but Mr. C would have no part of it. I glad we didn’t since it had a really wonky staircase (steep and uneven) and the kitchen was a nightmare. The beige colonial on the left is another cottage.
Ginger comes downstairs with me in the morning and the water kettle is turned on before letting her out. Layering dried roses on the table brings an earthy warmth.
There’s another girl who loves the snow as much as I do, Ginger! We measured her last night and she’s only 14.5″ tall. I should call her shorty.
Back to the tea…
Sipping tea in the kitchen nook watching to see if Ginger does her business outside has become a morning ritual. A few vintage quilt balls with tucked inside a metal basket with a deer horn sticking out.
Last year thrifting I scored a four piece set of Johnson Brothers, Friendly Village, mugs. Each mug was $2, heck mugs at GW are $0.99 each, so a set made in England were well worth it.
If you’ve followed me for any time you might know I don’t like to bake nor do I have a sweet tooth. But, the few sweets I indulge in, shortbread is one of them. They are like potato chips, you just can’t eat one of them!
Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend, remember keep it simple, stay warm and be safe!
Is winter a time for tea for you too?