Good morning dear friends
I like to start every morning with a cup of tea, my journal, my bible, and my “one thousand gifts notebook”, where I record things I am thankful for.
What a beautiful sight greeted me this morning as I sat in our sunroom with a second cup of tea.
There were rays of sunlight beaming through the trees.
And as I watched it got brighter.
Until it was one big spotlight flooding through the entire woods.
Then I noticed the sun’s rays had caught the delicate outline of a spider’s web .
I am thankful for a beautiful start to the week.
How is your week starting out?
It’s time to call it a day. For the last couple of years I have been very inconsistent in posting. Seems that I just can’t find the time to do it anymore. I am busy with other things: my quilting, art journaling, a bit of painting and real estate and so I have decided the time has come for me to close the door on Rose Colored Glasses.
I have enjoyed it so much and have enjoyed getting to know so many of you. I have made so many wonderful friends through blogging and I’ll still keep in touch, but just wont be blogging anymore.
I am going to miss you.
Thank you for your friendship over the years.
Do you have time for one last cup of tea with me?
You can still find me on Instagram, Facebook and occasionally on Twitter: rhondimullins
Welcome to my Christmas open house part 2. Today I’m inviting you into my kitchen. No smells of christmas baking here and not a homemade cookie in sight!
Everything in here is pretty simple. A wood advent tree I got at a yard sale years ago. I just added some fake apples and real greens from neighbor’s yard. There is nothing behind the numbered doors and the red cookie tin is empty.
A big basket full of giant pinecones I collected, tied with a big bow. All I had to buy was the ribbon.
Bright red apple swags over the sink and wall oven. I just leave the nails there from year to year which makes it easy to hang next year.
I have a few Christmas dishes and some red ones too which I put on the shelves in the china cabinet.
My snowman teapot and mug add some cheer above the stove.
Every room has to have candles. Ikea has the best candles. These ones came from there. The cardinals remind me of the ones we have at our birdfeeder and birdbath this time of year.
In the corner of the kitchen counter I always have things ready for tea. This past year I was lucky enough to find these Christmas cups and saucers and teapot. Have you read The Christmas Cup of Tea? I know you would enjoy it. It’s a delightful little book.
I have a little snack of tea and toast ( no cookies remember?) and it’s sitting in front of my clock that plays a Christmas carol every hour.
I invited a few neighbors in for tea this morning. The table is set, just need to brew the tea. Would love to have you join us if you could.