Category Archives: Tea at Two on Tuesdays

Twenty-two Teacups {Brighten the Corner Where You Are}

  From the hot kitchen, where dinner was ready and waiting, I heard the back screen door slam, followed quickly by children’s screams of delight.   “Daddy!!!!!” the younger ones cheered with joy, loudly announcing their father’s arrival to home after a long day at work. Outside, the winter sky was already dark, the evening […]

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Hot Toast & Rose Petal Jelly

     “When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. […]

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A Recipe for a Quiet Heart, Overwintering Joy & Madeleines

  “There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God, a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God…”     The late October sun was barely shining on this weekday afternoon. Our days are quietly threatening snow and the sun is quickly becoming a long […]

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What Is in Your Teacup? 🌹

Tea is wealth itself, Because there is nothing that cannot be lost, No problem that will not disappear, No burden that will not float away, Between the first sip and the last. THE MINISTER OF LEAVES   After a long, hard day of many chores, tasks and homeschooling, I do so love to sit in […]

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When You Need Time to Slow

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. -Henry James Portrait of a Lady {a “new” to us teapot, my sweet husband brought home last night} Sitting together in the evening, after the busy-ness of dinner time, cleanup, bed time baths and barn chores […]

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