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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Down Memory Lane♥



Hi everyone,
I promised to show you where we stayed on our last night of our vacation last month. Capitola Venetian Hotel, Capitola, Ca.
 
This hotel has a special place in my heart. In 1960 my husband's family rented a large apartment and invited all the extended family and friends to spend a weekend in Capitola.  We lived in Santa Clara about 30 minutes away from the beach. When sweetheart and I arrived at the beach in the afternoon we did some sightseeing and for dinner my future father-in-law made a large pot of delicious beef stew. It was delicious and a perfect dinner at the beach.

I love the beautiful homes on the hill. I bet they have a killer view...
Let's take a walk on the pier. 
At the end of pier is the Wharf House Restaurant.
The Wharf House offers sweeping views of Capitola Village and all of
 Monterey Bay. 

More homes with a fabulous view.
Soquel Creek is next to the Venetian Hotel and in 1960 while walking around the village sweetheart and I rented a boat and rowed up the river in the afternoon before the wonderful dinner of beef stew and fresh bread. 
HERE WE ARE ROWING UP THE RIVER. LOL!!! (1960)
Our dinner plans included eating at a cute British pub by the sea in Capitola Village. Another delicious dinner to remenber.
The sky was beautiful on the day we arrived, but the next morning it was cloudy and it was time to say good-by to our little hotel in Capitola. 
The memories are just as bright today as the first day we spent at the Venetian Hotel in 1960.
A mosaic to capture our wonderful day.
Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner
Joyously,
Betty
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Iris Tea Time



Hi everyone,
I'm on a tea time marathon. The Iris are blooming and the scones are baked. While on vacation I bought The Tuck Box scone mix. The scone mix is a Scottish recipe made with buttermilk. It's soft and cake like and so delicious. I served it with The Tuck Box Olallieberry Spread and whipped cream. To see 'The Tuck Box' post go here.
My
Archive-Lavender Royal Albert Tea Set is the perfect color to match my Iris blooms.
I've poured a cup of tea for you...

Please have a Scottish scone with the best tasting spread.
Cream and sugar for your tea. 
A vintage spreading knife from great-grandma...
The story of my wonderful vacation in March is almost over. I will be posting the hotel we stayed in on our last night before heading home and back to reality.
I found this wonderful vase at the Goodwill for $3.00 dollars. 

I do love my Iris♥
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Joyously,
Betty


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

*Roses and More*


Hello everyone,
Whew! I've been busy around My Cozy Corner. Our garden is a bouquet of flower blooms and more. The weather has been very unpredictable this past week. One day it's warm and the next day it's windy and cold. The photographs of the roses are just a few of my bushes. I still have more roses that haven't bloomed yet. 
This is my foxglove and I have more blooming now. 
My dutchman's pipevine has for the first time produced seed pods. My artichoke plants are providing some yummy dinners and the David Austin roses are going to be amazing and the
Graham Thomas and The Pilgrim are my favorite. 
A little special Coral Bell for you
Thank you so much for visiting.
 I will be back soon with more beautiful roses and more.
Joyously,
Betty

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Seaside Cement Boat


Hello everyone,
How about a walk down by the seaside. Actually this photo of the steps was taken at New Brighton State Beach. The photo below is the beach at Seacliff State Beach. I would love to live in one of those beautiful homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean any day. How about you?
Seacliff's famous fishing pier extends out to a unique concrete tanker, the SS Palo Alto. It was built during World War I, when wartime steel shortages create a demand for alternate shipbuilding materials. However, when the war ended, so did the desperate need for ships, and the Palo Alto was never completed. In 1930 the Seacliff Amusement Corporation bought the ship and turned it into an elaborate amusement center. Today the stripped and abandoned Palo Alto is unsafe and closed to the public, but the pier is open for fishing.  
The beautiful coast line along Monterey Bay
When I was young in the early 50's we would walk out on the pier and take a closer look at the amazing "Cement Boat" that's what we called in those days.
The beautiful homes and fantastic beach are a joy to the eye.
The weather was perfect and the sky was amazing.
As you can see! I'm one happy camper...♥
Wonderful afternoon at the beach
Thank you for visiting and see you soon with more photos of the Capitola Venetian Hotel, where we spent our last night before heading home to Northern California.
Joyously,
Betty
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Butterfly Spring Tea


Hello everyone,
Happy Spring. With the warm like summer weather in Northern California my garden roses are blooming everywhere. Life is great today. I've been working in the garden planting annuals and some new perennials. I have collected "Butterfly Meadow" dishware by Lenox for years. Last year I added the tea pot, creamer and sugar to my collection. This coffee pot was the very first piece I purchased on clearance many years ago.  The lid has a little butterfly on top.
While having tea at the Tuck Box Tea Room HERE.  We had loose tea and a tea strainer was used. We passed the tea strainer from cup to cup. It was fun sharing the strainer with loved ones. 
Time for some mini-cupcakes in a cloche. 
Vintage spring time napkin rings from the thrift store. 
Sugar and Cream anyone?
Oh my gosh! A ladybug in my cup. It's so cute.
Butterfly Meadow dinner plate, American salad plate and a Butterfly Meadow tea cup and saucer.
Butterflies flying everywhere.
Affection silverware
My daffodils are blooming and they blend well with Just Joey rose, with the delicious rich apricot color and strong fruity fragrance. 

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful weekend.
Joyously,
Betty 
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How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Mosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
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