Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine Cookies and a Story


Hello everyone,
This Sunday is Valentine's Day and
 It's a very special day for me.
Sweetheart and I were engaged on Valentine's Day in
1960. To see my engagement ring Go Here. I scanned
the photo from our Wedding photo album. In those days 
Wedding photos were taken in Black and White. Our
photos have turned a little yellow over the years, but our 
love is just as fresh as it was 56 years ago.

To celebrate our special day, we have
dinner at home and when we were younger 
we would put on our favorite dance music and 
dance in our kitchen later in the evening.  
A box of chocolates and flowers are my gifts 
I usually don't give sweetheart a gift...
because he has ME. 
~LOL~
During Christmas I was making Lemon Bars and I had a little
shortbread dough leftover... I put the dough in the freezer until
last week when I baked a few heart shaped cookies with a hole
in the center to put a straw through.

I made the frosting thick as syrup and poured it over the cookies.
Let the cookies sit on a rack for six hours or overnight.
Confectioners sugar and milk 
with a VERY SMALL AMOUNT of
red food coloring.
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Sweethearts (also known as conversation hearts)
 are small heart-shaped sugar candies sold around
 Valentine's Day. Each heart is printed with a message such 
as "Be Mine", "Kiss Me", "Call Me", "Let's Get Busy", 
and "Miss You". Sweethearts are made by the 
New England Confectionery Company, or Necco
A similar type of candy is sold in the UK under the name 
Love Hearts. Necco manufactures 
nearly 2 billion Sweethearts per year.[1] source
Milk and Cookies
A mosaic to Pin


Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day
Joyously,
Betty
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
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Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP #225



Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop #225
Welcome.
Are you ready to party?
I am!!!
My favorite thing this week is:
The Anniversary of our Engagement
on Valentine's Day 1960


THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP NO. 225
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cozy Pillows for Winter


Hello everyone,
I promised to share with you my cozy pillows. 
COZY with birds on a branch
The pillow was a Christmas gift
from my granddaughters.
They buy for the blog...I love them so much.
My cozy pillow is surrounded by repurposed pillows.
The faux fur pillows on the end of the sofa were accessory pillows
on the sofa. Before the holidays
I bought a 50" x 60" throw at Target for $24.99. 
Last week I cut the throw into two separate pieces and
sewed the edges together by hand. If I want
to change the pillows I will just cut the bottom seam open
and remove the pillows and make new pillow covers 
The gold print pillows are pillow covers I bought at Walmart last year.
The dark brown pillows I bought on clearance after the holidays at
Walmart for $4.99 each. Now my sofa is very cozy and comfy.
A closer look at my coffee table vignette
I love my new pillows and they are so cozy.
When the fire is burning and I snuggle up on the sofa
I LOVE my home.
Now I have living room pillow love and Cozy pillows for Winter.
A mosaic to pin



Thank you for visiting 
have a great day
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP #224


Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop #224

My favorite thing this week is:

BE MY VALENTINE
I love to make mosaics 
and this is my Favorite Thing 
this week♥

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Living in Winter Comfort


Hello everyone,
Let's get cozy @ My Cozy Corner. 
Let's continue my Winter home tour. The mantel is decorated for winter Go Here
I brought in oak wood for the fireplace. We have lived in our home since 1968 and
 1990 was our last remodel. In the past three years we have updated the living room, master bedroom
and kitchen-dining room.  I want to share our kitchen update soon.
 But today it's all about the living room in the Winter.
We spend most of daily living in our living room We have a large television and two
nice big recliners to sit comfortably across from the fireplace.
I have a blend of elements that make our room feel cozy and inviting. 
Brass lamps, wood paneling and things that bring back fond memories.
Candle and Yuletide Camellias make 
a colorful vignette on my coffee table.
I have a real fir tree in a little red pot and a
 vase filled with silver tipped pine cones
 and glass mercury bird on top. And my favorite thing is my
new COZY  pillow I received as a gift for Christmas.
Last week I added more cozy pillows and with our new
Roasted Barley carpeting installed last Spring our home
 has a warm and Cozy feeling.
What a big difference from the holiday decorations, a month ago.
A mosaic to pin



Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Monday, February 1, 2016

Downton Abbey Tea



Hello  everyone,
I just finished watching Downton Abbey tonight. I photographed this tea 
table yesterday and I wanted to have it ready for you on Monday morning.
I just love  watching Masterpiece ~ Downton Abbey. And I love the sisters.
As a Christmas gift I received the delicious Downton Abbey tea and after the holidays while shopping at World Market and found this adorable tea towel...
Don't you love this quote. I bought this tea towel in a heart beat, and
I also bought the scone mix I featured HERE and made these delicious scones.
My tea time would not be complete without lemon curd. Our neighbor 
has a large lemon tree and I have been busy making lemon curd.
Our Camellia tree is blooming with 'Pink Perfection' the tree is
over 8 feet tall and more than 45 years old.

The tea container has a photograph of the 'Three sisters' and I set
my tea for three. 
~Thomas Ivery~Bavaria Germany Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate
Lemon curd and Strawberry jam from France.
Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate from Bavaria
Silver tea pot, sugar and creamer from America
Tea and scones from England

and my great-grandmother's sterling silver 
The three sisters are so beautiful.

Original Downton Abbey scone mix. I added currents.  When I 
eat a scone with currents it makes me feel as if I'm in England eating a scone 
 and drinking tea in a small tea room in the English countryside.
One more look at the ladies before we say good-bye.
A mosaic to pin


Thank you for visiting today 
I hope you enjoyed our look at
Downton Abbey 
Joyously,
Betty 

Linking to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
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