I love this painitng of a little girl giving thanks before she eats her meal. I feel like that little girl giving thanks to God for all the things he has blessed me with. I wonder... if someone doesn't believe in God, then if they are thankful for something, who are they thankful to? You can't just say "thank you" to no one.....just a thought...
So I ask you the same question I ask every Thursday. What are you thankful for today?
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I was hoping you'd stop by today because I wanted to share an idea with you. Come on in the kitchen. I have just started to make something yummy to have with tea. Please say you have time to stay for a cup of tea....
I am making my Mom's recipe for butterscotch brownies. Here is my old well used recipe card.
My recipes all live in this little house my talented sister painted many years ago.
Isn't it cute?
A few of the things I need.
The ingredients go in my KitchenAid mixer. Did I ever tell you that I got it at a yard sale a long time ago for only $15? That was a deal!
Mix them all up.
Put them in a greased pan and pop it in the oven for 25 minutes.
They come out looking golden and just a little bit brown around the edges.
While we are waiting for them to cool a little bit I'll get out the tray for tea. I thought we'd use mugs today and the blue willow teapot and creamer I got at a consignment shop that Fifi told me about when I was in Florida this past year.
I have this little plate with our initial on it, which I think is probably restaurant or hotel ware. I'll put the brownies on it.
Let's sit at the table by the window in my studio. I'm still very happy that I painted it white.
Everything is ready!
I'll pour you a cup.
Oh I should have asked you if you take milk! I just automatically put the milk in first just like my English aunt taught me :)
Please take a brownie while they are still warm. They are so good. I used to make these all the time and forgot how good they are and how easy to whip up in a hurry.
Now here is what I wanted to talk to you about. You know how much I like to drink tea and serve tea whenever you come to visit. Well I am going to have a tea party every Tuesday and I want you to be the first one to know about it. You are my special honored guest.
Every Tuesday I will have tea ready, and you are invited. Also I'd love it some of you would have tea parties too and link up with mine. Please spread the word.
I've made this button for you to copy and use and I'll put it on my sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by. You brought some sunshine into a very dreary day here in North Carolina. I wish you really were here to eat some of these brownies. I'm eating too many of them!!
PS For those of you who prefer coffee, I'll make sure I also have coffee for you next Tuesday!!
Today I am thankful for the beauty of God's creation and that I got to enjoy it at the beach one weekend recently. As we sat in the rocking chairs on the deck, the view was spectacular.
The Atlantic Ocean spread out before us.
The sun making millions of diamonds sparkling on the surface.
The sky puting on it's own performance, dark and menacing, with rays of sunlight breaking through.
Every time I am lucky enough to spend time at the ocean it always makes me think of God. The ocean is so vast and beautiful, it couldn't have just happened. There had to be some divine plan that created it. I often wonder how someone can look at the ocean and not believe there is a God. I'd like to know.
So today I am thankful that I got to spend the weekend at the beach and I am thankful for the beauty of the ocean and for the God who created it.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to do a post each Wednesday featuring all white. I mentioned that it was my way to "indulge my yearning for white without redoing my whole house." Well after only 3 white posts I realize that my love of color is just too strong to be denied. When I used only white with this table and chairs it looked lovely but I miss the color that I usually have on it! So this will be my final Wednesday Whites post. Kathleen at Faded Charm is hosting one too and she's been doing it it for along time, so it seems rather redundant for me to do it also. I know she would be happy to have you join her there.
I set the table for lunch today.
I'll fill the tureen with some nice hot soup for a cold day
By the way some of you commented on the rain in a previous photo of this table. It's not raining. The seal on the window is broken so on a sunny day there is moisture between the two sheets of glass.
I'll make a nice crisp green salad.
We'll have to take turns having the soup if I want to keep to the white because I only have one of these white bowls!
Some fake flowers. Shh...don't tell the decorating gurus about that! It's a no no.
The sun is shining. It's a perfect day for lunch with a friend. Will you join me?
So good bye white, you're a great color and I love you, but you just look too lonely all by yourself.
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