Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Moonlight Tea

Dancing by the light of the full moon just a couple days ago
the fairies sipped their tea.
They captured the moonlight in their cup and savored quite delightedly.
Cake was there to partake
just outside their door.
So whether you are dancing and sipping tea with the fairies
or sitting at your kitchen table.
I hope you have been able to capture moonlight in your cup
and danced with the fairies.

If you want to find some moonlight for your cup
www.lochantea.com has a delightful
Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling,
which I am enjoying today.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday's Quotes

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing and
the lawn mower is broken.

And popscicle is in hand!
Popscicles are a main stay in my freezer this year.
Mix half and half of fruit juice and coconut water,
put in popscicle form and freeze.

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Cupboard, a bit Cluttered!

My cupboard tells a story.
A story full of celebrations, laughter, and delight.
The little mouse in cheese, a salt and pepper shaker, from my mother-in-laws collection.
Green depression glass for the dream of having a tearoom,
but served me well at tea parties.
The white creamer from my aunt, I am sure a garage sale find.
Violets and daisies, my grandfather loved and one day became mine.
A bird nest found along the way.
White china from my own wedding long ago.
A rooster that once adorned my table for a Tasha Tudor tea party.
A touch of pink just to finally accept loving the color and needing a touch.
A Christmas cup and egg cups for Easter.
Family celebrations, memories from my cupboard.
A bit cluttered, I must say; but it is what life is about
that fills our memories and often a bit cluttered.

Happy Weekend, dear friends!
Here's to embracing a bit of life's clutter.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Memories and a Little Romance

While sipping my morning tea today I read the latest issue of Victoria Magazine.
There were stories of summer memories and it brought back several for me.
I will share one today and maybe more another day.

When I was in high school I spent several summers with cousins, aunts, and uncles
working in the apple harvest.  I was saving money for college.
There was a summer friendship that developed with one boy,
he had hoped it would be a lifetime romance.
For me it was a dear friendship.
He would say, "Come watch me play baseball tonight".
The games were in "fields of dreams", out in the country we would go in a pickup,
my cousin, a friend, this boy, and me.
The evenings were filled with starlight and warm summer breezes.
I would watch this boy and cheer for him.
It really didn't matter to me who won, for he had won my heart that warm summer night.
After the game there were large cauldrons of freshly picked corn on the cob, slathered in butter,
plus a truck load of watermelons warmed by the sun.
A meal can be made of just this.
Fresh juices running down our arms, no utensils were needed.
It was the delight of laughing and being together on this warm summer evening
that brings back memories of a summer long ago.

Though the romance didn't last, it is still a dear summer memory.

Do you have a summer memory to share either here or on your blog?
Let me know, I would love reading them.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sail Away with Me

If you are a regular visitor to Delights of the Heart you know I love quotes.
When I looked at my pinterest board I realized I loved little sailboats too.
As a young girl I made paper boats, but hadn't made them in years.
Looking online I found instructions here for making them once again.
Having a heart that loves to create, even if just for whimsy and play,
I have been playing this week.
What wonderous fun it does for our hearts to play.
It just makes our heart sing.
Are you finding time to play this summer?
What fun are you creating?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Tea Cupboard

My tea cupboard was looking a bit sparse.
As a tea lover that could have been a farce.
For I tell the tales of loving tea,
yet there was no tea in there for me.
So off I went visiting tea shops and online,
the best teas I wanted to find.
Now my cupboard is no longer bare.
I have enough I could even share.
Come by for a cup of tea.
I do believe you would be pleased.
a true story!

So if you would like to find some delicious teas online, visit teavivre.com
Let me know if you would like $8 discount, as I have 5 gift certificate codes to hand out.
Leave a comment and I will email you the e-gift card code.
Make sure I have a way of contacting you.
TeaVivre is celebrating an anniversary and is giving this as part of their celebration.
Congratulations, TeaVivre!

Playing with Bernideen at http://blog.bernideens.com/ today.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday's Quotes

Once you have tasted flight, 
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, 
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

For me this is so true!