Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful Tea by the Fire

Do you ever write in a journal?  I never really did, but before I had my children I heard about a woman who wrote one to her children.   So, I started one by the time they were each 6 months old.  I write to them and tell them how much they are loved and what wonderful accomplishments their Dad and I are proud of.  So in a sense it is a gratitude journal for my children.  I tell them how grateful we are they came into our lives and how much we appreciate them.  Because some days all I seem to do is tell them is no.  LOL
My cup of tea is a piece of transferware I have always loved.  

I don't know what the pattern is but I love the ocean scene on it and the colors are wonderful.  I put it in a English Countryside Misaka saucer.  
I will link to these sites, go and visit them.
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations

I will join Joni at Red Couch Recipes for the Thanksgiving Challenge.  I am thankful for my family's health. 


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
You are doing something for your children that I know they will treasure someday.
I started journaling years ago but four years ago, I began writing my life story for my children which they will read when I am no longer with them.
Your lovely little cup of tea is perfect to sip on by the fire! Very cozy! Thank you for sharing and I wish for you and your loved ones, a Very Happy Thanksgiving.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the cup and saucer and I wish it would get cold enough here for a cozy fire to curl up by. I don't keep a journal, but sounds like a good idea.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, I wrote in journals for my kids from birth until about 8-10. I am sorry to say that my last got a little short shifted. By that age they were then writing in their journals. I write in my journal frequently -- it grounds me. I wish I did it every day. I just sent a package to our son -- they had a baby -- I tried to find a cute journal to carry on the tradition, but couldn't so I sent money instead. Your transferware is beautiful and writing in a journal by a fire sounds so peaceful and just what the doctor ordered. Have a great Thanksgiving! Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

I meant in the last post that I sent money so they could buy a journal that appealed to them. Joni

Blondie's Journal said...

of course I love journals! lol! Making one for your children is a great idea...they will appreciate it as they get older.

I love your teacup, too. The colors are so pretty, so are your photos!

Wishing you a wonderful week, Sherry!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, I keep my grateful journal but I think this is a great idea! I may have to start journals for my grandchildren.
Hugs, Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a wonderful gift for your children. I would love to have had that from my mom. The cup is lovely!

AshTreeCottage said...

The perfect treasure to pass on to your children. The older I get, the more precious memories become. May your memories be precious treasures for you and yours.

Susan and Bentley

xinex said...

Your tea cup is so beautiful, I love transferware. And your setting is so cozy. What a wonderful idea about a journal for your children. I am sure they appreciate that a lot...Christine

Ann said...

Oh that journal is sure to be cherished by your kids...

Your teacup is really lovely:)

Anything taken by the fire is so cool and more delish if you ask me.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love journals and used to write one during my teenage years and also Uni's but then I stop when I started working.. and your idea of writing a journal to your children are just fantastic! and your teacup just lovely! fit a cuppa during chilly cold nites! thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Tea cup change in last photo. Was that a trick? I love tea by the fire.

Atticmag said...

That's a beautiful cup and saucer. I've not seen that pattern before. Wondering if it's English or American. Not cold enough for a fire here. We've had the air con on! Jane F.

paperbutterfly said...

I wish I could sit by the fire and have tea with you. So inviting. I love the idea of a journal for each child. How special they will feel.
I love your teacup too.
So special that you paused at TTTT and left a comment.
Habe a blessed Thanksgiving. Pam

Sherry said...

You guys have such a good eye. The teacup is marked Made in England and I took two different photo shoots of this post and decided to go with the transferware cup but, in the last picture I put the Misaka English Countryside cup. That is such a pretty pattern too. Thanks for all of your comments!! I read them all I will try to catch up to replying this week! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Marie said...

Oh wow! I really love the colors of your teacup! That serene ocean pattern is so charming indeed, just like your home!

Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday and happy Thanksgiving!

Johanna said...

Hello Sherry,
it is a wonderful idea to make a journal for your kids. They will love it. And your tea setting on the fire is so inviting. The cup is very nice with this detailed scenery.
Greetings, Johanna

rosechicfriends said...

Awe what a lovely post. I wish I was more disciplined and could have done a journal like that! Lovely tea cup too!

Happy Tea!

Terri said...

A lovely tea setting as well as a very lovely transferware cup!
Enjoy your tea by the fire!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Lovely cup and saucer. I just love the scene painted on it. And to have a fireplace... oh what a dream come true. Maybe one day.

Blessings and I hope you have a lovely thanksgiving,
Susan @ CluckleBees

Lavender Cottage said...

A cozy tea by the fire and journalling for the children - a great way to spend an afternoon.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your transferware are stunning. It fits with ambiance in your home.


Greetings from freezing Stockholm...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How lovely that you keep a journal. I never have. I love your pretty cup and saucer and such a wonderful idea to curl up by the fire and write. Thanks for linking to TTT and I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

CAS said...

I have kept a journal off and on for about 20 years. I love your idea of keeping one for your children. I did something kind of similar, except with albums. I made a photo album for both of our adult children for Christmas this year. They each start with a letter from me sharing how excited their father & I were when we found out they were expected & goes thru their pre-married lives. Lots of photos, of course, but also lots of stories & memories in the form of journaling. I'm so excited for them to open those. Lots & lots of work, but so very worth it. I know your children will love their journals.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely teacup. And I love your idea about writing a journal for your children. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Nothing like a good cup of tea. I do love the design on the cup. If you ever find out the name, please pass it on.