Friday, September 4, 2009

tea for two.

One thing that life has taught me is to find joy in the little things! Like setting a tea tray for two. With cute cupcakes (thank you Safeway). A dear friend visited me this afternoon and I knew she appreciated this simple gesture.
What little things make you happy? Tell me. I might pick a name that might win something scrapbookish.
Have a good weekend!
Peace and love
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33 comments :

Diane said...

Tea time is very special to me too. I'm not commenting to win anything but to tell you my 'tea' story. When I was younger, we would go to town every Saturday for shopping and piano lessons, and when we were done we would go to Granny's for tea. (We always called it "tea pee" because that is what always happen after.) I have always loved teacups and saucers and have collected my own, but the ones that are special are the ones I inherited from Granny when she passed away.

gleestormont said...

My husband does not drink coffee. I recently gave it up. I got my husband into the habit of drinking tea and now he leaves a cup ready for me when i get up for work in the morning. so sweet.

Grammy and Olivia said...

What a lovely tea tray. I'm sure your friend felt special. I LOVE a hot cup of coffee on a cool evening, sitting in my backyard talking about the day with my sweet hubby.

Grace said...

My 3 year old nieces "giggles" make me happy!! Oh just to see those cheecks and face just cracks me up...to bottle that would be divine! Hugs Grace

Donna said...

Since the birth of my 2 year old granddaugher I have more of a appreciation for little things. It is the little things that make children happy. If I had to pick one it would be: getting up early on Saturday/Sunday mornings (while my husband still sleeps) and going out on our porch and listening. Simply listening. Little listening makes me happy. Thank you Wilna!

Laura said...

What makes me happy? Oh so many things. . . Diet Coke, my family, a good soft cookie, new shoes, The Office, going shopping, taking great pictures, completing a project, being productive, chatting with friends, my puppies, hugs from my sons. . . I could go on and on. . .

Stay Funny said...

many thing makes me happy... some rainy days, a child laughing, beautiful flowers , a good cup of coffee in the morning... and especially my sister visiting us next Tuesday from Italy, thanks makes me happy!
Enjoy yur w-end Wilna, keep on smilling!

lorrie said...

Funny you ask this Wilna! A little thing that makes me happy is when I come here to look at your beautiful pictures! They are always so happy and pretty.

Sandra said...

There are luckily so many little things that make me happy.
For example to look at your blog. I had a smile on my face when I saw the beautiful picture of your coffee tray.
And it brightens my day, when I can laugh together with my little godchild (2 years old), can watch her smile and discover life.
And not at least it makes me happy when I realise once more, how happy I am in life and how much I am presented with god friends and friends and the fact that I can appreciate the little things...

jacqui said...

I would love it if someone invited me to tea and set a beautiful tray like that!!! Also spending time with friends and going out to dinner with my hubby for our 11th anniversary tonight!

Stefanie said...

I love having an hour to empty my google reader with a glass of diet cooldrink and a handfull of cashew nuts.

vivian said...

Love time to appreciate nature - up close. How the littles get a thrill from watching ladybugs, praying mantis and other insects. Observing untamed and ungroomed habitats (however rare). It's truly inspiring and restorative to appreciate God's creation.

Thanks!

milkcan said...

Yum! Those cupcakes look good!

Created for this... said...

A cup of coffee and time to read my bible before everyone is awake!

Vicky said...

My kitty cats :) reading a good book :) having an Aha! moment when reading scripture :) taking a walk :) corn on the cob :) and doing something for someone else :)

rndo64 said...

My favorite thing to do is to sit wrapped up in a quilt with my favorite scrapbook magazine with a cup of earl gray tea, in a quiet house, all alone.

Mrs. Welshon said...

I love having tea with my children. My son and I have been having tea together since he was little. It is a special bond we share, even though he is a teenager. How lucky I am to have such a boy.

LA said...

Every time I see my baby's face looking up at me with a huge smile, just after waking up, makes my heart melt. I love your blog Wilna and thank you for the inspiration!

Daniƫlla said...

How nice the tea tray is!
What makes me happy? Everything i can think of what makes me happy comes from God.
A nice picture with children, old people or any people for that matter! The things people do because of the love of God. Like your teatray, young people helping older people, charity, you name it!

Yeah..for sure; it is God that makes me happy!

Be blessed!

JenD said...

something that makes me happy is going to church with my family. Having the day off the enjoy or family and relax together.

phyllis said...

Waking up to find a note saying 'happy anniversary eve eve - I love you' two days before our 34th anniversary. I am so blessed to have this man in my life.

Anonymous said...

Die reuk van lente in die lug, die reuk van jasmyn in my tuin (reg by my kamervenster), die klanke van my 2 dogtertjies wat mekaar se geselskap geniet en lekker saamspeel, my "tall dark & handsome" manlief wat sy koerant lees op die sitkamerbank, en om saam met my vriendinne om ons kombuistafel te sit en teedrink en hartsake gesels.
Liefde vir julle almal - ingrid

caro said...

... it was Spring Day, at Nursery School, this week. We bought cupcakes in time, but really wanted the flowers to be from our garden ...
So, before anyone arrived, my son & I wandered down to the place where the jasmine grows. He LOVED the fragrance and just that we were allowed to pick it. Then we chose one bright yellow nasturtium to pick. I showed him how to wrap the stem in wet tissue, to keep it fresh. We spoke about how they are edible and taste peppery. I glowed, as I watched him treasure that bloom for almost an hour. How simply delightful !!!

Victoria S. said...

What a pretty tea tray you have set. i love it!
What makes me happy is when i know tht soemone is as happy to see me as i am to see them - Makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

Simple things like TEA-and MEMORIES, I clearly remember sitting having tea with my Dad (now passed) and looking out from the verandah overthe lawns and just listening to the silence and the bush - I miss it all so but they are HAPPY memories

xxxBoo

Anonymous said...

Just read your post "lady, just say thanks' = me too I get embarassed by the kindness but hey it is a good lesson to us all to sometimes just say THANKS, so hey Wilna THANKS for a site that really brightens my days. As you can see it is early here I am just about to do school run and where Am I......checking out my favourite site.

Have a happy day and.....


THANKS


xxxBoo

Anonymous said...

What makes me happy is sitting side by side with my hubby of a little over 51 years, drinking coffee, talking, or reading a book aloud. His vision is very poor so I read books aloud that he likes, and then we comment of them.
Mary from MO, than CA, and now VA for the time being!

Shayne said...

Beautiful post.

I was just thinking, before i read this, that i just love walking round my garden this time of year. The trees are greening up, the roses budding and everything looks new and filled with anticipation of what the spring will bring. I feel so complete and at peace when doing this.

Anonymous said...

A "little" thing (yet a big thing) that makes me happy is when a friend says "Im praying for you" and you didn't even have to ask for prayer. A little and good thing. have a wonderful day!
~Tammy

Brooke said...

there are so many little things that make me happy, but the first one that came to mind was this. My four year old son running up to me saying "mommy mommy mommy" to get my attention and once he has it he simply says "i love you" and runs off. It is as if whatever he was doing mattered no more until he expressed his love for me. I love that and it always makes my heart warm

Juel said...

Being able to sit on our newly finished deck with my husband first thing in the morning having our cups of coffee.....simple bliss.

embracingthenest said...

Since we are recent empty nesters, I wanted to do something together with my husband every night. So...We plan some little special snack for the late night and I pretty it up on a tray and we have that time to just enjoy our new freedom and not dwell on the negative. Something like, some leftover steak that I put on small skewers with some veggies, a block of specialty cheese (that we've never had before), and some crackers & a couple of glasses of wine or such...

Wenchy said...

Joy in the little things... that's beautiful. It made me smile today - thank you.