January 2012 - Trails of Hats'n Hospitalitea

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is a rose… Welcome to my 11th Tea Time Tuesday. Celebrating a special day today as it is the 2nd Birthday for Tea Tuesday Hosted by our lovely friend Sandi over at  Rose Chintz Cottage where friends gather for a speck of life’s simple pleasures, be it a place setting, china or sweets….somewhere we all connect.

A Rose, is a rose, is a rose is a rose… was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. In that poem, the first “Rose” is the name of a person. Stein later used variations on the sentence in other writings, and “A rose is a rose is a rose” is probably her most famous quotation, often interpreted as meaning “things are what they are.”  

What they are for each is individual but for me my first rose would be yes a name, Rose Mockett my grandmother. My second Rose would be the middle name of my daughter Victoria Rose. My third rose is pleasurable but comes with many thorns, my “Grandma’s Tea Room.”

Give it up for a Rose

Grandma's Tea Pot

A Gifted Rose Tea Cup

Rose tea cup

Under sits a Saucer

rose saucer for a tea cup

Elegant Rose Cup & Saucer

rose tea cup

My 3rd Rose, Anna-Grace

My 3rd Rose Anna-Grace

Rose Coloured Birthday Card marks a celebration

Rose Coloured Birthday Card

Rose Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant

SeaGlass Rose

Wire Wrapped Rose Beads

Rose Beads

Rose Sea Glass, Lovely isn’t it?

Rose SeaGlass

What are “The Thorns”? For me the thorns are not colourful, they are stressful and come from  something I enjoy the most in life and that is our Grandma’s Tea Room and Blogging.  I’m learning fast that the wonderful things I created in my life have become too much to handle as I’ve aged ten years in this past one, and so I need to cut back, just a little.  I’m taking a blog break. I’ll miss you my friends, but please don’t feel I’ve gone away for long, heavens no! but just long enough to compose for, A rose, is a rose, is a rose.

~Hugs Cindy   

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Going to Grandma’s House for Tea

…to most people

Grandma's Tea Room

means following the path of teapots towards the tea room, walking through the perennial gardens past the Koi pond and onto the great room where we put on hats and sip tea at Grandma’s Afternoon Tea Room.

…but to these 4 girls

webcam tea party

the girls and I have a tea partygoing to grandma’s house for tea means sitting in their North Carolina home on the webcam and watching grandma in her hat. The girls poured sweet tea into little china cups while grandma entertains the idea of their webcam tea party.  

…is it any wonder I don’t get any work done?

I love and miss you girls…  love grandma ~OO~


Thank you for joining me in my afternoon Tea Time Tuesday. I joined up with Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage where friends gather for tea.  

Thank you Sandi for this tea opportunity. 

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