Monday, 25 January 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Tea and Candlelight


It's been snowing again and the skies are dim.
I was sitting in my chair knitting and thought a cup of tea would be nice. 
It was just a blend of tea that I put together.
Some chamomile, mint, red raspberry leaf, yarrow, rose-hip,
spruce tip, and calendula.

I just pulled my computer chair over and it was within easy reach.  
I'm knitting more socks....seems to be my favourite knitting project.

As of late the power has seemed to be flickering 
an astounding amount...and then also going out for periods of time.
One day it went out while we were having breakfast
so we lit the candles and finished our meal.
We then moved candles to the living room and sat around until it got lighter.
Then we headed out to shovel snow and when we came in 
the power had come back on.
I love having candles on hand so that they are accessible  
for any situation.
Do you have a candle stash?
I also stash matches....only makes sense.  

This week I was given a gift of a pretty terrarium pot.
I love how the top reminds me of a lamp globe.
I'm thinking of perhaps trying rosemary in it? 
It's one of those herbs that is harder to grow. 
I am going to wait just a bit longer so that 
it has a better chance with more sunshine.

Of course as I think of growing things....
I wanted to share this delightful pink geranium blossom.
The plant is quite dormant, but it's starting to come out again.
Love the cheerful colour!
One of those little details in life that can make you smile! 

All these little aspects of our homes are precious details that the Lord has 
given to us to make our homes
places that others want to spend time in. 
The details that make home and not just a house to stay in.
The Lord is so good and enables us
as homemakers to add these details to our lives.
Thinking of other details...
with the power outages I'm also thankful for 
the blanket collection we have.  
Do you collect blankets? 
Knitted/ crocheted/ sewn/ quilts?
Do you have a favourite?

Thanks so much for dropping by! 
Love and Prayers,


TrishB said...

I'm so grateful that the Lord has given me a home and family to take care of. I was just thinking about my blankets. Should I count them and see how many I've made? :)

Margie said...

Love the blue-themed tea set!

I do have a stash of candles (regular and battery-operated).

mamasmercantile said...

I do indeed have a stash of candles and extra blankets. I love both quilted and crochet throws which I like to make myself.