Saturday, January 19, 2013

~ Afternoon Tea ~

After closing the shop for the day, most of my afternoons and evenings are busy spent playing catch up with household chores. Do you have those types of evenings? Or are you one to sit back relax and take time for yourself? Do you light a candle and let the world take you away?
The other afternoon late
I actually took some "me" time. I know, that doesn't happen too often.  I gathered a few things and headed for the dining room.

Usually I'm a late afternoon coffee drinker, me and Maxwell House Coffee go back a long way. I decided a hot cup of tea was needed for the soul, something to help me unwind.
With a case of the munchies going on, cookies seem to fit the bill.
Even with the "me" time going on I can't just sit so why not take the time to enjoy a stroll through a good book.
My daughter knows how I'm longing to see the Biltmore. Recently she and g-son moved to N.C. about 20 minutes from the Biltmore, she's had the opportunity to visit this beautiful masterpiece a couple of times.

I feel so refreshed after taking a bit of time for "me". I highly recommend you taking a bit of time just for You.

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Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Great idea Lynne! I guess I get to have more me time than I should but I'm all for a couple of cookies and some coffee in the afternoon for a pick me up!
Biltmore is on my to "go to" list too! I look forward to seeing it!
Lucky you having your daughter so close!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are so pretty and peaceful...this is a perfect way to spend some time in the afternoon. I usually have a cup of tea in the evening, I love my Dunkin Donuts coffee throughout the day!

We have been to Asheville twice and stayed just minutes from the Biltmore. We toured it the first time we went and just really enjoyed it. The grounds are just as pretty as the mansion. You will love it!


The French Hutch said...

I love candles Lynn. I always light them when guests are expected or a cozy cold winter evening at home.

The French Hutch

Kathleen said...

When I worked full time, no, never any me time. But now, absolutely! Life is short!
Here from Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

The Tablescaper said...

You have the right idea. We all would be better off with a little me time. I have so much blue and white that I felt that I was right there beside you! Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sheila said...

Since Christmas, I've been way too busy for any "me" time. That cup of tea looks pretty tempting though. Come to think of it, I guess browsing my favorite blogs is really some of my "me" time. I enjoy watching what others are doing to their homes.

As far as the MUST go! I have been twice, both times in late April. The gardens were absolutely breath taking, along with the drive there. I now would like to go in the summertime to see the gardens in bloom.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I would love to go to the Biltmore, I always think it would be so beautiful and breath taking...someday...and I know you will make it there too,,,

Rhonda said...

So glad you got some me time! I'm sure you desperately needed it! And now that your daughter lives in NC, I hope you get an opportunity soon to visit the Biltmore. It's magnificent!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely, Lynne! I grew up about an hour from the Biltmore estate but haven't visited it since I was a little girl. Sounds like you have a trip to NC in your future! Hugs...Debbie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

After dinner and the evening news in front of the fireplace, I usually end up playig the piano for awhile, taking a shower and playing scrabble on the computer. A cup of tea...not so much. I sometimes have trouble sleeping so am trying not to snack or drink anything stimulating before bed.
Boring evenings...for some. For me it's pure heaven!

Bonnie said...

Glad you got to have some "me " time, Lynne. Your tea table is so inviting. I have been drinking hot tea everyday for the last two weeks.

I think watching Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs has made me think of enjoying a cup of hot tea. The cooler temperatures also brings it to mind.

It will be fun to visit your daughter and see the Biltmore. The greenhouse is amazing and there are tons of great antique shops nearby.