Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter Weekend Wonderland

My weekend began with hubby's quartet serenading me at work
(see Friday's post for more).
The day seemed normal enough until later that night when it began to snow!
This a major occurrance here on the coast.
It was amazing standing on the front porch snapping pictures of the snow falling while the sounds of children playing drifted through the night air.
For many of these children this was their first snow experience:).
Our back patio covered in snow.
By morning the snow blanketed everything in a layer of sparkling white.
This was Terra Cottage's first snow:).
Pale hues of pink illumintated the shimmering layers of white.
No sitting on the bench today!
The flag adds a burst of color to the backdrop of white.
Spanish moss and snow-an unusual combination!
Sparkling trees.
A snow trimmed fountain.
Kasey, Calvin, and Lizzy enjoyed their first time playing in the snow:).
By lunchtime it was mostly melted with only the remnants of snowmen remaining around town.
Of course, there was no time to play in the snow as I had to prepare for tea with the wives of hubby's quartet members later in the day.
It was a small gathering with an Earl Gray and Vanilla tea blend being served.
Cranberry scones with strawberry preserves, cheese straws, and olives to nibble.
After tea we all met at a local restaurant for dinner.
Sunday was a time to rest.
Kramer was curled up (so was his tail:).
Kasey, Lizzy, Calvin, and Kramer were worn out from all of the weekend excitment.
While they rested I prepared a pot of Vanilla Rose tea and a small plate of chocolates and spent some time reflecting on the LOVE-liness of the Valentine's Day weekend:).
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!
What kind of LOVE-ly things did you do?

11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Kim! It looks as if you had a splendid weekend of love and laughter! How romantic of your husband's quartet to serenade you at work! And then to have the childrens' laughter and joy waft through the cold air. Then....all the furry friends all curled up, nestled in warm, cozy chairs....a perfect Victorian picture. How marvelous that WE can great the beauty around us. May we know how to transfer that beauty to those around us.

Thank you for visiting my post; you looked stunning in your Victorian era gown!

Anita

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness.... What a wierd picture of Spanish Moss & Snow of all things!!
We are going to get about 6"+ tonight into tomorrow...Ugh!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Bernideen said...

What abeautiful tea this was! Everything looks delicious.

Paula said...

Dearest Kim,

I enjoyed all of your lovely photos so much! Wasn't the snow wonderful? I am so glad you had such a nice covering of it! Terra Cottage looks so charming and so Victorian!!! How exciting for it to be your first snowfall. I can see the doggies had fun! All of the tea and food looks so good!

Kasey, Lizzy, Calvin and Kramer are all so sweet and adorable!!! I love seeing them all snug in the sofa pillows. Pearl and Poppy do the very same!

Love to you dear friend,
Paula

The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

I love the pictures but especially the one of you being held by the quartet! I'm glad everyone enjoyed the snow. The goodies looked scrumptious.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Mm, that tea looked amazing. Snow, huh? We had the warmest weather, very Spring-like. The Husband took me to a beautiful golf course for brunch and we went for an old-fashioned Sunday drive.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh how pretty Kim ~ having snow and all looks so pretty and romantic.
Terra Cottage looks lovely with a coating of snow.
Glad that you all had a wonderful Valentines Weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

crochet lady said...

What lovely things on your blog today and what specail treatment, to be sweetly sung to at work!

Your pets all look so cozy sleeping away.

Eastlake Victorian said...

Kim-

It looks like you had an amazingly fun-filled Valentine Weekend! You and the barbershop quartet... how romantic and fun was that?! Then that beautiful snowfall... then the delicious-looking tea you hosted. It all makes me smile! :)

-Pam

La Petite Gallery said...

I am just crazy for Barbershop
Quartets. They are hard to find in Maine. The Tea sounds devine, what fun..
my first visit

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Kim,
OMG!!! They are all too cute! I love how they all have their places on the sofa!!!!
Debbie-Dabble