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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Little Time For Me

Sometimes you just need a little me time.  This afternoon I fixed myself a cup of tea and a donut for a snack and grabbed my bible and spent a little time with the Lord.

I wanted it to be a little special, so a nice teacup, a pretty silver tray, a lovely plate and I was ready to relax.

A pretty monogrammed napkins helps make it special.

A small crytal tealight holder with a wonderful cinnamon candle.

Seems like if we make our "me" time a little special, then we really relax and enjoy.  I hope you fix a special place for you to relax and enjoy your time.

I am linking to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thurs.  Be sure to visit her and see some wonderful tablescapes.

Don't forget the Christmas Cloche Party on Dec. 10th.  Grab the button and spread the word, and then get out those cloches and let's play.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.





56 comments:

  1. Beautiful tray for one, Marty!

    Believe it or not I included a Christmas cloche in my post, I just published for Tablescape Thursday. Had one in the post yesterday. I bet I could get one together for the party, don't you?Sounds like fun.

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  2. that looks and sound so nice. What a great chance to refresh and renew your spirit.

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  3. Hi sweet Marty!
    What a beautiful post and what a beautiful spot you have created for yourself.
    You are so right. We all need to take a little time, relax and meditate. Thanks for reminding us to slow down and enjoy life.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Marty, This sounds like the perfect way to spend a fall aternoon.I love spending time with God!
    Yvonne

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  5. Just a beautiful way for you to sit and read the Word. It's lovely.

    And I did take in the details of that napkin and other pretties on the tray. But I admit it was mighty hard to concentrate with that sprinkled doughnut flashing out there light a neon "feed me" sign. ha!

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  6. A beautiful tray of snacks and a wonderful reminder!

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  7. I like a little tea time, but that doughnut looked pretty yummy!!!

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  8. That is so beautiful Marty!
    You really touched my heart with this post. It's so true, we all need a little me time and making it pretty is even better!
    I just got done reading the cloche party post and I am excited!
    The one you did with the little girl figurine is just so precious!
    Hugs Friend and count me in for the cloche party!
    Cindy

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  9. I am glad you got some time to relax, Marty. And who wouldn't with that beautiful tea setting?...Christine

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  10. Marty, that is just beautiful. I love that tray. I have been looking for one, but haven't found the one yet.

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  11. This post tugged at my heart strings. I've been struggling to make myself sit down and have my quiet time and do my reading. What a great idea to try to make it a special time by adding other special elements into it. Thank you!!

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  12. What a great setting Marty, your tray is beautiful-enjoy:@)

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  13. Beautiful setting for some quiet time and you truly need that, busy lady! The tray is gorgeous and so is the crystal candle holder. I would be so relaxed here. Enjoy!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Just lovely! Enjoy your special time.
    DD

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  15. What a lovely way to treat yourself. And you teacup is beautiful.

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  16. Very nice, Marty! I think that sometimes we need to remember to treat ourselves a little special. Too often we concern ourselves so much with everyone else, we forget about us!

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  17. My kind of day, Marty ... absolutely lovely.

    Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  18. Marty,

    Good for you. I like to have me time as well, and what better way to relax than by communing with God.

    Blessings to you,
    Kathy

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  19. OK... I want to play on the 10th too.. I need to write it on my calander.. or... I will forget!
    Did you put on some pretty music for your me time too? I always do.
    have a sweet night
    hugs
    vivian

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  20. Everyone needs to take a little me time everyday and recharge our spiritual batteries. Hope you enjoyed your time reading.

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  21. Marty, this is a great idea. I have done this some but not quite so elegantly. I love your silver tray. That donut looks delicious too! I just love that you included a wonderfully scented candle also! Very nice!

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  22. Splendid, and that doughnut sure looked good!

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  23. I love your idea! Making time with the Lord something special takes it from the 'ordinary' to the extra-ordinary. Something to look forward to.
    ~Adrienne~

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  24. A very special "Me time" setting! Yes, we all need to slow down and spend some quality time with our Lord and bible!

    Katherine

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  25. Oh, how beautiful and special. I need to do that! I never seem to find time for ME...and I sure could use a little more time with the Lord! I hope things will slow down soon and then I'm going to get out my best crystal, my china, a pretty candle...and some chocolate!

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  26. What a great way to spend time with the Lord! Sometimes we forget how special it is. Thanks for reminding us!

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  27. What a relaxing spot Marty. I've got to carve out a space. I'd love a spot to sit and read. With a hot cup of tea, of course.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hello Marty,
    what a nice break. I love how you treated yourself with such a nice little tea tray. Beautiful done and I love the doughut.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  29. Marty, this looks like a lovely way to spend a little me time.
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

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  30. Hi Marty! What a lovely spot to take a little 'me' time!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. I love the spot you have created for your me time. What a wonderful idea.

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  32. You have created a special time to spend with the Lord, and isn't that how we should always do it? Bringing our best efforts to God is always beautiful. I'll bet you had a wonderful time, {and that donut looks yummy!!}

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  33. Marty there is nothing better than spending some alone time with God, that is the best time of the day. You added a special treat to your day with tea. Love you,Kathysue

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  34. Hi Marty...

    My friend, just looking at your beautiful photos is relaxing at it's best!!! Ohhh...that last photo of your beautiful chair...the ottoman with that gorgeous fur throw...and the elegant silver tray full of goodies...well, it just doesn't get any better! Spending time with the Lord is the most relaxing of all! Thank you for sharing your lovely time with us, sweet friend!!! So sweet and sooo beautiful!

    Marty, thank you so much for coming by today! Your sweet note of warm well wishes is so appreciated, sweet friend! Thank you!!! Just in case I don't get back by before Thanksgiving...I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed holiday!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!
    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  35. Hi Marty........ you forget to mention that delicious looking doughnut:)... you are right make US special is very refreshing... Love your delicate and decent napkin very much... crockry yes its beautiful....... love the beautiful and very traditional handle of the cup...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com
    Love
    Farah

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  37. It sure looks like you had a wonderful time for Yourself..
    candles and tea in such a lovely home..

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  38. I love that you made that special effort just for yourself, and a cloche party?! I may have to make an attempt with mine! Janell

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  39. What a lovely post Marty. I'm already getting so busy and stressed out for Thanksgiving and I have a week to go. I guess I need to stop and think about things and what is important and what is not. Please know that your blog has become a daily part of my life, but today was special. Take care...Sue.

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  40. Just lovely, Marty. It is the perfect respite to have during the busy holiday season. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  41. Hmmmm.... I was trying SO HARD to reach thru my screen and grab the donut! Looks YUMMY!! enJOY your time for you - you desrve it Marty!!

    :D Lynda

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  42. I like the way you think. I think more of us need to have some nice treats for ourselves.

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  43. I little "me" time is so necessary this time of year, I'm glad you were able to grab a moment. Your tray looks so inviting I'd like to just sit down with you a chat for awhile. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Spending time with the Lord is an everyday event for me. I love your tea for one. It is so nice to sit and have tea with Him. I am glad that you shared this post with us. Thank you.

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  45. Just beautiful...peaceful, relaxing, a time to reflect. I love it! That napkin is so pretty! I can remember the days when nearly every household - no matter how humble - had monogrammed linens that were either new or passed down. I have some passed down from my Mom and Grandmom, and just bought a set of my own a couple of weeks ago that I hope to pass on to my stepdaughter or niece. Beautiful setting! I hope you and yours have a wonderful, peace-filled Thanksgiving.

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  46. What a great post and what a great storytelller you are, Marty- how lovely.It seems like I hear you talking to me, I can see you sitting in your chair and relaxing.We share a love of beautiful embroidered napkins , I think !!
    Lovely !!Bih hugs
    Bea

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  47. It truly is so important to take time during the day and spend it with the Lord. I love your monogrammed napkin!

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  48. Oh boy do I need some Me time. IF you hear your doorbell, you'll know it's just me wanting to borrow some of yours.
    :) HUGS!!

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  49. I like that lay out a treat for yourself as nicely as you would for a guest. Cheryl

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  50. Such a lovely tray and the monogrammed napkin is so pretty!

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  51. I'll bet that our Lord likes donuts, too. What a wonderful way to make quiet time special. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  52. What a beautiful post. I loved your tray and the tea cup. The monogrammed napkin is my favorite, as i am such a sucker for those!

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  53. Good for you, Marty. Sometimes I think if we don't take time out to spoil ourselves it doesn't happen.

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  54. Marty,
    This is such a sweet post. I love the space you've set up for yourself. Thanks always for making my day!
    Sharlotte

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