Back from Colorado

April 10, 2016

I had a lovely blogging break, friends. Maybe you know already that I was in Colorado visiting my mom and sister and her family. And . . . three lovely blogging friends. Three! Oh, and met a fourth, new-to-me blogger.

First, I met with Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose and her mom Debbie of She Graces Her Home in God's Beauty. I felt very intrepid and adventurous as I journeyed through winding mountain passes in the snow-capped Rockies. Such different terrain than that in Michigan. Such wide and panoramic vistas. And, of course, I was filled with anticipation to meet my special blogging friends.

Well, Debbie and Stephanie are just as lovely and special as you would imagine them to be. Two beautiful and gracious women. I felt we were old friends as we sat and talked the afternoon away. Stephanie got some beautiful pictures of our time together here on her blog. The tea room was just beautiful, but I was too busy talking and eating and enjoying myself to get many pictures.

A few days later I headed down to Castle Rock, Colorado, to meet Roxy of Living from Glory to Glory, and her daughter-in-law, Amy, who blogs at God's Grace Overflows.  Another very special mother and daughter (in-law).

Today, I'm sharing my gifts from Debbie. Both Stephanie and Roxy also gifted me with some real lovelies, but I'll save sharing those for my next post.

Debbie gave me a beautiful teapot and matching teacup. I was overwhelmed by her generosity. (She also treated me to lunch as well!) Aren't they beautiful? I've always wanted a black teacup; I think the black with floral design looks very old-fashioned and Victorian.

I will so enjoy using these, Debbie. What pleasant memories they will recall.

And just so you know it isn't all tea parties and flowers around here . . .

. . . here I prepare to battle it out with my three nephews in a grueling Dart Warz game. I guess I didn't look too threatening. Some of the little kids were coming up to me and loaning me extra ammunition. Figured I needed help.

Looking forward to catching up with everybody.

Linking with No Place Like Home.


  1. Hello Deborah,
    Wow how exciting to have met with Stephanie, her mom, with Roxy and her daughter-in-law! Wow four bloggers. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time meeting up. It's nice to meet blog friends. Hope you have a nice week getting all settled back to home. Take care.
    Julie xo

  2. Oh Deborah, look at you! I just LOVE the last photo and it shows your fun and adventurous side :) My son has a tote full of Nerf guns that we enjoy using, but we have a rule that there is no playing around my tea cup collection {{smiles}} He is very good to abide by that.

    I still think of the day we met with sweet fondness. You are such a blessing, my friend, and meeting you will have been the highlight of 2016. Thank you for enriching my life with your friendship. Sending love and hugs your way!

  3. You all look so lovely! Glad you had a great time with family and meeting these 2 other bloggers! What a nice trip. Loved the gifts they gave you too!

  4. I think it is so wonderful for you to have met with 4 bloggers.

    I love Stephanie and Debbie's blogs. They are such dear, sweet and gentle ladies.

    I will check out the other two blogs that you gave the links to.

    Thank you for being the lovely lady that you are and for also showing your fun side with that last picture.

    Have a great week Deborah ~ FlowerLady

  5. That gorgeous black teacup and teapot caught my eye and soon enough it was your blog, so I didn't wait a sec!
    How awesome you met FOUR bloggers my friend. I'm a bit green jealous, wish I was there with all those great other bloggers, how fun you all had lunch and tea...what wonderful time!
    I'm glad you're back blogging. Have a super week ahead.

  6. Welcome back, Deborah! You are on a ROLL with the blogger meet-ups! I'm so glad that you had a chance to spend time with Stephanie and Debbie in that fabulous tea room! The black chintz teapot and teacup that you received from Debbie is gorgeous! I purchased the same set last fall, but I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't even taken it out of its packaging yet (you know you have too many teawares when...).

    Your last photo cracked me up. I haven't seen or played with a Nerf gun in decades. Nice to see that the newer generations are enjoying Nerf!

  7. Deborah,
    What a nice visit you had with these lovely ladies!!! It is evident by the smiles in the photo that a good time was had by all!!! That is a beautiful teapot and teacup! I love the black print. I do hope I get to meet some blogging friends at some point in the future! Have a great week Deborah!

  8. Oh Deborah, how wonderful for you to meet so many fellow bloggers! Isn't it so much fun? You ladies look beautiful and such kind gifts you received and wonderful memories to treasure I'm sure!

  9. It was good to hear that you made it home safely, Deborah.
    What joy fills me heart as I see you enjoying your tea cup and tea pot.
    I know it is going to grace your home beautifully.

    Looks like you had a blast with your nerf gun! I think I need to have a few of those around our home for when all the grand sons are here.

    I look forward to your other post.
    I'm like Stephanie, there is a fondness in my heart for you and your precious friendship after our time together.
    By the way~~ I've been drinking an awful lot of my rooibos tea these days, that bark is quite addicting. Ha! :-)

    Much love~~ Debbie

  10. What a lovely blessing to meet up with fellow bloggers, loved the stunning teapot and teacup such an unusual pattern. I smiled at your attempt at a fierce face...

  11. Hi Deborah! What a great break and visits with family & friends. I love the teapot, cup & saucer. You look terrific, and I look forward to hearing more from you.

  12. Whew, you certainly deserve a nice tea break as a welcome home, Deborah. You have certainly been on a roll it's your traveling adventures and meeting blogging friends. The teapot and teacup are just gorgeous and im sure make you feel so elegant. What fun you must've had with your nephews!!
    Enjoy your week at home!

  13. Hi Deborah, stopping by to say hello and so enjoyed seeing the fun meeting you had with our dear Debbie and Stephanie. Love the pic of you all together. All such pretty ladies. Love the teapot and cup gift from Debbie. What a treasure. I am sure it was also fun to meet up with dear Roxy and her dil too. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your break meeting all the special friends from blogland and seeing your family too. I so look forward to another time when you are in Texas and we can try again to meet up~~ or if and when I get to Michigan again.
    Loved seeing the pics over at Stephanie's too.
    Have a great week back home!! xo

  14. Deborah, what a lovely trip you had! You have been getting around lately, haven't you? I think you've met Celestina and Kitty in Texas and now these lovely ladies. How blessed for you all. I love the teapot and teacup you received. I have one in the same pattern too only mine is like a little mug sitting on a saucer. Very pretty! Looks you had fun with your nephews too. So glad you shared this with us. Have a beautiful day.


  15. How wonderful to meet with these blog friends. Wishing you a lovely week.

  16. Dearest Deborah,
    That was a very lovely meeting with special and sweet blogger friends! So happy for all of you for having realized this.
    You are quite a sport for playing with your nephews; you made me laugh and no, you don't look very dangerous...
    Sending you hugs,

  17. Hello Deborah, I enjoyed this post! We all enjoyed you so much and I think you made a big hit with all of us! Glad you are back home safe and sound, as you were very brave to drive through the mountains in the cold and wintery weather! I did a post today on our visit with you also. I appreciate your friendship.
    Love, Roxy

  18. What a wonderful photo of the three of you! You have been so lucky to meet up with so many bloggers. It sounds like you had a wonderful time together. Your new teacup and teapot are gorgeous! I like black in teacups too. One of my favourites is a black-rimmed teacup with pink roses. I'm so happy for you that you had such a successful trip. Hugs :)

  19. Hi Deborah, I just came over from Roxy's blog and had to meet you(I'm going to subscribe to your blog too). I haven't had the privilege of meeting Roxy or Amy in person, though we live in the same state-just at opposite ends. I'm also going to check out the other two friends you met up with; I love the blogging world-so many incredible people!
    Hugs, Noreen

  20. LOL from genteel teas to WARS with the kiddos post ! :)

  21. How very exciting to meet blogging friends. I've never had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie or Debbie (yet) but I think they are delightful women and through them I found your wonderful blog. It was a pleasure to stop by here today.

  22. How wonderful! Sounds like a lovely visit. The teapot and teacup are beautiful!

    God bless!

  23. Well, I don't know how I missed this post until now! I went to look for the other day and you hadn't posted yet and I see you posted it on Sunday, a day when I rarely visit blogland. I had read everyone else's account of your visit and I was thrilled for guys! And oh my goodness, that teacup and matching teapot is absolutely stunning! I am sure you will cherish them and the memories surrounding your visit forever! Can I just say that I am a tad jealous of all of you?? OK, I won't....forgive me! Love the photos all look precious in those hats!


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