Saturday, December 17, 2022

Christmas at Le Musée Trouvé - 2022

 Hello Dear Friends!

I hope your holiday planning is coming along well and you are having a nice time!  It's that time again for the Christmas exhibit at Le Musée Trouvé!

(As always, click on the images in order to see them larger.  Lots of details to see in these pictures!)

Starting to set up the exhibit (and starting with the beautiful folded
paper star that was sent to me by my friend Liz in her holiday card a
couple of years ago)...

After a bit more work, everything is in place!

Wishing all Friends of The Gossamer Tearoom
a Bright and Beautiful Holiday Season!



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But, it looks like some folks are able to leave Anonymous comments
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Friday, November 4, 2022

Drawlloween 2022 - Final Week

 Hello There, Dear Friends!

Can you believe we have come to the Final Week of Drawlloween???  Thank you so much for joining me here to take a look at my drawings!

Scarytale Ending

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Drawlloween 2022 - Week Four

 Hello Again, Dear Friends!

Welcome to Week Four of Drawlloween!

Goth Moth

Candlelight Fright

Fang Club



Ocean Oddities


Thank you for joining me again this week and I hope

to see you again next week for the final drawings

of Drawlloween for 2022!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Drawlloween 2022 - Week Three

 Hello Again, Dear Friends of The Tearoom and Welcome to Week Three of Drawlloween


A Lot of Legs

Hairy Scary


Mostly Ghostly


Double Trouble

I hope to see you again next week for more Drawlloween drawings!

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Drawlloween 2022 - Week Two

 Hello Again, Dear Friends and Welcome to Week Two of Drawlloween!


Lagoon Creature Feature

Cult Costume

Game of Bones


Ghoul Scout


Thank you so much for visiting!
Hoping to see you again next week for another week of
Mab's Drawlloween Club drawings!!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Drawlloween 2022 - Week One

 Hello to you, Dear Friends of The Tearoom!

Once again, it is time for Drawlloween!  Here are the drawings I've made for the first week of prompts!

Spooky Self-Portrait


Dragon Wagon

Space Case

Witch Wednesday


Pun Dead

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my first week of Drawlloween 
I hope to see you next week again for Week Two!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Teeniest of Teeny Teas...

Hello to you, Dear Friends of The Tearoom,

Does it ever happen to you that even a happy thing can make you feel anxious?  Sadly, that is what seems to have happened during the planning of this Teeny Tea.  After one thing and another feeling like it conspired against my best efforts this summer, the warm weather here in Maine seems to be waning, the porch garden seems to be going to sleep for the year and still, a tea was not accomplished.  So, I have scaled it down, making it the teeniest of Teeny Teas.  I hope you will still enjoy it and I hope I have some things to make up for it in my post today.

First of all, when I started doing my Teeny Teas in 2016, I started out with some preliminary ideas, a lot of which I did not share at the time.  One lovely morning in June, I took some pictures, with the bigger Teeny Tea in mind.  Most of these photos have not been shown before this time, but I recently came across them and decided to share them with you.  I hope you enjoy them:

(As always, feel free to click on images in order to see them larger.)

Visitors to The Tearoom with the sharpest eyes will spot that these
photos were taken before we had the house and porch painted,
making the Little Purple House!

Just like now, Mr. Bear and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle were enjoying their morning on the porch, in the summertime.

Here are some photos of some moments from past Teeny Teas!

We've had so much fun in the time I've been doing them!

And we look forward to having so many more!

And now, welcome to the teeniest Teeny Tea yet,
six years later, taken while hummingbirds buzzed overhead
in protest of my sitting in their flight path while taking the pictures!

Our tea for today is not exactly tea, although, it is made with an infusion of butterfly pea flowers in simple syrup, so maybe it’s similar to a tisane?  It’s such a warm day that we only want cold drinks and what could be more refreshing than a limeade?  Today’s drink is more of a mixology experiment and could definitely be made as a full-sized drink (and, I’ll bet, if you were so inclined, you could add a bit of vodka to, as well).  Here’s my recipe for Magical Purple Limeade: 

Make a simple syrup using 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.  Bring to a boil and turn off the heat.  Add one large tea-ball, filled with dried butterfly pea flowers.  Steep until syrup is a dark purple blue color.  Store in a glass jar and refrigerate. 

Make lime ice cubes by juicing one or two fresh limes, adding an equal amount of water and freezing in ice cube trays.

When you are ready to make your drinks, assemble your ingredients.  Add a good amount of the blue flower syrup to your glass (to taste).  Fill most of the way up the glass with your favorite chilled seltzer (I love using LaCroix Tangerine).  Float several of the lime ice cubes on top.  Stir gently and sip!  The blue of the syrup will magically turn purple or pink (depending on how many lime ice cubes you use)!  A refreshing and surprising drink to serve to guests!

Serving mixed berry fruit shortbread cookies (made with crushed,
freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries), along with our limeade!

Some of the newest members of our Family are enjoying a treat today!
Edwardy is happy to be outside and enjoying the day!

Valentina, the deer with the blue ribbon on her neck joined our 
family this year too, coming to live with us after having lived with
our Dear Friend Laura!

Here is our dear family member Eadwig, enjoying limeade and cookie!

The deer are enjoying some crushed cookie crumbs.

Thank you so much for joining us here at The Tearoom today!

Hoping our bright memories from here today will keep you warm on cold winter days,
until we can meet here once again.