The Porch

Welcome to Betty's favorites! My name is Betty and I am a self proclaimed "Serial Plate Collector!" Please, take out your best tea cup, fix yourself some tea and stay a while.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Great-granddaughter, Sidney & G-grandmother Betty

This family photo is of  my great-granddaughter, Sidney.  She's so sweet!!!
Taken Christmas 2010 in Rockcastle KY.

Betty A.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Treasured Finds

Dear Friends and Family,

Please leave a note below in comments, so I will know you are here.  I'm back after a long absence due to illness.  While away, I found some new ideas that I will add.

Welcome to Belle Ayers Tea Parlor and Boutique, a blog of rambling thoughts and daily happenings in the life of Betty, who is passionate about tea, treasured finds, and genealogy.  Promise, I WON'T send you my family tree!

Please respond and let us know what you're doing.  What is your favorite tea?  Your favorite treasured find?  We will write about everything, including feathering your nest!

Have you heard?  Everyone is talking about repurposing.  While I'm driving, I always look to see what families are throwing away, and if it looks good, I have my husband, Ed put it in the car.  I'm greatly surprised at what nice pieces of furniature people discard when moving.  There is something immensely satisfying about reinventing flea market and curbside treasures.   While you're out searching for your own treasures to repurpose, stay on the lookout for mercury glass and sunburst merriors, 2 hot items.  Enjoy going to estate sales and thrift stores.  We are both busy trying to get our health issues taken care of.  People are also donating excellent home decor,
furniture, and extremely nice items to the Good Will.   

Glad to be back and I appreciate all of you super friends and families for taking the time out of your busy life to come enjoy this blog, and posting your comments.
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Hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a joyous New Year!
Hugs, Betty A.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Feathering Your Nest

Feathering Your Nest...

You are invited to post your decorating, flea finds, designs, crafts, table settings, etc.  Anything relating to feathering your nest.  We will all enjoy it!  And, Do become a follower.  The more, the merrier.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cozy Book Club Sunday

Cozy Book Club Sunday...

This is the beginning of Cozy Book Club Sunday, sharing sweet memories.   What book are you giving your mom?  Fix your favorite cup of tea and join us for a relaxing on-line conversation about the book you read during the last six weeks.  Choose your book to read.  Easter...are you reading an Easter book?  June is National Rose month.  What book will you choose to read?

Suggestions:  Jane Austen novels, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Please add your suggestions.

Happy Reading,

Tea Cup Tuesday

Tea Cup Tuesday

Hello my tea cup loving friends!  I'm so excited to do my first Tea Cup Tuesday.  I feel like everything is getting back to normal after our move.  Yesterday, I took time to shop and found some lovely pink items.   I'll be showing Other colors of teacup and saucers, too!   See you here.

Have a tealightful week,

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday...

Hello Pinkies!

This will be my first Pink Saturday and I would love for you to join me.  I think it's time to be "pink!"  We are still working to get unpacked.  Boxes are everywhere.  I am still working hard learning how to use my website.  See you here!

Hugs, Betty

Monday, January 17, 2011

On-Line Tea Shop

Twilight Rose Tea Pot

On-Line Tea Shop

What our Tea Shop to offer...

* Serving with style...Folding Tiered Server, Sugar Tongs, Tartlet Server, Teapot Teaspoons, Teapot Table Cloth Weights, The White Scroll Collection, Teapot Votive Holder, Flowering Tea Set, Bombay Teapot Collection.

* A Passion for Tea...