Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, Solitude, Sips, and Satie

Hello, friends....

It is the end of the busy, busy day of a most busy season.  I have begun my winter cleaning ritual, the arduous task of downsizing and donating, tax preparation, and preparing for the coming week's festivities.  Needless to say, it can be a bit cumbersome, as we have a large family.  At the end of a long day, and once my angels from tall to small are tucked away in bed and fast asleep, I treat myself to a little bit of self-indulging solitude.
 

A fireside reverie




between myself and beautiful prose (or in this case verse),


and the soft, soothing music of Satie.


It is a wonderful way to end the night





and bid a final farewell to the Fall,





for it will be winter soon.






I hope you'll enjoy the sights paired with the sounds of Satie's Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes in the following link.  This is a YouTube video I watch or listen to quite often.  The beauty of the piano combined with wonderful images of nature is sublime.  You might have to be on a PC in order to view, but it is worthwhile. 
 


From my collection:

Teapot, Ellgreave, Wood & Sons division genuine ironstone
Cameo demitasse and saucer, unknown 
Text, from my collection:  The Harvard Classics, 1937 Deluxe Edition 
Crochet tea towel, Boutross Fine Linens, Horchow/Neiman Marcus


Have you began your Christmas shopping?



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30 comments:

  1. What a truly lovely respite from the stress, cares and worries of the world.

    Your tea time, cozy fire and GORGEOUS enchanting music is pure relaxation.

    I feel as though I have just been to a spa. Now where did I put my fluffy white terrycloth robe?!?

    : - )

    Hugs.

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  2. I am so glad you shared your fireside tea. I am getting really into guessing what brands they are and my first guess on yours was Arthur Woods and my second guess was an Ellgreave. I love it! I have some of those too! I am so glad you jumped right in and shared as I am a little late and was gone to Missouri for 11 days so finally I have the post up.

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    1. Isn't that the cutest little teapot? Thank you for hosting and for visiting me, Bernideen!

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  3. What a lovely way to end a busy day with a cozy fire, a cup of tea, and beautiful music! Enjoy! Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving this week.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandi! I hope you have a lovely week as well.

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  4. What a lovely fireside tea! I start my Christmas shopping early and usually finish by late November so that I can avoid the crazy crowds at the mall in December. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. You are way ahead of the game, Margie! Thank you for popping in, and have a wonderful holiday!

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  5. I've heard Satie before without knowing who it was. I love piano music, especially peaceful for meditation. I'm glad you shared him. We have a laptop set up with our large screen TV so I can watch this beautiful video, too! You always inspire me!!

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    1. So glad! I love piano, too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. You are a girl after my own heart! Tea and a book in front of a cozy fire, heaven! I had to look up Satie. I've heard the music, of course, but didn't know the composer. Beautiful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. Oh, this is such a charming and comfy way to end a busy day. I am sure it was the perfect way to end your day.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Janet

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  8. Your fireside tea looks so cozy and inviting. I'd love to be sitting there and listening to the piano music.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Hi,
    Oh how inviting your tea setting looks. What a dear teapot and teacup. I do love relaxing by the fire and having a cup of tea too. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Karen

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  10. Looks like a beautiful way to end the day. The music and video is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Have a wondereful Thanksgiving Day!

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  11. I'm going to brave the crowds and do a little shopping on Friday. I've already purchased a couple of things, but at least I know what gifts I want to give everyone this year. Your beautiful tranquil fireside tea is the setting I want to come home to after shopping. I also like to end my day with tea and a good book. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy shopping!

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  12. Oh, we all need a little time for ourselves. Especially when we have little ones keeping us busy every day. Your video is beautiful and nothing like sipping tea by a warm and cozy fire! Love your sweet teapot. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. I stop each day around 3pm for afternoon tea and it's always special if I'm in front of the fireplace on a cold and snowy day.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving today.

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    1. That sounds lovely, Judith! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. Lovely! It is a rainy day here in TX, so we are enjoying much the same. Have a great holiday weekend.

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  15. How cozy this is ! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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