Welcome, everyone! Photos and stories are coming in, one atop the other. If you haven’t sent yet, feel free to add narration when you do. It will be fun to hear about your tea and how it may have been inspired by Emilie Loring. I’ll add and re-post all day today and tomorrow–as long as … More Welcome to our tea party. So happy you could come!
The season of summer visiting has arrived. Open the summer cottage, set lawn chairs out in the shade, and invite friends and family for barbecues, picnics, parties–and yes, afternoon teas. Last week, my husband and I were privileged to share in a four-day, 90th birthday celebration with the extended Loring family. As you might guess, … More It’s the Season of Summer Socials!
When you think of Emilie Loring’s stories, what images come to mind? A black cocker spaniel racing through the woods, tongue wagging? An armload of bittersweet bobbing downriver? A green circus balloon? A sparkling, yellow diamond? Some of Ellen’s favorite Emilie Loring images and sayings have become ornaments in her Ontario garden, where a host … More You’re really going to love this Emilie Loring garden!
Do you ever start out to do one thing and then decide on something entirely different? I was all set to write a post about post-war realism in literature and Emilie Loring’s decision to write entertaining, adventure/romance stories instead. In fact, I had the post fully written and only needed to select a few quotations … More Sometimes, a Real Vacation Calls!
Spring is here, and with it come new starts, new projects, new energy. It’s time to clear away last year’s leaves, cut back the plants that need it, and prepare the soil for planting. It doesn’t matter that there is more dead than alive just now, or that soon I will–yet again–do battle with weeds and … More Spring is Here, and I’m All Agog
You are cordially invited to enjoy an Emilie-Loring-inspired, garden tea on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., your local time. Enjoy your tea in any “garden” that you like. If you have an Emilie garden, we especially want to see it! Or maybe you’ll set your tea table with garden-inspired linens or fresh-cut bouquets. Please take photos to share. … More You Are Cordially Invited to a Garden Tea
Do these early, sunny days have you thinking about gardening? At my house last week, it was so warm that I threw open the windows and turned off the heat. The cottontail rabbit that wintered in last year’s brush hopped happily about, and eager daffodils pushed their way out of the ground to have a look. When the sun … More Plant an Emilie Loring Garden This Year