Welcome friends for tea this week. The birds are an important part of life at Lavender Cottage, we feed them year round and enjoy their visits. There's no prettier bird than the male cardinal sitting in a tree with winter snow in the background.
A small vignette with a faux cardinal on the garage window ledge outside the front door.
Inside, the cardinals can be found in the kitchen on my cutting board which I'm using for a backdrop on the kitchen counter. I also have a fringed throw with this same design that is a cozy lap cover while reading a book and sipping tea.
A small woodland tree with cardinals perched all over it.
I'm having tea in my cardinal mug. A steaming peach rooibos, and a gift from a friend who knows rooibos blends are a favourite.
A caramel merengue from the Italian bakery that is so good. Decadent, actually!
The scotty hand towel was a gift from our daughter a number of years ago and I felt the red towel would be nice with the cardinal theme.
Here we are, an informal tea set up on the kitchen counter with a few of the cardinals that decorate the kitchen.
A male cardinal eating sunflower seeds from the ground. The picture is not as clear as I'd like since it was taken through the kitchen window and then the glass panel of the deck railing.
Do you feed backyard birds? They do need our help for food once the natural sources have been expended. We put out black oil sunflower, safflower, niger, peanuts and suet. A heated birdbath is available for drinks and the birds that still bathe in winter.
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for our weekly Tea Time Tuesday gathering. Make yourself a cup of tea and visit Sandi and her guests.