pinkies up…

 

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Curly Wurly Stone Headthere were days when it seemed like hot summer weather might go on forever…

Magpie's Nest Autumn leaves collage

and then just like that cooler air moved in…

Magpie's Nest Numi Organic Turmeric Tea

the sun tracks lower in the sky and glows warmly in our windows…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz window viewsthere have still been some lovely days for sitting out on our back porch…

Magpie's Nest emptying tea bags

giving me the chance to empty saved tea bags while collecting the pretty papers…

Magpie's Nest Houseplants in

our houseplants are inside now safe from the frost with a top dressing of dried tea leaves…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Pinkies up close up pages

I made some time to play with some of those tea bag papers joining in Conny’s Mix it Monthly challenge of  CUPS/BOWLS

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Pinkies Up art journal pages

I would also like to join everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday

Magpie's Nest Leaf Mandala

thank you very much for your visit…I hope you are enjoying the season you are in

41 responses to “pinkies up…

  1. aaah, the tea bag papers… will be another post soon at my blog, as we played on our retreat with them, too. i love your creations and the autumn Mandala is just marvellous – “hearts” included!
    xox

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  2. Really lovely, and nice photos.

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  3. Such a lovely way to start the day, wandering through your garden with you, enjoying the soft and shifting light. The beautiful images of your indoor vignettes are so soothing and welcoming. Love the tea themed pages and your fall mandala is terrific.

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  4. Your garden photos are wonderful, I would love to sit there with you, but perhaps with coffee instead of tea! Beautiful art and photos! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Wow.. amazing art and photos today dear Patty!
    Gorgeous!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo
    Susi

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  6. Linda Jackson

    What a lovely early morning treat💕!

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  7. there is always so much beauty in your photos Patty. As you know we experienced the same weather pattern so it’s time to accept the changing season as you so eloquently say in your mandala. Gorgeous journal pages too! Happy T day!

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  8. I’ve always thrown my tea leaves in my compost pile, but now I know to top dress my herbs with them. You have some beautiful plants, much lovelier than mine, which are all now quite scraggly. We had a chance for frost early yesterday morning, but my shoulder simply wouldn’t allow me to bring the plants in. I’ll have to struggle with them later in the week, I guess.

    As always your photos are stunning, and of course, I adore the tea bags and must start drinking tea again. Your mandala is amazing. I don’t have enough in my yard to make one, but I really should put on my thinking cap in case I run across anything that might actually work. I love yours.

    Thanks for sharing your Pinkies Up art, your beautiful photos, your tip on using spent tea on your plants, and your mandala with us for T this Tuesday.

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  9. I’m trying to understand what you do with teabags… so you open them up to use the leaves as a mulch for the plants and then use the paper in your art? That sounds like a very good idea!
    Thanks for that beautiful slideshow of photos. It made my day. It puts beauty in autumn. I love it.
    Thanks for visiting earlier.
    Have a fab Tuesday and a very good week too,
    Lisca

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  10. Thank you very much Lisca. Yes there is a lot you can do with the tea bag papers. I shared a bit about it here on a blog post a few years ago: https://bitze.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/the-life-of-a-teabag/

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog *“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver* Show message history

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  11. I like the light at this time of year. There is a lot you can do with those tea bag papers isn’t there? I always save mine too although we usually use loose leaf tea so my tea paper collection isn’t huge.

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  12. I can only imagine how beautiful the sun’s rays through that blue stained glass fan look! You remind me that I need to start saving more tea bags…drinking the tea is never the problem….remembering to save the bags is. I always enjoy your beautiful photos and art. Happy T day Hugs!

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  13. Patty, your tea bag journal page is lovely. The fall mandala is also very pretty.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday

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  14. Beautiful photos and I love the journal spread ♥ I haven’t worked with teabags for a while but the are fun and some can have such beautiful stains from the teas. Have a great day ♥

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  15. sparkledaysstudio

    Wonderful photo retrospective. xox

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  16. My plants are still out on the patio, but it won’t be long now before I have to bring them in.

    And here I’ve been throwing teabags away all this time. I know better now. Thx! 🙂

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  17. What a lovely mandala…and beautiful Autumn photos! yes, the changing season has been on my mind, and rather dreading cold weather, but trying to remind myself to be thankful~ whatever the weather! thank you for your poetic blog contributions to the internet!! ♥

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  18. Patty dear friend, you are such a wonderful artist, dosen`t matter what you, do, ..like here, your fantastic creation spread, with the pages, speaking of lovely friends meeting for pink tea parties, and fun, maybe even sharing a play of cards , lol.
    Your photoes are another of your wonderful art forms, and the ones you have shared today, makes me put another wish in my wishbag, the one of once being able to see your garden and porch ,and mostly you !! I know there will never be that chance, but wishes and dreams are always good to have. They are beautiful all your collages, dear.
    Can I ask you, from where/what your pink teabags comes ? They are just to fall in love with !!
    Happy day to you , and thank you for your loving comment, on my blog and fb. Hugs, Dorthe

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  19. I’m really enjoying the cooler weather. The first few photos really sing for me!
    Rinda

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  20. Just lovely post, Patty. It is always great pleasure to visit here ♥♥♥

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  21. You must miss your garden in the winter. I’m so lucky to have outside weather all year round. Lovely photos as always.

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  22. Oh my dear Patty what wonderful,fondly photos from your home and garden area. I can’t stop watching them,so amazing and lovely. Your journal pages are very good too. I like the lace and the photo of the nice tea pot and cups with the wonderful flower motif on it. A great pleasure again to visit your blog.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  23. twinkletoes2day

    Awesome photos, gorgeous art, beautiful mandala 😀 I really must make a nature mandala one day soon. I think about it when I see one, then forget again!! Lol 😀
    Many thanks for your comment on my post; I sent you a wee email 😀
    Happy Happy T Day 😀 😀 xox

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  24. Such a beautiful post with so much to see! I love the photos that capture the idea of the shifting seasons so well; the journal pages and that beautiful mandala with the great sentiment. I love your mandalas so much. When I first started to visit you about 2 years ago, they were what really captivated me first of all. My dear friend Sue has a sweet daughter called Dominque who collects the loveliest tea-bag papers for me and I love to use them in all kinds of projects too. xx

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  25. We’re enjoying fall here – definitely a pretty time of year. I’m not so happy though, because I know it leads to the much-dreaded winter. How I wish I could hibernate like the bears do!

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  26. Pretty post! Great use for teabag. too.
    Happy T Day! 🙂

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  27. Gorgeous garden photos, especially the first one. You have created a lovely journal spread using your tea bag paper and this oh! so beautiful flower teapot Image.

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  28. Very nice! It hasn’t really gotten cold here yet–your post makes me want to go make myself some hot chocolate in anticipation… Happy T-Day, Patty!

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  29. Beautiful pages Patty. Lovely photos too 🙂 I’m very grateful for the cooler air too ~Sophia

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  30. I oohed and aahed my way down your post! Your plants look so beautiful, your journal page made me smile (lots!) and your mandala is brilliant! I am recovering from days out with my grandchildren who had me scrambling up and down riverbanks and over tree roots – I had no idea how much I would ache afterwards, ha! ha!, Hugs, Chrisx

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  31. Such lovely things to look at! I especially like your tea art journal pages!

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  32. Love all your photos today! nice to see fall but not as late fall as we are looking here.

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  33. Miss Gracie keeps munching on my houseplants…I’m hoping I can keep at least a few as lovely as yours over winter. Perhaps if I put the dried tea leaves on the surface she would leave them alone… worth a shot!
    Lovely journal page!!

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  34. Such beautiful photos Patty! I started collecting our used teabags…and Graham threw them away! Lol! I must remember to tell him next time!
    Alison xxx

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  35. Hello dear friend! I am late as I was away- more of that later…
    as always, your post is so inspiring! this almost makes me like the change of the season after all(notice I said,almost!) heehee
    Your photos and plant play are wonderful as always and it is such a treat to sit here with my hot coffee and enjoy reading your pages!
    happy weekend xo

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  36. My soul is happy now after seeing that incredible blue chair and the amazing piece of stained glass. Sigh. I do so love blue, especially when it’s such a saturated shade.

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  37. Oh, big smiles! You remind me it is time to bring the plants within. Sigh. I just hate having to do that; they always flounder in here. Your spread, the mandala, the hydrangea with the lavender and tea — all indescribably beautiful.

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  38. Hi Patty, Gorgeous photos again by both of you. Sorry you have an injured toe, hope it’s healing. Your journal pages are beautiful as well, the words (spelled correctly:)) are wonderful. I hope you enjoyed Halloween evening, it was fun on our street with the sweet goblins and friendly neighbours. Happy Sunday xx

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  39. I always love your photos!They are delightful!Gorgeous mandala and journal pages too!It’s so hot here and it is still spring.I guees we will have the hottest summer next year.Happy T Day! 🙂

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  40. Ohhhh I can´t tell you how much I enjoy beeing here on your blog! All your photos are treasures! I so much love your journal page, looks so inviting with the two having tea and all the soft layers and splatters onto the page! I REALLY have to save EVERY teabag in the future, haha!

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  41. ooohh patty,i love love your beautiful garden,and your tea pages is awesome, i come to you and drink with you a cup of tea,for me with ginger please *LOL*
    love your stone mandala too,its a wonderful serenade.
    love your blog and your works,espeically when you uses lace or flowers for your pages,love the images of the ladys drinking tea,what a fun.
    wish you a happy weekend,dear patty.

    lovely greetings jenny

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