Don’t you love the big glossy coffee table style books? And even better when you get one that is filled with gorgeous homes! And even better when such a book is only $2.50! Less than the price of a magazine? That’s for me!
I found just such a book at a small St. Vincent de Paul store in Northern Michigan recently. It is authored by Mary Emmerling and called “American Country South”.
Nothing fancy for this tea.I just brewed a small amount of lemon balm tea in this newly thrifted “tea for one” tea set and grabbed a plate of sugar free almond cookies and enjoyed browsing through the book.
I love when these books have a beautiful pattern on the inside and backside of the covers. It almost looks like fabric.
The book is filled with wonderful old historical homes in the south and talks to their owners.
I bet this tea for one Mikasa set was given to someone as a gift and that person just didn’t like it for whatever reason and never used it. I picked it up at a barn sale.
So many beautiful rooms and home décor shown throughout this glossy book.
Even beautiful gardens of veggies, fruits and herbs.
A lot of the houses visited showed that they kept up the traditions of their home. This is a recipe for Martha Washington’s Great Cake. Many photos were taken at Christmas and show the amazing traditional Christmas decorations.
Well, that was my little moment of tea, a snack and daydreaming. After I have gone through this book a few more times, I will donate it to a local library so someone else can enjoy it.
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