Jan 29, 2014

Tea for Two in my sweet retreat

Today, I took some time off from work to curl up in my cozy nook and catch up on some reading. I am yearning to see and feel the sunshine upon my face again someday soon. The rain pelting down on my 8ft x 24ft teeny tiny retreat's metal roof reminds me that it may be weeks till that happens again, after all I do live in Washington State.

 The cold and wet January weather just screams the words "comfort food" to me. Cupcakes happen to be at the top of my comfort food list and seem even better when paired with a cup of delicious loose leaf tea. Just what I need, on this cold rainy stay inside the house kind of day. 


With February just around the corner I decided to pull out some of my Valentine fancies to spice up my little retreat. Glad you took the time to stop by. Come on in, pull off yer boots and join me for a cup of hot Organic Cinnamon tea and a delish Vanilla Bean crème filled little cake. Enjoy.........

                                                          
  



 
 
 
 









                                                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As always, I want you to remember that it is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Love and Blessings,
Tonita

51 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am so happy to be following your blog now :) Your posts are so pretty. Is this just your retreat or do you actually live in this small space?

collageenie said...

Your postings are always like a little vacation for me, thanks for sharing!

Victoria said...

I just found your blog through Pinterest and WOW...this is AMAZING!!! Love it! I'm now following you:)

Anne said...

Beautiful photos Tonita,I am sharing this tomorrow :-)
xx
Anne
White Lace Cottage

Petra said...

Cupcakes and tea look so pretty in the environment you've created - probably taste better too :-)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Amazing...o tiny, yet so beautiful. Found you on White Lace Cottage. Following now :) Happy Friday to you!

Kim Gillian said...

I am so glad I found your blog. Your tiny house is amazing. I want one!

Jennifer Smith said...

Gorgeous Tonita! Happy early Valentine's Day!
Hope you are well :)
Jennifer

http://wanderingyogamuse.blogspot.com

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It all looks so beautiful and romantic! Love the pink glow of your bedroom.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

What a lovely fairy tale place! I can see why it makes your heart sing!

debbie said...

i dont see an oven how do u cook bake

Carla said...

Just found your blog. Oh I love your little compound but could not deal with the rain. Your place is beautiful. I follow the Tiny House movement and have never seen one that is decorated like yours. Absolutely love it.

CIELO said...

Beautiful retreat to daydream...
How did you managed to get those pretty panels up high on the ceiling/wall?

Cielo

Alice Marie said...

I am SO in love with your tiny home! That's EXACTLY what I need here on my farm...and it's so beautiful.

That Shabby Guy said...

Those cupcakes made me so hungry! Are you painting furniture yourself?

Nancy said...

As always, I love seeing what you have done with this wonderful tiny home. This is once again delightful. Much love and good wishes to you.

Tonita said...

Hi Debbie,
I have a cupboard/closet area across from my frig where I keep a convection & toaster oven.

Tonita said...

Hi Cielo,
The panels? do you mean the fabric hanging in front of my loft area? I just tacked it up.

Michele said...

Hi,

Your teeny tiny place of enchantment is simply adorable, I am happy to find your sweet blog, hope you will follow me too.

sweet blessing to you
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Meander said...

I freak out over your house, seriously. I'm going to be building my own tiny place and I love to come back and visit your blog, find inspiration, and live a little vicariously in the mean time. Thanks for sharing!

The Charm of Home said...

Well I wish I had a shabby retreat too! This is beautiful! I just discovered your little slice of heaven on a Pinterest board. So glad to meet you. I have put your blog in my sidebar so I don't miss your next tea! Join me for my Home Sweet Home party I love your little space!
Sherry

Melanie BS said...

Tonita
I seen this awhile back and wanted to see it again. It took me 3 days to find it. I am now following you. Your attention to detail is amazing. I would like to take some of your ideas when I build my tiny home. Just starting but like others say, find a perfect item buy it now or it is gone. Keep posting please we do so love to visit your home.
Melanie

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

I LOVE your place! (and I LOVEEEE those pink boots! I need those! ;) )

Nancy

Vanessa Greenway said...

This is all so wonderful!! Beautiful!! Love ~ Vanessa www.dreamingshabby.com

Arleen Smith said...

Hello Tonita, I just saw your tiny retreat on pintrest and it Just calls to me to look further. I am so glad that I did,I read the post and saw that you were asked if you live in your tiny retreat full time. Do you have another home that you live in regularly and go to your tiny retreat when you get the urge. This is so very important to me as I am ill and have a lot of stress's and verbal abuse from two of my children and husband. After saying that I have been trying to figure a way to get a permanent little retreat home for myself and my blind dachshund. Any information you could Send me or post will be so very helpful. Thank you for the time.
Arleen Smith
arleenf.smith@yahoo.com
afrancessmith@google.com
I will forever be following your blog as what an inspiration you are.

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for making my day! :o)

There Once Was A Girl said...

I just found your blog and read through the whole thing. I love your tiny home!

Stephanie said...

Are you still out there, Tonita? Love your blog and really miss your posts...

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....What a darling little spot you have here....Can't wait to read more:-)

Tracy said...

After living in your tiny house for a while, is there anything you would change? Would you put in an oven? Where do you keep your clothes? Is the ladder fine or would you put in stairs? Is the bathroom large enough?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...two chairs, two place settings, and four (4) cupcakes. Perfect!!

CIELO said...


Such a darling place of enchantment...

cielo

Nancy Reinke said...

Tonita, I am so glad you found me and left a comment so I could come and see your very charming tiny house. I've been looking through your posts and I watched the video of your home before it was delivered. You have done an incredible job of finishing your little piece of heaven. I love it! If I lived alone I would have one just like it. We must be kindred spirits, as we have the exact same china teapot! Isn't that funny? Together we could have tea for four. :) I hope you'll do more posting about your life in the tiny house. It's such a sweet place and needs to be shared with the world. I'm following you and hope you'll stay connected with me. Hugs ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

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Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

Found you through Nancy's blog and I love yours! What a fabulously charming space you have, can't wait to poke around some more! :)

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Angela Proper said...

I absolutely love your home and decorating style. Would you mind if I asked where you purchased your home from as Im thinking of getting one of my own. Thank you!

Tonita said...

Hi Angela,
Thanks - I had Scott of Slabtown Customs make my tiny home. If you sift through some of my old posts there is a short video of what it looked like before I fixed her up.

Tonita said...

Thanks to all of you sweet ladies who take time to visit and comment. I do read each and every comment and while I don't have much time in my life to tend to this blog, I feel honored that so many talented blogsters & tiny home enthusiasts have stopped by to visit my tiny retreat. I hope it either sparks a dream for you, inspires you or just in some little way brings a smile to your face. That is what your blogs and/ or your comments do for me. Remember- it is never ever to late to have a happy childhood. Quite often we missed that the first time around and we can create it for ourselves if we choose to. Thanks again for your kind words. May you all be blessed.

Tonita

Mrs. Padilly said...

Thanks for stopping by MrsPadillysTravels.com, Tonita! I must say I just love your Tiny House!!! I wish I could add the crystal and other embellishments to my Casita, but may not do well when transporting, but you have inspired me to do rethink my little studio! :)

Marijana said...

Like heaven! Beautiful, simple beautiful!

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my that is like a little doll house. HOW stinkin charming and cozy!

Anna Lantligt på Svanängen said...

Cupcakes and tea look so pretty in the environment you've created!!! Have a nice weekend and thank you for your nice comments! Greetings Anna

Lexie said...

you have absolutely the most exquisite taste I have ever seen. This is a true ladies home and retreat. Its stunning in the detail and thoughtfulness you put into each area. I have never seen such perfect décor and use of color, texture and femininity! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

I'm in love with your little cottage, It's adorable

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

Tonita,
I´m so happy you found my blog cause now I`m looking at yours.It is soo beautiful and stunning.I´m taking my time reading it and looking at all them wonderful pictures.
You have a new follower <3
Hugs
Caroline

Susan Herin said...

Tonita, I adore your home, sweet home! It's just the right sizet! Your beautiful spirit shines through in all the special touches you've added. That's one of the things I like most about smaller homes is you can make them exactly what you want without breaking the bank. Just leaves extra money left over for traveling and living life! I know you're enjoying NC, Highlands is such a beautiful place. I've visited there a few times and it's truly a special place to live. Hope you are seeing less rain now than you did in WA! Thanks so much for the tour! BTW, I've bet you've seen it already, but in case you haven't, I know you will love Sandy's home. You can see it here: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/rugged-hunting-cabin-becomes-a-beautiful-victorian-retreat/
And here's her blog: http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Sally Somervill said...

What a beautiful, whimsical space you've created. I love how much charm and personality you've squeezed in to every square inch! So pretty!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow how completely lovely!!! So romantic. LOVE it:)
Happy New Year
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

ANNE said...

what a darling little place! I love how you've decorated it and made it so feminine and beautiful.

Thanks for your visit to my blog today!

xo

Melisa Shelby said...

I'm in love with this cozy get away I say why say good night lets go from tea and cupcakes to a great wine while the sun sets and just talk girl talk for a while! LOL........................SERIOUSLY THOUGH I TRULY LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE ......................................Melissa