Thursday, February 17, 2011


Bessie & Bea are pleased as punch to announce the winners of their OWOH giveaway.
And since there were over 100 comments TWO names were drawn out of the hat.

Winner of the Messy Date Stamp Set is ... Kathy from Canada
Winner of lovely 2nd Prize is ... Carolyn from the UK

Thank you to all the lovely visitors who left us sweet comments during OWOH
For those of you who didn't win our official prizes, we offer you 
this virtual trophy ~ just for being so very special.
Thank you.
We loved every minute of the ride!
Bessie & Bea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday 2

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello ever-lovely readers ... this is our 2nd Tea Time Tuesday and since yesterday was Valentine's we thought we would show you the pretty flowers that Mr. Bessie gave Bessie for the occasion.

Well, if the truth be told, Bessie went to the market and bought the flowers herself. When the mister is a little forgetful about special occasions ~ about buying flowers and such for his lady ~ his lady goes out and buys them herself! She's learnt a thing or two being married to the romantic fool for all these years.

So this morning, Bessie is sitting with a coffee (tea will come later!) and rather enjoying the beautiful arrangement which is Mr. Bessie approved. *wink, wink*

So how did you spend your Valentine's Day, dear loves? Do you have some beautifully fragrant flowers to enjoy today and in the days that follow? Do you express your love to your beloved throughout the year in big ways, or in little ways?

... until next time, we wish you love ... Bessie (and Bea) ... and remember these things ...

Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres.
I Corinthians 13:4-7

Edge of the Brook
William Adolphe Bouguereau
(1825 – 1905)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello darling readers! We always take time for tea, but it's even more fun when we can pull out a couple more cups and saucers out of the old china cabinet to share with our dear friends.

Today's offering is a Chai Latte that we made using President's Choice Brand (Real Canadian Superstore) Chai tea bags. This tea is very lovely choice on a wintry day, especially when it is served up in a delightful mug Bessie brought home after a recent shopping trip to one of her favourite boutiques (Bea gave Bessie the same mug in blue, too!).

Have you ever heard of Tea Time Tuesday? It's a wonderful virtual tea time to be shared with other bloggers who enjoy a cuppa as much as us old gals do. We'll try to post on Tea Time Tuesday as often as possible because we think it is a wonderful idea. You could say it's Bessie & Bea Approved.

Now is that one lump, or two?

Bessie & Bea

Friday, February 4, 2011

One World One Heart

Bless your hearts ~ Bessie and Bea have a giveaway!

We're still here dear hearts! Suppose some of our readers were doubting it ~ but you know us girls, we just get so busy at times that we forget about this blogging business (let alone flossing!).

It's time for the One World One Heart blogging event again and we are going to give it a go one more time. Rules say we're supposed to tell you a little bit about ourselves before we explain all the "fine print" details.

We are Bessie and Bea, and we are the best of friends. We love things such as our appreciation for re-purposing the mediocre, snail mail, not taking ourselves too seriously, cupcakes, simple Christmas times with our families, making art, laughing (usually at each other), old buttons, lace, rusty things and God's glorious creation! Yes, it's true we met on the Internet, but some think we must've been separated at birth since we have so much in common (except Bea is a year younger than Bessie). If you wish to read more about Bessie and Bea, just click on View My Complete Profile under About Bessie and Bea creative sandwich's lovely proprietors.

Now back to the details ... OWOH is a whole lot of fun, when bloggers from all over the world show off their blogs to other bloggers. We're giving a prize away ~ all you need to do is make a comment on this post ~ maybe tell us one or two things that you like (and be an active blogger yourself). On February 17th, Bea will get her frilly robin egg blue hat out of her closet and we'll put all the comments into it, then we'll draw a winner out the hat ~ without as much as a peek. We will let the lucky winner know and arrange to mail the gift out, so it's important you leave us a way to contact you when you leave your comment!

Well you're just probably itching to know what we have up our sleeves for an OWOH giveaway gift. This year, we will be giving a lucky reader Messy Date Stamps (see the picture at the bottom of this post) so you can create your very own calendar! And if we get over 100 comments, we will add a bonus prize which will include a collection of Bessie & Bea (beautifully) Handwritten Recipes, Herbal Tea Selection and any other little goodies we can fit into the envelope! We look forward to getting your comments, hearing from old friends and making new ones. Tra-la for now (comment your little hearts out) and always remember ...

We love you dearies ~
Bessie & Bea