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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 4 May 2015

First Tea Time in May

What is so sweet and dear
As a prosperous morn in May,
The confident prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year...? - William Watson

Welcome friends to my first Tea Time in May!

May is our family's month for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, and of course, Mother's Day. This week, Hubby and I will celebrate our anniversary and his birthday.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joy of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~ Unknown

This picture of us was taken just a few months before we were married. It's very faded and crinkled but oh, the memories it holds!

I would like to thank a couple of ladies for featuring my Memories post. Kathy at A Delightsome Life and Sherry at The Charm of Home, I am honoured that you both enjoyed my story enough to feature it at your parties. It was written from my heart and if any of you, my friends, have not read it and you would like to, you can read it here.

"I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves." ~ L.M. Montgomery- "Anne of the Island."

For a week with special occasions in it, I am featuring my favourite china.

You all know of course that Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz is my signature pattern and it is perfect for this time of year. It is fresh and girly, reminding one of days gone by; a nod to my childhood and my sweet Auntie P who gifted me with most of these dishes.

Who would not be delighted by a bouquet of old-fashioned roses accompanied by rose buds and little blue posies, all on a creamy white background? 

I am serving tea in my coffee pot today. I know you won't mind. It also holds more tea. Isn't it charming?

Vintage teacups and spoons.

A lovely cup of Lady Grey tea....

and a jam tart....

A wonderful start to a busy month of celebrations!

Tea time is me time, a time to savour and reflect. It's a time to share a cup with friends, a time of  comfort, camaraderie, and closeness. ~ Sandi 

If you have something tea or coffee related, I would love it if you shared it with us. Teacups/coffee cups, teapots/coffee pots, chocolate pots, creamers, tea spoons, tea time recipes, tablescapes, a visit to a Tea Shop; all are welcome here at Tea Time.

Thank you for joining me today and I wish you a fabulous day.

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Monday, 27 April 2015

Little Surprises for Tea Time

Spring had come once more to Green Gables....the capricious, reluctant Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of resurrection and growth. ~ LM Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday! 

I have missed you all and I want to thank you for your very sweet comments and prayers! You are such a lovely group of friends and it made all the difference having you pray for me and my family.

I want to also welcome my new followers. I am so happy to have you join my little blog!

Although much of my month has been spent in mourning, it is always a good thing to try and pick up the pieces and return to a normal life. My beloved uncle would have wanted that for he enjoyed life to the fullest.

While we were in New Brunswick, much of the snow had melted and a lot of grass is showing. The heavy rains have also helped and I can hear the song sparrows outside my windows. Spring has come at last!

This may not be the most exciting tea post in the world because I have been sick with a cold since returning home. But I hope you will enjoy my share today.

A few weeks ago, Hubby and I went into Winners and I found this sweet little covered sugar bowl. Love the wee tulip on the lid.

A friend is the sugar bowl in the tea party of life,
Sweet and satisfying to the soul. ~ unknown

The matching creamer was also there but I already had it. In fact, I had had the creamer for quite some time. 

As I was washing the sugar bowl, I got looking at the piece and discovered that it not only matched the creamer but also one of my teapots. 

All three pieces are made by Gracie China or Peppertree.

The strange thing about all this is that I had never noticed that the creamer matched the teapot until now! Duh! 

I think perhaps that was because I had always kept the teapot up above the kitchen cabinets and the creamer in another room altogether. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to discover I had a complete tea set! Has that ever happened to you? 

I love little surprises like that!

We thank You, Lord, for blessings
You give us on our way;
May we for these be grateful,
And praise You every day. ~ Roworth

The cup and saucer is Staffordshire made in England and I love the rich green landscape. 

The thing that tickles me most about this tea set is that it will go well with any transferware pieces I have; red/pink, blue, brown, and of course, green. 

Thank you for visiting today. I am always 
delighted when you stop by and if you have 
something tea related, please do share it with us. 
Tea wares, collections such as creamers or tea spoons, tea time recipes, or a trip to a Tea Shop, all are welcome here at Tea Time. 

Have a beautiful day friends and enjoy your cup of tea!

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi
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