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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tea Things Tuesdays

A warm welcome awaits you here at Rose Chintz Cottage ~


Please come in and sit a while and I will pour you some tea from my Mum's pretty teapot.
Today is my first time participating in Kim's "Tea Things Tuesdays."

I started this pattern for my mother many years ago while I was working in a jewelery store, before I ever started my family. I chose the Lavender Rose pattern because I thought my Mum would love it. It reminded me of her; it is both dainty and attractive, just like her!

It is such a lovely pattern! I love the pink roses sprinkled all over the china, so romantic!

The other day my sister arrived with the china because my mother is no longer using it. I am happy to have it!

Most of you are aware that I love teacups, teapots, and china in general. Sometimes it is bordering on obsession, I think. But then I guess those of you who are participating in this tea party, know exactly what I mean! China makes you happy!

I have just removed my mincemeat tarts from the oven. Would you care to try one with a hot cup of tea?

I so enjoy a hot cup of tea in a pretty teacup, don't you? I enjoy all herbal teas but my favourites are Green Chai and Earl Gray. Tea is beneficial in so many ways; it is both medicinal and relaxing after a stressful day. I often find a nice cup of tea and a book are great companions!

I think china reflects much about the personality of the lady who uses it. I especially love pink and roses and I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a girly-girl. How about you? Are you a girly-girl?

Well, that is my offering for today. Have a beautiful day friends and thank you for stopping by. I would like to wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday!

Please visit our hostess Kim and all her tea party participants today by clicking on the link http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/ God bless you.


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

15 comments:

  1. Morning, Sandi! Oh, what glorious dishes! How sweet of you to start buying these for your Mum so early on. I know she must have treasured them and if she's anything like my mother - if she's so proud of anything, she just won't use it in case something should happen to it.
    How nice you can enjoy them mow.
    Be a sweetie and Happy Thanksgiving,
    Shelia :)

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  2. What a beautiful tea service. I know you will enjoy it, and how wonderful that your Mom shared it with you.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a gorgeous tea service! You chose well! Tea was lovely, and your mini mincemeat pies were delicious. Welcome to Tea Things Tuesday!

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  4. Sandi;
    I forgot how lovely the Lavendar Rose pattern was and you know just how to showcase it to bring out it's beauty. I'm so happy you have it now........hugs...Auntie P

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  5. Your Lavender Rose tea set pattern is beautiful! How sweet that your mom has passed it on to you to use and enjoy! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! Coralie

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  6. Hi, Sandi,
    Your tea set is just gorgeous! I love everything about it. Yes, I am very much a girly girl, fru fru kind of lady. May you and yours have a blessed holiday season! Vicki

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  7. Hi Sandi
    Your tea service is so pretty,your right not much better than a cup of tea(earl grey for me too) and a good book.Those mini pies look so yummy...have a great day
    Gracie

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  8. Hi Sandi,
    That is such a pretty tea you have set today and a mincemeat pie warm from the oven would be lovely too.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  9. Hi Sandi. Hoping that all is well with you and your family.

    Love, peace and blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Oh my your tea set is very lovely!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  11. Hi Sandi,
    Your china is gorgeous, I have some serious china envy now. Happy Thanksgiving too, Cindy

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  12. Hi Sandi...ooh, your tea service is so pretty. How nice that you now have it and can remember that it once was your mom's. Thank you for the prayers. I appreciate it so much and also for becoming a follower to my blog.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  13. Sandi, what a lovely tea you set out today! I'll definitely have one of those minced meat tarts!

    This really is a beautiful teaset and how wonderful your mom passed it back to you for you to enjoy.

    And yes, I'm definitely a girly-girl!

    Thanks for sharing today!

    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  14. Hi Sandi,
    Beautiful tea set, I agree tea tastes better out of pretty china! I have never tried mincemeat pies, but they sure look good!
    Valerie

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  15. I'm a day late, but I finally had time to stop by for a visit to see what you had to share for Tea things Tuesday, and boy am I ever glad I did as your tea set is just georgous. Love, love, love it!! You are very lucky to have such a beautiful collection like this and thank you so much for sharing it with us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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