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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tea Time Tuesday


Good morning my sweet friends and welcome to my 9th Tea Time Tuesday!
Spring has finally arrived and I'm enjoying tea on a more Spring-like note. Soft and delicate colours would describe what I'm going for today. Please come in and have a seat while I pour you a cup of tea.

Some of you may have seen this teacup before on one of my Pink Saturday posts, and I apologize if you have, but it is one of my favourites. It just says Springtime to me!

This teacup was a gift to me when I was a new bride and it is a Shelley teacup. It is fine bone china and made in England.
 I have a Martha Stewart lace runner underneath it all. I love the delicate Springtime colours of pink and aqua/robins egg blue, don't you? The pretty edge and the tiny blooms on the inside of the cup all make for a very sweet teacup.I have my tiered tray filled with delicate hydrangea petals instead of sweets because I love the way it lends a Springtime feel to the tea. Nestled up to the tiered tray is my little White Victorian Cottage tea pot. I have several pieces of this pattern and I love the cut-out bottom.
 
Now, please make yourself comfortable and I will share this little excerpt from "Tea Time with God."

"Keep a place in life for beauty," says English preacher Leslie Weatherhead. "He who keeps a little place in his life for beauty will find that it does something for him and in him, and that something is a process that goes on when the beauty is no longer before his eyes and ears, like a seed growing secretly in the dark. God, by a secret ministry, can turn the sight of a snowflake into hope and the sight of the dawn into courage.

Beauty feeds our souls like food nourishes our bodies. We sometimes need to be reminded to slow down enough to find beauty in those things we hurry by each day. Let's take time for beauty. Make a date with yourself to stroll through an art gallery, visit a beautiful church, or linger in a park or garden.

If there is not time then remember the beautiful places captured in memories- moments of sheer joy, or a mental "snapshot" of a majestic, snow-capped mountain, or moonlit night."


Let God use the beauty He created to awaken in you the desire for more of Him.

"One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I will seek .... to behold the beauty of the Lord." Psalm 27:4 {NKJV}


Take time to stop and smell the roses!


If you wish to participate in Tea Time Tuesday with me, please let me know in your comment and I will add your link to my post.
All participants are listed in the order in which they began participating.




Participants:



Carolyn~ http://warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com/


 
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

25 comments:

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Sis,
It is so true about takibg thime for beauty. Here I am in Paradise a place where tourist get excited when seeing our beautiful scenery and such. But I guess we as islanders take for granted of our surroundings. I told my husband, we should be a tourist couple for a day and just go sround the island and bask in it's beauty.

I love your teacup, I collect teacups and wish I could sit and have tea with you in person :)

Hugz Lorie

Melly said...

Sandi, you are such a blessing that devotional was just what I needed and your tea cup is gorgeous it sings spring. Thank you for sharing the beauty of you :)
Hugs
Melly:)

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful teacup set. the colors are gorgeous. The word of God is just as beautiful! Bless you!
I'm joining in for the first time!
http://cookandbaking.com/?p=724

Beth said...

Love your vignette and that is so true about taking time to enjoy beauty. Your teacup is beautiful and unique. I've never seen one with a scalloped edge before. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings - Beth

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Your spring tea is lovely! The Shelley teacup is so pretty.
Thank you for hosting and I have joined in again.

Carolyn

Nancy said...

That three tiered dish is gorgeous. I love that you filled it with petals...so pretty! I'd like to link up if it's not too late.

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2010/03/tea-for-me-with-spode-mayflower.html

Thank you!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi...thanks for the tea party invite! You set a lovely table! I just love pink and aqua too...I've posted about it a few times before. I have a teacup that I just adore, I'll have to join you for a spot soon!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sandi! My goodness your post is beautiful! LOVE the bird and the birdhouse!.. Everything is so pretty! I did post today for Teatime Tuesday, just in at noon time, quickest as I could get to it!.. Always fun though! My post leans a little towards the silly side today! ((hugs)) ~tina

Beansieleigh said...

Oops! My post is at...

http://beansiebabbles.blogspot.com/2010/03/tea-with-little-flower-power.html

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Hi , i would like to be in the party...It is a Spring Party. I did not use the tea set but the whole party is great inspiration..:)
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-party-and-surprise.html
Thank you.
frenchy

daylily777 said...

Everything is so beautiful !I love it all !
Blessings,
~Myrna

GWENDOLYN said...

Thank you for this post today... it has blessed me in a way I needed.
Blessings to you!
Gwen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
What a lovely Spring like Tea Cup and saucer!! And the pretty, almost like a ruffle, edge! I love when tea cups are like that!
Debbie

Rostrose said...

Oh Sandi, your tea was delicius - and your teacup and all the decoration around is so pretty and "full of spring"! Thanks a lot for these wonderful pictures! Hugs, Traude

Terri said...

Oh that is a beautiful tea cup! Who makes that? It really does say "Spring"!

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful, love the birdhouse is so chic!!!

Lisa said...

Lovely!! I have been inspired and am searching for sweet tea cups! I found some sweet ones at GW yesterday for $1.09 a set!! They are mostly a green pattern but have Daisies!! I had to get two. I may do something with one! I so enjoy tea with you!
Hugs, Lisa

Marilyn said...

Thank you for linking me with tea
time today. I will join in again and get my verses ready ahead of time! Now that I am alone, I enjoy seeing and hearing from new friends all over the globe.

Your pink and white pieces make my heart happy today. Thanks for sharing.

I've read your story on your other blogs and you truly inspire me. May God keep you strong and smiling. ♥♪

Susan said...

Delicate and lovely! Sincerely, Susan

Duchess of Tea said...

Sandi darling this is truly a precious post. I love the softness of the china with just enough colour in it to make it spring. Well done luv, well done indeed. Sorry I am late for tea this week; I will set a reminder for myself and will be on time for your tea ceremony. Take care my friend, wishing you a spring full of blessings,

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Thank you for being a part of our Tea Cup Tuesday. I love the Shelley Cup. I a lot of the ladies shared Shelley's this week. They are stunning, as is yours. Hope you will join us next week too. I plan to take part in yours as well. Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh dear Sandi, you such a lucky girl! I love your shelley teacup.. one of the wellknown name and rare & hard to get one now a days.. precious gift..

have a nice day!
xo
fitty

Bella said...

Hi Sandi,
What a lovely te set.. I really love your tiered dish. So pretty!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment :-) Bella

Vicki said...

Hello, Sandi,
That is a gorgeous tea cup and to have it as a wedding memory is even more wonderful. I, too, love those shades of pink and robin's egg blue. Thank you for letting me have a cup of tea with you and also for the inspirational words. I hope you are having the happiest of weeks! Vicki

Barbara Jean said...

This is so softly, sweet, lovely!

Thanks so much for coming by.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings

barbara jean

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