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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Happy Tuesday bloggerettes and Welcome to my 14th Tea Time Tuesday!

Over the weekend, I had emailed some of you regarding your participation in today's Tea Time. Unfortunately, I don't have access to everyone's email and therefore couldn't email everyone. I was trying to find a simpler solution to adding links to my post and in the end, I really just made more work for myself. So, having said all that, I am going back to the original way I have been doing things; adding your link as you post your Tea Time post. I will continue to do this until I can figure out how to hook up Mister Linky. Do I hear a sigh of relief from everyone?

Today I am sharing one of my favourite things: red transferware! I absolutely adore red transferware and I have several pieces of it in my home. I love this tea pot which I found at Lillibet's in our local hospital's gift shop. I have no idea where this pretty tea pot was made because the only stamp on it is this one, which really doesn't tell me much. It is more than likely produced in England or China. In any case, I love it!
Please help yourself to the mince tarts and clotted cream; I have plenty. Mince tarts are something folks usually bake in the cooler weather, but I can eat them anytime! As you can see, I have several pieces of this particular pattern. All of these pieces I purchased separately but they all blend together so well. In fact, they appear to be a matching set.Don't you just love the shape of the tea pot? I also have a Featherflake Orange cake to serve with your tea if you prefer this to the tarts.Snuggling up to the cake is my tiered dish which is filled with hydrangea petals.Tea is the second-largest consumer beverage in the world - ranking only behind water. Its origins reach back four thousand years in time.
The story goes that one day the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung knelt before a fire while he was boiling water. The wise Emperor was called, the "Divine Healer," and always boiled water before drinking it. Nobody knew the causes of illnesses, but Shen Nung had observed that people who boiled their drinking water had better health.

Shen Nung's servants had made a fire from the branch of a nearby tree. As the water began to boil, some of the topmost leaves of the branches were blown into the pot of water.
The Emperor exclaimed, "What a delightful aroma!" as the fragrance of tea floated into the air for the first time. He then sipped the aromatic steaming liquid. "Ah!" he said, "What a flavour!" And that is how tea was discovered in China in the year 2737 B.C.

Tea is now consumed in every nation of the world.


Two thousand years ago, Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" {John 14:6} and His Word is true today. You can count on it, no matter what new ideas you encounter in the world. As you sip your tea - just as people have for centuries - remind yourself that God's Word stands the test of time and serves as your foundation in every situation.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever." Hebrews 13:8

Thank you for stopping by for tea today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please leave me a comment indicating you would like to and I will gladly add your link to my post.
Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or a piece of china used in a tea. A short story, poem, or scripture verse would be appreciated as well but not absolutely necessary. Please feel free to take either of my Tea Time Tuesday buttons at the top of my sidebar to link back to me. Thank you.

The participants below are listed in the order in which they first started to participate.


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. G'eve, Sandi ~ What gorgeous transferware! Your tea presentation is so inviting ...

    Have a wonderful week.
    TTFN ~Hugs in love, Marydon

  2. Hi Sandi,
    I wanted to let you know I will participate in Tea Time Tuesday tomorrow but my post will not post until after 12:01 AM Tuesday. Thanks for inviting me to join your party.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  3. Love the teapot! and the cake looks divine!

  4. Ok Sandi! I took out that ol' www and it worked great! Thanks for the info!!!!!
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

  5. Oh, that orange cake looks divine! Mmmmmm!

  6. I'd love to join you this week. Here's my post:

    When you learn how to do all the Linky things, you'll have to share the news. I have no idea how to make that happen either!

    I'd prefer the delicious looking cake, but my husband would have loved the mince! He made pies for holidays for our families. We sure do miss him!

    Thanks for all your work! ♥♫

  7. Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party Sandi. I have just published my tea-time post.

    I love your beautiful transferware. I would love to start collecting more pieces just like yours.

    Best wishes,

  8. Hello Sandi
    Your red transferware is very nice and I like the shape of the tea pot. Mince tarts I can eat anytime too; they're petite and perfect to have with tea.

  9. Hi Sandi! Oh, your transferware is gorgeous! I love your pretty tea pot! Looks so pretty and the cake! Can I come over? :)
    B a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Hi,

    I was looking for the McKlinky gadget to subscribe with but I guess I will just leave you my blogspot address: Here it is:

    Boy of boy! The dishes are something else! The cake is out of this world. At this point I cant show you my own personal china. My house is under renovations and all the furniture has been pushed in my dining room. That's where I keep my treasures LOL. So instead I went internet hunting to find some decent pictures. Hope you like it!

  11. I must say......this is one gorgeous tea party!!


  12. Sandi, I'm thrilled to find you. I came over from Lavender Cottage. I'm serving tea as well at Hyacints for the Soul and would love to participate in your weekly tea party. Let me know how I might join your meme.
    Lovely tea. I'll have a piece of that featherflake cake. Looks delicious! And I'm envious of your beautiful red ware pieces. What a terrific find!
    Sarah @

  13. Hi: Love the transferware. That is my favorite color. I have a few pieces, wish I had yours, they are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  14. Hello there dear Sandi,

    As promised my dear lady, this comment is 'short and sweet'!.., I do hope you are feeling better my dear!..,

    I would also love to join you once again for your delightful Tuesday Tea this week and you are most warmly welcome to also join with me!

    Here is my web post URL:

    I simple adore your oh-so-lovely pink transferware and tea vignette with that fabulous white cake plate!Just beautiful!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  15. Love the red transferware! And your cake looks heavenly!!!

    m ^..^

  16. I love your teapot set and the cake looks delicious! Bless you!
    Mine is up too!

  17. Dear Sandi, you got lovely tea party and your cake really scrumptious! I am falling in love with your teapot! sooo beautiful..

  18. Sandi,
    Oh! How I love transferware and what you have shared with us today is incredible!!
    What a marvelous Tea Setting and yummy looking too!!

  19. I'll be honest.I started to whine when I saw that red transfer. I ADORE it..oh my goodness it is gorgeous.

    I'm coming over right now for a cup of tea, thank you!

    Loved the message in the post too..Thank you. My heart needed it.

  20. Very, very pretty pieces. You are right, I would never have guessed you picked them up separately.

    Have a lovely day!

  21. Sandi, Your transferware is fabulous! Your tea settings are always so gorgeous, so serene, just so beautiful. Your food always looks great, too! Thanks for sharing your faith, too, Sandi. You are an inspiration!

  22. Love the teaset. And the goodies... oh.. I wish I could reach throught the screen and grab some. I enjoyed learning about how tea was discovered. And I love the scripture you included. Thanks for coming by my new blog.

  23. I have joined in today's tea cup fun! I like tea, love coffee...and thrive on I know I fit in here somewhere! ha!

    collecting tea cups is such a thrilling passion of mine! it's nice to see that others do the same, Your spread looks delicious! I am so glad to have stopped in for a bite and visit!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina was here!

  24. Hi Sandi,
    I am sure you know I love your red and white transferware! The cake looks yummy too.
    Sorry I am a little late joining in today but I was babysitting our sweet little Lucas this morning.
    I do have my post up now however and thank you for hosting I know it takes a lot of time to do this.

    Take care,

  25. I think your transfer ware is one of my favorite patterns! Just a lovely table top display~ your cake is just divine! Thanks for having us!
    All my best, Theresa

  26. Beautiful china! I love this pattern. If you show me a close up of the backstamp, I can look up the emblem for you.
    Your coconut cake looks divine and I loved hearing about the Emperor.
    Thank you for sharing!

  27. My goodness Sandi! Your list is really beginning to GROW!! LOVE your red transferware! Gosh, I hate to show up late the way I do.. I will try to do better next week! I have just finished my tea time post..

    Thanks, and I hope the weather is a little dryer and sunnier for you, than it is for us here! ((hugs)) ~tina

  28. Oh Sandi.... please add me! I know how much you love tea and tea parties, and with you and Carolyn on my mind I had the most lovely idea of a party... and I'm so hoping you would participate... everything here is just lovely lovely.... please come see about our party, and if you would add me to your links and advertise it, I would appreciate it...



  29. Hi Sandi...

    Ohh my...what a lovely tea table, my friend! Red transferware is one of my most favorite dish patterns! I have collected just a few pieces myself! Your tea set is sooo it!!! And I also really enjoyed seeing the red transferware tray and cup...that's gorgeous!!! Mmm...the tarts and featherflake orange cake just look "out of this world" delicious! You are such a sweet hostess, Sandi...thank you!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and leaving such a sweet note full of well wishes for my Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I was just tickled pink that you came by...thank you, sweet lady!!!

    Have a fabulous day and best wishes with my gift card giveaway!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  30. What a beautiful tea set! Would love the recipe for the delicious looking cake! LOL

  31. This is lovely ~ just lovely! Oh my the whole setting and the cake (omgosh the cake :)))))) )!

  32. Lovely transferware. Such pretties!!!

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Sandi, I saw this gorgeous tea pot last fall and didn't get it. I am so sorry I did not! Oh, I love your tea pot and luncheon set. Red transferware is my favorite. And your set the prettiest of all. ANd thank you so much for the beautiful reminder about God's word! Eternal!
    I would like to participate in your meme if I could . Could you e-mail me and let me know the details? I have some pretty tea sets to post.

  34. Hi Sandi, Your red transferware is so beautiful!!!!
    I linked a post to your tea time blog. Can you add me to your list? Thanks so much!

  35. Sandi darling I did it again. I regretfully missed you tea party. I just arrived home from visiting my daughter in California and I am still struggling with time difference and migraine, please forgive me darling. I am now off to bed to try to catch up with some much needed sleep. I will return later to read your posts ,u luv.

    Love & Hugs


  36. Hello Sandi,
    this party of yours is fabulous, I so love tea!!
    Love your red transferware china, it's incredible it's mismatched. The mince tarts are a favorite indulgence of mine too, but I prefer them during cold months.
    Many thanks for your kind comment, I really needed support today... and you surely sent sunshine my way!
    I meant to say I always wear hats all over winter also!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week,

  37. Beautiful tea party ~ the yummy pictures are dessert enough for me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  38. Your red tranferware is beautiful! I just love the teapot! Adore the metal tier! Love the cake!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

  39. Hi Sandi,
    I am late getting back to everyone! Busy week and not being home much doesn't help.

    Oh...I sure wish I could find some that of that gorgeous transferware in is scarce. A dear friend of mine found the MOST beautiful miss/match set quite a few years a got when she was in Switzerland and brought it home...I always droool over it. And YES, I'd love one of your tarts!

    Hope you are feeling better..and love that hat/pearls and beautiful picture of you!

    Blessings my sweet friend!

  40. Hi Sandi, I would love to participate in Tea Time Tuesday..I have a few tea pots and yours look lovely!
    My email is



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