Faith Family Friends TeaTime Roses

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Monday, 24 May 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello everyone and welcome to my 18th Tea Time Tuesday!


We Canadians just enjoyed a long Victoria Day weekend with wonderfully warm temperatures. We celebrated Queen Victoria's birthday and that of our reigning Queen Elizabeth's although Elizabeth's is actually on April 21st. It is regarded as the first long weekend of the Summer here in Canada and what a lovely weekend it was!


Many were out spending time in their gardens while others spent time at the beach, including ourselves. Still others went camping for the weekend. It was a perfect weekend, weatherwise!
Once Hubby got the yard work finished, we headed for the beach, and how exhilarating to sink my toes into the warm sand once again! I love walking on the beach and I also love to just lie down and watch the clouds drift by; so relaxing! We had our first burger and strawberry milkshake of the season at Shirley's which is a popular snack bar out at Brackley Beach. It was a beautiful weekend!


Now, on to my tea!
Today I am serving tea in this pretty tea pot. I have the matching salt and pepper shakers and the napkin holder as well which I will not share today.



This tea pot could also be used as a coffee pot because it is taller than most tea pots, and since I don't have any blue teacups, I opted to use my blue mugs.This tea pot has no markings of any kind, just a plain white tea pot with pinky-peach, yellow, and blue flowers on it, adorned with a blue ribbon and topped off with a blue cover.
Would you like to try a cheese biscuit with some apricot jam?
It is a perky little tea pot and since there is some yellow on the pot, I decided to share some of my daffodils. Nothing says Springtime better than daffodils and tulips!

There are many ways to enjoy teatime - formal, casual, business, cream teas, Christmas tea, tea served in a mug which I have done today, tea presented in a fine china cup, a picnic tea outdoors in the country, a cozy snuggled-up-beside-the-fireplace tea for two, an elegant tea on the lawn, or an hour of culinary delight in a stylish tea room.


However you choose to do it, try to set aside some casual time to spend with a friend or loved one for no other reason than to relax and enjoy a laugh, rekindle intimacy, help soothe each other's jangled nerves, or just to let your minds wander together among uncharted dreams. {Excerpt from Tea time With God}

"His soul shall dwell at ease." ~ Psalm 25:13

Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday with me, please let me know in your comment; share a teacup, tea pot, or some special china used in a tea. A short story, poem, or scripture verse would also be most welcome. Either of the two Tea Time buttons at the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that others may find their way here to visit with my other lovely participants.
I wish you all a beautiful day and God bless you.

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



PARTICIPANTS





Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

28 comments:

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sandi! My tea party is up!

That teapot is such a pretty pot. I like to have severa more casual teacup and saucer sets along wih teapots.

have a good day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Sandi
Your blue mugs go very well with this tea pot.
We had a great long weekend here with the family all together for lunch on Sunday at a restaurant.
Blogger must really have a glitch in it - your post was not updated and Lady Katherine's says hers is 4weeks old. Photos are also hard to include because each one goes to the top of the post which is so frustrating.
Judith

Natasha said...

I love your Spring-time tea party! I wish it was Spring-time here today but instead it is wintry and cold.Never mind-perfect weather for hot tea and staying inside!

I have published my post and would love to be included in your tea party today if I may?

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandi...

My friend, I think your white teapot with its pretty blue lid is beautiful...love the blue, yellow, and pink flowers! You set such a pretty tea tray today, my friend! Gorgeous lace linens and pretty white flowers...ohhh yes, I would love to try one of your cheese buscuits with apricot jam!!! Your daffodils are so vibrant...just like Spring! Thank you for sharing them and your beautiful tea tray with us today...such a treat, dear lady!!!

Thank you so much for hosting this sweet Tuesday Tea for us, Sandi! It's been such a pleasure to be able to join in this week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!
Chari @Happy To Design

bj said...

Just beautiful!!
I have my post up...never sure just how to link with you..i'm sorry.
Beautiful spring tea!!
xo bj

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Those daffydillys are sure pretty!

Mildred said...

You have made me hungry for cheese biscuits early this morning! Everything looks so pretty in your photos. The daffodils are just the perfect touch!

suzyq said...

Hi Sandi,Hope I can join all your wonderful Tea Scapes!!
Suzyq

http://atthefarmhouse-suzyq.blogspot.com/2010/05/red-tablescape.html

Debbie said...

Hi Sandi...Glad you had such a nice week-end. How I look forward to that first beach trip of the summer too. Your tea pot is soo lovely, and you have definitely made me hungry for apricot jam...yumm...Have a wonderful day. HUGS

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,

It was a beautiful weekend here for sure and today I am delighted to have some warm showers as well.
Your biscuits and jam look good-I made a big batch yesterday too.
Thanks for hosting Sandi and I am joining in today as well.

Carolyn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hi, Sandi!!

What a lovely tea pot!! I recently did up a Tea Party theme basket where everyone donated money in my department at work and I bought all kinds of things associated with tea. It will be chanced off as part of a fund raiser. I had the worst time trying to find a new tea pot to buy to add to the basket. Finally Pier One came through. I will probably post a pic of everything I put in the basket next week.

Debbie

rosechicfriends said...

HI Sandi!
What a lovely time you had at the beach..I miss it so much not living close to water like I did growing up on the West Coast of the states!

CUTE tea pot too!

I just got back from Florida and seeing my neice graduate, so I think I will pass this week on Tea Tuesday and hopefully join you again next week...if I can. My daughter graduates from High School next week, so fam is coming in and I am gonna be busy these next few weeks.

Hope you have a great day!
Lorena

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sandi~ ~Your blog is so lovely and the china in the header is one of the prettiest patterns I have seen. I've been doing lots of antiquing around here lately and I'm seeing a lot of this pattern and have been thinking of beginning a collection. Do you collect this pattern?
I would love to join in for your tea party sometime but I don't see a Mr. Linky? How should I proceed with this?
I would love it if you would stop by and answer me in my comments. It may just bring others to your blog and to the tea party.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Bernideen said...

What a lovely presentation! Your list is growing! I got a late start as usual but am up and going and now MUST GO TO WORK!!!

Msartist said...

Your vignette is lovely! The biscuits look divine! All my best,and thanks for the loveliness~ Theresa

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there dear Sandi,

What a lovely day for a tea party!..,This is just so pretty as always; I love the motif on the pretty teapot and the lovely cheerful daffodils along with those yummy delights!

I would love to also join you once again for 'Tea Time Tuesday' this week; here is my link:


http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/2010/05/welcome-to-32nd-tuesday-tea-for-two-and.html

Hugs from Wanda Lee

Barbara said...

Beautiful!

paperbutterfly said...

Lovely to share with a fellow Canadian! I love the quote. Tea is wonderful for alot of things.

Blessings, Pam

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: Your teapot is beautiful Can you still add me to your list? Thanks, Martha www.marthasfavorites.com

Beth said...

Sandi, It sounds like a wonderful weekend you had! Here's to more at the beach! Wish I was closer to an ocean - I'm smack dab in the middle of the continental U.S. We do have lakes with beaches...you've reminded me that hubby and I should go take a walk on the bike/walking path that encircles Gray's Lake. Enjoyed your tea. The teapot is really pretty and the blue mugs are nice. My morning tea is normally in a mug even though I do have pretty teacups - I must get in the habit of using them from time to time! I like the little church birdhouse and your biscuits look excellent! I think you are a fabulous cook, Sandi! Everything always looks yummy!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

sewingseeds4U said...

Sandi, You have no idea how the words in your comment encouraged me this morning. The word you chose, "purpose" was just what I was looking for. I want my blog to have a purpose and that purpose is to serve Him. Please link me up is you feel my post qualifies, I know I'm a day late...many blessings new friend. Patty

http://sewingseeds4u.blogspot.com/2010/05/lemon-barsd.html

Becky K. said...

Hello Sandi!

I like the ribbon on the neck of this tea pot. How very graceful it looks.

It has been so very busy here with the graduation and school year ending but things are easing up a bit, I think.

Becky K.

Paulina said...

Dear Sandi, I was just admiring your teapot...the cups work so well with it. It's given me some ideas now, thank you :o)

God bless you.

Stella said...

Love the shape and solid blue of the lid on this pot. I think blue mugs look just right with this pot. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend that restores the soul.

Thanks for dropping by to visit me and leaving a lovely comment. Do come again. Stella

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh your tea party looks wonderful...that tea pot is so precious! Enjoy those biscuits for me!

Melly said...

Hi Sweet Sandi, I too love the beach and to watch the clouds roll by so very relaxing. Thank you for your visit you always leave the sweetest comments to make me smile :)Have a wonderful day!
hugs
Melly:)

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Sandi :)
I'm glad you liked my peonies...they bloomed nice and early this year and have been beautiful...I feel blessed. :) I have to tell you, I am a bit jealous that you got to sink your toes in warm sand...not gonna happen for me this year I'm afraid. I will have to stick to the swimming pool! :-) Your biscuits are making me hungry..it's 5:35 am here and my tummy is growling! lol I think I might have to go make me some biscuits and tea now. :) Thanks for sharing!
Melissa :)

Gale Blair said...

Your setting is just amazing. And those desserts... oh my!

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