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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Tea Time Tuesday


Hello dear friends~ Welcome to my 24th Tea Time Tuesday!

I am posting a little earlier than usual because I'm going to be out this evening. I will add your links as I receive them.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a lovely sunny weekend here on the Island. Hubby went berry picking and brought home a big pot of luscious strawberries. Then we packed a picnic and headed for the beach. We spent two days out there just enjoying the sunshine and the waves of the ocean. It was heavenly; love this time of year!

Today, I thought I would share some of my sugar and creamer sets. I have a number of them and every set is different. I have accumulated these sets over many years and I do actually use them all depending on my theme at the time.


This first one is my favourite and I never tire of it. It is as fresh and pretty to me today as when I first got it.
Rose Chintz is my favourite pattern made by Johnson Bros. of England. I have two creamers; a large one and a smaller one. I also like the handled sugar bowl.
Lavender Rose is my mother's china which is now in my possession and it is made by Royal Albert of England; very dainty with its sprinkling of roses on it. Next is this cute summery set with florals and fruit on it. There is no marking but it is made of Ironstone. I just call it Summertime.

This is Early American Prescut Crystal. I decided to fill the bowl with pink sugar as it shows up better in this sugar bowl.


Finally, there are these orphaned pieces. There are no markings on either of these. I usually keep my coffee spoons in this little creamer. And I love the sugar bowl; I really like all the florals on it.


I have five more to show you which I will share another week. Now, how about some tea and chocolate? The macaroons are fresh and so yummy!

Let's sit here and enjoy some tea, shall we? I am using my favourite lace tablecloth and napkins which were gifts from a good friend. The pink hurricane lamp was one of the gifts I won in a recent Giveaway.
The berries are in season and Hubby just brought home a pot full...red, juicy, and very delectable!Each cup represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel
What could be better than tea with chocolate and strawberries? Unless it's tea and strawberry shortcake with clotted cream!
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~ Author Unknown


"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." ~ Proverbs 16:24



I hope you have enjoyed your cup of tea today. Thank you to all who stopped by, I so enjoy your company! If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday then please let me know in your comment and I will gladly add your link to my post. All you have to do is share a favourite teacup, teapot, or some china used in a tea. Coffee, iced tea, and hot chocolate are also welcome. A scripture verse, poem, or quote would be most welcome too. Either of the two Tea Time buttons near the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish. As a courtesy, I ask you to please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here and visit with all my lovely participants.

There are other Tea Parties taking place today also. You will find them and their hostesses at the links with the stars ** before them.




Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.



PARTICIPANTS







Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

38 comments:

A Hopeful Heart said...

Those are all so pretty, Sandi.

I will be linking up later. I don't have my post completed yet...but I will definitely be joining in the party.

I wanted to ask you a question. I recognized the Johnson Bros. Rose chintz as a piece I acquired at a yard sale 2 weeks ago. I got a little bowl for 25 cents. Since you have so many of the other pieces, I would LOVE to add this little bowl to your collection. Would you be interested in it? If so, let me know, and I will give you my email address so I can get your address.

I miss living near the ocean. AFter living over 20 years about a half hour from the ocean, I'm now in a land-locked state...and struggling with it very much. So your wonderful weekend sounds LOVELY beyond all imagining.

Blessings,
Patti

Mildred said...

Everything is beautiful. I especially love the crystal and oh, the strawberries are just perfect!

GrannySue said...

what a beautiful post. I just love creams and sugars and have to work very, very hard to resist them when I see them.

I'd love to joing your blog party.

Mariette said...

What a remarkable collection of cream & sugar sets you got. They for sure will bring back lots of good memories shared with your loved ones and friends...

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
My cream and sugar collection is not as extensive as yours. I have the same cut glass set and I've even seen them in an antique store - go figure.
I'm glad you're posting early as I'm off tonight too to a rose show.
Not sure if you knew about the Victoria party, Kathy wanted to link it up with ladies having tea across blogland.
A couple of days at the beach sounds relaxing, glad the weather was good for you. We've been 31 or so celcius for 2 days now but expecting rain again by tomorrow.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

I love strawberry shortcake, yummy! I think I like your orphan cream and sugar containers the best. Thank you for the tea, it was great. Take care.

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Sandi
Your china selections today are perfect and pretty! Thank you for hosting this lovely event! Take care.

Wanda

Olga said...

Hello Sandi, I'm new to your blog and Tuesday Tea Party. Your sugar and creamer sets are very pretty. I can't pick the prettiest one; they all are just adorable.
I would love to join Tuesday Tea Party. Here is the link to my post:

http://olgapoltava.blogspot.com/2010/07/mama-takes-break.html

Have a wonderful week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have never participated in Tea Time Tuesday mainly because I am a coffee drinker. I do have a collection of beautiful tea cups and saucers that I just may have to get out of the cupboard. Everything is so pretty in your posting. I just kind of tagged along today because of Judith at Lavender Cottage.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What a true delight Sandi!

A vertiable feast for the eyes and the palette; if only we could somehow reach through that computer screen and taste that lushious strawberry shortcake!..,

I just love all of your pretty cream and sugar sets as well; so delightful as always!~ Thanks for hosting us once again!

Please come by and partake in my 'Tuesday Tea For Two' as well as this week's; Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' is ready as well for you to enjoy..,

Hope to see you in our little corner of 'Tuesday And Wednesdy Teatime In Blogland'!

Cheers and hugs from wanda Lee and God bless!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Hi Sandi! I would like to participate in "Tea Time Tuesday" again! Can you count me in every week? I would love that! :)
Thank you so much!
Hugs!
Amy

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sandi!
All of your sugar and creamers are just beautiful! I love the mixed red set. And your treats for us today look so tempting!!

Beth said...

Sandi, This is another beautiful post. I love your Rose Chintz, and also the Lavender Rose. Really love the red transferware too. The prescut crystal reminds me of Lady Katherine; she collects it. The macaroons and strawberry shortcake look so good, too. I think you must be an awesome cook!!!
I have a fabulous recipe to share this week: Gingerbread scones with Nutmeg Orange Cream. I loved the scones, but the photos I took weren't my best - sometimes that happens, especially when you try to hurry things!
God bless, Beth

Doni said...

Hi Sandi! I'm ready to link up with you this week http://faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/blues-teas-rhinestones-and-brooches.html
after being out of touch for the last month and a half! Love your teacup...it's sooo sweet!!
Blessings! Doni

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh...what pretties you have, my friend! I really enjoyed getting to see a few sets of your pretty sugars and creamers! Each pattern is beautiful and special in its own right but I must admit that your Rose Chintz is my favorite as well! I also just adore your beautifully set tea table, Sandi! Where did you find that pretty soft pink candle lantern...I love that!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us...this was such a treat! Not to mention, the scrumptious desserts!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sandi, I LOVE all the sweet creamer and sugar sets you shown; they're all so beautiful! I would love to be added to your Tea Time Tuesday party. Thanks so much :) Now I will go and edit my post to include a link to your blog :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Karen said...

I especially noticed the "orphan pieces". They remind me of my Aunt Lucy's china. Beautiful cheery post. Thank you.

Sharon said...

Hi Sandi, You post is just lovely. Ant All your pretty dishes!
I would like to join you this week.Here is my link.
http://sharonsplaceofblessings.blogspot.com/
God bless and thank you!
Sharon

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Sandi....Your blog is so sweet...and I love you include God in all that you do...even here :) :) I loved looking at your photos. Oh, found you via Brenda at Shabby Cats and Roses...:) :) :) So I wanted to pay a visit!!! I noticed where you live and I have to say that "Road to Avonlea" is hands down my FAVORITE tv show ever...and I love everything about that era...the clothes, the houses...the furnishings...Yep, that's definitely my style!!!! Have a lovely week. I'm going to join your blog, too!!!! Hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Martha's Favorites said...

What a great idea! I will have to share my sugar and creamer sets. Yours are so beautiful. I can't pick a favorite. Thank you so much for hosting this party. It is always fun to play! Blessings, Martha

Bella said...

Hi Sandi...
It sounds like you have a fabulous weekend! Your tea and dessert look delicious:-) I love creamand sugar sets also:-)
Please link me to the party... Thanks in advance:-)
Bella

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Dear Sandi, your post make me hungry! the macaroons and the strawberries shortcakes are two of my fave desserts! oh dear, can you wait me at the airport? hehehehe.. am coming over! just kidding.. btw, your creamer & sugar bowl sets are just wonderful! really love them all.. hard to pick one as fave..

wishing you a great day ahead!
xo
fitty

Natasha said...

Hi Sandi! I hope I can still join in with your tea party! Here is my link:
http://5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com/2010/07/tea-time-around-world.html

Thanks for having me.

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Judith said...

Nothing beats a cream tea and yours looks scrumpous - Judith

I am joining in today.

Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you very much,meeting you is always a pleasure
You have a beautiful cream and sugar collection
LOVE

Appleshoe said...

Hello Sandi- your creamer and sugar sets are lovely, but your orphan set really takes the spot light. They are beautiful and go together so well. Everything looks so tasty, have a wonderful day.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
I always enjoy seeing all of your lovely tea items and today did not disappoint me! WHat beautiful creamers and sugar bowls!! It gives me an idea for next week's Tea Tuesday!!

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party!!
Hugs,
Debbie

paperbutterfly said...

Dear Sandi,
What a lovely post. I have a special place in my heart for cream and sugars too.
I have one piece of Rose Chintz... a large platter. One of my favorite patterns.
Thank you for your kind comments and coming for tea. It is wonderful to share our special thoughts with special friends.
May your week be filled with God's blessings, my friend.
Pam

parTea lady said...

Your cream and sugar sets are lovely. I like the Rose Chintz pattern and the Lavender Rose pattern is very pretty too.

The beach is my favorite place to be. It must be wonderful to live close to the ocean.

Snap said...

I love your cream and sugars ... Johnson Bros really knew how to do things right!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sandi!

Loved seeing all your cream and sugar sets, and Rose Chintz has long been a favorite pattern of mine. My MIL has it, and I can't see it without thinking of her and her home. It is one of my favorite patterns, too.

I joined Lady Katherine this week, but I will have to be sure and join you, too, next time I do tea.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tina Eudora said...

Dear Sandi;
Fresh is exactly the work I would use for that lovely set. It is so hot here today and just looking at your pictures has made me feel refreshed.
I love the orphaned pieces, sometimes they are the loveliest ones.
Tina xo

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Sandi,
I added your button to my blog sidebar :) :) :) So fun!! Have a lovely rest of the week. Hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gosh you have such an amazing collections!

m ^..^

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my... This is simply gorgeous. I'd love to be part of your tea party...

Amy said...

Love your blog. I am now following.

I live in south Texas and very close to the coast.

Have a very blessed day.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Sandi...okay..I figured it out :) :) Sign me up...I would love to participate in Tea Time Tuesday :) :) :) Here's the link to my blog: http://www.heathersblog-o-rama.blogspot.com/

Can I count yesterday's post, since I posted lovely tea things? :) :) :) This is so much fun!!! Speaking of tea,I think I'll make a cup today!!!

Much love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

Barbara said...

Oh my I love it my friend, I had many of them, but lost them all in a house fire in 1990, I used to collect them, my uncles brought me back some from England, and some from Japan even, oh me, well I can look at others now, and still see the beauty I had in my China Hutch, thank you for sharing yours dear, and thanks for stopping by my blog today too, I love that lemon bars, yumyum, hope you do make them, Hugs my friend, Barbara

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