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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my 29th Tea Time Tuesday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I am pretty much laid up these days with my back and even though my son and his family are here visiting from Vancouver, we are having a wonderful time in spite of my back problems! Precious memories are being made for which I am so very thankful! I am also thrilled to learn that the new grandbaby on the way is a girl. The first girl in our family after seven boys; my three sons and four little grandsons!

Again this tea party has been pre-posted because I am away from the computer. I will not be available to link you up again this week other than the hostesses of the other tea parties; sorry about that. I will visit you all as I am able though.
Next week, my son and his family will have returned to their home in Vancouver and things will be back to normal, so I will be posting as usual and able to link you up once again. Thank you for sticking with me!

Please come in and sit yourself down. I am serving tea in this lovely Royal Stafford teacup which was a wedding shower gift from my brother many years ago. The pattern is called Buckingham and is made of fine bone china in England. I love the gold pattern on the teacup; very ornate. I have sugar cookies and the tea is standing by in a new teapot. The story behind the teapot is one which I will share with you today.

A few weeks ago, my hubby and I went out to breakfast at one of our favourite tea rooms. I had found a teapot which matched a pair of lovely candle sticks that my youngest son had gifted me with and my sweet hubby surprised me by buying the teapot. He's such a sweet guy!

This pretty bone china teapot is called Rose Bud and it is made by Maxwell and Williams.

View from the top shows off the lovely gold trim.
Markings on the bottom - Maxwell and Williams
"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!" ~ Author unknown The candle sticks and teabag holder are a perfect match.

I love how my roses are the same pink that is in the teapot! I do love my pretty pink roses and they are so full they almost look like peonies!I love playing with teapots, don't you? Not only are they beautiful receptacles to hold tea in but they are lovely used as a vase too!

Over the weekend, Hubby and I enjoyed a cup of tea once again out at the tea room and we also had their famous Raspberry Cream Pie for dessert. Doesn't it look fabulous?

"The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right." ~ Terri Guillemets

I am so glad you stopped by today for Tea Time Tuesday and I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Next week, I will be back to post my tea party as usual and I will be available to link you up. I welcome all my regular participants and all new friends as well!

The following is a prayer which I have kept in the back of my Bible since my children were babies. One could exchange the words 'children' for 'grandchildren' if you like.
A Parent's Prayer
Oh, heavenly Father, make me a better parent {grandparent}. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently, to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I want them to be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to ridicule when they displease me!
Do not let me tempt my child {grandchild} to lie or steal. And guide me, dear God, hour by hour, that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness. Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, dear Lord, to hold my tongue.
May I be mindful that my children are children, and that I should not expect them to make decisions like adults.
Do not let me rob them of opportunities to wait on themselves and to take the consequences of their decisions.
Bless me with the wisdom to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.
Make me fair and just and kind. And fit me, Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.

NOTE: I am nearing 300 followers on my blog and who would have thought? I certainly never dreamed that there would be 300 lovely folks interested in my little blog! I consider it quite an honor! So, as soon as I reach the 300 mark, I am going to have a tea-related Giveaway.

Now, please check out my sister tea parties:

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. I hope your back gets better real soon!...soon enough to enjoy the remainder of the visit even more.
    Lovely tea posting!

  2. How exciting to have a grandaughter! What wonderful news. Hope you heal up soon. Very much enjoyed your tea pot. It is just beautiful!

  3. Oh, yes, the pie looks DELISH!! And, you're right, your roses DO resesmble peonies. They are beautiful, and they look lovely in that gorgeous teapot.

    I'm glad you are having fun with your son and his family (despite your back). And how wonderful to know that a little granddaughter is on the way. Rejoicing with you.


  4. Hello Sandi!! I'm praying your back heals soon...we miss you! But I'm so happy for you on your new grand DAUGHTER! Yea!!! You many now purchase all the pink your heart desires!! Blessings!

  5. This prayer should be on every single refrigerator in every single home, Sandi. Lovely.

    Your tea & pie are so inviting ...

    Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  6. Sandi, So sorry about your back problems. I truly hope you will feel better soon. So glad your son and family are visiting, Sandi! Enjoy their visit and take time to just relax. I love the gold teacup. Love your pink roses and teapot with matching candleholders and teabag rest too. You have the prettiest things, Sandi!
    Hugs, Beth

  7. Congratulations on the grandaughter, girly shopping in the future. Take care of the back and enjoy visiting with family.

  8. Ah yes, the teapot you told me that matches my cup and saucer Sandi. We must get together for tea to put these pieces together.
    Hope your back gets better soon and that the visit with your family is memorable.

  9. Hi Sandi: I have been blessed to read that beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it. I pray that God would grant that very thing for me. Love your tea pot. How sweet is your husband to get that for you. I will continue to pray for your healing. Blessings, Martha

  10. Babies are such a testament to God's love! My own miracle continues to amaze me with her wisdom and loving heart. Rejoice~Philippians 4:4 (my signature verse :D )

    I'll be praying for relief for your back and healing so you'll be out and about soon.

    Beautiful teapot and ROSES! ♥♫

  11. That pie looks delightfully different from anything I have had.
    Thanks for posting it in midst of both joy and pain! Hope back rebounds.

  12. Oh your Staffordshire tea cup and saucer is beautiful! You don't often see the darker cups like it. The black with the gold is so rich looking. No wonder it is named Buckingham! I have one that would go well with yours. I will post it sometime soon.
    Your new tea pot is very pretty, and now you have a set with your candlesticks as well!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
    I do hope that your back gets the rest and healing that it needs to feel better soon.

  13. Hello Sandi :) Love your pretty rose teapot and the matching candleholders....and oh yes, that dessert looks just yummy!!

    Happy Tea Tuesday to you!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  14. Oh Sandi... I hope you are feeling better soon! Exciting news about the granddaughter on the way... she will be so spoiled in a family of so many boys!!! A tea friend for you too:-)
    Your teapot made a lovely vase, and all was delightful!

  15. I just love your new Teapot! I have eyed it! lol What a wonderful son and husband! The pie is divine! I do love pink roses,oh, all roses! lol I want to say I am so Happy for you! Your going to have a Granddaughter! They are so special, I have one of mine featured today. I loved your Prayer! Some of the words I have lived by all my life! I loved praying with it! What a lovely Prayer!

  16. A special post today. The prayer is beautiful. We should strive to honour all children that way.
    A very special teacup this week. Ver regal looking. Pretty teapot...maybe Christmas and birthdays will see your collection grow. And you can have tea with your new grandaughter.
    I pray that your back heals quickly.
    Blessing Pam

  17. Lovely, lovely post and very beautiful tea pot! What a sweet husband to buy the teapot for you, but then, he gets to sip the tea brewed in it and eat the dessert that accompanies tea, what a sweet, sweet wife!

  18. I hope you feel better soon! Congratulations! I sure hope all goes well with your granddaughter! How very exciting for you and your family!
    God Bless,

  19. What a beautiful Buckingham teacup and your new teapot is lovely too. That piece of pie looks so good.

    Hope your back is better soon.

  20. What a charming tea pot!I love it
    Meeting you is always a pleasure

  21. Hi Sandi - I'm loving your tea set, but most especially that raspberry pie you made! Looks real yummy. By the way, I'm now your new follower so that you can get as close to your 300 :)
    Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.

  22. So sorry to hear your back is bothering you. Hope you are able to enjoy visiting with your son and family in spite of that. And what wonderful news about the new little girl that will be arriving in your family! I can just imagine the wonderful tea parties you will be able to have with her some day down the road. :)

  23. I am soo excited and happy for you that you will be adding a much loved girl to your pack of boys, haha...How wonderful for everyone. I soo enjoyed this post. From your wondergful tea pot, to the yummy looking pie, to the inspiring prayer. Hope your back heals up quickly..Enjoy your time with your family. HUGS, Debbie

  24. Lovely post, tea ware and the raspberry pie looks delish!I hope your back gets feeling better. If you get a chance to pop by my blog I am having a giveaway that lasts 2weeks. Hope you can stop by, Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

  25. Sorry about the back issues. We all have that sometime or another - at least I seem to get mine "stirred up" sometimes! My prayers are with you for perfect rest and may that back line up and relax and healing come forth in Jesus name...Amen!

  26. Hi Sandi,
    I love your teapot and the candle holder! The pattern is lovely! I have a tea set from Maxwell and Williams in blue and white. I purchased it in Victoria Canada. I just love all the patterns from them.
    I hope your back is feeling better! and how wonderful to be having a baby girl. My Grandson was the first boy born into our family in 47 years! There had been 8 girls born and then "Ty" can along. I am so happy for you!.
    Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

  27. Your teacup and saucer are stunning and all of your chintz is so pretty. I love it all. Great tea time post.
    Thanks so much for your sweet birthday wishes. I had a super day. Hugs, Marty

  28. BEAUTIFUL pictures here, and I sooo love the prayer. I'm going to copy it and send it to my daughter, too. I need a bite or two of that delish looking pie! Feel better soon, dear friend.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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