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, 27 September 2010

A Last Taste of Summer and A Little Taste of Autumn for Tea Time Tuesday

A warm Welcome to all my tea loving friends~ It's Tea Time Tuesday again and today I'm sharing a last taste of Summer and a little taste of Autumn.

Autumn is in full swing now with the leaves changing colour and the days getting shorter. Gone are the lazy hazy days of Summer and everyone, including me, is doing some fluffing, getting out the throws and making changes in their decor. It's also time to start planning for Christmas but I'll hold off on that for a few more posts yet. It is fun to look forward to it though!

For today's tea, I'm sharing my Maxwell and Williams 'Rose Bud' tea set. It is quite summery looking and I have one of my last roses to adorn the teacup. This is the last taste of Summer which I was referring to.... I will miss my roses!

A little pink and sparkly pumpkin decorates the dessert plate while I get the tea ready....a little taste of Autumn!

Tea is ready....
Warm home made apple crisp with whipped cream is what I'm serving with tea today. The apple crisp is made with Granny Smith apples and the crumb mixture is spicy with a nice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; perfect for Autumn!

I know the majority of you have seen my Rose Bud pattern before but I have never shown it altogether until today. The teapot was a gift from my hubby and the teacup I gifted myself with. The whole set came about because of some candle sticks which my youngest son gifted me with several years ago and I always wanted to add to the pattern. I also have the tea bag holder. " A woman is like a tea bag- you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." ~ Nancy Reagan My tidbit for today is taken from Tea Time with God:

"If you have someone who has been a challenge for you to love today, think of something extraordinarily nice you could do for them. Pray for them, and determine in your heart that no matter what happens, you will love them as unconditionally as God loves you."

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." - John 15:12

Thank you for stopping by my 36th Tea Time Tuesday post. If you would like to join me, please let me know in your comment and I will be more than happy to add your link to my post.
You may also do coffee, chocolate, or iced tea if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Either of the two Tea Time buttons on my sidebar are available for your use in your tea post if you wish. Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way back here to visit with all my lovely participants.

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


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

Judith~ http://lavendercottagegardening.blogspot.com/

Beth~ http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com/

Diann~ http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/

Sherry~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Lorena~ http://rosechicfriends.blogspot.com/

Bernideen~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/

Debbie~ http://debbie-dabble.blogspot.com/

Doni~ http://faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com/

Cass~ http://cass-thatoldhouse.blogspot.com/

Suzy~ http://atthefarmhouse-suzyq.blogspot.com/

Judith~ http://www.judithschultz.blogspot.com/

Patti~ http://pattiannsblog.blogspot.com/

Amy~ http://vintageporcelainart.blogspot.com/

Brenda~ http://shabbycatsandroses.blogspot.com/

Heather~ http://heathersblog-o-rama.blogspot.com/

Johanna~ http://silber-rosen.blogspot.com/

Sue~ http://stressedbutblessed-sue.blogspot.com/

Kelsie~ http://kelsie74.blogspot.com/

Jocelyne~ http://jocelynesteaparties.blogspot.com/

I am joining the other tea party hostesses as well~


* Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/

* Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/


* Wanda Lee ~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/

* Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/



*Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Victorian1885 said...

Good evening
I didn't participate today with a tea post but do come over for a visit anyway..Your china pattern is so pretty!
Dessert looks yummy too! Thanks for sharing with us..


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sandi :) I just love this pretty china, with the sweet pink roses, and your dessert looks delish!! It's making me hungry for a night-time snack :) My Tea post is up, so stop on over whenever you get a chance :)

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Doni said...

Oh how beautiful! I love that pattern it's so sweet! I'd love to join you! here's my URL:
Hope you have a lovely week!
Blessings, Doni

Sherry said...

Oh that is lovely Sandi! I really like chintz, yours is especially pretty all in pink. I love that Nancy Reagan quote too.

Beth said...

Sandi, I do love your Rose Bud china! Very pretty! Your apple crisp looks delightful. You always serve the yummiest things with your tea, Sandi!
Blessings, BEth

Lisa said...

Dear Sandi - thank you for sharing all your 'pretties' once again. I do look forward to your posts. Isn't this just a lovely time of year? From Thanksgiving to Christmas - it's just a busy, hectic time, filled with laughter and 'family time'. Love it!

paperbutterfly said...

Hi Sandi,
You set a lovely tea for us this week. Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess. I have never seen the candlestick holders before....luv them! Apple Crisp is wonderful this time of year and yours looks yummy. A favorite in our house.
Have a blessed week.

A Garden of Threads said...

A lovely setting for tea. Apple crisp is my favorite fall dessert. I hope you enjoy the tea and take care.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Sandi, I LOVE that beautiful pattern. It is stunning!! And I love apple crisp as well, so I sure wish I could come over and visit in person instead of through cyber space. You are gracious and warm, and I just KNOW we would have a lovely teatime together.

By the way, I'm linking up for the party, and my post is up.

Happy Tea Tuesday to you, sweet friend.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sandi!

This is such a lovely tea setting! Every piece is just beautiful! And the treat you prepared for us looks so yummy.

Have a wonderful week!

Lavender Cottage said...

So nice to see your whole set together Sandi, very pretty.
Apple crisp is a favourite fall dessert, yours looks yummy.

Terri said...

Oh how beautiful your tea post is. All your matching china together! I love your flowery tea cup and saucer.
Thank you so much for showing us your lovely china today.

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Hi Sandi, I love your blog. And what a beautiful china pattern. Just like every other girl, I love roses! I would be honored to be able to join your tea party.

Marie said...

What a beautiful set you've shared with us! Luv the pink pumpkin...so whimsical.

Sue said...

Once again, a beautiful tea! And that apple crisp looks so good! I'm a little late, but my post is up now.

suzyq said...

Hi Sandi, I'm running a little late today!!! Hope I can still join the party,

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

LoVeLy site, Sandi ~
so pleased to have discovered you!
please drop by for tea & chat at FHC - WELCOME!

Johanna said...

Hi Sandi,
this china set with the pink and red roses is so charming. I really love it and I am amazed how many matching items you have. Your apple cake looks so good, I almost can smell its scent.

I would love to participate your tea party. My link is:

Wish you a very nice week.
Greetings, Johanna

Hope Filled Living said...

Hi Sandi,
This is such a pretty collection. I am crazy for rose patterns.

Judith said...

Hi Sandi what a beautiful set of china - my mother will only drink tea out of teacup so she would love yours and the finishing touches of apple pie and that beautiful delicate rose made for a thoughtful post. Judith

(please include me today in Tea Time Tuesday)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sandi!
I am in but late in getting this posted! My life just doesn't cooperate with me any more! lol

I just adore your pretty set of rose goodies. I have a tea cup and tea pot that have that same pattern, just not all over. I love the chintzyness of your! It is all so pretty together!

And I needed your little words of inspiration today! Thanks for being such a sweet hostess!

Love ya!

Our Country Home said...

Good Morning Dear Sandi,
I would love to join the party again this week...I am sharing something a little different, but I hope you find it interesting.

Once again your lovely quotes and bible verses are a blessing to my heart, especially this week with sick children testing me.

Bless you

parTea lady said...

Your "Rose Bud" tea set is very pretty. The matching pieces are also lovely. I can see why you will miss those roses - what a gorgeous color.

That homemade apple crisp looks so good - a perfect fall dessert.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I guess you and I are both in a chintzy mood today! I love your set-the colors are so pretty.
Nice to have some warm weather here again.

Thank you for hosting again,


Mari said...




Cass @ That Old House said...

What lovely china! LOVE the rose pattern ... and you totally had me at "Apple crisp." I am on your doorstep NOW.

I'd love to join in your Tea Party -- my link is


I will link right back to you, as well. Best wishes for a Happy Tea Tuesday! -- Cass

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

I really like your rosebud tea set. I thought I recognized the tea pot from an earlier post :) :) :) Didn't you mention earlier about your husband gifting you with this nice tea pot? It's really beautiful...and I'm reminded of Anne of Green Gables...wasn't there a scene in the first book where Marilla tells Anne she can use the rosebud tea set when Diana came over for her visit? I don't remember...but thank you for having me over for tea. The tea looks wonderful and so does the dessert :) :)

I liked how you tucked the doily inside the cup. I did that the other day when I was clearing off the table...but I'll have to try it as a decorating tip :) :) Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sharing Shadymont said...


So beautiful!!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks you so much for stopping by, your blog is beautiful, love the tea set...so pretty!

Bella said...

Hi Sandi... Tea looked delightful, sorry I missed tea this week! You have the most wonderful collection of happy, cherry tea things:-)

Georgianna said...

How beautiful, Sandi! I love your Rose Bud set – I will miss my roses, too, but fortunately they are still going with the warm weather we are having. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and week filled with many good things. Georgianna

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