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Monday, 11 October 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my lovely tea friends and Welcome to my 38th Tea Time Tuesday!

As you can see, I have changed my Tea Time button to my own personal button. I don't like clutter and I have been finding too much of it on my sidebar so I decided to lose a few things and settle on one Tea Time Tuesday button. So I made a tea party button using one of my header pictures. Those of you who are using the old Tea Time Tuesday buttons may use this one if you prefer; it's up to you. This is the only one I will be using from now on.

Now on to my tea party! It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and so we have been enjoying lots of pumpkin pie and whipped cream. I have a pie just for the tea party and I hope you will enjoy a big slice of it with your cup of tea.

Today I am using my little frenchy tea pot.

Porcellana De Paris is the stamp on the bottom of the tea pot.

A little birdie creamer and an Elizabethan teacup accompany the tea pot.

This pretty teacup was a shower gift many moons ago. As you can see, it has a pretty handle and trimmed in gold. One little bouquet adorns the inside of the cup too. Roses, blue bells, a slight touch of yellow, and green leaves are what make up the cute pattern on this one.
Elizabethan and fine bone china is all the marking there is on the teacup. "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." ~ Henry James Would you care for a piece of pumpkin pie and whipped cream with your tea? I also have some pumpkin cheesecake which a friend dropped off. You're welcome to try a slice of each if you so desire.
Thanksgiving~ A day to give thanks and reflect on the many blessings that have come our way in the past year. We celebrate Thanksgiving to express our gratitude to God for His divine favour. I am thankful for the grace which the Lord extends to me each and every day.
Even though my life has been plagued with health issues since January, I am thankful for a husband and family who love me. There have been some trials but there have also been some delights such as a visit from my middle son and his family who live out on the west coast. They are going to bless our family with our first granddaughter at Christmastime.

Life comes at us with a cornucopia full of surprises; some good, some not so good. But it's how we receive the surprises that shape us into who we are. I'm thankful to God who has my best interests at heart and He promises to take care of me come what may. Yes, I am truly blessed!

"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence." ~ Jeremiah 17:7
I am so happy you have stopped by for tea! I hope you enjoyed your visit and you will come back again soon. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday just let me know in your comment and I will add your link to my post. Simply share a favourite teacup, teapot, or china used in a tea. A tea quote, poem, or scripture verse would be lovely too. You may also do coffee, chocolate, iced tea, or lemonade. The Tea Time Tuesday button near the top of my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you wish.

Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here so they can visit all my lovely participants.

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


I am also joining the other tea party hostesses today. You will find them below with the asterisks before their names.

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and Terri

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam

Tuesday Tea For Two
Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee with Wanda Lee

Teacup Thursday
Donna and Miss Spenser~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. The birdie creamer is the cutest! Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours. I continue to keep you in my prayers Sandi.

  2. Oh Sandi this is so beautiful! Prayers and hugs,

  3. Hi, Sandi,
    Your posts are always so beautiful, and they always cheer me. I have had a bit of a disappointment today and after reading your post, I am already feeling better. Thank you! I would love to join you for some of that delicious pie and whipped cream. Love your white French teapot and rosy Elizabethan tea cup! Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend! Vicki

  4. Happy teatime to you, my sweet friend. I hope you are having a lovely week.I am continuing to pray for you.

    I think I'll take pumpkin pie, thank you...with LOTS of whipped cream.

    Your teacup is exquisite. So dainty and feminine. I LOVE it.

    Also, your teapot is beautiful in it's simplicity and whiteness. And the creamer is totally adorable.

    Finally, that is one of my favorite tea quotes. I am so in agreement with Mr. James.

    Blessings and hugs,

    PS I'm participating today, and my tea post is up.

  5. Hi Sandi and Happy Thanksgiving.
    You have put together a sweet little tea today and the birdie creamer looks like it belongs with your white teapot.
    As I came to the end of your post and saw the pumpkin pie... I've had too much of it this weekend and will just have tea thanks. :-)
    Hope you had a wonderful family gathering this weekend.

  6. Once again, you set out a beautiful tea! Oh, and I'll take a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, please! (Although pumpkin cheesecake sounds delicious too!)

  7. Too gorgeous, love the birdie. Keep well xx

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Sandi
    I love your tea cup today and the Pumpkin pie looks sooo yummy! Take care..

  9. Beautiful post, Sandi. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Love the little white pot and the bird creamer. Roses everywhere! Lovely! Happy Tea Day!

  10. Hi Sandi,

    Im joining your tea party today. Btw, I love the new tea cup tuesday button. Love yr elizabethan tea cup too.

    My blog add -

  11. Oh I want PIE!! LOTS OF PIE!! Gorgeous post today!
    I've got my post up and ready to join you for Tea! Also, please come by and join in my giveaway! I'd love to have you!
    blessings, Doni

  12. A wonderful post. Beatiful presentation for tea and wise words and scripture.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Have a blessed week.

  13. Dearest Sandi,

    It is touching to see the picture of your best friend at the top right... Sorry for that. Indeed, life comes with a cornucopia full of surprises. 2010 is one of those years. January found me completely paralyzed and on September 3rd my husband had very unexpectedly a quadruple bypass and an angioplasty stent done in his neck... So here we are racing towards Thanksgiving and indeed we do have things to be grateful for!
    So let's enjoy the cup of tea from the pretty teapot (love the fleur de lys mark on the bottom!)and some pie without the whipped cream...
    Have a great week and I'm sending you sunshine from Georgia,


  14. Hi: As usual, you never disappoint. I love your post today. That pie looks so good. I also love the new button. Have a wonderful week. Blessings my friend, Martha

  15. Hello there dear Sandi!

    At long last I am able to come by for a proper visit!..,Things have been unbelieveably busy here!

    ..,(That teatime vignette from last week's tea was also very lovely)!

    This week I'm as usual, loving every little detail and that pie looks so yummy!

    Thanks so much for joining in with the fun!

    Your blog banner is also equally heartwarming and cosy with that dear white Pumkin on the glass, 'candlestick-esque' stand!.., I love the Fall!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ http;//

  16. Hi Sandi,
    I seem always late, but here in germany we have early morning now. Thank you for the tea and for your thoughtful words. I enjoyed this post very much. This teaset is again very lovely, love the little roses on the cup. And your pumpkin pie looks really yummy. Love the new button. I will change this during the day.
    I would like to participate with this post:
    Thank you for hosting this nice event.
    Greetings, Johanna

  17. Sandi dear, I really love your teacup. I think it look sweet with small bouquet of flowers.. and to have it with birdie creamer and hexagon shape teapot just lovely!. thanks for hosting and sharing. have a great day!

  18. What a lovely teapot and tea setting. Even better are your words of thankfulness. Congratulations on the new grandchild to arrive in the near future!

  19. Hi Sandi - you are still very much in my thoguhts and prayers..joining you today for tea, love Judith (Precious Moments)

  20. Hi Sandi! I did not get the time to set up tea for today, but am happy to stop by to visit here today just the same!.. And oh my goodness, the pumpkin pie just looks WONDERFUL!! It's a favorite of mine! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!... Wishing you well, and remembering you in my prayers... ((hugs)) ~tina

  21. Hi Sweets!
    I just got my post done! Sorry...I just don't seem to be getting this done ahead of time...w/hubby gone in the evenings I get so tire! are you doing? Been praying for you!

    What a lovely tea presentation...and yummy PIE!!! I love pumpkin pie...well actually anything w/pumpkin in it...esp this time of the year! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our Friends in Canada!

    Much love and hugs!
    Happy Tea!

  22. Hello Sandi - That slice of pumpkin pie looks so yummy! Love pumpkin I'm craving it. Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.

  23. Sandi, I like your new Tea Time button. I hope your Thanksgiving was good Sandi. I know you have a heart filled with gratitude and a positive spirit. May the coming months and years be better ones for you. Thanks for the pumpkin pie; I'll take you up on that! Delicious! You serve the best goodies with your tea.
    Hugs, Beth

  24. thx Sandi for the lovely tea party today :) beautiful tea tray setting! and definitely another slice of pumpkin pie will do me good! Happy Thanksgiving !
    i appreciate being included in your tea listings ~ THX !

  25. Hi Sandi...

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, sweet friend! guys always beat us to the pumpkin pie and festivites! Hehe! Well my dear, you certainly has set a lovely tea always! I love, love, LOVE your frenchy's beautiful! Ohhh...and your gorgeous Elizabethan tea cup and saucer were such a treat to see as well! Sandi, I love your pretty white decorative tea tray!

    Yes, I would love a piece of pumpkin pie! It sounds sooo good right now! I'm hungry! Thank you for sharing your lovely tea with us's always such a treat, my friend!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Cinderella sweater pumpkins! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, Sandi! Thank you!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design your new Tea Time Tuesday button! That chintz tea set is one of my favs!!!

  26. Love your post here and your new button! I am definitely a clutter person - the more the better. Your post is very uplifting!

  27. Hi Sandi: I'd love a cup of tea from your pretty tea cup. I'll have to pass on the pie. Ate too much over Thanksgiving. Have a great day.

  28. Hi Sandi!

    I am late to the party today. My tea post is up now.

    this is such a soft pretty girly tea setting you have prepared for us today! I love it. It just says "relaxing" to me.

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  29. I trust you've had a Happy Thanksgiving...I enjoyed your post with the lovely tea cup and saucer and other tea time delights!

  30. Hi Sandi
    I love your Elizabethian cup. I have one too. Thank you for your help with Pink Saturday. I will be back.

  31. Oh I love your white and floral tea cup and saucer! It is so pretty and dainty.
    Happy Thanksgiving! Your pie looks delicious : )

  32. Hi Sandi,
    I love your Frenchy teapot too! The shape is so eye-catching.

    A granddaughter for Christmas! You ARE blessed, indeed.

  33. I am a little late for tea time, but enjoyed yours so much, I think I might have a piece of each, they look so delicious. Your china is beautiful.
    , Sue

  34. Hello there Sandi,

    Although I was here earlier,this is all just so lovely, as always!.., I love your cute creamer and pretties.

    Although I try so hard, (and also each week these days, 'I say to myself', that I will be earlier by far, in getting by to visit and see your lovely tea party posts and extend a warm invitation also for next week's tea's)!..,


    Here I am once again, 'on the cusp' of a brand new week, just now finding the much coveted time to visit you, my dear tea party participant and dear blog friend, yet once again, much later than I would like.

    It has been an exceptionally busy season, yet I thank you ever so much for joining me for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', and shared, 'Tea Pot And Tea Things Tuesday', corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland'!..,

    It is always such a pleasure having you join us!

    This week coming marks my 52nd and 25th such tea parties respectively; hope to see you once again then!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee



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