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Monday, 1 November 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my lovely tea friends and Welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday! Can you believe this is my 41st tea party and here we are in the month of November already. Time to think about Christmas decorating and baking. I love planning for the Holidays, don't you?

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C S Lewis

Personally, I think it is very important to set goals for yourself. No matter how old you are, it is important to dream a new dream, set a new goal. In fact, it is our dreaming which keeps life interesting! Perhaps you will never see your dream come to fruition but it doesn't hurt to reach for the stars. If nothing else, it is a growing experience.

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose." ~ Tehyi Hsieh
Today's tea post is a bit of a hodge podge.
First of all, I would like to share with you a couple more of my tea-for-one sets.
The first one was a gift from my hubby who knows I love the colour aqua. There's nothing fancy about this set, just the lovely creamy soft robin egg blue colour. It is made by Ganz.

One of the reasons I collect these adorable tea-for-one sets is because I find they come in handy when you just want a small pot of tea for yourself. They also come in handy when you have company and several folks want their own special cup of tea. This way, everyone gets to enjoy their own brand.
Here it is accompanied by my Royal Albert "Veronica" teacup which I am using as a votive candle holder. Veronica is my favourite teacup but unfortunately it has a broken handle. From the aqua roses to the beautiful gold trim on the fine china teacup and saucer, I think it is a stunning teacup and rather than put it away where it cannot be seen and enjoyed, I use it as a votive holder.

Isn't she pretty? Love the little bouquet inside the cup itself. From the lovely handle to the pedestal bottom of the teacup, she is a real beauty. I can't remember who gave it to me. It wouldn't surprise me if I were to discover that my mother had given it to me because we both love aqua.
The next one is a favourite tea-for-one set and it is made by Skye McGhie. Like all the Cream Lace patterns made by this company, this one is also adorned with the lacey cutouts and the Fleur-de-lis on it.

This cute little pot below was a gift from my maternal grandfather's second wife. It was the only time I ever accompanied my Grampy and her shopping, and we had gone into a department store where I spied this little teapot. From what I gather, she wasn't one to gift too many people, so it holds much sentimental value for me. It was a lovely day which is forever etched into my memory!

" It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization." ~ Agnes Repplier

I have an assortment of goodies for you today. Chocolate, cranberry oatmeal bars, and mincemeat tarts. So, please do sit yourself down and join me for a hot cup of tea, won't you. Cranberry-apple tea is perfect for Autumn. Or perhaps you would prefer a cup of hot chocolate topped off with a dollop of whipped cream! You're welcome to partake of either and I hope you enjoy the refreshments and company today. " With God's help we will do mighty things." ~ Psalm 60:12

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time Tuesday. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come by again soon. If you would like to partake in my tea party, please let me know in your comment and I will add your link to my post. Just share a teacup, tea pot, or some china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, iced tea, or chocolate. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be most welcome. 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 your visitors can find their way here and visit with all my lovely participants.

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


I am also joining the hostesses of these other parties listed below.
* Martha~ - Tea Cup Tuesday
*Terri~ - Tea Cup Tuesday
* Wanda Lee~ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Pam~ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Wanda Lee~ - Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
* Miss Spensers Blog~ - TeaCup Thursday

Sharing from heart~ Sandi


  1. My favorite tea for one is your white one with the fancy cut outs! You always have such delicious looking treats, too. I'd love to be included this week.

    I thought it was fun that we both have a quote from C.S. Lewis this week. Thanks so much for having this tea time for us to enjoy. ♥♫

  2. Sandi,
    You have a wonderful collection of tea for one sets! But, my heart flutters at the Royal Albert tea cups. This one is so beautiful. Great idea to use it for a votive. It is too pretty to stash away for sure.

  3. Your assortment of tea for one sets are wonderful!

    So many lovely things...


  4. PS. Where do I add my link to join the party? For some reason I can't see it...


  5. Hi Sandi!

    Oh, lots of pretty things today! I only have 2 of the tea for one sets. I use them quite a lot. Some night I just need to cup or two to relax for the day.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Hi Sandi,

    Thanks for visiitng, and for your sweet comment. I love your tea-for-one's. They are all so pretty. I have the same pink votive cup too! I think I will go and light it now.
    Please include me in your list of participants. Thanks!


  7. I love tea for one, and have several pots myself. Thanks for hosting Tea Time Tuesday :-)


  8. Such pretty things! The candle cup...I love the handle. I have a few of those and love to use them...other ones are all inviting colors too.

  9. Hi Dear Sandi ~ I adore your single serving tea sets! And it amazes me that you know where each one came from and cherish them so dearly. You may be surprised to learn I only own one teapot! I purchased it because of the pretty flowers and that's all we use when company comes. Your goodies look delicious, as always, and I do look forward to starting to plan for Christmas! Blessings! xox

  10. I love the white!! I also love how you used a set for a votive candle to burn in. Beautiful.

  11. I'll take some hot chocolate, and the treats look wonderful! I love the tea for ones. I had one but it broke a few years back (not sure whether to blame the kids or the cat!). I'm keeping my eye out for replacements!

  12. Sandi -- if you could enter me, that would be great!

    The URL is

    I've already got a link back to your blog in my post :)

    Thanks for being so sweet

  13. Hi Sandi :) I'm so hoping to be able to get a tea post up sometime tomorrow, but am super busy working on making Christmas Stockings for my Etsy shoppe; which by the way, I did a post today for a Giveaway for one of my Stockings, so I hope you will stop by and check it out :)

    Love your tea for one sets, especially the soft robin's egg blue, and the Royal Albert cup is a lovely match for it. One of these days I hope to find a tea-for-one set that I just can't live without to add to my little teacup collection.

    Have a wonderful evening, warmest hugs, Brenda

  14. I love all your tea pretties! Have a terrific week! Anne

  15. Okay, Sandi, I'll take the cranberry oatmeal bar and a little pot of Earl Grey. I only have one tea for one set, and I use it quite often, as I don't want to make a big pot of tea for just myself. They really are quite convenient. I especially like your creamy white one. I'm a huge white fan...the pureness and simplicity of white just does it for me.

    I also love your idea for using the teacup for a votive holder. Smart thinking!!!

    I hope you are doing well. You continue to be in my prayers.


    PS I am linking up today and my post is up

  16. Hi Sandi,
    Your tea for one sets are lovely!I love that soft blue, and the Veronica cup is a real stunner!! I believe in dreams too, they are what keep you going:-))
    Thanks so much for being our lovely hostess it's always a pleasure to visit, and I would love to be included in the tea list this evening:-)

  17. my dear Sandi, I am falling in love with your Veronica by Royal Albert! I want the same teacup like yours too! oh gosh.. my heart beats faster when I saw that cup you know! teehee.. now I got to look for that cup soon! thanks for being my inspiration! have a great day!

  18. Hi, Sandi,
    I always enjoy your company and lovely refreshments. Your husband did a great job on gifting you with that lovely robin's egg blue teapot for one. I, too, love this color. You have given me an idea to use some of my tea cups as votive holders, great idea!! Thank you for being our hostess each week~ Happy November and tea time, dear friend~ Vicki

  19. Loved your tea pots, teacups! Your Tea, the food looks wonderful! I adore the pot from your grandmother, for my grandmother was the same, I treasure a little loom to make pot holder with. For she gave it to me!

  20. Hi Sandi,
    thank you for adding my link to your post and for hosting this wonderful event.
    I am fully with you. This robin egg blue teaset is so adorable. Also the Royal Albert Victoriana looks wonderful and together they are unbeatable. What a clever idea to us it as a candle holder. The white one with the fleur de lys is again very charming, I have never seen that before. You combine everything to a perfect harmony. Thank you for showing your wonderful treasures and thank you for the yummy goodies, you offered. This tea visit really warmed my heart.
    Greetings, Johanna

  21. What a beautiful post...I loved looking at your teapots and cups. I loved them all, especially the pink and white. I've enjoyed tea time...if only I could reach out and daintily take one of those treats!!!

  22. Loved stopping by for tea.I had a wonderful time. Thank you

  23. Oh, the robin's egg blue tea for one is so pretty, my favorite color. I have to say though, the Skye McGhie stole my heart! What a good idea when serving tea to more than one.

    The teacup is lovely to, and what a pretty votive candle holder it makes.Thank-you for inviting me to tea today~delightful as always.

  24. Hello Sandi
    It is goals in life, or something to look foward to, that keep a person going. Although my father was quite ill but still mobile before he passed away last year that is the one thing tha kept him alive - setting small goals for every day.
    I like the aqua tea for one set and it got me to thinking, my mother always liked purple (guess I come by it naturally) and I still look for clothes in any shade for her in the nursing home.
    Thanks for hosting tea each week.

  25. Me again Sandi :) Just wanted to let you know that I do have my Tea post up now, and a link here to your blog :) Have a wonderful tea tuesday!!

  26. Hello Sandi,
    I always love tea for ones - this one is such a beautiful color! I love the intricate pattern of the other and always, always love the fleur de lis symbol! So glad to join you all this week - I have been missing it!
    Hope you have a very lovely day,

  27. As always you set a beautiful tea table and the thoughts so profound.
    I love the idea of the little pots.
    I just may have to start a new collection. The sweets look so tempting.

    Have a blessed week.

  28. Hi Sandy, I adore the Veronica tea cup. Royal Albert china is special. I'm glad you still use it even though you're not drinking tea from it. It is beautiful to display. I like your tea-for-one sets also. You have set up a lovely tea today. Nice to how you prefaced your post, talking about dreams. I agree, we all need to hope and to dream; and we need to add a strong dose of faith and hard work. I thank God for my dreams, and for the dreams that I have been able to reach through Him.
    Have a blessed week, Sandi. You are a very special lady and I treasure our weekly visits for tea!
    Hugs, Beth

  29. Good Morning Sandi, I am popping in to gobble up all the delicious eye candy again this week...Your snacks made my tummy rumble in protest of view before breakfast lol.

    I am joining you with my first morning coffee today.

    Thank you for hosting again.

  30. Hi Sweetie!
    I'm In!!! I have been a bit under the weather and could hardly think least I feel a bit better today.

    I am LOVING your tea's for one! We both collect them and your aqua one looks shape wise like my read one! And then I spied your caramel colers tea pot that matches mine! I think I remmeber you telling me that?

    Hope this finds you well and enjoying your week!

    Thanks so much for hosting our Tea Tuesdays! I do so enjoy them and am really trying to make an HUGE effort to visit each gal cause I love seeing their post!

    Hugs and love!

  31. Morning Sandi!
    thx for sharing these darling tpots for one [or one more!]
    i have added my post for today ~
    and i think you'll like one just 2 prior to today's ... Welcome!

  32. Oh Sandi, you have shared such lovely tea cups today. I do love the one you are using as a votive holder. What a great solution to still enjoy a beautiful cup with a broken handle.
    Thank you for sharing with us today.

  33. Sandi,
    just a quick stop in to say Hello!!

    What beauties you have shared with us today!!

    I love each and every one!! You have some gorgeous pieces my friend!!


  34. Hi: I just love your post today. Please add me to your list. I love visiting all your ladies. Thank you so much for always showing us such beautiful things. Blessings, Martha

  35. I want to come to your house for tea! So, so pretty! Love that C S Lewis quote. Never give up on setting goals!


  36. Hi. Thanks for coming by for a visit. I look forward to doing your tea parties as I move indoors for winter posts. You have such a lovely blog!
    ~ Julie

  37. I would love to be included in your Tea Time Tuesday fun.

  38. i just stopped by to say hello! the hot chocolate and whipped cream were yummy! thank you:)
    I love the aqua tea cup!
    have a great night,

  39. Now THIS post is really making me sigh! Such beautiful pictures, love that blue and white cup and saucer especially!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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