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Monday, 29 November 2010

Tea Time Tuesday


Hello all my lovely tea friends and Welcome to my 45th Tea Time Tuesday! Please come in and make yourself comfortable.

I am knee deep in Christmas decorations these days and my home is such a mess! Is yours like that too? With totes everywhere and decorations littering table tops and furniture, it looks as though a tornado has touched down! Soon, very soon, I will be done decorating and I can sit back and enjoy my home again.

Time for a nice hot cup of tea while I watch my little feathered friends swoop back and forth from the big pine tree to the feeder.
Since I am so very busy, today's tea will be a rather simple one and I would like to share something a little different. We are into the lovely Christmas season now and I have decided to share my teacup ornaments today. I thought perhaps you might enjoy seeing them.

These four teacups are from Germany and each one is so very cute on its own! They are made by Reutier Porzellan. Each one is trimmed in gold and they each have a sweet little handle. Sorry the photos aren't clearer!

The first one sits on a pedestal base in its own little saucer. It has red roses and tiny forget-me-nots.
The second has a pretty blue border and it is sprinkled with blue and red flowers. It has a tiny thumb rest.
The third is probably my favourite because of its shape. It is very ornate and some of the pattern is raised although the photo does not do it justice. It has an array of pink, blue, and purple posies on it.

The fourth one has a creamy yellow background with pink, blue, and yellow flowers. This little teacup has a split handle and tiny feet.

The last teacup is one that my hubby bought me years ago while we were in Nova Scotia. It is a pretty pink, white, and gold one made by Marianne's Porcelain. The interior of the teacup is gold as well. I took the liberty of gluing the cup to the saucer last Christmas so I could hang it on the tree. I'm glad I did for it makes a very cute ornament!
All of these teacups will be going on the main Christmas tree as I find they are a bit too heavy for my unborn granddaughter's tree.

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. ~ George Gissing

Now, how about some tea and a Scottish shortbread cookie? This teacup most of you have seen before. Amy @ Vintage Porcelain Art ~ http://vintageporcelainart.blogspot.com/
had made it and I won it as a Giveaway last Summer. I love the soft green colour and her hand painted roses!
NOTE: Next week, I will be hosting Tea Time Tuesday as usual but I will also be participating in Kathy's "Christmas with Victoria." - http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
I have already begun working on it and I hope it will be a pleasant tea party for everyone here at Tea Time!

"You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord." ~ Psalm 139: 2, 3.


Thank you for joining me for tea today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come again soon. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please let me know in your comment or you can email me ahead of time to let me know. If you wish, you may do coffee, iced tea, or hot chocolate instead of tea. With the Holidays coming, you may like to do hot apple cider or egg nog. A scripture verse, tea quote, or poem would also be welcome. My Tea Time button is near the top of my sidebar for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here and visit with all of my lovely participants.

Happiness is having tea with a friend.

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

PARTICIPANTS
Lorena~ http://rosechicfriends.blogspot.com/ - She is having a Tea Cozy giveaway so be sure to stop by and enter.


I am also joining the following hostesses for their parties today:

Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ - Tea Cup Tuesday
Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ - Tea Cup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea for Two
Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ - Teatime Tuesday
Miss Spenser~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Thursday


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

33 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi, I so enjoyed seeing your tea cup ornaments. They are so pretty and dainty. Hope you are enjoying the preparations for this blessed season.

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  2. Hi Sandi,
    I love your teacup ornaments, especially the one you created your self...How very pretty they all are...I hope you find some order in the chaos of decorating for the season...I have not begun yet here...Maybe by the weekend if I am lucky.

    I am so thrilled to join the party today with a very special garden teaparty we shared when my MIL came for Thanksgiving.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  3. What a wonderful post and I love all the teacups.My favorite is the mint green with roses. I will have to go to her blog and check her work out.

    Willow

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  4. Hello Dear Sandi ~ Your teacup ornaments are absolutely beautiful! I love them and the delicate flowers painted on them. They are so, so pretty. What a delightful share! The description of your house made me chuckle because it sounds just like mine! I can't wait to finally have it all put back together! Oh the joys of the season! xox

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  5. Always amazes me how you keep those tea cups coming! They are lovely. Have fun with your decorating.

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  6. Hello Sandi
    Your teacup ornaments are so sweet - do show the tree when it's decked out please. So glad I did the decorating last week, I can relax and enjoy now.
    I'm looking forward to tea next week too when we can incorporate Kathy's Victorian Christmas into our post.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  7. Sandi, Your teacup ornaments are precious! I love the first one you showed with the red floral design, and the pink and gold one. Also, I really love the teacup Amy made and that you won! Your vignettes are always so positive and uplifting! Thanks for inviting us to tea today.
    Hugs, Beth

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  8. Hi Sandi

    I love the pink tea cup and the last green one with the small pink floral print....oh so cute and oh so pretty!

    thanks for sharing...there is just something so fun about looking at china!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  9. Love your beautiful teacup ornaments. And the Tea Cup is so lovely. Thanks for hosting Tea Time Tuesday :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi, Sandi,
    I love your cute teacup ornaments!! What a great idea to decorate your tree with the things you love the most. I always enjoy my tea time with you, dear friend. I am participating with you this week. Have a blessed week~love always~Vicki

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  11. Sandi,
    It has been too long since I have stopped by. So hard to believe you have done Tea Time Tuesday for that long...but I know how time flies.
    Your cups are just adorable.

    Blessings.

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  12. Wow! What lovely teacups and saucers specially the pink one it so cute! It would add extra calmness in everyones tea party.

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  13. Hello Sandi,
    You have a lovely blog site. I came across it while visiting SpotOnCedarPond.

    Your tea cups are beautiful. I always fantasized about tea parties. Then just before Christmas 2009 my friend, Marcia, invited me to a tea party with her and her granddaughter. It was truly a dream come true. I made little shortbread cookies and everything she prepared was wonderful. And it inspired me to incorporate tea parties into my art. Now I'm hooked!.
    Blessings to you,
    Marianne

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  14. Fabulous post Sandi! I love all your sweet little tea cups. Each one is special. Thank you so much for sharing with us, and for all the information you share.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  15. Sandi: Your tea cups are so cute. I did a Christmas Tree one year of all tea cups. I just love the idea. Thank you for always being such a wonderful hostess. Blessings, Martha

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  16. Totally gorgeous teacups! Loved how you incorporated the definitions in your post! Beautiful....
    Lou xx

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  17. Hello Sandi,
    your Christmas tea cup ornaments are so cute. Although they are German I have never seen such here. I can imagine how nice they look in your Christmas tree and they are just as if they are dedicated to the hostess of Tea Time Tuesday. I have begun to decorate our home, but without any stress. I am very curious about all your decorations. Thank you for having me for tea, I enjoyed it very much. Have a nice time.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  18. I am participating in TeaTime Tuesdays, and having so much fun ! Thank-you for hosting this time.

    I too like your third teacup ornament the best.What a good idea, to glue together a teacup and saucer you like to create an ornament. So pretty too.

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  19. Hi sandi,
    Visiting you for the first time today, courtesy of the Lady Katherine.
    Your German porcelain teacups are lovely, just exquisite.
    I have some of my German Rosenthal pieces in my post too.
    Maggie in Normandy.

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  20. Hello Miss Sandi! Thank you for visiting me today girly girl. Love all your SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET Pink Cups. Yummo! I'll take one of each, please!

    Now...thank you for visiting me today. More and more I'm growing tired of TOO MUCH BRIGHT PINK! I love pink and I always will but I'm liking it much more as an accent now that as a main-stay color. This year that is truly reflected in my home.

    Your comments ALWAYS bless me. They do.

    Happy decorating!

    xoRebecca

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  21. Hi Sandi,
    I love your little teacup ornaments-they will look so pretty on your tree!
    I have joined you again for tea and thank you for hosting.

    Carolyn

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  22. Bonjour Sandy,

    You have a very pretty collection. I love the third one.
    Bonjour de France

    ♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

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  23. When I saw the Rose Chintz dishes in your header, I knew I had found a beautiful blog! I inherited a set from my mother, but don't have the teapot or coffee pot, etc. My set is relatively new because it says something like microwave safe on the bottom (I'm on my break at work or I'd check). Love all the tea cups! Bess

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  24. HI SANDI,

    I JUST LOVE YOUR TEA CUP ORNIES TOOOOO CUTE :) THANK YOU FRO STOPPING BY MY BLOG AND LEAVING ME SUCH A SWEET COMMENT :)

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  25. Oh Sandi, I for one who didn't celebrate christmas have lots of tote bags at every corner of my home. LOL! reason being, we are in the process of moving house while getting our present home renovated.. however, i still love your teacups! the lil pink ones from Nova Scotia is my fave! Thanks for sharing and I wishing you great day ahead!.
    xo
    fitty

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  26. Your little ornaments are so precious!! They will be lovely on your tree. My house too, is upside down but the painters are a delight and so quick and precise.
    I love learning the tea trivia. I don't usually use candles and have felt remiss, but now I see its okay.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  27. Amazing tea sets, I cannot wait to indulge in a couple of the afternoon tea offers on this festive season. i'm hoping I can still book a table at The Ritz sometime around christmas.

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  28. What a lovely collection you have,my Mom had one too,I have some of hers but not all! Great post,all the best(from a fellow Canadian)

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  29. Sandi, your header picture just makes me drool. It is just stunning. The tree and your exquisite tablesetting are so pretty. Love all of your teacups, they are just wonderful.

    Thank you so much for your gracious and kind thoughts and comments. You will never know how much you have Blessed our family. Hugs, Marty

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  30. These are delightful, Sandi. Look forward to seeing them on the tree. Have a lovely weekend! – g

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  31. Hi Sandi...

    Just wanted to come by to say hello, my friend...and to see what pretties you had for your tea party this week! I just adore your little teacup ornaments! I think the one that your sweet husband gave you, is my favorite! My dear friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog gave me some gorgeous teacup ornaments...I need to get them out!

    Loved reading the information that you gave on the different kinds of teas...so very interesting! Loved that! Well dear lady, have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  32. Sandi,

    I would love to join Tea TIme Tuesdays! Please let me know what to do!

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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

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