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Monday, 10 January 2011

Tea Time Tuesday # 50

Welcome friends to my 50th Tea Time Tuesday!
I hope you all had a good week and you're ready for a tea party! Can you believe this is my fiftieth tea party? Who would have thought that I would actually reach this milestone! Thank you everyone for making it so much fun!

Before we get into the tea party, I want to thank my son Jordan for helping me figure out the inlinkz thingy. I hope you will find it more convenient. I know it sure makes things easier for me!

Now, please come in and make yourself at home. The tea is brewing and a warm welcome awaits you!

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~ Henry James

Do you remember this teapot? I had found it last Fall and my sweet hubby gifted me with the matching creamer, sugar, and gravy boat/sauce dish for Christmas.

The sugar bowl is filled with sugar cubes and Judith's - http://lavendercottagegardening.blogspot.com/ wonderful sugar tongs wait to be of use.

I love this tea set because it has a different pattern on each side.

Today I am serving Ginger Peach tea in my Rose Bud teacup. This pretty china teacup is made by Maxwell and Williams and looks rather nice with the plain white tea things.

Setting the atmosphere for tea is a beautiful birthday bouquet given to me be my second son. It is an arrangement of yellow roses, pink lilies, red carnations, and an assortment of daisies and other florals; all tied up with a red ribbon.


A lovely piece of Strawberry shortcake adorned with a chocolate heart is ready to be enjoyed with your tea.


And speaking of cake, isn't this a lovely confection from the pages of this month's Victoria magazine!

The sentiments in the Victoria magazine this month are so lovely; I can't help but use some them in my post!

Since 2011 arrived, I have reached some big milestones so I have decided to have another Giveaway. There are several reasons for this; I just celebrated a big birthday, this is my 50th tea party post, I am nearing 400 followers, and I am nearing my 500th post; lots of zeros! I am also nearing the first Anniversary of Tea Time Tuesday! I will share all about it on next week's Tea Time post so be sure to come back next week for all the details.

"Praise the Lord, for He has shown me the wonders of His unfailing love." ~ Psalm 31:21

Thank you dear friends for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Should you care to participate in Tea Time Tuesday with me, please share a teacup, teapot, china mug, or something related to tea. Coffee or hot chocolate may also be used in your post. A tea quote, scripture verse, or poem would be welcome too. The Tea Time Tuesday button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. You will find the inlinkz below to join in.

I am also joining the following hostesses -

Kathy~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/ - Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ - Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ - Teacup and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ - Teacup and Tea things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ - Tuesday Tea For Two

Donna & Miss Spenser~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/ - Teacup Thursday





I love having you stop by and I do look forward to reading all your lovely comments. I hope you will leave one so I will know you were here! Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

49 comments:

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Hello Dear Sandi: Congratulations on all your milestones that end in zero! Your two-sided tea set is so lovely; it becomes a new teapot by just turning it around! The birthday bouquet is so beautiful ... has me dreaming of Spring! And your shortcake looks delicious. Enjoy your Tea Time Tuesday #50! xox

Beth said...

Hi Sandi, Your tea setting is lovely. It is so elegant in white and rose bud - and your birthday flowers are really pretty and colorful too. Thanks for hosting Tea Time Tuesday. It's a highlight of my blogging week!
Blessings, Beth

Ann said...

Congratulations on 50 Tea Time Tuesdays! When I get my dining room back together (post Christmas) I will have to join in the fun.

Mildred said...

Hi Sandi, Congrats with your blog, followers and tea time posts. Always so relaxing to visit and see your lovely teapots, yummy desserts and flavored teas. We have a lot of snow (for us) today and your choice of tea sounds delightful. Wishing you a blessed afternoon.

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations on all your milestones...I love your tea pot and cream and sugar set. Have a wonderful day.

Johanna said...

Dear Sandi,
congratulations to all those milestones in your life as much as on your blog. You have a lovely blog and I enjoy so much to join your nice Tea Party's. Your tea set ist fabolous and the sweets are just mouthwatering. Thank you so much for hosting this fun. I think, the inlinkz tool makes is easier for everybody. Have a nice week.
Greetings, Johanna

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Sandi, I love that your tea set has a different pretty pattern on each side. Enjoy and stay warm♥O

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

First of all...I am in total L-o-v-e with that tea cup, it is just perfect for a informal cup of tea with friends...Not to fuss but not to simple in design.

Secondly, Congrates on all those lovely 0's...I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week. Oh and please stop by and join us this week for our royal tea party.

Kelsie

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

oops that should have read tea POT...though the cup is lovely too

Double Blessings Kelsie

Crafty Gardener said...

I discovered your blog from a comment from Judith at Lavender Cottage. I had done a post about some of my teacups and she suggested I join in your Tea Time Tuesdays. What a lovely blog you have and it is so nice to meet another Canadian blogger. I'll add some details and link and join you for tea.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sandi!
That white tea set is so pretty. I love the way it has two different designs on each side. And of course the teacup and saucer are just perfect. The strawberry shortcake is making me drool! LOL I hope you have a wonderful day! And Happy Belated Birthday!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Perfect tea party! Congratulations on your 50th Party! Such a nice teapot, sugar and creamer set. Enjoyed the history of the sugar cube/cone.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tea set is gorgeous and how unique that it is two sided. Such a lovely teascape and the shortcake looks wonderful. I am always so impressed with your settings. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Princesa Nadie said...

Today I'm in time and I'm really glad sharing a cup of tea with you
Hugs

Marilyn said...

It is always a delight to visit. It must be nearing supper time because my mouth was truly tasting the peach tea, and then the shortcake. Oh my! Busy with snow today, so not much time between warming my toes. Of course my boots are at school, and we had a "snow day" today. I wasn't about to drive to town to fetch them. ♥♫

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
Congrats on your 50th teaparty!
The white teapot, cream and sugar are adorable, especially since they are different on both sides.
It's been lovely joining you for tea each week.
Judith

xinex said...

Beautiful teapot set and tea cup, Sandi. Love the embossed flowers. The cake looks so good too!..Christine

Shirley said...

Dear Sandi,
I have yet to find time to come along to your tea party but hope 2011 will allow me to join in for tea time..I do peek in to see what tea is popular and I enjoy the tea time...
Kindredly,
Shirley

Shelia said...

Hi Sandi! Oh, what a beautiful tea setting! that tea set is so lovely too! Your birthday bouquet just sets it all off.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Custom Comforts said...

What pretty dishes and the food looks yummy too. I'm not a tea drinker, but I'm coming for cake.
Cindy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: I am so happy to be a party of your 50th party. How wonderful. Your post today is amazing, as usual. Thank you so much for your faithfulness. Blessings dear friend. Martha

Penny said...

I loved your tea pot and how nice that you received it's matching accessories as a gift.

hugs,
Penny

Bella said...

Hello Sandi,
Congratulations on the big 50, you are always a delightful hostess and tea is always a pleasure with you:-) I love your white tea set, the details are beautiful:-)
Hugs to you,
Bella

Elaine said...

A beautiful rosebud cup Sandi and I can almost smell and taste that Ginger Peach tea! I love your little poem too. How lovely that your husband found the china for your Christmas gift.

Elaine x

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Sandi. I do remember the tea pot and I love it. I didn't know the design was different on each side! Even better! Lovely cup and the shortcake is making my mouth water! Happy Tea Day!

Lynn said...

Your post is lovely, Sandi, and congratulations on celebrating your 50th Tea Time Tuesday! Your tea setting is so inviting ... thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.
~Lynn

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweety!
Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday and leaving such sweet comments! I DO treasure your friendship so!

Lovely post as always and I am coming right over to eat CAKE with you and sip some of that yummy tea! I have sure been drinking a lot of tea as of late, either due to health or just plain cold and need some warming up. Either way, I always think of you!

Hope you are having a great day!

Hugs and LOVE,
Lorena

Kathy said...

Congratulations on reaching these milestones this year! It has been a delight to meet you through tea time! I have so enjoyed joining your parties and sharing with kindred spirits. Your rose teacup is delicious as well as the tea and strawberry treat! Oh my! I just love that our dear husbands have done so well in 'What my Darling likes'. 101!
Hope you have a safe and warm day,
Kathy

Life In a Little House said...

Lovely Tea setting and that cake looks wonderful ~Have a blessed day Love Heather

Bernideen said...

What a lovely post here! A very lovely tea setting and shortcake! Yummy! I am sure I will be the last to sign up each week but will arrive when I can!

Fixing My Thoughts said...

I'm so glad to see the daily reminder of how "few" days remain until spring ... it builds hope! Your tea set is lovely. I like the designs on both sides equally! Bess

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations on the milestones.Your teapot & cream and sugar are so pretty.
Take care,
Carolyn

Sherry said...

Sandi,
Wow, I love your teapot and creamer, sugar. They are beautiful. I saw that layout in Victoria and was thinking I needed to try a cake like that. Wasn't it pretty! I am missing tea time. I need to come up with something next week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Hi Sandi - thx for the visit - trying to give exposure to the lesser known blogs who luv & post tea! and getting them involved in the TeaCup Trade for Valentine's friendship & practical cherrytea hospitality... probably only about 3 are memes! -

Donnie said...

Lovely Tea setting and that cake looks just wonderful.

Graceful Rose said...

So enjoyed your post, I love tea and all things related to tea. I am so busy but I so much want to join your Teacup Tuesday. I hope to post soon. Thank you for hosting such a nice event.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sandi,
Thankyou for hosting an inspiring delectable Tea Time Tuesday Party
I'm glad I got to enjoy you're very lovely site!!
Many Blessings Linnie

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi again,
oops I didn't mean to be anonymous
Many Blessings again, ;-)
Linnie

Sue said...

Sorry I missed the tea party this week...hoping to be back next week! Everything looks lovely as always.

Betty said...

Hi Sandi
Congratulations to you. I love your white tea pot. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. And, may you have many more Tea Time Tuesdays.
xo
Betty

Bella said...

What a beautiful post. All your tea things are so lovely! And congratulations on all your milestones - how wonderful! Wishing you a lovely week full of beauty...

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
Love everything that you have shared with us today. I am trying to find sugar cubes and it seems like no one has them around here.
I hope to join you next week and show that pretty tea pot that my friend Anne Marie gifted to me. Please stop by later if you have a chance to see her beautiful home.

Hugs,
Debbie

Suzanne said...

How sweet of your hubby to take the time to find the matching cream and sigar to your lovely teapot! It does look lovely with your beautiful teacup and the cakes are making my mouth water:)
Congratulations on reaching your milestones! Have a beautiful day!

Lynn said...

Hi Sandi, Congratulations on your 50th Tea Time Tuesday. You blog is so beautiful. Now that I am retired I would love to join you and the lovely ladies for "Tea Time Tuesday". Can you email me and explain just how I go about linking etc. Due to working full time until recently, I never attended a party so I am clueless. Also afraid I am gonna mess something up on your Tuesday page, so is there a way I can test to see if it is working correctly? I already has your button on my blog. Will love being part of such a delightful group. Thank you.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, my gosh! Love that tea set!!!

m ^..^

Linda J. said...

Congratulations on your 50th Tea Time Tuesday! Your tea set and cup and saucer are beautiful!

Denise said...

Sandy,lovely table you set for tea.The off white set is somehow so soothing.I would love to join you.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dearest Sandi,

At long last I am on the mend and able to come by and visit you!..,

I love your lovely white tea set with the chintz teacup and delicious looking cake..,They are both yummy and oh-so-pretty all at once!

Thanks so much for joining me once again for tea!

Your kind words of encouragemnt have meant so much dear lady!

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Valrie said...

Sandi,

I posted earlier and saw my name and now it is gone. Did I miss the link up? I'll try to do better next time!

Valrie

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