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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

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Monday, 18 April 2011

An Easter Tea Time Tuesday

Tea is a hug in a cup.~  

Welcome dear friends to my Easter Tea Party~
I am delighted you have come for tea! Please come in and get comfy while we have a visit.

This cute little chick has been waiting patiently for your arrival! No, I'm not talking about me, although I've been waiting for you too, I'm talking about this cute little fellow in the teacup! We're both so glad you're here!

This cute little fella along with his two little friends, arrived at my home last week; a gift from my Auntie P and Uncle Doug. You met them at last week's tea party, remember?

A box arrived in the mail and when I opened it, out hopped three fluffy yellow chicks! And they really do hop! So, they have come to my party today. They are keeping Mr. Bunny company while I get my tea party ready. 

Would you care for a cup of Easter eggs? Oops, I mean tea! 


My tea table is all set; a pot of PG Tips is steeping and the cakes are set out in all their finery.


Easter eggs and sprinkles, as well as fluffy white frosting adorn two of the cakes, while the other is frosted with pretty pink icing and a darling pink carnation from my bouquet.  


And for those of you who would rather chocolate, I have one of those too!



My bunny creamer has come to the party.  


Yellow tulips stand tall in their vase; a welcome sign of Spring.


Tea has been served.....


Today I am using three teacups; all of which you have seen before... The first one is Garden Whispers by Skye McGhie. I like the shape of this cup and the little dragon flies, honey bees, lady bugs, and flowers sprinkled all over it! One little chick really likes to snuggle down in it.


Pierced Lace, also made by Skye McGhie...


The green one was handpainted by Amy @ Vintage Porcelain Art - http://vintageporcelainart.blogspot.com/ Every time I share this teacup, I receive compliments on it! It really is a special cup and Amy is a very talented artist!


The teapot, Cream Lace by Skye McGhie, is the same one I used last week. It looked the nicest with all my teacups, so I decided to use it again today.

Hubby arrived home from work and of course, he was wanting a sweet to go with his tea. Can you guess which one he chose?


I knew he would pick the chocolate one! These cakes are little angel food cakes and they look so pretty all dressed up for Easter!

Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them. ~ 'Anne of the Island' by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Now as I mentioned earlier, I also have a bouquet of pink carnations. Which bouquet do you like? The yellow or the pink? I can't decide so I've used both today.

Ah, Springtime and Easter, you've gotta love it! Warm breezes? Well, they will arrive shortly, I hope! It's still pretty cool here. Flowers, new Spring lambs, and birds nesting. I do love Springtime; my favourite time of year!


I also love to curl up with Victoria magazine and a cup of tea....


What a wonderful way to relax! I am eagerly awaiting the next issue! Beautiful photos and stories, and lots of inspiration are to be found in Victoria. I always glean an idea or two from its lovely pages.
My friend Kathy @ A Delightsome Life ~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/  hosts a delightful party every week featuring Victoria magazine. I hope you will take a few moments to visit her lovely blog.


What does Easter mean to you? As a child, Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail is really what I cared about. Of course my parents indulged my brother and me with pretty Easter baskets filled with chocolate, marshmallow and coloured eggs. We were never disappointed. But as time went by, Easter took on a whole new meaning!
I still enjoy the lovely pastel colours of Easter, the bunnies and chicks. Obviously, I enjoy decorating with them too. However, Easter is really a celebration of a more serious nature.

Easter is akin to Christmas... The celebration began in remembrance of our Saviour and Lord Jesus. At Christmastime, we celebrate His coming as a Babe in the stable so long ago.  At Easter time, we celebrate His death and resurrection. Because He lives....Bless His Name!

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." ~ John 3:16

Next week, I will be sharing some of my unique teacups. Do you have a unique teacup or teapot you would like to share? I would love to see it!


Thank you for coming by to have tea with me today. If you are new to my Tea Time Tuesday and you would like to participate, please share a favourite teacup, teapot, china mug, or anything related to tea. Or if you wish, you may do coffee, iced tea, apple cider, or hot chocolate. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would also be welcome. My TTT button is available for you to use in your post if you wish. You will find it on my sidebar. Please be sure to link back to me so that your friends may find their way here to visit all my wonderful participants.

I wish you all have a lovely and memorable HAPPY   EASTER.  God bless you!


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/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ - Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ - Teatime Tuesday


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

Susan~ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ - Tablescape Thursday 







Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

51 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I'll be right over for one of those cup cakes! i think I like the tulips the besr\t, but everything is beautiful!

Willow said...

What a beautiful Easter tea party you have set. Everything looks so lovely and yummy.

Johanna said...

Dear Sandi,
you are indeed cute but not a little chick at all. I love your Easter Tea Time. The little chicks and the bunnies are so cute and the Easter cupcakes look so yummy. All is serene and thoughtful. And I love to see your teacups. The green one is truly a treasure. Thank you for having me for tea and for hosting this sweet event.
I wish you a very nice Easter Time.
Greetings, Johanna

Deanna said...

Dear Sandi, I smiled all the way through your post! Love the soft colors and Spring Theme. Easter Tea is so sweet.

Not sure I will be able to participate this week....i have come down with a horrible cold/allergies....sick yuck.

So visiting your place today cheered me up. I will enjoy seeing everyone elses post.

God bless,
d

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sandi, I thought I'd join in today since I have a Easter Sideboard with some tea things. Hope you have a wonderful Easter Week! xo Debra

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...I can taste the cake now...yummo! LOVE THAT WHITE CUP and SAUCER! OMGOSH....LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Pamela Gordon said...

Sandi, I enjoyed your Easter tea today with your sweet little fuzzy chicks. That's a great idea to use mini angel food cakes for cupcakes. I have a unique teacup for next weeks tea party ;-) Easter blessings to you and yours, Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
Your Easter tea is lovely and I could eat almost all of the candy coated chocolate eggs myself. :-)
So many pretty teacups to choose from and cupcakes decorated in your feminine style.
Since we had our Easter dinner on Palm Sunday, I had to impress my 7 yr old granddaughter that likes butterflies too. She is going to take a cupcake to school to show her teacher.
Have a Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Judith

Miss Char said...

What a sweet table, I love your little chicks and the beautiful tea cups. Thanks so much for sharing.

karen-holmes said...

sandi, i choose yellow tulips please. and the cupcakes look yummy... thank you for tea! easter blessings to you. -xok.

sissie said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks for sharing your lovely springtime tea. Everything is so lovely and those cakes look yummy!

Happy Easter to you too.

hugs
Sissie

Pat said...

Sweet Easter tea table, Sandi!

Shelia said...

Hi Sandi! How sweet! I love all your special touches and the verses. You've even made me some cup cakes! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sweet tea party! You certainly have all the goods to stage a perfect party for this time of year!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sandi, everything looks so lovely and delicious. The little chicks are adorable. Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Olive Cooper said...

Your cupcakes are making me wish for cake and I try not to eat cake. The little chicks are very cute and your teacups are pretty as always. I love Easter and all that it truly means. The music on Easter Sunday makes me cry. Happy Easter♥ olive

Diann said...

Sandi, everything looks absolutely lovely at the Easter tea! All of your pretty accessories are so sweet. I would love to sit down to this tea!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Beth said...

Sandi, Your Easter tea is adorable. I love the flowers, the tea cups, your pretty little white teapot, your chicks and bunnies. Most of all I love your sweet, kind, Christian spirit. You are a wonderful person, Sandi.
God's Blessings to you and your family, Beth

Kathy said...

Hello Sandi,
You delight my heart with this post! Thank you for the honorable mention - HUGS from afar...
So love the chicks! They're adorable and your Easter setting - fantastic - I would have chosen the chocolate too!
So glad to share our faith in our Savior and Lord - Jesus Christ - because of Him and His amazing love for us - I know that someday we shall meet!
What a joyous thought!
God Bless,
Kathy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: Your table is beautiful. I wish you a blessed Easter. You are ready for a party! Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Sandi, you have posted such charm and joy! I love your tea setting and "Yes!" I would love a cup of Easter eggs!
Your tea cups are very pretty, and look wonderful on your table along with your mouth watering cuppy cakes!
Hugs,
Terri

Victorian1885 said...

Great Easter Tea Post Sandi! Your cupcakes look so yummy! Thank you for hosting this wonderful event..

Wanda

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

I loved joining your Tea Party Sandi and thanks so much for my Tea! I so enjoyed having it in that Tea Cup of Pierced lace, it was delic and the cup cake was Yummy! Thanks again and I think one of the hopping chicks has decided to hop home with me, he said you wouldn't mind! Happy Easter, Hugs Marilou

xinex said...

This is so adorable, Sandi! I love all the chicks and bunnies and all the pastel colors...Christine

Antiques And Teacups said...

A lovely Easter celebration with tea. I only wish we sisters could really gather together and rejoice in the season together! But your photos make us feel almost as near. Thanks so much.
Ruth

Bella said...

How sweet and lovely! Just perfect for Easter. I love curling up with a cup of tea and Victoria, too.

Fábio Carvalho said...

What a beautiful selection of teacups and tea things! Wonderful decoration on the firts teacup, with the chick in it. Love the little flowers and insects. The bunny creamer is adorable!
best wishes
Fábio

♥ Miss Tea said...

So lovely!!! the chicks from your aunty and uncle are sooo cuteee, love the bunny creamer and those cakes are looking so cute and delicious! as usual, your teacups are so lovely, love the colors and design and gorgeous tulips!! thanks for hosting and sharing Sandi. Have a lovely easter tea party!

Crafty Gardener said...

What a delightful tea you have hosted this week.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandi,

You have set such a beautiful Easter vignette! Thank you for letting me join your tea party this week. I just adore your wonderful teacups and yummy cupcakes. Wishing you Easter blessing.

Snap said...

This has to be the perfect post! Lovely tea cups, wonderful tulips, and the little chicks !!!! What fun for spring and Easter!

Concetta said...

Your tea table is just darling - tulips are my favorite flower and I love the little bunny creamer!
Thank you for hosting our lovely tea party today!
<><
Concetta

Connie B. said...

Your tablescape is lovely. I can't decide whether I like the yellow roses or the pink, both are superb. My favorite is the cupcake pedestal. I am going to get one for my table.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Sandy
I have enjoyed with your Easter Tea
Kisses

Penny said...

Your little chick made me feel right at home as I browsed your three wonderful cups. My favorite is the garden Whispers.-- I love things with bees.

Happy easter to you and yours.
Hugs,
Penny

Sherry said...

Sandi,
Your tea is very pretty. I love the use of different cups. Your cakes look wonderful! Very cute in the photos. Thanks for having us and have a lovely Easter!
Sherry

Loretta said...

What a gorgeous post and what a delightful tea party, Sandi! Best of all you know the true meaning of Easter! Plus I just discovered that you live in beautiful PEI! I had a chance to visit in 2008. I'd love to go back one day as I'm an ardent Anne Fan! PEI is so lovely. Have a wonderful week.

Dawn said...

How beautiful. I love the bright yellow tulips but I am also a sucker for carnations and pink too *swoon* I have to say I totally agree about the green TC&S heavenly I'd love one of those ;0) and thanks for the cake so yummy I love all the pastel coloured ones, you must make more next time haha

love Dawn xx

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
What a delightful Tea post for Easter!! Full of pastel Easter sweet goodies!!
Your tea cups are always so pretty but the one with the white cutwork saucer almost looks like lace!!

Stunning!!

Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend, dear friend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Fábio Carvalho said...
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Fábio Carvalho said...

Hello Sandi,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment.
I´m really glad that you've enjoyed my teapot, because I just adore it, and the whole set from where it came. BTW, I've included a photo of the whole set to my post, because so many people seems to like it!
The different shape, that we call "canelado" and I think it´s called "fluted" in english used to be very very popular during the 1940s' down here.
all the best
Fábio

Tiff said...

Your pictures are so pretty, you have inspired me to whip up an Easter tea setting too so I can join in the fun!!!! X

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful Easter tea table. I love the yellow tulips and chicks and pretty teacups. Angel food cupcakes sound yummy - perfect with PG Tips.

Thanks for the beautiful quotes and photos. Happy Easter

paperbutterfly said...

Such a pretty tea! and delightful cupcakes! Thank you for sharing your faith...what a miracle Easter is.

Blessings,
Pam

cindy said...

Hi Sandi,
Thank you for posting a lovely Easter Tea \party and inviting everyone in to see. Your pictures are lovely, the colours of Easter are so sweet, the little chick is right at home.

If I had to choose it would be the yellow vase of flowers rather than the pink, but both are very lovely. Oh and I'll have the chocolate cupcake as well

Marianne C. said...

Sandi, everything looks absolutely scrumptiously yummi-licious and Easterly. I would love to have one of those delectable cupcakes.

Your chicks and bunnies are delightfully Spring!

Have a glorious day,
Marianne

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
What a special Easter tea party. I love each and every beauty you share for tea. What talented artists.
Love your cupcakes. Now I am hungry!
The little chicks are so adorable and looks so real too.
The lace cup and saucer just steal my heart.
So enjoyed this visit and inviting tea.
Happy and Blessed Easter to you!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I love your Easter tea Sandi-so many pretty things!
I enjoyed checking out the posts I missed while we were away too.
Happy Easter,
Carolyn

Curtains In My Tree said...

hello

I lost you but now you are found LOL

I just loved you Rose Chintz dishes and knew I had some , they are sitting on my table for the Found Bunny Post

Janice

Lady Linda said...

I'll be right over...how sweet.
Lady Linda

LadyV said...

Sweet. pretty, and set for a special Easter tea. Everything is lovely, I can't pick a favorite because I love it all. I must say though that I'm partial to the yellow tulips. I do love my yellow:-)

Many blessings -- Happy Easter

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