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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday my lovely tea friends~ This is our first tea party in the month of June and even though it doesn't feel like it here on the Island, Summer is on its way!

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. ~
Gertrude Jekyll - excerpt from Victoria May/June 2011

Today I am sharing a new tea cup trio I found at my favourite tea room. I was very happy to discover that it was half price so I snatched it up right away.

I love the roses on it. There is a little red, fuchsia, pink, and yellow complimented by green leaves which make this a bright and perky tea cup; perfect for this time of year!

The pattern is called Rose Petals, made of fine bone china by Maxwell and Williams.

Here is a view of the other side with a wee more pink. The cup has a simple loop handle which makes it very comfortable to hold.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. ~ George Herbert

How beautiful my new tea cup looks with all the pink flowers on these pages of Victoria magazine.

I find Victoria so inspiring as I'm sure you do as well.

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb

...and Lemon ginger tea.

I find lemon ginger tea helps to settle my stomach and I love that I can sip on a cup of this instead of using a remedy from the drug store. And yes, that's a heart shaped shortbread cookie you see. I can't help it, I love shortbread!

Did you know that Ginger has wonderful medicinal qualities? It boosts your energy and metabolism, helps to reduce the severity of colds, aids in indigestion, treats nausea, eases migraines, among other things. It tastes good too!

Perhaps you would like some Rhubarb pudding with your tea.

This is just freshly baked and it's warm and yummy with a dollop of whipped cream on it.

Next week I will be hosting my Father's Day Tea. On June 20, I will be hosting a Summer Dreams Tea. On June 21, Kathy @ A Delightsome Life is hosting her seasonal party, Savoring Summer. Please be sure to join us for all these parties.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy." ~ Romans 15:13

I am delighted you have stopped by today and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or any of the following is acceptable too... apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome!
The inlinkz is available below to sign up. Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a delightful day filled with love and rose petals.

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Teatime Tuesday


Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi, I love your new teacup. It's so pretty. Your cookies and rhubarb cake look delicious. Shortbread cookies are my favorite too. I sent you my email in my last comment last week if you'd like to correspond with me. ;-) Blessings, Pamela

  2. What wonderful copper. They breathe the summer and sun! So sweet cakes. Have you baked them? I have a good claim with flavors of ginger and lemon. I wish you a great week. Bless you! Zinnia

  3. Hi Sandi,

    Your teacup and Rhubarb pudding are inviting. We should be having summer weather this week so I hope to be enjoying the outdoors. Your in my prayers.

  4. Hi Sandi, I love your beautiful dishes and yes, Victoria magazine always transports me to a pleasant place! The shortbread and tea look very wonderful. The rhubarb pudding looks delicious also; something I have never tasted! Thank you for hosting; I am joining in the fun today. Keeping you close in my heart and prayers Sandi.

  5. Hello Sandi
    Your new tea set is very pretty and how I love shortbread with tea!
    So sorry to hear of health issues and you will be in my prayers. Take one day at a time and think of the love from your blogger friends.

  6. I see you and I are both using rhubarb again! Great minds must really think alike!

  7. Dear Sandi
    Beautiful and precious!
    Roses are the protagonist today

  8. Yes Sandi, ginger tea is indeed very settling. Lovely trio. Thank you for such a beautiful tea time.
    - Joy

  9. Hi Sandi, What a wonderful post! I LOVE your new teacup... AND of course you would ALWAYS have my full attention with rhubarb ANYTHING! Your shortbread cookies are so yummy, I don't think there is anyone that would not love them. LEMON is always so refreshing! Thank you for sharing and hosting! Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs to you,

  10. Very pretty new teacup. Now I need to find some ginger tea to help settle my tummy. Maybe I should make some of my Ginger Cream cookies, too. As the wedding date gets closer, I seem to sleep less at night and think. Then during the day I'm sleepy and can't get much accomplished. Could it be the heat-97 today! ♥♫

  11. Hi Sandi - Found you posting on Kathy's A Return to Loveliness this evening shortly after I did - my first time. I love your tea cup find - and how many different ways you found to capture it. I would love to share some of my tea things on future "Tea Time Tuesdays" - too late for this week, but perhaps next week. For today, if you visit my Return to Loveliness post, you'll see one of my whimsical teapots featured. I appreciate how you bring glory to the beauty of our Lord through your blog. May you continue to be blessed as you are a blessing!

  12. P.S. - Sandi - I'm following you and have put you on my blog list! Joy!

  13. I love your new trio. So lovely. You are making me hungry! I love ginger tea and cookies. I keep some ginger snaps around just in case my belly needs one! :D :D :D Happy Tea Day!

  14. Love all the pinkness and sure do love Victoria magazine.I used to wait for it to arrive and sit and have tea and a treat. So hot here I may have to switch to iced tea only for awhile.
    I did a post last summer about a strawberry rhubarb compote I make it is easy and goes well on ice cream and cakes etc.

  15. Hi Sandi:

    Such a beautiful trio. A wonderful addition to your collection.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. What a wonderful teacup! I love big florals. A new maker to me as well which is fun. Loved the dessert...reminds me...time to eat!
    Happy TT!

  17. Hi Sandi! Oh, I love this teacup! the colors are so gorgeous and alive! Another yummy and pretty tea! Thank you fr hosting and ahve a wonderful week!

  18. Your new set is so pretty and perfect for this time of the year. Just adore those heart cookies.

  19. Dear Sandi...I would LOVE to share some of that rhubarb cake with you over tea..I am sure you are more lovely in person. Those heart cookies look so delicate. I really like your teacup as well and am partial to tea with ginger. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers for good and improved health, Sandi. Enjoy your tea today!! Hugs, Trish

  20. Hello Sandi I am here first time and love to be linked up with you... its my first ever Tea tablscape...
    your Tcup is just gorgeous a very happy and cheery one...
    I would love if you please peek a little at

  21. Hello Sandi,
    this new trio is really a tresure. Although the shape and decoration looks very modern, it is very charming. And so perfect with that rose tablecloth. All your treats, your nice words, the china, hearts and ginger tea are really delightful. Thank you for having me for tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  22. Sandi,
    What a lovely tea cup and saucer! So pretty!! Thanks so much for your kind commnets on my Kitchen!! I am pleased with how it came out but still feeling the affects of all that work.
    I also posted storage of my Christmas decorations on my Christmas blog so if you have a minute, please stop by there to see Where do I keep it all??? LOL!!
    I hope you are feeling better and all is well???


  23. This beautiful teacup manages to be bold and delicate at the same time. Tea and shortbread, my favorite combination for dessert.

    My Victoria magazine has not yet arrived, but soon....

  24. Hello Sandi,
    I love your new addition. One of these days I'm going to un-busy myself and post for tea time Tuesday.
    With all the rhubarb in the gardens I can only imagine the desserts around the tables. I offer a Lemon Ginger Rose Tea in the Tea Room, you would love it, stop by for a sample.

  25. Hi Sandi,
    I would love to try some of that rhubarb pudding with a big dollop of whip cream!
    Your new teacup is pretty too.

    Thank you for hosting- I hope you don't mind I had to do a rerun in order to join in today.

    Thanks for hosting,

  26. Hi Sandi,
    I just read your previous post-sorry to hear of your health issues and I will pray for you.

    Take care,

  27. Hi Sandi,
    Your newest teacup trio is simply gorgeous. I love the colors. Love the ginger shortbread cookies. Your rhubarb cake looks very yummy, but I am highly allergic, so I will pass on that today.
    Looking forward to your Father's Day tea too.
    Hope you are feeling a bit better. Prayers for you sweetie.

    Hugs and Blessings, Celestina Marie

  28. Beautiful post Sandi! I love all your gorgeous photos. Your new tea trio is so lovely with those romantic rose blossoms on it! What a find! Your cookies, and rhubarb dessert look so delicious!

  29. beautiful teacup! love the pattern, the heart shaped cookies and the rhubarbs are looking delicious! thanks for sharing and hosting! x Susan

  30. Beautiful teacup Sandi! Love your teatime treats - I have never had rhubarb pudding - but it looks delicious - I love shortbread too! Ginger is wonderful isn't it!
    So enjoy sharing tea with you - I hope this finds you doing better
    Thank you for sharing your lovely tea post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  31. Sandi, This is such a pretty tea display. The tea cup is lovely..and the dessert looks scrumptious! seems we all have summer on our minds this week. Must be the heat! Thanks for hosting this lovely tea party.


  32. Keeping you in my prayers for a swift resolution! Many are praying here! This is a beautiful post and dessert!

  33. Oh how beautiful Sandi! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting our party! Tea with you is always one of my favorite times on Tuesdays!
    Have a blessed week my friend!

  34. He descuvierto tu blog y me ha encantado.
    Si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog.
    Besosss. Manoli.

  35. Hi Sandi, what a sweet teacup, I understand why it had to come home with you :o)

    Hugs, Jannet

  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the invite to link up today...I love your teacup and saucer, it is so pretty and my favorite colours. The tea treats look delicious. I've never made anything with rhubarb (not sure why) I'll have to search for a few recipes.



  37. Dear Sandi,

    What a pretty, summery teacup, yummy cake and cookies!..,What a delightful post; love the rose nestled in the teacup as well!

    Thanks for joining me for TTTT and also for my 86th 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; I always so enjoy having you join us as part of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland'!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  38. Thank you for your lovely comment♡♡♡
    Yours are SO gorgeous and lovely.
    Well, I'm still a begginer for this blogger thing; but I hope I will be able to widen my world through my friends here. I truly don't know how we should do when I want to be a follower for someone. I hope you don't mind my doing it.

    Oh, how I wish I could have a chance to see your home land!!!
    Must be SO beautiful.

    Sincerely, Orchid.

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  40. Very lovely teacup. It looks so pretty on your rose table cloth.

  41. Hi Sandi, I just wanted to let you know I fixed my linky tool thing. Brent changed it and I didn't realize it wasn't working right. If you still have time and want to link up, it should work now. Thanks so much for dropping by. :o)


  42. Hi Sandi,I love your new tea cup... the rose pattern on it make it look soo beautiful! I have a weakness for rose patterned tea cups, they remind me of lovely ladies dressed up in their fineries.And those heart-shaped shortbread cookies looking simply adorable!Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment on my patriotic tablescape. Yes, those plates are Currier and Ives "Old Gristmill" pattern made by Royal China... I love those plates! Hubs and I purchased them from a country auction many years ago. Thanks for being a beautiful hostess for us each week. I added my summer beverages today and I'm not sure if it goes with your theme for the party. Please delete if it doesn't qualify. Thanks for having us and you have a lovely day!~Poppy

  43. Hi! Sandi

    Thanks for visit and comments.
    A beautiful and delicate header you have here.

    Agree about ginger - I have s ginger tea made with fresh grated ginger root first thing every morning.

  44. Love the Rose Petal teacup! So pretty!

  45. Such a pretty cup and saucer!
    I love the floral pattern very much, and your rhubarb pudding and lemon ginger tea go with it perfectly.
    Thank you for joining LACE again, Sandi - it's always such a blessing to have you visit!
    I am keeping you in prayer my friend.
    love in Jesus..Trish


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!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi