Faith Family Friends TeaTime Roses

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Monday, 10 October 2011

Tea Time Tuesday


Autumn's robust richness is reflected in everything from our radiant decor to our seasonal cuisine, and gatherings with friends and family abound during this celebatory time of year. ~ Victoria Holiday Bliss magazine

Welcome friends to another Tea Time Tuesday ~

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends~
I am posting a little early today because of the holiday. Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day here in Canada; a day we gather together around the table which is laden with a bounty of food, including a favourite of mine, pumpkin pie.


It's a day in which to give thanks to our Creator for all of His wonderful blessings.

"...in everything give thanks." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I am thankful for so many things; the love of my family and good friends, my home, and good food on the table. Although I have several health issues, I am thankful for the health I do enjoy. It can always be worse! Most of all, I thank Him for His love and what He has done for me.


This week, I am sharing a special tea I had about a week ago with two of my favourite people; my sweet Auntie P and Uncle Doug. Auntie P is a retired nurse and Uncle Doug is a retired policeman; two special people who care very much about others.

I am thankful for loved ones...


The photo above was taken this past Summer while we were on vacation. They had taken Hubby and me to Fundy National Park to see St. Martins. St. Martins is a small village in New Brunswick, Canada where the shore is covered in beautiful stone instead of sand. Some of this stone was gathered by my parents to build the fireplace in their first home.

Isn't it pretty? I love the different hues.


You may not know this about me but I collect rocks. Yes, I do. I have rocks from different countries from around the world that my children and aunt and uncle have brought back to me. One thing I have always wanted to do is travel through the States and collect rocks from each state I visit. As of right now, I only have a rock from Florida, California, and Maine. I would love to be able to collect a rock from each state or some very unique ones.

Anyway, enough about rocks, on to my tea....Auntie P is not only my aunt but a very dear friend. She and Uncle Doug had come over to the Island for a little tour and a visit with me. They also brought me a little something which I will share in next week's post.

For this week's tea, I am sharing the King's Crown creamer/ jug which I found at the 70 Mile Yard Sale. I have many other pieces of the King's Crown pattern so this fits right in. This particular piece is the Sawtooth pattern whereas the other pieces I have are the Thumbprint ones. I just love this red rimmed glass! It is especially pretty at Christmastime.


It is not often I get to visit with my beloved relatives because we live in two different provinces. So, it is always a treat when we can get together.  


I set the tea table with an assortment of red and pink china because of the red roses which were the focal point.

I am thankful for beautiful flowers...


My raspberry coloured goblets held spring water.

 

I used Royal Albert Lavender Rose teacups and Burleigh Victorian Chintz salad plates.

I am thankful for beautiful china...


A Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz butter dish which came from my Auntie P.


I served the nibbles on my two tiered cake stand.


The King's Crown jug makes a pretty container for holding my little spoons, don't you think?


I used a King's Crown sherbet dish and my son's silver baby spoon for holding some lovely home made strawberry-apple sauce.


The teapot was filled with a nice hot orange pekoe tea. This teapot I also use for coffee and hot chocolate. I love its pretty floral pattern and ruffled bottom.


Love the curvy handle...


and the elegant spout...



There were blueberry and cranberry muffins as well as croissants filled with egg salad.

I am thankful for good food...


and pretty teacups...


We really had a lovely visit and afterwards these dear ones left on a tour of the Island.


Sharing tea with friends or loved ones is a delightful respite.

I had a little accident after they left!

I always wash my fine china by hand, piece by piece. When I was cleaning up after our tea, I lifted a teacup up out of the dishwater to clean it, and to my dismay, the bottom had cracked out of one of the teacups. This was quite a disappointment, as you can imagine, because it had belonged to my mother and of course, it is costly to replace. So, what did I do? I glued the bottom back on to the teacup and set a votive candle in it. So now I have a beautiful teacup candle to enjoy. No use in crying over it.


I am thankful for being able to look on the bright side and create something lovely out of something broken... 

Life comes at us with a cornucopia full of surprises; some good, some not so good. But it's how we receive the surprises that shape us into who we are. I'm thankful to God who has my best interests at heart and He promises to take care of me come what may. Yes, I am truly blessed!

"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence." ~ Jeremiah 17:7

Lastly, I am thankful for all of you, my blogging friends...

I am simply delighted you have come for tea today and I would love for you to join my Tea Time Tuesday party! Perhaps you have a favourite tea cup, teapot, or a coffee mug you would like to share with us.
I would love to see it! If you would rather do coffee instead of tea, that would be fine. 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!
Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. 


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

Tea Party Tuesday

L.A.C.E.

Teacup Thursday

Friends Sharing Tea


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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