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Monday, 23 January 2012

A Tea of Roses For Tea Time Tuesday's 2nd Birthday

Happy Birthday Tea Time Tuesday!


"Know you what it is to be a child?
It is something very different from the man of today.
It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism;
It is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness,
To believe in belief;
It is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear;
It is to turn pumpkins into coaches,
and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness,
and nothing into everything,
For each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul."
~ Francis Thompson


Welcome friends to Tea Time Tuesday's 2nd Birthday!

I am so happy you have joined me for this very special occasion!

A single rose from the grocery store just for you...

Two years ago this week, I took the plunge and began hosting one of the very first tea parties in Blogland. Today, we have many lovely tea parties to enjoy which just goes to prove there are many tea loving souls who enjoy tea time and lovely tea things as much as I do.

Sweets & savories...

Some of you lovely ladies have been with me from the very beginning and I want to thank you for your dedication and support. Thank you CarolynJudith, Beth, Diann, Carrie, Sherry, and Bernideen.  

Since those early days, many more of you have joined me and I want to thank you too. You all bless me every week with your lovely posts, comments, and friendship. I always feel like I'm getting a big hug. God bless you all!

Friends are flowers in the garden of life. 


Old fashioned roses from my garden; Theresa Bugnet...


In honour of this special occasion, and my love of all things roses, I am celebrating with a Rose theme today.

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~ Emma Goldman


Fresh roses adorn the cake...


So, bring out your favourite rose inspired tea things and share it with us here at Tea Time.


"There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My roses from last Summer...

I have many rose inspired teacups but none make my heart go pitter patter like these do! There is a reason for that...



There was once a little girl whose family moved from her home town in New Brunswick, Canada to Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables.



The little girl missed her home terribly as well as all her cousins, aunts and uncles. She especially missed her beloved grandparents!
But happily, the family traveled by car or train almost every weekend, holiday, and summer to visit the folks back home. In many ways, it seemed as though they had never left.


Over the years, there were many changes but one thing always remained the same... Auntie P always set her table with the prettiest and most romantic china the little girl had ever seen.



The little girl always felt like a princess when she dined at her auntie's table set with the pretty china. In the little girl's mind, she always wore a lovely frock with ringlets in her hair and a sparkly tiara on her head. 

She was very young when she developed a passion for her auntie's beautiful dishes.


When the little girl grew up, she longed to set her own table with the same china.
Alas, it was no where to be found in the Maritimes where she lived and she was greatly dismayed!



Then one day she was surfing the 'Net and she happened to find some pieces on eBay. She was ecstatic, and with the help of her son, she was able to purchase several pieces.




Shortly after that, her beloved Auntie P down-sized and gifted her with many pieces of the lovely china.

And so now you know the rest of the story...The story behind the collection of my most cherished china pattern, Rose Chintz.



Rose Chintz was produced by Johnson Bros. of England in 1883 and their pieces bore the mark below. Vintage pieces are still available on eBay, estate sales, and auctions etc...



This pretty pattern tugs at my heart strings every time I look at it. It is a glorious bouquet of pink roses and soft blue forget-me-nots on a creamy white background, captured under a glaze, to be preserved forever. The teacups and mugs each have a delightful little spray of blue forget-me-nots and a single rosebud inside the cup.



A romantic nod to by-gone days; a time when manners were still in fashion.


Everytime I use my Rose Chintz I remember the little girl surrounded by her family and all the lovely memories come flooding back!



 
I have other teacups and china pieces adorned with roses but Rose Chintz is my favourite and I am proud to share it with you today.
It symbolizes happy times in the life of a little girl who loved her family and fancied pretty things.



Thank you, Auntie P for helping my dream come true. I love you!
This is my Auntie P and Uncle Doug pictured above.





Another pretty pattern which I want to share with you today is my mother's china, Lavender Rose. I started it for her when I worked in a jewelery store as a young bride.
When my mother down-sized, she passed it on to me. This lovely Royal Albert china sprinkled with sweet lavender roses is so very elegant and perfect for a lady's tea party or a quiet tea for one.




Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile at it.
~ Unknown


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley








Lastly, I have to share my favourite 'blue' teacup adorned with roses! This pretty Veronica teacup is made by Royal Albert and is adorned with luscious robin egg blue roses and a brushed on gold trim. Robin egg blue happens to be one of my favourite colours. Sadly, the teacup has a broken handle so unfortunately, I cannot use it. However I can still enjoy its beauty just by bringing it out from time to time and setting a votive in it. It was a gift from my mother many years ago.


I think it's stunning, don't you? I love the bouquet inside the teacup too.




"So shall a friendship fill each heart
With perfume sweet as roses are,
That even though we be apart,
We'll scent the fragrance from afar."


Would you care for a cookie with your tea?


Tea is the second favourite beverage in the world after plain water.


UPCOMING EVENT~
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and soon it will be hearts & flowers time. On February 13th, I will be hosting my Valentine's Day Tea. I hope you will plan to join me for that special occasion as well. Bake up something special and share it along with all your pink, red, and heart inspired tea things. 



Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Now, I am most anxious to see all your rose inspired tea things! Just link up below and I'll come visit you. Thank you for making Tea Time Tuesday such a rewarding experience for me and others who enjoy the wonders of tea.

"As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." ~ Proverbs 27:19

I am joining the following parties as well~

Simply Sweet
L.A.C.E.

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Tea Party Tuesday

Ruth~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Friends Sharing Tea

Teacup Thursday

Sherry~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

74 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

And a very, very happy blog birthday to my dear friend Sandi! And many more! Thanks for sharing again the wonderful story behind your Rose Chintz china and family connection. That makes it even more special! Have a wonderful day!
Ruth

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary Sandi! You have such a sweet personality that shines through every word in your blog. I love both your china sets. Thank you for hosting this wonderful Tea Time every week. I'm so glad I found you and enjoy participating when I can. Blessings to you my friend. I hope we can meet in person some day as you're not too far away. Pamela

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandi! Your post is lovely, and you have so many beautiful accessory pieces to your Rose Chintz. That's a lovely story about your dishes. Thanks for hosting your weekly parties and your extra-special theme parties, too. Bess---PS: That last cup in blue is to die for!!!

Brenda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TEA TIME!! I love joining you for tea...
What a wonderful Auntie P you have to have given you some of her most valuable treasures. They are all so lovely. I truly love your story. All of your sets are very amazing and I find myself drooling over your treats. What a great tea time!!
Here's to your health!
Brenda

podso said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging! Your teacups and dishes are lovely and the family connections mean so much to us, don't they?

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday to Tea Time Tuesday Sandi! I always enjoy coming over for tea with you. I love all of the china you have show us today. That Rose Chintz is so special that it has memories of your Aunt. That is the best sort of collection. Thank you for hosting this lovely stop in the week for so many of us! Where we can slow down and enjoy the gracious joys of tea. I marked my calender for the Valentine Tea Party! Can't wait for that, I need to cook up something special.:) My kids will love me! Ha!
Hugs,
Sherry

Johanna said...

Dear Sandi,
Congratulations to the 2nd Anniversary of your wonderful blog. I enjoy every party here. I love the sweet story behind your Chintz pattern and I love also Lavender Rose. The sweet memories make the china to a unbeatable treasure. Royal Albert Cups are always very special and so the blue one is pretty also. Maybe you can use it as candle lighter with a votiv candle. It was a great birthday party with tea, lovely cake and yummy treats. Thank you so much and have a great week.
Best greetings, Johanna

Diann said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary my friend! This has always my favorite tea party to join. You are always the perfect hostess! Your JB rose chintz colections is just so beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the different pieces. I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs,Diann :)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandi,

Happy Anniversary! All your rose teacups and teapots are gorgeous, especially the Rose Chintz. How wonderful to have these pieces passed down to you. Thank you for hosting this lovely party.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Congratulations Dear Sandi! A lovely post. So nice to see Aunty P who started your love of Rose Chintz! Have a wonderful day.
Cheers!
R

High Heeled Life said...

Dearest Sandi,Congratulations and a very Happy blog birthday!

What a lovely story behind the name of your blog and what wonderful memories you are able to treasure.

Thank you for hosting this wonderful gathering of ladies. I so look forward to all the lovely tea items everyone shares. Many blessings and hope you are feeling better ..xo HHL

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
Congratulations on hosting Tea Time Tuesday for 2 years. The time has gone by so quickly and we've all come to know each other better thanks to you.
It is always a pleasure to see your china, whether it has roses or not and you always set such a welcoming tea table.
Cheers to many more wonderful gatherings.
Hugs,
Judith

Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Sweet Happy Anniversary blessings to you, dear Sandi!
I enjoyed reading the story of how your grandmother and Auntie P passed on their love of this pretty Rose Chintz pattern to you.
It will always say "Sandi!" to me and remind me of your graciousness and loving friendship.
You make Tuesdays a special highlight of the week for us with all the lovely things you share - especially from your heart!
Thank you dear lady - you are a blessing!
Sending a {{rose-scented hug}} to you from Australia today!
lots of love..Trish

Beth said...

Sandi, Congratulations! This is such a charming post, and very fitting for a rose theme. Your goodies look outstanding and your three patterns are just beautiful. I can see why the Rose Chintz is so precious to you! Thanks for mentioning me; I'm glad I've been able to participate in Tea Time Tuesday. I've enjoyed it thoroughly.
Blessings and hugs,Beth

Charlotte said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing the story behind your love for Rose Chintz. It is very lovely! You have been a wonderful hostess each week and I've enjoyed joining you for tea and a chat.
Blessings,
Charlotte

I have brought you roses today:)

Nancy said...

Happy second anniversay, Sandi. I'm so thankful you started this party so we can all enjoy the beautiful tea posts from all over the world! Lovely pictures with all your rose dishes and your cake looks so yummy. I enjoyed reading about your childhood and how you got your start in loving roses and china. Wishing you a wonderful week,
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Cindy said...

Oh Sandi, A lovely story. Happy 2nd blog anniversary! You have touched the hearts of many, you are a true gem. I love your sets, your Rose Chintz is dear and so it becomes my favourite. They all represent a special time as tea cups and saucers did way back when. I know it was my grandmother and a Victorian Rose tea set that inspired Grandma's tea room. Take care Sandi, I hope we visit soon, hugs Cindy

Riet said...

happy tea time birthday. I love your rose chintz china as you know as I am collecting it too now. I also have the same teacup I thought but mine is called MOss Rose so not the same. :))) I was going to participate here today but I have had a splitting headace all day and wasn;t up to anything.
It is almost midnight here so I am off to bed,

Kimberly said...

happy birthday! fun! i love tea!!!

kitty said...

What a beautiful post, Sandi! How fortunate to have found the Rose Chintz pattern & then be gifted the pieces from you loving aunt. It is such a beautiful pattern. I enjoyed your others as well. Happy 2nd Anniversary.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
We should all be so lucky to have an Auntie P.! I love all your pretty teacups and roses.
Thank you for all the work you do to host Tea Time Tuesday every week for the past two years.
Take care,
Carolyn

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Sandi,
Your post is just beautiful and all of your rose china pieces are just dreamy :) :) :) Do you still collect that Rose Chintz pattern? I am seeing quite a bit of this particular pattern in my area. OH, Royal Albert is one of my favorites...period ;) :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday!♥♫

Barb said...

Hello Sandi,
Happy Blog Birthday!!!
I love visiting your beautiful blog. Thank you for your beautiful displays. So creative.
God bless
Barb from Australia

Bernideen said...

Congrats.....Happy Day to you! This post is outstanding and that was very sweet to mention our names!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Greetings,

Happy Blogging Anniversary my friend! I love collecting beautiful teacups and teapots too! Your collections are absolutely gorgeous. I love how you shared your story about your childhood and teatime with your Auntie P.
Blessings,

Lisa

BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

Happy Birthday to your Tea Time Tuesdays. Love, Love, Love your Royal Albert china! Warm Hugs,

Kathy said...

Happy 2nd birthday for Tea Time Tuesday! I am so glad that I have joined you over the last year! It has been such a joy - your story truly touched my heart - you have been a blessing! Here's to many many more years!
God Bless,
Kathy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Sandi, congrats on your 2 years of blogger party...aaaand many moreee..I love your Rose Chintz china and the beautiful story behind it, it's such a treasure! Thank you for sharing. Thank you for hosting and having me. have a very nice week.
FABBY

Kimberly said...

You all inspired me to take a quick tea break during naptime. Ahhh!

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations! Your collection is lovely! What an inspiring story. I wish I'd had that heritage and legacy growing up. A dear sweet pastor's wife introduced me to teacups and beautiful dishes and place settings when my husband and I served with them on staff at their church.
I'm enjoying so much your beautiful things.
Hugs,
LaDonna

Rosewalk Cottage said...

What a sweet story Sandi. I enjoyed reading. Your Rose Chintz china is so beautiful. Happy 2nd anniversary!
Hugs~Clara

Linda said...

Greetings Sandi!

I love the story about your china and your Auntie. I have always loved your pattern. The first time I was introduced to it was in Victoria magazine and I immediately recognized it when I saw it on your blog. What a lovely collection you have and your memories make it even sweeter. Happy, happy Second Anniversary! I always enjoy Tea Time.

Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Bella said...

Happy Birthday to Tea Time Tuesday!
Sandi, Thanks so much for being our lovely hostess, and sharing your lovely tea with us each week. Your cake is dreamy...
Hugs,
Bella

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Sweet Sandi!! YAAA for YOU! How exciting. I must say a big thank you for Tea Time on Tuesday - having participated and now sharing one of my own, I can seriously say it has brought me more joy and interesting connections and knowledge of various china patterns, recipes and wonderful women. It takes a lot to keep this going in my opinion and you have done it for two years, that is GREAT! Your story of coming to love the rose chintz was so wonderful - Ya to your Aunt for being such a great inspiration to you. What an amazing collection today!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu felicitações!

linda postagem coletiva!
parabéns

Marie Arden said...

What a lovely post. It was raining and windy and dark here today. Your post brightened my day! I love roses and tea and cakey!

Terri said...

Congratulations on two years of delightful Tea Time Tuesday! Your post is gorgeous and everything looks delicious too! I am swooning over your beautiful blue cup!
Hugs,
Terri

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm so delighted to be a part of your Blog Birthday celebration. Thank you for always being such a gracious hostess. We all look forward to many more tea parties with you.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Cindy F. Adkins said...

This is such a beautiful post! Congratulations, Sandi! I enjoyed reading the story of your beloved Auntie P and the Rose Chintz tea set. Thank you for hosting Tea Time!
Hugs, Cindy

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Thank you for hosting this party. I adore the Lavendar Rose pattern. I love the family heirloom and the story you shared. It makes it so much more special. Jocelyne

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to a wonderful blog link party!

Thank for hosting this, it is wonderful and so many of us enjoy it very much!

Many happy returns!

jeanne said...

Hi Sandi, your story about the lovely china is wonderful. A happy ending. Your Aunt and Uncle are a lovely couple. I also enjoyed the blue cup and saucer with roses.

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary Tea celebration.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Sandi,
Happy 2nd Year Birthday! I enjoy your Tea Time Tuesday Blog party.
Have a great day! Pat

Zaa said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday Sandi ... Thank You for including us all in your fabulous celebrations... Your china stories were so enlightening and your teaset are so beautifully display for all to see... Big Hugs

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sandi,

From Johanna's blog Silber+Rosen I learned about your 2nd anniversary on Blogger. Congratulations girl and enjoy many more anniversaries here. Lovely posts as always.

Love to you,

Mariette

jeanetteann said...

I so love your chintz pattern Sandi
Happy Birthday
xx jeanetteann

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sandi, I decided to join you for your 2nd Birthday for Tea Time Tuesday. I've been blogging for about three years now, but have lost touch by not being as active. And I so miss it. Your tea post and your lovely collection is just beautiful and it inspired me to join you today. My tea party is a fun one with little neighbor girls and my female pet sheltie that loves joining in on the festivities. She once cost me $135 after she ate a sweet potatoe and raisen nut scone behind my back off the table. After the vet experience after days of her being sick, I renamed the scones, "Abbie's $135 Sweet Potatoe Raisen Nut Scones". Many of your tea cups in your collection remind me of some of my own. I love collecting them, but am running out of room to both showcase them and to store them. I have a dream of someday having a Charity Tea Party - each room in my home would be opened up and tea & scones served. Sometimes dreams do come true...we'll see! ;)

I think my favorite items in the pictures are the Rose Chintz!

Happy Tea Party Tuesday Sandi, and Happy 2nd Birthday! :)

The French Hutch said...

Happy Birthday Rose Chintz Cottage…….What a lovely tea today in honor of your Aunt and favorite patterns. I loved reading your sweet story and how your Aunt gifted you with her treasures. Great post Sandi.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Charmed by Beauty said...

Your Happy second Anniversary tea was so touching to my heart. Little did I know how special these dishes were too you in your childhood. But I understand as I had an Aunt Jean who served on her special china and I felt so inspired. Thank you for that story and may you have many more happy anniversary teas.....Love you..Auntie P

Snap said...

Happy Second Teaversary!!!! Loved all your roses. Johnson Brothers just does things right! I don't think I've met a J. Bros I didn't love! Happy Tea Day and thank you so much for being you!

Mom Walds Place said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story. Thank you for the inspiration to share one of mine too.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Post, again! Just had to stop and tell you one more time!

xoRebecca
PS: I call my Aunt Phyllis Auntie P! xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, 2 years. Congratulations!!! YOu always join my TTT with such beautiful vignettes and tablesettings. I can't thank you enough for being so loyal and always giving my readers something wonderful to see. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Texas Tea Party said...

Glorious Images for your Birthday blog post! I love the stories about your china and love ones. The rose chintz and lavender rose patterns are just so lovely. The Royal Albert cup brings you so much pleasure because it is a gift from your Mother. Thanks for having us view your beautiful blog each week! Sometimes, I just come and read your post and have an enjoyable experience! Happy 2nd Birthday and many more! Pam

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sandi!! I'm ashamed it's been a while, but I just HAD to make time to celebrate your second year! Best wishes to you in your third year, and I look forward to participating in your Valentine's Day Tea Party! Happy Anniversary to you! ((hugs)) ~tina

Kathryn Ross said...

Happiest of teatime's to you, Milady! And, congratulations on two years of tea treats and togetherness with your teatime sisters here in Blogland! It's been a delight to participate since I started blogging in the spring. I have truly been able to launch into my "tea self" and indulge in this guilty pleasure hobby of collecting and displaying with a weekly purpose! Linking here and meeting so many lovely ladies who cherish this genteel ritual and the art of partaking in beauty and elegance has blessed me beyond measure. It is through your blog and link-up that I discovered such joys.

May you know great joy as you enter your third teatime year - many delightful table-settings and teacups to come!

Joy!
Kathy

Maria Andrade said...

Happy blog-anniversary, dear Sandi!
I loved to know about the provenance of these lovely tea sets, the family associations.
And it was a lovely tribute to your aunt and uncle.
I also joined this celebration by choosing rose motifs on porcelain this week :)
All the best for you and all the success for your blog.
Hugs

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sandi,
What a beautiful heart felt post!!
What wonderful memories you must have.
All of the patterns you have showcased today are just stunning!
I wanted to be able to join in and I had a thought for a special post but I have not been feeling well since the weekend and even thought I may have to go to the ER. I am feeling better but still not up to par so I hope to do that post another time.
Happy 2 year Anniversary for Tea Time Tuesday!
Congrats!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations on two Beautiful years! Happy Birthday TTT! Your gorgeous rose china is the perfect thing to feature today. Thanks for all the loveliness, Sandi!

paperbutterfly said...

I am so grateful that you started your tea blog dear Sandi. You have inspired me week after week. It shows your heart belongs to Jesus.
Looking forward to more Tuesdays and tea with you. Must say I miss posting weekly. I will look forward to Valentines Day and hope to share a post.
Thank you for sharing with Wanda Lee and I. Your kind words meant so much.
God Bless.
Pam

Deanna said...

Sandi,
Such a lovely post! Enjoyed seeing this.
HaPpY Birthday!!!!!!!

God bless,
d

CIELO said...

Everything looks so pretty around here; particularly lovely is that white cake with the roses... now I want to bake one! ;) And how sweet the last photograph of your aunt and uncle... blessings to all! And thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here.


cielo

Micupoftea~ said...

How charming, how lovely. I enjoyed the quotes. Especially the one about rose rather than diamonds...I agree! Thanks for hosting each week~
Enjoy the end of January :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very happy blog anniversary! Fantastic post!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

♥ Miss Tea said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary for Tea Time Tuesday! what a wonderful story behind your Rose Chintz China! i wish i have a wonderful auntie like your Auntie P! I love her photo with her husband, lovely couple! I adore your lavender rose teacups and blue teacups, your teacup collection makes me jealous! beautiful design and pattern, stunning! thank you for hosting the wonderful tea time tuesday and God Bless you and your loved ones!

Love,
Susan

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Sandi,
I am so happy to see this party grow! Congratulations on your 2nd 'Birthday" and for sharing such a lovely post - thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sandi, Happy Blog Birthday and the second year for Tea Time Tuesdays. You are such a gracious hostess and the special and gifted talent for putting everything together so beautifully and writing such inspiring posts.

I love your Rose Chintz dishes and the sweet story behind them. The lavender cup and saucer from your mother is so pretty and your favorite robins egg blue set is stunning. Your treats looks so yummy.
Blessings to you for many more years of wonderful tea times and blogging fun. I have so enjoyed my time shared with tea time on Tuesdays and I hope to participate now and again this year as well.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment about my new dining room. Coming from you, I am honored since you create the most gorgeous vignettes and displays.
Much love to you dear lady.
Celestina Marie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: Happy Blog Birthday to you! It is so much fun to join you each week. You always have such wonderful things to share. Today's post is not exception. Have a wonderful week and wishing you a great No. 3! Hugs, Martha

Sarah (Nikki) said...

These are so beautiful. Love the blue cups ethe best. Sandie....I'm sorry to hear so much tough stff has been happening... praying for you guys and sending tons of hugs and support...Stay strong....

Poppy said...

Happy Birthday Teatime Tuesday and many more to come! Beautiful story behind Teatime Tuesday party with many cherished memories! I love all your pretty china and Rose Chintz is my all time favorite!Gorgeous picture of the roses! So sweet of Auntie P to share her cherished treasures with you and for inspiring you. It is always fun to participate in your party,Sandi,whenever I get a chance. Thanks for your endearing thoughts and yes "Highwayman" always remind me of Ann of Green Gables...it's my favorite poem! Have a great weekend! Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Sandi. Your newest follower here...:) I'm so glad to have found your blog, and sooo glad your Aunt P gave you her china. I became so engaged in your story that I think I would've been very disappointed if she hadn't :). It's a happy ending! I invite you to visit my blog; this week's post is a vintage Valentine table with "vintage" roses. ~Zuni

Lady Linda said...

I do send you happy blog birthday wishes dear Sandi. You have to be one of the sweetest bloggers out there and you are so kind to leave me posts. You inspire me.
Much love,
Linda

Sarah (Nikki) said...

HI Sandi...I hope your day is going absolutely wonderful. Your showcase of these beautiful tea pots and cakes make me smile. I picture you in my favorite part of the world with Anne and Diana present. Sending you a ton of hugs for a beautiful rest of the weekend. Stay well okay....☺☺

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