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Monday, 5 March 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." ~ Charles Dickens

Hello ladies and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday! I am delighted you have joined me! Are you ready for a new month of tea parties?

I think one of the things I most enjoy about Tea Time is that ladies from all over the globe gather once a week to partake together. Tea and friendship is what this tea party is all about.

The month of March ushers in a host of celebrations~ St. Patricks Day, the first day of Spring, and Easter is just around the corner too. Folks are thinking about their gardens and vacations. It's a wonderful time of year with Spring in the air!

St. Patricks Day is next week and if you are so inclined, why not share something green?
I know here on the Island, many will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day. My hubby's half Irish and I'm a wee bit Irish myself, so I will be sharing some green.

Meanwhile, please come on in and let's have a cuppa tea.
I was at the grocery store the other day and was captivated by the golden hue of these lovely yellow roses. They were half price so they came home with me. I knew just the teacups to share today. I thought the roses and teacups went well together.

The teacup on the bottom was once a shower gift.

It is called Queen Anne, made in England by Ridgway Potteries.

"Come and share a pot of tea. There's just enough for you and me. And if by chance we drink it up, we'll make ourselves another cup." ~ Unknown

This teacup I found at a yard sale last Fall for one dollar.

The lady told me it had belonged to her mother and it was badly stained. It looked like the stain could not be removed but I brought it home with me and applied a little elbow grease and the stain came off.

It's a Sadler and has a pretty bouquet of pink, deep red and yellow roses. The bouquet is on both sides of the cup as well as the saucer. 

Some of the gold has been worn off so someone had enjoyed many cups of tea in her. She's happy in my home now.

If teacups could talk, I would love to hear the stories this one could tell!

I love how well it goes with my father's other two pieces!

Like this darling china boot....

.....and this little china basket. Would you care for some chocolate?

My Daddy had always loved the Old Country Roses pattern and he had bought these pieces for my mother once upon a time.

Now they keep company with my tea things.

I love treasures with sweet memories attached, don't you?

I decided to arrange some of my roses in my Verdici teapot too. Have you gotten your newest issue of Victoria? Oh, I do love these Spring issues! They are filled with loveliness from cover to cover.

A wee chick has hopped into the cup and he knows his appearance is symbolic of lovely things to come....

....Such as my Spring Tea on March 19th....

You're all invited to help me Celebrate~ The Splendor of the Season~ Spring Tea on March 19thBring out your springtime tea things and perhaps some bunnies, birdies, and eggs for a party. You are welcome to take the button for your post or sidebar.

"Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be be dealt to you in return."  ~ Luke 6:38

Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug you would like to share? I would love to see it! If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: hot apple cider, hot chocolate, lemonade, iced tea or coffee, or a lovely punch in a pretty bowl. No alcoholic beverages please.
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! As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Simply Sweet
Victoria ~ A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Teacup Thursday
Thrifty Things Friday
Show and Tell

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi. Happy March to you! A lovely post. The yellow roses are different, although yellow roses are not my favorite. They do go well with your lovely teacups and your family OCR pieces. Thanks for inviting me to your tea party!

  2. Sandi, Your roses are beautiful. Your Sadler cup strongly resembles the Old Country Roses pattern. What a pretty tea vignette for today's Tea Time Tuesday!
    Hugs, Beth

  3. Sandi, Your roses are beautiful. Your Sadler cup strongly resembles the Old Country Roses pattern. What a pretty tea vignette for today's Tea Time Tuesday!
    Hugs, Beth

  4. Sandi, your pictures are beautiful!

    What a wonderful collection - how nie they look together.

    I LOVE the yellow roses with the red and pink - they look stunning together!

    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful link party.

  5. Hi Sandi! Your teacups and accessories are so pretty! But, those yellow roses were like a breath of fresh air! And don't you just love when you find such beauty at the local grocerer for half off! Wonderful! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day.

  6. Lovely! Your teacups are so pretty and Old Country Roses is always a favorite! How nice to have family pieces!~

  7. Hi Sandi
    The yellow roses are pretty nice for half price, and what a way to brighten your tea table!
    I like the little boot and basket that match the china, these make nice accessories to present treats in.
    I've seen some bulbs starting to poke out of the garden so maybe I'l have something to show for your spring tea.

  8. The roses are so beautiful and so is the teacups. I have been drinking alot of chamomile tea lately at my home. Can't wait for St. Paddys day here too.

  9. Hi Sandy,
    Your roses and teacups are so pretty. It's fun to join your tea party today. Thank you for hosting it.

  10. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you for hosting your weekly tea party. I always look forward to viewing your lovely posts and all the other tea related entries.
    Your yellow roses are so pretty and I love the items your Dad gave you. Yes, something given makes it extra special.
    Wishing you a wonderful March.

  11. Beautiful teacups, Sandi, and I love the roses. Such vibrant color!...Christine

  12. Hi Sandi,
    that looks all so lovely, the yellow roses and the nice tea cups. Amazing how close this Sadler tea cup to the OCR pattern is. Recently I saw a Parragon cup Moss Rose which is quite similar to RA Moss Rose decor. But yours matches perfect. And thats the good thing in procelain. One can clean it completely. I think the cup is happy to live with you now. Thank you for sharing tea and treats. I will see what I can do for St. Patricks day. Its always a delight to join your party.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. What a beautiful post, Sandi! I love your pretty yellow roses with your beautiful tea cups. Wish I could share a cup with you.

  14. Hello Sandi! It's March! This year is flying by! It is always a joy to share tea time with you! I love your teacups - I have Sadler teapots, but none of the teacups.
    Love the gorgeous yellow roses! They are quite cheerful! thank you for hosting and I hope you have a lovely week,

  15. Oh, I am going to love seeing all the beautiful Spring posts my "northern" friends will be sharing soon!
    Sandi your yellow roses are simply lovely!
    A welcome sight to cheer my day :-)
    Your pretty teacup goes very well with the sweet little pieces your father gave you.
    I love to have things with a story and sentimental value, too!
    Have a blessed week, my friend.

  16. Hi Sandi: I love the colors on the cups you shared this week. They are so vivid. The roses are just stunning. Wishing you a wonderful week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

  17. Unfortunately, I have no tea this week but I made cake it would go wonderful with a cup of tea. I love your $1.00 tea cup, don't you feel lucky when what happens! Laura

  18. Your roses are so pretty. And your tea cups are gorgeous! Love Old Country Roses.

    Jocelyn @

  19. Sandi your blog looks so fresh and "spring-ie!!" I LOVE the yellow roses, actually yellow is a favorite color of mine. I am always amazed and the endless variety of lovely teacups in this world...such unique treasures each one! I am excited for Spring...many reasons but for one I love all the pastels around!! HAve a super great week, Sandi! Hugs, TS

  20. What a lovely, lovely grouping. How nice to have those memories. And yes, I would like some chocolate, thank you.

  21. Hi Sandi, What a lovely March tea. I love your yellow roses and perfect compliment for your pretty tea cup, little china boot and basket. They are just precious. Yes this is a wonderful time of year. So much to look forward to and celebrate. I am half Irish too and always look forward to St. Patrick's Day.
    Thank you for sharing such a pretty tea as only you can do.
    Have a wonderful week and Happy March to you!!
    Blessings always, CMD

  22. Sandi,
    Hi! Those tiny old country roses pieces are some of my favorite pieces. The roses are very pretty. Thank you for hosting.

  23. Wow that's great getting a Sadler teacup and saucer for one dollar. Love it.

  24. I am not having a tea party or tea time today, we are having lambs born,my tea will be sipped out of a mug and no time to photograph loveliness of tea...just lambs , joy! Yet I had to stop by and enjoy your always lovely & inspirational tea time , Thank-you.

  25. Hi Sandi,
    Just checking in with you before heading off to work this morning. :-) What a lovely post! I must grab my china cup to stuff into my lunch tote. Love those pretty teacups you have - my weakness always.
    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  26. Hi Sandi,
    I love your yellow roses in the little white pot, they look beautiful. God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  27. Hi Sandi,
    I too,love roses and teacups. I picked up some half prices apricot roses last night.I can't wait until I can pick bouquets from our own garden though.
    Thank you for hosting,


  28. Hello Sandi! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely tea time with A Return to Loveliness - your teacups are beautiful!
    Hope you have a great day,

  29. You really know how to set a beautiful table, little lady. Your yellow roses sure are cheery and displayed so nicely. It just makes you feel happy. Your teacups (everyone of them) are divine! What beautiful treasures they are. But I think my very favorites are the China boot and then the Verdici teapot. Just beautiful - EVERYTHING!
    Your party is delightful!

  30. Hi Sandi!

    What a perfect tea setting you have there, with beautiful yellow roses to brighten up the month of March and stunning teacups! so happy that you managed to remove the stain from the teacup, i love the cute basket and shoes , the little chick is just adorable! thank you again for hosting another tea time tuesday!


  31. Sandi, your teacups are lovely! The flowers on the china is like having a beautiful garden inside. I especially like the yellow roses you paired them with, they are so bright and cheerful.

    Looking forward to your Spring Tea!

  32. Hi Sandi,
    I love your teacup ( the last one) What a great deal. I love that pattern and am eager to find something in it. Thank you for hosting! I made a note of your spring tea.:)

  33. Hi Sandi! Old Country Roses - I'm looking out for that pattern. And I love the idea of teacups telling stories of former owners . . . I may jump on that one for a writing project . . .

    I'm celebrating all month - it
    s my one year Blogoversary! I've done a special tribute and shared lots of links and buttons - yours being most decidedly there!

    Do drop by . . .


  34. Hi Sandi! Very pretty post. I love all of your pieces and that teacup is just lovely. My comment box settings were messed up fault. So I am posting my post again.
    Have a lovely day.

  35. Hi Sandi! I'm joining you today for Tea Time Tuesday! Kathy from A Delightsome Life sent me your way! It's so lovely here! Thanks for sharing your beautiful china! Yellow is such a cheerful color and reminds me that Spring is on the way! Time for Tea Parties and get togethers! Can't wait! Jina

  36. Hi Sandi! I'm joining you today for Tea Time Tuesday! Kathy from A Delightsome Life sent me your way! It's so lovely here! Thanks for sharing your beautiful china! Yellow is such a cheerful color and reminds me that Spring is on the way! Time for Tea Parties and get togethers! Can't wait! Jina

  37. I'm sorry Sandi. I am having some trouble with my links showing up. They are there, but they don't show.

  38. Hi Sandi, everything looks so lovely. Your teacups and rose arrangements are so pretty. I am so looking forward to spring and reading everyone's easter blogs. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful evening.


  39. Happy March my friend!! You have shared not only a wonderful tea, but a lovely collection, with us. Your roses are beautiful, just what we need to inspire us to look forward to spring.. Happy TT , Blessings, HHL

  40. Hi Sandi ...
    My wedding bouquet was pink and yellow roses...My favourite... Thanks for the memory..

    What a delightful collection of rosy teacups... I would love to hear the chitter chatter of teacups talking( ha Ha) Isn't it wonderful to have some of those old family pieces... Can't wait to see the roses bloom so second best is to drink from lovely rose teasets... Lovely post Dear lady ...ENJOY your day !!!!..Hugs

  41. What a great tea cup for $1, it was probably stained because the ladys mother used it. Your little old english rose pieces that your dad bought your mom I have never seen..thanks for sharing!

  42. Such a lovely poet. That is a beautiful rose. Thank you for hosting.

  43. Who doesn't love -love a bargain! Just lovely! What a fun post and thank you for linking to Friends Sharing Tea.

  44. Hi Sandi~
    Oooh, pretty! Love the Queen Anne cup. The yellow roses look gorgeous, especially in the white teapot~ The yellow chick made me smile :)
    thanks for hosting!!

  45. HI Sandie....everything in your post is beautiful and those roses perfect. Love the little chick in the cup. And mostly wishing you a fabulous day out there......

  46. How fun I like to collect teacups too. I love that little china darling!

  47. Hi Sandi,

    I'm your newest follower! I can't believe I haven't found you before. I love your yellow roses in the ball jars. So cheerful and sunny!

    I want to let you and your readers know that I'm having a Teacup Tuesdays Giveaway every Tuesday in March! Every girl loves pretty teacups!


  48. Sandi,I share your fathers love for the Old Country Rose pattern. I have a complete dinner set and use it mostly at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I need to get some of the accessory
    pieces that go with the set.
    Your teacups are gorgeous!! What a treasure to have your mothers Old Country Rose china.

  49. Hi Sandi! I am so glad you joined the TTF party last week! I just wanted to stop back by and let you know how beautiful these teacups are! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Diann :)


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! ~ Sandi