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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"Fairest of months! Ripe summer queen

The hey-day of the year

With robes that gleam with sunny sheen,
Sweet August doth appear."
~R. Combe Miller 

Hello dear friends and welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday! Did you all have a nice weekend? My h
ubby and I were away for the weekend visiting my family in New Brunswick so my post will be a wee bit shorter today.

It was a busy weekend so I am enjoying some peace and quiet today. The sound of birds singing outside my window and the scent of summer is wafting its way through the open windows.
I do love this time of year!

For our tea today, I am using a teapot I found at the Anne of Green Gables Store at the beginning of the Summer.

It is sitting on a Skye McGhie plate called Coventry Garden.

The Coventry Garden teacup goes well with it. I love these beautiful pink roses that smile sweetly from these pieces!

Cupcake under glass.

I have decided to move my tea into the living room where I can watch the birds at the feeder.

These are my last roses of Summer. It is sad to see them go!

I have a cup of tea for you too. This is another Skye McGhie teacup called Chantilly Lace.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

 "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, like pearls slipping off a string." ~ L. M. Montgomery

Tea is a hug in a cup. ~ Unknown

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." ~ Unknown

"But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

Next week I will share another new teacup which I found on the weekend. Thank you for visiting today. Your presence always makes my tea time that much more special! I would love to have you join me by linking up below and I will be happy to come and visit you.

Thought for the day

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

I am joining the following parties as well~

Share Your Cup Thursday~
Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden~
Tea Cup Thursday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi, you inspire me in beauty. A feast for the eyes, heart and soul. So beautiful. Can't wait to see your new cup! In His Grace, Dawn

  2. Those lovely tea cups are all so beautiful! Floral tea sets are my absolute favorites - for the kids sets and the real tea sets. Thank you so much. I tried to link in, but not sure it "took" so will try again later today after babysitting grandchildren. Have a blessed and beautiful week!

  3. Sandi, both of the teacups are beautiful! And that teapot is so pretty. Another wonderful and lovely tea party post! Thank you for hosting and have a fantastic week!

  4. Hello Sandi,
    I find myself seeking moments of quiet and peace more often - treasuring the blessing of these moments and reflecting upon the grace and beauty God bestows upon us - seeing the last of the roses is always a bitter sweet moment...the good thing is knowing they'll return and that will bring great joy! Love your rosy teapot and teacups this week - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,
    God Bless,

  5. What a lovely and pretty table for tea. I love the teapot and beautiful teacups, along with all the roses, so inviting! Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party. Enjoy your week Sandi.

  6. Hi Sandi,
    what a fabulous set makes this wonderful tea pot with the tea cups. That looks so great with your last rose. I am so delighted of this tea time. Thank you for this wonderful tea time and for hosting this event.I still have to read your posts about the garden tours.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Hi Sandi. I love the new teapot! Lovely! Such a lush rose pattern, and perfect for you!

  8. Sandi,
    All of those pieces are just lovely!! What a beautiful floral pattern!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!


  9. Sandi,
    All of those pieces are just lovely!! What a beautiful floral pattern!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!


  10. Sandi, Your new teapot is just beautiful! Glad you had a good wknd, and glad you have been able to enjoy the beach and your roses this summer.
    Blessings, Beth

  11. What beautiful teacups and teapot, Sandi. Thank you, always, for hosting your special Tea Time. I enjoyed the Secret Garden tour, too. Oh my goodness...I can dream!!

  12. Hi Sandi,

    Love your rose teapot! Your table looks so inviting. Enjoy your peace and quiet.

  13. Your posts always make me catch my breath, Sandi. Ohhhhh, that teapot from the Anne of Green Gables shop. Exquisite! And the cup matches perfectly. Everything looks fabulous. GREAT JOB! Susan

  14. Sandi, your post are always so pretty,I enjoy everyone of them.Love the teapot and cups. Roses are always a hit!

  15. Oh my my! What a lovely tea party here! I love your set and the rose is still very beautiful my dear! :)


  16. Your blog is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I love the quotes and passages as well. There is a serenity here that speaks to me. Thank you

  17. Your blog is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I love the quotes and passages as well. There is a serenity here that speaks to me. Thank you

  18. I love your new teapot! The entire setting today looks very inviting. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party every week.

  19. Love the peony teapot! Great presentation of all your china!

  20. Oh my goodness, your tea service and roses are just gorgeous! I am so glad that I stopped by from A Delightsome Life today to visit your blog. I love all of the Anne of Green Gables references on your side bar! I believe I just may be a kindred spirit and am now your newest follower. :)

  21. Such a lovely tea today. Your new teapot is so pretty and matches your teacup! You have some lovely teacups in the background too! I always enjoy your teatime quotes. Thank you for hosting!

  22. What a lovely tea pot. The service is beautiful. And thank you for preparing a cup for me too :-)

    Jocelyn @

  23. Love your blog:)posted your button hope you don't mind

  24. Very pretty tea pot and cups Sandi! I like that smile quote. Thank you for hosting!

  25. what a lovely new teapot, very pretty as is the cup n saucer. Lovely tea (even the white tea cup is beautiful).
    Like your quote-about the pearls, although when I hear or feel pearls slipping off the string, it doesn't bring peace. have a great week.

  26. Hi Sandi: Lovely cups today. I was talking to my computer as I was looking drooling at them today. Wanted you to know I have been praying for you. Let me know if you have something you want me to pray for, either way, I think God just wants me to pray for you. He is a God of all things! Hugs my friend. Martha

  27. Hi Sandi,
    Another pretty teapot and teacup.I was in the Anne store yesterday-they do have some pretty things!
    It was so good to get some rain here-hope we get more this week.

    Thank you for hosting,


  28. Sandi, You have lifted my spirits with your beautiful site. I am a collector of tea cups and teapots and I love yours. I also love Anne of Green Gables so enjoyed the tie in today.
    Nancy Barnosky, a new friend

  29. Now that is a pretty rose teapot! Just a lovely post!

  30. Hi Sandi,
    What a beautiful post! I am enjoying the comforts of home and solitude as we speak. I love listening to the birds and treetoads outdoors while enjoying my cup of tea. Your teacups and teapot are so lovely. I love the roses and I'm enjoying the last of my roses this summer as well. Have a wonderful week.

  31. Hi Sandi,
    I like your teacups and teapot, there are beautiful and elegant.
    I realy like your blog.
    Best greetings

  32. What a beautiful tea pot paired with such lovely cups. I love the glass dome on the cupcake and the teapot plate is so sweet. Have a blessed week!~Michelle

  33. This is the biggest rose collection I've ever seen. Beautiful.

  34. I do admire your tea sets today. My favorite are the big roses on the beautifully shaped tea pot. The set complement each other so well. I even LOVE the tea bag/spoon dish holder. Just so BEAUTIFUL!! You are so deserving being in the Romantic Home magazine!! You have lots of style, lady. Lots of style!
    Wonderful tea time.

  35. I love your teapot! It would be fun to go to the Anne of Green Gables store.
    The Secret Garden Tour at the Aikens was just delightful. I have seen views of the inside of her home on her blog and everything is just beautiful.
    A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston, Texas and saw the Titanic exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science. I remembered your Titanic Tea and was especially interested in seeing the pieces of china that were salvaged. One of the guides told us that the second class passengers thought that they had come to the first class dining room by mistake because the dishes were so pretty! I bought a reproduction egg cup in the Wisteria pattern which was used by the second class passengers.

  36. Sandi, your tea setting is lovely. You know even though I can't resist roses and floral china,I so love your plain white teacup with the pretty lacy saucer. Hope you have a nice week. xx

  37. I don't know where you find all those quotes but they are so appropriate and tantilizing to the brain. Your new tea pot is so pretty too. Love your blog. I read it every time....Auntie P

  38. Hi, Sandi, dear friend,
    It always a pleasure to have "teatime" with you! I am glad you were able to get away for the weekend to visit your family. If you are like me, it is always fun to travel but always good to get back to my own home and bed. Your lovely teapot is so inviting. I adore all of the pink roses, too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! Love and hugs to you~Vicki

  39. HI Sandie...we're heading out on a road trip but I had to swing by here and wish you an amazing day today.....hope it shines in every way.

  40. Hi Sandi,

    All your tea things are so lovely, as always.

    So sorry about your computer problems....they can drive one crazy, can't they? I hope you get everything sorted out.

    Hoping to join you again when things settle down for me. Happy day!


  41. Hi Sandi, the new teapot is gorgeous. How fun that it came from the Anne of Green Gables shop. Love the lacy white also. I have a cupcake keeper, but yours with the bird on top is precious! I love the saying, Tea is a hug in a cup. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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