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 September 2012

A Little Blue for Tea Time Tuesday


September ~ The month when Summer nods her head to Autumn. ~ Author- Your Hostess

Welcome friends to my second Tea Time in September~
It's been a while since I shared any blue and because I found a blue teacup a while ago, I thought a blue post was in order today.



It seems I have gone on a teacup hunting rampage this summer. I have found so many wonderful teacups and the majority of them have been at such wonderful bargain prices; Yay!
I will be sharing them with you in the coming weeks so be sure to keep coming by for tea.

This teacup is called Botanic Blue and is adorned with florals and a sweet little blue butterfly inside the cup; perfect for a late Summer day!




My blue Wedgwood Homes of Britain teacup and Blue Willow plate join the party, with a pretty blue tablecloth beneath it all.




Love this birdie topped teapot which is holding Earl Grey tea!


This little boy figurine has been around since my children were small and I thought he would add a touch of whimsy. See, he's giving thanks for his tea!



Some blueberry cheesecake and champagne grapes for a wee nosh.


"Teach us delight in simple things." ~ Rudyard Kipling 
 



Which cup would you like?


Two teacups are waiting,
the kettle sings,
and just on time,
the doorbell rings. ~ Unknown


Tea is a hug in a cup. ~ Patrick Jane of "The Mentalist"




"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it." ~ Hebrews 13:2


Would you like to see a wee more blue? My friend Heather had a birthday not long ago and I had gifted her with a lovely Spode teacup. Now Martha, I know you will especially like this!

I took some photos of Heather's new teacup as well as a few of her other wonderful blue pieces. Enjoy....



She had a beautiful bowl of apples on the table and I had to take a shot of it too.




Then she brought out a couple of Spode teacups another friend had gifted her with and we set them beside my teacup.


Aren't they lovely! The sun was streaming in behind me so the light is playing havoc with the camera.




Thank you Heather for giving us a peek at some of your lovely blue and white china.




I hope you have all enjoyed the blue today. A nice change from pink, don't you think?



Remembering the victims and their families of 911 today!


I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and I am happy to see all your tea things, whether you have shared them before or not. This tea party is all about sharing your joy of tea time and any thoughts you might have on the subject. You may be as creative, fancy, or as laid back with your tea time as you wish!


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 iced coffee
Punch in a lovely bowl
No alcoholic beverages please.

The Tea Time Tuesday 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! To be sure everyone has a visit, it would be nice if you visited the participant before and after your name.

Inlinkz is available below for you to sign up for Tea Time Tuesday.
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~

Blue Monday~ http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/
Make It Pretty Monday~ http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/ 
Heart and Home ~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Table Top Tuesday~  http://www.astrollthrulife.net/
Teacup Tuesday~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Teacup Tuesday~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Tea in the Garden~  http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Thursday~  http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

54 comments:

Melissa Bishop said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words of encouragement. I love your blue and white ware.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues. I'm so glad you joined in the fun!

Happy Blue Monday, Sandi.

Diann said...

Hi Sandi!
These are really beautiful blue and white teacups! I can't wait to see all the "new to you teacups" you have found. It seems to happen to me as well, I start finding one particular thing over and over throughtout a time period while thrifting. That Botanical teacup set is just gorgeous. I have never seen that design before. What a perfect new addition to your home! thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

Snap said...

Sandi, I love blue and white. Your new teacup is a winner with the tiny butterfly on the inside. I think your teapot with the bird top is one of my favorites! Happy Tea Day~

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

just beautiful!! I love the blues, very pretty Sandi.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Sandi!
The blueberry cheesecake and the green apples look so pretty with your new blue and white teacup.
Thank you for hosting and have a great day.
~Clara

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Such beautiful blues, nothing more beautiful than transferare blue and white...than again, I lover them all! Thank you for once again a great party, dear and lovely Sandi.
FABBY

Antiques And Teacups said...

I'm always ready for you to share blue and white...my favorite! Love the Botanic pattern and I always love English transferware. It's always wonderful to visit your posts! Nice to be back among my dear blog friends! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Denise said...

I'm a Sept.baby,so yes blues are for Me :)Pretty post Sandi.Enjoyed.-Denise

Johanna said...

Hi Sandi,
you had so much luck, finding all those treasures. The blue cups are all wonderful and match together so nicely. I loved to see them all on your table. Your friend was certainly delighted to get this wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Very beautiful blue! I agree I have seen some gorgeous tea cups for reasonable prices this year.

Deb said...

Oh, I just love this post. I am so taken with blue and white now. It stops me dead in my tracks. Your new tea-cups are beautiful and I especially love the one with the butterfly. It really is pretty. Your friends cups and saucers are so sweet and her fruit bowl is a real show-stopper. After seeing this post I'm going to get some of my blue and white out to enjoy again. Thanks. Deb

xinex said...

I love the blue and white teacup sets, Sandi. I like that one of them has a butterfly inside....Christine

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Sandi,
I did it again! When linking, it requested my name and I put my name. When it came through, I saw it meant the name of my blog. Darn. I will get it right next time. If you have the ability to change it, you can please change it to Lady B's Time for Tea. Thank you.
Being a blue and white dish lover, I felt right at home at your posting. I would be happy to have my tea in any one of those cups. So charming.
That little boy...oh, so sweet. He is so darned precious!
Cheers, Ruthie

Ruthie Miller said...

Just looked again. Heather's bowl is gorgeous too but it is that little boy grateful for his tea that is tugging at my heart.
xo Ruthie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
I love how the sun is streaming across your blue and white china, and apples on the table. This is one colour of teacup I don't have but will look for, I do like blue.
At one of the tea shops I picked up the same teapot with the bird on top and put it back thinking how many tea pots do I need? I sometimes think I should go back and see if they still have it but I can at least enjoy yours.
Judith

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Love the blue teacups! I smiled over the blue and white spode teacups at Heather's because I gave those to her last year for her birthday.
Love the bowl with the apples too.

I hope to join you later if I can get a tea ready in time.
Lots of rain - I wouldn't be complaining about the drought anymore.

Carolyn

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love blue and white dishes. I find they look good with green apples and orange mini pumpkins!

kitty said...

Hi Sandi, I would like the Botanic Blue teacup, since you asked!! They're all sooo pretty and you've found some deals. The green apples with the blue and white dishes is just stunning and so simple.

Tea in Texas said...

I love all china but your new cup and saucer is so very very pretty with the the other blue and white pieces. The poem is very sweet and I hope you don't mind me repeating it. The lovely Spode china in blue and white is a special gift for your friend and thanks for sharing the photos!

Thanks, Pam

Beth said...

Blue China will always be my favorite. We use blue willow every day but I love to see other examples of the blue and white. Thanks for sharing all of these.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Sandi, pretty blue teacups. I've always stayed away from blue dishes because it doesn't match anywhere in my house but I always think it looks so nice when I see it in other people's houses. Makes me want to try it! Mmmmm....blueberry cheesecake?! I like blueberry as much as I do turtle! Happy Tuesday! Gina

Sherry said...

I love your blue & white teacups Sandi. The champagne grapes are so pretty too. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Sandi, Loved your teapot, so cute. The blue teacups are stunning, a perfect shade of soft blue. Take care and have a great day. Jen

Terri said...

Ooooh, the blue botanic tea cups are really lovely!
All the china you are sharing is gorgeous, your friends as well!
Blue and white china is so special. And it looks gorgeous with the green apples!
Hugs,
Terri

Sarah said...

Doesn't matter how often I see blue and white, it always makes my heart sing. Beautiful post!
Thanks for hosting, Sandi...........Sarah

jeanetteann said...

Sandi,I so love your teacups. I think I will favour the one with the butterfly,because I haven't seen one like it before. Love all of the Spode too.I hope you will join me for tea too. xx

jeanetteann said...

Sandi,I so love your teacups. I think I will favour the one with the butterfly,because I haven't seen one like it before. Love all of the Spode too.I hope you will join me for tea too. xx

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

Sandi,
Love all the blue and white you featured today!!
I love the blue and white and the red/pink and white transferware! It is just so timeless!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello~
What a treat. Lovely photos and charming quotes. I love blue and white dishes. Birds are a favorite of mine and your teapot is delightful! The butterfly inside the teacup is a wonderful detail.
HUGS :)

janice15 said...

I enjoyed your Blue & White Tea cups and pretty White Tea pot..I have been looking for a White Tea Pot..I love the little birdy on top...very sweet Happy Tuesday with love Janice

Martha said...

I loved your blue post!!! Lovely tea cups and what a great tea cup for your friend. And her tea cups . . . camilla is one of my favorite Spode patterns and I have a few pieces in my mish mash of Spode!

Love your pictures!!!

Thanks for the mention!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sandi, LOVE blue and white teacups and dishes - you have found some very lovely ones! I wish I had been on a teacup rampage - I have been saving for Dearest's upcoming birthday - showing great restraint! Your photos are gorgeous -and the dessert - I saw some champagne grapes at the store earlier this week - should have picked them up! i hope you have a blessed week- I appreciate you hosting and sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Barb said...

Hi Sandi,
Your blue and white china is very pretty. I love the white teapot with the charming little bird on top.
Cheesecake and grapes for dessert...perfect.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Sandi,
Beautiful blues, and the little boy figurine is adorable!
Thank you for hosting!
XO
~Wendy

Brenda said...

I absolutely love all of your wonderful blues!! STUNNING!! I think I like the one with the butterfly the BEST! The tables are set so nice and the blue is so inviting. Lovely, lovely tea time. And that cheesecake....MMMM, MMMMMM, MMMMMM!
Perfect!
Brenda

janice15 said...

Thank you much for the invite...hugs

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, how lovely! I'm sighing! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Return to Loveliness. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Zaa said...

Sandi ..

Your displays are always so beautiful and this " blue" posting is no exceptions... I love all transfer ware... You new cup is so lovely and bring back memories form home as my mother always had a set of this blue ware in the country scenes... So teatime in this cup warms my soul... Enjoy your day ,Sweet Lady... Hugs

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Sandi
This week I couln´t prepare the tea but I come to try yours
I have loved your Blue tea cups
Really today is a sad day ,I hope that things like that never will happen again
Hugs

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Running late today, been out all day long!

Your tea is wonderful, that cheesecake made me drool, your little praying boy is adorable and that teacup you gave your friend is perfect for her.

Thank you for hosting, Sandi!

Blessings,

Michele

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Sandi,
Just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I like your post today. Love your blue teacups and your dessert looks so yummy! Your little boy praying is so cute! I'm sorry I did not join your tea party this week! My post this week is about my fairy garden, although maybe I could have joined you because the fairies are having tea! Anyway, I'm planning on attending your party next week. Have a good evening.
Nancy

Betty Stapleton said...

Lovely post as usual. The blue teacups are so pretty. Sorry I didn't make tea last week, we had an auction during the day and the week just got away. Then yesterday and today are such a mess, pictures everywhere except for where I want them.
Your cheese cake looks delicious too, enjoyed your post.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Sandi, I love your blue and white dishes...all of them. I'm featuring some b/w at #261 on The Dedicated House party. Hope you visit...I think you'll laugh when you read it.
Thanks, Helen

Stephanie said...

You have a very delightful blog! I love teacups and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your sweet teacup pictures. I most definitely had to become a follower of your blog:)

Blessings to you,
Stephanie
theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your mix of blue and white teacups. Each one of them is so lovely. I especially love that botanical teacup and saucer.

Bernideen said...

Love the mix and combination of the blue pieces - also the photos of the stacks........very charming! Thanks Sandi for linking to my Tea In the Garden.

Beth said...

I loved this post, Sandi! The blue cups are gorgeous. Beautiful photographs, Sandi. Your cheesecake looks great too.
Blessings, Beth

Pamela Gordon said...

Sandi, it's been weeks since I've visited your blog. I enjoyed this blue and white post and all the beautiful china cups and dishes. I'm trying to get back on track now and hope to participate in Tea Time Tuesday soon! Blessings, Pamela

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that wee figurine is completely darling! I never tire of seeing beautiful blue and white. :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm loving the blues lately. I think it's perfect for fall, don't you? Love your new butterfly teacup! Beautiful. I don't find pretty cups here much. I'd love to have some Spode! Golly those are wonderful. Hope things are great with you!

Lady Linda said...

Good morning my friend. Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog while I was busy with the wedding. You are so faithful and so sweet. I know God blesses you for all your efforts and time to encourage others.
I adore blue! Everytime I see blue, I miss my old kitchen. I haven't been able to part with my things...maybe I'll return to a blue kitchen someday.
Have a great week Sandi.
Love,
Linda

Siret said...

Your teacups looks so marvellous! I love the one with the butterfly inside und yous sweet teapot with the little bird!
Have a nice weekend!
Siret

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sandi,
Love the blue and white! They are all darling, but the butterfly inside is so sweet. I have that same bird teapot and I love it. Your little figurine is so cute. You always set a lovely tea. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

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