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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living. ~ Amanda Bradley

Hello ladies and welcome back to Tea Time! Didn't we have fun last week peeking into each other's cabinets? You ladies have some wonderful collections!

I thought it would be interesting to share who had the top viewed posts from last week. 

Judith @ Lavender Cottage showed off her delightful collection of butterflies. Her display of plates was lovely and I especially liked her mirrored butterflies.

The runner up was....

Beth @ Beyond the Garden Gate She shared her beautiful collection of china patterns. What fun she must have setting a tea or dinner table!

Thank you to everyone who joined me last week and all who visited. Seems my theme parties go over very well and I just happen to be planning another one for next week. Think pink!

This has been a long holiday weekend here in Canada, and I would like to wish all of my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving! I am at this very moment enjoying a nice turkey dinner with my son and his family. So I will visit you as soon as I get back.

You've probably all had your fill of pumpkin pie over the weekend but guess what? Pumpkin pie is what I am serving for tea today.

I found a couple of teacups that will go nicely with my pansy teapot and since I was in a purple mood today, I have set our tea out on the coffee table with Bernideen's lovely table topper beneath it all.


Sweet violets are sprinkled all over these Grace tea ware teacups.

Since pumpkin pie is one of my favourite desserts, I won't mind having another slice. How about you?

"The cheerful joyous season,
the Autumn time is come.
With song and shout we welcome
The Golden Harvest Home." ~ Unknown

Please make yourself comfy and let's enjoy a cup of Darjeeling tea. This tea is often referred to as the ''champagne of teas'' and has traditionally been prized in the United Kingdom above all other black teas.

It comes from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India and is available as white, black, or oolong tea.  When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light coloured infusion with a floral aroma.

Darjeeling tea is widely and universally acknowledged to be the finest tea, because its flavour is so unique that it cannot be replicated. {Some of these facts I found on the Internet}

I also have some maple leaf cookies for those of you who would rather pass on the pie.

"What would the world do without tea? I am glad I was not born before tea." ~ Sydney Smith

"Just tea for two and two for tea...." ~ Irving Caesar

This being the month of October, I thought it would be nice to have a pink theme in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I don't believe there is one of us who hasn't been touched by this dreaded disease in some way, be it a family member, a friend, or even yourself. 
So, next week let's Think Pink and bring out some tea things in pink.  Let's show our support of this worthy cause and please feel free to use the button for your tea post or sidebar.

Perhaps you don't have any pink china but you have a pink table cloth or some pink lady apples. If you don't have any pink at all, just share what you like, that's alright too. Hope you will join me for that.

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting,
And His faithfulness to all generations." ~ Psalms 100:4-5

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!

Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too! If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too:

Hot Apple Cider
Hot Chocolate
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 my tea party.

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~

Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Sandi! So glad your Thanksgiving was lovely. I just love your violets! The pumpkin pie looks so inviting. Have a lovely week!

Johanna said...

Dear Sandi,
Your meme is so inspirating. I love Judith's mirror butterflies and Beth's OCR table looks gorgeous.
And you made a lovely tea time for us. Your Pansy tea pot is so darling. And the tea cups are perfect with it. I have had Pumpkin pie when I visited USA many years ago over Thanksgiving. It was really nice. At this time Pumpkins were badly out of fashion here in Germany. Now we have lots of very tasty variations and one can buy them everywhere. Really a nice addition for our menu. I love the little maple leaf cookies also. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. And I will prepare a pink post for next week. Thank you for sharing this tea time and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Beth said...

Sandi, Your teapot and teacups are just gorgeous! Your pumpkin pie looks delightful. Happy Thanksgiving!
Warmest wishes, Beth

Diann said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!Oh, I am in love with these teacups and teapot! Purple is my favorite color and anytime I see teacups in purple I fall in love! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
We have enough pumpkin pie for a couple of days yet, and it does go well with a cup of tea, doesn't it?
The themes you've given us for our weekly gathering are fun and I'm thinking pink already so will be prepared.
I just love the purple teapot, should you ever tire of it, I have room in my tea cabinet for it. :-)
Hope your Thanksgiving dinner with family was as pleasurable as ours.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sandi, Happy Thanksgiving Day to you. Your tea today is lovely as always and I enjoyed reading the history of darjeeling tea. Thanks for hosting again this week. Blessings to you for the week ahead. Pam

Vicki said...

Hi, Sandi,
Happy Thanksgiving time to you! I am glad you were able to enjoy it with your children. Your pretty violet tea cups and teapot make a lovely tea today. Pumpkin pie is perfect for this time of year. We have actually had some cool temps here in Central Texas for which I am thankful. Have the best of weeks, sweet friend. Love and hugs to you~Vicki

Sylvia said...

Hi Sandi, Your thanksgiving was just beautiful. Love the teapot with the purple flowers. I do like pumpkin pie but those cookies looks yummy also. Have a blessed day! Sylvia

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sandi,
Love pumpkin pie! The maple leaf cookies look and sound delicious too - choices! Love your beautiful china and wee little pumpkins - your post is so lovely - good idea for next week! So appreciate you sharing and hosting,

kitty said...

Hi Sandi, happy Thanksgiving to you! I love your darling purple tea pot and teacups. Your pumpkin pie looks delish!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandi,

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your purple teacups and teapot are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing tea time with me.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Sandi,
Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving to you, also. Your tea set is so lovely with all the tiny flowers on it. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites and already have made quite a few! Sorry my post is about pink and breast cancer awareness this week. Its been on my mine since the beginning of the month so with the mild weather we had did a post with my asters. I've got lots of pink at the farm cottage so I'm sure I'll come up with something next week! Thanks for hosting your lovely tea party and have a wonderful week ahead.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Sandi!
Lovely post and I love your pretty teacup and the Dare leaf cookies. Your pumpkin is so cute in your teacup. Thank you for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

Snap said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors. I love your pansy teapot and your violet teacups ... all so pretty! And the goodies! YUM! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for hosting.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I love your new tea set-so pretty!Green Gables shop-maybe?
Hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.

Thank you for hosting,

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi sandi. Hope you don't mind that I linked with you today. Ian a week late. I so wanted pumpkin pie. My favorite but didn't get any. So I enjoyed yours big time. Love that teapot. Have tried to buy one-I think it was the same that bernideen sold. But she was sold out. Then in June we were down at my mothers for a cup of tea and she had that teapot. She bought it at our auction. We are in Waterford right now haven't found a tea room yet but going to a b&b tomorrow. Happy thanksgiving. God Bless

Millie said...

Love, love the teapot! We had pumpkin pie today too, and yours looks delish!

Beth said...

When we lived in Maine we often celebrated Thanksgiving with our Canadian Relatives. Hope you had a great day.
I loved that TeaPot! And Pumpkin Pie is a favorite this time of year!

Merlesworld said...

I have never had pumpkin pie, if I find a recipe I will have a go at making it.

Hope said...


Happy Thanksgiving!

So many lovely things...and pumpkin pie, too!

I hope to link up with you tomorrow. Today I hopped over from "A Delightsome Life".

:) Hope

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Hi Sandi! I am joining for tea this week, so excited! Happy Thanksgiving Canada style - that is wonderful. I am always a fan of pumpkin pie, I recently made these tiny little pumpkin pies to eat out of mason jars - so cute!Thanks so much for hosting!

xinex said...

I love your purple set, so very pretty! Congrats to the most viewed!....Christine

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello! Wonderful teapot and teacups. Everything is perfect.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for hosting!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear Sandi,

Oh your pretty china, love love love! And I haven't had ANY pumpkin pie in forever, can't wait to get to baking some soon. It's my fav too!

Thanks for hosting!

Zaa said...

Happy Thanksgiving , Sandi ... Your violet teapot is just the sweetest..there's just something endearing about that dear little flower... Yes I'd love a maple cookie... I'm saving the pumpkin pie for my hubbie who home next week.... but it sure does look inviting... Hugs

Ann said...

Lovely post,
I enjoyed looking at those beautiful teacups. Happy Thanksgiving!

relevanttealeaf said...

It's wonderful that you were able to spend Thanksgiving with family. The pumpkin pie looks delicious and your violet teacups are lovely! Beautiful photos!
~ Phyllis

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the little purple flowers on the tea cups and tea pot so beautiful! Darjeeling is one of my favorite teas too, it is lighter than other teas. Beautiful post, Laura

Hope said...


Popping in again today to link up my tea time post.

:) Hope

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sandi! Everything looks so inviting. I love your beautiful tea set with the purple flowers! I haven't participated in Tea Time Tuesday in a while and I miss it. It's a good excuse to go thrifting and look for some new cups! Have a good week!
Hugs, Cindy

♥ Miss Tea said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sandi! always love your collection of teacups, makes me envious! the pumpkin pie looks yummy and those maple leaves cookies are just adorable! i'll make sure to remember to think pink for next week's theme! thank you for sharing and hosting another tea time tuesday!


sandy said...

Your photos were inspirational! Your tea cups and teapot are LOVELY and the pumpkin pie looks amazing!It made me hungry! I can't wait now until our U.S. Thanksgiving!
I'm stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday but I'd love to join your "pink"Tea Cup theme next week as well!
Have a delightful week!
sandy ;)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Sandi, I commented already but have to tell you a weird coincidence!

I made a cuppa and opened up a little gift favor bag from the tea I had with my best tea gal pals in Indiana - it contined cookies and a few teabags of pumpkin spice tea in a cellophane bag tied with a pretty ribbon - and then opened up your blog to read the tea linked posts.............and looked at your post again and saw you had the SAME exact cookies I was munching on in this post. those were in that favor bag of mine.

Kinda neat, if you ask me - I have never had them and never heard of them and nearly never am given cookies like that - just happened to be a coincidence.


Maria Andrade said...

Dear Sandi,
Your tea table is beautiful as always and I particularly love that violet teapot, but the pumpkin pie looks so delicious!!!
Thanks for this delightful tea.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Sandi,
Happy Thanksgiving! Your pumpkin pie looks delicious. Yes, I've had my share of pumpkin pie and love it! Your violet teapot and teacup & saucer are beautiful. Have a fabulous week.

Terri said...

Beautiful Sandi,
Happy Thanksgiving! Your tea setting is so lovely, I adore your violet tea set, especially that amazing tea pot! Pumpkin pie is my all time favorite pie, and I look forward to it each Thanksgiving. Only I have to wait more than a month longer than you do, you lucky girl! Have a piece for me : )

Trish said...

Sandi, your sweet violet cups look beautiful with the pansy teapot!
I love purple - especially purple flowers.
Can one ever have too much pumpkin pie?
I doubt it, lol!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your lovely family.
Thanks so much for linking up, my friend.
Blessings on your week!
love..Trish xx

Annmarie Pipa said...

happy Thanksgiving! you have a beautiful touch!

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to you, Sandi! Always a treat to visit your place in blogland. Beautiful, beautiful china.

Psalm 100: 4-5 is something I will meditate upon.
God bless,

Deb said...

I'm glad I wasn't born before tea, too. Lovely post, Sandi.

Shelia said...

Hi Sandi! Oh, I would love to sit and have tea with you and I never tire of pumpkin pie!! :)
Thank you for your sweetness, Sandi. You're a jewel and a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bookish Times said...

Hi Sandi, lovely blog and photos :D

La Tea Dah said...

I love how you combined your purple pansy china with orange pumpkins! My mother collected pansy and violet china pieces and they are now in my collection. I have them all together in a blue china cabinet, but have always thought I can only use them in spring. I am SO GLAD that you've given me another idea! Perfect!

Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful post!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Glad to hear you had a good thanksgiving.....We live in such a great country that it makes it easier to be thankful. Love these teacups with the little pumpkins. I always feel special when I pop by here. Have a beautiful weekend Sandie!

Lady Linda said...

Hello dear Sandy. I really like your post with all it's purple glory! Just lovely. I like the psalm very much too. I am drooling over the pumpkin pie...please pass it my way.
Much love,

Leann said...

Hi Sandi

Looks like you are sure have some fall fun here! Love the white glittered pumpkin!


Jann Olson said...

Hi Sandi, both features are very lovely. I am so happy to have you share your beautiful tea with Share Your Cup.

Sherry said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sandi! I love your violet teacups, they are just beautiful! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

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