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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tea Time Tuesday


"November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries And the first white snows.
With night coming early, And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate.
The fires burn And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest Until next spring." ~ Clyde Watson 

Welcome friends to Tea Time ~ This is my last tea party for the month of November and preparations for Christmas are in full swing now! I am so very thankful for the beautiful season of love and joy which we will be partaking of in the next few weeks. It is a dreary time of the year made bright and cheery by Christmas lights and beautiful music. The scent of holiday baking fills our kitchens and pretty packages wrapped with care are waiting to be opened by those we love. Can you feel the magic in the air?

I had to include my pretty pink poinsettia in my tea post today.


"Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings." ~ Marianne Williamson

Today I am sharing two 'new to me' teacups. These are the last of my 'found' teacups. Both of these beauties came from Lori's Time Worn Treasures and Antiques in town.

Some of you may have already seen my Friendship teacup as I had shared this a couple of weeks ago at Pink Saturday.



This is a vintage Royal Albert made around the 1940s and is adorned with pink cosmos. She is waisted and made in the lyric style with a lovely shell imprint in the bone china. She really is a beautiful teacup, isn't she?





The saucer bears the name of the previous owner and I would love to hear the stories this set could tell. Obviously she had been present at a number of tea parties and the owner wanted to make sure it accompanied her home. 



This gorgeous teacup is RA American Beauty which I have had on my Treasure Hunt list for some time.



Actually, it is not a complete set but I didn't notice it until I got it home. 




That's what I get for not wearing my readers in the store! Ha!


In any case, the pretty teacup is Orleans Rose made by Royal Standard in England and is married beautifully to the Royal Albert American Beauty saucer. I actually like how they look together. I don't think I have ever seen a set so perfectly paired and it makes for a very unique set. Wouldn't you agree? I mean, what's not to love?




Lush pink roses adorn both the cup and saucer, and I love the brushed on gold trim which makes them look so charming.




Would you like a cuppa tea and a cookie? I am having Cranberry Pomegranate tea today accompanied by some melt in your mouth Swedish butterballs.




Is this not adorable?



This is from a package of note cards which I received in the mail the other day. I won a delightful Giveaway from Lady B's Time For Tea. It included an assortment of matching gift cards, memo pad, and notebook. There was also an assortment of tea and a tea time pin adorned with Swarovski crystals called 'Pouring Through Time.'  


Thank you Lady B and Dame Ruthie.  

"In this fast paced life we lead,
it's hard to find time for the
things we enjoy." Like tea.

Let's have our tea by the fire.


I do enjoy your company! Thank you for joining me today. Just a reminder that I am hosting a Christmas Tea on December 10th. I hope you will plan to join me. 




"....And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with Child." ~ Luke 2: 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
Lemonade
Iced Tea or iced coffee
Punch in a beautiful 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.

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 ~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Friends Sharing Tea ~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Home and Garden Thursday ~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Thursday~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Cottage Style Linky Party~ http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~ http://www.stonegableblog.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Potpourri Friday~ http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

29 comments:

  1. Sandi, Your last photo is just stunning! What a gorgeous setting for tea. I love your pink poinsettia. It's very festive. Thanks for ushering in the Christmas season with your lovely posts!
    Blessings, Beth

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  2. You are way ahead of me with decorating! Lovely! I love the pink poinsettia! The Cosmos is a fav pattern. And the other "marriage" works well too...both great makers with a complimentary pattern. Your setting is perfect! Thanks for hosting!
    Ruth

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  3. Looks like you are all ready for Santa, Sandi! I love all your teacups they do go so well together. Thanks for sharing your tea,

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  4. What a beuatiful setting, Sandi! It's so soothing and peaceful and I wish I could see it in person. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.

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  5. Hi Sandi! Your new teacups are so very pretty! I love your table set with the soft pinks, and your tree and mantle look so pretty with the twinkle lights. Beautiful! I hope I can join you for your Christmas Tea party. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pamela

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  6. Hello Sandi, Your teacup is quite lovely - what a dear friendship teacup! Love the pink Poinsettia! Congratulations on your win - LOVE it!
    I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  7. Hi Sandy,

    I just loved your post today. I too have both the Cosmo and the American Beauty pieces. You have wonderful taste! Everything looks so inviting and pretty. Thank you for hosting.

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  8. What a soft and dreamy setting to celebrate the birth of Our King! Your home is so welcoming, my sweet friend!
    Blessings to you,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  9. Helo there, I love your tea cups and the Tea pot at the end is just wonderful...I have the American Beauty ...I first found a saucer years ago and at that time had no clue...then I found a whole set on line and thats when i realized what was what...I love it. It's one of my favorite tea cup and sauce set...Have a wonderful day with love Janice

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  10. Hi Sandi,

    So nice to meet you, too! What a lovely atmosphere you have here! Teacups, saucers, candlelight, rich colours and festive fun...! Absolutely lovely!

    Happy to be following you, too.

    Poppy :)

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  12. Hi Sandi,
    what a elegant shape has this RA tea cup. I have never seen this special shape. And the American Beauty set matches so perfect. Who would think, that it wasn't a pair from the beginning. Both tea cups are treasures. You have set the tea so nicely. Swedish Butterballs sounds heavenly with the tea. And your pretty Christmas decoration makes a perfect background. Thank you for sharing the wonderful November poem, the nice tea time and for hosting this great event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  13. Hello Sandi
    I like the unique shape of the RA teacup and the other set might not match exactly but were surely made for each other.
    The tree in the corner and the mantle all twinkling with lights makes the background for your tea look magical. I have to admit, I much prefer pastel colours for Christmas.
    Judith

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  14. Hi Sandi,
    Oh tea by the fire! That is a big treat, and your tree and decor look gorgeous! I love both your pretty new cups, those roses are a fabulous marriage, I would have never know they didn't go together and I love the uniqueness too:-) Thanks for being our hostesss...
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  15. Sandi, it must be ESP! I have a new Royal Albert teacup and my teapot looks much like yours! Everything looks so pretty in pink! Cosmos is lovely and your mix and match -- I'd have never known! Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

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  16. Hello Sandi,
    Yes, I do feel the magic! It always starts at Thanksgiving for me too. It is the gateway to the full holiday season, magic and all. I am just beginning to get my decorations out. Your tree and fireplace look stunning! Your new tea cups are very pretty! I love the first one, so very vintage. And the second one is truly an amazing match! I didn't realize right off either. I do love that pattern!
    Have a lovely day,
    Terri

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  17. Your whole room looks amazing! The tea cup and saucer look like they BELONG together! Hard to believe they're different sets. Both beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week!
    sandy :)

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  18. Hi Sandi,
    I love your tea set up infront of your fireplace. Your Christmas tree is fabulous. Love your new teacup and saucers. Thanks for hosting tea.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  19. What a lovely post, Sandi- so serene and beautiful and pink and Christmasey!

    It is just so lovely, just like YOU!

    I cannot believe that isn't a true set- would have never EVER guessed that, they are perfect together, wow.

    I am late today- sorry about that! Better late than never, though, huh?

    Hugs.

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  20. Oh its like Christmas came early! :D O absolutely love yoru decor and teacups! So pretty!

    Hugs,

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  21. Two weeks ago we sold a tea set of American beauty for six, but was missing one teacup, you have the teacup. Should put you together with our buyer. It does match great though, an honest mistake. Maybe the store has the other set.
    Your other cup with the name on the bottom- just might be who it's being left to, my grandmother put the name of friend or grandchildren on the bottom of her saucers. Something ekes for you to think about. Love your post as akways

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  22. Hi Sandi: I love your tea cups today. Your home looks so pretty, all ready for the Holidays. I am excited about the Dec 11 party too. Count me in! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

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  23. As usual, my visit here is uplifting, encouraging, and just plain makes me happy.I really like the roses & cosmos and the delicately painted cosmos make this teacup & saucer extra special I think.

    I would not have noticed the other cup & saucer were not from the same maker, they look like they do belong together, that is why I like the way you put it " married".

    Thank-you again for hosting this tea-time Tuesday.

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  24. As usual, my visit here is uplifting, encouraging, and just plain makes me happy.I really like the roses & cosmos and the delicately painted cosmos make this teacup & saucer extra special I think.

    I would not have noticed the other cup & saucer were not from the same maker, they look like they do belong together, that is why I like the way you put it " married".

    Thank-you again for hosting this tea-time Tuesday.

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  25. What a pretty scene, the beautifully set table with the Christmas tree in the background. I don't think I would have noticed that the cup and saucer were not a set, they go together so well. I particularly like that cup shape.

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  26. Love visiting your site. Notice you have the Lavender Rose china pattern, too! I love afternoon tea and wish we had a tearoom on the Island that offered elegant, formal afternoon teas. Since you are also interested in afternoon tea, you may wish to visit my food blog at www.myislandbistrokitchen.com as it contains some of my afternoon tea photographs. My blog is more generic than just afternoon tea but it does contain photos of some of my tea events and I will be posting about Christmas afternoon tea as the holiday season progresses. Best!

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  27. I see you have the Royal Albert Lavender Rose china pattern, too! I love afternoon tea and wish we had a tearoom on the Island that offered elegant, formal afternoon teas. Since you are also interested in afternoon tea, you may wish to visit my food blog at www.myislandbistrokitchen.com as it contains some of my afternoon tea photographs. My blog is more generic than just afternoon tea but it does contain photos of some of my tea events and I will be posting about Christmas afternoon tea as the holiday season progresses. Best!

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  28. I liked the poem by Clyde Watsson. Wonderful poinsettia you bought! Poinsettia gives great joy this dark season. To bargain two such wonderful teacups gives true joy. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

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  29. Just like a bull in a... Nope, I wouldn't be welcome in your home for very long. (LOL?)

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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

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