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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Tea Time Tuesday


"Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting sort of thing to have." ~ A. A. Milne
 
Welcome to my first Tea Time Tuesday in February, my lovely friends!



What a busy week I had last week! I was very late visiting many of you and I apologize for that. We had company, appointments, more computer woes, and one day I spent with my mother in the hospital. Speaking of computers, I have a love-hate relationship with them. How about you?

It's a winter wonderland out there today and we're expecting high winds which will blow that snow around. My hubby is back to work today after six weeks of vacation and he will encounter mountains of fresh white snow to walk through. Meanwhile, back here at the cottage, my days will be getting back to normal once again.

While we were out west visiting our family at Christmas time, I went to HomeSense and found a little something that is a perfect match to some other pieces I have. Wanna see?



Love the little butterfly inside the creamer. I already have a teacup, a teapot, and now I have the creamer. I am so happy to have a little more blue and white to add to my collection and these pieces are so pretty with their butterflies, dragonflies, and florals!



Sweet? So let's have some tea, shall we?

"I don't feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There, there," said Piglet. "I'll bring you tea and honey until you do."

But first we need a bouquet. I found these at the grocery store for half price so they came home with me. I actually got two bouquets out them. Pale yellow roses with a soft pink center and sunny yellow tulips. They whisper of springtime, don't you think?




The tea things.....


And a cake....



This is my take on a Victoria Sponge cake. I will share the recipe at my HOME party on Wednesday.




Would you care for some cake with your tea?



Hubby usually doesn't get too excited over cake, but he loved this one!


I am using my mother's little silver tea spoon which she got one year the Queen visited Canada. The inscription reads, 'Queen Elizabeth 11 Visits Canada 1959.' Her Majesty is on the handle.



Life is like a teacup
  to be filled to the brim
and enjoyed with friends.~ Unknown

Next week I will be hosting a Tea of Hearts in celebration of Valentines Day. It will be a time to share your hearts, pinks, and reds, and maybe even some cookies. Hope to see you then. Wishing you all a beautiful day.




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


Thankfully, Hubby just arrived back home from work. It's not fit for man nor beast out there today. *Sigh of relief!*


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!

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/ 
A Return to Loveliness ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.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/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Cottage Style Linky Party~ http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

54 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Sandi, I love your little commemorative teaspoon! What a treasure! I also love your teapot, teacup, and creamer and your pretty roses and tulips. You always set a lovely tea table, and you usually have something good to eat too. The cake looks wonderful! A very nice Tea Time Tuesday. Thanks for sponsoring this great meme.
Blessings, Beth

Elizabeth said...

Everything is so beautiful ! The yellow flowers with the blue tea set is so pretty,I love those colors together !

SmilingSally said...

Yes, I'd love a slice of that cake. And I do love the blue and white piece you found to match your other pieces. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Your link was defective, but I fixed it.

Happy Blue Monday, Sandi.

Stephanie said...

Oh Sandi, that cake! Love at first sight :) It' looks amazing! Everything looks so beautiful, bright and cheerful. I have missed linking up with you.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Sandi. I love that blue and white pattern! It is so cute! Hope the weather isn't too difficult. The cake is amazing! What a wonderful post. Have a wonderful week, thanks for hosting and also for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Blue is my favourite colour, especially those shades of warmth.

Lavender Cottage said...

Just the sugar bowl to find Sandi, I'll keep an eye out for you. Such a pretty and whimsical pattern.
I'm looking forward to seeing your Victorian sponge recipe, I use Bernideen's and it is heavenly.
Judith

Crafty in the Med said...

"A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards." - A.A. Milne
and I think the author of Pooh bear had a Proper tea like this one here in mind Sandi. It looks more than splendid. Who wouldn't like to sit down to a decent cup of Darjeeling or English Breakfast tea with these lovely bits of crockery to use.

keep well

Amanda :-)

My Cottage Diary said...

How nice, Sandi, that you found another piece to go with what you have. It all looks so pretty and inviting. I'm looking forward to your recipe for that scrumptious-looking cake. Stay warm and cozy! Bess

Flora said...

Everything looks very attractive and the cake looks delicious :-)
Love the spoon.
Hugs from Italy
Flora

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Sandy, I want a piece of that cake with tea in the gorgeous blue and white china!! Beautiful images, they put a smile on my face...I was needing it this morning! Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party. Have a great week.
FABBY

Cindy said...

Hi Sandi,
Yes, a love hate relationship goes along with my female side and computers. Your little creamer is lovely, admiring the blue and white butterflies and dragonflies

I skyped with Victoria this am, and she showed me all the wind and snow whirling about in PEI, dreadful looking day and cold as well.

Thank you for sharing. I'd love to join in however living in an RV you don't travel with all your pink, pretties, and hearts. Your sponge cake looks so yummy, oh and great find on two bouquets, so nice.

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

Sandi,
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

kitty said...

What beautiful tea dishes you've shared, Sandi. I'm glad you complete your sweet little blue and white set. I always love coming to your virtual tea party. I look forward to seeing your recipe tomorrow. Thank you so much for hosting and stay warm and cozy!!

Millie said...

The blue and white china is gorgeous!...and the cake...wow! Love those yellow flowers too.

Cafe au lait said...

Everything is so gorgeous!

My Blue Monday.

Bernideen said...

I love that sweet blue tea set with the dragonflies on it! That is truly lovely and as always a lovely posting for your Tea Time Tuesday!

Bernideen said...

I love that sweet blue tea set with the dragonflies on it! That is truly lovely and as always a lovely posting for your Tea Time Tuesday!

Diann said...

That is such a pretty blue and white tea set Sandi! And the yellow flowers just make everything pop! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sandi, I love your new blue and white tea china. It's so pretty. Your bouquet is gorgeous. I see it's storming there today. I'm in Fort McMurray visiting and they have tons of snow here. It just keeps snowing! Have a great week! Hugs, Pamela

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely teatime today! Your tea set is so pretty. I love the blue and the darling dragonflies and butterflies. On my shopping ventures here in Florida I'll be on the look out for a sugar bowl to match! Your cake looks so yummy!
Thank you for hosting your tea party and have a wonderful week.
Nancy

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Sandi,
Your new blue & white pattern creamer is beautiful and your flowers so pretty. I need to get some spring flowers for next week. Looking forward to next week's Valentine tea time. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Johanna said...

Dear Sandi,
how nice that you found the little creamer. The pattern is too cute. The teapot, cremaer and the tea cup make a wonderful little set. I love the yellow flowers, they do call for spring. Our snow is already gone here, now you have much snow. I haven't my tea time ready yet but I will join is as soon as I am ready. Thank you for sharing this cozy tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Sandi,
Your tea set is lovely, and that cake makes me want a piece.

I wanted to join in for Tea Time Tuesday today. Wishing you a lovely Tuesday and a beautiful week.

Karen

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Sandi, your tea table is beautiful. I am a little bit upset though. I am going to be craving that sponge cake ALL night!!!!!! Thanks for the great tea party!
Karen

Joy H said...

So pretty! I think that cake looks delicious too. Happy Blue Monday!!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Sandi!
a very pretty tea. I love you new blue and white teaset. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week.
~Clara

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How lovely your tea is again Sandi. Your little blue and white set is so pretty. It's so good to find little mates for the ones we already have isn't it? I would like a slice of that delicious cake too thank you. xx

Terri said...

Hello Sandi,
What a delicious tea! I love your strawberry cake! The new tea creamer is wonderful, what a great find!
And it is always lovely to have flowers : )
Hugs,
Terri

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Hi Sandi!

I always love seeing your pretty tea table set! I hope it's still ok to feature other hot drinks...mine's on coffee. I remember reading a couple weeks ago that you were accepting other hot drinks but don't see that now so I apologize if it's not applicable.

Hope you have a great week,

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Annesphamily said...

A very sweet post! My favorite tea things everywhere here! The cake divine! Thanks for sharing today! Hugs Anne

iris said...

hum !
un super gâteaux aux fraises
un petit air printanier
avec les jolies tulipes
j' aime beaucoup la faïence bleu
une table très attirante::::::
tendresse
edith ( iris ) France

Lorena said...

Thank you very much for hosting another great party! Have a nice week!

Kays Kids said...

Love the yellow flowers. They look like spring sunshine. Of course the blue tea set is just right with them.
Hugs

Maria Gagliano said...

How stunning are those pictures. I love the idea of a tea party and always thought I would collect tea pots and tea cups. It never happened and thank goodness because I would have no place to really display them.
My wedding favors were tea cups and saucers with tea bags and shortbread because I think they are so sweet.

My blue's are here

Anne Payne said...

Your tea looks so inviting! I love the bright and beautiful flowers. I'm really looking forward to spring.

Betty Stapleton said...

Good morning sandi, hope your mother is feeling better soon. Just going to say the snow is all gone here and looked up and it's snowing. Don't think I will be able to join you for tea this week, but will next for sure. Love your blue and white china and the new pitcher is so cute. Have a good week

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your blue and white creamer with butterflies. Your cake looks delicious, and as always your photography is beautiful! Have a wonderful week! ~ Phyllis

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to you, Sandi!
Love the yellow flowers. So very beautiful.
You have prepared a lovely Tea!
A lovely way to celebrate life and enjoy chatting with new and old friends alike.
Love,
d

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Sandi
Gracias por venir a mi rinconcito del té y de mis recuerdos. Es un honor para mí, te admiro mucho amiga. Tu blog, tus tazas, la elegancia... es admirable.

Ni decir de esa torta con crema y frutillas. Adoro los dulces.

Muchos besos desde Argentina para ti.

Pd espero que hayas podido leer algo, coloqué el botón para traducir.

Tea in Texas said...

Sandy. It is always so heart warming to visit your postings on tea. This one is so beautiful with your lovely new tea set in blue and white flowers. The yellow tulips annd roses in the basket make an excellent choice for your tea table. I hope your Mother is better and the computer woes have subsided. I have the same feelings about the computer and when it goes wrong I call "HELP", my husband, computer guru. When I'm out and see someone admiring teacups or teapots I share with them about your beautiful blog so they can experience it, too. Thanks for your kind thoughts while visiting.

Pam

Victoria said...

Beautiful!! Such a charming post of beauty..gorgeous photos....and i love the flowers..full of wonderful radiant energy..they look spectacular in the images of tea..and wow that cake!
Happy tea..so gorgeous..thankyou for sharing!
Victoria

Marcia Pilar said...

Hi Sandi, stopped by via Karen's Scrapbook of Inspiration. I'd love a slice of that cake, thank you. Can't get enough cake.
Love your tea party and maybe I'll join in next week.
XOXO's

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
It sure is cold-a hard first day back to work for your hubby!
Hope your Mom is doing better now.

I would love a piece of your sponge cake-I better go and do some baking,I'm all out of treats!
Nice to find more pieces of your blue and white-love Homesense too.
Take you for hosting,
Carolyn

Linda said...

I just found you through Deanna at Home Haven Ministry. I'm so glad I did. I love tea and something sweet. If I can watch a Jane Austen movie or read a Jane Austen book at the same time as I'm enjoying my tea - all the better! I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Micupoftea~ said...

Hope your mother is better! Stay warm~

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hey Sandi, this looks marvelous - I know this winter has been tough on some - Spring is just around the corner. I didn't see the LINKY - I'll be back later.
Hugs,
Kathy

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Sandi! What a joy to catch up with all our tea ladies this week. I actually prepped my post last Friday as I'm teaching Monday and Tuesday this semester and trying to post early in the week is a disaster. However, I fear I may be stopping in less often. What a luxury I am finding Blogging to be - but such a grand place to escape to! Now - about your blue and white and butterflies in the cup - lovely! You cake looks wonderful - sort of like an Angel Food cake. Would love a slice, please! Also, love the Queen's spoon - I was born that year - 1959! Looking forward to visiting again, soon!!
Joy!
Kathy

KathyB. said...

I always love tea time here, and today the extra treat is you're featuring my favorite color, blue!The flowers really do add a spot of sunshine to the table, especially this time of the year.Lovely !

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love this teaset!

Sherry said...

I need some tea and honey until I feel like me again! I have had the flu. Beautiful post Sandi. Love your creamer. Thanks for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Trish.. said...

Hello Sandi, sorry to hear your mum was in hospital..I hope she is okay now.
I'm glad you found that beautiful addition to your blue and white china!
It looks so lovely with the yellow flowers.
As usual, you have blessed us with a very pretty tea-time!
love..Trish

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Ah well, too late to the party! It seems whenever I am at work, linky parties don't show up - must be some kind of filter at work. Usually, I am home on Mondays to be able to get in...there's always next week, :)
Hugs,
Kathy

Jann Olson said...

Sandi, your blue and white is so pretty. Now that is my kind of cake. I am much more a white cake than a chocolate cake kind of gal. The strawberries and cream, YUM! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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