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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 11 March 2013

A Wee Bit O' Green for Tea Time

May the friendships you make,
Be those which endure,

And all of your grey clouds
Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him
To Whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart,
Every step of the way.~ Irish Blessing

Welcome to another Tea Time, dear friends~

I thought today would be a good day to share some green with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner.

Please come in and make yourself at home. I was unable to set up a tea table this week so I borrowed some photos from last year's party which I had set up in our front window. It was such a beautiful day with the sun streaming through the lace curtains, much like today.

"While there's tea, there's hope." ~ Sir Arthur W. Pinero
I love this pretty teacup I won in a giveaway a few years ago. It is  hand painted and a little work of art with its lovely shade of green  sprinkled with sweet pink rose buds!

My Skye McGhie Chantilly Lace teacup is present as well at our tea today and beneath it all is a bit of green and cream toile. Breena, my little fairy, is joining the party too.

Would you like a shamrock cupcake with your tea? It won't be long and one will see dragon flies and honey bees flying about just like those on this plate.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Next week, March 18, I am hoping to host a Spring Tea.

My "Savour the Moment" Springtime Tea will be a celebration of the new season as well as Easter. Bring out your cupcakes, fairy cakes, bunnies, chicks, etc. and let's welcome this glorious season of new life together over a cup of tea.

My little fairy Breena and I thank you for coming to tea. I hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy St. Parick's Day!

If you would like to join my party, simply share a favourite teacup, teapot, or a coffee mug and write a post about it. 

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,

And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore. ~ An Irish Blessing

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi,

    And a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

  2. une joyeuse fête de St Patrick
    dans une dominante de vert
    qui est assez original
    bonne journée

  3. j' ai également mis cette fonction
    Linky sur mon blog
    vous pouvez mettre votre petite
    vignette !!!!!
    à très bientôt

  4. Oh I love your sweet tea setting! I hope I can link up for your springtime tea! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Beautiful tea cups to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and have a great Green week, too! Thank you for hosting, lovely lady.

  6. Sandi, I hope you are felling much better soon. Your handpainted teacup is really beautiful. The cupcakes are pretty and the vignette on your tea table is lovely. So fitting for St. Patrick's Day!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  7. Hi Sandi. I hope you are feeling a bit better. I always love to see your green chintz teacup! A fav! Your setting is lovely!

  8. A lovely post today Sandi. I do hope you are feeling better and that the warmer weather and sunshine will cheer you. Blessings, Pamela

  9. Hi Sandi, I'm hoping you're feeling a little better?? Your tea table looks beautiful. Thank you for hosting as this is the next best thing to actually sharing tea with all our friends. I wish we were all neighbors! Hugs and blessings sent to you.

  10. A delightful table Sandi with pretty china and yummy looking cupcakes.
    Thanks for hosting each week, as Kitty says it's a gathering of friends for tea that we look forward to.

  11. Love the green floral cup Sandi and the beautiful plate with the dragonfly.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  12. Hi Sandi,
    What a sweet tea today in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Your green teacup is so lovely with the little flowers. Hope you are feeling better and will be able to enjoy the spring time when it arrives at your home. Thank you for hosting your tea party and praying for good health.

  13. I love your shamrock lace tea-cup, Sandi. Such a pretty post today. I do hope you will 100% again soon and able to do your posts. Take care. Hugs, Deb

  14. This is a beautiful tea table! The sweet green cup and saucer with the pink flowers is just wonderful to drink tea from and enjoy St Patrick's Day! I hope your recovery is speedy and thanks for hosting even though you are under the weather.


  15. Sandi,
    I wish you a speedy recovery. Back problems are not fun at all. Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  16. Sandi, I hope & pray you are doing better and haling quickly.

    That is one of the prettiest teacups, and I am tempted to covet it. What a lovely tea time. I am so glad I have participated in these teatimes on my blog because during my "down" times, I read them and remember anew all the blessings and good times I do have. This gives me hope and joy for the future too. Blessings to you, and thank you for hosting this tea time.

  17. Sandi, I hope & pray you are doing better and haling quickly.

    That is one of the prettiest teacups, and I am tempted to covet it. What a lovely tea time. I am so glad I have participated in these teatimes on my blog because during my "down" times, I read them and remember anew all the blessings and good times I do have. This gives me hope and joy for the future too. Blessings to you, and thank you for hosting this tea time.

  18. I meant HEALING quickly. :)But being hale & hearty is appropriate too.

  19. Hi Sandi,
    your tea cups are pretty and I love the green toile tablecloth.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    thanks for hosting,

  20. Since I didn't see your St. Patrick's tea table last year, it's new to me this year - and it's just lovely!
    I hope you're making progress in your recovery.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    ~ Phyllis

  21. That green teacup is so delicate. Have a nice Saint Patrick's Day and I really hope for you, you'll be able to host the Spring Tea Party.

  22. Hi Sandi,
    Wonderful display of St. Patrick's Day Tea, as my memory stretches over the years I'm not recalling last years tea so this is all new and beautiful to me. Your table cloth and tea cups go well with your fairy and look inspiring as I look around at all the snow I found when I got home. I hope you are better than the last time we spoke. Blessings

  23. Happy St. Patrick's Day Sandi!
    Your tea cup is perfect, and your post so lovely! You always write such lovely posts!
    Thank you so much for your heartfelt birthday wishes! I hold them dear.

  24. Good morning, Sandi! I love your pretty little setting. I remember seeing your little fairy, Breena, around on other days! I have a new baby, Brenna,...almost the same! :) Hope you're having a great day and are feeling peaceful and well today. We've all had the cold this week but I think we're over the worst of it! Thanks for the party! This week's Homemaking Linkup is up and I would love to have you join, if you haven’t already.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  25. Dear Sandi,
    I am so sorry for your backpain. Hope it will get better soon. Your tea settings are so sweet, I love to see them always. How cute are those cupcakes. They make my mouth watering. Thank you for this lovely tea time and for hosting this sweet event although you have such pain.
    Blessings to you,

  26. That is a lovely tea set! I love the pictures, God bless you always xx

  27. All so beautiful! I love St.Patricks Day .I am a pinch or more Irish and it's fun to think of that side of the family. Best wishes-Denise

  28. Hi Sandi,
    That tea table is lovely. The celadon green might be my most favorite spring green. It's always so fresh looking, isn't it? I also love the rim of the Chantilly lace tea cup. One year I bought two tea cups which were seconds because they were sitting a little crooked, but that was their charm. Happy St Patrick's day to you. Hope you have a lovely shamrock-y one. :)

  29. How lovely everything looks - guess we were all thinking green and St Patrick's Day alike! Your treats look yummy too! Take care of that back!

  30. Yes I want one of those cupcakes I love cup cakes

    I hope you don't mind we join you ? we are over T the Polka Dot Dress Form Ball having out tea

    I showed one of my beautiful tea sets in my previous post about Buttons

  31. Hello Sandi, Your teacup is perfect for St. Patrick's day - so beautiful - always love seeing your Skye McGhee teacups too - It is a beautiful springlike day today - so looking forward to this wonderful season. I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,

  32. Dear Sandy,

    I sure hope you are feeling better and that your back pain is all healed up - if that is possible....

    I think your mint green rose chintz teacup is GORGEOUS- I can't believe you won something so absolutely perfect for you.

    Thank you for hosting your shamrock tea linky party. I am late, but glad I made it in time at least!!

    Big hugs.

  33. Happy St Patty's day girl!!! Loving your greens! :D


  34. Sandi,
    What a beautiful St. pat's Day post!! Once again, you have dazzled us with so many beautiful things , mu friend!

    How are you feeling??
    You are in my thoughts and prayers always..

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  35. Dear Sandi,
    Your St Patties Tea Time is beautiful. Love the cute mini shamrock cupcakes...yumm! Your teacups are so pretty! Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for hosting.

  36. Just lovely! the chine and treats - delightful and the little fairy- too precious- so glad i found your site :)

  37. Such a lovely Irish tea - I have my corned beef ready to go for Sunday! Happy Thursday from the enchanted oven.

  38. Beautiful St. Patty's Day tea Sandi. Loved both teacups and saucers. Hope you had a 'lucky' day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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