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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 18 March 2013

"Savour the Moment" Springtime Tea

"Love and friendship are the best sweeteners of tea." ~ Author unknown




Welcome dear friends to Tea Time Tuesday's, "Savour the Moment" Springtime Tea Party!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and your week is off to a great start. It doesn't look much like Spring outside right now with the fresh blanket of snow we received last night but Spring is coming!

"No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb

I am in love with springtime and I savour every moment! All of nature is waiting in anticipation for what is to come...

It is a glorious season of renewal and soon the songbirds will be back and I look forward to hearing their birdsong in the trees behind our home. Another thing I especially enjoy is the sound of the spring peepers singing.
Soon bright flowers will be putting on a show in their beds and the grass will turn green. The trees will be showing off their lacy boughs and bees and butterflies will be flying about.
You know Spring is here when you see new lambs skipping about in the fields and the cattle are grazing again. It's a wondrous season and I thank God for it. 

Now, I invite you to my table.



Springtime means the birdies will be nesting. Eggs snuggle up in the wee bird's nest my son found for me.

Under the cloche, I have my Lady Carlyle, Serena, and Princess teacups waiting for the Victoria Garden tea to steep. 


I am using my Sadler teapot today which I won in a giveaway from my friend Wendy at Once Upon A Rose Garden. It is covered with lovely Spring flowers and appropriately, is called Spring Crocus.


This time of year, one also thinks of wee chicks and bunnies as well as colourful Easter eggs.



Cup cakes or fairy cakes go well with tea.


My Serena teacup holds one of the fairy cakes. I must confess that Hubby had to get the cakes at the grocery store because I'm still not up to baking.



My Violets teacup also holds a cake. The frosting is piped on in pink and white with bits of lavender.  These fairy cakes have a surprise inside; a lovely strawberry jam. Perfect for fairies and tea friends.




"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." ~ J.M. Barrie- Peter Pan





Now let's enjoy some tea, shall we? This tea is a ceylon black tea with china green gunpowder, vanilla, rose and lavender flowers. Lovely!





Thank you for coming to tea today. Your presence always makes it that much more special. A Happy Spring to you!   


"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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, or punch in a lovely bowl.

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~
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/
Pink Saturday ~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

52 comments :

  1. this is just lovely- adorable bunnies and beautiful tableware!- I really love the the stack of tea cups under the glass cloche- what a nice touch!
    Happy Spring and thanks for hosting your delightful parties!

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  2. Sandi,

    What a delightful Teascape perfect for Spring and Easter!!

    Your tea cups and tea pot are so lovely as is the sweet figurine!!

    Thanks so much for hosting this charming Spring Tea. I will be back later to visit with others....

    Hugs to you, my friend,
    Deb
    Hope you are feeling a bit better....

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  3. Bulbs and bunnies and chicks and nests and all good things that say Spring! I love the fairy cupcakes in the teacups! The teapot is lovely -- congratulations on the win! I hope you are feeling better and better with each day. Happy Spring. Happy Tea Day and Thank you for hosting!

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  4. Your springtime tea is just lovely Sandi! Your teacups look so pretty with the cupcakes inside. Have a beautiful week.
    ~Clara

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  5. Your table is stunning, so dainty, warm anfd so romantic; perfect for a Spring English tea. The china is lovely and so are the figurines, along with that darling egg nest. Very inspiring for Easter. Thank you for hosting. Have a nice week.
    FABBY

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  6. Hi Sandi and thanks for hosting your Springtime tea! Love your bird's nest and teacup cloche! Some of my most favorite patterns! Your cupcakes look delish! Perfect spring table!
    Ruth

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  7. Everything looks absolutely charming. Oh my. Thanks for sharing such loveliness. Susan

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  8. Hello Sandi and happy spring to you! It sure doesn't feel like it today does it? I love your teacups under the cloche and the beautiful teapot you chose for your springtime tea. Thank you so much for hosting. I am delighted to participate today. Blessings for a happy spring! Pamela

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  9. Hi dear Sandi! Your Spring tea is so lovely and the tea sounds delicious. I'm still praying for you and hope you'll be feeling better soon. Thanks for hosting and hugs and blessings are sent your way. xo

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  10. I love your J. M. Barrie quote. Sometimes I try to picture what it might look like for a baby's laugh to break into a million pieces.

    We're still waiting for spring here. It's snowing today. Apparently the clouds forgot to check their calendar. It might be a day to pull out my lemon bar recipe to brighten the day! I loved your pictures. Your cupcakes look delectable. I hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Everything looks so pretty Sandi! I sure hope you feel better soon. I was just thinking the other day that I need to pull out the pretty Springtime Sadler teapot! Thank you for hosting!

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  12. Such pretty teacups Sandi. Especially the Royal Albert ones!

    Hope spring will arrive soon. It's still cold in Holland as well.

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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  13. Hello Sandi
    Your tea table is pretty and full of promise for the things we like best about spring.
    It is lightly snowing here right now but the bulbs pushing through the ground don't mind, they know the sun will get warmer over the next couple of weeks.
    Judith

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  14. Thank you so much for your lovely tea party today. It was even more special because I know you are feeling poorly. Get Well soon.

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  15. Hello Sandi,
    Beautiful, spring, whimsical, pink, fairy tea - snow! Wow, we have temperatures in the 60's and there's a tornado warning this evening - but, yes, spring is coming everywhere! So delighted to join you for tea this week, I appreciate you sharing and hosting,
    Kathy

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  16. Hi Sandi!
    How I love all your soft pastel pretties. Your table looks tea party ready. How I would love to stop by and sip and chat.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  17. Hi Sandi, Your springtime tea is lovely. I love colors in the teacups and the stack under the cloche. A beautiful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I’m sharing my Megan teacup and desert plates by RL. I found them marked down at the outlet.
    Happy Spring.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  18. Love your Sadler tea-pot, Sandi. It's so pretty. Thanks for hosting, once again. Deb

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  19. Beautiful spring tea time, love all your cups and treats.

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  20. Sandi, you set such a beautiful table! Your blog is so gorgeous. I am just smiling at all the beautiful things - teacups, fairies, teapot, cupcakes, bunnies, easter eggs - what's not to smile about. Thanks as always for sharing. Hope you continue to feel better, Wanda

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  21. Hi Sandi,
    Your photos are so beautiful, as are your teacups and teapot! You have such a way with putting things together and with words. I'm with you, I love to hear those Spring Peepers! And the song birds. Have a blessed week.
    Gina

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  22. Hi Sandi,
    It is an honor to be part of your springtime party! Lady Carlyle, Serena, and Princess teacups are the perfect match. I love their colors and of course all those roses. Those fairy cakes look delicious! Thank you for hosting! My blog is www.onceuponarosehaven.blogspot.com

    Happy Spring and Blessings!
    XO
    ~Wendy

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  23. Happy Spring, Sandi! Everything here is so beautiful, but that teapot is really something.

    I love this time of year, too. Time to get out the recorder for the birdies in the morning!

    Have a great week, my friend.

    G

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  24. I appreciate your inspiration to SAVOUR the moments of my life, thus reminding me of my many blessings.

    When you mentioned this time of lambs, I am reminded I have new lambs here and they literally spring into the air, twist and land only to leap and run, run, run! True joy of life, and a glory to behold. So much of creation points to our God, a God who longs for us to worship Him and take joy in Him. Yes indeed,savour the moment.

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  25. Hello Sandi,
    Yes, one more day! Spring is popping up all around my house. Daffodils, and forsythia are in bloom. Even many of our trees are blooming. Soon, your snow will be gone for good! Yay!
    Your tea setting is lovely. Your display of sweet things and delicious treats is amazing. I adore your flowery tea pot.
    Happy Spring!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  26. Sandi,Your tea table is enchanting this week.Everything is perfect-so beautiful.Thank-you for the party and hope your feeling tip top and back to normal by now. Greetings-Denise

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  27. Good morning! Thanks for the cheery tea party. I love your pretty cup and saucer and hope you are feeling well soon! This week's Homemaking Linkup is live and ready for whatever you've got to share!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  28. Sandi,

    Your tea is lovely. I love the patterns on all of your pretty pink dishes. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sherry

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  29. Dear Sandi,
    we are all waiting for spring. The birds are singing now in the morning and I saw several birds collecting nesting material. So spring cannot be far. I hope the nicer weather will help your health, too. Your tea time today is so sweet. The Serena cup is unbelievable pretty. And the cupcakes look pretty, too. Thank you so much for sharing all your precious thoughts and the lovely tea time. And for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  30. Goodness Sandi, it all looks so fresh and pink and spring like. I was so thrilled to see the photo of your pink vase, I have its twin! I was also telling some of the other gals that I relaly want to have some violet tea cups. The violets are blooming in the garden right now and I love them so much. Time to go shopping I guess...lol.

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  31. Your table scapes are so beautiful. Love all of your tea cups and tea pot. I am your newest GFC follower and this is my first time at your party.
    Have a nice week,
    Bev
    @http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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  32. Hey Sandi, Hope you're feeling better soon! Your tablescape is so lovely and perfect for Spring. I can't wait for some warm days. Your teapot is so pretty and as always, your teacups are gorgeous. Happy Tuesday, Michelle

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  33. Your Tea service is beautiful! Teacups radiate Spring. What a delightful way to enjoy a spring tea.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  34. Beautiful post as usual... I am delighted to say that my Sadler teapot is almost a twin to your's although mine showcases daffodils.. Still theya re both so lovely.... happy Spring!

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  35. loved this post! I am collecting the pansy teacup any idea what the name is????

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  36. Hi Sandi,
    You have set a pretty Spring/Easter table.
    I didn't have time for a tea this week but hopefully next week.
    You will be glad to see the end of winter tomorrow....if only!
    Hope you are feeling better really soon.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  37. Hi Sandi...I have a post that I would love to share here with you, but I'm not quite sure if it's appropriate for this particular party...I don't want to break the rules...if you're so kind and when you answer to this comment I can send you the address of it so you tell me what do you think?
    Thank You so much...ps I was looking for an email address and couldn't find one...

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  38. Oh Sandi,
    How I love all of your pink cups. They are the prettiest ones!!!
    Pretty, pretty! I appreciate being able to share it with you.
    Ruthie

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  39. Hi Sandi,
    Your springtime tea is beautiful! I love your new teapot and your pink teacups! The cupcakes look so pretty sitting inside the teacups. Thanks for hosting.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  40. Hi Sandi, what a lovely tea, it is so pretty, I won't be joining this time, we were in the city for the weekend and just got home. Tried to have tea in the Library Room at the Royal York but you need a reservation -booked 5 weeks in advance. I'm sorry to read that you aren't feeling well yet. God bless... and I mean that

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  41. Sandi your tea setting is just delightful. So delicate and pretty. I love all of your tea cups and that china had me at hello. Do you mind sharing the pattern?? I would love to share a cup of tea with you in this most charming setting.

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  42. I always admire all the tea party link ups and now I finally have something to share. I look forward to meeting tea people. :) (Also, check out my previous orange blossom post for something PEI there. :) You might like it).

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  43. Cupcakes in teacups, and nests decorating plates...how perfectly Spring.

    I just stopped by to see what you were up to this week. As always you set the most gorgeous tables.

    Karen

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  44. Greetings Sandi,
    I loved all the pictures of tea pots and cups. I'm waiting for the spring season to come so that I can go to my country enjoy a cup of coffee with my family. I'm missing them so much. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful article.

    Regards,
    Finn Felton
    Kopi Luwak

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  45. Hi Sandi,
    I know I'm late but wanted to pop by and tell you how much I enjoyed your spring tea. All of your lovely spring items have gotten me in the mood for spring! We have over two feet of snow at home, so will probably see snow when we go home in about two weeks. Hopefully I can join you next week for tea time using my Florida finds. Praying you are feeling better!
    Nancy

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  46. Blessings to you, milady, and joy! I'm visiting from Pink Saturday and see that you've been feeling down. May a flurry of pinks brighten you day - and teatime, too! Ed and I have just begun to share about his pain management issues with sciatica and arthritis in the hip. In addition to the therapy, we started using essential oils to manage the pain and decrease the stress which had him put on blood pressure meds which caused further ills. After a number of months using some of the oils products, he got off the meds and keeps the pain at bay. My post today shares a link with more information.

    A larger problem I have at the moment is NOT lusting after those amazing cupcakes! The frosting looks luscious - so light and fluffy! Decidedly on my "don't do" list - but I daresay, once in a while with a sweet tea setting as you've shared here, such a delicacy will make me feel "pink" all over!

    Joy!
    Kathy

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  47. I haven't a single tea cup - but your post and the post of ... you know, I can't find the post I was just looking at. Not off Beverly's list and not off using my browser back button. Anyway, she had a stack of teacups used as a vase. Where in the world did that post go? Between the two of you, I want teacups now!
    Your knick knacks are lovely and those cupcakes look yummy and beautiful. I don't know why you're not up to baking - but hope things get better and better for you. I enjoyed my visit! Happy Pink Saturday.
    I'm link #47 and if you should visit my blog by way of this link, scroll down to see my Kids & Kupcakes post on the front page of my blog. Thanks, Jenn

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  48. Just in case you're not back over on my blog - thanks for your comments and I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Ouch! I empathize with you easily on that!

    I pray the Lord grants you a quick and thorough end to your recovery!

    Take care! Jenn

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  49. Just beautiful, Sandi! My daughter also has the Spring Crocus teapot and it's so pretty. I love your plates with the petite roses - very cheerful.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Robin

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  50. Hi Sandi,
    I too am anxiously awaiting spring! Your teacups are gorgeous under the cloche and I love that dotty vase. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  51. Your teacups look so pretty in your cloche. Lovely Easter vignettes! Have a wonderful week!

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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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