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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 25 March 2013

Tea With Friends For Tea Time Tuesday

"Come and share a pot of tea, My home is warm and my friendship's free." ~ 'If Teacups Could talk'- Emilie Barnes

Hello dear friends and welcome for tea. I want to thank you all for the wonderful turn-out we had last week at my Spring Tea Party. It was a delightful week visiting all your springtime posts.

This week I am having Tea With Friends
I have met so many wonderful ladies here in blogland and so many of you are especially thoughtful! Thank you for your on-going friendship and your prayers; I am starting to feel better.

So today's tea is all about friendship and teacups.

A few months ago, I featured a teacup that Deb @ Just Cats sent me just because I thought it was pretty. Then a few weeks ago, she had a Giveaway and I won! It arrived in this pretty box along with a sweet card and some Camomile tea. Thank you, Deb!

Isn't this teacup sweet? She is vintage and she features gold trim on the handle and foot with a lovely stippled gold gilded edge. Delightful sprays of pink roses and blue flowers adorn both the cup and the saucer. She also has a lovely spray of posies just inside the cup, something lovely to look at while sipping your favourite tea.

Her name is Roslyn Moss Rose fine bone china, made in England by Reid and & Co. Longton, Staffordshire Potteries, dated 1937- 46. This design was later used from 1947 by Royal Albert.

A few months ago, Nancy @ Two Cottages and Tea sent me one of her teacups because I had the mate to it and she wanted me to have it. Unfortunately I couldn't find any info on it.
This teacup is a lovely shade of blue encircled with pink roses and it is a Colclough also made in England. Aren't these teacups beautiful all stacked together?

"The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly and to feel close." ~ Carol & Malcolm Cohen

You will notice a lovely card in the background. It too was sent to me by one of my tea friends. She created it herself and sent it just to let me know she was thinking of me. I love it!

Over the past several months, friends have sent me an assortment of tea. I feel so blessed! Today I am enjoying Bigelow Eggnogg'n tea sent to me by one of my tea friends and it is delicious!

"Our friendship is like a pot of tea...
a special blend of you and me." ~ Author unknown

Hubby surprised me with the lovely roses.

And the teacups are basking in their loveliness.

Happiness is sharing tea with friends.

"Tea is a hug in a cup." ~ Author unknown

Speaking of friends, there is no other better Friend than the Lord Jesus who took upon Himself the sins of the world so we could have a new life and spend eternity with Him. Only believe!
This Easter let us all remember the sacrifice He made for us and thank Him for His most extravagant gift.

Happy Easter dear friends!

"He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." ~ Isaiah 53:5

Do you have a special teacup you would like to share? Perhaps you have a lovely teapot or coffee mug you would like to share with us. We would love to see it. Just create a post around it and link up with me and I will be happy to come and visit you.

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!

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.

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 ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Oh Sandi, your tea cups make me swoon :) How fun to win the giveaway and what a lovely win! And your pink vase is the same one I have - it's my favorite :) Your roses are simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us and I hope you have a delightful day.


  2. What a wonderful post full of acknowledged kindnesses. I love your photos and these and that vase is so beautiful! This post is a real blessing to those who were so kind. Also, we will never have any friend greater than Jesus.

  3. Everything is so pretty. it is good to have such thoughtful friends.

  4. Love the gifts and winning prize from the sweet friends! Glad you are feeling better. Your vignette with each thoughtful gift is so lovely. The roses are such a pretty shade of greenish to a pink. Hope each day brings you back to your healthy self and thanks for hosting great party!


  5. I love your gorgeous tea setting! The teacups are beautiful and the pink vase is very pretty too! Congrats on the give away win!! Thank you for sharing this sweet and kind post with us. I'm very happy to be here. Have a good week.

  6. Sandi, wishing you a wonderful day! Your teacups are so lovely .. what a wonderful giveaway to win. Sending you blessings and warm thoughts ... hugs, C. (HHL)

  7. Hi dearest Sandi, you always share the prettiest vignettes. I love your pretty teacups and the beautiful roses. Congrats on your win. You deserve such special kindness and beauty. Thanks for hosting and happy Easter week.
    p.s. I love your quotes and get such inspiration from them! "Tea is a hug in a cup" and so is visiting you!

  8. Tea with friends, even if by long distance on our computers brings happiness.
    The pink roses look so pretty in the vase Sandi and the teacup you won from Deb is a nice addition to your pink rose collection.
    Happy Easter.

  9. Awwww they are so sweet and pretty! What a beautiful tea-party!

  10. Your new teacups are lovely. Bloggers are so generous. Love the roses and your hobnail vase. Such a pretty Spring post. Happy Tea Day and Happy Easter!

  11. Hi Sandi,
    Your new teacup from Deb is so pretty and sweet! Love the soft colored roses. Your post today about friendship is so touching and special, sharing what a friend our Jesus is. I enjoyed seeing "our" teacups again. They are beautiful. Thank you for being our friend in blogland and giving us a chance to share our tea time with others. So glad you are feeling better!
    Hugs and prayers,

  12. Congratulations on your win, Sandi - gorgeous teacup - so delighted to share with you this week I appreciate you hosting and sharing with ARTL.

  13. What a lovely cup you won. The nicest thing in this post is the love of your dear husband to you. Giving you that beautiful bunch od roses.

  14. Sandi: Your post today is lovely. I loved the reminder of what our Lord did for us one Easter many years ago. We have so much to be thankful for. We are especially thankful that you are feeling a bit better. Every little 'bit' is worth a lot. Have a good week.....Love Auntie P

  15. Dear Sandi, I'm so glad you're feeling better and sharing beauty in this delightful tea!
    It seems to be magic the way we make friends and feel close to people who are in fact so far away...
    The tea cups are lovely and the flowers just stunning!
    Have a great Easter, my friend!

  16. What beautiful gift, Sandi! Blessings in a cup!
    I hope you are feeling alot better these days.
    You are so good to host! Wishing you a joy-filled Easter.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  17. It is good to hear your feeling better. Your new teacup is gorgeous! It looks very pretty stacked up with the other cups. Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  18. what a lovely tea cup and saucer, just when you think you've seen them all, another different one comes along. I love it, looks so pretty with your other two matching ones. Glad you are starting to feel better. God bless...
    Oh roses were gorgeous

  19. Hi Sandi - First off, I'm glad you are starting to feel better. You must feel such relief. The tea-cup looks right at home with all your lovely tea-things. I'm glad you like it.
    The one I posted today was passed down from my mom and it is one of my favorites. I'm drawn more to the yellow shades and flowers just as you are the pink roses. I guess we all have our favorites. I hope you continue to feel better. Hugs, Deb

  20. Hi Sandi. Gosh, we have the same little pink vase! Isn't it just so sweet and feminine? I love the way it looks with the roses in it. Your cups are also lovely and rosy. I have a bunch I call my URCs (ubiquitous rosy cups. I'm probably not being fair to them so will go revisit them again. :) I hope you have a lovely week and a lovely Easter and thank you for hosting; Chloe and I are having so much fun with these posts. Hugs to you from me. :)

  21. The teacups are beautiful, especially the blue ones. What a sweet and precious gift from Deb and what a delight to receive this in the mail. The packaging alone is a gift.

    I always love sharing Tuesday tea times with you, thank-you.

  22. The teacups are beautiful, especially the blue ones. What a sweet and precious gift from Deb and what a delight to receive this in the mail. The packaging alone is a gift.

    I always love sharing Tuesday tea times with you, thank-you.

  23. Your teacups look so pretty! Thanks for hosting another party dear....

  24. Hi Sandi!
    You've had a wonderful week, my friend! Congratulations on the lovely Giveaway. You are so deserving. How I love your beautiful pink roses. They're so sweet and feminine.
    You are blessed with some pretty wonderful people in your life.
    Thank you for hosting and Happy Easter blessings.
    Carolynn xoxo

  25. hello
    votre billet est super beau
    j' aime le rose
    et ces tasses sont une merveille
    vous avez été très gâtée
    plein de splendide cadeaux
    vos amies connaissent bien vos gouts

  26. Hello Sandi!
    Very glad joining your great party!
    Your teacup is really lovely and your photos are fantastic.
    Besos and thank you for hosting!

  27. Hello Sandi,
    Your tea post is lovely. The tea cup you received is so very pretty. I am loving the delicate pastel flowers. And how lucky you were! Also to receive the match of your cup too! Friends are so generous and kind in blogland!
    I hope you are well and that Spring has sprung in your area.
    Happy Easter,

  28. Dear Sandi,
    what a lovely and very interesting tea time. I recognized immediately the moss rose design of your new cup and was amazed that a different maker made it. But now I learned so much about this pattern. Thank you for sharing all this informations. Your tea cupy are a cute collection of lovely designs. Its no wonder that everybody love to make gifts to you. Your tea times are such a delight for all visitors. I wish you a lot of fun with all the love gifts. Thank you for sharing this blessings with us and for hosting this nice event.
    With best greetings, Johanna

  29. Hi Sandy! I'm joining you for tea today! I love all your beautiful cups. The new one is lovely. And the blue one just dreamy! Glad to hear you're doing better!

  30. Hello there Sandi,

    Ilove the hobnail pink pretty.

    I am texting; it keeps inserting a tab. Oh well. Please let me know if you can thanks for hosting..Hope you are feeling betterthan you sre now yet yhank God you are improving. get through to my blog..others are having difficulty also.

    Thanks Sandi

    Texting this commwnt and cannot insert sny words past I ea"
    What a lovely post!.. I love the new cup also...I ea

  31. Sorry this is jumbled and makes little sense!... I am no techie!..I do not know what button I accidentally hit...Oh well.
    Cheers Wanda Lee... Are
    Please let me know if you can reach my blog others say they having trouble doing so.

    Thanx Sandi

  32. Love your pretty teacups! Your pink vase is wonderful! What a blessing to receive so many wonderful gifts!

  33. The teacups are gorgeous. As are the beautiful roses. They certainly compliment each other.

    Jocelyn @

  34. Hola Sandi
    Gracias como siempre por venir a mi casa en argentina.
    Preciosa tu taza de té y todo lo que preparas con tanto amor.
    Ya se viene la Pascua. Bonitas rosas y claveles.
    Un beso querida amiga, espero que estés bien de salud.


  35. Sandi dear friend: Your tea cups are lovely. You are always so sweet and kind. I am glad ladies recognize that in you. Blessings and hugs, Martha

  36. Your tea cups are so beautiful ! I have some french "limoges" tea cups and I dream to have a great numbers of french and english tea cups.

  37. Sandi, your tea cups are just lovely...I love roses. Your photos are wonderful...Happy Spring/Easter with love Janice

  38. Hi Sandi. New follower. Love your table setting!!!! Follow me back at

  39. I'm a bit giddy at finding you and this link-up today! I plan to join in!


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