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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, 1 April 2013

Tea Time Tuesday



At Easter time the flowers bloom
The skies are bright and blue
The world's as joyous as can be
So is my thought of you. ~ Author unknown

Welcome to another Tea Time, my lovely friends! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend. Hubby and I had a wonderful turkey dinner with our son and his family. Family time is so precious!

Today is Easter Monday here in Canada so it is another holiday for my hubby. It's been lovely having him home for a nice long break! 

Can you believe it is April 1st already ? Do you ever 'get' your hubby on April Fools? I get mine every year. It's tradition in our home.
My joke involved a turkey and some giblets and we had a great laugh over it!

By the looks of things outside my window, Winter is finally letting go and making way for Spring. Yay; I feel like celebrating!

So, would you like to join me for a pot of tea? Please have a seat and let's enjoy some tea and cake, as well as some chocolate. Or have you had your fill of chocolate?

My bunnies are eyeing the eggs and wondering how long they will last because they know I love them.



I have decided to use my Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz today as I haven't featured it in a while. Spring is here and this romantic pattern always reminds me of springtime and Summer when all the flowers are in bloom. The roses and forget-me-nots just make me happy.



My sweet hubby surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of pink tulips the other day.


 The perfect flowers for springtime.




How about a piece of my cake? I added the little chick and the eggs.



It is a marble cake. Who knew? I thought it was a white cake.


And tea is English Breakfast tea.


I know this is a coffee pot but just for today, we'll pretend it's a teapot.

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." ~ Author unknown


My bunnies are still hopping around and probably will be for a few more weeks. I really don't mind them though. I find they are good company.




Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.



"He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together." ~ Colossians 1:17



Thank you for visiting today. I always enjoy your company. My door is always open and tea is always ready. 


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 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/
Homemaking Link Up ~ http://www.hopeineveryseason.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

31 comments :

  1. Those bunnies are so longing for sugar! Very pretty post with your rose chintz! I love that you are still on holiday!

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  2. What a delightful table- tea and cake with bunnies! and the chickie cake topper is adorable-
    I'm suddenly very hungry for sweets- hmm
    Cheers!
    Christina

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  3. What a charming and lovely tea setting. Everything is gorgeous, from the beautiful china, the cake and cheekie cake topper, the flowers..Thank you for hosting this pretty tea party.
    FABBY

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  4. Hi Sandi,

    I'm so glad you had a nice Easter dinner. Your tulips and bunnies are adorable. Wonderful April Fool's joke on your husband.

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  5. Hi Sandi,

    I'm so glad you had a nice Easter dinner. Your tulips and bunnies are adorable. Wonderful April Fool's joke on your husband.

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  6. A lovely tea Sandi and your Chintz tea set is just perfect with their pink cabbage roses which seem to go perfect with your dear little bunnies. Have a great week.
    ~Clara

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  7. What a gorgeous post! LOve the Rose Chintz as always, but so pretty with the tulips. The cake looks wonderful! Hope you had a blessed Easter and enjoy your day with your Honey! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  8. What a pretty tea, Sandi! I always enjoy your Rose Chintz. One of these days, I'm going to find a few pieces of that pattern to enjoy. That's so funny how you tricked your hubby for April Fool's. I always get my hubby, too! Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week. Happiness is coming to tea at your party! xo

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  9. I found your blog so I am a new follower. Love your Rose Chintz and the beautiful post.
    I'm new to blogging so hope you hop over to visit me.
    Happy Spring
    Mary

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  10. Love it - I have my Johson Bros. teacups and saucers in our kitchen on the hutch - they make me smile! Love your sweet bunnies - so glad you had a great Easter - we did too - too much food and lots of laughter. So delighted to join you this week,
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  11. I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. Thank you for inviting me in for tea:-)

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  12. Sandi,
    I am in a rush but i wanted to thank you for hosting...will be back later on!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. I literally laughed out loud when I read your April fool joke!!! Well played! I adore your vase - I am doing some hobnail inspired cookies this week!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  14. Glad you had a wonderful Easter celebration Sandi. The table setting looks so inviting and the cake yummy. It will be perfect with a cup of tea. Jen xo

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  15. Tsk, tsk Sandi - all those lovely tea things your hubby buys you, and you let him stick his hands in the turkey! Does he read your comments? :-))
    I have a busy week and missed making a tea post but I did enjoy your table and yummy looking cake.
    Judith

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  16. Lol!You really did get him good with that one! I do try to trick my hubby on April 1st, but he is hard to catch.
    Your tea is lovely today. The rose chintz is always so gorgeous. And I love your pink vase! As well as those tulips. They are such a lovely shade of pink. I shared tulips today too, only mine are yellow and pink.
    I am glad you had such a fine Easter with your family,
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  17. Hi Sandi! Beautiful post! I really like the last photo and the Bible verse. Lovely. Happy Tuesday! Gina

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  18. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter Sandi. I had a giggle about the giblets. I love your bunnies.
    Hugs

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  19. hello
    plein de gourmandises devant les yeux
    un gâteau & des chocolats
    que de tentations ♥♥♥
    une très bonne semaine
    tendresse
    edith

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  20. EB tea and cake?! Yum. I like your April Fools prank...we had one at our house too! I still laugh when I think of the look on hubby's face. Thx for hosting.
    S

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  21. Love the prank you played on your hubby! My daughter had fun playing pranks on us. She dyed the half and half I use for my coffee each morning a bright shade of green. As you went out to your car, you found a stuffed animal seat belted into each of the front seats, ready to drive away. Let's see, she nabbed my computer and switched my background. She was quite busy, but all in good fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. Darling Easter Tea post.All your Easter post's were lovely.Sandi,My new post haven't been showing up on My own blog roll for awhile.I was wondering if they're showing up on My followers roll,would you check for Me-Thanks Denise

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  23. Sandi: You know how much I love this set of yours. I am so glad you had a great Easter and April Fools Day!. Hope this finds you well in spirit as well has body. Hugs, Martha

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  24. Hi Sandi,
    Glad you had a nice Easter too and are feeling better now!
    Shame on you for playing that trick on your hubby!

    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  25. Dearest Sandi,

    Your tea time today is gorgeous!

    The cake is so pretty - and I love marble cake, and love that it was a surprise, how fun!

    The pink tulips are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen! WOW what a sweetheart hubs is!

    Thank you for hosting. I had about a half hour for tea today - life has been insane and I do look forward when I may truly slow down just a little more!

    Hugs and prayers,

    Michele

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  26. Hi Sandi, I love your beautiful frothy pinkness!! So sweet. I keep trying to use my pink vase in some way. (note to self, get Robert to buy me tulips...lol) I hope you have a lovely week ahead. Hugs

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  27. Hi Sandi,
    Some of my fave things: chintz teaware, marble cake and rabbits! I totally forgot about April Fool so my hubby got off easy! Haha
    Hugs,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  28. Sandi it sounds like you had a wonderful Easter with your lovely family. That is wonderful. I love the tulips and bunnies. Thanks for hosting.

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  29. Dear Sandi,
    sorry for coming so late. I have real internet problems some days. I am happy that you and your hubby had so wonderful days. Its so important ot have time together. Thank you for sharing this sweet Teatime and for hosting this nice event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  30. So glad to hear your doing better Sandi! Your tea is lovely! Beautiful cake. Thanks for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  31. I love bunnies cloth ones too. I saw one today a tiny one but they just wanted to much for her..it was the first time I saw a embroidered one on the ears..she was so sweet..lol but the price wasn't.. Very nice post with your rose chintz. with love Janice

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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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