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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 15 July 2013

Out On the Deck for Tea Time

Good tea is a pleasure,
Good friends are a treasure.~ Irish Blessing

Welcome friends to Tea Time! A good friend arrived bearing flowers the other day. These are the last of her peonies and she thought I would enjoy them. Indeed I do!

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." ~ George MacDonald

It's a beautiful day so let's sit out on the deck. I have set the table with my posies and the pretty coffee set I found at our Anne of Green Gables Store a couple of years ago. Some of my rose bushes are behind the deck but you can't see them.

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's early morning, so I am drinking coffee. I love sitting out here early in the morning and listening to the birdies sing!

"My favourite weather is bird-chirping weather." ~ Terri Guillemets

The teacups were a birthday gift a few months ago also from my friend and they are called, Rose of England. The roses on the teacups are so large they resemble peonies and I thought they would go nicely with my flowers.

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~ Luther Burbank

It's a warm day so I am serving fresh berries with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top. The parfait glass is vintage pink depression glass and was a gift of two from my hubby.

And speaking of gifts, I received this gorgeous silver tea spoon and a lovely card in the mail last week from a dear bloggy friend. She had found it while treasure-hunting and she said when she saw this spoon with the initial "S" on it, she thought of me. Wasn't that sweet of her?

I enjoyed a cup of tea later in this RA Serena teacup. I really love the roses on this spoon as well as my initial! I will use this often and think of the lovely lady who gifted me with it!

Thank you for coming to tea today. It's getting very warm and it's time to don my hat!

Hubby and I will be heading out to the beach once he gets home from work.

"The best kind of friend is one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had." ~ Unknown

Next week I am hosting my Christmas in July Tea Party and I hope you will join me for that.
You may share whatever you wish but I would love it if you could share something Christmasy. Perhaps you have a red teacup or you found a festive piece since the last holiday. Maybe you could share some yummy shortbread with your tea. The ideas are endless!

Please feel free to take my button for next week's tea party. 

I am hoping to host another Anne of Green Gables Tea in August. I will tell you more about that later. Enjoy your day dear friends and remember to save a cup for me!

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~

Inspire Me Tuesday ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea In The Garden ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you for hosting the Linky Tea Time Party today. I love your "Out on the Deck for Tea Time". It is such a beautiful setting and your tea set is very pretty too! The peonies are gorgeous and that darling spoon is such a treasure. You are such a kind and dear friend that we all appreciate you! Have a wonderful week! Take care,

  2. Hi dear, may I know where I can a rosy tea set online?

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  4. Hi Sandi!
    I love all of your pretty tea things and the peonies and that gorgeous spoon. Thank you for hosting and sharing a lovely tea. Enjoy your week.

  5. Hi Sandi. Lovely setting on the deck! And I love the chintz teaset! Perfect! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Hi dear Sandi! How pretty your coffee set is out on your deck today. I also love your pretty teacups and plates. You berries look so good in the pretty vintage serving dish. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week. xo

  7. Oh, I forgot to mention...that darling spoon is exquisite and perfect for you. What a thoughtful gift!!

  8. What a perfect gift to receive - an antique monogrammed spoon. I sent you a gift too as it seemed the RIGHT THING to do! has a long way to come by mail from Colorado to PEI!
    The Lord must be speaking to some of us to bless you right now!
    Lovely coffee set and time on the deck for Tea Time Tuesday!

  9. Hi Sandi,

    You have created such an inviting tea on your deck. It is too hot and humid here for tea outside. Hopefully, soon though. Your chintz set is stunning.

  10. Oh my, this is such a lovely setting, and your tea service looks gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. It looks lovely on your deck Sandi. A nice spot for breakfast and tea in the morning. The teacups are very pretty. What a thoughtful friend to send you the silver spoon! I hope you enjoy the beach. It's really hot here today again, in the 90's so the beach would be nice. Enjoy! Pam

  12. Hello Sandi
    Your tea china is so beautiful! What a wonderful Blogging friend to send you the lovely silver spoon.
    Have a great week and thank you for hosting Tea Time today.


  13. Hi Sandi!
    What a beautiful tea setting and gorgeous tea set. Loving the setting in 'Out in the Deck tea Time!' Lovely peonies and adorable spoon. You have the prettiest things! Hope you are having a wonderful Summer, sweet friend. Thank you for the great party.

  14. You tea outdoors is absolutely gorgeous, Sandi.

    How I wish I were sitting there with you - so beautiful.

    Thanks for always, each week, delighting us not only with your gorgeous teas, but for hosting so we all can "tea party" together.



  15. Beautiful tea, dear Sandi. It looks like the perfect day to enjoy some refreshment outside. And the peonies are just lovely! I put up some peony pictures on my blog yesterday :)

    Blessings and hugs to you!

  16. It was lovely to join with you for tea today. I especially loved your flowers.

  17. It is lovely on your deck Sandi! Thank you for hosting!

  18. Hi Sandi,
    What a lovely spot to sit and take in all the bird songs I know you love to hear! Your coffee set is so beautiful and your teacups could pass for peony blossoms very easily! Your photo of your pretty teacup and new teaspoon is gorgeous! Thank you for hosting your tea party this week and have a wonderful time at the beach!

  19. Oh, my - how delightful that you can enjoy tea on your deck in the morning, Sandy! Not in South Jersey of late, I'm afraid. Either it's raining or the humidity is already too unbearable. I am tempted, though, to take my cuppa on the front porch where I can enjoy the flower garden. I am looking forward to Christmas in July Teatime - challenging since most of my stuff is put away. But, the Anne Tea in August sound wonderful! Loved the chocolate pot from Green Gables (That is a chocolate pot, right?) It does nicely for teatime, too - but the shape makes me think chocolate pot.
    Enjoy your lovely weather!

  20. Hi Sandi: I will join you next week for the party. Have a wonderful week. Love the tea cups today. Roses are always a favorite. Wanted to let you know I have been praying for you. Hugs, Martha

  21. hello
    prendre un thé face à une si belle
    merci de se partage
    le thé est si bon
    les tasses splendides ♥♥♥
    bonne journée
    edith (iris) France

  22. Dear Sandi,
    I am totally blown away by your china today. Both sets are really marvellous. The tea spoon is a loving gift of your friend. Its a perfect addition to the rose tea cup. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. Gosh Sandi, I'm in England and around beautiful English roses right now so am completely in love with your rosy cups. I probably won't be able to join in a Christmas themed party next week but will completely enjoy yours! Hugs for now. :)

  24. Hi Sandi! Jeannie went thrifting and I was so happy to see teacups as I knew we could attend your party! Your table is so lovely. The coffee service is beautiful! Love anything with roses. You won't believe the teacups Jeannie found and DIDN'T BUY! I can't bear to think about it...
    Thank you for hosting us today!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  25. Hi Sandi,
    I'm a bit late this week but here I am enjoying and admiring your sweet tea on the deck.
    Everything is so usual!!! But the chintz coffee set certainly is an eye candy!
    Thanks for hosting, dear Sandi!

  26. Hello Sandi. What a sweet friend you have. Such a thoughtful gesture. Very pretty tea set in such a lovely outdoor spot. Thanks for hosting.

  27. Hello Sandi
    I like the coffee, cream/sugar set and the teacups are a good choice to go with it.
    The spoon with your initial on it is lovely, a gift to cherish for sure.
    Extremely hot here today but at least it's not raining.
    I'll be away next week so will miss the Christmas in July tea party but will hopefully be back on track the week after.

  28. Sandi, what a gorgeous setting for tea. I love the tea set and that parfait looks so good! The peonies that your friend brought you are so gorgeous!


  29. Beautiful tea setting on your deck Sandi! I am so glad you were having such a nice day. And I hope your trip to the beach is wonderful too.
    Lovely tea things, your new pretty spoon! and your beautiful birthday cups!
    It is sad to say goodby to the peonies...sniff * We shall wait till next spring.

  30. Hi Sandi,
    It is lovely to enjoy tea out on the deck and enjoy the birds etc.
    I love the spoon-sweet gift!

    The Blue Winds tea room has been open for several years-I used to take my Mom there. Hope you are able to stop in as it is a nice place to go.
    Thank you for hosting,

  31. SO much goodness, Sandi! A straw hat, fresh berries, pink and white table...thank you for hosting. Christmas in July sounds fun. Have a nice week,
    Shawn :)

  32. Sound funny..The tea set are so colorful..i like them.

    White & Yellow Tea


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