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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 7 October 2013

Tea Time Tuesday

"Decide that joy is the hue you want your heart to be. Then start making the little and large choices that over time will paint your heart happy" ~ Thomas Kinkade

Welcome to Tea Time, my lovely friends!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. October is certainly starting out to be a beautiful month here on the Island. 

A few weeks ago my niece crocheted this fifteen inch doilie for me called Pineapple Blossom. Isn't it pretty!

Pretty things make me happy, how about you? Just a little touch of loveliness here and there in your home can go a long way in making your home a cozy place to be. A mercury glass pumpkin helps!  

So does a pretty teacup. I am using my doilie in my tea setting today.

This teacup is one I have shared before but I haven't used it in a while. Some of you may not have seen it.

I love the colour aqua and all the different hues of it. Whether robin egg blue, teal, or turquoise, these are all hues of this beautiful shade.

As you can see from the photo, my Royal Albert teacup is called Veronica and it is so pretty with  delightful aqua hued roses and gold trim. A cluster of roses adorn the inside of the cup as well.

My mother gifted me with this teacup for a shower gift when I got married. We both love the colour aqua as does my Auntie P. Must be a family thing.

Also joining the party is my Aynsley teacup dressed in turquoise and leaves of gold inside the cup. 

These sets look splendid together, don't they? And tea tastes delicious in them both. There is nothing like a hot cup of tea sipped from a china teacup!

"Life is like a teacup to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends."~ Unknown

Pretty teacups filled with tea and tea biscuits are just right for a little respite. 

The last few weeks I have been using quotes from a lovely little book gifted to me by a dear friend. If you like Thomas Kinkade's work, then you will enjoy this book called A Book of Joy.

It is filled with page after page of his gorgeous paintings and lovely quotes and poetry.

A must have for the romantic in me!

Next week I am hosting A Pink Tea in honour of   Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please feel free to use my button for your post.

When I scheduled this tea party I had forgotten that it is our Thanksgiving weekend. Oh, well, I will just have to get it ready early. I invite you to join me for this special tea party. 

Thank you for visiting today and if you have a special teacup/teapot or coffee mug that you would like to share, please link up and I will be happy to come and visit you. Wishing you all a beautiful day.

"Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God." ~ White Eagle

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~

Blue Monday~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Good morning, dear Sandi! I just love the doily that your niece crocheted!! What a beautiful gift for you and such wonderful work. Your teacups are so pretty and I know you'll use your new book for some inspirational quotes for us. Have a wonderful week, sweet friend. xo

  2. Hi Sandi...I tried a new link system...maybe that was a mistake...sigh...But it's lovely having tea with you! Love your gorgeous blue teacups...of course! Your niece did a lovely job! I tried crocheting, but couldn't keep the tension straight...I like cross stitch better..LOL! Thanks so much for hosting and persevering to link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!!

  3. Hi Sandi!
    I love your pretty aqua teacups and The little mercury glass pumpkin. Your niece did a splendid job on the doily. Such a lovely gift. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

  4. The doily your niece created is very dainty and pretty, and the cup with the blue roses is a beauty.

  5. Thank you for hosting Sandi... what a beautiful treasure from your niece. Your crocheted doilie is so darling...Loving your aqua teacup always a most inviting setting... Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  6. Oh, how I like that Aynsley cup and saucer! The color turquoise is so nice, and set off beautifully with gold. The pineapple pattern of the doily is always striking.

  7. Your aqua tea cups are marvellous and i especially love the cup with blue roses...such romantic!

  8. Yes Sandi, pretty things do make me happy and you've just made me really happy by showing your pretty teacup! It really does look good with that other one. Wow!
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  9. We are into the aqua blue, such a lovely color! I love the teacups, so gorgeous, along with the lovely doily your sweet niece crocheted for you. Thank you dear Sandi for another wonderful tea party. Have a happy week.

  10. I also love doilies and use them through out my home. Yours is beautiful! I also love those pretty teacups and anything Thomas Kincade!

  11. The blue china is my favorite - I love this color!!

  12. Hello Sandi, Your doilie i beautiful, as are both of your pretty aqua teacups. The mercury glass pumpkin is adorable, and great for this time of year. Enjoy your autumn. See you next week, and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Beth

  13. Beautiful teacups, Sandi. The doily is really pretty too...Christine

  14. Hi Sandi,

    I love, love, love that solid teal blue tea cup! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  15. Hi Sandi, Lovely teacups. I have two vases I saved when I cleaned out my Dads' house. They sit on the fireplace mantle and today I bought a fluffy throw in the same colour. Aqua goes with everything. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Jen

  16. Ooh I just love your blog! I too am an avid teacup and lace lover. Have a great week.
    The Polka Dot Rose

  17. Oh my, the cups and saucers are striking in their color and design. It is a good thing to be a romantic. Smile.
    xo, Jeanne

  18. Good morning Sandi. I love pretty things too. Lovely crocheted doily. And those blue tea cups are gorgeous.

    Have a pleasant week.


  19. Both cups are saucers are lovely. You have a wonderful collections of tea time pieces and that doily is just precious!!! Aqua is now all the rage.

  20. Hi Sandi,
    I love your doily, pumpkin and those teacups are spectacular. That colour is so very rich. Thank you for hosting the party today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend! I will be looking for some pretty pinks to share. Take care,

  21. Hello Sandi,
    Beautiful tea cups! You know I am loving Veronica and the teal Aynsley! They have stunning blue coloring.
    I am really impressed with your neice's kindness. She did a beautiful job on your doily!

  22. Your teacups are very pretty together Sandi! I love a Royal Albert teacup! Thank you for hosting and for joining HSH!

  23. Hello dear Sandi

    Thank you for sharing your Tea Time Tuesday party!

    Your blue tea cups are delightful, I'm trying to find some more blues to add to my collection.

    The book you've featured looks lovely so I'm going to order it from the library!

    Have a happy week Sandi

  24. Oh Sandi, lucky lady to have a niece who crochets such lovely wee little things for you. Yes, nice things make me happy as well and they can be little nice things they don't have to be big.

    A good memory to have this tea cup as a wedding gift. I remember years ago everyone (girls) got tea cups for showers, birthdays and wedding gifts.
    Have a wonderful week.

  25. Hi Ssndi,
    What a sweet gift of the doiley your niece made for you! Doileys and teacups go so well together. Your two teacups are so beautiful, love the colors. Thank you for hosting your tea party and wishing you a good week.

  26. Lovely! LOVELY! Those blues are the bees knees, mi'dear! I do love Royal Albert designs - and their traditional shape - so feminine. But, that thick blue shade on your Ansley is grand! Their shapes are so different but they look lovely together. And, what a wonderful gift of the crocheted doilie - wonderful job and a cherished gift, I'm sure. I have many that my grandmother made and treasure them. Always love your quotes - an inspiration each week.

  27. Oh what lovely cups- the Aynsley is so unique and mixing the patterns works perfectly! What a talented niece you have- I've tried crochet but have no talent for it but the big pile of knots was a hit with my cats :)

  28. Hola Sandi
    Que preciosidad de taza, tan elegante, me han gustado mucho las dos. La carpetita crochet es preciosa también, todo muy encantador como siempre, sutil, fino... con estilo.
    Un beso grande.

  29. Hi, Sandi, sweet friend,
    I always love to join you for your tea parties. You have shown some lovely shades of blue! Love them all! The doily given to you is very pretty. I love doilies and have them placed throughout my home. I hope you are having the best of weeks~sending love and hugs~Vicki

  30. Hi Sandi, I just got in today. What another glorious day we've had, how lucky. Love the aqua colours. I have a few aqua tea cups and I'm so proud of them. Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment for Chloe; she's writing a 1500 word report and checking my blog at intervals. What is she like? Hugs and have a lovely rest of the week. :) Oh, wait, I'll be back tomorrow. :)

  31. It's such a joy to visit your blog, Sandi! I wonder if you'd consider popping over to join my Harvest Party on Wednesdays? We're gathering inspiration for the heart and home and I know a link to any one of your blog posts would be a perfect fit. Blessings!

  32. Gorgeous tea cups...I love them! The doilies are just so pretty with them!

  33. Hi Sandi, I too love the color aqua! the combination of the two blues together is beautiful. I also love mercury glass pumpkins. I have a tall skinny one on the top of one of my cabinets. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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