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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Tea Time Tuesday


"When you have flowers, books, and tea, you are never alone." ~ Alexandra Stoddard

Hello friends and welcome to Tea Time! I would like to thank everyone who participated in my Pink Tea last week. I received some very nice emails from ladies who had read the post. I am so thankful that it was a blessing.


"Now is the time of the illuminated woods....
every leaf glows like a tiny lamp;
one walks through their lighted halls with a curious enjoyment...."  John Burroughs

The trees are ablaze right now with vibrant reds, golds, and oranges. The frost fairy has come and touched the leaves on the trees with her magic wand, turning them into little lanterns.



Here on the Island we have the Confederation Trail which runs from one end of the Island to the other, 470 km or 282 miles long. These trails have replaced the old railway tracks and this time of year the trails are filled with dazzling colour and the sound of crunching leaves underfoot.  Yesterday Hubby and I got a little walking in before the rain started.

Gone is the balmy scent of summer with its floral laden breezes and here to stay for a little while is the clear fresh air with a just little nip in it.

The honking of the geese can still be heard as they prepare to make their way down south and all the song birds have already left for the winter. 



Autumn is a bright and colourful time of year but I also find it to be a lonely time when our feathered friends have left us behind to wait out the long winter months without them. So, I console myself by bringing out a few of my indoor birdies like this swan.



"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." ~ Edwin Way Teale 



My yellow mums that were gracing the front steps have been hit with the frost and their blooms are looking rather bedraggled. So I cut some off and brought them inside for my Tea today. They seem to have perked up a bit since coming into the warmth of my home.



I am serving tea in my birdie teapot accompanied by Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles teacups.


"Happiness is sharing tea with a friend."

Two cups; one for you and one for me. Blue and white looks so pretty with the yellow mums.

This beautiful plate is a painting by Sandra Kuck. My father collected plates and he left two of them to me. This is one of them and it is called, "A Time for Love."






The inscription on the back of the plate reads,  "Every child's first instinct is to love - imagine a world where every adult cherished and nurtured that instinct." ~ Sandra Kuck


My Daddy had a soft spot where children were concerned, especially those with disabilities.



I'm drinking lemon tea today, would you like a cup?

How about a lemon tart? I thought lemon would be a nice change from apples and pumpkin.



 A cup of tea, a sweet, and a good book, is a lovely way to spend a little time in the afternoon. Of course I enjoy tea at least two or three times a day. 

I am so happy you could join me today! If you have a teacup, teapot, coffee mug, or a tablescape you would like to share please link up below.



We tea ladies always enjoy a trip to a tea room too if you have an outing to share with us.

"Lord, grant that our time together be steeped in serenity, sweetened by sharing, and surrounded by the warm fragrance of Your love." Amen.~ From the book, "If Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes


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 ~ http://www.astrollthrulife.net/
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://www.antiquesandteacups.info/
Friends Sharing Tea~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
What's It Wednesday~ http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

42 comments :

  1. Hi Sandi!
    Running out the door. I'll be back later.

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  2. Hello Sandi
    The plate from your father is sweet and is nice to have on your tea table. A lemon tart would be yummy with tea today.
    Judith

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  3. Good morning, Sandi! I loved your walk in the woods and seeing your beautiful tea with the blue dishes and pretty yellow mum. The lemon tart looks especially tasty. Wish I could share a cup of tea with you. Thank you for hosting and sharing your pretty plate that your dad gifted you. xo

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  4. Great post today. Love the plate that you have from your father. Your tea scape looks so inviting. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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  5. Hi Sandi,

    How beautiful it is right now on the island; your walks amid such flaming foliage is dreamy and serene. You have set a pretty table, complete with a sweet treat and a good read. Thanks for sharing your views and hues, in and around your home.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Poppy

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  6. The island looks beautiful in its autumn glory. Love your photo of the trail. It'd be a great place for a walk or bike ride. Your tea is pretty; love the Old Britain Castles and the tart and lemon tea are delightful!

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  7. First time joiner to the party! Your mums are beautiful I'll have to go grab some of mine as we're expecting our first frost later this week here in Kentucky. Jennifer

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  8. Love seeing these photos - the color hasn't appeared yet here - I'm a little concerned that the leaves are just browning and dropping - still enjoying the beautiful, fragrant, crips days, though! I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,
    Kathy

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  9. Beautiful scene from the island. It is no doubt now fall is here.
    Sherry

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  10. I love your blue and yellow...but I couldn't take my eyes off that yummy lemon tart! Hugs, Penny

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  11. Wonderful photos ! Yes some of the old railway tracks have been converted to hiking paths here to . We love them ! Oh lemon tarts YUMMY tea is always a must for us here to at least two or three times a day lol . We have a wonderful tea house we enjoy going to in a small town near us called Sparta , here is their website in case your interested ! http://www.spartahouse.com/ It is our fave place ! Thanks for sharing . Getting chilly here . Old man winter is pushing through ! Have a good week !

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  12. Sandi,
    Beautiful Autumn pictures both inside and out!! We still have not had a frost here which is so unusual for this area. But that will change at the end of the week when we will have lower than normal temps., compared to the higher than normal temps. we have had all season so far.
    I linked up all my Harvest Tea post this week's as i did not want to link them up to the special Pink Tea last week....
    Thanks so much for the party!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Hi Sandi, I love the plate from your father! What a special thing to have to remind you of him. I miss my father everyday. I would like some lemon tea and tart and the yellow looks so good with the blue dishes. We have some rail trails nearby and we always seek them out when traveling for biking and walking. I think that was a great idea someone had to turn the unused rails into a healthy spot. Have a wonderful day ~~ today is my birthday and it's a glorious fall day. I'm looking forward to visiting all the links tonight. Linda

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  14. Hi Sandi! Beautiful tea post and the changing leaves are so pretty. The Geese are already here. They flew over our heads yesterday while on our walk and my dog looked up at all of the honking going on. I would love to have tea in one of your blue and white tea cups. Have a nice week.
    ~Clara

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  15. Beautiful pictures and lovely autumn atmosphere. I love your blue tea cups The lemon tart looks very taste!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  16. Sandi ... what a fabulous walk you have shared and your blue dishes are so lovely. That tart looks tres delish! Thank you for hosting..xo C. (HHL)

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  17. I have several Sandra Kuck plates and I love them. Such sweet portraits. Your blue dishes look lovely.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  18. Your photos are lovely ....I love the indoor swan..so pretty and elegant :)

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  19. You created a beautiful tea table, Sandi. Your choice of china are really pretty. I love all the outdoor pics too...Christine

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  20. Hi Sandi,
    What a wonderful treasure from your father. The plate is so darling! Your tea today is so lovely with the blue and yellow. My favorite dessert is anything lemon, so wish I could run over! We have had such a beautiful October so far. No frost yet, but probably this week! Thanks for hosting your tea party!
    Hugs..Nancy

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  21. Hi sweet Sandi!
    Your tea setting is gorgeous, I love all your blue and White specially the heart shaped bowl, adorable! Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party! Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  22. Hello Sandi! Lovely, romantic and serene- wonderful pics! Thx for hosting. Lemon sounds delicious...yum! Have a great week.
    Shawn

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  23. de très belles photos
    d'automne
    une saison si splendide
    j'adore la théière avec le petit oiseau
    "Les sanglots longs Des violons De l'automne Blessent mon coeur D'une langueur Monotone"
    tendresse
    edith (iris)France

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  24. Hi Sandi! I just love the plate from your father, yes wishing adults had the same conditional love as children we would be in a sweeter place.

    Thank you, for the lemon tart. I have a lemon ginger rose tea in the tea room that would compliment your tarts as well. I couldn't help but notice your blue and white transferware, that was a recent post so I added. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead

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  25. Dear Sandi! I was delighted to see you shared a photo of your foliage with us this week - in addition to your lovely lemon teatime. I do love all the color in the trees just now and am very distracted driving about looking at God's glory manifest in fiery splendor! You are probably just past peak and we are just entering it.. Temperatures are dropped and cozy tea mugs in my hands are so welcome. Love your castles teacups, too - a local thrift store has a whole set of dishes in this pattern for $150 - though not in my budget, I enjoy them in the display window.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  26. Hi Sandi! Beautiful fall photos, and lovely tea party. I enjoyed seeing some of your treasured possessions. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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  27. Hi Sandi,
    We have enjoyed our walks along the trial close by as well - the fall colors are beautiful this year!
    Lovely blue and white dishes and nice to have a keepsake from your Dad.
    Thank you for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  28. Hi Sandi, Fall is beautiful on your lovely island! Yes, happiness is sharing tea with a friend. Even if it is a witch. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. Your fall scenery is gorgeous! We do not have that much color yet, nor a strong frost. We heard many geese go over head last night on their way south.
    Lemon tea...I have never had. But it sounds delicious and your tart looks yummy. I do love lemon tarts!
    I am wishing you a lovely week with the beautiful fall colors.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  30. Sandi, you have such a special gift for making everyone welcome. Your tea setting is so pretty, and I do love lemon.

    We haven't had our first frost yet, but I believe it is coming this week.

    Please visit sometime, and I always love it when you join us for Pink Saturdays.♥

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  31. Your photo of the fall scene is so lovely! I like the carving too, and the lemon tarts....yummmm!

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  32. Hi Sandi,
    Gorgeous Fall photos! I have a trail that used to be a railroad right down from my house too and it is my favorite place to walk especially now with all the glorious colors. Would love to walk on your trail too!
    Gina

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  33. Thanks so much for the party. I love lemon tarts!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  34. Visiting your tea cup party always leaves me refreshed and renewed. Thank you for hosting. I'm proud to be a follower.

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  35. Gosh, PEI looks so lovely this time of the year. I bet you get out for walks often if it looks like that. I love your little plate, it's so sweet and you've reminded me of some plates I have knocking about somewhere. I don't think I have one as sweet as this though but it might be nice to dig them out and look at them. I'm sorry I missed your pink tea last week, (migraine), but it's lovely to catch up with you this week. Hope your week is shaping up to be a good one. Hugs. :)

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  36. Hi Sandi,
    Your post is so beautiful once again. I do love the blue and white with the yellow flowers. Your outdoor photos are gorgeous! Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday. Have a wonderful week.
    Karen

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  37. Hi Sandi:
    What a nice table you set today. I love all blue and white china and your tea-cups are very special. I agree that the blue and white dishes look so pretty with yellow accessories including a delicious lemon tart. Yum! Deb

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  38. Hi Sandi:
    Now I know how long PEI is! It sounds like such a beautiful place. Your photos show us what beauty there is too! I love your pretty table set with dishes and plates. I never tire of tea things and your vignettes are always a pleasure for the eyes!

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  39. Beautiful post and lovely vignettes! I felt like I was right there having a bit of tea with you. Love your swan.

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  40. How can I not enjoy this tea ? Blue & white, a bird teapot and centerpiece, some of my favorite things. Plus, tea with you !

    The trail is lovely , what a nice hiking place. Do many people try to walk the whole trail ?

    I think your geese are landing around here in our pastures & golf courses. I enjoy seeing them fly overhead and my own geese stop to watch as their wild cousins fly by.

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  41. Hi Sandi ...
    I loved sharing your morning walk in the beautiful woods... Isn't Autumn a delight !!!! Mums are always the perfect seasonal flower to brighten the table especially in contrast with your blue dishes .Of course I 'd love a bite of your lemon tart.(YUMMY) Your fathers gift will no doubt become a family treasure for generations.. ENJOY your day. xoxoxox

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  42. Dear Sandi,
    you are the Queen of lovely tea times. I adore how you make every tea time to a special monent. I love the autumn season with sun and colorful leaves. We hear the flying goose also. Thank you for the sweet tea and the fabulous lemon tart. Would be so nice to sit with you and have tea. Thank you also for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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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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