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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, 16 June 2014

Lilacs for Tea Time

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." ~ L. M. Montgomery

Welcome to Tea Time, dear friends ~
The lilacs are in bloom! Some flowers have the most heavenly scent and lilacs are no exception.

I love using my Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz with these flowers. Lilacs and Rose Chintz together evoke such charm to any tea table. Both are old fashioned and remind me of days gone by.

"I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
that shook their purple plumes,
And when the sash was open,
Shed fragrance through the room." ~
Mrs. Anna S. Stephens "The Old Apple-Tree"

These fragrant blooms make a gorgeous centerpiece for tea. One of my favourite jugs for displaying lilacs is my Rose Chintz. The lilacs bring out the blue of the forget-me-nots.

Of course little Lavender, the turtle, has to come to tea.

I am enjoying a cup of Lady Grey on this rather dreary day.

Perhaps it is while drinking tea that I most of all enjoy the sense of leisure. ~ George Gissing

It has been raining off and on all weekend and taking pictures did not afford me very good lighting. But my cup of tea soothes and brightens my day.

Next week is my "Savour the Summer" Tea Party.

I will be offering a wonderful Giveaway to my Followers. Sorry, because of mailing costs, I have to limit the Giveaway to Canadian and American friends only. And remember, if you are a Follower, and you link your tea post to next week's party, your name will be entered twice. Hope to see you then.

Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or coffee cup/coffee pot, that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too! A trip to a Tea Shop is always fun and if you have discovered a new tea we'd love to hear about that too.

If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or one of the following is acceptable too: Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Iced Tea or iced coffee, or Punch in a lovely bowl.

And dear Penny at Penny's Vintage Home, I have not been able to post comments on your blog in ages and I feel so badly about that! My computer freezes whenever I go to your comments. I am waiting for my son to come home and hopefully he can fix my problem. I visit your blog every week and had no way of letting you know except to post it here.

I am joining the following parties as well~

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. I love the lilacs and teacups that you are using today! I am looking forward to your summer tea party and giveaway...what fun! Hugs, Penny

  2. I love the scent of lilacs. I use to have some that were in the direct line for breezes and when you walked by you always could enjoy them.

  3. Beautiful tea setting sweet lady! The lilacs are so lovely along with the tea sevice. How fun the Summer Tea party. Can't wait for that and the giveaway too!
    Have a great week.

  4. Hi Sandi. It is so hard to photograph in the rain...we Pacific Northwesters understand! But beautiful anyway! Always love to see your Rose Chintz china, and the lilacs are gorgeous! Ours here are budding. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. I am not much of one for drinking hot tea, but your beautiful posts definitely make me want to start. I wish I had some of my mother's gorgeous teacups, but they are all with my sister.

    I love the comment you left for Penny because it epitomizes how I feel about blogging. Bloggers are friends whose feelings we would never want to hurt.

  6. Good Morning, Sandi. I love when you use your Chintz! And the lilacs! I love lilacs and I can't grow them here. Happy Tea Day and Thanks for hosting. (I'm a week early for the summertime post!)

  7. I love lilacs, Sandi, and so miss their delicious scent. We don't have them here in Texas. Thank you for hosting and I always enjoy seeing your Rose Chintz dishes. xo

  8. Sandi, your lilac's are stunning and I love the gorgeous pitcher filled with your bouquet. The love the chintz pattern sitting on the table with the light streaming in. The day may be cloudy but your tea table is shining with the lovely lilacs. Hoping for beautiful weather for you this week!


  9. Such gorgeous lilacs Sandi! Such an abundance! I didn't get many blooms this year. They smell so lovely, don't they? Thanks for hosting!

  10. Very pretty dishes and a wonderful display. Flowers are beautiful.

  11. Hello Sandi, oh, I do so love Lilacs and your Rose Chintz china - gorgeous, lovely post! I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

  12. Hi Sandi,
    It is nice to think it is lilac season for you too! We've had a cool spring and my lilac's are slow in opening. Your tea china goes so well with your lilac's and make a beautiful setting. Thanks for hosting and hoping you get sunny weather soon!
    Hugs, Nancy

  13. Hi Sandi,
    I love, love, love Johnson Brother's Rose Chintz! I must admit that I copied you and bought some place settings for the cottage. It is so very pretty with mauve lilacs! Thank you for hosting Tea Time today! I am really looking forward to next week's special tea. My son's wedding is this Sunday the 22nd but I have already prepared my tea in advance because I am so excited to participate. Have a Happy Week! Karen

  14. Lucky you -- you have lilacs! Ours are long long gone! Sigh! But it's nice to see yours -- and they look lovely with that tea ware!

  15. Sandi,
    Beautiful post, my friend!!

    Thanks so much for the party!!


  16. What a lovely post. Lilacs are so lovely. I am sure we all wish they would last longer. Mine are gone but I have seen some later bloomers around town. It is always a joy to read your blog!

  17. You KNOW I love this post because it features "our" dishes ... and I never thought about the lilacs bringing out the blue-lavender color in this pattern but you are exactly right! That's brilliant!

  18. Your Rose Chintz tea set is perfectly suited to a June tea-party. Roses are just beginning to bloom here. The lilacs you've shown are lovely. Lilac season is just too short.

    I'm a new follower and new guest at your link up.

  19. hello
    comme il est agréable de venir
    chez vous pour deguster un thé
    et sentir le doux parfum du lilas
    bonne journée
    edith(iris) FRANCE

  20. Hi Sandi,
    The lilacs are a perfect match for your rose chintz china.

    Thank you for hosting,

  21. The Rose Chintz is just gorgeous with the lilacs! I enjoyed your post! I am sharing for the first time today! Miss Kathy at The Writers Reverie introduced me to you. I hope to join the tea party next week.

    ~ Haley

  22. My lilacs are over so it's nice to see some still in bloom. They are always a favorite. Thanks for hosting!

  23. Hi Sandi: I so love the lilacs on your table. It looks so perfect for s summer tea. Looking forward to the give away. Sending hugs your way. Martha

  24. Thanks for hosting! I love lilacs, your tea is lovely!

  25. Hi Sandi,
    The smell of lilacs and lily of the valley are full of my yard, your tea is lovely as always.

  26. Hello Sandi. I would love to join you for tea. You have set such a lovely setting to enjoy a nice warm cup of tea. Thank you for hosting each week.



  27. I always enjoy my rambles through the links here! Like you, I use an old jug for flowers at this time of year - there's so much charm in that.
    Perhaps I'll get things together for a tea-themed post next week - I can always hope and plan..........and could you send a little of that rain out to Vancouver Island? I am watering by hand every day.

  28. I always enjoy my rambles through the links here! Like you, I use an old jug for flowers at this time of year - there's so much charm in that.
    Perhaps I'll get things together for a tea-themed post next week - I can always hope and plan..........and could you send a little of that rain out to Vancouver Island? I am watering by hand every day.

  29. Hello Dear Sandi,
    Oh, how nice to see your tea things outside! I still feel bad about going on and on about fall when I had no idea that you have so little time to enjoy being outside where you live. The lilacs are so pretty.
    Love, Linda

  30. Hi Sandi, beautiful post. Love the Anne quote. Thinking of you in PEI at this time of year. Must be so incredibly beautiful now. Hugs and wishes for a great weekend.

  31. Sandi, the Lilacs are stunning with your Rose Chintz! I am having the same problem with some of Pennys posts. Some I can get to fine but others freeze. Also happens when I visit Rooted in Thyme. Have you had a problem there? Hope to do a post and join your tea next week. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. How pretty and just love your china with those gorgeous roses on them. They look lovely with your lilacs.

    hugs, Lynnie


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