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Monday 6 October 2014

A Pink Tea Time Tuesday for Breast Cancer Awareness

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Hello friends and welcome to a Pink Tea Time Tuesday! I am delighted to have you visit today.

As I mentioned last week, I am posting pink all this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The colour pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us.

Many of us have had a brush with breast cancer or someone dear to us has. Too many have died from the disease.

As most of you know, I lost my best friend to breast cancer. I naturally think of her often but especially at this time of year. Not just because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but because on Thanksgiving Day, which we celebrate here in Canada the second Monday in October, my friend's doctor {who was also a friend}, made a house call to tell her that her cancer had spread and she only had two months to live. We were all devastated! She only survived about six weeks after that.


Pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.

It is too late for so many but I pray, as many do, that someday they will find a cure. Not only for breast cancer, but every cancer.

Please make yourselves at home and I will pour you some Lady Grey tea.

Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring.

You have seen these teacups before but because they are some of my prettiest pink teacups, I am featuring them today.

From top to bottom they are Royal Albert Lady Carlyle, RA Serena, and Aynsley. All made in England of fine bone china and each one, very elegant.

"All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes." ~ George Orwell

The quote above is one that doesn't really apply to me but perhaps it does you? I like my tea a little on the weaker side, same as my coffee.

I am having tea in my Aynsley teacup. But you may choose which one you would like.

Lady Carlyle


I made a Cranberry-Apple Crumble and I will share the recipe later in the week. I am using a pink depression glass bowl sitting on a Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz plate. The vintage spoon is from a sweet blogger friend which has my initial engraved on it. 

I like how the cranberries add a hint of pink to the apples. Warm cranberry-apple crumble, topped off with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, it's a wonderful dessert to have with tea or coffee.

Tea is like a hug and a handshake; something about it warms friendships and inspires confidences. ~ Victoria magazine

Thank you for stopping by for my Pink Tea and I would love to see what you are sharing today. Perhaps you are not a pink person but a blue one. Blue tea wares with some pink posies would be lovely. Anything pink would work but you don't have to share pink if you are not able to. I welcome any colour! Sharing your joy of tea time is the main thing. 

Remember to take good care of yourself. Do regular self- examinations and be sure to get that mammogram. We want you staying 'in the pink.' Have a lovely day, dear friends! 

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

I am joining the following parties as well~

 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. Hi Sandi....some of my favorite teacups! A wonderful cause! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  2. Hi Sandi,
    A lovely pink tea in tribute to your dear friend and a wonderful reminder to all the ladies to take care of themselves and get that mammogram. Happy Tea Day and thanks so much for hosting.

  3. Hi sweet lady!

    What a lovely tribute to your friend and cause. I have a couple of lovely friends in remission from breast cancer. God bless them
    Your teacups are beautiful, I love them too.
    Thanks for hosting this sweet tea party.
    Have a lovely week.

  4. I have literally lost more friends to breast cancer than I can count on my two hands. But, on the positive sign, I have also had so many wonderful friends kick breast cancer and thrive.

  5. I love your pretty stack of pink teacups, dear Sandi. What a lovely post in honor of your dear friend. I pray everyday for a cure for cancer. Cancer indeed had affected so many of us. Thank you for hosting and may you have a blessed week.

  6. A lovely tribute to your friend, like you I've lost a friend to breast cancer - many years ago now but I still remember her with affection. I love your pretty pink china - so delicate and feminine looking.

  7. Hi Sandi,
    Your pink teacups today are spectacular. Love them all! I am so sad for your dear friend but pray that a cure will also be found. Thank you for hosting such an important tea time today. Happy October! Karen

  8. What a special tribute to your friend. I had a brush with breast cancer two years ago. I just went for my annual mammogram today. It is always pins and needles waiting for the results.
    I love your beautiful teacups!!

  9. As a now 12 year survivor I am so grateful for everyone brings awareness to this.

    Pretty tea things today.

  10. Such beautiful pinks here, Sandi. Lady Carlyle is one of my favorites. What a great way to show support by having pink teas this month.

  11. Hi Sandi,
    I love your pink teacups all stacked up.
    It would be wonderful to find a cure for cancer soon~ so many families have suffered a loss to cancer.

    Thank you for hosting,

  12. Hi Sandi,
    You have the prettiest pink teacups! I am having trouble adding my link. I have a bad connection. I will come back and check it later if it shows up I may have added it 2 x's. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Such pretty tea cups and saucers ! We all hope and pray for a cure for cancer of all kinds as I have lost family to it ! Thanks for sharing this . Have a good week .

  14. What a sweet tribute to your friend, Sandi. And your pink teacups are absolutely beautiful!

  15. Those teacups are so pretty! I really like Lady Carlyle. This is a beautiful tribute to your friend. Cancer really has affected so many. Thanks for hosting!

  16. I love all the pink teacups! Thanks for having a tea party for us this week...always a pleasure to stop by and join the fun! Hugs, Penny

  17. Hi Sandi: Love your post today, so heart felt. Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing your heart. Hugs, Martha

  18. Lady Grey tea in a Lady Carlyle teacup, that's what I choose from your pink collection this week please. This pink month is a good time to remember breast cancer awareness, it must be difficult thinking about your friend.
    Thank you for hosting our weekly tea gathering Sandi.

  19. So much pink and so lovely!!! I was recently in an Antique Mall in FL and they had some of the most beautiful tea sets. I thought of all your lovely posts filled with so many wonderfully delicate tea settings.

  20. Hello Sandi, this is such a lovely and thoughtful post. Having just gone through tests with the possibility of cancer looming in a diagnosis - I know how it can affect one. Also having lost many loved ones to cancer - it does take it's toll on you - thankfully, we do have the best comforter of all - our LORD - so very delighted to join you. I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

  21. Your three PRETTY PINK teacups are a great attention getter and a reminder for us to get our annual mammogram.

  22. Crumble looks yummy with a hint of pink, love the post and your tea cups. Your pink collection of tea cups looks wonderful stacked, nice choice Earl Grey. It is that time of year, busy season has come to an end, Grandma's Tea Room is closed and we have hit the road on our big road trip across Canada. I'm not set up for Tea in an RV but now that I have time I'd like to pop in every now and then to see how you are doing. Take care, have a wonderful week, hugs

  23. Beautiful pink teacups,Sandi! Such a lovely post to remind us of Breast Cancer month. It has touched so many lives.

  24. Hi Sandi, I found my way to your page via Deborah's blog, The Beautiful Matters. I am so very sorry for your loss. I join you in raising awareness and in prayer.
    Much love.

  25. Dearest Sandi ..Thank you for this special tea.. Breast Cancer has touched all of our lives and sometimes it nice to pause and share some healing time with our sisters through teatime and a chat. Your teasers are so lovely .... ' Lady Carlyle ' is one of my favourites. Infact I might need to take a little taste of your crumble...m-m-m-m Good. XOXOXOXOX

  26. Dear Sandi,
    Although rather late, I couldn't but participate in this tea tuesday for such a good cause!
    I'm so sorry about your loss, this has been a terrible year for me, too, but ... life goes on!
    I loved your china and photos, specially the one with the stacked cups.
    Thanks for hosting this special tea.

  27. Sandi, I don't know what happened, there was something strange with your blog yesterday and the image of my link didn't show. Only today did I notice and added the link again... even later than I thought at first... ;)

  28. Dear Sandi,
    a wonderful tea post! Love the color and the tea cups. A lovely tribute to your friend and all, who suffer on breast cancer. I am sorry that I forgot the theme and made no pink post. But in my thoughts I pray for all. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful post and for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  29. Once again, your teacups are such gorgeous and pink! I love them very much.What an important cause.

  30. Sandi:
    Your stack of cups and saucers are lovely as a tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. What a great posting. I am so sorry your friend passed from cancer.

  31. I love all of your beautiful pink teacups Sandi! A beautiful tea that is a wonderful tribute to all of the cancer survivors. Also to honor those who were taken by the horrible disease. So sorry to hear about your best friend. One of one is a cancer survivor. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. Hey Sandi..I've been meaning all week to stop by here. Life just got so wild but know this, you're in my heart. Wishing you and your family an perfect thanksgiving weekend. Tons of hugs...Nikki

  33. What lovely teacups! And I love cranberries in apple dishes. Condolence again on the lost of your friend. I'll be adding your breast cancer awareness tea badge to my site.

  34. Your tea is absolutely beautiful, Sandi. More so in that you're honoring Breast Cancer Month! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

  35. You have such a beautiful blog and i love your beautiful teacups as well. I am so sorry you lost your precious friend, it's just not fair. They say one in eight women will get breast cancer and i can certainly say it doesn't discriminate against who gets it and who doesn't. This was a very special post and touched my heart.



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