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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Pretty in Pink and White for Tea Time


"Time spent in the company of a friend is like a golden moment in our day." ~ Ron Lessin 

Hello dear ones and welcome to Tea Time!

Hubby and I are on vacation; yay! So, for the next several weeks we will be on the go quite bit and I will most likely be slower getting around for my visits. Our middle son will be coming home for a visit during this time too. So, please bear with me. 

For our tea today, I have brought out some of my Royal Albert china.



I have set them out on the coffee table. The room is very bright when the sun is shining and oftentimes, it is hard to take pictures.




Lavender Rose 


Lavender Rose

We all love Summer

Friendship ~ Cosmos


Sweet vintage tea spoons - Evening Star by Oneida. These tiny spoons are part of a set my parents received from my grandparents as a wedding gift. You have seen them many times but I do treasure them and I always use them for tea!




Lavender Rose
"May your life always be like a pot of  tea... overflowing to warm the soul." ~ An Irish Blessing 


Cucumber sandwiches with fresh Island strawberries. Sometimes I prefer a sandwich to a sweet. How about you?



Shall we drink to Friendship?



My beautiful and fragrant roses are going through a dry spell and they have stopped blooming, so I picked up a bouquet at the grocery store.

Beautiful as they are, they have no fragrance.


No matter; tea will make it better! I love how the camera caught the light just so and there is a lovely pink hue in the picture.



I am always delighted to look out the window and watch my little goldfinches at the bird feeder. These little beauties sure enjoy sunflower seeds!


I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life that are the real ones after all. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder 


Till next time, have a wonderful day and savour the sweet, simple joys around you!


I am joining the following parties as well~

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




Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

34 comments :

  1. Good Morning, Sandi! Enjoy your vacation! You have some beautiful pieces of Royal Albert. I adore cucumber sandwiches and strawberries -- too of my favorite things. I'm always disappointed when my roses don't smell like roses. I think that must be leftover from my childhood when Granny always had roses that had the most wonderful fragrance. Tea does help! Happy Monday, Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

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  2. Hi Sandi. I hope you have a marvelous break! Isn't it nice to have family around! Some of my favorite Royal Albert patterns there...lovely! Pink is always perfect for tea. Have a wonderful break!
    Ruth

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  3. Sandi:
    Do have a wonderful vacation. I totally understand busy as this week and last week we are getting close to closing day at my shop and it has been a zoo. Today 3 people will be there to pick up antique furniture. It has gone really well. This posting you have done is really sweet and I love your china. The pattern is lovely and fresh. In the future I hope to enjoy having real time to do my blog. In one sense I enjoy my new facebook page just as much as I can just drop old photos on it and go. I hope you have a very wonderful and relaxing time!

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  4. Sandi,
    Hello, dear friend!!
    It has been awhile........I linked up my post about my Summer Tree in the Craft Room that i used some tea cups to decorate it.
    I go part time in a week so I hope to be by more often after that!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. Enjoy your vacation sweet lady, along with your family. Don't worry, do take your time!
    I love your RA tea set, it is gorgeous! I love floral tea dishes, they are the sweetest and so English for tea time.
    Thank you for the party although I'm posting coffee time, lol..
    Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  6. Me again...Forgot to mention that each photo in this post is prettier than the one before All Stunning pieces!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Your tea table set with your Royal Albert pieces is so sweet, dear Sandi. I must admit that the Summer teacup is one of my favorites of yours.
    Have fun being on vacation with your hubby and enjoy your visit with your middle son. Love and blessings are sent to you.

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  8. Your Table is so lovely and inviting...the Lavender Rose tea sets are so charming... I would be happy sipping out of any of your cups especially with a cucumber sandwich...Don't you just enjoy them best with the crusts off ( ha ha) This is such a very pretty post..The pictures are like teatime eye candy...especially the roses... my roses didn't fair very well and the blossom are very small, so I'm snipping them in bud to keep the nourishment on the plant... but I''m so enjoying you beauties... Thanks for sharing , sweet lady...hugs

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  9. Oh, enjoy your vacation Sandi, and especially seeing your son! I've never seen the cosmos cup before; it's so pretty. Same with the Summer cup. And of course the Lavender Rose is always gorgeous. Thanks for hosting, as always! xo

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  10. What a lovely tea!! Elegance at its best!!

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  11. Hi Sandi! You live in a beautiful part of the world to enjoy vacations! A time to enjoy your surrounding beauty. Pink china always feels like summer and yours is so beautiful! Your tea sandwich looks so good I need to make one for myself! Thank you for hosting and wishing you a very relaxing vacation!

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  12. Hi Sandi,
    I do love Summer too! Your Lavender Rose china is very beautiful. I have a trio and would like to collect more. It is such a pretty pattern. Have a wonderful holiday! I am wondering if you are coming out to the west coast to see your son. It has been so very warm here. Happy Tea Day Sweet Friend and Thank you for hosting! Karen

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  13. so pretty and delicate. Cucumber sandwiches are such a British thing and yummy!

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  14. Cucumber sandwiches has a real nice memory for me now.. it is simple and refreshing. I loved it. I like your tea cups, royal albert tea are really pretty :-) I'm sure that tea at your table is a real delight!

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  15. I do believe cucumber sandwiches are a favorite with most people. So fresh, crisp, and creamy all at once. They are always the first to be eaten at our parties. I agree with you about roses. I love the scent of the old fashioned ones but I love how all of them look. They are my number one favorite flower (followed by pansies and daisies). Your photos are always so beautiful. I really must work on my composition and photography skills!

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  16. Love your beautiful tea sets, especially RA's Lavender Rose. Have a wonderful vacation with your family!

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  17. Hi Sandi,
    Hope you enjoy a lovely vacation and time with your son as well!
    You do have lots of pretty teacups...always nice to see your growing collection.

    Thanks for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  18. Sandi, your tea party is heavenly! I joined the party with my simple tablescape. Have a lovely vacation!

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  19. Lovely post . All so very pretty . I love cucumber sandwiches I had one for lunch the other day . Thanks for sharing . Have a good vacation .

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  20. Hi Sandi! I hope you are having a great vacation! Lavender rose is always a favorite (it is actually in my post for this week too) as is your lovely summer set :). My mom also prefers the savories to the sweets--but I tend to always lean towards the sweet!

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  21. Hello Sandi
    I've not had my Lavender Rose teapot out for a while, it's too big for two but it will always be my favourite. A lovely pink and white tea this week and I hope you have a great vacation. We're off for a week on Saturday with family to a rented cottage and I'm looking forward to our time together.

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  22. Hi Sandi, Such beautiful teacups but my favorite is the Lavender Rose pattern, so beautiful! I always enjoy your quotes. Have a lovely vacation and time spent with family.
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week,
    Gina

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  23. You have such a lovely collection of china. It is extra nice when collections get used and appreciated. Yay for you to have a sun room to enjoy them in. Have fun this week!

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  24. Oh what fun! I'm so glad I found another Islander blogger :) You are inspiring me to get back to blogging :)

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  25. Hello Sandi,

    You always set the most beautiful tea tables. Enjoy your vacation.

    Janet

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  26. What a lovely teatime! I have the Lavender Rose china set, too - from our wedding, and other gifts. It's so dainty and feminine! Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

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  27. Lovely! My favorite is the cup with the thatched cottage on it, I'm searching for something like that for a friend. Last year I was quite fortunate to find a nearly full set of 'Evening Star' and I've so enjoyed including it in my table settings!

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  28. This soft and simple color palette looks so inviting! And yes, I do sometimes prefer a tea sandwich to a sweet. (Lots of *tomato* sandwiches are being eaten around here lately, courtesy of my dad's garden abundance!)

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  29. Beautiful! Oh I love goldfinches. It is our state bird. Have a safe and happy vacation.

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  30. Sandi, beautiful, as always! And, yes, I prefer tea sandwiches over sweets, any day. At afternoon tea, I have the sandwiches and scones and take the sweet treats home to my husband. I like to make my desserts with a lot less sugar.

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  31. Sandi, so glad that you got to get away! Enjoy yourselves!! Love your pretty teaset and I love the brightness in the room. I truly am a sunshine girl. My roses are in a dry spell as well. The sandwich sounds yummy and very refreshing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. I love that birdfeeder. Never seen one like that before. It looks like it would really keep the squirrels out. And Sandi...wishing you and your hubby and son a beautiful time together. Hugs.

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  33. Hi Sandi, Ioved seeing your goldfinches! Enjoy your vacation. I imagine you'll be having a few walks on the beach. :)
    Your Lavender Rose pattern is very elegant and feminine. I just love it!
    Blessings, Beth

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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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