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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 14 September 2015

A Little Aqua for a Late Summer Tea Time

Welcome to Tea Time dear friends!

Teapot is on, the cups are waiting,
Favourite chairs anticipating,

No matter what I have to do, 
My friend, there's always time for you. ~ Author unknown

Last weekend Hubby and I were up west to a lovely outdoor wedding. I forgot my camera so I had to borrow these. Congratulations Amanda and Terry! Amanda was our Sunday School teacher in Hubby's last church.

Isn't she beautiful!

We stopped at Simply Primitive on the way to the reception, you know the shop where I found my swan and the blue teacup I shared a few weeks ago? Well, I found something else I simply couldn't resist.

But first, I will tell you a little story....For most of my married life, I decorated with blue because I was surrounded by a flock of men; my hubby and boys. Peach was my accent colour. After the boys grew up and moved out, the blue went into the family room. Aqua/robin egg blue, peaches, and pinks took their place in the kitchen, dining, and living room. Hubby didn't mind a bit! 

For many years I used those colours because I really love them. Many of you will remember this french moire fabric chair. 

I have two of them and the cushion is the same fabric which was on the sofa.

Anyway, a few years ago, I tired of the decor and felt I needed a change. You know all about that, I'm sure. So I got two new wheat coloured recliner chairs which you have all seen and I am waiting to find the right sofa. 

Well, I discovered that I truly miss the aquas. I do believe it is genetic because my mother and my Auntie P always loved the aqua too. 

The decor I have in my living room just isn't me. The gold/beige is nice enough with red and green accents but it lacks the 'pretty' factor. And I like pretty. So, I am going to start incorporating the aquas back in again. 

When we down-size, hopefully next year, I intend to use these colours because they make me happy. 

Beginning with this pretty chair I found at Simply Primitive. I love the luscious aqua/robin egg blue. It's already distressed too so I don't have to do a thing to it. 

I usually have this little chair sitting in a nook as you enter the back door. Bunny sits on it to welcome you with his cushion tucked behind him. 

But we will switch out the gingham cushion for a Battenburg one because Bunny is joining me for tea in front of the window. Would you like to join us?

Serenity is a solitary cup of tea; pleasure is sharing it with another. ~ Victoria magazine

Sorry, the lighting is so very poor due to the cloudy weather. My pictures were very dark and I had to brighten them up so you could see them clearly. These are not my best pictures.

The other day was my oldest son's birthday and I made him a cake. A yellow cake layered with Shiriff lemon pie filling and whipped topping. Dollops of lemon decorated the top of the cake too. It was a lovely cake and my son and his family really enjoyed it. 

I had lemon filling left over so I also made some tarts. Sweet little lemon tarts for our tea today.

I had my heart set on having tea outside in the back yard in front of our trees, it is so pretty out there. But it has been cloudy and raining for days. So, once again, we will be having our tea indoors.... 

The aqua napkins are from a blogger friend. The inscription says, "well... Hello doily!" They match the vase and chair perfectly. Aren't they cute?

Our friendship is like a pot of tea...a special blend of you and me. ~ Unknown

I don't know the maker of the red transferware teapot as there is no name on the bottom.

Bunny's cup is a Vista demi-tasse made by Masons in England. 

And I am having tea in this teal Aynsley teacup also made in England. It appears to be blue but is really teal.

My lovely roses are rainbow roses we got from the grocery store.

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. ~ Maya Angelou

Once again, I apologize for the poor quality of lighting in the pictures.

Happiness is sharing tea with friends.

Thank you for joining me for tea on this rainy day. Do you have some tea wares, coffee wares, a tea time recipe, or a visit to a Tea Shop you would like to share with us? Please link up below and I will come and visit you. 

Please Note: I must ask that you only share tea or coffee related posts. I will have to delete those that do not apply to tea parties. Thank you for understanding!

Have a fabulous day friends!

Peace be to you, and peace be to your house,
and peace be to all that you have. ~ The Book of 1 Samuel

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


  1. Oh I love lemon tarts! Your pictures are beautiful! What a pretty bride. Nothing life new married life! Blessings to you and thank you once again for hosting this lovely tea party! Lynn

  2. Sweet lady you always have the most yummy sweet food for your gorgeous settings!
    Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting this lovely party.
    Have a great week.

  3. Your lemon tarts look so yummmy! I have been smitten with the aqua bug this season.. I added several touches of it in the guest bathroom redo. Thanks for inviting us into your home for another lovely tea party....hugs....

  4. Aqua is my favourite colour! It makes me smile. Lemon tarts, too....

  5. Your friend is a beautiful bride - love that pic with ocean in background - thanks for sharing that.
    Your tea is delightful, and as usual you have all of it so pretty - bunny included.

    It's nice to know your love for aqua. It's such a beautiful color.

    Thanks for the party - I am so sorry it's been so long since I have been able to join in the fun. I think of it every single week, but just haven't had any time, I hope to amend that starting today! Hugs! ♥

  6. What a gorgeous setting! It would be so lovely to have tea on your fancy spread :-) And what a sweet romantic photo of the newly weds! {first phot} It looks so beautiful. The bride too looks so happy... It's always nice to see happy couples like that on their wedding day... my congratulations. The rabbit matches your tea wares, so cute :-)
    Maya from Pretty Nails And Tea

  7. The bride is beautiful and I love love love the blue decor. Sandi, have an amazing week.

  8. What a beautiful wedding couple and such a gorgeous setting, Sandi! Don't you just love weddings? I cry every time!!
    The lemon filled cake and tarts look so yummy, and I'm sure your son appreciated it very much.
    Now about your new is just darling and I love the color. You should stay with what you love and what makes you happy. Your tea with your bunny guest is just so pretty. I would love to join you! Thanks o much for hosting your delightful party each week, sweet friend.

  9. Hi Sandi: Love that Aynsley cup. They have to be one of the most beautiful cups made. I really like the new colors you will be having in your future home. It is perfect and they make you happy. Can it get any better? Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  10. Lovely photos and tea set up , sweet treats and tea oh soo YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  11. Nice napkins, Sandi! Hee! I've always been a fan of aqua/turqouise so I'm glad that they're making a comeback at your house. Lemon treats are the perfect accompaniment to tea. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  12. Hi Sandi,
    Yes the bride is definitely gorgeous and looks so kind too. I love your aqua tea time today. I painted one of my chairs with aqua chalk paint last summer and it does looks so pretty with transferware. We do love the same things, Sandi. I also have a Mason's Vista demitasse. I love your turquoise cup too. It's such fun to play with our pretties. Your lemon cake and tarts look amazing! Happy Tea Day and Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

  13. Hi Sandi,

    What a gorgeous bride. And your aqua chair is lovely. I love that aqua color. It is fresh and matches with many styles.

    You always set the prettiest tea time tables and your china collection is very impressive. Those little lemon tarts look delicious. I can sure go for one right now.

    Thank you for hosting each week.


  14. I would love to join Bunny for tea and lemon tarts. I love the shade of blue of your Aynsley teacup. So glad you are going to bring back your favorite colors into your living spaces. I think it's so important we surround ourselves with colors and items that make us happy. What a special wedding photo! Best wishes to the happy couple.
    Thank you for taking the time to host this week ~ Nora

  15. The bride and groom will have some amazing photos of their special day!
    The colour aqua or turquoise will always make me think of my daughter, as it seems to be her favourite colour. It has that special quality that makes it seem quaint and old-fashioned, but also can look modern & funky. What a perfect chair you found! Obviously Bunny has been waiting for this, his perfect chair!! Enjoy your tea :)

  16. Hi Sandi,
    The bride is beautiful! I love the chair you bought up west......I have a couple of white ones but I might need to get out a can of paint now as I love the aqua color.
    The lemon tarts look good and the cake as well!

    Happy we are still having nice warm weather here. The door you asked about is on Valley St.near the old co op. Also, you asked where I got the Bigelow tea and I think it was on a trip to Maine but I will keep an eye out for it here.

    Thanks for hosting and enjoy these last days of summer.


  17. Hi Sandi, I love seeing your teapots and cups-so lovely! Seeing how decorate, I can tell you have a warm and welcoming home. You mentioned that Robin Mark comes to your church sometimes and I've got to say I love
    his worship music!! You are blessed indeed to be able to worship with him.
    Have a grace filled day and week.
    Hugs, Noreen

  18. Hi Sandi, I enjoyed your bunny tea, and seeing your aqua accents, and beautiful china. I love blue in any shade! Your lemon tarts are perfect for the tea party, and the birthday cake looks luscious too!

  19. The new aqua chair is perfect for a welcoming bunny and our mutual friend sent me a couple of the same napkins. :-) Isn't it nice to have special tea connections across the miles?
    The cake looks delicious, anything with lemon is!

  20. Beautiful bride and beautiful picture on the rocks!
    That cake looks fabulous with the lemon and cream.
    I love the aqua chair. I am such an aqua fan too.

  21. That bunny is so cute by your tea table! Thanks for hosting. have a lovely week!

  22. Sandi, I posted my easy take on German chocolate cake. But I'm not much of a chocolate fan and would really love to sit down at your lovely little table and have tea and lemon tarts!

  23. Hi Sandi, I love the aqua chair! I have a chair just like that I bought at an estate sale. It is yellow and the paint is all chipping off. Thinking it may need an aqua redo in the near future. :) Love lemon and the tarts look yummy, and what a beautiful tea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  24. Hi Sandi, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.


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