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Friday 4 March 2016

A Wee Bit of Blue for Sally

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant... ~ Anne Bradstreet

Hello lovely friends! I hope your week has been delightful! 

March is finally here and it came in like a lamb here on Prince Edward Island. Well, this fellow isn't exactly a lamb but close enough!

March holds many wonderful opportunities for celebration. We have daylight savings time coming when our days will be longer. Of course there's St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring. Then two of the most important holidays in the calendar year, Good Friday and Easter.  

I have brought out some pretty Royal Albert china called Petit Point today. 

When I think of springtime, which will be in a little over two weeks time, I think of lush greens and blue skies, pops of colour in the garden, song birds, bunnies, lambs and chicks. 

Hubby gifted me with this set of china for Valentine's Day one year and even though it has a needlepoint motif on it, I think it also lends itself to springtime with its delicate blue pattern and posies.

For our treat today I am serving ice cream smothered in a lovely butterscotch sauce. I used to make this sauce when my children were growing up and it was always a hit. 

I am not a big ice cream person but some folks, like my hubby, think ice cream is food for the gods. I'm sure Anne of Green Gables felt the same way about ice cream. 

A couple of scoops of pralines and cream ice cream, in a pretty pink parfait dish, with sliced bananas, smothered in warm butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top make for a delectable treat. It is as good as it looks too.

Let's enjoy our tea, shall we? The teapot, made in Portugal, has a couple of chips in the rim, but it matters not.

I love things that bear the touch of time; chips and all - they are more beautiful than perfection. ~ Victoria magazine

My niece gave me this teapot when I brought back a Japanese cast iron tetsubin for her from my cousin last summer. My niece prefers a tetsubin over a china teapot.

My niece was very happy to get this. It is cute but it weighs a ton!

Tea is a symbol of friendship and hospitality around the world. ~ unknown

On a sadder note, we here in Blogland received some sad news this past week. My blogger friend Sally at Smiling Sally passed from this life to her home in heaven. Sally loved the colour blue and hosted her party every Monday called Blue Monday. She and I became friends early on when I began blogging and we both participated in Spiritual Sundays. She did book reviews and I was the recipient of a couple of books from her in her giveaways. In memory of dear Sally I am dedicating this post. God bless and comfort her family at this sad time.

And thank you dear friends for visiting. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. The Lord bless you!

If you would like to go to my No Place Like Home link-up simply click here

 I am joining the following parties as well ~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 Share Your Cup Thursday~
 Home Sweet Home~

 Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Dear Sandi:
    How lovely that you dedicated this post to your friend (I did not know her). I thought your table was lovely and I have seen the needlepoint pattern while out antiquing. Very sweet. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. Sandi,
    Everything is so lovely and I love you Blue for Sally. I too was so sad about her passing. I linked up to her party every now and then when I had something blue to share. I recently did a post calling for bloggers to do a Blue Monday post for Sally one last time on Monday...


  3. All so pretty and I am to an ice cream lover YUMMY ! I am so sorry for the loss of yet another blogger in blog land , very sad . Lovely post and tribute to Sally may she RIP !

  4. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your blogger friend, Sandi.

    I've always admired the Petit Pattern by RA. I agree with your hubby that ice cream is food for the gods! Now that the weather is finally warming up, I'm ready to scream for some ice cream!

  5. What a touching post-love your china and that sauce sounds wonderful on top of ice cream. I am a tea drinker, but usually only use teacups for special occasions. I'm so sorry about your losing your friend-it is so hard in blogville when someone passes, even if we know it's to Glory, because though we may not meet in person we meet in spirit.
    Hugs, Noreen

  6. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your blogging friend.
    I always admired the Petit Point pattern. Your ice cream looks divine.
    Take care xo

  7. Pralines and cream ice cream ... a favourite for sure!

    Oh, how sad to hear about your blogging friend's passing ... no matter that we rejoice for her homegoing, we know her presence will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.

    Wishing you warm thoughts this weekend...

  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of your blogger friend, how thoughtful to dedicate this beautiful post in her memory. The lace cloth over the blue is gorgeous and your needlepoint teacup is perfect for Spring and for remembrance, so lovely.
    Take care Sandi, and may God comfort your heart during this time.

  9. Losing someone dear is difficult. Your remembrances of Sally will be sweet. Petit Point is such a delicate pattern and so pretty. Blessings to you, Sandi.

  10. I'm sorry for the passing of your friend. The sundae looks delicious and your teacups are gorgeous. xoxo Su

  11. Your Valentine's gift is beautiful! Thoughtful husband! I like the white pot very much and I too do not mind a small chip, it shows it was loved. Sorry to hear about your friend.

  12. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend Sally. I'm touched by your tribute to her. I love your china... never seen any like it. Love the little guy that is "almost" a lamb. And the butterscotch sauce sounds like heaven to me.

  13. Yes I was saddened when I read Sweet Sally had died. Her posts were always fun to join in. She will be greatly missed here in blogland.

    Love your cross stitch pattern tea cups and I know what you mean about those heavy iron tea pots,they have some wonderful designs on tem however.
    next weekend is daylight savings time then spring !

  14. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your blogging friend, Sally. What a lovely tribute to her, Sandi. We do get attached to our blogging friends.
    Your butterscotch sauce looks so yummy, and I thank you for your recipe in your latest post. I will make it! I had a hot fudge sundae for dessert tonight, but would love butterscotch, also.
    I, too, love the old fashioned charm of the Petit Point pattern. I found the teacup after I saw yours last year, and decided to treat myself. It has such a cottage appeal to it and I love sipping tea from it.
    Happy rest of the weekend, my friend! xxoo

  15. I will miss dear smiling Sally very much, Sandi...Christine

  16. Hi Sandi,
    Your R.A. Petit Point is lovely and hubby has such good taste. Your table is very pretty. I am so sad to hear about your blogging friend Sally. She is at peace now.
    Take care, Karen

  17. Hi Sandi... I posted the same cup last week... being excited about the needlepoint. Bless your friend in such a loss.... enjoyed the lace on your table1

  18. A lovely tribute Sandi. Sally was a real gem of a lady and a friend. Not many like her these days. Sharing her faith, sharing her loves and always visiting each and every person who participated with her. I will miss her but look forward to the day I will see her again at heaven's door. Thank you for your tribute. Hugs, Anne

  19. What a lovely tribute to your friend. I did not know her but through your post I know how much she will be missed!

  20. I always love visiting to see your gorgeous teacups. The needlepoint pattern is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  21. I love these teacups Sandi! I am enjoying mine! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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