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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Springtime Pink and Green

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello ladies! Well, here it is February which is heart month and we're half way through the winter. It's a nice sunny day and I'm thinking about springtime. Brrr, it's very cold outside but inside it's warm and cozy.

On this very cold day, nothing perks a table up more than fresh flowers and these sweet little spray roses are a good match to a new teapot. Yes, you read that correctly! I have a new teapot. *blushes* For Christmas I had been gifted a pair of glass turquoise birds to keep company with my little turquoise parrot. You remember him.

Unfortunately, the birds got knocked over and broke and I couldn't glue them back together. So the gift-giver replaced them with this teapot. Do I like it? You bettcha! What's not to love about pink and green and roses? *la sigh*

So I brought out some pink and green teacups. The green set is made by Colclough.

The pink set is made by Aynsley

A cup for you and one for me. Pretty china and a lovely Victoria TeaTime Bliss magazine.

Taking tea can be a pleasant interlude, paired with tasty foods or simply sipped piping hot from your finest bone-china cup. ~ Victoria TeaTime Bliss magazine

I favour this room in my home because it is always flooded with sunlight on a day like this. During the month of February, the sun is higher in the sky and one can see the days getting longer. Very shortly we will be able to enjoy dinner without turning the lights on. I am most anxious for spring to arrive.

I always enjoy this magazine because it is about all things tea. Lovely photos and recipes throughout. And quotes; you know how much I like quotes!

Tea today is Earl Grey.

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common, everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.

They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -
just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breathe it;
just the warmth and shelter and home folks;
just plain food that gives us strength;
the bright sunshine on a cold day, and a cool breeze when the day is warm. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thank you for your visit today. I am starting to get to the bottom of some of my ailments and in another month or so I should have a better idea of what is going on with this body of mine. I do know for certain that surgery is in my future.

Wishing you all a delightful weekend and stay cozy, dear friends!

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Your new teapot is beautiful! One of my favorite color combinations is pink and green. And how cheerful it is to see a pretty bouquet of pink roses in the middle of winter.

  2. Dear Sandi:
    Your table does look full of sunshine today which I know is welcomed on your sunny island. I have seen so little snow this winter. I saw 3 flakes in the air earlier which don't account for much right? Your teapot is really pretty and those are the wonderful new colors that are adored! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your table rose looks just beautiful!

  4. Your new tea pot is gorgeous and I love the green and pink tea cups. I'm happy to hear you're on the mend. Take care xo

  5. Sandi, that teapot is exquisite. I love the shape as well as the colors and pattern. Pink and green is such a classic combination. Love your quote today. It is the simple everyday things that make a wonderful life.

  6. Such a delightful new teapot! I love the roses and the colors...and your tea time looks so sunny and bright and pleasant. I do pray for you as you continue to deal with health issues. May the Lord give you strength for each new day.

  7. Sorry about your little birds getting broken but my oh my what a lovely tea pot . Beautiful photos and displays . I am soo ready for spring now and am loving the sun being higher in the sky rising earlier and setting later to . Such a lovely post . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend .

  8. What a beautiful teapot! Pink and green are so fresh and pretty for spring. I hope you feel much better soon, and that your medical tests will help.

  9. I'm loving your gorgeous new teapot, Sandi! It matches perfectly with your pretty teacups. I'm also looking forward to spring and the longer days. I hope that the medical investigations will give you the answers that you're looking for.

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  10. The pot is so pretty, Sandi. I have both those teacups and, like you, enjoy putting green together a pink and green settling. Just the thing for a rainy February Sunday!

  11. I love the tea pot.. that is so beautiful.....

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  12. How sweet that your gift-giver graced you with another gift since the beautiful birds got broken! I just love the new teapot, anything roses and floral is glorious! I would love to share a cup of tea with you in those lovely teacups! It is wonderful that the days are getting longer, spring indeed is near, although today it is snowing heavily here, which I do love the snow, and it feels so cozy inside.

    I'm so sorry to hear of all the medical issues you are having. I pray for you, that the doctors will be able to figure out what is wrong and help you get back on the path to healing, and back to doing all you love to do.

    Enjoyed your tea quotes today, especially Laura Ingalls Wilder one. What a lovely magazine to get full of tea bliss.

    Have a blessed Sunday my friend, may the sweet presence of the Lord be with you! :)

  13. Oh Sandi, what a thoughtful gesture of your gift-giver to replace the broken birdies with that gorgeous teapot! Isn't it pretty on your tea table with the pretty teacups and the roses?
    I'm happy to hear that you will know what to expect with your medical issues within a month or so. You are in my daily prayers, sweet friend. Love and God bless you.
    P. S. I love the quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder!

  14. Sandi , love your tea pot and tea cups . Wish I could share a cup of tea with you . Praying fir you dear lady . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

  15. I almost bought a tea pot just like that. I've seen it several times, I may end up with it yet! So pretty.

    I love your springy colors and am looking forward to a change of season too.

  16. What a beautiful tea pot! I have not read the Victoria Tea Time magazine, so I'll have to try it out. I do subscribe to the regular Victoria magazine, and in February's issue, they did a gorgeous spread in the style of Marie Antoinette. It got me thinking that I might just like to pull out all of my most beautiful tea items and re-create it! Hope you are doing better.

  17. I had this teapot in my hand today at TJMax but put it back because I figured I have enough teapots. Too bad I didn't read your post first. lol
    Keep us advised if/when you need surgery please Sandi and it will be nice to finally have answers.

  18. Oh I love the pink and green together. So, so pretty Sandy!

  19. Lovely new teapot. My favorite is the pink and gold teacup -- just love that combination. I've been wanting to buy some roses lately, but don't want to upstage my husband in case he's planning something next week ;)
    I do pray that your medical issues can be figured out, and a good plan in place to help you. Sorry you will need surgery, but praying for a good outcome, and that you will feel much better. Keep us posted. xo Deborah

  20. What a pretty new teapot Sandi. I am praying for your back in hopes of a blessing from God. He is good like that. Yes, that little teacup you gave me was so perfect for this week's romantic tea. Thanks again for it. Blessings are great from you friend. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  21. What a beautiful teapot, Sandi! I love the quotes, especially the one from Laura Ingalls Wilder. Just perfect since her birthday was this week!

    I'm glad to hear that you're beginning to get to the bottom of some of your ailments. Sorry to hear that surgery will be in your future, but of course that is often necessary to solve the problem. Hope you will be on the road to feeling much better very soon.

  22. It's charming - I love the new teapot, bird, and cups. Spring colors are always a winner for me.

  23. The pink roses are beautiful. I can almost smell them! :) Glad to hear you're getting to what's causing the 'ailments.' And I hope you don't need surgery but whatever it is, praying you feel well and healthy. Have an amazing day out there and yes yes yes, winter is almost done.

  24. Sandi, This is a lovely tea pot and the roses are wonderful. The teacups are pretty. It puts hope in the heart for spring. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  25. Hello, I must check out that magazine as I have just started buying a few that talk of tea and have beautiful teapots and cups. I do love the ones you shared with us! I do pray God will help you have healing in your body!
    Happy Valentines evening !! Roxy


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