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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Lavender and Lace for the End of February

If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea

Welcome friends to a Lavender and Lace tea. 

It is near the end of February and I thought I would share all of my purple tea things. This lovely Royal Albert Violets teacup I shared with you last week along with its mate.

Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets? ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Like most of you teacup lovers, I would dearly love to find teacups for all my family members' birthdays but here on the Island they are very hard to come by. So far, I have birthday cups for a grandson and granddaughter; October and December.

I know some of my friends celebrated a birthday this month; Bernideen and Kitty; Happy Birthday!! I know there are many more February birthdays out there but I'm not sure who you are. I hope it was a month of blessing for all of you.

My teapot, Pretty Pansies, you have all seen before and it looks nice with my teacups. When I see a pansy, it always looks like it is smiling at me.

These teacups are made by Gracie China. Pretty little violets! 

The matching plate to the teapot is also Pretty Pansies.

These are my Valentine roses which I dried and look what a lovely colour they are! They almost match the purple in my china although the camera has changed the colour somewhat. They really are more of a lavender hue.

A sweet lacy bag filled with fragrant lavender. It has a satin ribbon handle which gives it the appearance of a wee purse. It was a Giveaway win years ago from Kathy at A Delightsome Life.

Vintage lace and silver. I adore vintage silver tea spoons! These little spoons I use often. I also love vintage lace. I think it adds a touch of yesteryear to a table; the time when ladies dressed in lovely apparel with hats and gloves. A genteel time when manners were still in style.

The cameo I wore on my wedding day. It's a bit tarnished, but dear. That day it was worn on a velvet ribbon around my neck.

I have Blueberry oatmeal muffins for our tea today. These are very moist and healthy too.

Joy is another name for tea at its best. ~ James N. Pratt

Please help yourself to some tea and a muffin. A warm blueberry muffin and fresh creamery butter. I had planned to make Jean's muffins but I didn't have any cornmeal on hand. Next time I will make her blueberry cornmeal muffins. If you would like to try my recipe you may click here

 Stash organic Lavender-Tulsi herbal tea.

I made a double batch of muffins so there are plenty to enjoy. I especially enjoy a good muffin in the wintertime.

One last peek at my February VioletsGood-bye February!

Thank you lovely friends for stopping by. It's been a wonderful winter here on PEI. I can't remember a winter so mild with so little snow. I hope it's lovely where you are. 

{Parts of this post are a re-post with some updates.}

I can hear Spring beckoning!


I am sharing this post with the following parties ~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Friends Sharing Tea
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Your post is adorable...I do love violets!Your cameo is very pretty,love it too.Love the linens, silver,the dainty flowers and the delicious muffins!The teapot is unique!I love everything!Hugs!

  2. Just absolutely beautiful....from the violets on the china to the cameo to the muffins. A really delightful post all the way around. xo Diana

  3. Violets and pansies - love, love them all! Your muffins look wonderful and moist. You sure have some lovely pieces here and I know you enjoy them. They encourage spring which is always helpful!

  4. AH ..What a lovely quote from LM Montgomery...I must log it ...because it’s so beautiful just like your post... The violet and lace theme is so lovely too ... The pretty teacups certainly endear me to have a sip of tea and taste of your yummy muffins Everything is so hopeful of Spring ...Thanks for that thought .... Hugs

  5. Such a lovely site , I love ,love roses and noticed you said you dried the beautiful roes , please make a tutorial on how you did this they turned out so sweet Ruth

  6. I love your February Lavender and Lace tea time. I finally used my February teacup which is just like yours this past week. Here is a link to that post: I don't know how to link up with your tea parties here, but that's okay, as this was a post from several days ago. I love your pansy teapot. My teapot also has similar pansies on it. I also used a Lavender Earl Grey tea! We were thinking in the same vein! Thank you for your lovely posts. I always enjoy stepping back into that genteel time with you. Delightful change from my wild life in the woods! :) Blessings to you today dear friend.

  7. I'm swooning over all your purple pretties. Glad to hear that the Island has been spared a brutal winter. Only 2 sleeps left until the return of Designated Survivor!

  8. I'm loving all your violets and pansies, dear Sandi. Your tea pieces are so pretty, and I love the dainty spoons. Yes indeed, I would love a blueberry oatmeal muffin. They look perfect for a teatime or breakfast treat.
    I'm glad you've had a mild winter, my friend! Thank you for the birthday shout out, along with Bernideen. ❤

  9. Sandi,
    O MY!! I LOVE your Pretty Pansy tea pot and the Feb. tea cup and saucer is precious too!! I like the idea of collecting tea cups for everyone's Birthday in your family. Great idea.....
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a sweet and encouraging comment on my post about blogging. I am just burned out a bit , I guess. I reached the point where I feel I am sharing the same things over and over again and I am afraid of boring my readers to death. So I think I do need to step back a bit and take time to breathe and rethink a lot of things. I hope to post at least once a week if I have something that I think is worth sharing. But I realized blogging became more about doing a certain number of posts and that was sucking all the fun and joy out of it for me. I often think about you and wonder how you are feeling???? I hope your health is getting better. I am afraid to say that my knee is getting worse and I fear that I will need that knee replacement sooner than later and that will put my job in jeopardy. Only time will tell, I guess.
    I enjoyed your lovely post today and it brightened my day. I needed that as my nephew was recently diagnosed with cancer of the colon that has spread to the liver. He has 3 girls, all under the age of 16. He is in an ICU right now because he is septic from the chemo and may have endocarditis. Things do not look good and it was a very heart wrenching day so thanks to the bright spot that your post provided for me...
    Take care, my friend!!!

  10. Violets are sweet and beautiful! Love china! That cameo is gorgeous and what a wonderful memory you have linked to it. Thank you so much for the muffins recipe. May the Lord be with you always in many Februaries to come!!!Hugs!!

  11. Two words to describe your post and pics . Perfectly beautiful ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  12. You have a sweet collection of violet-themed tea cups. There are so many lovely things in your post, just delightful! The blueberry cornmeal muffins sound intriguing.
    Happy end of February days to you!

  13. Hola mi querida hermanita Sandi . Todo un encanto tu spot 😍😍. Son preciosas las tazas y la tetera.Si, los pensamientos parecen que nos miran y nos sonríen ☺☺. Muy romántico el saquito de lavanda ,así como las cucharillas y servilletas con encajes. Y que decir del camafeo? Es una preciosidad , me encanta,que lindos recuerdos te traeran a tu mente 😍😍. Ummm ,esos muffing se ven deliciosos 😛😛,así como la taza de te ☕. Mi querida Sandi ,es una gozada y un deleite cada spot tuyo. Y más si se tiene en cuenta, que somos hermanas en Cristo ,lavadas con Su misma sangre. Muchos besitos preciosa hermanita, Dios te bendiga a ti y tu linda family. Me super encanta cada spot tuyo, pues son muy románticos y con encanto 😘😘🌹🌷🌺💖💝🙏🙏

  14. I just love Violes, and they certainly do speak to the looking forward to spring. You have such a lovely collection! How special your cameo is...that is beautiful! And I don't know anything so comforting as blueberry muffins on a cold day! I need to make a treat today, so I think you have inspired me! Thanks for the lovely tea and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  15. Also - thank you for the Happy Birthday!!! And for linking too!

  16. Sandi, what a beautiful post! I can just picture you wearing the cameo on a velvet ribbon. Thank you so much for mentioning/linking my Blueberry Corn Muffins. That was a sweet surprise!

  17. Loving all of your purple dear Sandi. You always post the sweetest things. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. The pretty pansies are lovely. You make me want to do some planting. Thanks for sharing your recipe for the muffins too.

  19. These violet teacups are beautiful! That is another of my favorite flowers. I love that violet is like a kiss quote and your muffins look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! May God bless you and keep you!


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