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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my lovely tea friends and Welcome to my 40th Tea Time Tuesday!
Can you believe it is only two months from Christmas Day? Christmas will be here before you know it and so in keeping with that, I am sharing a little bit of Christmas for my tea today.

This is a little tree which is all dressed in pink and it is setting the stage for my tea today. I realize some of you may think it's a bit early for a tree but, like I said before, Christmas is two months from today! I am working on some Christmas crafts and so I thought I would share the little tree with you.
I have an assortment of teacups today which you have all seen before if you are a regular to my tea party...From left to right: Rose Bud by Maxwell and Willams, a little green porcelain hand painted teacup which I won from one of my participants Amy @ Vintage Porcelain Art~
Rose Chintz by Gracie China, and Cream Lace by Skye McGhie.
My Rose Chintz tea pot by Johnson Bros. of England, stands by filled with a nice hot green chai tea which is my favourite tea these days. I so enjoy the spicy flavour of it. The linens, small transferware oval platter, and tea pot were all gifts. The lovely doilie was crocheted by my Aunt Ethel, the battenburg lace place mat and transferware platter were gifts from a friend, and the Rose Chintz tea pot was a gift from my Auntie P.
These cooler days, one wants to curl up with a good book and a nice hot cup of spicy tea. A delightful tummy filling dessert is nice too and today I have Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce and lovely whipped cream. I usually make this for the holidays but since it is only two months from Christmas, we will enjoy some today. It is a dessert I usually only make for special occasions.
"It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship." ~ Mary Dixon Thayer
The whipped cream is melting quickly because the pudding is warm! Yummy! By the way, if you're looking for the recipe for this wonderful dessert, you can find it on my Christmas blog~ Christmas Pudding-
The silverware is Evening Star by Oneida and it had been a wedding gift to my mother who passed it on to me about a month ago.
A cup of green chai and my newest Victoria Holiday Bliss magazine makes for a delightful respite.
In the midst of a busy day, it takes effort to hear all the melodies of those around you which make up the symphony of your life. But as each strain becomes distinguishable, a pattern emerges, and you can rejoice in God's unparalleled creativity in His world.
This afternoon, sip your tea and be a creative listener! {Excerpt from 'Tea Time with God'}
" If you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded." ~ Matthew 10:42
If you would like to participate in my Tea Time Tuesday party, please let me know in your comment. Share your favourite teacup, teapot, or some china used in a tea. Or if you prefer, you may do coffee, iced tea, or chocolate. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be most welcome too. The Tea Time Tuesday button near the top of my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here and visit with my other participants.
The lovely participants listed below are in the order in which they first started to participate.


I am also joining the following hostesses and their parties:
* Martha~ - Teacup Tuesday
* Terri~ - Teacup Tuesday
*Wanda Lee~ - TeaPot and Tea Things Tuesday
*Pam~ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Wanda Lee~ - Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea for Me and Thee
*Miss Spensers Tea Cup Thursday~
* Kathy~ - Victoria Magazine- A Return to Loveliness
* Marty~ - Tabletop Tuesday
I am so happy you have stopped by for tea today. I invite you to come again and visit me soon as I do enjoy your company so very much. Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Just lovely as always Sandi, is that Rose Chintz Johnson Brothers...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Hi Gloria,
    Yes, that is Rose Chintz by Johnson Bros. I guess I should have stated that in my post. I will have to correct that.

  3. Love all your china pieces and that dessert looks very yummy!

  4. Dear Sandi,
    you always make the nicest tea parties for us with wonderful china, nice decorations and lovely goodies. It look all so charming and inviting. Your little christmas tree is so nice with this pink decoration. And you are absolutely right, we have to prepare christmas now, otherwise it comes very unexpected.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Beautiful! You ar emaking me excited fro Christmas. Love your tea things....Christine

  6. Hi Sandi,

    Wish I could own that green porcelain hand painted teacup. Its really caught my eyes and my heart. I have always enjoy myself visiting you and to see what you have to share with us. Thanks for sharing.

    Im joining you tea party and my post is :

  7. Love that little tree, very nicely done. All of your settings are amazingly beautiful.

  8. All of your teacups are so pretty! I also love that Johnson Brothers pattern too. Your tree is adorable. I have that Victoria and I am deep in Christmas thoughts. Visions of vignettes are swirling around in my head. LOL

  9. Your tree is adorable...but oh, I am not ready for Christmas....didn't I just put everything away last month???

  10. What a lovey tea party. The pink is so pretty and I love the Christmas tree.

  11. Sandi, your tee is over the moon wonderful! I am, truly, going to try & do one. Everything is so inviting & elegant.

    Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  12. I'd love to be included this week. The Christmas pudding looks delicious. I'm looking forward to December and am ready to bring out some of my favorite decorations.

    Thanks again for being our hostess! ♥♫

  13. I hate to think of Christmas yet, but this is a lovely page today. Nothing prettier than the chintz tea pot!

  14. Oh my, this is totally stunning. Love the chintz and the little tree is awesome. So pretty with the pink ribbon. What a delightful tea. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs,Marty

  15. Hi Sandi!

    How pretty! I can't believe Christmas is close! And from now until then, it will just fly by! I won't be joining the tea party today. We are at the campground right now and I didn't bring any "pretties" with me.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  16. Hi Sandi...

    Ohh my...can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner? It will be here before we know it! My friend, I just adore your beautiful Christmas tea! Your Christmas tree is lovely...I love how that pretty pink ribbon swirls down the sides of the tree...such a pretty bow! I enjoyed seeing all of your pretties, Sandi...from all the pretty teacups...pretty Rose Chintz teapot...right down to the beautiful linens! What a delight! Thank you for sharing it with us today!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...maybe I should say...warmest Christmas wishes! Hehe!

  17. Your little tree looks so nice. Once again, a beautiful tea.

  18. Dear Sandi ~ Oh, how I do wish I could join you for tea and goodies as everything looks so warm and pretty! LOVE your christmas tree and I certainly don't think it's too early ~ just go into any department store and you'll see, Christmas is in the air! Warmest wishes ~ Lisa

  19. Hi Sandi: As always amazing tea cup post. Please add me to your party. I love to visit the ladies in your group. You always leave us wanting to see more. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  20. Those 3 teacups together are perfection! {who makes the green one...tummy!}

    m ^..^

  21. Nice post ... refreshing from all the pumpkins, though I love them, too! I recently bought a big collection of Evening Star ... love it ... We're always lucky to have things from our mothers ... Thanks for sharing.

  22. I have had thoughts of Christmas this weekend. Cute tree. Lovely quote. The sticky pudding looks incredible! My tea table is set. Hope you can indulge.
    Blessings, Pam

  23. hi Sandi! please count me in for
    teatime sharing today ~
    a contest, free things and recipe offered...

  24. Hi Sandi, I love your oval transferware platter. I hope you had a wonderful tea, it looks and sounds so yummy. Take care and God Bless. Jen

  25. Sandi I love your blog! It is so peaceful and inspiring. Thank you for hosting this tea party every week. It is such an honor to join all of the other ladies here. Please find my post here

  26. Tea with you is always a joy, Sandi. Your gracious hospitality shines through every word.

    All your tea things are beautiful. The Rose Chintz pattern is SO pretty...LOVE that teapot.

    And, I'm tellin' ya, that dessert looks fabulous. I want a piece right NOW.

    Blessings and love,

    PS I'm joining in the party post is up.

  27. I can't get enuff with your Johnson Brothers teapot and the whole set of it! So classic and beautiful always. and your tea setting just lovely! thanks for sharing. have a great day!

  28. Hi Sandi! I'm Back! :) It is wonderful to see the my cup in its new home! I love it!

  29. Hi Sandi! I'm Back! :) It is wonderful to see the my cup in its new home! I love it!

  30. WHew! I'm falling in-love with those floral all your china pieces, those porcelain hand painted teacups, the linens, everything are-simply stunning!thrilled to see what you have shares with us. Thanks!wonderful Post.

  31. Hello again~ I have a link to your lovely tea time in my blog and just love your quotes and meditations on God and His gifts . I too have been busy crafting Christmas items. Tea Time Tuesdays helps me remember to slow down and savor the day, TODAY. For every day is the day that He has made, and no day in His eyes is insignificant. Lovely post preparing for Christmas. Thank-you~

  32. Sandi,
    You know that it is not too early for me to think and decorate for Christmas!
    I hope to decorate my Craft room tree today. My plan is to have the trees in the bedroom done by Halloween and then I will just have the downstairs to do .


  33. Hello Sandi, Just love your little tree all dressed so lovely! I love decorating for Christmas! It is time to start thinking of it- time flies by so fast! I love the words in this post - I love listening to the 'melodies' of such wonderful people like you!
    Thank you for joining me this week at A Return to Loveliness,

  34. Hi Sandi,
    You have made a lovely tea again. I love that Victoria too and sticky date pudding is one of my favorite desserts.
    Only 60 days until Christmas and time flies doesn't it. I am glad I am not the only one thinking about Christmas!
    Thank you for hosting this lovely tea time and I have joined in today.


  35. Oh my yes, Christmas will be here before you know it. Lovely display. Tea and pudding make it so inviting.


  36. Hi Sweetie!
    Im in, but late again! What is it with me? I must work on getting my post up on Monday's..but I am usually to tired. Ugh!

    Lovely pre-Christmas post! I think I need a Rose Chintz Tea Pot, don't you think so too? lol You setting is lovely, as always!

    Hope all is going okay with you! If you ever need to visit, via email, I'm always happy to do so!

    Hugs and Love!

  37. Love the little tree. Johnson Brothers ... hard to beat! Happy tea day!

  38. Love your little tree and your beautiful teacups - its a lovely tea tablescape.

    Thank you so much for the sticky pudding recipe. I had it in a tea room in Canada a few years ago and loved it.

  39. Sandi,
    Your lovely teacups are so cute! I love the rose one! Oh and your pudding looks deelish! I so enjoyed my visit with you today and I am excited for Christmas thank you for the eye candy!

  40. Dear Sandi,
    Christmas early is a lovely theme - especially if you are serving tea! Your dessert looks mouthwatering! Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful tea party!
    ..please include me!

  41. Thanks for your sweet words on my blog post. I appreciate it so much!

  42. Everything looks so beautiful!
    Thank you so much for visiting before, and especially for following. I am now following you, too!!!
    See you very soon - your blog is so pretty
    PS. Hope you'll come by later tonight for a followers' giveaway I'm having :)

  43. Hello Sandi
    Sorry I couldn't make it for tea this week but I had promised Beth to join her Pumpkin Party and I only had time to post once. Wednesday evening and I'm finally getting to visit - I missed having tea with friends, I always look forward to it because you host a small and regular group of ladies.
    Oh well, by next week my life will be back in order and I can enjoy participating again.

  44. Beautiful. And I must say that Christmas pudding has never appealed to me but looking at that one picture with the sauce dripping down makes me want to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  45. Hi Sandi,

    Your Christmas tree is decorated so perfectly. And I adore your green teacup with the rose buds on it. Very pretty indeed. *hugs*

  46. Oh your tea cup pictures are just lovely. So many pretty cups and saucers, and all looking so very festive!
    Your Sticky Toffee Pudding sounds absolutely delicious! I just had some for my very first time here in England and I really loved it.

  47. Oh Sandi...everything is lovely as always! Beautiful display and love the china! SWOON!

    Thanks for posting about my giveaway!

    Whoot! Whoot!


  48. That is a lovely post Sandi and I like the Christmas puding. I must try my hands on it !
    Thank you to share teh recipe.

    ♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥


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