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Monday, 8 November 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Happy Tea Tuesday my friends~ Today is my 42nd Tea Time Tuesday and I am so happy to invite you all to another tea party! Sometimes I think I'll just do a few more but then some of you leave comments that so encourage me that I just keep going. The fact is, I have run out of teacups although I do still have a tea pot or two to share. Anyway, I will keep having tea parties as long as you keep coming.
Before I get into my tea party, has anyone else noticed that Blogger has gone haywire this evening? I hope they get it fixed up soon!

Today I would like to share the fabulous Giveaway I won from my Colorado friend Bernideen ~
Bernideen has been a tea party participant almost from the beginning and I am pleased to have won her most generous gift. She has a most tea-lightful blog as well and she would be most pleased to have you stop by for a visit.

This dear lady sure knows how to put together a wonderful Giveway!

So, sit yourself down in your most comfy chair and feast your eyes on all of these goodies.

The good sized box arrived, neatly packed with styrofoam pebbles and bubble wrap. Great care was taken to ensure each gift was protected from damage.
The first item was this delightful book on the life of Tasha Tudor presented on its own easel.
I have already shared about this book on Pink Saturday over the weekend.

There was a covered pie dish shaped like a pumpkin ...with a lovely blessing written inside. A little tea book filled with quotes and tea tips, just right for the hostess of tea parties.
A beau-tea-fully scalloped Harvest inspired doilie with sparkly golden thread woven throughout the butterfly motif. A beau-tea-ful deep burgundy tea box adorned with a lovely cameo and lined with gold satin, was filled with an assortment of lovely teas. Isn't this a sight to behold? Thirty-six teas in all.What more could a tea party hostess want? Except perhaps to get cozy in a comfy chair with the book and a wonderful cup of tea!
If you're ever in old historic Colorado Springs, please do stop by and visit Bernideen at her tea shop. Thank you again, Bernideen, for your wonderful giveaway! I am truly enjoying it.
Now, let's enjoy a cup of Mango tea today, shall we? It is a wonderful fruity tea and it is delicious! This is one of the teas from Bernideen's tea box.I am using my pretty Royal Albert teacup. As I shared once before, this lovely teacup was a gift from my hubby's aunt when we moved into our first home. The month of February was the month we moved in and so she thoughtfully gifted me with this teacup in honour of the occasion. As you can see, it is sprinkled with delightful violets which is the flower of the month for February. The cup and saucer are edged with gold and made of fine bone china. Some fresh pumpkin bread is ready to enjoy with your tea. It is being served on a Johnson Bros. tea plate which has a fruit motif on it. The colours also go well with the doilie.The tea has been steeping in my little cream and green tea pot.  
I am also serving mini cheese cakes topped with your choice of cherries or whipped cream. These are wonderful little treats and they made a big hit at our last Bible study. Even my hubby enjoyed them and he's not a big cheese cake fan! Don't they look pretty in the pumpkin dish? I borrowed the recipe from Concetta @ Concetta's Cafe ~
Thank you Concetta! Concetta also has a lovely blog and I know she would love to have you stop by for a visit.
Have you noticed how pretty everything looks with the doilie? Thank you Bernideen!

The scripture below is taken from the New Living Testament.
"How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world. " ~ Psalm 31:19

Thank you for coming by for tea today. If you would like to participate, please let me know in your comment. Simply share a teacup, tea pot, or some china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, chocolate, or iced tea. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would also be welcomed. 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 my other lovely participants. It would be nice if you would visit the link before and after you to ensure that everyone gets a visit. Thank you.

The participants listed below are in the order they began participating.


I am also joining the other hostesses of the parties below.

* Marty~ Table Top Tuesday

* Martha~ - Teacup Tuesday
* Terri~ - Teacup Tuesday

* Wanda Lee~ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
*Pam~ Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

* Wanda Lee~ http:// - Wednesday Tea for Me and Thee

* Lady Katherine~ - Teatime Tuesday

* Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

Wishing you all a beau-TEA-ful day!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. We must have both been on the same train of thought with our violet cups! Your tea pictures are all so pretty!

  2. Bernideen has such a lovely shop and blog. I too won one of her give aways once. Love the Tasha Tudor book, Your teacup is so pretty. Concetta has a wonderful blog too, full of delightful recipes! Love your Tea and all your new treasures!

  3. I really love that teapot-so adorable!


  4. your tea set is to die for... so darn pretty!!

  5. Hello Sandi
    What a fabulous and generous giveaway you won from Bernideen. It is fitting that you should have won it too after being our hostess for so many weeks.
    Enjoy trying your new teas while reading the book.

  6. Everything looks so lovely.
    What wonderful treasures you received! Thank you for Psalm 31. I will have fun looking around at the the participants. I hope some will come have tea with me as well :) Blessings, Lisa

  7. Your tea things are beautiful, Sandi. I have to remember to link with you also next time. Your tea cups are gorgeous and the covered pumpkin pie dish is really pretty..Christine

  8. Your posts always brighten my day!

  9. Hi Sandi,

    What a beautiful post full of lovely china and accessories. I found you through Lady Katherine's site and really enjoy your blog.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Take care,

    Kathy Matthews

  10. Lovely teacup and teapot. I'd love to join you for a spot of tea :-)


  11. What a wonderful surprise to open this box with wonderful treasures.
    The tea book looks delightful and I love that you are sharing quotes and tips already. You always have inspiring quotes and the prettiest teacups.
    Have a blessed week.

  12. Congratulations on winning such a wonderful and beautiful gifts. You are the lucky one. I am also joining you for Tea Time Tuesday.


  13. Oh my... I love the little tea pot ... simple and elegant. What wonderful goodies you received. Isn't mail call wonderful?!!!!!!

  14. Hi Sandi!

    I am a little late today with my tea post but, it is up now.

    What a wonderful gift to receive! Such thought and heart went into this gift. Everything is so lovely!

    Have a wonderful day!

  15. Hi: What a lovely post from the heart today. I just love to visit. I hope you do not stop, I enjoy it so much. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  16. Dearest Sandi,
    Thank you my friend for visiting my blog and trying the cheesecake recipe - so glad they were a hit - you made my day by mentioning it at your tea party!

    I love your blog - everytime I visit I find another connection with you - we have so many similiar tea cups or items it just makes me smile! Now today I am reminded of the February cup with violets - my mom's birthday is in February and I purchased that cup for her last year - then a dear friend of mind gave me a very, very old one as a gift because of my love for tea. I will post about that cup one day - I just love it! So - now another tea treasure that will remind me of you!

    I love the pumpkin pie plate - how beautiful! That was quite the extraordinary box of goodies bestowed upon you! Wonderful!

    I will be posting my tea party later today so please include me!

    Have a blessed day my lovely friend!
    <>< Concetta

  17. Hi Sandi, I have my birthday in February so I loved the violet cup and saucer.
    Hope I can join the party!!

  18. Sandi dear, your violet teacup is so pretty but I still can't forget your Royal Albert Sheraton Series teacup ~ Veronica in light blue that you shared last week.. my oh my.. I have a hard time sleeping you know.. teehee.. keep on thinking about the cup and been looking hi & lo from eBay too. I found one two of that cup but unfortunately they don't do international shipping!.. welp, I should try my luck next time.. but seriously I love your Veronica teacup!.. thanks for hosting this event. and wishing you a great day!

  19. Dear Sandi,
    I hope you will never stop to invite for your Tea Time Tuesday. I think it is not so important to every Tuesday a lot of new things. Around the year we have already forgotten which cups we have seen. And with the changes in the seasonal decorations and the new quotes and impressions of your life, all posts look very new despite the cups may have been showed onces before.
    Congratulation for winning Bernideens give away. Those nice things are just as if they are made for you. It is a wonderful price and you have showed us that with so much love. Thank you for giving us all this kind quotes, the recipe, the lovely photos and your hopefully never ending hospitality.
    Greetings, Johanna

  20. The Tasha Tudor book is a most wonderful win!You sure hit the jack-pot here.A generous win for sure.

    I think I am running out of teacups too, but there is so much more to tea time, as you show. Thank-you for hosting this time, I am joining in with joy~

  21. Hi Sandi,
    I love your little teapot and the cheesecake would be a real treat.
    You won another great giveaway-I love Tasha Tudor books and so many varieties of tea for you to enjoy curled up by your wood pellet stove!
    I would like to join you for teatime today too.
    The mild temps have been amazing but I am ready for sunshine.
    Hope you have a great day!


  22. Love your tea post. I will try to remember to join in next Tuesday!

  23. What a beautiful giveaway you won. The covered pumpkin pie dish is darling, but it's the doily that really grabs my attention. It must be even more beautiful in real life. Take care.

  24. What a lovely giveaway! I am sure the tea is delicious and fragrant! Congratulations! I will have to visit Bernideen! Will also check out Conchetta's site!
    Just love visiting! Always a Delight!

  25. Oh my - forgot to say I'd love to participate this week!

  26. Wow ..... what a lovely giveaway you've shared today! Beautiful post! xox

  27. Sandi:
    Glad to see you enjoying all! I am glad thebox arrived safely! Have a happy Tea Time Tuesday.

  28. Hi Sandi,
    Wow another week has flown by and here we are at Tea Time Tuesday again...I want to say thank you for hosting each week and let you know how much I enjoy it...My collection is very small and so I find it hard also to have something new to share each week I am glad I am not alone in this concern.
    God Bless You

  29. What a truly lovely gift to have received. Your little violet cup and saucer is devine.

  30. Congrats on your giveaway win - what a lot of great things.

    Your teacup is lovely and I like that pretty little teapot. The pumpkin bread and mini cheesecakes look yummy.

  31. Such lovely photos. Thanks for hosting.

    I'd love to join the party:

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Visiting Bernideen's IS a wonderful experience, as is receiving one of her generous give away packages in the mail. Perhaps some day you'll be able to visit us in Colorado! Wouldn't that be grand?! Thanks for sharing with us. ♥♫

  33. Hi Sandi,
    Oh what a wonderful tea party and you are such a beautiful hostess. I love your February tea cup. So pretty with the violets. Feb. is my birth month, so I am partial to it.
    Congrats on your win too. What a treasure and so perfect for the tea parties. Your blog is so inviting and such a nice place to visit and relax. I wish I could join in the Tuesday teas, but I am just too busy at the moment. It is so nice to visit though and dream.

    You asked about my shoppe. I have a little place on etsy and with Make Mine Pink. Was in a brick and mortar many years but left to pursue on line. It was a great direction and so glad I did.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. You are always so encouraging and thank you so much.

    Hugs and Blessings, Celestina Marie

  34. I just ADORE Tasha!!! And you "TEA" pot is just about the cutest thing ever!

    m ^..^

  35. Hi Sweetie!
    You posts are always such a blessing and so well done. You always seem to touch my heart...and you DO have such lovelies to share.

    What wonderful treasures you received!!! Yea that you won them and so deserving!

    Hope you have a great week.
    Happy TEA

  36. I enjoyed this post so very much ~ I am late visiting this week. What lovely goodies from Bernideen. Thank you for sharing the photos, the quotes, your lovely February tea cup and the recipe. Wishing you a fabulous day!

  37. Everything is lovely! I look forward to joining you for tea soon.
    ~ Julie

  38. Sandi,
    Just stopping by to say Hello and invite you to visit me @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas to see a truly amazing Gift Shop at Christmas!!


  39. Oh how lucky you were to win those wonderful gifts.Thank you for sharing them with us.Cozy,cozy ,cozy


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!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi