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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Good morning my sweet friends and welcome to my 9th Tea Time Tuesday!
Spring has finally arrived and I'm enjoying tea on a more Spring-like note. Soft and delicate colours would describe what I'm going for today. Please come in and have a seat while I pour you a cup of tea.

Some of you may have seen this teacup before on one of my Pink Saturday posts, and I apologize if you have, but it is one of my favourites. It just says Springtime to me!

This teacup was a gift to me when I was a new bride and it is a Shelley teacup. It is fine bone china and made in England.
 I have a Martha Stewart lace runner underneath it all. I love the delicate Springtime colours of pink and aqua/robins egg blue, don't you? The pretty edge and the tiny blooms on the inside of the cup all make for a very sweet teacup.I have my tiered tray filled with delicate hydrangea petals instead of sweets because I love the way it lends a Springtime feel to the tea. Nestled up to the tiered tray is my little White Victorian Cottage tea pot. I have several pieces of this pattern and I love the cut-out bottom.
Now, please make yourself comfortable and I will share this little excerpt from "Tea Time with God."

"Keep a place in life for beauty," says English preacher Leslie Weatherhead. "He who keeps a little place in his life for beauty will find that it does something for him and in him, and that something is a process that goes on when the beauty is no longer before his eyes and ears, like a seed growing secretly in the dark. God, by a secret ministry, can turn the sight of a snowflake into hope and the sight of the dawn into courage.

Beauty feeds our souls like food nourishes our bodies. We sometimes need to be reminded to slow down enough to find beauty in those things we hurry by each day. Let's take time for beauty. Make a date with yourself to stroll through an art gallery, visit a beautiful church, or linger in a park or garden.

If there is not time then remember the beautiful places captured in memories- moments of sheer joy, or a mental "snapshot" of a majestic, snow-capped mountain, or moonlit night."

Let God use the beauty He created to awaken in you the desire for more of Him.

"One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I will seek .... to behold the beauty of the Lord." Psalm 27:4 {NKJV}

Take time to stop and smell the roses!

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Sharing from my heart~ Sandi