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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello friends and welcome to my 10th Tea Time Tuesday post!

I would love to have you participate in Tea Time with me! All you need to do is share a favourite teacup or tea pot. A scripture verse or short story would also be most welcome and appreciated. You may use either one of my Tea Time buttons at the top of my sidebar if you like.

It is my desire to bring a little food for thought along with sharing a favourite teacup or tea pot. I would like Tea Time Tuesday to be a blessing and an encouragement to you. So please make yourself comfortable and allow me to be your hostess.

This is a week of Easter celebrations for a lot of us and so I thought I would share one of my most prized tea sets; my beloved Rose Chintz. It is the perfect china for Spring and Easter dinner.
Rose Chintz is a pattern which was produced by Johnson Brothers in England. They started their company somewhere around 1882. This particular pattern was produced between the years of 1930-2003 and is one of the most popular transferware patterns ever produced by Johnson Bros. This busy rose design incorporates large roses mixed with pretty wild flowers. There are reproductions around now but they do not bear the stamp with the green mark on the back such as the originals do.

I acquired most of my Rose Chintz from my Auntie Phyllis who received her set as a wedding gift. Over the years she and her first husband had added to the set so that she had acquired quite a few pieces.
I love it because I fancy its romantic rose design. It is like sitting in a rose garden when a table is set with Rose Chintz before you.
It also reminds me of my beloved Auntie P. Whenever I look at it, it whisks me back to when I was a little girl visiting my Auntie who always served her meals on these pretty dishes.
These are two demi-tasses she gave me.

When I grew up, I wanted to collect this lovely china myself but alas, by that time, it was very difficult to get them.
Then one day, I happened to find some pieces on eBay which simply thrilled me to pieces and my auntie generously supplied me with many of her own pieces after she moved into her condo. Would you care for a cup of tea? I love the flowers on the inside of the teacup too! A little dessert too would be nice with your tea. This is called Cool Fruit Delight which I usually make at Easter time. It is basically a concoction of fruit mixed with sour cream and marshmallows on a graham wafer crumb crust. It's just right following a big turkey dinner!

Of course, no tea or Easter would be complete without chocolate! Lindt and Hersheys is my favourite!
Before I introduce you to my participants today, I would like to share this short story with you...

This past Saturday, my hubby and I spent the day with our 8 year old grandson Cameron. My hubby had driven over to pick him up and brought him back here to our home.
When Cameron first walked into our home, he had on his jacket and his head was covered by one of those knitted hats with the braids hanging down. They seem to be quite popular these days. He looked so cute! I was so happy to see him but at the same time I was startled at how much he resembled his father, our oldest son Jeff, at that age! Cameron is quiet in nature like his father as well; a very nice young man!

Many of our family traits are passed down from one generation to another. It's uncanny sometimes how alike a child and his parent can be! When I saw how much Cameron resembled his father in his looks and temperament, it made me wonder how much I resembled my heavenly Father.

The Bible tells us that we are made in His image. I wonder, do I resemble Him by my actions, my words, and my deeds? Can people see Jesus in me? Do I live my life in such a way that I leave a sweet fragrance behind wherever I go? I hope so! My desire is to be a blessing. I hope yours is too.

"And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." - Colossians 3:17

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know in your comment if you wish to participate in Tea Time Tuesday and I will happily add your link to my post.

Have a lovely day dear friends and I pray you have a beautiful and blessed Easter. The Lord bless you and your family!

Participants are listed in the order in which they started participating.



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi