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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.

Monday 26 April 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Happy Tuesday bloggerettes and Welcome to my 14th Tea Time Tuesday!

Over the weekend, I had emailed some of you regarding your participation in today's Tea Time. Unfortunately, I don't have access to everyone's email and therefore couldn't email everyone. I was trying to find a simpler solution to adding links to my post and in the end, I really just made more work for myself. So, having said all that, I am going back to the original way I have been doing things; adding your link as you post your Tea Time post. I will continue to do this until I can figure out how to hook up Mister Linky. Do I hear a sigh of relief from everyone?

Today I am sharing one of my favourite things: red transferware! I absolutely adore red transferware and I have several pieces of it in my home. I love this tea pot which I found at Lillibet's in our local hospital's gift shop. I have no idea where this pretty tea pot was made because the only stamp on it is this one, which really doesn't tell me much. It is more than likely produced in England or China. In any case, I love it!
Please help yourself to the mince tarts and clotted cream; I have plenty. Mince tarts are something folks usually bake in the cooler weather, but I can eat them anytime! As you can see, I have several pieces of this particular pattern. All of these pieces I purchased separately but they all blend together so well. In fact, they appear to be a matching set.Don't you just love the shape of the tea pot? I also have a Featherflake Orange cake to serve with your tea if you prefer this to the tarts.Snuggling up to the cake is my tiered dish which is filled with hydrangea petals.Tea is the second-largest consumer beverage in the world - ranking only behind water. Its origins reach back four thousand years in time.
The story goes that one day the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung knelt before a fire while he was boiling water. The wise Emperor was called, the "Divine Healer," and always boiled water before drinking it. Nobody knew the causes of illnesses, but Shen Nung had observed that people who boiled their drinking water had better health.

Shen Nung's servants had made a fire from the branch of a nearby tree. As the water began to boil, some of the topmost leaves of the branches were blown into the pot of water.
The Emperor exclaimed, "What a delightful aroma!" as the fragrance of tea floated into the air for the first time. He then sipped the aromatic steaming liquid. "Ah!" he said, "What a flavour!" And that is how tea was discovered in China in the year 2737 B.C.

Tea is now consumed in every nation of the world.


Two thousand years ago, Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" {John 14:6} and His Word is true today. You can count on it, no matter what new ideas you encounter in the world. As you sip your tea - just as people have for centuries - remind yourself that God's Word stands the test of time and serves as your foundation in every situation.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever." Hebrews 13:8

Thank you for stopping by for tea today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please leave me a comment indicating you would like to and I will gladly add your link to my post.
Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or a piece of china used in a tea. A short story, poem, or scripture verse would be appreciated as well but not absolutely necessary. Please feel free to take either of my Tea Time Tuesday buttons at the top of my sidebar to link back to me. Thank you.

The participants below are listed in the order in which they first started to participate.


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Attention Once Again All Tea Time Tuesday Participants!

Hello bloggy friends~ I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
Last week I had decided to email everyone about participating in the tea party but I don't have access to everyone's email. So, I have decided to go back to my original way of doing things; adding your link as you post your Tea Time post. I will continue to do it this way until I am able to get Mister Linky up and running. Sorry for any inconvenience.

I will be posting my Tea Time Tuesday on Monday evenings to make it easier for everyone. Hope you all have a beautiful day and I look forward to having tea with you all.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi