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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 1 June 2010

Welcome To Tea Time Tuesday!

Hello my bloggy friends and welcome to my 19th Tea Time Tuesday!

It is the first of June and soon my roses will be blooming again. I long to smell their heavenly fragrance and feel their velvety petals! These beauties are last year's blooms and I just love the shade of pink. It won't be long now!

So, today I thought I would share this tea-for-one set which reminds me of my roses. I love this set, Coventry Garden by Skye McGhie, which is made of fine porcelain.

I love just about everything made by Skye McGhie! Fortunately, I have three pieces of this Coventry Garden pattern and I hope to pick up a few more. It just speaks of Summer to me. This plate has a beautiful edge on it.

The rectangular plate with its cutout handles is useful for so many things.

Also making an appearance today is my tiered dish filled with petals and the little birdie. The little birdie with his cute cutouts always lends a touch of whimsy to a tea.

I am serving White Chai tea today along with cupcakes and macaroons. I get a lot of use out of these plates because we have Bible study every week here in our home and I tend to use them for that.
The cupcakes look especially pretty on these plates and the footed cake plate as well.

Do you find with so many teas out on the market now, that people like to have their own individual tea? This is one of the reasons why I have collected tea-for-one sets. I have several now and they all come in handy, believe me. My favourites are Green Chai and Earl Grey.

I am thankful for tea and there are so many benefits in the drinking of it. It not only soothes the nerves but is comforting too after a long day.

Studies show that the drinking of tea may help enhance protection against heart attacks, strokes, and other serious illnesses.

Tea, especially green and white tea, is full of antioxidants.

Certain types of tea help in the fight against cancer, raising your metabolism, and better mental alertness.

Yes, tea is good for you, as are roses and pretty teacups! Each one brings such pleasure to one's life.

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in Heaven we thank Thee!"

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."

~ Ballou

"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude." ~ 1 Timothy 4:4

Thank you for stopping by for tea today. I take great pleasure in hosting Tea Time Tuesday and you all make it such an enjoyable event every week.

Those of you who have stopped by and would like to particpate, please let me know in your comment. Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or some china used in a tea. A scripture verse, poem, or short story would be most welcome. Either of the two Tea Time buttons at the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that others may find their way here to visit my lovely participants. Thank you and have a beautiful day everyone. The Lord bless you!

Happiness is sipping tea with one's friends.


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi