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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 12 July 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Welcome to my 25th Tea Time Tuesday, dear friends!

I can hardly believe I have reached this milestone! When I first started my tea party back in January, I had no idea how well it would be received or how long I would be doing it.

Since I began my tea party, there have been fifty-four participants at one time or another. Several other tea parties have popped up as well and we're all having a wonderful time!

I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and contributions. You have each made it all the more enjoyable!

NOTE: I don't watch their TV show but those of you who do, may be aware that Regis and Kelly are hosting their TV show from our fair Island this week.

This past weekend has brought a few celebrities our way including Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. I'm not a country music fan but I hear they put on a good show.

Now on to today's tea party! Since I am hosting my 25th tea party, I thought I would celebrate it with a little bit of Anne today and because of that, my post will be a smidgeon longer than usual. You are all familiar with Anne of Green Gables, right? Well, this is where I live, on Prince Edward Island, home of our infamous Anne!

This little Anne sand doll sitting upon the stack of Anne books was a gift from my father.

I will incorporate a few quotes by Anne throughout my post as well as share a few photos of our beautiful Island.

Now, as you know, I like to collect teapots, teacups, and tea-for-one sets. Here is another one of my tea-for-one sets. It has Summer written all over it! It is a soft shade of green with posies and butterflies on it. It is called Garden Botanical and it is made in China. I just know Anne would love it!
I have the matching mugs and a tray as well.

The tray is great for many things such as fruit, sandwiches, and sweets.
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive ---it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" ~ Anne of Green Gables

My Anne doll is the last gift I ever received from my father before he passed away. She's about twelve inches tall with her famous red braids, pinafore, stockings, and boots. Of course she also wears a straw hat upon her sweet head!

Her red braids, green eyes, and freckles upon her nose are some of the characteristics that make Anne who she is; a very lovable and memorable personality.

Since it is hot outside, I am serving iced tea as well as tea today. These lovely glasses were a set of four that I purchased before I got married. They are adorned with a 24 kt gold floral pattern and they are a good size for iced tea and other cold beverages. Please help yourself; the lemon is standing by."Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" ~ Anne of Green Gables

"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts." ~ Anne of Green Gables

"After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith." ~ Anne of Green Gables

Green Gables house in Cavendish, PEI.

One of the many lighthouses here on the Island. This is one of our beautiful beaches on the North Shore. PEI is famous not only for our Anne of Green Gables but its beaches and potatoes.

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

I hope you have enjoyed your tea today. Thank you for stopping by and helping me celebrate! If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday yourself just let me know in your comment and I will gladly add your link to my post. Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, iced tea, or chocolate if you prefer. A scripture verse, poem, or tea quote would also be welcome. Either of the two Tea Time buttons near 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 your visitors may find their way here to visit all my lovely participants.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Those with the stars ** before the links are my fellow tea party hostesses.

The participants listed below are in the order in which they started participating.

"Teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom. " Psalm 90:12


~ Congratulations to Betty and her hubby who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi