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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 6 September 2010

Welcome To Tea Time Tuesday!

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my 33rd Tea Time Tuesday!
Hope you're all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Ours was pretty wild on Saturday when Hurricane Earl came through here. We lost our power for four hours but didn't sustain any damage to our property so we got off pretty well compared to some! I'm thankful it's over with and things are back to normal once again! Thank you to everyone who prayed on our behalf!

"How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand." ~ Psalms 139:17-18

Do you like teapots? Do you like tea-for-one pots? I do! Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved teapots and teacups; china in general. While my boys were growing up I was not able to indulge in my teapot fantasy. I had a few teapots but alas they are gone now. Some had gotten broken and some I gave away. After my boys moved out, I was able to start collecting teapots and such. I have a nice collection now, I'm happy to say!

Today, I thought I would share a couple of my tea-for-one sets. I have a few more which I will share at another time.

The first one is so cute and it is a Skye McGhie set. If you have been following my blog you know I love Skye McGhie pieces! This sweet creamy yellow pot made of fine porcelain, has its own dainty little teacup. It has a Frenchy script on it and a tiny gold rose bud on the top. There is no name on it other than Skye McGhie and I just love the shape of it. I think it's adorable!

"Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on." ~ Billy Connolly The edge of the teacup is crimped somewhat like a pie crust.And doesn't the cupcake look cute sitting in the teacup?

I would like to wish one of my regular participants and very good friend, Lorena @ Rose Chic Friends ~ A Very Happy Birthday! She celebrated her birthday yesterday! Do stop by and wish her a happy day, won't you?

The next one is a silver tea-for-one. This one is rather elegant with its white florals and mirror finish. This one has no markings of any kind but I really like it because it's different from all the others in my collection. It holds a good amount of tea and sits on its own saucer.

You may wonder, does she actually use those? Why, yes, I do! Some of these cups are rather large and hold a lovely amount of hot tea. The Skye McGhie one is rather small, more like a demitasse, but the silver one is a good size.

I don't often drink tea for breakfast as I generally like my coffee first thing in the morning. So you will see coffee in this teacup today. However, if I'm having breakfast or brunch later in the morning, I enjoy a nice cup of tea. Coffee, fresh orange juice, a hard boiled egg, and toast with my home made peach preserves are what I am having this morning.
Nothing fancy, just a simple breakfast!

Do you have a favourite teacup, teapot, or tea-for-one? If so, I'd love to see it!

"Tea should be taken in solitude." ~ CS Lewis

It is nice to take tea in solitude but it is also nice to enjoy a cup of tea with friends, don't you think?

Today is the day that I announce the name of my Giveaway winner.

There is a package of Raspberry Lemon tea from our very own Prince Edward Island tea company, a Royal Albert tea strainer, a tea spoon from our famous Paderno company here on the Island, and a mini creamer also from the Paderno company. As I mentioned before, this adorable little creamer-for-one can be used as it was first intended or you can hang it on the Christmas tree which is why I have a pretty sheer ribbon tied on the handle for hanging.

Those of you who had mentioned in your comment the past two weeks that you would like to be entered into the Giveaway have been added to the teapot. What I didn't tell you was that those of you who had participated in either tea party the past two weeks were entered a second time. Again, I'm sorry that I can't include those who are not Canadian or American bloggers due to shipping costs.

My hubby chose the name from out of my Antique Reflections teapot. There were over seventy entries!

And the name of the winner is........

Congratulations Brenda @ Quilting Along Lifes Way ~

Please email me your mailing address and I will get this into the mail for you. Thank you to all who entered. I also want to thank everyone for making my tea party so enjoyable! When I started my Tea Time Tuesday back in January, I had no idea how well received it would be. You are all angels and I appreciate you all so very much!

Thank you for stopping by today for Tea Time. If you would like to participate, please let me know in your comment. You may do tea, coffee, iced tea, or chocolate. Just share a favourite teacup, teapot, or china which you have used in a tea. A scripture verse, poem, or tea quote would also be most welcome. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. Either of the two Tea Time Tuesday buttons near the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I am also joining the other tea party hostesses today and their links are those with the asterisks ** before them.

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