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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.

Monday 20 September 2010

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday!

Hello my lovely tea friends and welcome to my 35th Tea Time Tuesday!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We did, what with all the beautiful weather we had and we even got out for a walk along the beach yesterday. Today was not quite so nice as the skies were overcast and it's a bit cooler. In any case, I'm glad you're here! Please come in and have a seat.

It's a good day to have a nice hot cup of tea.

Do you ever get a hankering for cinnamon toast? Well, I did and so I cut a thick slice of home made whole wheat bread we got from the bakery and popped it into the toaster. Mixed up some brown sugar and cinnamon and then spread it on the toast. Mmm, good!

I got my little pink tea-for-one which was a gift from my hubby a while back and served my favourite Green Chai tea from it.

Now, I'm going to tell you a funny story. Have you ever found something totally unexpected in your home? Well, I did! My hubby and I were house cleaning and throwing out a bunch of boxes which I had stored up in the closet in the office.

He still teases me about my 'box collection' because well, I won't tell you how many boxes we threw out. He told me I had enough to fill a warehouse! It was an unbelievable amount anyway! Some might have reason to believe I'm a hoarder! He he! But you see, one never knows when one will need a box, right?
Anyway, as we were getting the boxes down from the top shelf, Hubby found one that was a little too heavy for an empty box, so he investigated and you'll never guess what he found!

Back in May of this year, I had shared a new tea-for-one pot on a Pink Saturday post. I had shared all the pictures of this pretty little teapot and received some very nice comments about it. There are no markings on it but it is made of porcelain and trimmed with gold. I love the pinkness of it!
Well, when he opened up the box which the teapot came in, we got a big surprise! He discovered the matching saucer which accompanies the teapot! Can you believe that? Be still my heart! Thank goodness he found it when he did otherwise I might never have known there was a saucer included in the set!
My advice, be extra careful ladies when you're throwing out your boxes!

" A good laugh is sunshine in a house." ~ Thackeray

Here is the whole set. Isn't it a cute thing with its chintziness and butterflies? He had gotten it at Hallmark back in the Spring just because he knew I would like it. I keep telling ya, he's a keeper!

Now that I've made my confession, let's have some Cinnamon toast and tea, shall we? I always take my tea black. How do you like yours?
Next I would like to share with you a lovely Giveaway I won from Amy @ Vintage Porcelain Art ~ Amy is one of my regular tea party participants and she had a Giveaway a couple of months ago which I was fortunate to win. I had shared about this teacup over the weekend on Pink Saturday but I wanted to show more photos of it for those of you who may not have seen it.

This lovely green teacup is sprinkled with pretty little pink roses and trimmed with gold. The teacup is hand-painted by Amy and I am thrilled to have it! I didn't have a green teacup, believe it or not, so I am really happy to add this to my collection. Isn't she purty?Amy has signed the bottom of the set with her own signature.A plate of my favourite tea biscuits, Petit E'colier, accompany the cup of tea. My Uncle Doug who hails from jolly old England introduced me to these wonderful chocolate covered tea biscuits. Not only are they delicious but they're pretty as well. They are presented on my favourite Rose Chintz square dessert plate which is produced by Johnson Bros. of England. The greens and pinks match the teacup very well. "Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things." ~ Chaim Potok

Perhaps you would prefer a fruit cup. Strawberries, grapes, and bananas; yum!

I have been painting pumpkins as of late and thought the teacup would look cute snuggled up to some sparkly little pumpkins. Just a little ambiance for your pleasure.

"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." ~ Goethe

Last week I asked you what made you happy and we all seemed to like many of the same things. There is nothing more important than family, other than your relationship with God, and we spend time and energy creating loving relationships with our loved ones.

My hubby and I went together for four years before we got married and we've been married for 38 years! We are the best of friends and we love being together. I guess you could say we know each other pretty well by now!

Anne of Green Gables once told Gilbert when he was trying to win her hand that they would end up being like two old crows!

Well, I prefer to think of Hubby and me as being more like two song birds! We make beautiful music together and I like to think that we are creating a wonderful symphony for our family.

Fortunately for Anne and Gilbert, their story also had a happy ending.

" Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." ~ 1 Corinthians 13: 7-8

I am so happy you have stopped by today. I do hope your visit was a pleasant one. If you would like to join me in my tea party please let me know in your comment and I will gladly add your link to this post. Just share a favourite teacup or teapot. A tea quote, poem, or scripture verse would be welcome too. Either Tea Time button near the top of my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you so desire. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with my other participants.

I am also linking with Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for her Table Top Tuesday and the other tea party hostesses today. You will find their links with the asterisks ** before them.

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


Table Top Tuesday

Tea Cup Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday


Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi