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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 1 November 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my lovely tea friends and Welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday! Can you believe this is my 41st tea party and here we are in the month of November already. Time to think about Christmas decorating and baking. I love planning for the Holidays, don't you?

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C S Lewis

Personally, I think it is very important to set goals for yourself. No matter how old you are, it is important to dream a new dream, set a new goal. In fact, it is our dreaming which keeps life interesting! Perhaps you will never see your dream come to fruition but it doesn't hurt to reach for the stars. If nothing else, it is a growing experience.

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose." ~ Tehyi Hsieh
Today's tea post is a bit of a hodge podge.
First of all, I would like to share with you a couple more of my tea-for-one sets.
The first one was a gift from my hubby who knows I love the colour aqua. There's nothing fancy about this set, just the lovely creamy soft robin egg blue colour. It is made by Ganz.

One of the reasons I collect these adorable tea-for-one sets is because I find they come in handy when you just want a small pot of tea for yourself. They also come in handy when you have company and several folks want their own special cup of tea. This way, everyone gets to enjoy their own brand.
Here it is accompanied by my Royal Albert "Veronica" teacup which I am using as a votive candle holder. Veronica is my favourite teacup but unfortunately it has a broken handle. From the aqua roses to the beautiful gold trim on the fine china teacup and saucer, I think it is a stunning teacup and rather than put it away where it cannot be seen and enjoyed, I use it as a votive holder.

Isn't she pretty? Love the little bouquet inside the cup itself. From the lovely handle to the pedestal bottom of the teacup, she is a real beauty. I can't remember who gave it to me. It wouldn't surprise me if I were to discover that my mother had given it to me because we both love aqua.
The next one is a favourite tea-for-one set and it is made by Skye McGhie. Like all the Cream Lace patterns made by this company, this one is also adorned with the lacey cutouts and the Fleur-de-lis on it.

This cute little pot below was a gift from my maternal grandfather's second wife. It was the only time I ever accompanied my Grampy and her shopping, and we had gone into a department store where I spied this little teapot. From what I gather, she wasn't one to gift too many people, so it holds much sentimental value for me. It was a lovely day which is forever etched into my memory!

" It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization." ~ Agnes Repplier

I have an assortment of goodies for you today. Chocolate, cranberry oatmeal bars, and mincemeat tarts. So, please do sit yourself down and join me for a hot cup of tea, won't you. Cranberry-apple tea is perfect for Autumn. Or perhaps you would prefer a cup of hot chocolate topped off with a dollop of whipped cream! You're welcome to partake of either and I hope you enjoy the refreshments and company today. " With God's help we will do mighty things." ~ Psalm 60:12

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time Tuesday. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come by again soon. If you would like to partake in my tea party, please let me know in your comment and I will add your link to my post. Just share a teacup, tea pot, or some china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, iced tea, or chocolate. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be most welcome. The Tea Time Tuesday button near the top of my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors can find their way here and visit with all my lovely participants.

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


I am also joining the hostesses of these other parties listed below.
* Martha~ - Tea Cup Tuesday
*Terri~ - Tea Cup Tuesday
* Wanda Lee~ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Pam~ - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Wanda Lee~ - Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
* Miss Spensers Blog~ - TeaCup Thursday

Sharing from heart~ Sandi