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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 29 November 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello all my lovely tea friends and Welcome to my 45th Tea Time Tuesday! Please come in and make yourself comfortable.

I am knee deep in Christmas decorations these days and my home is such a mess! Is yours like that too? With totes everywhere and decorations littering table tops and furniture, it looks as though a tornado has touched down! Soon, very soon, I will be done decorating and I can sit back and enjoy my home again.

Time for a nice hot cup of tea while I watch my little feathered friends swoop back and forth from the big pine tree to the feeder.
Since I am so very busy, today's tea will be a rather simple one and I would like to share something a little different. We are into the lovely Christmas season now and I have decided to share my teacup ornaments today. I thought perhaps you might enjoy seeing them.

These four teacups are from Germany and each one is so very cute on its own! They are made by Reutier Porzellan. Each one is trimmed in gold and they each have a sweet little handle. Sorry the photos aren't clearer!

The first one sits on a pedestal base in its own little saucer. It has red roses and tiny forget-me-nots.
The second has a pretty blue border and it is sprinkled with blue and red flowers. It has a tiny thumb rest.
The third is probably my favourite because of its shape. It is very ornate and some of the pattern is raised although the photo does not do it justice. It has an array of pink, blue, and purple posies on it.

The fourth one has a creamy yellow background with pink, blue, and yellow flowers. This little teacup has a split handle and tiny feet.

The last teacup is one that my hubby bought me years ago while we were in Nova Scotia. It is a pretty pink, white, and gold one made by Marianne's Porcelain. The interior of the teacup is gold as well. I took the liberty of gluing the cup to the saucer last Christmas so I could hang it on the tree. I'm glad I did for it makes a very cute ornament!
All of these teacups will be going on the main Christmas tree as I find they are a bit too heavy for my unborn granddaughter's tree.

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. ~ George Gissing

Now, how about some tea and a Scottish shortbread cookie? This teacup most of you have seen before. Amy @ Vintage Porcelain Art ~
had made it and I won it as a Giveaway last Summer. I love the soft green colour and her hand painted roses!
NOTE: Next week, I will be hosting Tea Time Tuesday as usual but I will also be participating in Kathy's "Christmas with Victoria." -
I have already begun working on it and I hope it will be a pleasant tea party for everyone here at Tea Time!

"You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord." ~ Psalm 139: 2, 3.

Thank you for joining me for tea today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come again soon. If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please let me know in your comment or you can email me ahead of time to let me know. If you wish, you may do coffee, iced tea, or hot chocolate instead of tea. With the Holidays coming, you may like to do hot apple cider or egg nog. A scripture verse, tea quote, or poem would also be welcome. My Tea Time button is near the top of my sidebar for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here and visit with all of my lovely participants.

Happiness is having tea with a friend.

The participants listed below are in the order in which they first started to a participate.

Lorena~ - She is having a Tea Cozy giveaway so be sure to stop by and enter.

I am also joining the following hostesses for their parties today:

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~ - Tuesday Tea for Two
Lady Katherine~ - Teatime Tuesday
Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi