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Monday 30 May 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello dear friends and welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday. Can you believe this is my 70th tea party?

I want to wish all my American friends a Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope it's been a safe and happy one for you.

Whew! What a week it has been with Blogger! I'm sorry that some of you didn't get a comment from me on your tea post last week but I want you to know that I did visit each one of you. Your posts are always a delight and I want to thank you for making Tea Time such an enjoyable pasttime.

Now, it's a whole different problem with Blogger! I can't log into my blog these days. The only way I was able to do this post was by going through another's blog to get to mine. I have no idea how that works, I'm just so thankful that it does! I must really meditate on Philippians 4:8 these days.

So, because I am having problems with Blogger and it took me hours to do this post, this tea post is going to be short and sweet!

To be overcome with the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.~ Beverly Nichols
{Excerpt from Victoria Gardens of Bliss magazine 2011}

I had made a cake for the Pink Saturday Birthday Party that took place over the weekend and I am sharing it with you today. It is a single layer pound cake with pink icing, spray roses and baby's breath. I think it looks pretty on the Rose Chintz plate.

The spray roses were so tiny and delicate when I got them and now they are full-blown fluffy roses. My tea today will include them. Hope you enjoy!

The tea cup I am using is one you have seen before. I thought it looked nice with my roses.

It is Pierced Lace made by Skye McGhie. The creamy colour of this set with the lacey edged saucer makes it a very romantic tea cup. There is a slight scallop around the rim of the cup and the pedestal base. The cup itself is adorned with fleur de lis.

Did you know you can make tea from rose petals? Brew 2 cups of black tea and mix with 1- 1/2 cups dried rose petals {unsprayed}, 3/4 cup lemon verbena leaves, and 2 tablespoons dried lemon peel. Strain. Keep out of bright sunlight as the light affects the taste of the tea.

"He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together." ~ Colossians 1:17

I am delighted you have stopped by today and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee, iced tea, lemonade, hot chocolate, apple cider, or punch instead of tea. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

FYI: I will be hosting a tea party as usual every week but on June 13, I will be hosting a Father's Day Tea and on June 20, I will be hosting a Summer Dreams Tea. 
Also Kathy @ A Delightsome Life - is hosting her seasonal party, Savoring Summer on June 21. You can find her button on my sidebar. I hope you will make plans to participate in one or all of these parties.

I am pleased to join the following parties today as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Oh, Sandi, how romantic & sweet your share. I love the elegance ...

    TTFN ~

  2. Sandi,

    What a beautiful tea time post. Your cake and roses are stunning! Thank you for letting me be a part of your Tea Time Tuesday.

  3. I love rosehip tea and your post looks so lovely.

    I agree about blogger, soo much trouble lately. I am having problems with missing followers gadget coming up on my blog and missing from other blogs I have been visiting today.

  4. Hi Sandi,
    What a lovely tea and the cake looks so gorgeous. I really love the lacy look of your tea cup and saucer. So pretty.

    I am still having lots of blogger troubles. Can't sign in and still many blogs will not open. I can get to profiles and that is it.
    The followers came back though. I will try to do my first post for tea time and be back to link if I can get all to go through.
    Thank you.

    Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  5. Dear Sandi,
    congratulation to the 70th Tea Time Tuesday. It is such an elegant event. I really love to prepare the Blogpost for that day. What a lot of problems Blogger caused but hopefully it works all again. Your teatime is really sweet. The cake is a real bauty and I would love to have a slice. But it is too pretty to eat it, isn't it? Thank you, Sandi for hosting this nice event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Hi Sandi
    That's a new one, to post through another blog; don't they know older women like things to run smoothly and efficiently? :-)
    The pink cake looks delicious and right about now (after taking forever to do my post) I would love a piece with a cup of tea.
    Thanks for hosting tea every week - 70th, wow.

  7. Very beautiful Tea setting! The cake looks lovely! Love the last photo. That would make a darling card.
    Happy 70th Tea Party.

  8. Sandi, what a lovely teacup and the cake looks devine! I hope to join this tea party some day soon. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I tried to comment back to you the other day but blogger wouldn't let me comment. This is so frustrating. I hope this one will go through. I enjoy so much reading your blog. It makes me slow down from my frantic pace and breathe for a minute. Thank you so much.

  9. Hi Sandi, Beautiful post as always and I'm craving a piece of that delightful cake! Wishing you a wonderful week and I am working on my Father's Day Tea post and am happy to be joining in the fun.

  10. I love your tea time post, I always wanted to join and now I have! Thank you for hosting and for the invite, as I was visiting you, I saw your link to this great party, now, Number 70! I'm showing my table and tea set. Your tea cup and reticulated saucer is just so pretty and the yummy cake! Wow!
    Have a great week.

  11. You always have the most beautiful posts. I LOVE the creamy white cup and saucer that reminds me of "LACE". "GORGEOUS"! I could not get through to comment last week and blogger is having LOTS of issues(at least they made us aware that it's THEM and not us so we don't "Call in the GEEKS"). I too had to get into my blog through someone else AND they have a TEMP email address on my account(I haven't figured that one out yet)...
    Thank you for hosting your Tea Time Tuesday FUN!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs to you,

  12. This is just beautiful Sandi. The cake looks so yummy and the roses are beautiful. I'm sorry you're still having problems with blogger. That is really strange and I hope it gets straightened out soon. I'll be joining you today too. My kitchen is being torn out tomorrow and I'll be in an upheaval for 2 weeks. Take care. Blessings, Pamel

  13. Sandi, your cake is gorgeous! And my, those roses are pretty. Have been eating cake all weekend, but I'd make room for a piece of yours! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess of your blog party each week! Bess

  14. Hi Sandi: Thank you for the post. At least I know I am not the only one who had to jump hoops to do a post. I did manage to comment for the first time today. I hope you will be able to read this one. I will plan on joining your parties. They are always fun. Hugs, Martha

  15. Your photo of the pink cake on the white cake stand with the white tea cup with the rose floating - delicious. My favorite.

    Thank you again.

    - Joy

  16. I love the cream tea fitting you would post about rose tea..come see why on my blog Sandi..great minds think alike! I started a link up too...would LOVE to have you join the party! That cake looks so wonderful and yummy! Thanks for hosting

  17. Your cake looks delish, Sandi and your tea cup set looks so sweet and pretty with a lacy design...Christine

  18. I do love your Skye McGhie china teacup & the teapot you have shown before. The cake looks so yummy, especially with the roses.

    I hope the blogger issues are resolved soon, it sounds very frustrating.

  19. Lovely and sweet pale pink & white. Lovely....cake looke delish!

  20. Everything is just so exquisite!
    The roses..the cake..the china.
    Simply gorgeous.
    Sandi, you have a truly gifted way of photographing and blogging.
    Thank you for sharing such beauty with us week after week!
    God bless you..Trish

  21. lovely cake and lovely tea cup -- I just love Beverly Nichols and have several of his books -- thanks for the quote!

  22. oh wow Sandi, what a beautiful post! love your teacup and thank you for sharing the rose petal tea recipe, i love the birthday cake you made, so yummy and beautiful!! love all the photos, they're beautiful! seem like you're going to be busy in june hosting tea parties! thanks for hosting tea time tuesday! xx Susan

  23. Hello Sandi,
    So sorry you're having trouble. It has taken a lot of patience lately to deal with Blogger's problems - seems so very odd! When the follower's list would appear and disappear they advised clearing cookies and cache - I wondered why? Was there a virus?
    Anyhow to your tea - beautiful in all its pinkness! That cake is so beautiful - a pink cloud - those spray roses are perfect - when you shared how to make rose petal tea - I was ticking off in my head - have that, and that and that YEAH! It looks so lovely and the ingredients sound delicious! You're always a gracious hostess
    Thank you for sharing your lovely tea with A Return to Loveliness,

  24. Blogger seems to be giving lots of folks some grief lately.
    I love the teacup you shared today, so delicate and the cake looks delicious.

  25. Beautiful post Sandi! I love the cup you have shown today. It is just so pretty and romantic! The cake looks delicious!
    Sorry you are having posting issues too! Hopefully Blogger will successfully upgrade and all will work well soon.

  26. Hi Sandi,
    It is a lovely tea even if blogger is giving us grief!
    The roses are so pretty and the cake as well.
    Thank you for hosting.

    Enjoy the sunshine!

  27. Gorgeous! Love the photos and the filigree looking saucer is just divine. Thank you for sharing.

  28. What lovely TC&S and yummy cake too!

    love Dawn xx

  29. Tårtan ser så romantisk ut! Söta koppar har du ochså. Önskar dig en trevlig vecka. Zinnia

  30. Lovely! Fun to find your sight! We have a family tea party every week, on a day my husband works from home. It's sort of our recitation/recital/share a talent day for our homeschool. I love looking through here at the beautiful ideas you share!

  31. Such a lovely and elegantly inviting tea. I would love to join you. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  32. Sandi, Thanks so much for linking up. :o) What a lovely photo of that tea cup with the flower floating in the tea. You take such beautiful photos!

    I'm sorry you are having trouble. I know what a headache it is when the post won't go up right. I've been having missing gadgets too and just about gave up in despair on our weight loss blog. Weird!

    I use Windows Live Writer so most of my post gets written offline which makes it easier.

    Have a lovely day and thanks so much for joining my Memorial Day tea post.

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  33. Hi Sandi, what a beautiful post. I love your pierced lace tea cup. It almost matches my tea pot. Congratulations on hosting 70 tea parties! Wow!

  34. Hi Sandi,
    Blogger is also giving me problems. I hope I can publish this comment.
    Such beautiful and artistic photos you're sharing with us. Your table arrangements are so elegant, so delicate... and the cake must be a real treat!

  35. Your pictures are so totally gorgeous! I adore that lace saucer! How pretty, especially with that flower! That cake look beyond delicious too! X

  36. Sandi, thank you for the get well wish!!
    Your teacup is adorable, I think I have a little teapot that match it. and the cake...yummy!!
    Oh, that is exciting that your son is on tour in DK. do you know where they will perform? what kind of music do they play? (my teen girls wanna know :)-

    Blessings, Jannet

  37. if you have any posts that have the recipe in them or a link to a recipe that is find to link up too. thanks for stopping by!

  38. Hi again Sandi. Thank you for the band info. I'm not into hard rock either, but still its fun for them to travel around the world with their music!
    Thank you for hosting TTT it's so much fun!!

    Blessings, Jannet

  39. Hi Sandi,
    thank you for visiting me - and yes!
    Of course your post 'qualifies' for LACE :-)
    Everything you do is godly, beautiful, feminine and encouraging!
    I'd be honoured to have you link up to my little blog party.
    You are a blessing!

  40. Your images are so very lovely and pinkly serene!
    Sandra Evertson

  41. I truly enjoy the moment while sipping my warm cup of tea. It makes me feel so relaxed and relieves my tensions.

  42. I found this post through Trish's LACE. What a pretty simple in some ways but it looks so lovely, too.

    I really like the Pierced Lace and have a teapot, cream and sugar that's simliar but not this exact pattern.

    Thanks so such an enjoyable post!

  43. Sandi - I just realized I never left a comment! I've been in and out of your post sooo many times , I thought I had.
    Your vignette is lovely and sweet. I love the cake and roses. They go so well all together.
    Blessings, L

  44. Hi Sweetie!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments! I have missed you so! What a treasured friend you are and so caring! How are you doing? I hope better!

    Hopefully as things warm you will be getting out more and enjoying what our Lord gave us as a present after our cold winter days!

    Be blessed my friend!

    PS..your tea post are always so elegant!

  45. Oh Sandi,
    You are most certainly welcome at my Home Sweet Home Party! This cake and tea are so beautiful! I love how you put the roses on the cake. Thank you very much for linking up and you may join me anytime you want.:)

  46. Hi Sandi, everything is so romantic and feminine.. and the gorgeous cup and saucer looks so delicate like vintage lace.. loved it. Such a nice way to display them with white roses and rose tea... thanks for sharing the rose petal tea, it sounds heavenly.Also I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my apple blossom tea and Inspirational Muses and for following me. My Patriotic tablescape wasn't tea related so I couldn't link up to your tea party this week. Have a lovely weekend!~Poppy

  47. hi Sandy, Your post may be short but very lovely. The cake looks yummy. What a pretty tea cup this week.

    The French Hutch

  48. Hi Sandi,
    I'm sorry you too have been having issues with Blogger. It seems to never end for me. Just when one problem is fixed, another arises. Anyways, your cake looks abolutely beautiful and I bet it's as tasty as it is beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  49. The cake looks inviting.
    Blogger does seem to have had a host of different issues recently but I have had no problems these last couple of weeks.

  50. What a beautiful tea time post. The pink cake is so pretty with the roses. The pierced lace teacup is also lovely.


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