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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

"Peace on earth will come to stay,
when we live Christmas every day." ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Welcome friends ~ I am delighted you have stopped by today and I invite you to the last Tea Time Tuesday for the month of November!

I hope all my American friends enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.
Everyone is thinking about the Holidays now and it tends to get very hectic. One can get weary from all the preparations and festivities, so it's nice to just stop and take a tea break....Won't you join me?

I love all the colours of Christmas, not just the red and green.

A cup of tea can rejuvenate you.

I am enjoying Stash Holiday Chai tea today in my Gracie China Rose Chintz teacup. This is a summery looking teacup but it goes well with my Christmas centerpiece which is why I chose it today.

I am enjoying an Icebox cookie with my tea. These cookies are buttery and filled with cherries and nuts; yum!

I find this cookie very appealing this time of year as the colourful cherries make them look very festive.

I painted this little paper mache cottage last week and decided to include it in my presentation today.
It's just another wee touch of Christmas.

Can't you just imagine wee fairies sipping their tea in it?

I hope you are all getting ready for my Christmas Tea! I would like to extend an invitation to each and every one of you!

Next week, December 5I will be hosting my Embrace The Season Christmas Tea. I can't wait to see all your lovely holiday tea things as well as a 1. Holiday Craft  2. Recipe   or  3. Christmas memory. You are welcome to share any of the above or all three if you wish. The more the merrier as they say!
I might add that you are also welcome to share coffee, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, eggnog, or punch if you wish.

Next week, December 6, I will also be joining Kathy for her Christmas With Victoria.

And the following week, December 12, I will be joining Wanda Lee and Pam for their GingerbreaTea.

There are lots of festive teas and parties coming up. Joy!

Many of you may not be aware but I also have a Christmas blog called Christmas Pudding. Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th of November, I will be sharing the A-Z of Christmas. It will be a wonderful potpourri of Christmas crafts, memories, traditions, etc.. and I invite you take a few moments and visit me there as well.

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!" ~ Isaiah 26:3

Thank you for stopping by today. I would love to have you join me for TTT today. Please use the inlinkz below to sign up. As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am happy to be joining the following parties as well this week ~

Home Sweet Home
Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

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

Tea Party Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Patti and Paula~
What's It Wednesday

Friends Sharing Tea

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Another beautiful pink and white tea cup, my favorite combo! Laura

  2. So very pretty! I have to get started on my Christmas changes. Looking forward to Dec. 5th. Have posted it on my blog sidebar!

  3. Hi Sandi, everything looks so delicate and beautiful....such delicious eye candy! Just a gorgeous post.

    Thank you so much for hosting.

    Barb ♥

  4. Hi Sandi,
    How pretty is your dainty floral teacup set. I love your little house under the cloche too.
    Tis the season to get busy, busy.


  5. Your tea cup is so pretty with the centerpiece and I really love your little cottage you painted. I'm glad I read this post before I posted mine as I thought the Christmas tea party was tomorrow! I would have been a week early. Pamela

  6. Hi Sandi,
    Beautiful post with a lovely tea cup and very pretty decorations already evoking Christmas!
    I haven't started yet, but with my first grandson at our home for Christmas, I'll have to get busy soon...
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful as always Sandi! Enjoyed this post so much!

  8. I love your Christmas blog banner. Those cookies are certainly festive and your pink cup lovely. I am excited for all the fun events coming up - I bet there will be a lot of great posts to enjoy. Have a super week.

  9. Dear Sandi,
    it is a beautiful tea cup with lovely roses. The colors are so well with the Poinsettia. I love the little house under the cloche. It is so tiny and so perfect with the little trees. Thank you so much for hosting all this fabulous events. I will think what I can prepare for it.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  10. Your tea cup and saucer is absolutely gorgeous. I am so ready for a nice cup right now after seeing this elegant post. I am going to have to look for the tea you mentioned. Sounds delicious. I would love for you to share this fab post on our newly launched linky party.


  11. Sandi, I can tell that you love Christmas! Your centerpiece is beautiful, very elegant! The cookies look great too. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  12. Sandi, your festive cookies look delicious! And I think roses are perfect in any season. Your cup/saucer is very pretty and very festive for the season, especially surrounded by your Christmas decor.

    Yes, I can imagine fairies drinking tea in the cottage. This is the coziest time of year.


  13. Hello Sandi,
    I love your beautiful pink and white tea cup! Thanks for hosting and I'm looking forward to the Christmas Tea on December 5th!

  14. Dear Sandi - Such a beautiful post today as we step into the Christmas season! My house is decked and I'm looking forward to some fun whimsical story posts this month - plus all the great tea parties! I will especially enjoy your Christmas blog! You have such a sweet, gentle, and elegant spirit. I am so blessed by all the beauty you share with us!

  15. Rose on china really do brighten the decor of a festive table, especially with your elegant creativity..Everything is so very pretty and charming... How delightful is that little house that you painted... I am supposing that it may eventually rest on the branches of your Christmas tree...TOO CUTE !!! ...Hugs

  16. A lovely pretty cup, Looking forward to your Christmas tea, I will post it on my sidebar. xx

  17. Hello Sandi
    A delightful post with pink and sparkle. The new banner is lovely with our favourite Lavender Rose.
    Did I ever tell you I tried to get the matching coffee pot? The ladies at the Royal Doulton Store did their best but could not find one anywhere for me so I bought a plain white one with silver trim that looks OK with it.
    I'm looking forward to your Christmas tea.
    Thanks for hosting dear lady, tea on Tuesdays is the best part of my week!

  18. Beautiful pink roses and the cookies match!!!!! Happy Tea Day!

  19. I am always surprised when I visit your blog, as the number of days until Christmas get smaller and smaller. I think I will start decorating this weekend. I dearly love the beautiful teacup and saucer you posted this tea time, with the delicate roses here and there, sets a mood for a lovely tea. I am looking forward to all the other tea parties set for December.

  20. your pink is so pretty and love your little house so magical.

  21. I'm so late for tea it is cold. I love your tea cup and yes matches your table centre very nicely. This time of year can be overwhelming, and I'm glad I gave in and although late came for tea anyway. Everything looks so divine and your cookies yummy. Great paint job on the cottage under the cloche.

  22. Hello Sandi,
    Your teacup is perfect for any season. It does go very well with your Christmas setting! I love the little cottage you painted! I always enjoy taking a moment of tea with you - I appreciate you hosting and sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  23. What a beautiful tea cup and I love the pearled pear you tucked in. I agree, Christmas in any color is beautiful. That paper mache house is adorable and I like it tucked under that cloche. Just beautiful. patty

  24. Hi, Sandi
    I wanted to just stop by and leave a note that not only do I love your post and gorgeous photos TTT(Rose Chintz is my all time favorite). I also adore your header picture! How festive and cozy! I also want to say thank you for taking the time to comment on my post! You are such a wonderful encouragement. Have a lovely week!

  25. Your teacup looks beautiful and goes with all the Christmas decorations perfectly! I love the way you always incorporate your faith into your posts. It is especially nice to see it this month as we celebrate the reason for Christmas. You shine bright for Him!


  26. Hi Sandi: Love youe pink Christmas. Count me in on your party. How fun it all sounds. Hugs, Martha

  27. Sweet Christmas Blessings to you! Only 25 days till the big day.

    Lovely post you have shared.

  28. I absolutely love this cup and saucer, my favorite color combination and so beautiful. Your other postings are gorgeous as well. Thank you for sharing. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle

  29. Sandi, your teacup is one of my very favorite designs, too. Such an enticing share ... think I'lll brew a tad now.

    TY for your sweet notes.They mean so much to me.

    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  30. Sandi .. what a beautiful setting to welcome December. Your little house under the cloche is lovely, a real winter Christmas. Your cup is perfect,pinks and creams, purples and blues are welcome colours in our home this time of year, too!

    Thank you for hosting tea.. I'll be enjoying a couple of those cookies too, please. xo HHL

  31. Hi Sandi,
    What a beautiful post - your teacup is very pretty and so is the sweet house you painted too!
    I actually discovered your Christmas Blog earlier this week, as I went scrolling down your sidebar and enjoying the lovely things you have there.
    I thought "how did I miss that, until now!"
    It's just as lovely as this one :-)
    I'm looking forward to your Christmas Tea next week!
    Thanks for linking up to LACE.
    Have a very blessed week, dear friend.

  32. The pink cup is so pretty for Christmas. I really like your cookies with the red and green cherries in them. That looks like a great cookie recipe. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  33. Hello Sandi,
    Another beautiful cup and saucer!!
    Love the little house,and yes ,I can see the faries sipping tea there.
    I love Christmas and I've already started preparing for 2012..... no last minute rush for me...every day of the year has a touch of Christmas for me.
    GGod Bless
    Barb from Australia


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