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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 10 January 2011

Tea Time Tuesday # 50

Welcome friends to my 50th Tea Time Tuesday!
I hope you all had a good week and you're ready for a tea party! Can you believe this is my fiftieth tea party? Who would have thought that I would actually reach this milestone! Thank you everyone for making it so much fun!

Before we get into the tea party, I want to thank my son Jordan for helping me figure out the inlinkz thingy. I hope you will find it more convenient. I know it sure makes things easier for me!

Now, please come in and make yourself at home. The tea is brewing and a warm welcome awaits you!

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~ Henry James

Do you remember this teapot? I had found it last Fall and my sweet hubby gifted me with the matching creamer, sugar, and gravy boat/sauce dish for Christmas.

The sugar bowl is filled with sugar cubes and Judith's - wonderful sugar tongs wait to be of use.

I love this tea set because it has a different pattern on each side.

Today I am serving Ginger Peach tea in my Rose Bud teacup. This pretty china teacup is made by Maxwell and Williams and looks rather nice with the plain white tea things.

Setting the atmosphere for tea is a beautiful birthday bouquet given to me be my second son. It is an arrangement of yellow roses, pink lilies, red carnations, and an assortment of daisies and other florals; all tied up with a red ribbon.

A lovely piece of Strawberry shortcake adorned with a chocolate heart is ready to be enjoyed with your tea.

And speaking of cake, isn't this a lovely confection from the pages of this month's Victoria magazine!

The sentiments in the Victoria magazine this month are so lovely; I can't help but use some them in my post!

Since 2011 arrived, I have reached some big milestones so I have decided to have another Giveaway. There are several reasons for this; I just celebrated a big birthday, this is my 50th tea party post, I am nearing 400 followers, and I am nearing my 500th post; lots of zeros! I am also nearing the first Anniversary of Tea Time Tuesday! I will share all about it on next week's Tea Time post so be sure to come back next week for all the details.

"Praise the Lord, for He has shown me the wonders of His unfailing love." ~ Psalm 31:21

Thank you dear friends for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Should you care to participate in Tea Time Tuesday with me, please share a teacup, teapot, china mug, or something related to tea. Coffee or hot chocolate may also be used in your post. A tea quote, scripture verse, or poem would be welcome too. The Tea Time Tuesday button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post if you wish. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. You will find the inlinkz below to join in.

I am also joining the following hostesses -

Kathy~ - Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ - Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ - Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ - Teacup and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ - Teacup and Tea things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ - Tuesday Tea For Two

Donna & Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

I love having you stop by and I do look forward to reading all your lovely comments. I hope you will leave one so I will know you were here! Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi