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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 7 February 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. ~ John Boswell

Hello friends and welcome to my 54th Tea Time Tuesday!

I am so happy you have stopped by today! The tea is ready and I'm looking forward to spending the next few minutes with you, so please come in and make yourself at home.

Any time is a good time for a nice cup of tea but Wintertime is an especially good time. Since Valentines Day is next week, I thought I would serve tea in my red toile Florence teapot. This is another pattern made by Skye McGhie.
This pretty teapot has two different patterns. On one side, as shown in the photo below, it is a fishing scene.

The other side shows that of a cottage scene with a picnic beneath a tree; very charming! Scenes of yesteryear captured on porcelain which we can enjoy today. Wonderful isn't it!

Romance never goes out of style.

I am using a mismatched teacup today. A lacey-edged Cream Lace by Skye McGhie saucer sets off the red toile teacup. I think all of these pieces have romance written all over them!

I also have these two Florence mugs. They are nice for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
I love the cut-outs on the bottoms of the mugs.

I have made a yummy Gingerbread cake for our tea today.
There is fresh whipped cream and strawberry-apple sauce to enjoy with it. It is tasty with either but Hubby likes it with a little of both.

Here it is served in a red transferware bowl with the apple sauce. The bowl looks more brown here but it really is red.

A red-rimmed footed sherbet dish holds the apple sauce.
All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each passing year. ~ George Orwell

With Valentines Day almost here, I thought it would be fun to share your favourite Love story.
I love romantic comedies myself. You see I'm a romantic at heart and I'm very sentimental but I also like to laugh.
I have several favourites that I could watch over and over again and indeed I have watched them over and over! Sleepless In Seattle is one of them and it still brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it! My hubby always watches these movies with me and he is moved by them as much as I am.
But I would have to say that You've Got Mail is at the top of the list. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are just so charming together in this one! The movie makes you laugh and cry and there's so much good music all through it that one can't help but love it! And I do think daisies are the friendliest flowers!
I'm naturally very picky about my movies and I don't care for vulgar language or nudity. For me to love a movie, it has to not only have a great storyline but the soundtrack has to be appealing as well and this movie has it all. When it comes to movies, unless it's a movie like those mentioned above, I only watch them on TV after they've been edited, which includes this one.
So, what's your favourite movie or story?

This is your last week to enter my Anniversary Giveaway. As I've mentioned before, this Giveaway is open to my Followers only and due to shipping costs is open to Canadian and US bloggers only. Entries close at 4:00 PM on Thursday the 10th and I will announce the Winner on my Valentines Day tea next week.
If you are a Follower and you have participated in any of my tea parties between the weeks of January 24th and February 7th, you get another entry for the Giveaway. Those of you who have participated each of those weeks, will automatically have your name entered that many times.

This adorable little birdie creamer, a package of pretty cards with matching envelopes, a pink china heart-shaped tea bag holder, a bag of assorted teas, and a sweet crystal tipped spreader are all waiting for one of you!

Happiness is having tea with a friend.

Next week being Valentines Day, I thought it would be fun to share our red or pink tea things. I have a new teacup I want to share with you. I also thought it would be fun to share our favourite love song. It can be an oldie, instrumental, or maybe you'd like to share 'your song,' ie yours and your sweetie's! It's up to you! Can't wait to hear what yours is!

Before I bid you farewell for another week, please be sure to take some time for yourself to unwind from a busy day. Pour yourself a cup of tea and curl up with a good book or magazine. Victoria is always a good choice to unwind with.

"The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." ~ Numbers 6: 24-26 {NIV}

Should you wish to participate in today's Tea Time Tuesday with me, please share a favourite teacup, teapot, china mug, or some china used in a tea. You may do coffee, iced tea, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider instead of tea. A tea quote, scripture verse, or poem would be most welcome. The Tea Time Tuesday button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or on your sidebar if you wish. As a courtesy please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here to visit all my lovely participants.

Thank you for coming to tea. It's always a pleasure to have you!

I am also joining the following hostesses for their parties:

Marty~ - Tabletop Tuesday

Kathy~ - Victoria- A Return to Loveliness

Martha~ - Tea Cup Tuesday
Terri~ - Tea Cup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
& Tuesday Tea For Two
Pam~ - Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ - Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi