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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 22 February 2011

High Tea and The 56th Tea Time Tuesday

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. ~ Sydney Smith

A warm welcome to Tea Time Tuesday my lovely friends! I am linking up to Laura's High Tea Party as well today.

I have joined Laura's tea party at the last minute so I apologize for not serving the way I should have. This post is from yesterday's tea party.

It's still the month of February so how about we celebrate Amour just a little bit longer.

Today instead of a pink and red theme, I am sharing purple or lavender if you will. I realise I have shared this teacup before however, it is February so I thought this sweet teacup would be the perfect choice for today.
A lavender heart shaped wreath and a sparkly butterfly accompany this pretty teacup. Lavender, butterflies, and violets just whisper of Spring to me and even though the ground is covered with a thick layer of cold, white snow, I know Spring is on its way! Winter cannot last forever!

This teacup is special to me because it was gifted to me by my hubby's aunt who has since passed. It was a much appreciated house warming gift when we moved into our new home during the month of February. The teacup will always hold sentimental value for me!

Did you know that lavender not only smells wonderful but has healing qualities? Try a lavender tea.

This teacup is called Violets and is made by Royal Albert. It is made of fine bone china in England and is one in the series Flower of the Month. Royal Albert produces such pretty teacups, do they not?
The violet is also the provincial flower of New Brunswick which is where I was born.

Blue violets are the symbol of faithfulness. ~

The deepest urge in every human heart is to be in relationship with someone who absolutely delights in us. ~ Larry Crabb, Psychologist

In just a few weeks, Spring, which is my favourite season, will be arriving and in celebration of Springtime, I am going to be having a Spring Tea the week of March 21. So, all you ladies, gather your springtime treasures and teacups and get ready to share in the celebration of new life. I look forward to celebrating with you!

A good way to dream about Spring is to peruse Victoria magazine. These two issues from 2001 and 2002 are especially lovely.

I can't wait for the arrival of the song birds again! I miss them so much when they've gone down South. The gold finch especially will be a welcome sight for these eyes of mine!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT~ Kathy @ A Delightsome Life is hosting a Celebrate Spring with Victoria Party on March 22. If you would like to participate in her party then check out her blog and sign up. Her link is below or you may click on Kathy's button on my sidebar.

If you care for a little nibble to go with your tea today, I am including this tea photo from a tea party a couple of weeks ago. There is cake and tea sandwiches in front of the fire.

I have used Lavender Rose by Royal Albert and Rose Bud by Maxwell and Williams, and a few other patterns in this tea. The silverware is Evening Star by Oneida.

I am delighted you have stopped by today! I really enjoy having you and I love looking at all your tea things! If you have not participated in Tea Time Tuesday with me before and you would like to, please share a favourite teacup, teapot, china mug, or some china used in a tea. You may also do coffee, iced tea, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider if you wish. A scripture verse, poem, or tea quote would be delightful too! The TTT button on my sidebar is available if you wish to use it in your tea post or on your sidebar. Please link back to me so your visitors may find their way here to visit all my lovely participants.

"Love...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." ~
1 Corinthians 13: 7-8

Please use the inlinkz below to sign up for my tea party.

I am also joining the following hostesses for their parties -

Laura~ - High Tea Party

Kathy~ - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ - Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ - Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ - Teacup Tuesday

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

Donna~ - Teatime Tuesday

Lady Katherine~ - Tuesday Teatime

Miss Spenser~ - Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi