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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 25 April 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Springtime, flowers, and tea; what a delightful combination!

Hello dear friends and welcome to my 65th Tea Time Tuesday.

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely and meaningful EASTER weekend. My little grandson got baptized on Easter Sunday morning so it was very special for us. Afterwards, the family gathered together for a potluck dinner to celebrate. It was a lovely Easter Sunday celebration!

My tea post today is all about sharing our unique tea things. Now, I don't have anything really wild, just a wee bit out of the ordinary.

So, make yourself comfy and join me for a pot of tea and some dessert in the den.

NOTE~ It was just brought to my attention that Pam at Breath of Fresh Air, who co-hosts with Wanda Lee of Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday, is very ill with Strep throat and Scarlet Fever. Please pray for our dear blogging friend, Pam, that she will get well soon. 

I just got Victoria's Gardens of Bliss and I am swooning over its lovely contents! Hubby is out working on the gardens even as I prepare this and I am just filled with awe over the beautiful blooms and ideas I am finding in the magazine.

The greatest gift of a garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~ Hanna Rion

I like to create delightful floral displays in unique containers. I enjoy flowers as much as a cup of tea. Even better, is to enjoy them at the same time!

Tea is liquid wisdom; just add water.

My pink carnations from last week are still fresh enough to use in my tiered dish and I thought they looked wonderful with my first cup of choice! The carnations still have their spicy scent and their colour is still a delight to the eye. I love how pretty they look in this! A little birdie sits perched on the top and he is admiring them as well.

I have several of these tea-for-one sets and I thought I would start off my share today with my Cream Lace one. Although it's not what you would consider very unique, I thought it looked pretty with the pink carnations. As you already know, if you've been following my blog for any length of time, Cream Lace is made by Skye McGhie and I love most patterns made by this company.

The stamp on the bottom of the cup.

My first unique teacup is a creamy coloured wrought iron one!

I have had this for quite some time, long before Michaels started to carry them!

It makes a wonderful receptacle for a plant or some flowers such as this geranium.

Next is my giant teacup and saucer with a rooster strutting his stuff on it. The cup and saucer are separate pieces just like the real thing.

This came from Michaels with the flowers already in it. I got a good deal on it so I purchased it, flowers and all, about three years ago.

It will make a great planter and sometime I will plant something cute in it.

This is my newest acquisition, a little blue demitasse cup.

It is a German cup but made in China. It was quite pricey but I had my eye on it for quite some time and finally treated myself. It has a stamp on the bottom which reads IHR, Ideal Home Range. There is also a little gold emblem on the inside of the cup. Perhaps Johanna @ Silber Rosen - knows a little about this company?

I didn't have a blue teacup and I thought this one was rather cute! A beautiful shade of blue and trimmed in gold. It is the colour of the sky on a bright sunny day which is why I think I was attracted to it.

I've saved the best for last! 

A little while ago I had won a three footed teacup from Martha @ Marthas Favorites ~   I had shared it with you before but today, I am showcasing it with some beautiful hot pink tulips. Don't they look wonderful with the teacup?

I love the florals and the sponged on gold! Isn't it pretty? I love the little feet too!

The cup and saucer are two different patterns but the colours are alike so they go together. Love the iridescent finish on them!  Thank you to Martha for her wonderful Giveaway!

Next week I will show you the teacup my hubby gifted me with for Easter.

Two thousand years ago, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" {John 14:6} and His Word is true today. We can count on it no matter what comes our way or what new ideas we encounter. As you sip your cup of tea, just as people have done for centuries, remind yourself that God's Word stands the test of time and serves as your foundation in every situation. {Excerpt from Tea Time With God}

Thanks for joining me today. Now I'm going to take a look at all your tea things. Have a wonderful day everyone!

I am joining the hostesses of the parties to my right on my sidebar.

Kathy ~ - Victoria- A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ - Tabletop Tuesday

Martha ~ - Teacup Tuesday
Terri ~ - Teacup Tuesday

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

Lady Katherine ~ - Teatime Tuesday

Donna ~ - Tuesday Tea

Donna and Miss Spenser ~ - Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi