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Monday 13 June 2011

Father's Day Tea For Tea Time Tuesday

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday ~

Hello tea friends and welcome to my  Father's Day Tea.

Today I am honouring the special men in my life and this post I am dedicating to them.

My Daddy was my first love. He brought me up, bounced me on his knee, took me to church, and instilled within me all the values necessary to live a life that would be pleasing to God and man. He was strict but it didn't hurt me a bit. While I was growing up, I thought he was the wisest man in the world and I could go to him for advice about anything.  He was my hero. I have so many wonderful memories of him.
He loved God and his family; music, sports, woodworking, and was a real character who possessed many friends.

This photo was taken of him when he was just a young man working as an accountant at Westinghouse. Sadly, my Daddy passed away in May 1995 and I still miss him! Love you Daddy and I always will!

"My son {daughter}, observe the commandment of your father, Bind them continually on your heart; tie them around your neck. When you walk about, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you."  ~ Proverbs 6:20-22

One day, a shy young man came along who swept me off my feet, or rather danced me off my feet. We met at a record hop on a Saturday afternoon and he became my knight in shining armour! He is 17 in this picture which was taken on our first date. Isn't he adorable with his Beattle haircut?

This guy made me laugh and treated me like a princess. He still does; he's my hubby and the father of our children.

My hubby and I have been blessed with three sons and five grandchildren. They are all so precious to us and we thank God for each one of them!

When I speak of fathers, I must also mention my heavenly Father who I have known since I was a little girl. I love my life and I have Him to thank for that. He loves me unconditionally and has blessed me beyond my dreams. I cannot imagine my life without Him in it. Thank you Lord for Your loving kindness toward me. You are worthy of all praise!

You have made known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence. ~ Psalm 16:11

We are having our tea in the den today. Because it is my Father's Day Tea, I won't be using any lace or frilly accessories but the toile makes up for it, I think. I have set the teapot on the table in front of the window and graced it with some red tulips from my garden; the few that the crows didn't destroy!

What a better teapot to celebrate this occasion with than the one Hubby gifted me with for my birthday a while back! A frenchy rooster struts his stuff on this teapot. On the rooster motif it says, Country Kitchen Fine Terracotta. There are no markings on the bottom.

I thought the tulips would look nice in a canning jar for a more casual look.

Hubby likes his books and his candy...

I am using some tea mugs today since Hubby likes his tea and coffee both in a mug rather than a tea cup. This one is red toile and made of china, produced by Royal Garden Staffordshire England.

This is the stamp on the bottom of the cup.

I have a trifle for this celebration. Since this is rather heavy and there is more room, I am serving this on the kitchen table. Would you like some?

Layers of sponge cake, vanilla pudding, and fresh berries topped with whipped cream make for a delightful treat with tea.

Served in my Kings Crown dishes, it looks pretty as well as delish!

Hubby likes his books and this is generally what his desk looks like; books stacked up everywhere. His desk is never very neat; his one flaw!

 Hubby is a great student of the Word...

I will share one of  Hubby's favourite verses-

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28

Next week I will be hosting my Summer Dreams Tea and I hope you will make plans to join me then. The following day, June 21, Kathy @ A Delightsome Life is hosting her Savoring Summer party. Both parties should prove to be a lovely respite.

I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea. Or any of the following is acceptable... iced tea or iced coffee, lemonade, hot chocolate, apple cider, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. The inlinkz is available below to sign up.

I wish you all a delightful day filled with love and a good cup of tea. And please be sure to give that special man in your life a little extra attention this week. God bless you!

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Teatime Tuesday


Teacup Thursday

Home Sweet Home 

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi