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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 27 June 2011

74th Tea Time Tuesday

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.~

Hello tea friends and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday; a time to sit and relax and get to know one another over a cup of tea. I'm so glad you are here! Please make yourself at home and let's visit for a few moments before we have to get on with our busy day.

I want to thank you all for joining me for my Summer Dreams Tea last week. I know I really enjoyed myself! This is our last tea party for the month of June and how quickly the month has flown by.

I am always trying to think of ways to make Tea Time more interesting, so this week I am featuring one of our tea friends. I would like you to meet Charlotte of  For Such A Time As This ~ 

This is a photo from her tea post today. Isn't it lovely? I love her red, white, and black theme; so charming!

Charlotte has this to say about herself....
"I reside in California on a small farm in the foothills. I'm a wife, mom of five boys, and grandmother of six. When I'm not pulling weeds or feeding animals, I am usually writing with one hand and holding a cup of coffee with the other. I've been a Christian for many years and love serving in Women's Ministries and leading Bible study.  I spend a lot of time flower gardening, and growing fruit trees and vegetables. I have several hobbies but I really like collecting vintage things because I like to imagine what their story would be if they could tell it. My camera is never far from me; if I don't have a picture of an event, it didn't happen! Being the only female in my home, I cherish the times I can sit in a flowery spot and drink from a dainty china cup, preferably outside where I can hear the birds singing."

We have a few things in common, Charlotte and I... We both love the Lord and we both have all sons. She participated in Tea Time last week and her post really struck a chord in me as she shared her thoughts on why we ladies love flowers so much. This is her post from last week and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Please be sure to pay Charlotte a visit. I know she would love to have you stop by.

A man {or lady} should be like tea; his real strength appearing when he gets in hot water. ~ Unknown 

Today's teacup is one I haven't shared with you before. I actually have two of these as I got two for the price of one when I purchased them a while back. Doesn't it look sweet filled with the friendly little faces of these pansies from my garden?

Each teacup has a ruffled saucer and its own porcelain spoon. I may give one of these away in my next Giveway.

White roses and violets on a white background and trimmed in gold.

You can see the fluted edge well in this shot.

Such a feminine teacup!

Doesn't it look pretty with a sprig of lilacs in it?

Lilacs and a vintage spoon.

The last of the lilacs for this year. *sigh*  I'll miss them!

It's the month of June,
the month of  leaves and roses,
when pleasant sights salute the eyes,
and pleasant scents the noses.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

My roses are just starting to bloom so you will be seeing lots of them in July's posts, I'm sure.

These teacups are made of porcelain by Royal Meda and have very comfortable handles.

And speaking of ROYAL....Our fair Island is going to be honoured with a visit by the royal couple, Prince William and his new bride Kate this upcoming weekend as part of their honey-moon tour.

They will be spending some time at Dalvay-by-the-Sea which is a gorgeous hotel on our north shore.

This is actually all part of my hubby's old stomping grounds when he was growing up. He spent many years in and around this area.

Many of you might remember this grand hotel as the White Sands Hotel from the Anne of Green Gables series. The prince and his new bride will be having a boat race across this pond at Dalvay. It should make for an exciting weekend coming up!

Now for a nice cup of Earl Grey tea and a peek through the new Victoria magazine which is always filled with lots of inspiration and eye candy.

"Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have." ~ The Book of 1 Samuel

I am delighted you have stopped by today and 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 the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, 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.

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

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

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi