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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 11 July 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Friends are flowers in the garden of life.~

Welcome my dear friends to Tea Time Tuesday!
Ah, summertime! My hubby and I are on vacation for the next number of weeks so I will not be posting as often. I will however continue to host my Tea Time Tuesday every week. Some posts may be a wee bit shorter than usual but I'm sure some of you won't mind as I realize they tend to be long. I may take a little longer getting around for my visits too but please bear with me.
Please do come in and make yourself at home.

Before I serve our tea today, I would like to introduce another tea friend. I decided a while ago that it might be nice to feature a tea friend every once in a while so this week I would like you all to 'meet' Judith of Lavender Cottage. I'm certain most of you have already met Judith as she has been a regular participant almost from the inception of Tea Time Tuesday. 

This is what Judith has to say about herself....

"My husband and I just celebrated our 39th anniversary and we have two lovely daughters (two fine SIL) and six grandchildren that are a delight. The youngest and oldest are boys (4 and 16) and the rest are tea party lovin' girls. (6, 7 and 14 yr old twins)

I'm a freelance garden writer/photographer and initially started blogging to write articles to further my weekly gardening column. As we tend to gravitate to other bloggers with the same interests, I found a few to follow that also liked gardening. During this process, I ended up on Sandi's blog one day when she was hosting her weekly tea party. Well, hosting and attending tea parties is another of my passions so I was very happy to meet up with her. The earlier parties only had six or so regular participants and it's so nice to see how the numbers are growing; Sandi's an awesome hostess.

Thank you Sandi for hosting Tea Time Tuesday each week and bringing together a group of ladies to enjoy each other's company and get to know each other over a cup of tea."

Thank you my friend... Judith and I are both Canadians and we both love beautiful china, flowers, and tea. Please take a moment to visit with her and see what she is offering today. The lovely photo above is one from her tea post this week.

I have brought some roses in for a bouquet and sprinkled a few rose petals around on the tea table which I have set in front of the window. The whole table smells so fragrant. Now, let's enjoy a Lavender Rose tea, shall we?

Lavender Rose is a favourite pattern of mine. I love the shape of this teacup and the lovely roses with their touch of lavender, graceful handle, and softly scalloped rim.

I started this beautiful Royal Albert pattern for my mother years ago when I was first married. Since she has downsized, she gave her set of china to me. Thank you, Mum! I really am enjoying it!

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Tea Tidbits ~ 
Did you know that you can feed tea leaves to your roses?
House plants thrive on cold tea.

I have made a dessert to enjoy with our tea. My hubby prefers cake and berries while I prefer a shortcake biscuit and berries. And since we are on vacation with little time for preparing, I am having angel food cake from the grocery store topped with luscious blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream. Doesn't it look pretty as well as delish?

This tea table just whispers of Summer to me. The scent of blooms and the freshness of berries are just a couple of lovely things I enjoy about summertime.

And yes, it is as good as it looks!

China and roses were made for each other!

He who must have beautiful roses in his garden,
must have beautiful roses in his heart.~ S. Reynolds Hole

And how pretty this month's Victoria magazine looks with my teacup and roses!

I hope you have picked up your issue as it is brimming with inspiration and wonderful dessert recipes!

"Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart." ~ Psalm 37:4

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 happy 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