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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.

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Tea Time Tuesday, A Blogiversary, and the Winner of My Giveaway

"Because nice matters." ~ Nancy Lindemeyer

Hello everyone and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday.
Today is my 3rd Blogiversary and I am so happy you have come to help me celebrate! My  Blogiversary Giveaway has come to a close and I have a winner. I want to thank you all for entering. You have all made this Island girl feel very special and you are all very much appreciated.

I had my sweet hubby draw the name from the teapot and I am pleased to announce that the winner of one of the teacups is~

Carolyn @ Aiken House and Gardens
CONGRATULATIONS CAROLYN! I'm sure you are all familiar with Carolyn and her fabulous blog. Carolyn is also an Islander and she has been with me from the very beginning of my blogging days as well as a regular participant in Tea Time Tuesday.  Thank you Carolyn!

Three years ago I branched out of my comfort zone and decided to create a blog. I never dreamed anyone would be interested in my little blog and I am so glad to discover that over six hundred of you do actually like it. Then on January 26, 2010, I began my Tea Time Tuesday and it has been growing ever since.
You are amazing and I am blessed by your friendship!
To my tea friends, you are so special to me and I am honoured once again that you have come for tea with me today.

FRIENDSHIP is precious, 
not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life. ~ Thomas Jefferson

A week ago, the Island held its yearly 70 Mile Yard Sale and Hubby and I spent most of the day going from one sale to another. I brought home a few little treasures which I will share with you in the coming weeks.  I got four teacups and saucers, a red rimmed King's Crown creamer/jug, and an aqua glass jar; all for about thirty dollars. I did pretty good, eh?

So today, I am going to share one of my cups with you; this beautiful English china teacup.

It is a rich tapestry of colour, adorned with lots of gold, a rich cobalt blue, and persimmon coloured roses; perfect for Autumn. The pattern is called Oxford with the initials C L on it. The garlands and bands of gold adorning the cup and saucer remind me of a wedding cake; very elaborate. It is a stunning cup, really.

I know I've seen the initials CL before but do you think I can find the maker? No way. I've been searching the internet since I brought it home and can find nothing.

"Tea is wealth itself,
Because there is nothing that cannot be lost,
No problem that will not disappear,
No burden that will not float away,
Between the first sip and the last." ~ The Minister of Leaves

A cup of tea?

Blueberry muffins, fresh from the oven.

Cranberry muffins, also fresh from the oven. I was in a muffin baking mood.

I'm having a blueberry muffin myself with a cup of orange tea... Have you noticed the beautiful Autumn themed doily underneath it all? I received that as part of a Giveaway last year from the gracious Bernideen.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

On this rainy afternoon, it's so nice to enjoy a warm and inviting tea in the glow of candlelight and the sparkle of crystal as it reflects itself upon the wall.

Frosted with sparkle, these baby pumpkins...

....and a Victoria issue of Holiday Bliss magazine puts one in the mood for the holidays. Already there are visions of sugarplums dancing in my head.

It's a good idea to keep your words sweet - you may have to eat them someday.

Do you have a pretty teacup you would like to share; perhaps a favourite coffee mug or a teapot? I would love to see it! Tea Time Tuesday is all about friends gathering together and having fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee. If you wish, you might prefer to serve apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee. Hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch is always welcome too.
Should you like to participate, 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 too! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

 "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." ~ Psalm 19:14

I am joining these lovely parties as well~

Blue Monday

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

Tea Party Tuesday


Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Friends Sharing Tea

NOTE~ I have been having issues trying to leave a comment on some of your blogs. Please know that I will visit you and I will leave a comment if I can.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi