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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 17 October 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

Savor these fleeting golden days of Indian summer, when the air is crisp, the sun warms the cobalt sky, and soft, gentle breezes whisper of Fall's imminent arrival. ~ Quote from Victoria magazine

Welcome my dear friends to Tea Time Tuesday ~
I just got back from a short trip to Moncton, New Brunswick which is where I was born. I had a lovely visit with my relatives and browsing through the stores. It was great fun! On the way there and back, the trees were so beautifully arrayed in all their Autumn splendour; a very pretty drive!

Today's tea however, is going to be in pink, a colour which symbolizes our ongoing efforts and prayer for a cure for breast cancer.

Sorry, my photos are all rather dark today because it has been a gloomy and rainy day. The sun did finally come out however, after I got the pictures taken.

Today's teacup is one which I found at the 70 Mile Yard Sale a few weeks ago. The Sale offered up many delights and this was one more which I simply couldn't resist.

This vintage teacup is so thin, it is almost translucent. I love the scalloped saucer and the delicate flowers sprinkled on the pieces. Sponged on gold adorns the edge of the cup as well as the handle.

The graceful saucer has garlands of sweet pink roses on it; as pretty as wedding cake.

The mark on the bottom says MZ Altrohlau Bridal Rose made in Germany.

The cup itself is adorned with soft pink rose clusters and marked with Limoges GDA France Haviland.
It is very old; possibly made as early as early as 1905.

Surprise! They are not a set and yet they married together very well, don't you think?

I am using my little birdie teapot today made by Gracie China. 

I found this teapot in Moncton over the weekend. I love the little birdie perched on top and there is some pretty detail around the top and bottom although it's hard to see on this dark day.

The pretty pink bouquet came from the supermarket where they were selling them in support of breast cancer research.

Cupcakes anyone? I have white angel food with sprinkles.

And pink...

Or perhaps you would prefer a plain shortbread heart cookie.

 A cuppa Earl Grey tea, Mmm. It sure hits the spot on this dreary day.

Question: Does tea contain more caffeine than coffee? Answer: No. Caffeine contains, on average, three times the amount of caffeine found in tea. {Courtesy of Tea Time magazine}

Have you noticed the gorgeous pink goblet? That is one of four pink goblets that my aunt and uncle brought over to me when they visited a couple of weeks ago.

I've been busy painting tinsey-weensey pumpkins and dusting them with fairy dust to add some sparkle. Can you see the pink frosted pumpkin in the teacup?

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.~ Catherine Douzel

I hope you will come back next week when I will have something completely different to share with you.

I am simply delighted that 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.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting." ~ Psalm 118:1 {NAS}

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Friends Sharing Tea

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

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


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi