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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 16 January 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things. ~ Rodgers and Hammerstein

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday, dear friends!

Well, I am home and recuperating. My surgery went well and it's good to have that behind me. Hubby's been making me lots of tea and waiting on me hand and foot. He's an angel! He's back to work today, so I'm on my own again. 

Before I serve tea today, I just want to say a big Thank You for all your prayers and good wishes and if I could, I would send each one of you a thank you card!

Has anyone ever told you how much you're loved and appreciated? Well, I'm telling you now and I want you to know it's because of you that I love blogging so much! 

Are you passionate about anything? I am passionate about many things; God, my family, my blog, and things like teacups and teapots. So today I thought I would share a few of my favourite tea things with you.

"Steam rises from a cup of tea
and we are wrapped in history,
inhaling ancient times and lands,
comfort of ages in our hands." ~ Faith Greenbowl

I don't know how many teacups I have because I have never actually counted them but these are a few of my favourites~

This is my favourite new teacup. It is creamy white porcelain made by Skye McGhie. The cup itself is quite small and reminds me of a calla lily. I love the lacy saucer!

Chantilly Lace

This is my favourite vintage teacup which I found in a thrift shop. I love the lush roses and the brushed on gold around the top of the cup and saucer. It has a lovely handle with a thumb rest. This pattern has been out of production for many years so I'm happy to have found it!

Old English Rose by Royal Albert

My favourite pink teacup. This is also vintage which I found in an antique shop. I love the delicate pink and lovely gold adorning this stunning cup! The pretty rose in the bottom of the cup is a sweet surprise. This same rose is in the center of the saucer.

Windsor made in England

I have several favourite teapots too.

This is my favourite new teapot which was a birthday present from my hubby...

The Friendly Village by Johnson Bros.

Favourite vintage teapot given to me by my Auntie P...

Rose Chintz by Johnson Bros.

My favourite red transfer ware teapot. There is no name on the bottom but I love everything about this pot from the wonderful red design to the raised roses.

And this is my favourite every day teapot. I think it's adorable with its creamy white colour and raised pale green roses motif. The Tea script makes it very cute. There is no name on this teapot either. It holds about two cups of tea

Would you like a cuppa tea?

Next week is Tea Time Tuesday's 2nd Anniversary/Birthday and I am celebrating it with a Rose Theme. So, bring out your favourite rose inspired china and let's have a party!
You are welcome to use this button for the party if you wish.

In February, we have Valentine's Day to look forward to and in celebration of that special occasion, I am having a Valentine's Day Tea. It will be a tea in which to share all your pink, red, and heart inspired tea things. So, bake something special and set your tea table with a romantic theme.

"To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance." ~ Matthew 25:29

I am delighted you have stopped by today and I would love for you to join me for my tea party. 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~

Simply Sweet

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Tea Party Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Friends Sharing Tea

Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. What a totally beautiful collection of tea cups and pots you have, one is as beautiful as the next ;)


  2. Hi Sandi,
    I'm so glad you're recovering well and on your own again!!!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful selection of your tea things. Among all the others, I loved that sweet white teapot with the word TEA on it.
    My everyday teapot is also white, about 50 years old :) but rather plain.
    I send you all my love and best wishes.

  3. Dear Sandi,
    nice to read, that you are well. I wish you a soon recovery and a good result of the surgery.
    Your tea cups and tea pots are all pretty. So nice that you have a bloganiversary next week. I think it is easy for me to prepare a post with roses.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  4. Sandi, So happy to hear your surgery went well and recovery is going well. Love your new teapot .... friendly village is one of my favorites. So many pretty teacups and pots ... love the little white teacup and the white teapot with tea written on the side. Fun! Happy Tea Day!

  5. Sandi, I'm so happy to hear your surgery is over and you're recovering well! I'm swooning over your tea cups and tea pots! They're all so lovely, but I especially love the Windsor cup! Thanks for hosting. I look forward to next week and also Valentine's Day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Oops! Sorry, Sandi - in my first link, I linked back to you instead of my blog!! :)

  7. Sandi, you have some beautiful teacups and teapots! I'm happy that your surgery is over and all is well. I'm looking forward to posting next Tuesday with the rose theme. Have a wonderful week! Pamela

  8. thanks for sharing your lovely cups! I had fun viewing them. I have the windsor pink one w/ roses in the center of the cup and on the saucer, it is one of my very FAVS! So glad you are on the mend, I was thinking of you.

  9. Hello Sandi, I loved seeing your favorite tea things. I really like the vintage pink floral cup and the Windsor cup. You have many teapots, and as Mari said, each one is as pretty as the next. Take care of yourself and don't overdo. I am looking forward to next week's tea party as well as Valentine's Day.
    Hugs, Beth

  10. Sandi, I'm so happy to read you are home and doing well. Will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

    Your teacups and teapots are all so beautiful. I've been picking out pieces for my rose tea, to celebrate along. Can't wait to see all the fabulous rose inspired settings next week.. xo Blessings, HHL

  11. Sandi,

    Hope you are feeling better really soon!

    Love all of your tea cups and your stunning new tea pot along with the others that you have shared with us here today!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  12. Sandi,

    Glad to hear you are doing well! You have a beautiful collection of tea cups. I will be hunting up a cup with roses for next week! It is time to start thinking about hearts and flowers. Thanks for hosting!

  13. I'm so glad you're doing well & that your hubby's been serving tea to you! Thanks for sharing all your pretty teacups & teapots. I love the white one with "tea" on it! Take care & hugs & blessings ent your way.

  14. So good to have you back for Tuesday Tea Time. Glad you are recuperating well. I love your teacups and teapots. Aren't they a joy to see and handle!

  15. Hello Sandi
    So many pretty teacups and pots; how I'd love to join you in person for tea one day.
    I hope you are resting lots to recuperate.
    I'll have to look for things for your special rose tea coming up.
    Take care,

  16. Hello Sandi,
    I was thinking and praying for you on the 12th - so glad all went well. Take your time getting better. Your favorites are exquisite! I think my tea this week would have fit for your theme next week :D
    Thanks for hosting and warm wishes and prayers,

  17. Oh Sandi, I had no idea you had surgery, I pray you get better soon ;)


  18. Sandi,
    Hello and Thank you for hosting. I love your every day Tea pot. Pat

  19. Hi Sandi: I am so glad everything went well for you. Praise the Lord! He is good to us. Love your tea cups today, especially the Windsor. Have a wonderful, restful week. Hugs, Martha

  20. Sandi, I am relieved that your surgery went well and that it is all over! Yay! I hope your recovery continues to go super well.
    Your china is glorious to see. I love the pink Windsor cup so much! Your tea pots are amazing as well.
    I will keep you in my prayers and hope for even more good things for you.

  21. Sandi I can see why these lovely things are some of your favorites...very pretty!

    I'm glad you are home and doing well after your surgery. Take it easy and enjoy some relaxing time with a good book and lots of tea:)


  22. Hi Sandi,
    Glad to hear you're on the mend. A Lovely post...I like the white pot with TEA written on it the best.It's cute,a good size for one person and I love the pattern on it.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  23. Dear Sandi ~ So happy to hear you are home and feeling well! xox

  24. Hi Sandi,
    I have been thinking of ;you this week and how you were coming along. I was so looking forward to our TTT, glad to hear you are doing well.

    I love your collection of favourites, you always inspire an idea in me for the next tea party. Your everyday tea pot would be my favourite for everyday as well. I think my favourite tea cup would be your calla lily cup for sure. I have many tea cups also, however I was hard pressed to have Christmas tea cups if you remember. Congratulations on your 2nd blog anniversary and I have just the perfect rose tea cup for the occasion.
    I'd love to host your Tea Time Tuesday over at Grandma's Afternoon Tea Room, say around Spring...would you come for tea and scones?

  25. Hope each day is better and better for you, Sandi.

    Your post is lovely and I love your fav and your new fav tea items. Each one is unique and wonderful!

    I "reposted" something from last Saturday because I didn't want you to miss it. (I am new and need to get my weeks straight haha.)

    I am excited about TT 2nd birthday and St. Valentine's coming up - should be awesome viewing and sharing!

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful link party.

  26. What a beautiful collection of tea pots and tea cups! I absolutely love the red transfer tea pot. ~Michelle

  27. Viewing your photos is almost as good as seeing these beauties in person. So glad you are doing well!

  28. Blessings, Sandi! You sound so cheerful and well on the way to recovery! Joy to you!

    I just love all your favorites here at teatime, today! Some lovely teacups and saucers - and unique teapots. A grand theme, "favorite things" - I may have to use it sometime. But, for the present, I'll be pulling out all the roses for next week! And plenty of pinks and hearts to be had come Valentine's Day, to be sure!


  29. Blessings Sandi... So glad that you are home and recuperating... Now you've got me singing, "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music... What a lovely collection of favourites you have share... such pretty cups and teapots ( sigh) love them all... I'm looking forward to the blog anniversary theme... " Roses" are my favourite . ( Ha Ha) ... Take care Dear lady...Hugs

  30. Hi Sandi,
    Happy to hear you are doing well and I enjoyed seeing your pretty tea things!

    Thank you for hosting,

  31. I am so happy that you are well. You have a beautiful collection. I too am passionate about God, my family and things like teacups and teapots. My blog - well I'll get back into it. I just don't have as much time as I would like to tend to it. So I blog when I can.

  32. Hi Sandi! I am so happy you are home and all went well with your surgery! And you just let that lovely hubby of yours take care of you! Your collection of "favorites" are all gorgeous! Thank you for hosting!

  33. Praising our Lord for your successful surgery and recovery!
    Sandi, I don't know how you'd ever be able to pick a favourite from your tea collections.
    Everything is always so beautiful!!
    But..I do love that vintage teapot from Aunt P!
    Looking forward to your anniversary and the lovely things you will share with us :-)
    Thank you for linking to Simply Sweet.
    Have a great week of restful blessings dear friend!

  34. I am loving looking at your collections. So pretty. I am glad you are recuperating nicely, take care.

  35. Love the parade of tea cups every Tuesday on your blog! Thanks for hosting my friend. Diane

  36. Sandi,
    Just found your blog via browsing but think I have visited it before last year. I'll bookmark it this time. I started singing along with that song you posted about and seeing all the beautiful tea cups/ tea pots and that lace tablecloth made me want to run out to Home Goods and see if I could find some pretty tea sets I couldn't resist! The weather is very windy, cold and bitter, so that visit to HG may have to wait till tomorrow when I will be very close to there.

    I haven't used my white lace tablecloth for a long's time to get it out. Need to return some lunch invitations and that will be great. Sometimes I put either another colored tablecloth under it or even a beautiful color of plastic one so it shows through the lace one. Nobody has to know it's plastic under there!

    Most of our family are tea drinkers, especially the ladies. I have only one teapot and that has strawberries all over it..called Berry Fields by Creative know how it is at HG, if you like what you see, you should buy it that day because it may not be there on your next visit! I was fortunate to find the tea pot, with some salad plates and I think I got some cups/saucers but limited supply. Maybe that same set will pop up another time. I love anything with flowers on it.

  37. Hi, Sandi! I am so glad your surgery went well and you are recuperating nicely! I really enjoy linking up on Tuesdays and then when you visit my blog! thanks for sharing your beautiful tea things!! You are such a blessing, too!

    In His Lo♥e,

  38. Your Calla Lily teacup is my favorite in this post, truly exquisite and refreshing. I am glad to read you're on the mend , a loving husband caring for us is the most wonderful blessing, isn't it?

    Your tea time posts are always so peacefully inspiring, thank-you.

  39. I love the red and white tea pot I think that would be my favorite..but I love all things tea...oh dear how to decide which one to use, that would be my delimea

  40. I am sorry you have been "under the weather" so to speak. However I felt very encouraged when I saw right at the top of your blog that Spring is just 62 days away!!!!Yipee!!

    I hope you are completely on the mend soon. xo rachel

  41. What pretty tea cups and saucers, thanks for posting. I really enjoyed looking.

  42. Hello Dear Sandi,
    I am visiting A Return to Loveliness participants - my how a week does fly by! I hope you're getting better each day and do greatly appreciate you!
    God Bless,

  43. Hello Sandi I am sharing my Vintage Rose postcard collection today so stop by and grab a few! Take care..


  45. splended collection of tea cups and pot so so beautiful .

    Usmle Step 1


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