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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 26 March 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome my lovelies to the last Tea Time Tuesday of March! Can you believe how fast the month has gone by? Amazing!

Today's tea is a simple one which I have set out on top of my little green china cabinet.

The last number of weeks I have been mixing my china patterns but today I am using my Maxwell and Williams set, the chintz pattern Rose Bud.

I think Rose Bud is such a happy pattern. The roses look like they are dancing in the breeze as they appear to be going in all directions.  

My teapot is filled with a lovely Cinnamon Spice with Orange Blossom.

The flow of tea from the spout is important. When purchasing a teapot, check to make sure that the top of the spout is level with the top of the pot. More oval shaped spouts are less likely to drip than rounded ones. ~ 

To keep your teapot smelling fresh when not in use, place one or two sugar cubes inside. ~ Unknown

I have baked a coffee cake for our tea today. Come and enjoy, it's fresh from the oven.

Tea is poured.

This is an easy cake to make. Serve it plain or with whipped cream. Yum!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Melt 1/4 cup butter/margarine
Add 1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix in bowl-
2- 1/2 cups flour
6 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1- 1/3 cups white sugar
Cut in 2/3 cup shortening
Make a well:
Stir in 2 cups milk
2 eggs {not too long; it's like biscuits}
Pour batter into greased 9x14x2 inch pan.
Spread topping over batter {it will be gloppy}
Bake @ 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, plain or with whipped cream.

Last week, you all had such lovely tea posts and it's always my pleasure to come and visit you. While making my rounds, one of you lovely ladies shared a plate of darling tea cookies and I wanted to share them with you today.
Nancy at Two Cottages and Tea shared these delightful little hat cookies. I think they have springtime and Easter written all over them, don't you?

Thank you Nancy for sharing your cookies with us and if you would like the recipe just stop by Nancy's blog Here.

I have a couple of special tea parties coming up ~
An Easter Tea which is next week on April 2. The tea button is yours to take for your post or sidebar if you wish. 

Let's share all our Easter colours, the bunnies, birdies, chicks, eggs, and baskets too. Maybe even some chocolate! Whatever strikes your fancy! 
I would imagine over at Sweetology Trisha's imagination is in overdrive about now!

On April 15th, which is on a Sunday, I am hosting Tea on the Titanic.

It is Titanic's 100th Anniversary since the disaster and I wanted to pay homage to those who lost their lives and the ones they left behind. I hope you will join me for that special Tea Time. You may share whatever you wish. 

Life is precious, let's savour every moment!

"Whatever is lovely....and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." ~ Philippians 4:8

I am delighted you have stopped by for a visit today. Your presence always make my tea party that much more special! Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too!
If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too:
Hot apple cider
Hot chocolate
Iced tea or iced coffee
Punch in a lovely bowl.
No alcoholic beverages please.

The Tea Time Tuesday 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! To be sure everyone has a visit, it would be nice if you visited the participant before and after your name.
Inlinkz is available below for you to sign up for Tea Time Tuesday.

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

NOTE: It would be wonderful if everyone removed the 'two word verification' from their blog. It is very difficult to read and really not necessary. It would make leaving comments so much easier without it!

I am joining the following parties as well~

Simply Sweet
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Thursday

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. I love the Rose Bud chintz teaset. The coffee cake looks wonderful! I am snacking on ginger snaps...vegan...but the coffee cake looks so good! I am so glad you posted the little hat tea cookies! So cute! Happy TT!

  2. Hi Sandi, The Rosebud tea set is really lovely. You have many beautiful tea sets, tea cups, and teapots. The pretty roses remind me of the Gertrude Jekyll roses you have shown from your garden. I'm loving David Austin roses and thinking I might need to invest in some. Have a wonderful week, Sandi, and thanks for sponsoring TTT.

  3. Your china is wonderful and I can almost taste that yummy coffee cake.

    Tea time with you, Sandi, is always such a pleasure.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Oh, I'm in love with your Rose Chintz tea set, just gorgeous! I'd love to go over for a piece of that coffee cake with tea, it looks yummy. The cookies are so cute too. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

  5. Hello once again dearest Sandi!

    I am so happy to be back in blogland for tea, even if just for your own lovely tea parties and my own little tea party posting, ( sans links of my own for now). I am posting, yet I will not be ready with my own Linky for awhile, if at all due to my on going health issues.

    Have blessed Easter dear lady; I love your pretty tea posts as always.

    Blessings, WL

  6. Hi Sandi,
    you have another beautiful and inspiring post today :-)
    Your Rose Bud setting is lovely and I can just smell that wonderful aroma of cinnamon and orange coming from the pot!
    Thanks for sharing your coffee cake recipe and for the links to the other ladies.
    You have some fabulous tea parties coming up - I can't wait for the Titanic theme!
    Thank you for linking up's always a joy to see you at Simply Sweet!
    Have a very blessed week, my friend.
    love and hugs..Trish

  7. Hi Sandi! Got a chance to post early this week as I prepared this teatime last Tuesday! What a beautiful tea service today with all your roses - yes - a happy pattern, indeed. Great tea tips, too - and your upcoming tea specials have me pondering and pondering all things bunny and boat . . .


  8. Hello Sandi,
    Just what I needed! Your chintz tea set is so lovely and the coffee cake looks delicious! I had a wee scare - I was locked out from my account for a while - just recovered just in time....amazing how they can do that in a snap!
    Do need a very large cup of tea now!
    Thanks for being a gracious hostess,

  9. I loved those little hat cookies and that coffee cake looks yummy.

  10. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you so much for sharing with every one my tea hat cookies. I feel so honored as I'm new to blogging and know there are so many more talented bloggers out there in blog land than me.
    Your rose bud tea set is so lovely and the coffee cake looks so yummy. I will be baking it soon! Thanks for the information about the sugar cubes and the size of the teapot spout. Very interesting.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  11. Sandi, your chintz tea set is beautiful, and the coffee cake sounds delicious. Nancy's little cookie hats are charming. So cute! Thanks for hosting. Hope to see you at the Tartan Parade on April 1st. ~ Sarah

  12. Hi Sandi,
    Thanks for sharing your lovely tea and coffee cake, which is my favorite dessert, it looks delicious, Mmmmm :-)

  13. Hello Sandi
    I like the interesting tidbit about the spout of a teapot and I always enjoy it when you bring out your Rose Bud set.
    Mmm, your coffee cake looks yummy and I'll have to check out the little hat cookies, are they ever cute!

  14. Those hat cookies are adorable!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. That coffee cake looks divine! Lovely post!

  16. Of COURSE I have a great post planned for next week. I worked on it this weekend, Sophia and I had a will be fun and whimsy. I LOVE the rose bud pattern pot and cup, so nice and those cookies...well I LOVE THEM!!!!! I will visit her blog and bid her greetings. Have a super week!

  17. Sandi,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea set! Best wishes, Lynn

  18. Sandi, You always inspire me with your beautiful tea settings. Your coffeecake looks scrumptious and those little hat cute!! xoxo

  19. I like your chintz china. A spicy tea with cinnamon warms cold spring days. Your cake looks yummy out. I wish you many wonderful tea moments of the week! Zinnia

  20. Hi Sandi ... Your " Rosebud " pattern is gorgeous.. of course I always love the chintz look..It so romantic !!!

    But, that coffee cake looks divine..YUMMY... You're a good cook...Thanks for the grand recipes... HUGS

  21. Hello Sandi,
    I do love your rose chintz china! It always looks beautiful! I really enjoy reading your post and the quotes about tea. Thank you so much for all your lovely tea posts week after week.

  22. Hello Sandi
    thank you so much for hosting. your rose tea set is so pretty and the coffee cake looks very tempting! love the little hat biscuits too :)

  23. You are absolutely right. Your chintz roses are positively cheerful. Your simple cinnamon cake goes with them perfectly. Thank you for the recipe.

    I have the perfect goodies for the Easter Tea! This is so much fun. Thank you again.

  24. The rosebuds are just perfect for a Spring day! And I can just smell the lovely tea...And you are right, the rosebuds are so cheerful! Your coffee cake makes me wish I had a piece today. YUMMY! I love the cookies. What a great idea she had for them. I have to pay her a visit!!
    May the sun always shine on your parade!!

  25. Such a beautiful setting! Thanks for sharing the recipe, the cake looks delish!

    This is my first time to be joining your party! I have tried several times to add your button to my side bar and I'm not having any luck, I will keep trying. I did put a link in my post back to your blog though.

    Have a very blessed day and Thank You for hosting Tea Time Tuesday!


  26. Dear Sandi,
    I am late today, but the new events here kept me busy. Your tea time is so delightful. The Rose Chintz pattern of Maxwell & Williams is really charming. And Nancy's hat cakes are supercute. Thank you for featuring them. It is always lovely to read your tea time posts, because that brings me in a good mood. Thank you for sharing your wonderful things and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  27. Hello Sandi, Thank you for sharing your beautiful rosebud tea set and delicious coffee cake with A Return to Loveliness,
    always a pleasure!

  28. Hi Sandi,
    Your Rosebud Chintz teaset is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your coffee cake recipe. Looking forward to your Easter teatime. Have a wonderful week.


  29. Hi Sandi,

    I'm so glad you stopped by to see me today. :-) Your thoughtful comments always make my heart sing! Thanks for taking the time to be so kind.

    I've been a lazy blogger lately, but have been very busy, as you know, 'growing' Pink Days here. I will have more time to participate in parties soon. I made time to sign up for your lovely tea party today. Fingers crossed we'll have Easter Tea together...

    And, the next time I travel to PEI to see Carolyn, we will all have to get together over a lovely lunch and tea in person!

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  30. Sandi .. thank you so much for hosting such a pretty spring tea ... the weather has turned back to cold here, so warm tea is making it more comfortable... Happy Tea time ..C,(HHL)

  31. Yum! Coffee cake is my favorite!

  32. Hello, again, Sandi! I just wanted to thank you for hosting your tea parties! They are such a fun blessing to read! Since I'm part Canadian and have relatives(near Montreal), I love that your are Canadian, too! Some day, I would love to visit Prince Edward Island! Till then, happy tea !time!(I just love Chintz teaware! And the cake looks so yummy)

    In His Lo♥e, Ann ✞

  33. Hi Sandi, I am so thankful to be able to comment. The lovely Rose Chintz teaset is perfect with the name of your blog. I am enjoying the coffee cake vicariously. My husband has been in the hospital for 3 weeks and now is home after falling from being numb from the waist down. We are fortunate the feeling has come back to all but apart of his feet. He is now in out-patient therapy 3 days a week and needs my help to get around. I have just now started back posting and being able to view and comment on different blogs. Please, know that we would appreciate your prayers and I love to view your beautiful blog. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  34. Hi Sandi,
    your teapot is so pretty, and those little hat cakes are adorable.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  35. Beautiful Summertime Rose pattern! Always a classic and what a wonderful coffee cake!


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