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Friday, 18 May 2012

Victoria Day ~ Pink Saturday Weekend

Hello everyone~ This is our first long weekend of the Summer here in Canada. It's our Victoria Day weekend filled with barbeques and garden center hopping.

We celebrate Queen Victoria's as well as our reigning Queen Elizabeth's birthday this weekend although Queen Elizabeth's birthday is actually on April 21. 

So please come in and we'll sip some tea and talk about something pink for Beverly's Pink Saturday as well as Queen Victoria.

In Blogland, we meet up with some of the nicest folks! Many kindred spirits are just a click away. One such friend is Deb of Just Cats. She furbaby-sits her feline friends and I'm sure many of you are already familiar with her blog.

Deb often participates in my weekly tea parties and one week I had admired one of her pretty teacups which she had won at auction and guess what? She sent me the cup! Yes, she did.

Isn't it pretty?

The teacup is sitting next to my pink and white carnations and sipping tea from it is simply lovely. Thank you Deb. Every time I look at it, I will think of you!

FYI this is a vintage teacup made by Jason china of England and the number is J602. It's very sweet with what looks like blue and pink hydrangeas and a brushed on gold trim.

Cookie with your tea?

I'm sipping my tea from this pretty cup and reading about Queen Victoria. Victoria was the longest reigning female monarch in English history, from 1837-1901.

Queen Victoria in her pink.

The Victorian era corresponds with the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. The period is beloved for its attention to high morals, modesty and proper decorum, as inspired by the Queen and her husband, Prince Albert. The Victorian era was also an optimistic time in which scientific and industrial invention thrived. Developments in printing produced a proliferation of Victorian scrap art, cards, and magazines. The importance placed on civic conscience and social responsibility engendered notable developments toward gender and racial equality, such as the legal abolishment of slavery in America. In addition, humanitarian and religious organizations such as the Salvation Army reflected the Victorian concern for the poor and needy of the period.

Many of us love anything pertaining to the Victorian era.

The dress of that period and mannerisms were second to none.

It was during Victoria's reign that we were first introduced to the Christmas tree among many lovely things we still enjoy today.

I know what you're thinking! A Christmas tree in May? Well, not really, it's a photo of my tree from two years ago, decorated in shades of our favourite colour pink!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my wee bit of pink and a little history about the beloved Queen Victoria.

Now, I'm going to sip my tea, peruse Victoria magazine, and visit you. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Hope it's filled with all things pink!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Happy Pink Saturday ! Queen Victoria was quite a woman and what a love story with her Albert.

  2. So lovely in every way.

    That teacup is gorgeous - and all things Victorian and pink and lacey and tea related, well, perfect to me, too, Sandi!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Happy Victoria Day, Sandi...

    Your teacup is so very pretty, and looking lovely next to your beautiful flowers. Oh, I love the Victorian hat with all the flowers and roses!

    Blessings for a very pink day,

  4. Lovely post Sandi! I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. The weather sounds about perfect! Blessings, Pamela

  5. Beautiful Victoria Day post, Sandi!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. You're most welcome for the tea-cup, Sandi. Your photography made it look even more beautiful and I love the little spoon you placed on it. Enjoy!

  7. You have the prettiest teacups! What a perfect gift for you!
    Now that is a fancy Victorian hat...I wish hats were still in style! I always loved wearing pretty ones!
    Enjoy your Victoria Day!
    ♥ Jil

  8. Thanks for the lovely post. I adore that feathered hat. Plus reading about the kindness of another blogger giving you the cup and saucer was beautiful.

  9. Totally beautiful..and yes we would all love to go back to the Victorian era I think...but we would have to take some modern things with us like

  10. Pink Saturday is certainly a pretty day. I love the British Royal family too. I have just finished reading a book leading up to and including VR's reign and another book about her youngest son Leopold who sadly died in his early 30's due to haemophilia. Fascinating stuff.

  11. I just love PS!! Thanks for your pretty post and all the wonderful information on Queen Victoria. I love that time period, don't you?!?

    I am hosting my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th and would love for you to join us! AND I'm also having a GREAT GIVEAWAY right now, too, so please stop by and read all about them!

    Big TX Hugs,

  12. Hi Sandi,
    Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful teacup and flowers. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about Queen Victoria. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  13. Hi Sandie, what a wonderful blog, from the teacup to the story of Queen Victoria.You do this so well that you feel like you are sitting right beside you. Happy Victoria Weekend Enjoy

  14. Lucky lady to have received such a lovely tea cup. Enjoyed the Queen Victoria information. Victoria was the name of my great grandmother, I love the name. I also love the hats you display, I like wearing hats and wish we all wore more hats. Hugs...Lu

  15. Oh so pretty!

    Hope you'd come and link with me in my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry.

  16. Happy Pink Saturday. Have a fun weekend!

  17. Dear Sandi,
    what a pretty idea to celebrate Victoria!
    The photos are marvellous!
    Many thanks for this very british journey!
    Have a wonderful sunny weekend!
    Best wishes,

  18. Beautiful post Sandi and such a pretty teacup. The carnation is the prettiest pink. ( I didn't paint my birdcage. It came that way).
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  19. nice post thanks for sharing...looking to visit more...blessings

  20. I loved your blog and your emphasis on pink! I have joined so look forward to knowing you more. Joan

  21. The tea cup is so pretty, how lovely to have received it as a gift. enjoyed reading your post about Queen Victoria also :)

  22. Hi, Sandi,
    Sounds like the perfect way to spend your day, sipping tea and enjoying a wonderful magazine. Your teacup is so pretty and how kind for your friend to send it to you!! Congratulations! I always enjoy my visit to your cottage home. Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend~Vicki

  23. Hi Sandi...have you settle down after all your anniversary celebrations? I so enjoyed reading about it all. You cup is delightful. I just adore QUEEN VICTORIA and collect books about her. I have a fine library now. I love the Victorian goes so well with tea time.
    Love ya,

  24. What a lovely post and tea you have served. Oh yes, the Victorian era was a wonderful time ... if only a little of it could become the norm , now.

    Wishing you a very happy Victoria's day week-end! xo HHL

  25. Oh what a fun visit. I'll have to share some of this info and your delightful pictures with my granddaughters at our next little girls tea party with one of their cute children's toy tea sets. We can all have a lovely time "nattering" about it and imagining we look as beautiful. Thank you!

  26. the tea cups were magnificent

    Pink Blooms, have a blessed Sunday!

  27. Dear Sandi
    Today I'm visiting all blogs I´m a follower and really I have enjoyed with your last posts
    I love the Victorian Age and just some weeks ago I posted about the film The young Victoria.Have you seen it?
    About your uncle and aunt they are a very special couple
    The north of Spain is beautiful with a lovely green lanscape very different to the south where I live
    It´s sure they are having a marvellous experience there

  28. The teacup is so pretty!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  29. Hi Sandi,
    Very interesting post ~ I love English history! The cup is so pretty. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.
    Hugs, Cindy

  30. Hope you enjoyed Victoria Day. What a fabulous hat in that photo!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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