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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"Time spent in the company of a friend is like a golden moment in our day." ~ Ron Lessin

Welcome friends for tea~ This is my first tea party in September and the signs of Autumn are all around us!

I know many of you cannot wait for Autumn but I always find this time of the year rather sad. We have enjoyed the lushness of green grass and blooms all Summer and now everything is beginning to fade. Soon the songbirds will be making their way back down South and I will miss their sweet songs and play about the trees and feeder outside my window. *sigh*

Time for a cup of tea....!

But first, would you like to see the treasures I found while out thrifting the other day?

I was so pleased to find this square green plate by Johnson Bros.. I think the fruit on it is perfect for this time of year now that it is harvest time.

have the pink one which I won on eBay a few years ago. I paid a lot more for the pink one so I was pleased to pay only a few dollars for the green.

I also found these Johnson Bros. cereal bowls. The Road Home is the name of the pattern and will go nicely with my Friendly Village which I collect. I paid four dollars each for the bowls. I checked on-line and they were going for thirty dollars each in some places. So, I am very pleased to have found them! 

It is such a charming pattern with a pickett fence and red roses along the scalloped edge. The center of the bowl depicts a cozy  village with a little church. Yup, looks like a Sandi bowl!

It is a discontinued pattern 1957-74.

Now let's have some tea, shall we? I thought my Butterfly Garden  trio would look nice with my 'new to me' green plate. Note the butterfly inside the cup.

"Pour me a little more tea, would you, dear? I can drink it till it comes out of my ears." ~ Garek- Star Trek Deep Space 9

Peachy carnations in a teapot is my arrangement for today.

Fresh fruit and a cookie make a nice snack for a simple cuppa tea.

Dear God,
Protect our going out
and coming in; let us
share the hospitality of         
this home with all who
visit us, that those who
enter here may know
Your love and peace." ~ Author unknown

The other items I found I shared in my Pink Saturday post below if you would like to check them out.

NOTE~ There has been a death in the family so I know you will forgive me if I am very slow getting around for my visits this week.


"You have made known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your Presence." ~ Psalm 16:11

I am happy to see all your tea things, whether you have shared them before or not. This tea party is all about sharing your joy of tea time and any thoughts you might have on the subject. For the summer months, I would love to see your teacups and teapots indoors as well as out in the garden, at the beach, on a park bench, etc... I would also enjoy seeing your teacup and teapot crafts as well as recipes and any stories you might have to share about tea time. So, let's have fun this summer with our teas. Get out there and be as creative, fancy, or as laid back as you wish!

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 my tea party.

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

I am joining the following parties as well~

Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Table Top Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden~
Tea Cup Thursday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Beautiful post Sandi and I love your new fruit plate. It has such a pretty green border.

  2. I love your new plate,Sandi, and I know the pink one is just as pretty.

  3. Sandi, what lovely treasures you've shared with us! I'm especially in love with the square plate with the fruit (sigh!!). Thanks for hosting!

  4. Hi Sandi,
    love that Sandi bowl and the plate is too cute. Your picked jus the right finds. How nice the plate goes with the Butterfly set. And thats a yummy treat, fruits and cookies with the tea. Thank you for sharing your tea time and for hosting this nice event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. Hi Sandi! Don't you just love Johnson Bros. dishes? I'm usually not lucky enough to find them around here at our thrift shops. Your photos are beautiful, as usual, and your teatime treats look very good! Yum!
    I'll be praying for you and yours during your time of loss.

  6. Sandi: I saw a plate like your new green square one but it was of the Rose Chintz design. I was amazed at the beauty of it. It was at It was a pretty pink around the outside.
    We are sorry you have lost a nephew. Too young and very sad......Love Auntie P

  7. Sandi, you found some gorgeous treasures! LOVE the plate! It is always a delight to share tea with you the first of each week. We just had a death in our family and then a family reunion this past weekend - I am still off on my schedule - as it were - I will pray for you and your family - we just continue on in faith and in joy - I appreciate you sharing and hosting,
    God Bless,

  8. I really like the Road Home bowls! It's so fun to find good deals. (: I'm sorry about the death in your family.

  9. Hi Sandi,
    Congratulations for your new finds!
    And you setsuch a beatiful table for us today!
    The green plate matches perfectly with that delightful trio.
    Thanks for hosting this lovely tea.

  10. Sweet color and pattern, Sandi. Love all your new finds too....Christine

  11. Hello Sandi
    Great treasures you've found; little things like this are a real pick-me-up sometimes.
    I love the butterfly trio for tea this week and Peak Freans are a favourite - I like the ones with the jam in the middle.

  12. Sandi, the plate is very nice. Great shape and colors. I have never had a teacup with a butterfly inside. Very fun.

  13. Sandi, Fun and lovely finds.I do miss treasure hunting.I've got to get out by Myself real soon and just have fun browsing My favorite shops.Thank you for continuing Tea Time.A few weeks ago I happened upon your published piece in My magazine.How wonderful for you.Denise

  14. Hello Sandi...Please accept my condolences on the death in your family circle. May the Lord stay close by each of you.

    Your flowers are exquisite. What a bouquet! Wow.

    The green plate is so darling, too, and the holder you have it in? Ooooo lah lah

    Take care. Susan

  15. Just beautiful! The light green border on that plate is so lovely with the pink accents!!! Have a great week Sandi!

  16. What a lovely treasuries! Thanks for sharing them with us. Sorry for your lost. I will pray for you and your family.


  17. Beautiful post.

    Praying for you and your family.

    I love that you cut some fruit and arrange it so beautifully - I don't know how to arrange food to be pretty. I never even think of doing something like that. It is a talent I don't possess.

    Lovely tea, thank you so much for hosting.

  18. It sounds crazy (because it is!) but whenever I look at patterns like The Road Home, I can imagine myself in the scene.

  19. Sandy, thank you for very nice post.
    You found gorgeous treasures. Gratulation!
    Beautiful fotos.

  20. Your new Fruit Plate Is just Beautiful the green border is lovely...Well myself I'm ready for Autumn it is my favorite time of year...I cleaned up out in the Garden yesterday and I said exactly that, to myself...It felt like a fall afternoon. Very nice post thank you for sharing with love Janice

  21. Sandi, I love your trio! Butterflies!!!! Your new plate is wonderful. I like Johnson Bros anything!!! Lovely treasures. Thank you for hosting! Happy Tea Day

  22. I love 'the road home' bowls, Sandi. Beautiful colours and pattern.

  23. I know how happy you were to find those beautiful brown transferware bowls! When I find something I will treasure I alway feel it is a Blessing! Lots of great finds for you! Thank you for hosting your tea party and happy thrifting!

  24. Hi Sandi: Love those bowls! Your table is beautiful as only you can do. Love visiting. Thank you so much for sharing them and hosting this wonderful party. Blessings dear friend. Martha

  25. I´m sorry very much
    Thank you for your lovely tea

  26. Here's hoping for better days ahead for your family.In loving thoughts and prayers Denise

  27. I think this might be my favorite post you have ever done! I love to be surprised- wonderful treasures you found and that plate - oh boy!

  28. Dearest Sandi, may Jesus hold your family very close to His loving heart today.
    Sad news indeed.
    Thank you for linking up with your beautiful treasures.
    God bless you, my dear sister.
    love and {{hugs}} Trish xx

  29. Hi sweet friend..
    Thanks so you so much for you sweet visit and birthday wishes. I always love comig by your beautiful blog. I wish you lived closerwe would have so much fun drinking tea and visiting thrift shops. You find such great goodies.

    My prayer are with you and your hubbys family now during this sad time. God bless you my friend.


  30. Thanks you for sharing ... What lovely china you have collected and mostly vintage. Your green fruit plate is s veryo appropriate for the season and a dainty morsel...Yummy...Hugs

  31. I am late to your tea party due to my injured left sorry! I missed joining in on Tuesday.
    You have had some lucky finds! I too love the square plates, and the ones with fruit are the best! The tea cup too is very pretty. Great find those scenery bowls as well. Isn't it fun to pop in at some shop and find such treasures?

  32. Sandi, I am sorry for your loss.
    I love the square plate and your peach colored carnations are just gorgeous! Great color! You've got some nice goodies to go with tea today too.
    Blessings, Beth

  33. Hi Sandi,
    I like your square green's lovely.
    My prayers for you and your family.
    Barb from Australia


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