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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings." ~ Unknown

Welcome dear ladies to my last tea party in October!

I pray all of my American friends are staying safe and not finding themselves in hot water or any kind of water in the wake of "Sandy." Also, for my Canadian friends, please take care! Hopefully,we here on our fair little Island won't lose our power or sustain any damage. 

I decided to do a white tea today with a little pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness once again.

Today I am serving tea in my white lattice teapot with its little  birdie perched on top.

I have a creamy white cup.... well as this pink teacup.

When I saw this pink teacup, well, I just couldn't resist it! According to the info I found on-line, it is a rare Colclough teacup, number 6495.

It is a beautiful shade of pink with gold floral and leaf filigree adorning it. I had seen it months ago in an antique shop and when I went back to the store weeks later, it was still there so I knew it was meant for me. The price was too good to pass up, eight dollars. Isn't she lovely!

I think it had been someone's favourite because some gold has been rubbed off the handle. I would love to be able to have a chat with this teacup and hear the stories it could tell! If only teacups could talk!

For many years, I liked everything to be brand new. It took me a long time to appreciate the value of antiques. I wasn't one for thrifting. I think perhaps it's because my mother never showed any interest in such things. Indeed none of my relatives appeared to show much interest either. But since I started collecting JB Rose Chintz china, teapots and teacups, I have found a kinship with old worn furniture pieces, china, and linens. There is something oh so charming and comfortable about them; sort of like turning back the clock to another  time.

I am not serving dessert today, just some plain cookies.

Hubby and I both have to watch our cholesterol these days. I know some of you would prefer just a cookie for tea anyway.

Are you one of my Followers? If you are and you have not entered my Giveaway, then I invite you to leave a comment on my Giveaway post. You can find it here. I am giving away a beautiful table cloth, a set of Anne of Green Gables coasters, and a Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you all have a beautiful day. Stay safe!

"How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered." ~ Psalm 139:17

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you." ~ Isaiah 43:2

I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and 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. You may be as creative, fancy, or as laid back with your tea time as you wish!
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, Lemonade, 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 ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Blissful Whites Wednesday~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Such lovely pink for your last October tea party, Sandi!

    And I especially adore that birdie teapot, as you may well have guessed!

    As always your teas are such a nice respite to come to and visit, thank you so much.

    Stay warm and dry - sure is blustery out there now. Brrrr. But not complaining after the heat of that summer we just had, I shall put on a sweater and be contented as I sip today!

    Have a blessed week, my friend.

  2. Oh yes, if teacups could talk! I bet they have heard everything. It is nice to imagine all the tea parties this one has witnessed. I like your teapot very much, the little bird is so sweet.
    My friend's mother is an antiques dealer. When we were growing up their house was filled with many treasures, it was a joy going there. However, my friend just wished her mother would get something new once in a while!!

  3. The storm seems so scary and already several have died in the Caribbean. Your white teapot is so cute. The bird gives it that little extra. I like the foot on the cute white teacup. For the pink teacup, I have no words. It is so beautiful. I myself am completely sold on vintage and antiques. Church flea market is something I frequently visit. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

  4. As always it is such a pleasure to visit with you Sandy. I love, love, love the table cloth,it has all my favorite colors together. I agree it would be wonderful if teacups could talk!

  5. It looks so very beautiful. I love the pink cup. I have a few English cups and don't use them I'm afraid to say. I am usually afriad that I would break them ; )
    Have a wonderful day.

  6. Hi Sandi! Another beautiful tea time post :) I saw a tea cup at the Thrifty store the other day that looked just like your teacup with the gold flowers on it...I kick myself for not buying it :) Stay safe - keeping you in my prayers!


  7. Hi Sandi,
    I was in the mood for a pink and white tea this week, too! I love your birdie teapot and your new teacup is so delicate and beautiful. Your lovely tablecloth sets off your tea so nicely.
    I've always loved thrifting with my Mom and was so blessed to get so many of her lovely things as my older sister only liked modern things. Lucky for me! Thank you for hosting your tea party and inviting us!

  8. Sandi, I love your white teapot with the bird lid! And your new teacup is gorgeous! Such a pretty pink and the gold embellishments are spectacular! Happy Tea Day, Happy Halloween and thank you for hosting. It's always so nice to visit with you.

  9. Your new pink teacup is exquisite! It would soon be one of my favorites too!

  10. Hello Sandi
    Your new to you pink teacup is pretty and I'm sure if the owner knew you had it, they would feel confident in knowing it will be cherished.
    Funny, I had the same feelings about older things and have got over that hurdle somewhat - I won't buy any china with chips and I like the linens to be in very good condition.

  11. Dear Sandi,
    I also hope for all americans, that the hurricane will not harm them. The pictures in TV are scary.
    You have set a wonderful tea table for us. How sweet is the lattice tea pot with the little bird. And the cream white china makes a pretty background for the new Coalport princess. She is really pretty. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts, your pretty tablescape and for tea and treats. Its always a sweet event to join your party.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. Sweet Sandi,
    I'm having a rough "Mom" day, and your post was so encouraging to me. I felt like the sentiments, quotes, and Scripture that you shared were meant just for me. Thank you! (Love that quote about the tea kettle. I hadn't heard that one before!) ~Sally

  13. I am so glad to be able to get to your Tea Party. Still sitting here waiting for Hurricane's arrival. But in the meantime a nice cup of tea would be most welcome.

  14. Hello Sandi, Lovely post - the pink and white is perfect. I hope this storm bipasses you all! We're just getting strong wind - It is such a blessing to share tea and faith with you on Tuesdays - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

  15. I love your birdie teapot!! Ive seen these around and they are lovely! The pink teacup is to die for! The delicate golden leaves are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!


  16. Hi Sandi, I adore your tablecloth. I do so love pinks and whites together. Your tea is very feminine, your teapot and teacups lovely and I always enjoy visiting you.
    Hugs, Beth

  17. Love your whites, Sandi. I must now go and make a post for your party. Deb

  18. Oh, I love your new teacup Sandi. It is so pretty and dainty. Stay safe in the storm. At least it's not snow!

  19. Hi Sandi,
    How beautiful and elegant is your white china! The teapot is a beauty!
    And the pink tea cup with gold decoration matches perfectly.
    Thanks for this lovely teatime post.
    And let's hope that Sandy hurricane doesn't leave much destruction or harm any people...

  20. I do so enjoy your blog! I had never seen Rose Chintz before and it is so beautiful! I have a great fondness for teacups. Your birdie teapot is adorable. Thanks for sharing and have a great week, Wanda

  21. Hi Sandi,
    So nice to have a pretty cup of tea and a light cookie today.
    Thank you for hosting.
    We will be keeping a close eye on the news tonight for reports on Sandy-it does sound frightening.

    Take care,

  22. I adore your beautiful white teapot with it's cute little birdie on the lid. I love Colcough china. I am lucky enough to have my Nana's lovely trio. Another beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.
    I pray you remain safe throughout this storm.

  23. Hi Sandi! Just entered your Give-away and WOW - is it Tuesday already? We've been in storm mode - as you now - and I feel like I've lost days. Everything is shut down tomorrow, too, as the wind gusts and rain are supposed to be causing trouble into Tuesday morning. Things have calmed down a bit where I am - but just 40 minutes to the east of us our seashore is underwater. Our Women's Retreat is scheduled for this weekend in Ocean City - but that is completely flooded over and parts of the boardwalk have washed away. Our hotel is right on the boardwalk - a fabulous Victorian place filled with antiques. Wonder how it fared.
    We have kept our power and are fine here. Just a lot of flooded roads and hazardous travel right now. The eye went over us a couple hours ago - very eerie.
    Thanks for thinking of me and dropping me a line. I do have a tea post I'll be getting up - Part II of my Teatime at Twilight, this time featuring the display on my tea cabinet. Thanks for hosting, as always - very elegant - the white lattice teapot is lovely!!

  24. Hello Sandi... I love your display.. That Teapot is so pretty. The cups, the tablecloth are so charming.. I also have a special love for things old and worn.. They have a certain character and integrity that you just don't find in a new piece.. I am trying to keep my mind off Sandy which is passing my area right now. Winds are very strong.. Hopefully we won't have any serious damage.

  25. Hi Sandi
    Your teacup is lovely! You must have quite a collection. The pink and gold are so delicate. Thank you for your inspirational post. It's always so uplifting.


    Praying for your safety and all the others tonight facing this storm.

  26. Hi Sandi, Your tea table looks just gorgeous! I really like all the white, especially that lattice work tea pot, so elegant. Thanks for sharing! Gina

  27. Pretty pinks and I love the white lattice teapot. I have the set too...Christine

  28. I am so happy to be back , reading tea-time posts and blogs.Your teacup is beautiful. I have another color of the same teacup and love to sip my tea from it. Indeed, I had the teacup out all summer as my favorite teacup, so I do believe there must be many stories your teacup could tell !

    Thank-you again for hosting this time of sharing the delights of taking tea and all that includes.

  29. Hello Sandi,
    What a perfectly lovely tea! The birdie tea pot always brings a smile to my face. Your Colclough tea cup is a perfect example of gorgeous vintage!
    Were you a little disappointed that they named the hurricane Sandy???? Lol! Why is it always a girls name anyways??? Shouldn't there be one named Ralph or Jerry???

  30. I love your creamy whites with the touch of pinks. Your tea time was very soothing today. Love the soft colors and your special pink set was very delightful. I'm so enjoying this cooler weather that we are having so think I will have a spot of tea.
    Here's to your health.
    Down Memory La La Lane

  31. Hello!

    I was here earlier this morning to linkup, but I did not get the chance to read your post because my husband was getting ready for work.

    Wow – that teacup for $8.00 is just so lovely. How wonderful for you. I keep looking for such a deal.

    I grew up with used things; we seldom had anything new. But I always felt that there was richness in such simplicity and have live that kind of life throughout my marriage. Of course, we purchase new thing that we absolutely have to.

    After 25 some years of marriage, we bought our first new armchairs this year. We have had two new couches in that time. Our first couch was a lovely vintage one that I found in a thrift store for $30.00 that I recovered in an emerald green fabric. Trimmed in a beautiful wood all around, it was easy to reupholster. We had that one for our first ten years of marriage.

    All these years later, the price of used things has increase as sellers realized more people desire them. Funny how time changes the way we look at things.

    Happy Teatime!
    :) Hope

  32. What beautiful white china! I love the teapot with the little bird on top. Your pink flowers along with the tablecloth are lovely too!

  33. Look at how pretty that tablecloth is! So lovely. Beautiful pink teacup. Old things have charm and history which make them more interesting to me. You do a good job with mixing the old and new.
    Ruthie from:

  34. Sandi:
    Lovely post as always and white teapot - love the pink and gold cup and saucer. You blog is always so refreshing. (If you could change the link title as "Tea In The Garden" won't be around until next spring - should say "Friends Sharing Tea".) Thanks so much.

  35. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers! I got your previous email at work last night. The devastation to the areas where I grew up vacationing in is heart breaking for me...


  36. Sandy, your lattice work teapot with the little bird is so delicate and lovely. And I love the soft pinks in the teacups and plates. A really beautiful tea setting to bring awareness to breast cancer research, to honor those who have survived and remember those who did not.

  37. What gorgeous dishes and a teapot to make tea and cookies a real delight. Thanks so much for visiting me. I hope you have a beauty filled day.


  38. This is such a feminine and lovely post. I do love all yur teacups...and, the fact that you share your life with others while you sip tea together. What a perfect ministry.
    Blessings and friendship,

  39. Oh Sandi, how beautiful your teapot and birdie is, so sweet and feminine, I'm in love with it! I'd love to hear what she says too, lol..Have a lovely week. Thank you for hosting, as I do have a tea tray in the den. Big hugs,

  40. What a good deal on your lovely "new" tea cup! I love the teapot with its little birdie on top. My grandmother loved yard sales, so I think thrifting's in my blood!

  41. So much wonderful pink Sandi! Love your new teacup.

  42. Such beautiful tea things Sandi! And they just keep coming. Your blog is a feast for the eyes every time. The birdie teapot! Do you display all your teapots and if so where? I have so many stored for lack of a place to display them. Wish you were close enough to really have shared tea.


  43. Hi Sandi,
    Beautiful tea time and blissful whites. I love your gorgeous cups in white. Always a touch of elegance and calm to visit.
    Thank you for sharing and blessings to you my sweet friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  44. That is a beautiful teacup! I also love that teapot. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi