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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 December 2012

Sugar and Spice for Tea Time

"Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration:
It fills our cups with joy and warmth and friendship.
May the echo of the teacup's message be heard not
only at Christmas, not only on special occasions,
but anytime friends come together." ~ Emelie Barnes

A warm welcome to Rose Chintz Cottage, my dear friends~

Today for Tea Time Tuesday I am celebrating a little someone very special; my little granddaughter, Jenna-Lynn, who is celebrating her second birthday tomorrow on December 4th. She is my only granddaughter so I know you grannies, and not yet grannies, out there will indulge me for a few moments.

Jenna-Lynn is all sugar and spice; cuddly and cute, yet full of mischief! She enjoys teasing her big brother and pulling pranks yet loves to curl up on your lap and cuddle.

She is all ready to go shopping with her little handbag. I haven't actually met this little one yet but I'm counting down the days till I do. We will be spending Christmas together this year and I am so excited!!

Happy Birthday, my little lambie!

This is her wee tea set which she will have when she is old enough to enjoy it.

Our tea is set out with Nanny's tea set and little Jenna-Lynn's. If you look closely, you will notice that they are matching sets.

We gown up ladies can enjoy some Earl Grey tea whereas there is cranberry juice for little birthday girls.

Both sets are made of porcelain by Skye McGhie and adorned with the fleurs de lis.

The little girl looking up at the tree is an ornament Jenna-Lynn's mommy and daddy gave me one year and I bring her out every Christmas. Her hat is a real knitted hat with a tassel in the back.

What better treat, both sweet and spicy like little Jenna-Lynn, than mincemeat tarts! These are a staple in my home this time of year.

When I was growing up, my mother always made mincemeat pie for Christmas but my children preferred pumpkin pie so I opted to make the tarts instead.

Each tart is decorated with a star making them pretty for the season.

Let's enjoy a tart with some tea, shall we?

Little Jenna-Lynn is too young to enjoy tea but I'm hoping to have many tea parties with her in the future.

Next week I am hosting my Celebrate....the Season with a Christmas Teaand I hope you will plan to join me for that.

Bring out your holiday pretties, tea things, and any baking you may have. Perhaps you would like to share a lovely Christmas memory with us too.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; 
and the government shall be upon His shoulder;
And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6

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
Iced tea or Iced coffee
Punch in a beautiful bowl

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~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Tea Talk Link Up~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Thank you for hosting, Sandi! Have a great week....Hugs, Penny

  2. What a lovely tea set!....your granddaughter is lucky to have such a loving grandmother. My grandmother use to fix coffee milk in my tea cups until I was old enough!

  3. Hi Sandi! Your granddaughter is such a cutie. Your tea sets are beautiful, and I LOVE that sweet dolly ornament! Also, my grandpa used to call the grandchildren (esp. his 6 grandDAUGHTERS) his "little lambies." It always made me feel so loved.

  4. Dear Sandi,
    the tea set for your Granddaughter is so cute! I am sure, that she will love it!
    Have a beautiful birthday party with your sweet little darling!
    Best wishes, Siret

  5. What a cuties! I'm amazed she likes grandsons didn't until they were in their teens, A lovely setting, and I love your tart star decorations. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Have a great week, my friend!

  6. Dear Sandi,
    I think, the sweet echo of your teacup's message will be heard everywhere in blogland. You are a horn of plenty with nice ideas around tea settings. How adorable is this tiny copie of a wonderful tea set. What a fun to own such a similar childrens set like the own grandmother. Little Jenna Lynn will delighted when she once get it. Your setting is as nice as the little tartes are yummy. Isn't that a miracle how quick childrens grow. I remember like yesterday all the sorrows when Jenna Lynn arrived. What a cute girl she is now. You will have a lot of fun with her the older she gets. Have a wonderful Advent time and thank you for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Grandma, you're not spoiling that little girl are you? LOL What a cutie!
    How nice that the adult and young ones tea sets match, there are going to be some great tea parties at your place.
    I hope Jenna Lynn has a fun birthday party.

  8. What a beautiful tea! Yes, you will have many wonderful teas with your granddaughter! I have only 1 granddaughter as well and we have wonderful tea parties even my grandsons enjoy them!

  9. What a darling little granddaughter you have, dear Sandi! I adore the matching tea sets, too. Your little tarts look dee-lish. Thanks for providing serenity and a warm hug as always.

  10. I hope Jenna-Lynn has a very happy birthday tomorrow. She does look very sweet; never too young to shop! I think her teaset is delightful, what a lovely gift for when she is older.

  11. Oh Sandi, how sweet this tea is today. Little Jenna Lynn is adorable and I'm sure she'll be a tea lover one day just like you. I love the sweet Skye Maghie china and those tarts look so yummy. Very pretty indeed! Blessings, Pamela

  12. What a joyous posting! Your little granddaughter is so cute,and I am sure she will enjoy the tea set.

  13. What a sweet young lady your Jenna Lynn is! And I'm sure she'll be delighted with the tea set you chose for her.
    It's all so lovely...and delicious looking, too!
    Thanks for sharing your joy and great ideas.

  14. The tarts look great! What a beautiful teaset for Jenna-Lynn. You are a fantastic grandma, Sandi! She'll love it! Your tea looks pink - mmmmmm, bet it's good!

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  16. I just love the idea of the miniature tea set matching the 'adult' version. Too cute! Enjoy your special family time.

    Linked up with you :)

  17. Hi Sandi,

    Your little granddaughter is so adorable! May you enjoy many tea parties with her. It is nice to see your Skye McGhie porcelain.

  18. Oh, Sandi!
    Your little Jenna-Lynn is precious. What fun you must have with her.
    I love your beautiful tea party setting. Your tiny white teacups and the red toile...Such a pretty presentation!
    Blessings to you and Merry CHRISTmas!
    Carolynn xxx

  19. Hi Sandi,

    I have a granddaughter named Jenna Lynn too. Mine is older than 2, but just as darling. She also loves to shop.

  20. Jenna-Lynn is an adorable little girl. I find it hard to believe that she is 2 years old already.

    She will love having tea with her beautiful grandmother. Oh, the memories the 2 of you will make.


  21. Jenna-Lynn is beautiful. I know she's going to enjoy her tea-times with you. How special that her teaset is a miniature of yours. What a lovely post!

  22. what a beautiful little girl. I'm the one with four grandsons, one of them has a little step sister that is four that I try to get a hold of , but she lives in TO, too far away. Love the tea set, yours too, what great times, you have ahead of you. God bless...

  23. what a beautiful little girl. I'm the one with four grandsons, one of them has a little step sister that is four that I try to get a hold of , but she lives in TO, too far away. Love the tea set, yours too, what great times, you have ahead of you. God bless...

  24. Dear Sandi, I sure enjoyed my visit with you today! You have made a very welcoming Tea Time.

    God please and may your Christmas Season be warm,

  25. What a sweet tea party..And Happy Birthday to your beautiful sweetie

  26. You must be a wonderful grandma! Enjoy your beautiful granddaughter. (:

  27. What a lucky lucky girl to h ave such a sweet Grandmother! That little angel is such a little darling.

    The matching tea set (big and little) just made me smile so big, how ADORABLE!

    Sandy, your pictures are gorgeous - you have everything done so beautifully and perfectly!

    What an inviting tea party!

    I have only had mincemeat pies once - about 10 years ago my daughter's English MIL brought them to my cookie exchange party and they were such a hit!

    Thank you so much for hosting.

  28. Oh, I love the big and little tea sets! My mom used to give me cambric tea -- mostly milk with a little tea when I was little!

    And I adore mincemeat as well!

  29. Dear Sandi,
    I love your little tea set and Jenna Lynn will love it also when she gets older. I had tea with my two grand-daughters in PEI before we left to rescue efforts of Storm Sandi. I'm on the road in an RV, no tea cups, pretty pictures, grandbabies, or baking. I'll have to enjoy yours these next few months or just pop on in without baking :-)

  30. Beautiful post Sandi! So festive and beautiful! I love your white on white tea, and your cute as a button granddaughter! Happy Birthday to her!

  31. How precious Sandy. Your granddaughter is just beautiful. What an angel...

  32. Hi Sandi,
    Jenna Lynn is such a cutie! I love that little teaset and bought the same one for my granddaughters.Tea parties with little ones are so much fun.

    Thank you for hosting,


  33. Hi Sandi! Your tea is so pretty! And a perfect tea for Miss Jenna Lynn's birthday celebration! Creating fun memories with little ones over a tea is so fun and wonderful. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week!

  34. Hi Sandi! I thought I was in your HOME Wed party! Sorry, there's not a teacup in my entries! If you want to remove I will re-post in Wed. I'm a little confused today! Thought it was Wed!

    Linda at the French Hen's Nest

  35. Hi Sandi,
    What a lovely post in honor of your sweetie pie granddaughter! I only have one granddaugher and it is so much fun to have tea with her. I love your idea of the mincemeat tarts. My Mom and I are the only ones in our family that like mincemeat, so I always make one for us to share at the holiday meals. Your tea today is so pretty dressed up for this special season. Love your teaset for Jenna Lynn and yours too! Thank you for hosting your tea parties every week!

  36. Hi Sandi,
    Even today you are able to create a wonderful atmosphere full of sweetness and joy, thank you :-)
    Your posts are always very inspiring.
    I hope to participate in the Christmas tea, next Tuesday ...
    I have a little four years girl and since she was two years old, when I make tea for me, I offer her a cup of red fruit tea (no tea), which we call the "tea of childrens": In this way, we are able to share this special moment :-)
    Happy Birthday to Jenna Lynn from Italy and thanks to you for sharing,

  37. What a darling tea set! And a little cutie-patootie granddaughter too! I have two granddaughters who I've had tea parties with.So much fun! I'm sure you'll enjoy celebrating Christmas with her! :)

  38. What a cutie!

    I love your tea sets - they are just adorable!

  39. How wonderful of a tea party. I wish I had a grandaughter but I love my grandson and wouldn't trade him but I don't think he would be into tea parties. lol. take care, Darlene

  40. Sandi: I can't wait to share tea with my Granddaughter. Your tea party looks like it was a lot of fun. Your Granddaughter is PERFECT! Hugs to her and you! Martha

  41. Little Jenna-Lynn is adorable,and I think you're countdown of days until you see her must be wearing your patience thin.She is so blessed to have a Grandma who is already preparing in anticipation of tea parties with her.

    I love your Skye McGhee dishes and tea things. I have never seen any of her items around here, only on your blog.What simply classic with a bit of fancy dishes they are and I love them.

  42. I love love your lace Tea sets small and big...I would love to have one too...Jenna-Lynn, is simply adorable..Much excitement to meet her soon. Happy Holidays dear, with love Janice

  43. Fabulous tea party. The tarts look very festive and I love the lacy edge on the china.

  44. Hi Sandi,
    Happy B'day to your adorable granddaughter! Your matching teasets are beautiful. Praying for your son and his surgery. My son has had ear infections growing up and went thru surgery to remove adnoids, tonsils and had tubes several times. He also plays guitar for our church. Praying for a speedy recovery for your son.


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