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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 2 January 2012

Tea Time Tuesday ~ Happy New Year!

"The birth of a New Year is a time of reflection, bringing with it an opportunity for change....for developing a greater appreciation of what is most important in life." ~ Victoria magazine

Hello dear friends and welcome to my first Tea Time Tuesday of 2012! This little birdie and I have been expecting you and we are simply delighted you have come! 

Little birdie was a Christmas gift. Isn't he sweet?

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

A brand new year signifies a fresh new beginning in which one can look forward to new dreams, aspirations, and accomplishments as well as making new memories with those you love.

Are you ready for a brand new year of tea parties?

So much has happened since my last tea party! Christmas, a New Year has come, another birthday, and my son's beloved 2 year old black lab, Charlie, who had been very ill since Christmas Day, almost had to be put down this past Friday. He is a most beloved member of the family, so we are very thankful they got him to the  hospital in time for an operation which saved his life. Thank goodness for veterinarians, and I believe Charlie is being released this afternoon! WARNING: Please do not give your doggy a bone!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, and now with the holidays behind us once more, we have our memories and special occasions that we can look back on.

A few days before Christmas, I had hosted a Christmas Tea  for my three nieces. I decided to use my sparkly teacups because it was the Holidays after all and they like anything that sparkles.

So, do come in and make yourself at home as we partake of some hot spicy tea and coffee.
The ambiance of our tea was lovely from the glow of the candlelight and fairy lights with the fire burning in the fireplace. I apologize that some the pictures are dark due to the lighting.

" In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." ~ Aaron Rose

The tea table served up a lovely Trifle, shortbread cookies, and mincemeat tarts as well as some other confections.  I used my red toile china mugs for the coffee and the white teacups for tea.
Two of the girls had coffee while my other niece and I enjoyed steaming cups of tea.

This pot held the coffee...

"Come and share a pot of tea, My home is warm and my friendship's free." ~ Emilie Barnes

This Florence teapot by Skye McGhie held the tea.

I didn't want my tea to be too fussy so I used some white china as well as the red toile china by Skye McGhie and my red rimmed Kings Crown sherbet dishes.

The Trifle with layers of sponge cake, pudding, whipped cream, and fruit. Yum!

A pretty dish filled with fluffy Trifle and a cup of tea; what could be better?

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

"...The carpet was up, the candles burnt bright, the fire blazed and crackled in the hearth, and merry voices and light-hearted laughter rang through the room." ~ Charles Dickens

 My guests...Miss M.

Miss C and L...

We were also joined by a wee fellow only a few weeks old. Little N was as good as gold during our tea time!

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you will join me for many more tea parties this year.
Next week I will share a little something which Hubby gifted me with for Christmas and my birthday.

May each new day of 2012 bring you joy, contentment, and all your dreams come true. Remember, "Each new day is fresh with no mistakes in it." {Anne of Green Gables}

"Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning." ~ Lamentations 3:23

I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday. All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, eggnog, iced tea or iced coffee, or hot chocolate.
The TTT 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!
Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am happy to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tea Party Tuesday

Makin' It Sweet

Friends Sharing Tea

Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi