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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 9 January 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"Someone painted pictures on my
Windowpane last night...
Willow trees with trailing boughs
And flowers, frosty white,

And lovely crystal butterflies;
But when the morning sun
Touched them with its morning beams,
They vanished one by one."
Helen Bayley Davis, Jack Frost. 

Welcome lovely friends to another Tea Time Tuesday!

Today I have some wonderful new tea things to share with you. My sweet hubby gifted me with some pieces of The Friendly Village by Johnson Bros. for Christmas and my birthday which I celebrated over the holidays.

The Friendly Village is such a charming pattern with its leafy border and quaint pastoral scenes. Each hand painted piece is reminiscent of warm family gatherings at Grandma's house and rural small-town beauty. The Friendly Village has been popular since its inception in the early 1950's.

Some of the pieces are vintage while others are new.

Would you like a piece of my cake?

Life should be savoured: Sipped like a cup of tea. ~ Author Unknown

Perhaps  some Sticky Date Pudding with hot Toffee Sauce...

"Drinking tea
the morning fog
drifts away." ~ Robert Gibson


Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

The lovely Christmas card in the photo below is from an original painting  by my aunt. She sends me a Christmas card every year featuring one of her paintings. The beautiful blue spruce trees are outside her bedroom  window.

UPCOMING PLANS~ Tea Time Tuesday's 2nd Anniversary is coming up on the 26th of January, so in celebration of that special occasion, I would like to do a theme that week. Since I love roses so much, I thought a tea theme of roses would be lovely. 
Therefore, the week of January 23rd, it will be Rose Week here at Tea Time and I invite you all to share your favourite Rose themed tea things. So get out your best rose inspired china and let's party! It should be lots of fun!

ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE~ I am having surgery on Thursday morning, the 12th, so if you think of me, kindly send up a little prayer for me, would you? I would so appreciate it!
Hopefully, I will be back next week with a new tea post for Tea Time. In the meantime, I wish you a glorious day and a hot cup of tea with someone you love. 

"O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Thy name in all the earth!" ~ Psalm 8:9

I am delighted you have stopped by today and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! Just share a piece of your teacup/teapot collection or a favourite mug. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be most welcome! The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish.

I was sorry to receive word from Wanda Lee that she and Pam will no longer be hosting their lovely tea parties. I always enjoyed their gracious hospitality and lovely photos and they will be missed. I wish them well and perhaps someday they will join us in blogland once again. God bless you ladies! 

This week I am joining these lovely parties ~

Simply Sweet and L.A.C.E.

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Home and Garden Thursday

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Tea Party Tuesday

Teacup Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi