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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 26 March 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome my lovelies to the last Tea Time Tuesday of March! Can you believe how fast the month has gone by? Amazing!

Today's tea is a simple one which I have set out on top of my little green china cabinet.

The last number of weeks I have been mixing my china patterns but today I am using my Maxwell and Williams set, the chintz pattern Rose Bud.

I think Rose Bud is such a happy pattern. The roses look like they are dancing in the breeze as they appear to be going in all directions.  

My teapot is filled with a lovely Cinnamon Spice with Orange Blossom.

The flow of tea from the spout is important. When purchasing a teapot, check to make sure that the top of the spout is level with the top of the pot. More oval shaped spouts are less likely to drip than rounded ones. ~ 

To keep your teapot smelling fresh when not in use, place one or two sugar cubes inside. ~ Unknown

I have baked a coffee cake for our tea today. Come and enjoy, it's fresh from the oven.

Tea is poured.

This is an easy cake to make. Serve it plain or with whipped cream. Yum!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Melt 1/4 cup butter/margarine
Add 1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix in bowl-
2- 1/2 cups flour
6 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1- 1/3 cups white sugar
Cut in 2/3 cup shortening
Make a well:
Stir in 2 cups milk
2 eggs {not too long; it's like biscuits}
Pour batter into greased 9x14x2 inch pan.
Spread topping over batter {it will be gloppy}
Bake @ 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, plain or with whipped cream.

Last week, you all had such lovely tea posts and it's always my pleasure to come and visit you. While making my rounds, one of you lovely ladies shared a plate of darling tea cookies and I wanted to share them with you today.
Nancy at Two Cottages and Tea shared these delightful little hat cookies. I think they have springtime and Easter written all over them, don't you?

Thank you Nancy for sharing your cookies with us and if you would like the recipe just stop by Nancy's blog Here.

I have a couple of special tea parties coming up ~
An Easter Tea which is next week on April 2. The tea button is yours to take for your post or sidebar if you wish. 

Let's share all our Easter colours, the bunnies, birdies, chicks, eggs, and baskets too. Maybe even some chocolate! Whatever strikes your fancy! 
I would imagine over at Sweetology Trisha's imagination is in overdrive about now!

On April 15th, which is on a Sunday, I am hosting Tea on the Titanic.

It is Titanic's 100th Anniversary since the disaster and I wanted to pay homage to those who lost their lives and the ones they left behind. I hope you will join me for that special Tea Time. You may share whatever you wish. 

Life is precious, let's savour every moment!

"Whatever is lovely....and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." ~ Philippians 4:8

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 Tea Time Tuesday.

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

NOTE: It would be wonderful if everyone removed the 'two word verification' from their blog. It is very difficult to read and really not necessary. It would make leaving comments so much easier without it!

I am joining the following parties as well~

Simply Sweet
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Thursday

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi