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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 2 April 2012

An Easter Tea for Tea Time Tuesday

Happy Easter

"Here comes Peter Cottontail, 
Hoppin down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin, Easter's on it's way." ~ Gene Autry

Hello dear friends and welcome to my Easter Tea and the first Tea Time Tuesday in the month of April!

Please come in and make yourselves at home. Let's celebrate this season of re-birth and Easter. I have a fresh pot of tea on and the table is ready.

I love springtime~ It's a time when the earth awakens from her Winter's slumber and Mother Nature cradles in her womb, the first tender shoots of bright blooms in the garden. The trees break forth into fresh buds, and brooks, clear as crystal, begin to run merrily along their way. They sound like they are singing; they are so happy to be freed from their captivity of ice and snow! 

Soft warm breezes stir the air and the lilt of songbirds outside my window harken to me early in the morning. I welcome the melody of my little feathered friends; I have dreamt about birdsong all winter!

The earth has come to life again and I too, seem to come alive and I relish each new wonder of the day.
In the evening, just as the sun goes down, the tiny spring peepers behind my home begin their chorus.
I find myself once again, as delighted as a child when all of these wonders take place.
It's good to be alive, and I give thanks to God who has created this new season for our enjoyment. {I wrote this piece last year and thought I would share it again for my Easter Tea.}

"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." ~ Martin Luther 

There are a lot of pictures so grab your favourite cup and sit back.

The sweet bunny with hand-painted roses, basket, and egg are all items I won from my friend Celestina Marie in her Spring Giveaway last year.

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." ~ S. D. Gordon

The supermarkets carry such an array of flowers this time of year. So many lovely hues! I chose these bright pink tulips. Tulips and Easter go hand in hand.

Didn't know which teapot to use so I'm using two. I have had this one for many years! No name, just a pretty pot.

I'm using my Sadler teapot too which I won from Wendy at Once Upon A Rose Haven. This one is called Spring Crocus{Staffordshire, Eng.}.

Three teacups....

A mis-matched set I found at a yard sale.  The lovely saucer is Bridal Rose made in Germany by Czech MZ Altrohlau. I love the scalloped edge and garlands of roses!

The pretty cup is Haviland. Sponged on gold and dainty flowers make this a delightful teacup. I think the cup and saucer married very well! 

Royal Albert chintz...with a softly scalloped edge, hand-painted pink roses, and sponged on gold trim. This sweet vintage cup is post-1945 and that is all I know about it.

Can you see the reflection of the tiny rose in the spoon? I never noticed it until I posted it on here.

Windsor teacup made in England. Love this teacup!

A rose in the center of the saucer too.

The delicate pink and gold of this cup is so lovely with a rose and two buds gazing up at you from the bottom of the cup.

Fluffy coconut cake nestled under glass.... Two yellow mini cakes sandwiched together with lemon curd, then frosted with icing and sprinkled with coconut.

More bunnies and a wee chick have joined the party....Can one have too many bunnies? 

Come, let us have tea and continue to talk about happy things." ~ Chaim Potok

Bunny holding spray roses.

Mini Easter eggs abound...I really like these colourful crunchy eggs with chocolate inside!

"May this tea be steeped with love,
For friendships sent down from above." ~ Sandy Lynam Clough

I picked up an issue of Victoria TeaTime Bliss magazine and it is simply filled with delightful photos and recipes as well as tea quotes and teas for special seasons. What a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration! I am enjoying it so very much! You must get yourself a copy of this lovely magazine if you haven't already!

Easter is such a lovely time of year, and my hubby who is a retired  pastor has always claimed that one cannot celebrate Christmas without talking about the Easter story and I agree with him.

At Christmas time, we celebrate the Lord's coming as a Babe in the stable long ago. But at Easter time, we celebrate His death and resurrection. Jesus lives today and He is preparing a place for all of us who believe in Him. Someday He is coming back to take us home to be with Him forever. Until that happens, let us enjoy the life He has given us and be a blessing to Him and to others.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal  life." ~ John 3:16{NAS}

I will be hosting Tea on the Titanic Sunday, April 15th in honour of all those who sailed the famous ship one hundred years ago. I hope you will plan to join me for that. You may share whatever tea things you wish. 

I am simply 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.

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 your visitors can find their way here and visit all my lovely participants. Thank you!

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
Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi