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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 11 June 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. " ~ Ellie Rodriguez

Hello dear friends and welcome to my home here at Rose Chintz Cottage! I hope you will find friendship here and the warmth of hospitality. This is my second  Tea Time Tuesday for the month of June. 

Before I share this week's teacup, I must thank you all once again for your lovely comments on my magazine feature. You have all made me feel so special and that I am contributing something worthwhile in this big land of Blog! 

"My favourite weather is bird-chirping weather." ~ Terri Guillemets  

The yellow rose evokes all the sunny, cheerful feelings of warmth and happiness. It is known purely for its symbol of friendship.

I have a new teacup to share with you this week and it has a yellow rose on it. I didn't have a teacup with yellow roses and this one was such a good buy at less than ten dollars.

It's a vintage teacup made by Royal Albert called Tea Rose, made in England. Not a scratch, ding or chip on her. She's in perfect condition.

This pretty teacup is in the Countess shape with a pure white background. It is adorned with a warm yellow rose motif which has been kissed with just a hint of pink and the leaves are lush and green. The cup and saucer have a lovely brushed gilt trim and the cup itself is footed with a double band of gold trim and an elegant handle. 

Every time I look at this cup, I smile. It just makes me happy! The saucer is as pretty as the cup itself.

I love the bloom inside the cup too. This cup has it all.

Isn't it lovely? This is the mark on the bottom.

Another lovely treasure for my collection.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Now, let's enjoy a cup of tea with some freshly made rhubarb muffins ... 

Lemon curd is in the little white pot waiting to spread its tart goodness. Delightful!

I hope you are planning to join me next week on June 18th, for my seasonal tea ~ "Savour the Summer" Tea Party! I am going to have a dessert tea as well as share a couple of my new found teacups with you. 

My tea party button is available for you to use on your sidebar or in your tea post if you wish. I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely tea things as we welcome Summer with tea and dessert.

Tea is an international symbol of friendship and hospitality.~ Unknown

I have just finished reading another Tea Shop Mystery penned by Laura Childs called Oolong Dead. If you enjoy a good mystery which is centered around a tea shop and its delightful characters, then this series is a good one. There are wonderful recipes at the back of each book too. 

Before I end this post, I want to wish my oldest grandson Cameron, a very Happy 11th Birthday! I love you, Sweetheart!

"This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." ~ Psalm 118:24

Enjoy your cup of tea and have a beautiful day everyone!

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. And for the summer months, I would love to see your teacups and teapots indoors as well as out in the garden, at the beach, on a park bench, etc... Also I would enjoy seeing your teacup and teapot crafts as well as recipes and any stories you might have to share about tea time. So, let's have fun this summer with our teas. Get out there and be as creative, fancy, or as laid back as you wish!

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 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 my tea party. 

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

I am joining the following parties as well~

Thrifty Things Friday~
Home Sweet Home~
Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~ 
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea Cup Thursday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

They Made It!

Good morning everyone~ About a month ago, I posted a story about my uncle and aunt who were walking the Santiago Trail or The Way of St. James, a 780 km. trail.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela 

Well, they have arrived and I am so happy for them! This is such an accomplishment for them and I can't wait to hear all about it!

If you would like to read my post about their trek, you can find it here. I had added updates a couple of times while they were on their way.

Hope you're all off to a good start to the week and I'll see you back here this afternoon for my Tea Time Tuesday party.

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi