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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 16 July 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there." ~ John Vance Cheney {Victoria magazine}

Happy Tea Day dear friends and welcome  to my 130th Tea Time Tuesday ~ What a wonderful Anne of Green Gables Tea Party we had last week! Thank you, sweet ladies, for making it such a huge success! I think we all enjoyed ourselves and got our eyes filled with pretty china and tea treats.

"I believe I could be a model child if I were just invited out to tea every day." ~ Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

I took my inspiration for my tea today from the cover of one of Laura Childs' tea shop mysteries.

Do you ever do that? Where do you get your inspirations from?

I have cut a few roses from my bushes and adorned my cake with them. I hope you're not getting tired of seeing my roses. I am absolutely charmed by them myself!

"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds." ~ Robert Bridges

The rose fragrance is so lovely and makes the cake all the more appealing to the senses.

When it's too hot to bake, I like to get an angel food cake at the bakery, frost it, and add some of my own posies. A few frilly petalled roses give a simple cake a romantic look. My roses have not been treated with pesticides or anything so the roses are safe to use.

The silver creamer and sugar bowl were thrift store finds.

Tea attended by a wee rose just beginning to fluff open. My roses often disguise themselves as peonies!

I am using my Rose Chintz teacup by Gracie China today.

"If I should invite just one special guest to join me for afternoon tea, I would pick someone who knows all my faults and even still, loves me." ~ unknown 

"I thank you, God, for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."  ~ E.E .Cummings - Victoria magazine

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

"We thank You, Lord, for blessings
You give us on our way;
May we for these be grateful,
And praise You every day." ~ Roworth

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 beautiful 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Inlinkz is now hooked up. Please feel free to add your link to my tea party. Thank you for your patience.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home Sweet Home~
Tea Cup Thursday~

Heart and Home~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Make It Pretty Monday~
Table Top Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden~

My Lovely Particpants~

Nancy ~

YAY! Inlinkz is up so feel free to link up.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi