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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 6 August 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

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

Hello ladies and welcome to my first tea party in August!
How was your weekend? Hubby and I spent most of ours on the beach although we did take take a day trip down around the Cavendish- New London area where all the Green Gables and LM Montgomery attractions are. We also enjoyed a Garden Tour which I will share with you later this week.
Queen Anne's Lace is growing in such abundance here on the Island, covering our fields and ditches with blankets of lace, that I just had to pick some for another bouquet. It is so pretty!

It looks so very sweet in a little jam jar tied with a satin ribbon; a soft cloud of lacy flowers for fairies to slumber upon.

I have something new to share with you again this week.
Remember last week when I told you that Hubby and I had been browsing the antique shops? Well, I found a teacup I have been searching for a few years now. I am so happy to have finally found one!

Isn't she lovely?
Lady Carlyle.....Established 1944 to 1946 - September 2010. It is yet another beautiful teacup made by Royal Albert.

This particular teacup is in the Melvern shape with soft scallops all around the cup and saucer. 

And doesn't it look lovely with the Anysley teacup I featured last week?

The Anysley teacup, by the way, I have named Princess.

It think it is a suitable name for such an elegant teacup, don't you? 

My new teacup is also pretty in pink and I have been in love with this pattern for a while. I do love the dreamy colours! This cup is a floral fantasy bringing summertime to the table in all its splendor. 

If you look closely, you can see tiny posies which make up the deep pink border.

This teacup looks like it's ready to go to a party for it's all dressed up so pretty and fancy-schmancy.

The romantic floral pattern features a deep pink border with a lovely array of posies, roses, bluebells, and forget-me-nots. 

A pretty handle too.

I am enjoying my cup of Earl Grey with the biggest, yummiest,  gooiest,  cream cheese frosted cinnamon bun you can imagine! It has been too hot to bake so we bought these at the supermarket and we were not disappointed.

It is as good as it looks!

Tea in a pretty teacup is such a treat, especially when there is a lovely bouquet inside the cup to look at while sipping from it!

"Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind; dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness." ~ {Quote by- Lu Yu}

I came upon the most delightful poem the other day and since I have a Queen Anne's Lace bouquet today, I thought I would share a portion of the poem with you.

The Fairy Garden
When you step amongst the blooms,
Beware, they're really fairy rooms
And 'tho they only reach your knees
To fairies buds are tall as trees.

Queen Anne's Lace, shimmering white
Blossoms plucked in morning light
Make silver threaded wedding dresses
And veils to cover lovely tresses.
~ Copyright by Diana Greenwood

My little fairy Breena likes my new teacup. She just settled down for a short visit, bringing lots of fairy dust with her. She adores Queen Anne's Lace and roses as much as I do.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I have been really fortunate this Summer to find some very lovely teacups. Cups that make my heart sing!

Have you found a new teacup lately? I would love to see it. Actually, I am happy to see any teacups you may have. So please link up below and share it with us.
Just feature your teacup, china mug, or teapot and come back here and link up with me.

"Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart." ~ Psalm 37:4

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? Perhaps a favourite tablescape you would like to share. 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 that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Table Top Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden~
Tea Cup Thursday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi