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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 17 September 2012

Cinnamon Blossoms for Tea Time

"Life should be savoured; sipped like a cup of tea." ~ Unknown

Hello everyone and welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday! Today's tea party is number 138; imagine that! That's a lot of tea parties and I'm so happy you have come today!

I thought it would be fun to share the most viewed tea posts from last week. It was a tie actually!

Jocelyn at Just A Little Southern Hospitality shared her pretty Johnson Bros. Flavia china for tea with a good book.

And Diann at The Thrifty Groove served up a pretty yellow rose inspired tea. If you missed her post, you can find it here.

 Congratulations ladies....!

Now, let's have some tea, shall we? As I mentioned in my post last week, I have found a number of  teacups over the Summer and today I am sharing one of them with you.

This one, my hubby actually bought for me. Isn't he the best?

Most of you will recognize this pattern. It is Royal Albert Old English Rose. It was less than seven dollars which makes it a fabulous buy, being in perfect condition!

It is beautiful with the roses inside the cup and on the saucer. Adorned with a slight pedestal, brushed on gold trim, and a rather plain handle, it makes the perfect companion to the other one I have.

This is the same pattern, just a different shape. I found this teacup at a thrift shop last Summer for about seven dollars.

This second cup has the roses outside the cup. Both saucers are alike. Aren't they splendid together!

Is this fun or what!

"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams." ~ {Quote by - Milton}

I made a sweet for our tea today which I haven't made in years.

When Hubby and I were first married, I made these goodies all the time.

They are pretty, simple to make, and delightful with a cup of tea!

Cinnamon Blossoms
You use your basic Tea Biscuit recipe. Cut into biscuits and then snip each biscuit almost to the center to give five petals. Dip  the tops into melted butter and then dip the tops into a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. I opted to brush the tops with melted butter and then dip or sprinkle on the cinnamon-sugar mixture. It's less messy this way.
Use 1/3 cup sugar. I used brown.
1/2 teasp. cinnamon
1/4 teasp. nutmeg
Place a quarter of a maraschino cherry or candied cherry in the center of each blossom and bake for 12-14 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees. Makes about 15 blossoms. Enjoy!

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Next week I will be sharing an Autumn Tea and I hope you will join me for that.

Then two weeks from today, on October 1st, I am hosting a "What's In Your Cabinet?" party for Tea Time Tuesday. You may take the button below for your post or sidebar if you wish.

Do you have a special piece of china or a collection which was gifted to you or passed down from someone? Or perhaps you have something very unique which you picked up at a thrift shop or flea market and you're simply bursting to share? Well, here's your chance to do that....
Just share your special treasure with a cup of tea or coffee and write a post about it. Your special treasure doesn't necessarily have to be china either. It could be made of glass or crystal, ivory, silver, or even wood, such as a tea cart, etc. I am looking forward to seeing all your special treasures!

So remember those two dates- next week for an "Autumn Tea" and the 1st of October for "What's In Your Cabinet?" 

Have a lovely day everyone and please save a cup for me!

"You have made known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your Presence." ~ Psalm 16:11

I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and 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. You may be as creative, fancy, or as laid back with your tea time as you wish!

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 beautiful 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 your visitors will know where to find all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Heart and Home~
A Return to Loveliness~
Table Top Tuesday~
Teacup Tuesday~
Teacup Tuesday~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Thrifty Things Friday~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi