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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 19 November 2012

A Bit of Blue for Tea Time Tuesday

"From His abundance we have all received one gracious Blessing after another." ~  John 1:16

Hello lovely ladies and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday.  I would like to wish all of my American friends a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving this week! 

"Somehow, taking tea together encourages an atmosphere of intimacy when you slip off the timepiece of your mind..." ~ Gail Greco

Do you remember a while ago I mentioned I had found a number of teacups over the Summer? Well, today, I'm sharing another one.

For you blue and white collectors you will like this one. It is a Spode and I was thrilled to find this teacup! I love the little spray of posies inside the cup.

Spode's Blue Room is a stunning collection made famous by Josiah Spode originating in the 18th century. It is a medley of motifs and patterns ranging from floral and faunal designs to famous places and scenery.  And it's still in production today.

The wee bird's nest under the cloche is one my son found in a raspberry patch and he brought it home to me.

I have a couple of tiny blue and white china birdies that my mother gave me years ago and I cannot find them anywhere. They would have looked so sweet nestled together in the nest. I will have to keep looking. So for the time being, I have placed a little ornie in it.

The nest had been home to a red-eyed vireo so it is rather tiny and it still has strips of birch bark woven into it.

The nest fits perfectly under my little cloche and topped off with some snow, makes it pretty for the upcoming season.

Now, are you ready for a nosh?

I made Sherry's  Dutch Apple cake to have with our tea. Sherry's presentation was much prettier than mine but Hubby and I both enjoyed it very much. It is a wonderful cake with sliced apples on top which I have served with my Vanilla Sauce. I like how the sauce pools around the cake; yum! Thank you Sherry for sharing the recipe.

The blue transferware pitcher was made in England. I found it for two dollars at a second hand store and it is a good size for serving the Sauce.

The wee creamer I found at the same shop for a dollar. I know nothing about it other than I like it and it reminds me of Delft Blue.

is like a teacup
  to be filled to
the brim and enjoyed
   Friends~ Unknown

I am planning a Christmas Tea in three weeks time and it will be here before we know it. On December 10th, I invite you to bring out all your holiday tea things and let's have a merry tea party! If you have done any holiday baking perhaps you would like to share some of it with us that week. I would love to hear about your favourite Christmas memories too.

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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!

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.

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I am joining the following parties as well~

Blue Monday~
Heart and Home ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Tea Talk Link Up~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi