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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 26 November 2012

Tea Time Tuesday

"November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries And the first white snows.
With night coming early, And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate.
The fires burn And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest Until next spring." ~ Clyde Watson 

Welcome friends to Tea Time ~ This is my last tea party for the month of November and preparations for Christmas are in full swing now! I am so very thankful for the beautiful season of love and joy which we will be partaking of in the next few weeks. It is a dreary time of the year made bright and cheery by Christmas lights and beautiful music. The scent of holiday baking fills our kitchens and pretty packages wrapped with care are waiting to be opened by those we love. Can you feel the magic in the air?

I had to include my pretty pink poinsettia in my tea post today.

"Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings." ~ Marianne Williamson

Today I am sharing two 'new to me' teacups. These are the last of my 'found' teacups. Both of these beauties came from Lori's Time Worn Treasures and Antiques in town.

Some of you may have already seen my Friendship teacup as I had shared this a couple of weeks ago at Pink Saturday.

This is a vintage Royal Albert made around the 1940s and is adorned with pink cosmos. She is waisted and made in the lyric style with a lovely shell imprint in the bone china. She really is a beautiful teacup, isn't she?

The saucer bears the name of the previous owner and I would love to hear the stories this set could tell. Obviously she had been present at a number of tea parties and the owner wanted to make sure it accompanied her home. 

This gorgeous teacup is RA American Beauty which I have had on my Treasure Hunt list for some time.

Actually, it is not a complete set but I didn't notice it until I got it home. 

That's what I get for not wearing my readers in the store! Ha!

In any case, the pretty teacup is Orleans Rose made by Royal Standard in England and is married beautifully to the Royal Albert American Beauty saucer. I actually like how they look together. I don't think I have ever seen a set so perfectly paired and it makes for a very unique set. Wouldn't you agree? I mean, what's not to love?

Lush pink roses adorn both the cup and saucer, and I love the brushed on gold trim which makes them look so charming.

Would you like a cuppa tea and a cookie? I am having Cranberry Pomegranate tea today accompanied by some melt in your mouth Swedish butterballs.

Is this not adorable?

This is from a package of note cards which I received in the mail the other day. I won a delightful Giveaway from Lady B's Time For Tea. It included an assortment of matching gift cards, memo pad, and notebook. There was also an assortment of tea and a tea time pin adorned with Swarovski crystals called 'Pouring Through Time.'  

Thank you Lady B and Dame Ruthie.  

"In this fast paced life we lead,
it's hard to find time for the
things we enjoy." Like tea.

Let's have our tea by the fire.

I do enjoy your company! Thank you for joining me today. Just a reminder that I am hosting a Christmas Tea on December 10th. I hope you will plan to join me. 

"....And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with Child." ~ Luke 2: 4-5 

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 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.

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 ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi