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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Sweet and Simple Tea Time

"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hello dear friends and welcome to my first Tea Time in March ~

As most of you know I have been out of commission for the past week or so and because I'm still not 'back to normal' today I am having a simple little tea in our den which is where I've been spending most of my days lately.

A pot of tea, a sweet little teacup, some stacked ironstone plates and white tulips make for a serene tea time. I had a few white carnations left too which I have in a mercury glass rose bowl.

Flowers, china, and tea just help one feel better. It doesn't hurt to have a couple of chocolate drizzled macaroons sitting nearby either.

The pretty teapot holds some English Breakfast tea.

My teacup is Bridal Rose from Bavaria and the plates are Myott fine Ironstone, called Brides Bouquet from Staffordshire, England. I love how all the patterns go together. 

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

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

There are three special occasions coming up this month; St Patricks Day, the first day of Spring, and Easter. Each one brings with it a reason to celebrate and special moments to savour.  
So, I thought I would have a tea party to celebrate all three rather than have three separate parties. I would love for you to join me for that special tea, "Savour the Moment Springtime Tea" which I hope to host on the 18th of March. I plan to do a Cupcake Tea or Fairy Cake Tea, as I often call cuppies fairy cakes. Would love to have you join me for that special Tea.

Thank you for visiting today. I really do appreciate all your visits and comments.

If you have a pretty teacup, teapot, or coffee mug you would like to share then please write a post about it and come join the party. I will be happy to come and visit you.
Should you rather do coffee, that's fine too, as well as hot chocolate, hot apple cider, iced tea, iced coffee, lemonade, or punch in a pretty bowl.

Have a lovely day and God bless you!

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~ Allan K. Chalmers

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~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Many bloggers have been thinking of you Sandi and praying for your recovery. This is lovely post today and such sweet dishes!

  2. Your dishes, and your teapot are so pretty! Delicate and feminine! Hope you feel better very soon, Sandi.

  3. Lovely post Sandi. Your teapot and tea things are so pretty and they do go so well together. I hope you feel better and have a great week.

  4. Everything looks so pretty. I hope you are soon feeling better.

  5. Such a lovely tea setting! Take care of yourself and continue to feel better every day.

  6. What a sweet tea, dear Sandi, just like YOU! I always feel so comforted when I visit your blog. I hope you'll be feeling much better soon.

  7. Hi Sandi...I hope you are feeling better. You have been on my prayer list. Love the setting...your dainty rose china is lovely. Chocolate on ANYTHING is always just what the doctor ordered. I hope you continue to improve. Take care dear friend!

  8. So nice to *see* you. I hope you are feeling and moving better. Lovely pink tea! The flower patterns are all so lovely and go together beautifully. Happy tea day and thank you for hosting!

  9. Hi Sandi. I hope you will soon feel better and stronger after this bout of flu. I love the Bridal Rose china and have several pieces of it as well. It is so pretty and dainty. Hopefully the spring like weather coming to us will cheer you more. Blessings, Pamela

  10. Thinking of you!

    Your post is gorgeous.

    Sharing my shamrock teacups today.

    Thank you for hosting.

    Get well soon.

  11. Sandi,
    What a lovely post as usual!!
    Stunning tea pot and tea cup!!

    I hope you are feeling a bit better and are on the road to recovery..

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!


  12. Dear Sandi,
    I didn't blog for a while and so I discovered your health problems just now. I wish you all the best for a soon recovery. So nice, that you have a tea time although you are still not back to your normal condition. Your setting is so sweet. Love the shot with the mercury ball and the idea of Earl grey tea with . Thank you for the nice tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. These dishes and teacup are all so pretty and that little teapot is very sweet. I hope you are starting to feel better my friend! I keep you in my prayers. thank you for hosting!

  14. Dearest, beloved tea lady Sandi,

    This teatime is so soft, pretty and cheerful with your pretty soft pink, white and leaf sprig green, teacups, teapot, white tulips and mercury glass which is so utterly charming as usual.

    It's such a blessing that you were able to join with your fellow blogging friends for tea, if only for a brief respite, amid you need to recover dear Sandi.

    The warmth of shared hospitality and blog friendship is always enjoyable. Thanks for hosting.

    Our hearts goes out to you and you are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery, precious Sandi. He is indeed able! (I have a severe scoliosis and therefor I understand chronic back pain all too well). However, yours was much more excruciating, I have no doubt...

    Take care dear lady and may you also have a day filled with JOY!

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

    P.S. ~ I thank God that after a very exceedingly long respite due to illness, I finally have the strength to come back and visit my you precious, fellow tea ladies in blogland.

  15. I'm glad you're on the mend! I enjoyed "visiting" with you today.

  16. Dear Sandy,

    I hope you will feel better soon!! I hope the tea, flowers and beautiful porcelain helped. It always cheers me up immensely!

    Take care!

    Madelief x

  17. A simple tea is just as splendid as a one we've spent a lot of time preparing. I've always liked the teacups you have with the small pink roses, I find it to be one of the more feminine patterns.
    I hope you're not laid up too much longer, is surgery going to be an option?
    Take care,

  18. I do hope you'll feel better. The teacup and the teapot are so lovely. Perfect for a spring mood! I linked an herbal tea time as real tea is still forbidden to me. I hope this is ok!

  19. Love the pattern Sandi on your stacked dishes.Wishing you the best recovery :) Denise

  20. Hope you are doing much better and will be completely well soon, Sandi.
    I love your teacup.

  21. Hi Sandi, So glad your feeling better. Your sweet teacup with the pink roses does so well with those ironstone pieces, I thought they were a set! How lovely! Your teapot is pretty too, that handle is so majestic. Thanks for hosting and have a great week! Gina

  22. Yes, Sandi, it's a sweet, simple and beautiful tea post! Your china is so pretty!
    And the best of it is to have you back here again.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  23. Hi Sandi,

    You were in my thoughts today and I wanted to join your tea party. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your beautiful china is so lovely. You always set a table for tea perfectly.


  24. Ihope you recover completely soon, Sandi. This beautiful set should help. I love all its charm!...Christine

  25. I have been praying for you, Sandi.
    I hope each day finds you getting stronger and feeling better!
    Your tea today is simple..but exquisite.
    The white tulips are stunning and your china is so pretty!
    Many blessings to you, dear friend.
    Get well soon..Trish xx

  26. Your Bavaria Bridal Rose teacup is so dainty and feminine, and the Myott plates match perfectly. Love the soft pink. It makes a beautiful tablescape for tea time.
    Hope you're feeling better!
    ~ Phyllis

  27. Welcome back, hope you get a good positive answer from your results. Love the teapot and the china pieces, so pretty, just can't beat roses. God bless...

  28. Hello, I am Magali's mother (the little white house on the sea side) but, i don't speack good english... I love your blog it's calm and beautiful... I love roses and your vaisselle is so beautiful. I wish you a best "santé".

  29. tout est vraiment très beau
    la théière est superbe avec ses
    il serait agréable de boire un thé
    avec vous :::
    je me réjouie à chaque passage sur votre blog
    bonne journée
    j' ai installé la même fonction
    que vous sur mon blog
    ( les petites vignettes ) linky

  30. What a beautiful little setting! I'm so sorry you've not been feeling well. I hope you get a chance to rest and relax this week.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller
    Homemaking Linkup going on now!

  31. Good morning, Sandi! Gorgeous, perfectly rosy teacup set! Love it! I arrived early to work and forgot there's some sort of block so I can't link up! Can't even see my links! Will have to wait till this evening!
    Hope you have a blessed day,

  32. Hi Sandi, gosh, I'm sorry to hear you weren't well. It's that misserable time of year, isn't it? Your rosy tea looks fantastic and I think that something as pretty as this must go a long way to lifting our spirit. Take care and hugs to you. :)

  33. Hello Sandi,
    I am glad to see you "back" and hope this means you are on the mend.
    Your tea post today is so gorgeous! That china is the most romantic I have ever seen, and as you know, I have seen a lot of china!

  34. Dear Sandi,
    Glad you are on the mend and feeling better. Love your pretty teapot and teacup. Thanks for hosting.

  35. Dearest Sandi,
    I do hope you are feeling better.
    I have prayed for you. It's so difficult being laid up.
    What a pretty post. I always love stopping by and taking in all the lovely photos.
    Have a good week and thanks so much for hosting,
    Carolynn xo

  36. Hello Sandi. Happy Tuesday. I am so glad to have you back and happy to know that you are feeling better. Your post is so lovely. I love your Bavaria Tea cup and plates. How beautiful and delicate. Get some rest and enjoy your tea.

  37. Hello Sandi. I wish you get well soon. Those pink tea pots are really very cute looking.

    Kopi Luwak

  38. I especially love the little rose teapot, and your mercury vase with white tulips brightens the table. I hope you're feeling much better tomorrow, and back to good health by next teatime!

  39. Dear Sandi,
    Beautiful dishes, lovely tulips! Hurrah..spring is almost here. Thx for hosting every week. Love your sweet new blog header :)

  40. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. Hi Sandi: I do pray you feel better soon. Lovely tea cups today, as always such a peace when you visit here. God bless and heal you sweet Lady. Hugs, Martha

  42. Hi Sandi. I am glad to hear you are a little better. In our weakness He is strong for us.
    I always regret not having anything to bring to your lovely teatime party. I have purchased every pretty teacup and saucer I've come across lately but I am having a hard time mastering the great photo and never think mine are "blog worthy". But this weekend I am going to take many many photos and attend the party next week!

    Blessings to you my sweet friend. By His stripes we are healed. Sometimes it just doesn't manifest immediately.
    Keep rejoicing!
    Linda at The French Hens Nest


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi