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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 8 July 2013

A New Find for Tea Time Tuesday

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer's day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

Hello ladies and welcome to Tea Time! I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Hubby and I spent most of the weekend on the beach and oh, how lovely to be out there again! Listening to the sound of the waves and watching the clouds scoot across the sky, time seems to stand still out there and the hours can fly by without our even realising it.

Hubby always has binoculars with him so he won't miss anything. We enjoy watching the jets fly in over the water and we wonder who might be on that plane coming to visit our fair Island.

Barefoot on the beach; t'is a grand place to be this time of year!

"Summer - we have all seen-
A few of us - believed -
A few the more aspiring
Unquestionably loved... ." ~ Emily Dickinson

Back home, this luscious white peony is my introduction to a new teacup. The creamy petals and fragrance of this flower is a perfect companion.

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett -"The Secret Garden"

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." ~ William Morris

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Summerside  and while we were up there, we browsed a few shops. In one shop I spied this...

Sitting on a shelf beside its mate, which was a dark coral, my eye immediately went to this one because it is one of my favourite colours; well, it's a darker hue of it.

Isn't she a beauty?

Now those of you who have been following my blog for some time probably think that pink is my favourite colour. Well, it is one of my favs, and I thank you all for your very sweet remarks on my pink last week. But I have also loved robin egg blue for as long as I can remember and this beauty is a darker hue of that.  It was love at first sight!

This gorgeous set is an Aynsley circa 1934-1950 and is designed in the corset shape.

She's an elegant and shapely cup in a deep shade of turquoise with a handle, rim, and saucer trimmed in gold.

The interior of the cup is stunning with a detailed gold leafy design. 

Wouldn't you enjoy sipping tea from her?

I know I do! Truly, she's the kind of teacup that makes you want to dress up in a lovely frock and wear your loveliest hat and a pair of gloves.

"Tea is like a hug and a handshake; something about it warms friendships and inspires confidences." ~ Victoria

She has no name so I will have to christen her with one of my own. I just haven't decided on one  yet. Any ideas?

A cinnamon roll from a good bakery accompanies my tea today. Seems a little "common" in the company of such a lovely lady but then these rolls really are good! And it's been too hot to bake lately.

In a couple of weeks, I would like to do something different. Since it is July, and some are celebrating Christmas in July, why not celebrate Christmas in July with a Tea Party?
You may share anything you like in the way of tea things but how fun it would be to share something relating to Christmas. Maybe some Christmas cookies and a red teacup, etc.... 

Let's do a Christmas in July Tea Party on July 22. I even made a button for you which you are welcome to use in your post that week.

Then in August I am planning to host another themed tea party but I'll wait until next week to tell you about it.

Thank you for visiting today. I would love it if you joined me with your own special tea things.

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~

Blue Monday ~ 
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea In The Garden ~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Hello Sandi..
    just leaving you a comment on your beautiful post.
    Its a charming one today.
    I love the blue of the tea cup and the gold inside..
    I saw you wrote a quote that said ---victoria.. that would be a nice name.

    As you know i have had some blogger problems.. but i am back now..
    sending you best wishes for your tea party.

  2. I do not have any Christmas tea cups for the July party and it's even on my birthday! I will, however, be stopping by to see all the lovelies!

  3. The way you described your day at the beach and the wonderful pics, makes me want to go running by the sea! We are far away from the nearest beach, like four hrs. and the weather is cold down here in the southern hemisphere, so I'd have to wait til Nov., lol.. I was in Flo. resently, so it was great too! Thank you for hosting dear Sandi. Have a super week.

  4. Quelle magnifique tasse bleue, elle est ravissante et on a envie de déguster du thé très rafiné dans une si belle tasse.

  5. Oh, I got caught up in the beach thing, see? I didn't mention how beautiful your new find is, the color is unique! The C'mas one is gorgeous too! I will make a Little tea for C'mas in July too.

  6. Hello Sandi - time at the beach is so much fun - I tell my family one of my dream vacations would be to visit your island...hope, hope, hope...LOVE your teacup - I too love Robins Egg Blue - just love all colors - looking forward to Christmas in July - great idea!
    So delighted you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  7. Ahh...that cup and saucer are so pretty, and in one of my favorite colors too!

  8. my hit send finger is just too fast this morning - on caffeine! I meant to add - I do appreciate you hosting!

  9. Ooo, anything served in that cup would taste heavenly!

    Have a good Blue Monday, Sandi.

  10. Hello Sandi.....Your new cup is one of the most elegant and gorgeous tea cups I've ever seen.

    If she were mine, I'd name her Robin's Egg Eloquence or Robin's Egg Treasure.

    I also loved the white peony in that lovely crystal dish. Susan

  11. Beautiful pictures from a wonderful covered table. I love your pictures.
    Christmas tea-time at July? I like the idea. Hubby gave me last September (my birthday) a wonderful tea-set for 6 person with christmas dekor.

    Best wishes for your tea-Party

  12. I have nothing to share at the moment but I had to say that is a beautiful cup and saucer. I have quite a few that I should set up and join in some day

  13. Hi Sandi,
    Your new teacup is so lovely! The shape, color and beautiful inside is all so gorgeous! It is always fun to find such a treasure! Your weekend at the beach looks so relaxing. We had extra warm weather, too! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  14. Hi Sandi! How fun for you and your hubby to enjoy the beach and some sand in your toes. I love your newest teacup and what a beautiful color it is. Thank you for hosting your party. xo

  15. The beach looks gorgeous, and that beautiful clear blue sky.
    The teacup is very pretty. I think it is wonderful that so much attention is paid to the inside of the cup too. I imagine the tea would taste that little bit better from a cup like that.

  16. Hi Sandi
    I too would love to sip tea from your beautiful new teacup as long as I can have the butterfly on the side - so pretty!
    A Christmas in July party could be fun, have to give some thought to what I'll do.

  17. Wow! That is a beautiful teacup. I adore that colour too. I also would love to wear a long gown and gloves to sip out of that sweet pretty. You displayed it so perfectly. Thank you for hosting today's Tea Time Tuesday. Have a wonderful week.

  18. I adore your teacup -- and the shape -- corset describes it perfectly!

  19. The color on that tea cup is amazing Sandi! very pretty!

  20. I love the sand and the tea cup. I think I would call her pretty and its one of my favorite colors, too. Love the inside! You don't find that detail often enough.
    Love your blue flip flops!

  21. LOVE your beautiful new teacup, Sandy!

    I am planning a Christmas in July tea party, but on the I will have to miss your party. Darn. Maybe I will change the date- haven't sent the invites yet.

  22. This is gorgeous! While I love the blue color, my favorite part is the inside. Just lovely!

    Marie Angelique

  23. Sandi, I am with you. Those are my two fav colors also, pink and robin's egg blue. Beautiful new cup! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  24. Oh Sandi I just LOVE your new teacup! Favorite color and favorite maker! Wonderful! Just got the blog fixed again, so am late posting.

  25. Those blue sandals look so happy and that Tea cup...adorable. My blues are here so you don't have to search through my blog

  26. What a pretty teacup and I love that shiny butterfly. Have a great week ;)

  27. Wonderful pics. The tea cup is so pretty. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  28. magnifique
    elle est couleur de la mer
    bonne journée
    les pieds dans le sable
    edith(iris) France

  29. I love your quotes and miles of beach. Those quotes are new to me.....and I see you in them...hope you're doing great and enjoying summer. Here it's hot hot hot.....but still, pretty fun. Hugs Sandi.....tons of hugs. Stay well okay...and no more falls. :)

  30. Hi Sandi,
    you shared a perfect summer post. The color, the introdution - all is so summerly. The white peony looks like clotted cream. And the tea cup is marvellous. Such an elegant prettiness. Thank you for sharing this delightful post and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  31. What a lovely teacup you have to add to your collection! You have a glorious beach there. I realized you have a beach all the way around the Island!

  32. Hello Sandi,
    I am so glad you have been able to go the beach. I hope you have many good days there this summer.
    Your newest tea cup is fabulous! Oh but she is a stunner. The color is rich and her shape is sexy. lol!
    Your Christmas in July teas sounds wonderful. I hope I can join in : )
    I am thinking about it already.

  33. Such a gorgeous shade of turquoise! An amazing tea cup.

    I wanted to email you about something, but can't find your email address on your blog. Would you be good enough to email me: Thanks.

    - The Tablescaper

  34. Oh! I do love an Aynsley!!! Especially this shape... it's next on my 'collecting' list! :) Hmmm... the color makes me think of the sky in the summer. Perhaps 'Summer Skye' or 'Summer Skies' (unless, of course, PEI skies are different from southern US skies!)... maybe 'Summer Thoughts'? Even if it doesn't have a name, it's still beautiful!!! :) Lovely post!!!

  35. Hi Sandy: Love the Aynsley! I want to party in July! Count me in! Blessings, Martha

  36. Truly a magnificent stunning beauty of a tea cup. She will fashion her name lovely whatever you decide.

    Time for the beach is always a good time I say, and there isn't much time these days around here. I'm thinking Christmas in July is a lovely theme, I may pop in and visit between making beds and tea, Cindy

  37. Hey Sandi, The beach is such a peaceful place. Did I read that you're on PEI? I heard some celebrities were married there this past weekend. Maybe they were the ones flying over!

    Gorgeous tea cup and saucer! The color is beautiful and I love the gold design. Happy Tuesday, Michelle

  38. Your beach is so beautiful. I can see why you enjoy your island summers so much! Your new teacup is a treasure. Glad you were able to find her!
    Blessings, Beth

  39. Hi Sandi,
    Happy you are able to get to the beach again-it sure was hot enough!
    I love your new tea cup-pretty color.

    Thank you for hosting,

  40. Hi Sandi, thank you for hosting exciting tea parties. I would like to join your Christmas in July tea party. And that robin blue tea cup is so unique. I haven't seen such kind before. If that was mine I would name it Julie, for the reason of you found her on the month of July and it's in the middle of summer when the seas and the skies are in their bluest. Hope that make sense : )

    May you have a good week.

  41. Hi Sandi, your beach time looks heavenly. I lost most of Tuesday flying X the Atlantic but now I'[m here in England. I love your little turquoise cup. I love turquoise anything really. Hope to link up next week. Hugs.

  42. Thanks for sharing..the tea cup is so beautiful, I must own one ..



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