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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 7 January 2013

I'm Back in Blogland & It's Tea Time!

"The birth of a New Year is a time of reflection, bringing with it an opportunity for change....for developing a greater appreciation of what is most important in life." ~ Victoria magazine

Hello dear bloggy friends and welcome to 2013~ Happy New Year  to you all. May the coming year bring many blessings your way.

I have been away on a blogging break. Actually, I really have been  away and I hope you all missed me as much as I missed you!

We celebrated an early Christmas with our oldest son and his family here on the Island and then we traveled 3600 miles or 6000 km. to spend Christmas with the rest of our family out in Vancouver, BC and our youngest son joined us from Illinois. 
I finally had the pleasure of meeting my little granddaughter, who is as cute as a button, I might add!  She certainly has won the hearts of her Nanny and Papa!

Today, I am tired as we got in last night from our trip but I did want to host a tea party for you. 

Now, since returning home, I have discovered that I cannot post new pictures on my blog. Is anyone else having this problem?

And since I really didn't have time to bring you a fresh new tea party, and Blogger won't allow me to upload new photos, I had to copy and paste photos from past tea parties.

Therefore, today, I decided to do a Review of my Tea Time Tuesday parties from last year and I hope you will enjoy it.

January was my Tea of Roses in celebration of my Tea Time Tuesday's second birthday. Year three is just around the corner.

February of course was my Valentine's Day Tea.

March and yellow roses.

In April I hosted my Titanic Tea.

May was a big celebration for my hubby and me as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary with our children.

June was lilac time.

In July we had an Anne of Green Gables Tea which was a Progressive Tea Party.

August was a simple white tea with some roses from my garden.

A Blue themed tea for September.

Our October Tea was a pink tea in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In  November I served another Blue tea.

Once December arrives, I pulled out all the pretties, decorations, and baked goodies to host my Christmas Tea. December is always the highlight of the year for me. I love setting a tea out in front of the fire by the Christmas tree.

So, please join me today, won't you, and let's enjoy a cup of tea together. If you have something you would like to share with us, just link up and I'll go visit with you.

And if one of you knows how to upload new photos on your post, would you please give me instructions? Thanks for your help.

"I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." ~ John 14:27

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!

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.

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 ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi