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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 4 February 2013

Tea Time Tuesday

"Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting sort of thing to have." ~ A. A. Milne

Welcome to my first Tea Time Tuesday in February, my lovely friends!

What a busy week I had last week! I was very late visiting many of you and I apologize for that. We had company, appointments, more computer woes, and one day I spent with my mother in the hospital. Speaking of computers, I have a love-hate relationship with them. How about you?

It's a winter wonderland out there today and we're expecting high winds which will blow that snow around. My hubby is back to work today after six weeks of vacation and he will encounter mountains of fresh white snow to walk through. Meanwhile, back here at the cottage, my days will be getting back to normal once again.

While we were out west visiting our family at Christmas time, I went to HomeSense and found a little something that is a perfect match to some other pieces I have. Wanna see?

Love the little butterfly inside the creamer. I already have a teacup, a teapot, and now I have the creamer. I am so happy to have a little more blue and white to add to my collection and these pieces are so pretty with their butterflies, dragonflies, and florals!

Sweet? So let's have some tea, shall we?

"I don't feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There, there," said Piglet. "I'll bring you tea and honey until you do."

But first we need a bouquet. I found these at the grocery store for half price so they came home with me. I actually got two bouquets out them. Pale yellow roses with a soft pink center and sunny yellow tulips. They whisper of springtime, don't you think?

The tea things.....

And a cake....

This is my take on a Victoria Sponge cake. I will share the recipe at my HOME party on Wednesday.

Would you care for some cake with your tea?

Hubby usually doesn't get too excited over cake, but he loved this one!

I am using my mother's little silver tea spoon which she got one year the Queen visited Canada. The inscription reads, 'Queen Elizabeth 11 Visits Canada 1959.' Her Majesty is on the handle.

Life is like a teacup
  to be filled to the brim
and enjoyed with friends.~ Unknown

Next week I will be hosting a Tea of Hearts in celebration of Valentines Day. It will be a time to share your hearts, pinks, and reds, and maybe even some cookies. Hope to see you then. Wishing you all a beautiful day.

"But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

Thankfully, Hubby just arrived back home from work. It's not fit for man nor beast out there today. *Sigh of relief!*

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!

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~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi