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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 8 April 2013

Soft and Pretty for Tea Time

"Spring had come once more to Green Gables....the capricious, reluctant Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of ressurection and growth." ~ LM Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

Welcome my lovely friends to another Tea Time Tuesday! Springtime in the land of Green Gables  is very reluctant arriving this year but the temperatures will be a little warmer the next few days so it is looking promising.

I picked up these creamy white roses for half price at the grocery store. Aren't they lovely?

Have you gotten rested up from Easter? Like most folks, we spent a busy Easter with church services and enjoying lots of turkey and chocolate with our family. My favourite preacher, my hubby, gave a wonderful Easter message at our church on Easter Sunday, and now that all the festivities are over with once again, it is time to relax and enjoy a quiet respite.

Today I am sharing a soft and pretty tea vignette.

Here in my home, I like to surround myself with the things I love. Family photos, lace at the windows, and other beautiful things like my teacups and teapots. I find they bring me so much pleasure just looking at them. Of course, they bring me even more delight to use them!

"Good tea is a pleasure,
Good friends are a treasure."~ Irish Blessing

Oftentimes, I am inspired by a photo in a magazine or another blogger friend.

Today, my inspiration came from blogger friend, Janet @ Rosemary-Thyme, who shared a very pretty tea vignette a week ago.

I found it so romantic and peaceful that I decided to pull down my white Gracie China teapot with its sweet birdie perched on top....

....and my Skye McGhie Pierced Lace teacup.

I set it up on my little side table in front of  the window with a few of my creamy white roses and a string of pearls, surrounded by lacy loveliness. Where do you find your inspiration?

"The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and taking two cups of tea to other people's one." ~ Charles Dickens

Of course when we have tea at my home, we have to have a wee nosh too. Just a little something to accompany our tea such as Chicken a la King served in warm puff pastry shells. Chunks of savory chicken in a lovely cream sauce; yum! 

I usually serve this tasty treat over tea biscuits or toast but today, I am serving it this way. It's just right for a spot of tea. On Wednesday at my HOME party, I will share my recipe. 

I am having Whittard of Chelsea Darjeeling tea. It is a wonderful black tea from India which a thoughtful blogger friend sent me. Whittard of Chelsea is based in London, England. 

Would you like a cup?

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I am so happy you have visited today. If you have a pretty teacup or teapot to share, please link up below and share it with us. Or perhaps you have a lovely coffee mug or tablescape; they are welcome too.

"Spring flowers are in blossom all over.
The whole world's a choir - and singing!
Spring warblers are filling the forest
with sweet arpeggios." ~ Song of Solomon 2:12  from 'The Message'

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Inspire Me Tuesday ~
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~
Pearls and Lace Thursday ~
Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi