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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 22 April 2013

A Bit of Fantasy for Tea Time Tuesday

"When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you." ~
Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of "Pinocchio"

Welcome to another Tea Time, my lovely friends~

With Spring transforming the world around us into a fairyland of new growth and delightful surprises each day, I am feeling in a bit of a playful mood. So please come in and join me as we take tea with the fairies.

While I was laid up the past several months, I did a lot of reading and one of the books I re-read was the old classic, Frances Hodgson Burnett's, The Secret Garden. 

It is probably one of the reasons why I felt inspired to do this tea today; something fun and fanciful.

"To play is to yield oneself to a kind of magic." ~ Hugo Rahner

This little fairy is serving us Swiss cheese. Isn't she adorable! 

Breena is here. I think most of you are acquainted with this little fairy dressed in pink.

My fairy teapot is holding a lovely raspberry and apple tea.

"Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?" ~ Peter Pan

Colclough teacup made in England.

Roslyn Moss Rose made in England. 

My Grace Violets teacup. 

"All you need is Faith, Trust, and a little bit of Pixie Dust." ~ Tinkerbell

Oops, I think this little fairy has slipped off into dreamland.

I am serving Lemon tarts on my 'new to me' plate.

Can you see the birdies? We will pretend they are the robins in "The Secret Garden."

"Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off and they are nearly always doing it." ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett - "The Secret Garden"

This is my little robin who hangs in the kitchen window. I always enjoy seeing his friends, the first robins of springtime, hopping about our yard.

There is a lovely rose in the center of the plate. 

This lovely vintage plate is Birbeck Rose made in England by George Jones & Sons. I would dearly love to find the matching teacup!

"Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow." ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett - "The Secret Garden"

The good thing about having a pot of lemon pie filling is you can use it in many different ways.
These lemon tarts are a scrumptious mixture of lemon pie filling with whipped cream folded in. That is real whipped cream, not Cool Whip! 

Any one would enjoy nibbling on one of these, including the fairies.

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~ George Bernard Shaw

My little lavender turtle came out of his shell today and he, like the fairies, is admiring the pink tulips which grace the table. 

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." ~ J.M. Barrie - "Peter Pan"

Fairies like to play in the flowers. I think we all become like children and fairies in a garden, don't you think? A garden is simply magical!

"Love and friendship are the best sweetners of tea." ~ Author unknown

Old lace and linen. The lace trimmed hanky is very old and was given to me by a good friend years ago. The lace edged tablecloth is also a gift from a friend.

Several of the pieces you see today I found at Lori's antique shop, "Time Worn Treasures and Antiques," in Charlottetown. She has a blog which you can check out here.

"It is a happy talent to know how to play." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope you have enjoyed my wee bit of Fantasy Tea today. If you have something tea related, a favourite teacup or teapot please join me by linking up below. You may also share a coffee mug or a tablescape if you wish. I would be happy to come and visit you.

Have a beautiful day filled with joy and maybe look for a wee bit of magic in the little things!

"This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." ~ Psalm 118:24

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As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

Bernideen and Ruth are both on a Spring break so I am joining these parties this week ~

Amaze Me Monday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Homemaking Link up
Pearls and Lace Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Cottage Style Linky Party
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi