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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 6 May 2013

A Special Tea Time Tuesday

"I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves." ~ L.M. Montgomery- "Anne of the Island."

Hello sweet friends and welcome to a very special Tea Time Tuesday!

The month of May is a joyous month in our family as we have many occasions to celebrate. Anniversaries, birthdays, and Mother's Day, keep us celebrating week after week all month long.

"An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joy of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow." ~ Unknown

Today is my hubby's and my Anniversary. He is not only my mate but my very best friend. Our faith is a wonderful part of our marriage and we are so blessed to have each other to share it with.

The day we were married, it was a bright sunny day with a very chilly wind blowing but we hardly noticed. We were so happy to be setting out on our new life together.

At least once a day, Hubby and I enjoy having tea  together and today I am using my Lavender Rose tea set. Hubby prefers a mug but I will set the tea table with teacups just for my post today.

This is the set I started for my mother when I was first married. Believe it or not, I didn't want a set of good china when I got married but I wanted my mother to have it. 

Early in our marriage I worked at a jewelery store and they carried such beautiful china patterns.

I thought Royal Albert Lavender Rose looked like my mother so I started the set for her.

Now after many years, it has been passed back to me. Royal Albert makes such beautifully shaped teacups. This is the Montrose shape.

I love the little leaf design on top of each handle.

Would you like some dessert?

"The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation. The little spaces in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation. Even the tea itself - warm and comforting - inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences." ~ Emilie Barnes - "If Teacups Could Talk"

These little desserts are decadent chocolate cups filled with chocolate raspberry mousse which have been adorned with a fresh raspberry and a chocolate crown. They are as good as they look!

And no, I cannot take credit for making them. We got them at a bakery. Sometime I would like to tackle making them. They are scrumptious and my hubby couldn't wait to eat one!

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

"When I started counting my blessings my whole life turned around." ~ Willie Nelson

"Happy Anniversary, my Love!"

Also on this special day is my dear Uncle Doug's birthday. Today he celebrates 90 years young!

How we love this gentleman! Uncle Doug hails from jolly old England and has won our hearts with his charming accent and big heart. I love listening to the stories of his life and especially of his visits to Stoke-on-Trent or The Potteries as it is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England. He knows how to enjoy tea in a fine china teacup. Happy Birthday, Uncle Doug! 
Hope your day is as special as you are!

"The sweetest rose that blows
I give you as we part
For you it is the rose
For me it is my heart." ~ Frederick Peterson

Thank you for coming to tea. I hope you enjoy this beautiful day and remember to count your blessings.

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." ~ Numbers 6:24-26 {NIV}

Thank you for linking back to Tea Time Tuesday so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
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~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi