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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 13 May 2013

Roses For Tea Time Tuesday

"Marilla....realized that the winter was over and gone with the thrill of delight that spring never fails to bring to the oldest and saddest as well as to the youngest and merriest." ~ L.M. Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

Welcome to Tea Time, dear friends! I hope you all enjoyed your Mother's Day weekend. Hubby and I spent last evening with our son and his family and we enjoyed a meal and lots of loving which comes with spending time with one's family.

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I am thrilled with the changes in nature I am seeing take place every day here on our fair Island. The grass has turned lush and green and the trees are taking on the lovely lacy look which I love. The songbirds are singing outside my window and the spring peepers are singing their hearts out in the pond behind our house. My rose bushes will soon be heavy with a profusion of heavenly scented blooms to enjoy. I love springtime!

Do you ever tire of seeing roses? Me neither, especially when they adorn a table or pretty china.

These lovely teacups you have seen before but I chose them today for a reason.

Hubby gave me a dozen of these scrumptious pink roses for our anniversary and I knew just the teacups to use.

These teacups n saucers have a few things in common. They are each adorned with roses and brushed on gold and they are all Royal Albert. 

Who doesn't love Royal Albert Old English Roses?

The teacup above is the Avon shape with lush roses encircling the inside of the cup. 

This Old English Roses teacup is the Hampton shape with roses adorning the outside of the cup.

I also brought out my favourite mis-matched teacup. The saucer is RA American Beauty and the cup is Royal Standard Orleans Rose. This set is a perfect marriage, don't you think?

And tea tastes just as good in this china teacup as in the other two.

"I'm so blessed to have a friend like you to share in everything I do. For one special friend sharing a special cup of tea truly makes this a perfect recipe." ~ Anonymous

My hubby celebrated a birthday the other day and I baked a pie for him because he doesn't care much for cake. This is a Banana Mallow Pie and it's yummo!

Shall we enjoy a piece of pie with our tea?
A rich cloud of real whipped cream is topped with  sliced bananas, but I will wait till Wednesday's HOME party to divulge the rest of the recipe.

If you are watching your waistline then perhaps you will want just a thin slice. But I must warn you, you will want more!

"The world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea." ~ Traditional verse

I am so happy to have you visit Rose Chintz Cottage and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time. Just share a favourite teacup/teapot or coffee mug, a teascape/tablescape, or anything that is related to tea and link up with me. I will be only too happy to come and visit you. 

Meanwhile, be sure to stop and smell the roses!

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever." ~ Isaiah 40:8

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea In The Garden ~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Pearls and Lace Thursday ~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi