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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 July 2013

A New Find for Tea Time Tuesday

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer's day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

Hello ladies and welcome to Tea Time! I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Hubby and I spent most of the weekend on the beach and oh, how lovely to be out there again! Listening to the sound of the waves and watching the clouds scoot across the sky, time seems to stand still out there and the hours can fly by without our even realising it.

Hubby always has binoculars with him so he won't miss anything. We enjoy watching the jets fly in over the water and we wonder who might be on that plane coming to visit our fair Island.

Barefoot on the beach; t'is a grand place to be this time of year!

"Summer - we have all seen-
A few of us - believed -
A few the more aspiring
Unquestionably loved... ." ~ Emily Dickinson

Back home, this luscious white peony is my introduction to a new teacup. The creamy petals and fragrance of this flower is a perfect companion.

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett -"The Secret Garden"

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." ~ William Morris

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Summerside  and while we were up there, we browsed a few shops. In one shop I spied this...

Sitting on a shelf beside its mate, which was a dark coral, my eye immediately went to this one because it is one of my favourite colours; well, it's a darker hue of it.

Isn't she a beauty?

Now those of you who have been following my blog for some time probably think that pink is my favourite colour. Well, it is one of my favs, and I thank you all for your very sweet remarks on my pink last week. But I have also loved robin egg blue for as long as I can remember and this beauty is a darker hue of that.  It was love at first sight!

This gorgeous set is an Aynsley circa 1934-1950 and is designed in the corset shape.

She's an elegant and shapely cup in a deep shade of turquoise with a handle, rim, and saucer trimmed in gold.

The interior of the cup is stunning with a detailed gold leafy design. 

Wouldn't you enjoy sipping tea from her?

I know I do! Truly, she's the kind of teacup that makes you want to dress up in a lovely frock and wear your loveliest hat and a pair of gloves.

"Tea is like a hug and a handshake; something about it warms friendships and inspires confidences." ~ Victoria

She has no name so I will have to christen her with one of my own. I just haven't decided on one  yet. Any ideas?

A cinnamon roll from a good bakery accompanies my tea today. Seems a little "common" in the company of such a lovely lady but then these rolls really are good! And it's been too hot to bake lately.

In a couple of weeks, I would like to do something different. Since it is July, and some are celebrating Christmas in July, why not celebrate Christmas in July with a Tea Party?
You may share anything you like in the way of tea things but how fun it would be to share something relating to Christmas. Maybe some Christmas cookies and a red teacup, etc.... 

Let's do a Christmas in July Tea Party on July 22. I even made a button for you which you are welcome to use in your post that week.

Then in August I am planning to host another themed tea party but I'll wait until next week to tell you about it.

Thank you for visiting today. I would love it if you joined me with your own special tea things.

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~
Tea In The Garden ~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi