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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 15 July 2013

Out On the Deck for Tea Time

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

Welcome friends to Tea Time! A good friend arrived bearing flowers the other day. These are the last of her peonies and she thought I would enjoy them. Indeed I do!

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." ~ George MacDonald

It's a beautiful day so let's sit out on the deck. I have set the table with my posies and the pretty coffee set I found at our Anne of Green Gables Store a couple of years ago. Some of my rose bushes are behind the deck but you can't see them.

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's early morning, so I am drinking coffee. I love sitting out here early in the morning and listening to the birdies sing!

"My favourite weather is bird-chirping weather." ~ Terri Guillemets

The teacups were a birthday gift a few months ago also from my friend and they are called, Rose of England. The roses on the teacups are so large they resemble peonies and I thought they would go nicely with my flowers.

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~ Luther Burbank

It's a warm day so I am serving fresh berries with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top. The parfait glass is vintage pink depression glass and was a gift of two from my hubby.

And speaking of gifts, I received this gorgeous silver tea spoon and a lovely card in the mail last week from a dear bloggy friend. She had found it while treasure-hunting and she said when she saw this spoon with the initial "S" on it, she thought of me. Wasn't that sweet of her?

I enjoyed a cup of tea later in this RA Serena teacup. I really love the roses on this spoon as well as my initial! I will use this often and think of the lovely lady who gifted me with it!

Thank you for coming to tea today. It's getting very warm and it's time to don my hat!

Hubby and I will be heading out to the beach once he gets home from work.

"The best kind of friend is one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had." ~ Unknown

Next week I am hosting my Christmas in July Tea Party and I hope you will join me for that.
You may share whatever you wish but I would love it if you could share something Christmasy. Perhaps you have a red teacup or you found a festive piece since the last holiday. Maybe you could share some yummy shortbread with your tea. The ideas are endless!

Please feel free to take my button for next week's tea party. 

I am hoping to host another Anne of Green Gables Tea in August. I will tell you more about that later. Enjoy your day dear friends and remember to save a cup for me!

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~

Inspire Me Tuesday ~
A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea In The Garden ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi