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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 16 September 2013

Tea Time Tuesday

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple..." ~ JK Rowling

Hello dear friends and welcome to my last Tea Time of Summer 2013.

Today's tea is brought to you in shades of blue and yellow. A jug of gorgeous sunflowers lends a bright spot of colour to my blue and white table today.

A field full of sunflowers is a sight to see, isn't it? Their bright heads always turn to face the sun.  

The teacup below as well as the teapot and creamer are called Botanic Blue made by Port Meirion.

Some of the flowers on the tea set appear to be sunflowers. We will pretend they are!

Seeds from sunflowers are very benefical to one's health as we all know. I always fill our feeders with sunflower seeds as the songbirds seem to prefer them. And I am happy to oblige them!

Blue and yellow are such complimentary colours and they make a pretty tea table as we say Good-bye to Summer for another year.

 The teacup above is Royal Homes of Britain made by Enoch Wedgwood of England.

It's a Cream Tea today.

Flaky tea biscuits are fresh out of the oven, homemade strawberry preserves, and clotted cream, or in this case, whipped cream, make for a wonderful tea time.

So please make yourself at home and enjoy a tea break!

For your interest~ I'm sure most of you know that there are two ways to have a Cream Tea.
Devonshire cream is not made here in Canada so we make do with clotted cream or plain whipped cream.
The Devonshire tea is applying your clotted cream first, followed by the jam.
The Cornish tea is applying the jam first, then the cream. As you can see by my photo I have used the Devonshire way of doing it. This eliminates the need for butter, so less calories.

I hope you all had a wonderful Summer and are gearing up for Autumn. Join me next week as I share a new teacup.

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-
A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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 ~
What's It Wednesday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi