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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 23 September 2013

Guess Who's Coming for Tea?

"In autumn when the leaves are brown
The little leaves come tumbling down
They do not make the slightest sound
But lie so quietly on the ground
Until the wind comes puffing by
And blows them off towards the sky." ~ Unknown

Happy Autumn and welcome to my first Tea Time of the new season, lovely friends! 

Autumn has arrived and there is just a tint of colour coming upon the leaves around Rose Chintz Cottage. One can see pumpkins everywhere as well as mums and pink sedum.

Here at my cottage, a yellow-peach rose is making friends with a pumpkin on my table.

A little birdie joins us.

Do you like my centrepiece? I made it with pieces of cedar cut from our tree, some baby's breath, and a yellow-peach  rose. I thought it looked just right for an Autumn tea time. 

When I was a little girl, the Island was a-buzz with the news that HM Queen Elizabeth was coming for a visit. She and Prince Phillip were scheduled to drive down our street and you can just imagine the excitement and expectation of having a chance to see the Queen in real life.

I remember I was wearing my very best dress and my shoes were shined as I waited on the sidewalk with my parents and little brother to see her.

Folks were clapping and waving their Union Jacks as the limousine slowly made its way down the street. At that time, Canadians still used the British flag as their own.

A big smile was on my face as the car drove right in front of me. I was so excited because the Queen smiled at me and waved, making me a happy little girl!

It was 1959 and my mother had a silver spoon to commemorate the occasion. Now this spoon is part of my collection. The engraving on the spoon reads "Queen Elizabeth 2 Visits Canada 1959."

Also to commemorate this special occasion I have this lovely teacup.

It is made by Colclough of England with a slightly flared rim trimmed in gold and adorned with Canada's maple leaf and HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

Anytime is a good time for David's Tea Pumpkin Chai. But it is especially tasty sipped from this teacup.

This teacup is special for a couple of reasons. 

You see, back in the Spring, a dear and thoughtful blogger friend was cleaning out her cabinets and this was one of her teacups. She decided that I should have it because she knew the story of the Queen waving to me as a little girl.

So today, for this first tea time of Autumn, I am sharing this special teacup sent to me all the way from Colorado from Bernideen. Beneath it is a large doilie also from Bernideen which I had won  in her Giveaway several years ago.

Thank you, my friend, for helping to make today's Tea Time very special and bringing back some fond memories.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Now, let's have a wee nosh with our tea, shall we? I  made an Apple Crisp Pizza and I have served it with a couple of scoops of ice cream on the side.
Wednesday I will share the recipe at my HOME party.

I'm so happy you could join me for tea today! If you have a favourite teacup/teapot, coffee mug, or a tablescape you would like to share, please link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you.

If you would like to share coffee instead of tea, you are welcome to. You may also share any of the following as well~ Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, lemonade, iced tea or coffee, or punch in a lovely bowl.

"Decide that Joy is the hue you want your heart to be. Then start making the little and large choices that over time will paint your heart Happy." ~ Thomas Kinkade

Wishing you all a beautiful Autumn day!

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~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea ~
What's It Wednesday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi