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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 7 October 2013

Tea Time Tuesday

"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

Welcome to Tea Time, my lovely friends!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. October is certainly starting out to be a beautiful month here on the Island. 

A few weeks ago my niece crocheted this fifteen inch doilie for me called Pineapple Blossom. Isn't it pretty!

Pretty things make me happy, how about you? Just a little touch of loveliness here and there in your home can go a long way in making your home a cozy place to be. A mercury glass pumpkin helps!  

So does a pretty teacup. I am using my doilie in my tea setting today.

This teacup is one I have shared before but I haven't used it in a while. Some of you may not have seen it.

I love the colour aqua and all the different hues of it. Whether robin egg blue, teal, or turquoise, these are all hues of this beautiful shade.

As you can see from the photo, my Royal Albert teacup is called Veronica and it is so pretty with  delightful aqua hued roses and gold trim. A cluster of roses adorn the inside of the cup as well.

My mother gifted me with this teacup for a shower gift when I got married. We both love the colour aqua as does my Auntie P. Must be a family thing.

Also joining the party is my Aynsley teacup dressed in turquoise and leaves of gold inside the cup. 

These sets look splendid together, don't they? And tea tastes delicious in them both. There is nothing like a hot cup of tea sipped from a china teacup!

"Life is like a teacup to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends."~ Unknown

Pretty teacups filled with tea and tea biscuits are just right for a little respite. 

The last few weeks I have been using quotes from a lovely little book gifted to me by a dear friend. If you like Thomas Kinkade's work, then you will enjoy this book called A Book of Joy.

It is filled with page after page of his gorgeous paintings and lovely quotes and poetry.

A must have for the romantic in me!

Next week I am hosting A Pink Tea in honour of   Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please feel free to use my button for your post.

When I scheduled this tea party I had forgotten that it is our Thanksgiving weekend. Oh, well, I will just have to get it ready early. I invite you to join me for this special tea party. 

Thank you for visiting today and if you have a special teacup/teapot or coffee mug that you would like to share, please link up and I will be happy to come and visit you. Wishing you all a beautiful day.

"Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God." ~ White Eagle

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~
Friends Sharing Tea~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi