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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 14 October 2013

A Pink Tea for Tea Time Tuesday

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." ~ Anne Frank  

Welcome, my lovely friends, to a special tea party  and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my  Canadian friends! May you enjoy a bountiful feast and good health in the coming year.

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Today's tea party is about sharing something pink and this glittered pink pumpkin which I painted and decorated adds a bit of fun. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought it would be nice to show our support by having a Pink Tea Party.

We have all been touched by this dreaded disease in one way or another. Some of us have beat it while others were taken away from us.

Maybe you have a family member, a friend, or even you yourself have encountered this terrible disease. I lost my best friend to breast cancer and I have had a couple of scares myself. Thankfully mine turned out be benign. But for thousands of women who have been struck by it, our hearts go out to them.

We offer up our prayers and we continue on praying, hoping, dreaming, and doing what we can to eradicate this disease. It takes the lives of countless loved ones every year. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends, and even some of the men in our lives. Breast cancer shows no mercy.

Dear Lord, help us to find a cure soon!

A pink themed tea party is not difficult for me as it is one of my favourite colours. 

My roses are a deep shade of pink but appear to be almost salmon pink in the photos. They are in a pink pitcher but the light is making it appear almost orange in colour.

I am using my Royal Albert Lavender Rose as well as a couple of other pieces. As most of you know this was my mother's china and she passed it on to me.

A RA Serena teacup goes nicely with the Lavender Rose, don't you think?

Both patterns, Serena and Lavender Rose have pink roses with touches of lavender.

"Every person's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers." ~ Hans Christian Anderson {1805-1875}

This elegant bone china figurine, Shirley, is made by Royal Doulton and her frock covered with  roses resembles RA Lavender Rose.

Shirley was a gift to my mother when she was collecting her china. Isn't Shirley graceful? She now brings beauty into my home.

"What a lovely thing a rose is." ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Are you ready for some tea treats? I made cupcakes frosted with pink icing just for this party. They sit prettily on my fluted pink cake plate.

I have some raspberry coconut marshmallow treats as well.

Cuppa tea?

Cream or sugar?

Victoria Garden tea is ready in the teapot. A delightful mixture of ceylon black tea, china green gunpowder, vanilla flavouring, rose flowers, lavender flowers, and vanilla.

Tea is a hug in a cup. ~ Patrick Jane -"The Mentalist"

We could all use a hug, so please help yourself.

Pink represents femininity. It is also associated with romance, love, friendship, harmony, compassion, relaxation, and companionship. Pink is considered a colour of good health. 

Now for those of you who didn't have pumpkin pie this weekend or if you did and you haven't had your fill, I have pumpkin pie with pink whipped cream. 

Thank you for coming to my Pink Tea today. I am delighted you could drop by! Please take care of yourself and be sure to have a mammogram regularly. Here's to your good health!

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I dedicate this post in memory of my friend Carol.

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

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi