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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 11 November 2013

Tea Time Tuesday

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why we call it the present." ~ Unknown

Hello dear friends and welcome to Tea Time. I hope you have been enjoying the long weekend.

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Today is the day we honour our heroes and without their sacrifice, perhaps we wouldn't be able to enjoy our tea time today. We owe them so much for the freedom we enjoy!

I saw a church sign the other day that read, "If you are enjoying your freedom, be sure to be thankful."

My father-in-law was in the Navy during WW2 and his medals are proof of his sacrifice for our freedom. Someday they will be passed down to my son.

My FIL never liked to talk about the war as he witnessed so much suffering and death as well as losing friends and his brother.

Many sacrifices have been made over the past century. Too many have lost limbs, too many have lost their sanity, and too many gave all. Let's honour them today and wear our poppy proudly.

Let's honour our heroes

Now that we're in the midst of Autumn, I thought it was a good time to bring out my Johnson Bros. Friendly Village china. This china really appeals to this old-fashioned gal.

"Life should be savoured; sipped like a cup of tea." ~ Unknown

I love this charming pattern depicting by-gone days in an English country village. I love the leafy trim on each piece and I have such a soft spot for old barns and school houses.

The Stone Wall

Each piece is like taking a little trip back in time.

Sugar Maples

The Sugar Maples remind me of the sugar woods back home in New Brunswick.

The Old Mill

The dinner plate has The School House design, the salad plate depicts the Willow by the Brook, and the bread and butter plate depicts Sugar Maples, the same delightful scene as the teapot. 

           Sugar Maples                            The School House                        Willow by the Brook    

Most of the pieces I have were gifts from my hubby over the last few years. I love this square plate. The Covered Bridge once again reminds me of back home in NB. 

The Covered Bridge

All but my teapot and creamer are vintage.

Hubby knows my weakness for china and especially how sentimental I am.

The Ice House 

I thought my red roses would look nice in the silver teapot and make a pretty centerpiece for my tea table.

" People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have." ~ Richard Carlson 

While sipping some delicious tea, I am perusing the newest issue of Holiday Bliss magazine. It's a lovely read. Have you picked one up yet? 

The weather has turned very cold and the sun has set so I have lit the fire. Time for a romantic cuppa tea with my favourite guy.

I'm so happy to have you come for tea today! You always make my party that much more special. And if you have a special teacup/teapot, coffee mug, or tablescape to share, I invite you to link up below. I look forward to visiting you. Have a beautiful day, dear friends.

"Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for his friends." ~ John 15:13 

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