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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 3 March 2014

Tea Time Tuesday

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~ Proverb

Welcome to Tea Time dear friends~ It's the third of March and there is a feeling of springtime in the air. The days are longer and the ice has melted off our driveway as well as the streets. Some call it messy March, but Spring is coming and after such a long cold and snowy winter, I'm ready to welcome it!

Please come in and make yourself at home. I had planned a lavender and white tea today but my plan got changed a bit. A smidgeon of pink got thrown in too.

You see, I had bought two bouquets of tulips; one white and one pink. The pink bouquet I was going to give my mother and then I got the bright idea to split them with her, half and half. This is how I ended up with pink in the pictures.

Had I known I was going to do this, I would have chosen purple tulips instead. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

The teapot and cake plate are both Purple Pansy. The violet teacups are made by Gracie China and the teacup with pink roses is made by Regency.

A cup of tea is a cup of peace. ~ Soshitsu Sen XV, quoted by Kenneth S. Cohen

For our tea I made chocolate chip muffins and I shared the recipe last week at my HOME.

I found this milkglass vase at my favourite antique store and my little lavender turtle has joined us today.

Won't you join me?

Tea is a time in which we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another. ~ Charles Dickens

Coming up on the 17th of March is my Celebrate Spring tea party. This is my button should you wish to use it for your tea time.

One of the many things I love about springtime is the return of the song birds so I thought we would do a Bird Lover's Tea this year. So bring out your little feathered friends adorning teacups, teapots, mugs, plates, ornaments, etc. Anything and everything with a birdie motif would be lovely. Perhaps you have a canvas painted with birdies and a tea set up in front of it would be adorable. Use your imagination and let's have some fun!
Also, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day so perhaps you would rather do a green themed tea. You might even wish to combine the two. Whatever strikes your fancy is welcome.

Thank you for visiting today and if you have a teacup, teapot, coffee mug, tablescape, or Tea Room to share, I invite you to link up with me and I will be happy to visit you. Wishing you all a beautiful day.

Dear God, protect our going out and coming in; let us share the hospitality of this home with all who visit us, that those who enter here may know Your love and peace. ~  Unknown

I will be joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Friends Sharing Tea~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi - what a pretty post. We need Spring in our lives now as we are so worn out from this winter. Loved seeing the beautiful tulips and I adore that tea-pot. Deb

  2. Hi Sandi. Spring is very welcome...whether it's lavender & white or pink and white! Lovely china! Purple & violets go with spring, don't they? Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Beautiful post Sandi, I love your lavender with a "pinch" of pink! Have a wonderful week....hugs, Penny

  4. Sandi, I love your lavender tea pot, and your pretty china. The little turtle adds a sweet touch of whimsy. We got 4 more inches this weekend!! but I think you're right -- the days are getting longer. Have a wonderful week! and thank you for hosting.

  5. Love your purple pansy and violet tea ware, and beautiful tulips. They make me look forward to spring, and by faith it will come eventually to Michigan! As always, your tea setting is lovely. Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday.

  6. I like the pink and white tulips with your purple themed tea. Enjoy the week. Jen

  7. Your lavender tea is beautiful with your pink and white tulips. I'm always happy to join you for tea, Sandi.
    We had temperatures in the 80's on Saturday and today schools are closed because of sleet, ice and hail!! We had temps in the teens. I'm happy to stay in today and sip some tea. xo

  8. Good luck to you and your endeavours. Glad you have Jesus in your life.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  9. Sandi, I love the purple .. violets and pansies. Gracie china makes some lovely patterns. Bring on Spring and nothing says Spring like tulips! Lovely teascape and thank you for hosting.

  10. Loved the lavender/pink combination. Soooo pretty. Those are my two favorite colors. Susan

  11. Absolutely beautiful post and photos ! Yes the sun is shining and melting a lot of our snow ,our drive and roads are clear to . The birds and squirrels are busy and frisky so spring is on it's way ! Thanks for sharing . Have a wonderful day !

  12. Love all your spring Colors you used for tea today! Your table is lovely as usual and your teapot and tulips beautiful! I have that pretty hobnail vase! Your post brought a little bit of spring to me and I'm grateful!

  13. Thank you so much for hosting - I love visiting other blogs.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  14. Hi Sandi,
    I think your pink and white tulips look lovely today with the lavender china. I would love to participate in your Spring Tea next week and have already planned to relate it to St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday! have a wonderful week! Karen

  15. I've always liked some pink with lavender as they go so well together.
    The tulips are pretty, and a nice reminder that spring is later this month, we hope!
    I'm looking forward to the spring tea and I'll invite my feathered friends to join me.

  16. Your tea time is lovely today and I think the pink and white tulips are so pretty. I'll look forward to the spring tea party coming up on March 17th. Blessings. Pam

  17. What a beautiful tea Sandi! I love the purple tea set. Such a pretty set. I will hunt up my birdie teapot. Thanks for hosting!

  18. Dearest Sandi, I too am sooooo ready for spring. Your tea setting is most lovely and inspiring that the warm temps are just around the corner. Thank you for hosting my friend. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  19. Your tulips are gorgeous! We had a taste of spring this past weekend, temp in the 70's only to get back to the 20's last night and today. Ugh! Your springy tea set and cups are lovely....Christine

  20. Pink seems to find it's way in one way or another ! Your weather sounds like ours, wet & muddy. But the frogs are chirping and I see birds checking out places to nest. Spring IS almost here.

    Lovely teapot and cups & saucers. Thank-you for hosting this time.

  21. What a romantic tea time! I love your tulips and your purple tea set

  22. been really sick with the flu but better now. It's why I didn't come by earlier but want to wish you a great rest of the week. hugs Sandi from my heart to yours.

  23. Lovely tea time Sandi. What a treat to have such a beautiful bunch of tulips! I don't mind at all that there is pink in there. It goes very well and adds some extra cheer!
    I can't believe spring in's just so cold! 19 today!
    Thank you for inviting me to tea, and for hosting!
    I hope to join in on March 17th.

  24. Such a beautiful place setting, and that turtle with the lavender on his shell is too precious! Thanks for your kind visit this morning!

  25. Dear Sandi,
    your lavender and pink tea time is so springy and lovely. I am sure, Judith will love it, too. Tea sets with Violets are really seldom here and yours are so pretty made. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  26. Lovely! thankyou for hosting and posting such sweet treats !
    Marking the spring tea on my calendar - St Patrick's on the dot!

    TeaTIme in Scotland at my place.. welcome!

  27. Hi Sandi! Joy to you with your splash of pink - a good choice for it is springtime in hue and I am hungry for spring! Not used to such frigid temps, we are pretty much over the winter thingness. Love all the lavender hues, too - I've a violet mug featured today - along with some fun whimsey. Always a treat - and a retreat - to take tea with you!

  28. Your tea table is absolutely gorgeous, as always, my dear friend.

    I have been absent - some very real reasons - and have a LOT of reading to do to catch up.

    But today I join you for a shamrock tea and a hug and some prayer - and will be reading all your posts soon.


  29. I love seeing all your pretty lavender teawares -- the perfect way to welcome spring! And the tulips in the milk glass ... so elegant!


  30. Hi Sandi,

    Love that tea set ,it looks like spring!
    It has been a long winter and like you I am looking forward to spring.
    Thank you for hosting,


  31. What a lovely springtime violet table. Your tulips are lovely and the colors so welcoming! Have a wonderful day! We got 1" on snow last night at least covering our brown.

  32. The violet tea cups are so pretty, I have a friend who I always look for tea cups with little purple violets on

  33. Hi Sandi, I especially love your pretty purples. That's always been a fav color of mine.
    Thank you for hosting. I've been under the weather and I'm later than usual linking up.

  34. Hi dear Sandi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have missed you. I just haven't gotten back to blogging since our grandbaby arrived last July! No complaints, just busier with life.
    Have you had a hard winter? I know it isn't your favorite time of year. Spring is coming!

  35. Violets and pansies- so sweet! You always take nice photos- happy March. :)

  36. Hello Sandi, Beautiful tea this week - I just love your lavender tea set! I am getting back on track to have tea posts - hopefully! I hope you have a blessed week and I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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