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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, 30 June 2014

Tea Time with Florence

You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old stars are peeping out and the sea keeps its mighty tryst with the little land it loves. You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.~ L.M. Montgomery

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday, friends, and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends! 

"God keep our land glorious & free. O Canada we stand on guard for thee." ~ Excerpt from our National anthem

What a splendid weekend we have had! It was beautiful beach weather and that is exactly where Hubby and I were.

To feel the warm sand between my toes and breathe in the fresh salt air, is bliss! I feel completely alive and at peace when I'm out there. I hope your weekend was lovely too.

Speaking of loveliness, my roses are finally in bloom and I have arranged some in a little teapot for our tea today. Aren't they pretty? They are old-fashioned Theresa Bugnet roses and they smell so good; just like the wild roses that grow freely along our shores here on Prince Edward Island. 

I was hoping to set up a tea table out on the deck but after all the rain we've had, the mosquitoes would carry you away. So, again we will enjoy our tea indoors.

In celebration of Canada's birthday, July 1, my tea setting today will be in red and white, the colours of our flag.


I am using my Skye McGhie Florence tea ware. I love toile and this pattern is a delight. 

Once again, it has an old-fashioned, romantic appeal. I am very much a romantic at heart and you will see glimpses of such throughout my home.

This pattern is simply charming, don't you think?

This set was a gift several years ago.

For our tea treat, I thought strawberries, cake, and cream would be in order for the holiday. 

Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward. ~ Terri Guillemets

And what better way to serve it than in my Skye McGhie Pierced Lace teacup and saucer.

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company ~ Author Unknown

My Giveaway is still open to my Followers in Canada and the US and if you link up a tea to my tea party, with a link on your blog linking back to my party, you will receive two entries.

This is an antique Royal Albert Petit Point bone china teacup and a pretty embroidered fingertip towel. The teacup is in the Montrose shape and is adorned with a needlepoint motif.

If you are a Follower and you would like to win this lovely teacup and towel, simply leave a comment letting me know you are a Follower and you would like to enter the Giveaway. Entries close at 5:00 PM, Atlantic Time, Friday July 4. I will announce the winner next week, July 7th, on Tea Time Tuesday.

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer - one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going - one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” ~ L.M. Montgomery- 'Anne's House of Dreams' 

I am delighted you have stopped by for tea today! Your presence always makes my tea party that much more special and I am happy to see all your tea things, whether you have shared them before or not. Please join me by linking up below.

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness ~
Tea Cup Tuesday~
Tea Cup Tuesday ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
Tea in the Garden ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi, What a delightful way to spend the weekend and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Your roses are so pretty with your red toile tea set used in the celebration of Canada Day! We have vacationed several times in Canada and enjoy the lovely scenery. Your giveaway is a gorgeous example of Royal Albert and so generous. Thank you for sharing this lovely posting and hosting this week!


  2. Happy Canada Day, sweet friend, and today is my Mom's birthday.
    I love your gorgeous toile tea set and the cup goes with anything. You always inspire with your pretty tea parties.
    Enjoy your time at the beach when you get to go. Blessings to you today and everyday. xo

  3. My husband and I have walked the lovely beaches of PEI.
    Happy Canada Day. We acknowledge it because of my husband's heritage. His Mom was Canadian (New Brunswick.)

  4. Hope you have and had a special holiday! Your Florence red toile setting is lovely! The strawberries are in here as well. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. Love your Tea Table. The Tea Pot and settings are lovely. How yummy the strawberries look!

  6. Hi Sandi,
    Your Florence tea is so pretty today. I love that set! I have never seen it before. So perfect with that teacup too. The strawberries and cream look tempting! Happy Canada Day! Karen

  7. Sandi, everything about this post is a delight! I love the quote at the beginning by LM Montgomery, your beautiful beach picture, and your teapot is so gorgeous. Love that pattern. And I think Canada has the prettiest flag of all! Happy Canada Day!

  8. Everything is just lovely! Thank you for having us again this week....hugs, Penny

  9. Your roses are absolutely lovely. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

  10. Your SM tea set is to die for, I love toile, I'll be looking for it! This table is perfect for a Canada celebration my friend.
    Thank you for the lovely and generous giveaway. I have one too, so I really hope you come by, follow my blog and comment, that's all!
    Have a lovely week and thank you for the wonderful party Sandi.

  11. Oh my, I've always being a follower of your wonderful tea time blog, and you have being an inspiration for my tea time tables and tea time dishes,in my last 3 years of blogging, which I'm celebrating. Thank you.

  12. Happy Canada Day, Sandi! Your island is so beautiful. Gorgeous beaches! Your roses are beautiful as well. When you titled your post Tea Time with Florence, I was thinking you might be drinking Florence tea - which is quite delightful, by the way. Love your tea ware today. You always set a pretty table. We're enjoying fresh strawberries now too. :)

  13. Oh those beaches - I feel like Anne seeing them for the first time! Your photos are lovely and I hope you enjoy your teaset as it is lovely!

  14. What beautiful pictures of the beach and roses. Thanks for sharing. I would love to be included in your giveaway. The teacup is gorgeous. I love needlework, and often sip a cup of tea while stitching.

  15. Forgot to mention, I am now hi grey for some strawberries and creme. Your tea table is lovely and very inviting. I so enjoy your postings. Thank you.

  16. wonderful tea time with FLorence! such a lovely guest for Canada Day! =)Hoping your is a warm and sunny one with lots of fabulous fireworks to add to the pleasure!

  17. Sandi, Happy Canada Day! Your tea setting is lovely and I always enjoy your quotes. I need to take a moment and enjoy a cup of tea today in your honor. Blessings, my friend!

  18. hello
    tout est ravissant et bien
    quel bonheur de partager un thé
    auprès de vous tous
    edith (iri)

  19. Your photos always inspire me to loveliness! Thank you for the chance to win!

  20. Sandi, I love your tea setting. So pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Happy Canada Day! We have a very similar treat for tea today - Strawberries with cake and cream! Also, I am a follower and would love to participate in the giveaway! I enjoy linking in!

    ~ Haley

  22. The tea set in toile is fantastic. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures

  23. That first quote by LM Montgomery is wonderful! Happy Canada Day! I love your red and white tea set! Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting.

  24. Hello Sandi, Oh, I'd so love to visit your beach! Beautiful - well - I hope you're having a blessed Canada Day! Beautiful, beautiful teapot set - love that pattern - I am delighted to join your party - I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

  25. I love your transfer ware. I would also love to be at the beach enjoying tea. Please put my name in the hat for your tea cup. Love it. Thanks and lots of hugs your way. Martha

  26. Happy Canada Day Sandi. I love the shape of the SM Florence teapot, and it's a fitting one to use with the colours to celebrate today.
    Time at the beach will be relaxing and I hope you get to go soon.
    I'm not sure if I missed the strawberries here but there should be some in the grocery store at least.
    See you next week for tea.

  27. Hi Such a lovely tea time! Love your tea set and the sweet scene on it. Your teapot with your beautiful roses is so pretty, too! It will be a while yet before my roses are blooming. Really late this year because of our severe winter. Your dessert looks so delicious and I noticed again your special spoon! :)
    Thanks for hosting and hope you and hubby are having a wonderful Canada Day!

  28. What beautiful teawares today! And Happy Canada Day to you -- my fondness for Canada has definitely grown in recent years thanks to new friends like you and Judith. (And probably a few more I don't even realize are Canadian!)

  29. Happy Canada Day! Your white and red tea is lovely and the strawberries and cream dessert looks delicious. I really like the quotes this week too, especially the one from Anne's House of Dreams. Your roses are beautiful, well worth the wait. Lovely beach picture :)

  30. Blessings to you this Canada Day as we in the US gear up for our 4th on Friday! Your red and white tea is grand and glorious, as usual, and similar to my theme where I went with the patriotic colors, too. Your give-away looks too precious and do enter me! I'm so happy to be back posting at teatime - missed all our tea and ladies of late with lots of busy and traveling. As a matter of fact, I missed my own link-up in June with All Things Bright and Beautiful. But, I had a good reason - loving on my beautiful grand-girl in New England. Back to reality for July - and teatime posts!

  31. Hi Sandi, happy Canada day. Shame I can't participate in your tea cup give away. Well, I'm just glad to be able to link up to your tea party. Love the roses and your Florence tea set, lovely colour.

    Wishing you a wonderful week


  32. Dear Sandi,
    Happy Canada Day to you. Summer, sand and salty air makes really a good feeling. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time. The Toile set is gorgeous and very charming. The neddlepoint cup is a treasure for every lady. Really outstanding. Thank you also for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  33. Enjoyed your beautiful tea in honour of Canada Day! Our celebration was simple yesterday, but delightfully spent enjoying our backyard watching all the birdie activity.

    What a gorgeous toil tea set. I do like Skye McGee designs.

    You mention your giveaway. I am a follower and would love to be included. That teacup is exquisite.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...

  34. Good morning Sandi! I hope you had a lovely Canada Day. I think it's so fun that we share our holidays during the same week! I love Canada and my Canadian friends...that sure includes you!
    I think I told you that I would love to enter your lovely give away♥I adore you teapot and cream and sugar. such a lovley set and soooo you.
    Happy summer.

  35. Hi Sandi - Your pierced lace tea-cup and saucer have always been a favorite of mine. It is so beautiful. Your photos are very pretty today. I really loved PEI when I visited. I am finally slowing down a bit with my 'sitting' so may be able to join in again on one of your parties. Have a great weekend and I do hope the weather is not as bad as predicted. Take care. Deb

  36. Happy Canada Day! You may be surprised to hear this but many of us US citizens who spend time in hockey rinks know the anthem and have sung it with gusto. It's always a pleasure to visit. Thank you for hosting.

  37. Good Luck to those who entered your draw, Sandi. The gift is beautiful.

    I enjoyed your red and white post for Canada Day, the lovely dishes and wonderful dessert!

    Enjoy your weekend.


  38. Sandy, what a perfect tea for your celebration of Canada Day! The Florence tea set is beautiful! I love the scene. Can't go wrong with strawberries and cream! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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