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Monday 29 December 2014

A Year in Review of Tea Time Parties

Pleasure comes from without,
and joy comes from within,
and it is, therefore,
within reach of everyone in the world. ~ Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Welcome to my last Tea Time in 2014! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with family and friends. I'm sure we have all made some lovely memories this Christmas season and they will keep us warm and cozy during the cold winter months.

I began hosting my tea party five years ago in January because I wanted to share my tea and china collection with you. I was surprised and pleased to learn there were so many like minded ladies out in Blogland who had the same interests. I am so glad I began TTT because I have been blessed getting to know you all. You are my special group of friends!

Now, please join me for a little trip down Memory Lane; some of my teas from the year 2014.

Is there anything prettier than a teacup, a rose, and some pearls? 

Pink and a lacy teacup are so pretty together!

 An Easter tea with an elegant Aynsley teacup.

My Red Rose Tea with red transferware.

The lilacs were out in June and I love displaying them with my Rose Chintz.

I hosted my Savour the Summer Tea Party with a variety of teacup patterns and some scrumptious desserts.

My Fairies and Lupins Tea.

Anne of Green Gables tea.

A Cottage Tea.

An end of Summer Pink Tea.

Roses and pearls once again lend a little something special to another gorgeous teacup.

Beautiful blue for November.

And Old Country Roses for a Christmas Tea.

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

I hope you have enjoyed my review and can join me next Monday for a brand new year of Tea Time Tuesday

Happy New Year my dear friends! May 2015 be happy, healthy, and prosperous in every way that truly matters.

A Tea Time Blessing
Lord, grant that our time together
be steeped in serenity, sweetened by sharing,
and surrounded by the 
warm fragrance of Your love. Amen
~ from If Teacups Could Talk  by Emilie Barnes

I am 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. Good morning Sandi! A lovely retrospect of a great year of tea posts! So many wonderful friends, blogs and china out there! Am blessed to have you as a friend! Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year!

  2. I enjoyed revisiting your year of tea posts. I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful teacups. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess all your long and enabling us to enjoy so many different tea cups and tea parties.

  3. Oh my, it's like tea time heaven looking back, I so enjoyed it and got inspired for tea time table settings.
    I will be pinning this post. Thank you so much for sharing and for been such a wonderful and gracious hostess all of 2014. I am looking forward to joining the lovely party in 2015 as well.
    Happy new year to you all.

  4. I loved seeing your year review of tea parties! So lovely!

  5. You always share the sweetest teas, dearest Sandi! I'm thinking that you should make a calendar with all those pretty pictures. I'd love to buy it.
    Thank you for hosting your lovely party each and every week, and sharing your heart, home, faith, quotes, and love with us. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  6. Hello Sandi
    I can't believe the tea gathering has been going on for 5 years, so much tea enjoyed and good friends have met through your blog.
    The overview of this year's teas is a nice treat to peruse again. Thank you for hosting us every week.
    Best wishes for 2015.

  7. Hello Sandi, Happy Monday.

    What a fun and lovely trip down memory lane. So much eye candy for us tea lovers. You certainly know how to set a beautiful and perfect table to enjoy a cup of tea. Thank you so much for hosting such a special party. It is always one that I love to join and look forward to each week.

    You are very inspiring to us all and I do agree with Kitty, you must make a calendar with your gorgeous pictures. I already did one and I love it.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed 2015.




  8. Olá amiga...Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    UM ABENÇOADO 2015!!!!

  9. Happy New Year, dear Sandi! I so enjoyed your recap of the lovely tea settings.

  10. Hi Sandi: Love your year in review. I too have so enjoyed getting to know you better. Have a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Martha

  11. So many lovely tea memories Sandi! As I mentioned before your party and the ladies here were the first to welcome me to blogland, and this party will always have a special place in my heart. You have gathered such a lovely group of bloggers here. Your tea posts are always beautiful; I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite!
    Thank you so much for your beautiful photos, poems, and inspiration each week. xo Deborah

  12. What a beautiful walk down memory lane for this past year! Thanks so much for hosting your tea parties -I've met so many kind new people and seen so many beautiful pictures (and china of course!). Have a wonderful New Years!

  13. Hi Sandi, thank you for hosting this fabulous tea party. Tea time with fiends is always precious. Your tea party and different themes always sweet and special. I am hoping to join this last tea party for this year and looking forward to joining you next year. Wishing you a happy new year full of happiness and blessings.


  14. Sandi, Your teas are so elegant and beautiful. You have lovely collections of teacups and china, and you are always baking something delightful! :)
    It's been a privilege to visit and share over the past 5 years. God bless you, and thank you!
    Hugs, Beth

  15. Hello Sandi! I hope your Christmas was lovely! Thanks for hosting- ahhhh, your photos are a big relaxing breath of fresh air after all the holiday activity. Joy in 2015 to you and yours :)

  16. Dear Sandi,
    beside your wonderful collection of tea cups I love the wonderful quotes, you always share. These words make the melody of serenity and coziness at your tea times. Thank you for another year with fabulous tea times. I am always proud to be part of the party. I wish you a Happy New Year with all blessings.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  17. I was wondering if anybody else would do a year end review. Yours is much better. Happy New Year!

  18. Hi Sandi,
    I love your teas throughout the year! Every one displays such beauty! Thank you for hosting each week! I look so forward to visiting you! Happy New Year Dear Friend! Karen

  19. You have so many lovely things and they are beautifully photographed. :) Thank you for the link up.... it is so nice to be with the tea ladies. :)

  20. Hello Sandi, that is a lovely look back at all your gorgeous tea times. I am sorry to have missed so many this year! I am wishing for you a wonderful 2015, with good health, and lots of lovely tea times!
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful blog party all year long : )

  21. I know i was not here long but had a good time,and am looking forward to 2015,thank you for sharing with me and have a Blessed New Year.

  22. Your tea time linky parties are the best, Sandi! Thanks for sharing such beauty and friendship with all of us - your teas all year were gorgeous. Thanks again for hosting. I wish you the very happiest New Year! Good health and happiness to you and your family. God bless.


  23. Good morning I love your review very nice.. Happy New Year with love Janice

  24. Your year in review is a great idea. Sandi, wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and safe new year and His absolute best throughout. Hugs.

  25. Lovely to revisit those beautiful settings. TTT is a highlight in my week. I always feel uplifted visiting you and the lovely women who join up. Best Wishes for the coming year. Thank you for being such a lovely hostess.

  26. Oh, Sandi! These are all so pretty! You have such a way with your settings, and I loved seeing each of these. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

    Wishing you a Happy 2015!


    Sheila :-)

  27. Sooo beautiful! I wish you a happy new year, Sandi!

  28. Hello, dear Sandi, and Happy New Year to you! Your post was simply beautiful! I have missed linking up with you for Tea Time Tuesday - I need to share more tea posts on my blog this year :)

    Thinking of you and wishing you a blessed and joyous New Year. Hugs!


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