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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 13 January 2014

Tea With A Lady

A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter. ~ Mary Lou Heiss

Hello friends and welcome to Tea Time!

Every once in a while I will share a teacup you have seen before because of course I don't have 52 teacups or at least I don't think I do. *smiles*

Today's teacup is made by Royal Albert in England. She's a real lady; Lady Carlyle. Some pink tulips snuggle up to her reminding me that Spring is only ten weeks away.

I do love her graceful shape and elegant handle. She also has a lovely bouquet of flowers just inside her rim and a pretty pedestal base.

She sits upon a beautiful saucer.

She's a beauty! With all this fluctuating winter weather we're having, it's lovely to be sipping hot tea from such a flowery teacup.

I have her sitting on my new tablecloth which was a gift from a friend. I should have ironed it before showing it off.

It's gorgeous with sprigs of open posies, vines, and insets of reindeer and what I think are arctic dogs; I love it!

I picked up these perky spring tulips at the grocery store. They are sitting on my thrifted side table which will be getting a coat of creamy white paint soon. I will show you the before and after when the time comes.

Some fruit cake left over from Christmas and a mincemeat tart are nice to nibble on while enjoying two lovely reads; Victoria's Tea Pleasures magazine and Carolyn's Country Christmas which was a Christmas gift from Hubby. 

Next week, January 20th, is Tea Time Tuesday's 4th Anniversary and I am planning another Tea of Roses to celebrate but you are welcome to share anything you like. I hope you will join me for that.

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

I wish you JOY today!

Do you have a beautiful teacup, teapot, or coffee mug you would like to share with us? How about a teascape or tablescape? We would love to see it. I welcome visits to a tea room as well. We tea ladies love a tea room!

I am joining the following parties as well~

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

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi