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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 7 April 2014

Tea Time Tuesday

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of the doves is heard in our land.~ Song of Solomon 2:12

Welcome friends to my first Tea Time Tuesday  in April!

The ground is still covered with a blanket of snow but the songbirds are back. Yay! What joy to hear them singing in the trees behind our home! The robins are hopping about and the cooing of the mourning doves out on our deck is such a soothing sound. I've waited all winter for these sounds and I'm so thankful to hear them!

I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much. ~ LM Montgomery,  "Anne of Avonlea"

Today, sweet friends, I am also thankful for you and your visits to my blog. You all mean so much to me and I truly wish we could all get together in one place and enjoy tea and conversation.

I have a new teacup to share with you. I found this at my favourite antique shop. It is Royal Albert and I could not resist this lovely set.

It is really hard for me to pass up teacups with landscapes on them, especially if they are RA. How about you? This teacup cost me eleven dollars which is pretty good considering it is a vintage RA and part of a series. Prices are also a little higher here usually.

I think it just speaks to the little girl in us who remembers days gone by at grandma's house.

Loving the posies on the back of this teacup.

The teacup is decorated with what I believe is heather swagged on each side of the mountain scene as well as inside the cup and on the back side of the cup. There are swags of heather around the edge of the saucer as well.

A curvy handle with a thumb rest and a bit of a pedestal base make for a lovely teacup.

This is one of a series of six, Traditional British Songs, "Road To The Isles" and it is in the Countess shape.

It is vintage but I couldn't find any information on it. Perhaps Ruth would know.

 There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. Lin Yutang
I'm sipping Earl Grey and enjoying some Walkers shortbread today.

Soon we will be celebrating Easter and all the bunnies and chicks are making their way into our home decor.

Next week, April 14th, is the Monday before Easter so I will be hosting an Easter Tea and I would love it if you could join me. Here's my button if you wish to use it for your post.

NOTE: Please link up only tea themed posts. This is a tea party meme and lately I have had some folks linking up other subjects. If your post does not pertain to tea time, I will have to delete it. Sorry!

You are welcome to link up coffee instead of tea or any of the following~ Iced tea or iced coffee, lemonade, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or punch in a lovely bowl. I am always happy to see your visits to a Tea Shop as well as your teacups, teapots, coffee cups and tablescapes.

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~
Thrifty Things Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi