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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 14 April 2014

An Easter Tea for Tea Time

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast 

Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
The snowdrop and then the violet,
Arose from the ground with warm rain wet;
And their breath was mixed with sweet odour sent
From the turf like the voice and the instrument. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hello dear friends and welcome to my Easter Tea! We lost our internet on Friday and most of Saturday and I was a little afraid this wouldn't get posted but the internet guy arrived and got us up and running again just in time. Whew!

There are so many reasons to celebrate this special time of year. Spring has arrived and with it the songbirds and hopefully some green grass and flowers in your garden have appeared.

Spring would not be spring without bird songs. ~
Francis M. Chapman

I have set my table with some favourite tea things as well as a few of my little furry friends.

Three of my most elegant teacups in lovely candy coloured hues are ready for sipping tea.
The photo above is the truer shade of this teacup.

A corset-shaped Aynsley in a vibrant turquoise is adorned with a profusion of lush golden leaves inside the cup. This is one of my most favourite teacups in my collection.

Another Aynsley teacup, this one in a scrumptious rose pink with a wreath of gorgeous golden leaves inside the cup.

And this Queen Anne teacup in a perfect shade of peachy pink and accented with white and garlands of golden leaves. 

I chose these teacups for their beauty and their lovely gold adornment. The leaves remind me of the lovely green budding trees we will be seeing shortly all around us.

My Skye McGhie Cream Lace teapot is filled with a fragrant Darjeeling tea. 

The wreath of hydrangeas circling the stand is one I made a couple of years ago. It has a little butterfly with a bit of bling.

For our tea today, I made a white layer cake with lemon filling. It is sprinkled with coconut.

Easter eggs surround the cake. Nothing too fancy, just a sweet treat. 

I was tempted to sprinkle Easter eggs on the tea  table but I worried they might stain the topper so I opted for hydrangea petals.

 Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. Unknown

"Tea" to the English is really a picnic indoors. ~Alice Walker

We know of course, that Easter is so much more than bunnies, chicks, and Easter eggs.
The most important reason for celebrating Easter is the incredible gift of life which was given to us by our heavenly Father through His Son, our Lord Jesus.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16

My life, my love, I give to Thee,
Thou Lamb of God who died for me;
Oh, may I ever faithful be,
My Savior and my God! ~ Hudson

I pray your Easter will be a blessed time to reflect upon the true meaning of this Holiday. Thank you for joining me for tea today and Happy Easter to you all!  

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