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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 21 April 2014

Easter Monday Tea Time

"Spring had come once more to Green Gables....the capricious, reluctant Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of resurrection and growth." ~ LM Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

Hello my dear friends and welcome to Tea Time! Today is Easter Monday, a holiday for many of us here in Canada, and I've had my hubby home for a nice long break.

The weather has been just wonderful with lots of sunshine and so we have been out enjoying it.
Hubby was supposed to get started at painting the living room over the long weekend but it will wait till next weekend.

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend too.

Spring as you know is my favourite season of the year. I love how everything is changing and every day you can see those changes taking place.... The grass is turning green, trees are budding, and flowers are growing in the garden. The birds are singing and busy building their nests and the spring peepers are getting ready to start up their chorus behind our home. It really is a magical time of year!

Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz is a pattern that has always reminded me of springtime and it lends a young-at-heart feeling.

This pretty pattern tugs at my heart strings every time I look at it. It is a glorious bouquet of pink roses and soft blue forget-me-nots on a creamy white background, captured under a glaze, to be preserved forever. 

This romantic pattern has charmed me ever since I was a little girl when my auntie set her dinner table with it. When I grew up, and we would visit Auntie, she would always serve coffee in the evening on a big tray with her Rose Chintz coffee pot and mugs.

A lot of these pieces now belong to me as she has so graciously passed them on to me. Thank you, Auntie! It is such a girly pattern and brings such lovely memories to mind. It just makes me happy to look at it!

So, today, I have a little vignette set up on a table in a corner of the living room.

I love pink tulips in my Rose Chintz  jug. Two demi-tasses are stacked beneath a small cloche....

 ...and two bunnies have hopped up on the table.

Tea is a beverage one can enjoy any time of day but in the mid-afternoon when one's strength wanes a bit, a cup of tea is a real pick-me-upper.

 Cup of tea anyone?

"Our friendship is like a pot of tea...a special blend of you and me." ~ Author unknown

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am delighted when you stop by and if you have a teacup, a coffee mug, or teapot to share, please link up below and I will be happy to visit you.
I welcome all your tea wares. Perhaps you have a small collection of creamers or vintage tea spoons. Tablescapes and teascapes, a visit to a tea shop, or a new tea you may have discovered is always welcome too.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope your day is filled with loveliness.

Note: I will be taking a blogging break for a few days so there will not be any Tea Time Tuesday next week. 

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