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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 5 May 2014

First Tea Time in May

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.~ Louisa May Alcott

Hello dear friends and welcome to my first Tea Time Tuesday in May! Hope your May is off to a wonderful start!

Marvellous May.... is a favourite month of the year for Hubby and me as we were married in May. Actually, tomorrow, the 6th, is our Anniversary. He also celebrates his birthday this week. One of our little grandchildren also has a birthday this month. One of our sons and his wife also celebrate an anniversary and another son is graduating from College this month. Mother's Day is coming up too so our family will be doing a lot of celebrating in May.

As most of you know I took a short blog break and while away, we got our living room painted. Well, most of it is painted! I have always been the painter/wallpaper in the family but I am not able to do it any more so I've been helping Hubby as much as I can. We're very happy with the new wall colour. It's amazing how a colour change can make a room look fresh and pretty.

To start the month of May tea parties off, I have a new teacup to share with you.

I had found this Colclough a few weeks ago and was waiting for the right time to feature it. Today is the day.

This cup is in perfect condition. It's as though it was never used.

It's a beautiful shade of green with accents of white and gold trim.

Colclough  as you know is made by Ridgway Potteries in England.

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

I am serving Ginger muffins with our tea. They sit on a Skye McGhie Garden Whispers dessert plate; a little touch of springtime with honey bees, lady bugs, and butterflies.

Have you ever made these muffins? I never have until now and are they ever good! If you like gingerbread, then you will enjoy these! They are just like mini gingerbreads. My hubby isn't exactly a lover of gingerbread but he likes these so I will be making them again. They are wonderful with just some butter or lemon curd and whipped cream. Yum!! I will share the recipe later this week.

You've all seen my Royal Elfreda teapot before. It sits on a Skye McGhie Coventry Garden plate.

Stash Double Spice Chai tea is in my cup. It goes well with my ginger muffins.

What's in your cup today?

I am delighted you could join me for Tea Time!
If you have a teacup, coffee mug, teapot/coffee pot, or tablescape to share, please link up below.
We tea friends enjoy seeing a tea shop too and if you have discovered a new tea you like, feel free to share about that. Perhaps you have a recipe  which would be a lovely accompaniment to tea time. You are welcome to share that too. 

Have a lovely day everyone and God bless you.

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