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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 12 May 2014

A Red Rose Tea

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~ Marcel Proust 

Welcome to my Red Rose Tea, dear friends! I hope all you moms enjoyed your Mother's Day weekend.

My mom is in a Nursing Home now and they held a Mother's Day Tea on Saturday afternoon which Hubby and I attended. My niece joined us also which was lovely and it certainly made my mother happy! Unfortunately, I forgot my camera.

Hubby gave me a dozen beautiful red roses for our Anniversary last week. I split the bouquet in half and made two arrangements.

"An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joy of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow." ~ Unknown

My favourite rose is white or soft pink but he couldn't find any so he brought home red. He went to two shops looking for my favourite colour, bless his heart! I love how much trouble he went to just to please me for our special occasion!

These roses are in my Skye McGhie Florence vase.

The velvety petals of these gorgeous red roses were the inspiration for my tea today.

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
   That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
   That’s sweetly played in tune. ~ Robert Burns

So, please do come in and join me in the living room.

 It was a bright sunny day when I took my pictures.

"The world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea." ~ Traditional verse

I mixed and matched some of my red transferware for this tea.

I don't know the maker of the teapot, only that it has a coat of arms on the bottom.

The teacup...This teacup also has the coat of arms on the bottom. I don't have a complete set of transferware teacups in red and I would dearly love to find one. I am marrying this cup with my Skye McGhie Cream Lace saucer.

The creamer is Antique Reflections.

And the wonderful porcelain tea tray holding the  teapot and teacup also bears the coat of arms.

My tea today is Red Rose, an orange pekoe tea, a favourite of my hubby's.

Red Rose Tea is a beverage company established by Theodore Harding Estabrooks in 1894 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It is considered an iconic part of Canadian culture and many Canadians have a strong emotional attachment to the brand. Its orange pekoe tea is said to be made from only the top two leaves of each tea plant sprig, thus ensuring the best quality.
Red Rose's old commercials introduced the
catchphrase, "Only in Canada, you say? Pity..." (The catchphrase was transformed by Canadian popular culture to, "Only in Canada, eh? Pity...") Another slogan was "Red Rose Tea is Good Tea." ~ Info gleaned from the Internet

Do you remember those playful chimps that did the Red Rose Tea commericals?  I found this on the Internet as well. Sure brings back memories!

I hope you enjoyed my Red Rose Tea and I am delighted you could visit today. Have a sweet day everyone!

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