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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 9 June 2014

Roses for Tea Time

It is the month of June, 
The month of leaves and roses, 
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses. ~
Nathaniel Parker Willis

Welcome to Tea Time dear friends! June is the month for roses and my roses are not yet in bloom. I am trying to be patient so in the meantime, I will enjoy roses on china. 

I adore roses, especially white and soft pink ones! Petals of velvet that tantalize the senses with their fragrance, who can resist a rose?

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is a white rose but the lighting makes it look almost peachy.

Let's begin with roses on my table topper....

I am featuring two Royal Albert teacups that you have seen before, with roses of course.

This Royal Albert teacup was a shower gift at one time. There is no name marked on the bottom but she's a pretty one.

We are all familiar with the lovely Royal Albert Lavender Rose. I have six of these teacups.

Both of my teacups have the same handle adorned with the little leaf on top. The Lavender Rose handle is edged in gold, whereas the other is not. Both teacups have a sweet little nosegay just inside the cup.

The beautiful matching teapot also graces the table. All of my Lavender Rose had been my mother's which she passed on to me when she down-sized. It is just like new because she never used it. Do you use your good china?

I just took a Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumble out of the oven and we will have some with our tea today. The rhubarb is late this year but better late than never! I will try to share my recipe for the crumble later this week.

What a treat! Warm and succulent berries and rhubarb beneath a crunchy topping; yum! I like mine plain but some like it with ice cream.

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. ~ Katharine Lee Bates

I am trying a new tea this week. Twinings Honeybush, Mandarin, and Orange herbal tea. I really like the citrus flavour with just a hint of sweetness. Have you discovered a new tea lately?

Where there is tea, there is comfort, friendship, and serenity.

On June 23 I will be hosting my "Savour the Summer" Tea Party.

I will also be offering a wonderful Giveaway to all my Followers. Unfortunately, because of mailing costs, I will have to limit the Giveaway to my Canadian and American friends; so sorry! Those of you who share a tea linked to my party that week will have two entries.

Thank you for visiting today and if you have a teacup, coffee cup, teapot/coffee pot, tablescape, a new tea, or a visit to a Tea Shop, please link up and I will stop by to visit you.

You are welcome to share coffee instead of tea or any of the following: iced tea, iced coffee, lemonade, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or punch in a beautiful bowl.

The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part.
For you it is a Rose,
For me it is my heart. ~
  Frederick Peterson

I will join these parties too~

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