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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 1 June 2015

The Colour of the Sea and the Sky....and Carnations for Tea Time

 I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of the Island

Hello friends and welcome to another Tea Time! Can you believe it is June already? One can look forward to those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer." 

I love the scent of late Spring and Summer, don't you? There is something in the air, a warm balmy scent which is hard to describe. Sometimes it is laden with the scent of flowers and other times, freshly cut grass. I think, other than Christmas, it is the most romantic time of the year.

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. ~ Bern Williams

Summertime for me means walks on the beach with my hubby and I cannot wait to get out there and savour the warmth of the sand between my toes and the sound of waves lapping on the seashore. It's a most peaceful place. *Sigh*

My boys will soon be home too so I'm also looking forward to that.

What do you look forward to this Summer?

Now onto my tea....
I am sharing blue tea things today. A pretty Botanic Blue teapot, teacup, and creamer all made by Port Meirion. 

All three of these pieces have an overall floral and butterfly pattern with tiny polka dots in the background; very summery in design. I also have a pink coffee mug in the same pattern but I won't share that today.

The teacup and creamer both have a wee butterfly just inside the rim. 

Blue, the colour of the sea and sky.  

Also on the table is a vintage pink depression glass teacup. Sorry, I forget the name of the pattern.

I have two of these cups which I found at an antique shop a few years ago. The pink, to match my flowers. 

Last week's carnations have a bit of browning around the edges which gives them an old fashioned appeal and the other posies are the same shade as the carnations; sort of a peachy-pink. A frilly, fluffy bouquet for our tea table. Pretty?

Won't you join me for a cup of tea? I'm having Twinings Chai today. I always take mine black.

A cuppa and a lovely magazine.

Have a beautiful day everyone and enjoy this new season which is upon us.

I love things that bear the touch of time; chips and all - they're more beautiful than perfection. ~ Victoria magazine 

I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi...I love your Bleeding Hearts and Lilacs...nice to be finally having spring/summer! Love your blue and white china. Lovely peachy pink roses and glass as well. So pretty! Thanks for hosting and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Have a lovely week!

  2. Lovely summery photos - but I can assure you that there is nothing warm and balmy about the air in England at the moment, it's cold, wet and windy! We are promised an improvement by the end of the week - I certainly hope the forecasters are right.

  3. Happy June Sandi! You and I are on the same wave length today: same beginning quote in our posts and drinking the same tea (Twinings Chai). I'm partial to blue teacups too and the floral pattern on your teaware is really pretty. So nice to see a bouquet of carnations. They are such long lasting beautiful flowers that deserve more respect. :)
    I'm also excited about summer and all of its activities despite our current cloudy weather. Have a great tea week, Nora

  4. Hi Sandi! I love the soft blue pattern of your Botanic Blue tea prefect for summer time tea! Paired with pretty pink carnations, your tea setting looks so elegant and pretty! Thanks for inviting us for tea today and for hosting! Happy summer! Hugs, Poppy

  5. Hi Sandi! Your first day of June tea is so pretty withnyour lovely teaset. Your pink carnations have really held up and look so pretty on your table with the blue and white. The pink depression teacup matches your carnations! I'd love a cup of chai tea, but I must have milk in mine, along with some sweetener. Thank you for hosting and enjoy those walks on the beach with your sweetie.

  6. Oh my gosh...I thought I lost all the blogs I was following until POOF they finally came up. How are you girly? Just had to pop in now that my life is calming down a bit. Happy June! Everything is always so pretty here and I just needed exactly that today. Hope you are doing well. Big hugs & <3, Rebecca

  7. Hi Sandi,
    I love, love, love summertime! To be outside and garden and go to my little cottage at the beach at Birch Bay is indeed my happy place! What a beautiful blue teaset you have shared today and your pink depression glass teacup is lovely too. Such gorgeous ruffly carnations! So exquisite a tea time! Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting! Karen

  8. So beautiful, Sandi. Love the bleeding hearts and lilacs.

  9. What gorgeous flowers, Sandi! I can almost smell them. :)
    Love the shots of the beach as well.....I love Summer! The soft pink of the depression glass and centerpiece is quite pretty, so lovely paired with your blue and white!

  10. Lovely, lovely... gorgeous post! Thank you so much for hosting sweet lady.
    Have a blessed week.

  11. Gorgeous flowers and your cups are just as gorgeous...Christine

  12. Happy June Day, Sandi! Your Botanic Blue tea set is lovely. Let's do our best to savour these summer days!

  13. LOVE the beautiful lilacs in your blog banner and in your post today, Sandi Next to sunflowers, lilacs are my favorite flower. They're not only pretty, but they have a lovely fragrance too. I recently purchased a luncheon plate in the Rose Chintz pattern to go with a teacup I already had, so I'm happy to have a trio now. I thought of you when I bought it. Your Botanic Blue china is lovely. I love anything that's blue and white! Have a wonderful week! ~ Phyllis

  14. Beautiful post. How dreamy are walks on the beach. I am sure you are excited to see your sons, how wonderful!! I am excited to explore some new ice cream shops around Minneapolis with Sophia this summer, we love that! Lovely blue cups and tea this week. Thanks for hosting.

  15. A walk on that beach sounds wonderful. I love the bleeding hearts and lilacs, so pretty. Your Botanic Blue is beautiful; it looks lovely with the pink flowers and Depression glass.
    Thank you for hosting Sandi. Have a great week.

  16. I'm so envious of your beautiful bleeding hearts and lilacs, neither of which I've been able to grow here!

  17. Dear Sandi, Once again you have the most enchanting photos. Beauty in your flowers and teacups and the way you join them. A delight!

  18. I look forward to picnics, tea time picnics outside. We have been having them inside during the cold months.

  19. All your photos are just pretty. I love the flowers, those lilacs are gorgeous... the tea cups and the ocean! Love that blue and serene feeling it exudes. It was a pleasure to read this post. Thank you.

  20. I think your Port Meirion is one of the prettiest blue and white sets, so light and feminine. I've seen the pink depression teacups at our antique mall but haven't purchased one = yet, anyways.
    I know how much you love your boys being home and know you will enjoy your time with them - as well as walks on the beach which is great therapy.
    Thanks for popping by my tea post which I do later in the week than yours, I'm happy we still keep connected Sandi. A couple of the girls will link a tea mosaic now and then which is nice for keeping in touch with them too.
    Wishing you a happy June of sunshine, flowers and good tea memories my friend!

  21. Sandi:
    It always amazes me how your Island leaves the snow and becomes such a paradise. I love your table setting today with that pretty teapot. Each photo is so lovely!

  22. Hi Sandi,
    I am looking forward to those beach days too and of course lovely days in the garden.
    Love your blue and white china and pretty carnations.
    Thank you for hosting,

  23. Hi Sandi, your table looks pretty today with the blue and white china and beautiful soft pink flowers. I can't believe it's June already and I do hope we have a nice summer ahead of us all! It sure isn't summery today though! Blessings. Pam

  24. I agree with you Sandi...I love a little brown tip around my flowers to give them a vintage look! Your blue and white china is so pretty...esp the little butterfly! hugs...

  25. Happy June Sandi... So happy to hear that you will soon get to dip your toes in the sand and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Your blue tea set is very delicate and sweet.

    Enjoy your boys too. Love the peonies also.

    Wishing you a lovely week.


  26. Oh .. such a lovely post Sandi... You blue tea tea sets really make me want to wander the beaches too... and I love depression glass, especially the pink ...I can't believe how robust your flowers are... Our blossoms are coming slowly, as they're still getting drizzled on... We just need a little sunny shine to liven up the garden...Maybe next week... In the meantime I'm really enjoy your beautiful pictures. ,,Thank You for sharing all the JOY...Hugs

  27. Your flowers are gorgeous. I'm going to have to pin a few. Love your pretty cups too.

  28. Hi Sandi! Your spring blooms are so pretty! The lilacs here are long since gone, so it is nice to see them again. Pretty blue and pink tea today. Walks along the beach sound so lovely! Is the beach close to your house?

  29. Love the flowers Sandi...especially the bleeding hearts. I love spring and summer and the best is being able to walk in nature, and breath in His awesomeness. Hugs.

  30. How very pretty everything is. Of course being a shorebird I love the beach photograph. There is something about the spicy scent of carnations which makes me feel nostalgic. I always feel better for having come for tea. Angels to you.

  31. Hi Sandi, oh, I love your photos this week. SO pretty. I never think of you and blue, but when you feature blue goodies, a love them! I love bleeding hearts. My grandmother had one on the side of her house and I always loved to go look at it. She lived in a hot climate, but the side was shaded and the plant grew quite well there. Hugs....

  32. Sandi, I love this time of year as well! The little blue butterfly inside is so sweet. I love the pink depression glass and the flowers are so pretty. The bit of browning on the edges doesn't bother me! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. Lovely tea set Sandi! i am looking forward to all of summer! So glad your sons will get home! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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