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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 17 August 2015

A New Teacup for Tea Time

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer - one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going - one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” ~ L.M. Montgomery- 'Anne's House of Dreams' 

Welcome to Tea Time everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. We have been very busy this summer with company and a trip to New Brunswick. Taking advantage of the awesome weather we're having too. 

We had a wonderful visit with our middle son and had such beautiful weather too so we were able to spend time at the beach which he enjoys as much as we do.  

He gifted me with a new computer including a new HD monitor and I am still trying to work out the kinks. Learning a whole new system is fairly intimidating and I am still unsure of where to find everything. I am certainly not computer savvy. He showed me a great deal but has gone back home to BC so I'm on my own now. It's sad when my boys leave. *sigh*

This post today I had prepared ahead of time which is a good thing. I had hoped to add more to it like more photos of my rainbow roses and pictures of my teacups but that didn't happen. Hopefully by next week, I will be more comfortable using this so we'll see how it goes. 

Today I am sharing my newest teacup; a lovely Paragon in soft yellow with pink posies inside. 

Isn't she pretty?

I found this beauty at an antique shop about a month ago. I have tried to find some info on it but there doesn't seem to be much. Perhaps Ruth knows a little about it.  

It goes wonderfully well with my other yellow teacup. You have all seen this pretty Royal Albert Shaftesbury before. It is part of the Festival Series.

While visiting my cousin Val in NB, I admired a bunch of these little antique silver tea spoons that she found at a thrift shop. 

She gave me one and I brought it home and shined it up. It is made by Simeon L. and George H. Rogers Company. Isn't it sweet? Do you collect little spoons?

Two pretty sunny teacups invite you to the tea table. May I pour you some tea? 

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Thank you for visiting. Hubby and I are at the beach right now so I will get around for my visits a little later. I wish you a splendid day filled with joy and sunny skies. God bless you!

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. Good Morning Sandi, Pretty cups and interesting stories to go with them.I will be joining You this week, if I can remember to come back when linkey opens.I also enjoy hearing about Your family,it's apparent how much You love them : ) Have a wonderful week-Blessings Denise

  2. It's always exciting to find a new teacup and the pastel yellow of your new Paragon does go well with the RA cup and saucer. I'm confident that Ruth will have some info for you, the woman is a wealth of knowledge. :-)
    Learning the ropes on a new computer or even an OS can be exasperating and I hope you have everything running smoothly soon Sandi.
    Enjoy your day at the beach!

  3. Hi Sandi. Will be back to link when your linky opens up. I had internet provider problems this week, so I know what you mean! But how lovely to have a new computer! I love the teacups, and thanks for your faith in me about info...but not much about that was never a named pattern, just a number which will probably be hand painted in a slapdash fashion on the cup underside...although sometimes not even that. But the mark dates it to 1953 thru the early 1960s because that's a Royal Warrant for Queen Elizabeth II, but the word Regd for Registered was dropped 1965-1966. So at least the dating is pretty easy! Hope that helps! So glad you had a wonderful holiday and time with family...doesn't it feel empty and quiet when the leave again...sigh..Thanks for hosting...I'll be back when you are open you are open to link.

  4. My friend you have the most beautiful teacup collection! I love the story behind them too. Thanks for the lovely tea party and for sharing.
    Have a blessed week.

  5. What a sweet son to gift you with a new computer and monitor, Sandi. I know you enjoyed his visit so very much. Your new Paragon teacup is a beauty and looks so pretty paired with your RA one. I also love your sweet little, shined up spoon. Thank you so much for hosting and best of luck in figuring out your new computer!!!

  6. Hi Sandi, so special to have your visit and thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am back to a routine this week after taking a step back from the computer with a staycation the last couple weeks. It really does one good but I so missed everyone.
    Your teacup is so pretty and the details are stunning. How wonderful to receive a computer gift from your son. I am sure you will learn it promptly and enjoy the process.
    Wishing you a blessed new week and joy to you always.
    Hugs, cm

  7. Your son was so wonderful to give you the computer and monitor. His help was so kind and special. Your new teacup and saucer is so lovely with the soft sunny yellow and flowers inside. I'm glad you have had great weather this summer for ours has been hot as always. Our son lives close by but worked several years away from us. I know you miss your sons but it so great they come and ya'll can have a special time at the shore!
    Have a terrific week!


  8. Hi Sandi,

    Your new teacup is gorgeous! I absolutely adore its butter yellow colour.

    How generous of your son to gift you with a new computer. Have fun with your new technology!

  9. Hi Sandi, missed you last week but so glad you got to spend time with your son and family at the seashore. :) Your yellow teacups look gorgeous together. The teaspoon is lovely too.
    Have a wonderful week!

  10. I'm sorry not to have a tea post to share this week Sandi. Just got home from up north, where we had beautiful weather, too. After the winter you had, I'm glad to hear you've been enjoying some good weather there on PEI. What a wonderful gift your son got for you! I'm sure you enjoyed your visit very much. And lovely yellow teacups, too.

  11. You are right, your Paragon is quite lovely!

  12. Pretty new find . I wish I had kept all my mums tea cups , saucers, spoons and what not as she had a huge collection of all sorts from England she collected over the years and brought with her when she moved here to Ontario but back then I wasn't interested in the tea cups and what not but I am now a days I know I could kick myself for not keeping them . Oh that was lovely of your son to get you a new computer . I am glad you had a nice visit with your boys . Thanks for sharing lovely photos . Have a good week !

  13. Sandi, it is awesome you had a nice visit with your son. How nice for him to gift you with a new computer! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Congrats with your new computer. I'm sure you'll be savvy with it soon, and when you do, you'll have great fun. How did you like your visit to NB? I hope you had fun.
    I like your tea cup, they are great finds for you :-) and the teaspoon is pretty. I also have a small collection of demitasse spoons. I think they're cute, some have really nice designs.

  15. Hi Sandi,
    Your son sounds so wonderful! What a generous gift - I am so happy for you! I just love your new sunny Paragon teacup. It really is a beauty! Enjoy your time at the beach and Thank you so much for hosting Tea Time once again! Blessings! Karen

  16. Sandie they are so lovely I especially like the Royal Albert Shaftesbury It's very sweet.. Have a wonderful new week.. with love Janice

  17. Oh Sandy, your rose pictures are beautiful! Thank you one again for your hosting this tea party! Have a beautiful day!

  18. Sandi:
    I am just arriving now as our internet service ceased suddenly last week. They had told us it would continue at our home even though we canceled it at the store. Don't you just love it! Anyway. I did enjoy scanning this post about your lovely new teacup and saucer. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. It is going so fast for us as we have had so much to do. We have a contract on our building and hope to close the end of October which is wonderful.

  19. Hi Sandi: Hope you had a wonderful time with your son. Your cups are lovely today. I can not pick a favorite. Thanks for the kind words. Hugs, Martha

  20. Hello Dear Sandy, I am so happy to be able to visit you for tea today : )
    Your yellow tea cups are beautiful! I love the soft yellow ones too. Your new Paragone is a sweet vintage one. I love that shape the most.
    I am so glad to hear you are at the beach enjoying summertime. Yay!

  21. It is always so much fun to find new and beautiful teacups. The next best thing is to look a lovely photos of blogging friends shopping finds!

  22. Sandi, your posts are always perfectly dreamy. Would you do me the honour of sharing at Five Star Frugal at my blog, A Tray of Bliss? We love pink, and pretty, and vintage, and I think my friends would welcome you with open arms. Love, Mimi xxx

  23. Welcome back Sandi....Glad you had a good time with family and congrats on the new computer. It will become a 'friend' in no time. Hugs and wishes for a great weekend.

  24. Your new teacup is so pretty, Sandi! And it does go well with your RA!

    I love demitasse spoons. I have three sets: antique silverplate, new-but-made-to-look vintage gold-metallic plate and a set of simple modern ss - which i use most often.

    They're the perfect size for delicatge teacups. :- )

    Sorry I have been so MIA and not finding time to play with tea time - life has been crazy busy.



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