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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 30 March 2015

A Little Easter Tea

At Easter time the flowers bloom
The skies are bright and blue
The world's as joyous as can be
So is my thought of you. ~ Author unknown

Hello dear friends and welcome to my Easter Tea Time!

Don't you just love daffodils! There are no flowers blooming here yet because there are still mountains of snow on the ground, but in the barns new babies are being born. 

Wee lambs and calves are making their way into the world. Our gold finches' feathers are beginning to change into a bright yellow once again. Soon all the song birds will be back and building their nests to lay their eggs in. 

Spring would not be spring without bird songs." ~
Francis M. Chapman

All of these wonders point to the sign that Spring is here; a sign of hope. A sign of rebirth.

I have set my tea table with some bunnies and the little bird's nest my son found for me.

Pretty teacups, made by Royal Albert,  grace the table today. Both are Old English Rose in different shapes.

The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly and to feel close. ~ Carol and Malcolm Cohen

Tea is steeping in my Royal Albert New Country Roses teapot. 

It is still quite cool here so we continue to enjoy a lot of comfort food. 

The tea sandwiches are cream cheese with peach chutney on whole wheat bread and chicken salad on white bread. 

The pretty daffodils which always make an appearance around Easter, are in support of cancer research.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.~ Henry Ford

As a teenager, while I was waiting to get into nursing school, I did light housekeeping and babysat for a family who owned both a body shop and a service station. 

To my great astonishment, one of my duties was to cook dinner for the family as well as the men who worked in the body shop and those who worked at the service station. There were a lot of mouths to feed and up until then, the only cooking I had ever done was in Home Ec at school.

Needless to say, it was a bit overwhelming in the beginning but the challenge of it all helped prepare me for bigger things which would come down the road.

One of the first things I learned to bake was this simple pudding. Some of you may remember it as Sudden Pudding but it is also called Baked Caramel Pudding. Have any of you lovely ladies ever made it? It is a cake like pudding with raisins in its own sauce and it is scrumptious!

It is served warm with ice cream or whipped cream and today, whipped cream is on the menu.

My hubby really enjoyed all these treats when he got home from work. 

My tea is David's Tea Salted Caramel and it is delicious! Would you like a cup?

I am so happy you could join me today! I pray your Easter will be a time to reflect upon the true meaning of this Holiday. Thank you for visiting and a Blessed & Happy Easter to you all!  

My life, my love, I give to Thee,
Thou Lamb of God who died for me;
Oh, may I ever faithful be,
My Savior and my God! ~ Hudson

Courtesy of the Internet

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16

 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