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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 6 April 2015

Something New and Long Overdue for Tea Time

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of the doves is heard in our land.~ Song of Solomon 2:12

Happy Easter Monday and welcome to my first Tea Time in April! 

April means winter is behind us and the earth will be waking up from its long slumber. I am eagerly awaiting the return of the songbirds and seeing the grass again. Yes, I'm pumped!

 There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of lifeLin Yutang

Back in November, my hubby had special ordered something for me for Christmas but it never arrived. So he waited, hoping to present it to me on my birthday which was in January. Still, it hadn't arrived. So, he was hoping to give it to me for Valentine's Day. Still no sign of it. 
It finally arrived last week so I will think of it as his Easter gift. Just for a joke, he gave it to me with a Merry Christmas tag on it. 

And here she is. Do you think she was worth waiting for? I'm pretty sure Ruth and Martha will like it as they both love blue! 

Made by one of my favourite makers, Johnson Bros., this scalloped teapot is Devon Cottage in all her lovely blue and cream floral splendour. It is perfect for an English Country tea setting, don't you think? I was hoping to find another blue transferware teapot and this one definitely fits me to a 'T-ea.' Thanks Hubby!

The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but think of more serene and genteel times....They are a subtle reminder of all that is good in the world. Barbara Roberts 

It has a different shape and pattern than my Blue Willow teapot. I am thrilled with it!

I have a few blue and white teacups and plates, so setting my tea table was fun using these. I hope you like it!

This teacup is Spode Blue Room Botanical.

This is Royal Homes of Britain made by Enoch Wedgwood. The plate is Blue Willow made by Churchill.

Tea is another David's Tea called The Spice is Right. It is an organic spicy green tea with cinnamon, orange peel, cloves and chili. Mmm, mmm good!

Perhaps you prefer your tea in a mug. This is a sweet, smaller than usual size mug, made by Spode called Blue Rose from the Blue Room collection.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Referring back to my post of two weeks ago, Hubby and I are now watching season 3 of Downton Abbey and are we ever enjoying it! The scenery, the costumes, the characters, and the tea scenes; whatever took me so long??

Before I close my post this little miss, who is wearing her Easter egg coloured hat, hopes you all had a wonderful Easter! She's my little lambie!

I am joining the following parties as well~ 

Blue Monday
Mosaic Monday
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