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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 11 May 2015

Floral Treasures for Tea Time

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

Welcome to Tea Time, ladies! Since my last party, Hubby and I have celebrated an anniversary, his birthday, and Mother's Day. 

I hope all you moms had a very special Mother's Day and you felt like a queen for the day!

The nursing home where my mother resides held a Mother's Day Tea on Saturday afternoon so Hubby, my niece, and I joined her for afternoon tea. They had a young man playing soft music on the piano and each table was graced with a vase of tulips. I forgot my camera so Hubby took a photo of the food with his phone.

Each plate held tuna, lobster, and egg salad sandwiches as well as chocolate balls, carrot cake with cream cheese squares, aero bars, brownies, and two kinds of tea breads. It was a huge crowd and every one of the residents enjoyed themselves. My mother, like many residents, feasted mainly on the sweets. 

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~ Henri Matisse

These are some of my celebration flowers and I thought they would compliment today's featured teacups. 

I don't know about you, but when I bring flowers into my home it's like I'm bringing in a little bit of paradise. 

I have two of these aqua vases and I had three bouquets of red and white roses and pink tulips. I took one in to my mother.

These lovely tulips were a gift from my son. 

I am using three teacups for my tea today. I was in the mood for pink and aqua or robin's egg blue which are two of my favourite colours and of course they are adorned with flowers.

The Aynsley has a profusion of golden vines inside the cup; a very elegant teacup.

Royal Albert's Veronica is looking pretty in aqua or robin's egg blue roses.

And Royal Albert's Old English Rose is lovely encircled with red and pink roses.

"The world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea." ~ Traditional verse

For our treats today I have tea biscuits with home made lemon curd. The lemon curd was made by a friend and it's delicious!

My hubby prefers pie to cake so he had butterscotch pie for his birthday. Would you like a slice?

Next weekend we here in Canada will celebrate our Victoria Day weekend. It is a long weekend and considered to be the beginning of Summer. 

I hope you will join me again next week for Tea Time. Have a lovely day everyone!

I am joining the following parties ~

 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