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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 5 October 2015

Pretty in Pink for October's First Tea Time

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Hello friends and welcome to my first Tea Time in October!

As you all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so you will see a lot of pink on my blog this month.

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus

A very dear friend passed this pretty teapot on to me the other day. 

She had found it at a garage sale years ago minus its cover and she always used it to display her hydrangeas in. Long story short, she thought I would enjoy it so she passed it on to me.

Isn't it a beauty? Now as some of you know, Sadler is a famous maker of teapots in the UK and if you own one then you have a real treasure and a piece of history in your hands!

Here is the story of James Sadler which I gleaned from the Internet.

James Sadler was founded in 1882, and is one of the leading manufacturers of teapots in the UK. It all began with James Sadler, who built a factory in Burslem at the heart of the ceramic industry in Stoke-on-Trent, and made a name for himself by making fine earthenware teapots. He soon became famous, and a James Sadler teapot became synonymous with quality and good taste.
The first teapots were made using a red clay with a dark brown glazed surface. The Rockingham Brown, or 'Brown Betty' as it is affectionately known, is still in production today using a more elegant, less utilitarian, white clay. From these beginnings, the company has flourished and grown to the size it is today.
The rapid growth of the ceramic industry in the nineteenth century brought prosperity to Staffordshire, and the world passion for English pottery in the middle of this century, meant that James Sadler products very quickly became world famous.
Remember, if it doesn't have the James Sadler mark, it isn't a James Sadler teapot!

This vintage pink and gold teapot, pattern # 2357 has an opalescent glaze decorated with gilding. 

A lovely receptacle for holding flowers!

October means I can bring out my October 
Cosmos teacup made by Royal Albert

This teapot is really a coffee pot. I will talk about it more next time because I don't want to focus on this instead of my new treasure.

My tea is David's Tea Pumpkin Chai.

It is a black tea with cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, squash, carrot, caramel, and wee pumpkin candies. The perfect tea for autumn.

One sip of this tea and it will whisk you away to a place of warmth and comfort in front of a cozy fire and a piece of pumpkin pie smothered in whipped cream. And next week being Thanksgiving, I will be doing just that!

I'm so happy you have stopped by today and I hope you enjoyed seeing my new teapot. Please join me by linking up below.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~ Henry James

This tea party is all about sharing your joy of tea time and you may be as creative, fancy, or as laid back with your tea time as you wish! Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot, coffee cup/coffee pot, that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too! Collections such as tea spoons and creamers are also welcome as well as a trip to a Tea Room and a tea time recipe or tablescape. 

NOTE: Thank you to those of you who read my story in my previous post and left a lovely comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 

Wishing you all an extraordinary day filled with the love and joy of family and friends!

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