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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday 9 September 2016

A Quiet and Reflective Tea Time

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to my little tea time!

I don't really want more time; I just want enough time. Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, or wild to get it all done - yesterday. ~ Ann Voskamp

Believe me when I tell you that I have enjoyed very few tea times this summer because we have been much too busy. I think it has been one of our busiest summers in recent years. Hubby and I kind of feel like we missed out on summertime this year. It was very late coming but when it did, it went so quickly.

All July and August we were on the go constantly. We do like our quiet time once in a while. We're at that age, you know, and to be honest, I wasn't feeling very well for most of it. 

Alas, we only got out to the beach four times and once to the south shore this year. I know, you're probably shocked because we normally live there in the summertime. Like I said, we've been busy, and sad with the passing of my BIL.

It is a dark day and the pictures are not very sharp, sorry. Today I have set the table with some pretty summery tea ware to try and squeeze a little more summertime into my day. Would you like to join me?

Serenity is a solitary cup of tea; pleasure is sharing it with another. ~ Victoria magazine

Since I love the soothing colour of pink, my table is set with that colour. It makes me feel good and appeals to my girly side. 

I am also sharing another new to me teacup that I found a few months ago. 

This is Royal Albert and I am loving all the gold gilding and pink roses! Isn't she lovely?

I am sipping on a lovely kombucha tea from David's Tea. It is called Happy Kombucha and is an oolong tea with mango, pineapple, kombucha powder, safflower petals. Apparently this fruity blend has its roots in the 1960s, when every cool hippie was growing kombucha. Well, I was never a hippie nor did I grow kombucha. All I know is that it is a lovely tea!

If you look closely, you can see the roses at the bottom of the cup. A lovely cup of tea, some home made cookies, and some quiet time is just what the doctor ordered. 

Soon, the lovely green leaves on the maple tree out front will turn a brilliant yellow and the scent of summer will be gone. 

Hmm, I see a peanut butter-chocolate chip cookie is missing. The cookie monster {Hubby} must have snatched one!

Meanwhile, I'm going to reflect on this very busy summer we've had and savour those lovely moments we have spent with my family and friends. Although it was busier than I like, I am very grateful for memories made and the love of family. And yes, I will enjoy my cuppa too. 

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - French Proverb

Wishing you, my dear friends, all a day filled with delight, and enjoy a lovely weekend.

I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea~
 Bernideen's Tea in the Garden ~
 Tea Cup Tuesday ~
 The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~
 Share Your Cup Thursday~
 Home Sweet Home~

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi