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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.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

TBT - Throw Back Thursday and I Have A Date

Hello dear friends! I hope you are all enjoying this first week of April. We Islanders are finally enjoying a mild sunny day. We're not used to this! Tomorrow we are getting lots of rain but it will take away what's left of the snow. 
Spring would not be spring without bird songs. ~ Francis M. Chapman

I am looking forward to the trees budding and walking in the fresh air and listening to the song of my little feathered friends.

The Haunted Wood at Green Gables

I can't wait to explore new paths through the trees.

Not too many songbirds have shown up yet but they will shortly.

It will be lovely to be able to take our coffee down to the waterfront again.

I am featuring some of my pink teacups again today. Royal Albert is so timeless and each lovely cup and saucer is a little work of art. I am happy that God put within the heart of men and women the ability to create something so beautiful. England of course is well known for turning out magnificent china and has been doing so for centuries.


Lady Carlyle

I have been hankering for sponge cake but I can't have any right now. This cake is from a last year's post. It is a plain white cake sandwiched with my strawberry preserves and whipped cream. 

My hubby isn't big on cake but he does enjoy this one. 

Would you like to join me? 

A warm cup of tea makes everything better.

Tea is a hug in a cup. ~ Patrick Jane of The Mentalist

The cute birdie topped teapot is made by Gracie China.

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life that are the real ones after all. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Spending time with friends over a cup of tea makes a day very special! 

It's been a hard week, so I chose to use a post from last year although I have made a few changes to it.
I have a date for one of my surgeries. It will be the first week in May. I am still waiting to see the surgeon about my gallbladder. I had a really bad attack this past week and I thought, this is it! But it passed after a couple of hours. I am still sore but it's getting better.  

I appreciate your ongoing prayers for me. Soon, I hope all of this will be behind me and I can get back to normal.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and remember to count your blessings! We really have so many when you think about it.

PS ~ Sorry, my post is a bit messed up today. Not sure what happened with all these link within thing-a-majigs showing up. 

I am joining the following parties as well ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup 
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Dear Sandi:
    So glad you have a date for the one surgery and feeling better from the other situation. Pain is not nice! Go away pain! I was reading along and thought it said that you take your coffee table down to the beach - I had to reread it! Good grief! Prayers for you my friend!

  2. Sandi, I am so sorry to hear that your gall bladder continues to give trouble and that you've not yet been able to see the surgeon about it. I am praising God with you, though, that you have a date for the first surgery and will definitely be keeping you in my prayers.

    All of your tea things are beautiful and that cake looks simply scrumptious. Thanks for taking time to put together a post when you really don't feel well, and for letting us know the timing of your surgery so we can pray. Keep us posted as to how things are going!

  3. Good to hear you have one date and can start dealing with these things one at a time. My, looking at the strawberry shortcake makes me want to make one too, there are 2 bags of strawberries left in the freezer from last summer.
    Wish I could sit down to tea with you, do you mind if I choose Serna for mine?
    Continued prayers my friend.

  4. Beautiful pink teacups :) I would love to join you for a cup of tea Sandi! Glad to hear you have a date for surgery. I hope the gall bladder doesn't give you too much discomfort again.

  5. I'm glad your going to be able to begin your journey to health! Sorry about your gallbladder attack. Its no fun.

    Beautiful tea cups.

  6. I'd to join you for a cup of tea! My mom acquired the Lady Carlyle 5-piece setting from the Royal Doulton store last year, although I don't think her pieces were made in England.

    Glad to hear that one surgery date has been set. Sorry to hear about the gallbladder attack that lasted 2 hours (!). Yikes! Some people have told me that the pain is worse than labour!

  7. I enjoyed your throwback Sandi. There's so many pretty pictures that you've shared with us, that it seems a shame to see them only once!
    I'm so sorry about your gallbladder attack. I will keep praying that you will be feeling better. And that the upcoming surgery will go really well. Thanks for keeping us posted. We all want to pray for you. xo Deborah

  8. Hi Sandi! I have a new tea cup trio and have been thinking of my tea friends. So sorry to learn of your struggle. I know of the agony and what it is to suffer though this malady. My heart is with you. I'm glad help is on the way. Blessings, J.

  9. What a lovely tea setting and delicious looking cake. :-)

    Glad you have one surgery date and that your GB pain went away.

    Have a nice weekend ~ Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  10. How wonderful to finally have a date, Sandi, for one of your surgeries. I'm sorry that you had another gall bladder attack this week. Hopefully before too long, you'll be able to feel normal again and enjoy your treats. In the meantime, prayers will continue....xxoo.

  11. Continuing in prayer for you as you prepare for your surgery. Trusting the Lord for a good outcome and restored health for you soon. This was a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it. That cake looks scrumptious!!! Blessings to you my friend.

  12. I love Lady carlyle, I don't own one but I keep saying I want to get one and haven't all your teacups are lovely. And that cake looks so good. Sandi I pray everything goes well. With love Janice

  13. At least there is one goal ahead...that is good! Will continue to pray for you. I empathize with the GB pain, having gone through it, it is terrible! Mine was out of town in a hotel so could not wait to get home and get to a doctor! Lovely to see your teacups...some of my favorites! And the strawberries are perfect! One day at a indeed has enough cares of it's own.

  14. Dear Sandi,
    It's good to recycle lovely posts like this one. The Lady Carlyle teacup is so pretty. I'm glad you have a date for your surgery and I will keep you in my prayers.

    That photo of Anne's Haunted Wood reminded me of our visit there two years ago, in June. I'd love to visit again some time. PEI is such a lovely place.

  15. Love your dishes. I also have the Rose Chintz set and use it all the time. Even tho I don't know you personally, I've been praying for your health situation. I live on the island on Fredericton Station Road. I have started my own blog 3 weeks ago. :-) Would love for you to check it out. ( Blessings to you!

  16. I will continue to keep you in my prayers Sandi! So glad that you have gotten a date for the operation! Your Royal Albert teacups are beautiful, and the strawberry cake looks so good too! Hopefully spring continues to show up for you! My tulips are growing, no buds yet, but they are on their way :)

  17. Sandi,
    You have such beautiful tea cups!! I just sent you an email.....

  18. Thinking of you Sandi. I gather from accounts by friends who have had this surgery, that you'll feel a million dollars afterwards. I hope that is the case for you. Mimi xxx

  19. Love your sweet and romantic post!Your tea cups are gorgeous!Hugs.

  20. What beautiful pictures and china. I hope you feel better soon. :)

  21. I enjoy your posting here in Virginia so are a blessing to all who stop by your prayers are with you.

  22. Sandi, Thanks for the tea. The cake looks great. I love the design of the bird feeder!! I hope that your health improves. Sending prayers up for you. Wishing you a happy Easter. Sylvia D.

  23. Hi there Sandi! Haven't touched base with you in a while but was thinking of you today and wanted to stop by for a visit. So sorry to hear you are still struggling. Hopefully, you'll feel much better after your surgery. Wish we could talk in person over a cuppa on a nice sunny day. I hope you have a lovely weekend and Happy Easter. Hugs from Colorado, Pat


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