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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 17 July 2017

A Charming Tea Time

Hello my lovely friends! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. We are having such beautiful weather these days. I'm so grateful for sunny days and birdsong in the trees behind our home. Some days it just feels like paradise outside my window.

There is a smiling summer here, which causes the birds to sing, and sets the bees in motion. ~ Emily Dickinson 1858

While I was in between surgeries, my dear friend Bernideen who blogs at Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden, sent me a lovely gift package. She thought I could use a treat and she was so right!

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. ~ Mandy Hale

She sent me a number of things and I was so excited when I opened her package and saw all the goodies, I felt like it was Christmas! The lovely item I want to share with you today is this charming, old-fashioned tablecloth that she fashioned herself. I made a collage of some of the work that is featured on it. The pink posies in the upper left corner remind me of the intoxicating pink wild roses that grow along our banks by the seashore.

I think this tablecloth is just darling with its lace, needle work, and doilies sewn on. I have long admired her tablecloths and she blessed me with this one. I just love it and I will always treasure it. Thank you, Bernideen!

Now, to have such a pretty tablecloth on the table one has to have pretty china too.

It has been warm and breezey here lately but I had my hubby help me set up my tea table out on the deck. It was a quick photo shoot because of the wind. I like the juxtaposition between the weathered wood of the deck and the fine china. 

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. ~ Barbara Roberts

Royal Albert - New Country Roses

No easy feat with the wind and alas, my pink depression glass looks orange in the photos!


I love roses, whether they are growing wild, lovingly cultivated, arranged in a vase, or captured forever under a glaze on pretty china.

"After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith." ~ Anne of Green Gables

Royal Albert - Lady Carlyle

My tea is one that my sweet friend Deborah, who blogs at the Beautiful Matters, sent me. Victorian Rose tea is packaged by Eastern Shore Company and it was in a lovely package that she had sent me and the tea was tied up with a sweet pink ribbon. I can't wait to try it because it was packaged so prettily. 

Somehow presentation means everything when you're hoping to bless someone with a little something special. Thank you Deborah!

Walk as if you were kissing the earth with your feet. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh { a quote from a lovely little book of quotes that Deborah also included}

This week Hubby started his holidays and most of my family will be home in a couple of weeks so I feel it is a good time to come away from the computer and just enjoy this time with my loved ones. I have had a rather difficult year as most of you know so I am taking a break from blogging until about mid August.

I am going to end my post with a picture taken by one of our Island photographers; Paul Baglole. This is a beautiful sunset at Thunder Cove Beach. Isn't this just amazing?

Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a fabulous summer. God bless you, dear friends! I'll be back soon.

There is Beauty to be found in every Moment. ~ unknown

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi