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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Teal We Meet Again...

Spring had come once more to Green Gables....the capricious, reluctant Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of resurrection and growth. ~ LM Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

Hello dear friends! Oh my, I have been so busy lately that I am posting a little later than usual. It's funny how one's days can run together when one is on the go so much. Sometimes I have to stop and try to remember what day it is!

My mother who is in a nursing home hasn't been well the past week or so. She has the flu and is on oxygen so we have been concerned for her. I would appreciate your prayers for her. With my many appointments and visiting my mother, we have been kept pretty busy and I wasn't sure I would have time to get a post ready this week.

If you were to ask what is most important in a home, I would say happy memories. ~ Lilian Gish

We may replace our furniture, carpets, wall colour, etc., and it makes us feel good to have an update in our home. But what's most important in a home are the memories you make there with your loved ones and friends.

Some of you may remember Hubby and I purchased a new teal blue Lazy Boy sofa back a few months ago. It was delivered about six weeks ago and since then, I've been looking for throw cushions. The plain teal throw cushions that came with the sofa didn't add any oomph to it so I replaced them with two that have a bird motif for the spring and summer months. The cushions look more blue but there is some teal and turquoise in them. The gold in the cushions pick up on the soft wheat/gold recliners across from the sofa.

I am searching for a smaller cushion for the middle, hopefully in a soft gold. I am also debating whether or not to paint an accent wall in light teal. What do you think? Down the road we will also get a rug.

When I first sat down on the sofa, it was way too high and my feet wouldn't touch the floor so we had to go back to the furniture store and get another set of legs. These legs aren't fancy but they are the perfect height and now I am able to sit comfortably on it. 

I thought about choosing a neutral colour for the sofa but Hubby wanted some colour so we chose the teal. I decorated with a lot of blue while my guys were growing up. After they all moved out, I used a lot of pink and soft aqua which I still love but teal is a nice change and one I can live with for years to come.

A cup of tea is so welcome during the few quiet moments we have these days. 

I am using my beautiful teal blue Aynsley teacup with the violets inside. I love, love this beautiful cup and saucer because of its shape and colour. The gold filigree makes it very attractive as well. 

A cup of tea warms the soul like a good friend. ~ unknown

Some purple tulips and a nice cup of tea with a Victoria Tea Pleasures magazine to enjoy for a few moments of leisure.

Thank you for your visit and God watch over you and your loved ones..."teal" we meet again!

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Lovely photos! This was like taking a relaxing breath. :)

  2. Oh I do love your new couch and the pillows are soo pretty . I have that problem to when sitting on couches and chairs as I am short 4"7 lol ! Lovely post and photos as always . Spring is finally here for us now hope it is for you . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  3. I am loving all these beautiful blue tones (blue is my favorite color). I think it is all the snow we are still having. Your teacup is beautiful.

  4. Beautiful sofa! We got new sofa and chair and it came with two pillows which was nice. I love the white tables and coffee table in white. Did you got white or had it painted? I have thoughts of having our painted white but get fearfull. The blue china is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Angela. I painted the coffee table and side table myself but the round one in the corner, I purchased already white. I love painted furniture! Thanks for your visit and have a beautiful day.

  5. I love teal blue. Your sofa is lovely. I understand about the leg height as I'm short. The cup and saucer is so beautiful. It is so nice to redecorated. Enjoy!.

  6. Hi Sandy ... Teal is such an inviting color and your bird pillows are so perfect for bringing the JOY into the room..I can almost hear them singing (Tweet Tweet) I love color on my walls ..infact my place looks like a rainbow ( ha Ha).. even the painter put on glasses to paint ( for a joke) Your teacup is gorgeous... definitely one those vintage beauties... that I love to drink tea from too... as always you create such a warm post...Thank You for sharing, my Friend... ENJOY your day !!!!...HUGS

  7. I love your Aynsley teacup and saucer, and I like that teal sofa, too. I pray your mother is doing better and will recover completely. The flu and associated ailments have been rough this winter.

  8. Oh Sandi,
    Such beauty today in your post! Love, love, love the teal teacup! Such a cute title! Blessings! Karen

  9. I'm so glad that you shared your new sofa, Sandi, and that you found the right feet to make it comfortable. That's important for those of us that are short! The bird motif pillows look perfect for Spring and Summer. I like the idea of painting an accent wall, too. Doesn't your Aynsley teacup look gorgeous in your room? I love when teacups have flowers inside the cup.
    I hope your dear Mom will feel better soon. I know from my own Mom that it's so hard as they get older.
    Take care, dear friend, and have a happy week!

  10. Love the TEAL sofa and those accent pillows are perfect! I am very fond of teal, both in the clothes that I wear and in accents throughout my house. I didn't really plan it that way, but it just pops up here and there. It is a soothing, cool and comfortable color. Praying for your mother. I know that is difficult for you, especially to see her uncomfortable and suffering in any way. May the Lord give you the strength you need to deal with the issues surrounding her care, etc. God bless you and keep you each day.

  11. That teacup is just fabulous!Unique!Hugs and blessings.

  12. Your new couch looks great, Sandi! I need to replace my sagging couch, but haven't found the motivation to go furniture shopping.

    I'm also loving your Anysey teacup. I have the same one except mine is a light green colour.

    Hope your mom is doing better.

  13. Love all the teal, Sandi. Prayers for your Mother.

  14. I'm sorry your mother is ill. I'll pray for her. I think your sofa is very nice, and the color to me is neutral. I could see it playing nicely with many colors!

  15. I'll be praying for your mom to get well Adore the pillow with the birds. I have a tea cup close to yours that was my grandmother's. Have a super test of the week


  16. Sandi, that was fun, getting a tour of your new sofa, etc. Very nice! And how nice that you were able to change the legs in order to make it comfortable for you. I hope your mother gets better soon and that things will not be quite so hectic for you.

  17. Lovely, lovely photos, Sandi! Your room is just beautiful and I love the new sofa. The teacup is absolutely gorgeous.

  18. What a great sofa Sandi! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Sandi, love the sofa and the pillows are so sweet! I think a pale teal wall would be wonderful.

  20. Hello dear Sandi, so happy to see you visit and thank you for your sweet comment.
    Your room is gorgeous dear friend, maybe a soft powder blue would look lovely. Your teacups are always beautiful. What a lovely post.


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