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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 9 April 2018

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

April showers bring May flowers ...Or so they say! We got snow last night and unless it warms up considerably, there won't be too many flowers blooming around here for a while. Hubby had to wear his heavy parka out today. 

We did see the first purple finch at the feeder the other day. I wonder why they call them "purple" finches because they're really more red than purple. It's exciting to see the songbirds coming back. This is a picture I took last spring after the trees had budded. No green here yet.

Spring would not be spring without bird songs. ~ Francis M. Chapman

In spite of the cold, damp weather, Spring is officially here so I'm looking on the bright side. 

Knowing the weather will eventually turn warmer, I am setting my table with blue and white. Those colours echo the colours of the sea and the sky which are predominant when you live on an island.

These napkins I got from Avon and they go wonderfully well with my blue and white china. I also have these adorable bird napkin rings. 

Now you know my theme for today.

Soon the birdies will be building their nests. I love the wee bird's nest my son found for me!

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

I took my pictures before the snow came last night which is why you don't see snow in the background. It's quite a different story today.

I used a variety of blue transferware for my tea table. Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage, JB Old Britain Castles, and Churchill Victorian Calico.

Tradition gives us a sense of solidarity and roots,
a knowing there are some things one can count on. ~ Gloria Gaither

Every afternoon we enjoy our refreshment, be it tea or coffee, between two and three o'clock. It is a tradition here in my home and oftentimes it is taken without a treat of any kind although Hubby prefers a sweet. Personally, I prefer a little tea sandwich. It is just lovely to sit in a cozy room and have that time to relax and a little chat. Do you set aside a time for tea?

Thank you dear friends for stopping by for a visit. It's lovely having you!

Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. ~ Augustine Birrel

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Home Sweet Home

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi