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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Beautiful Blues

Let your joy burst forth like the flowers in the spring. ~ unknown

Hello dear friends! I have some luscious shades of blue to share with you today. Isn't the hydrangea simply gorgeous? I love the petals, as delicate as butterfly wings in varying shades of blue.

I have tucked a little bird's nest into it, just because. The little twigs accompanied the nest when my son found it for me. 

This bird's nest was once home to a red-eyed vireo.

I have been sick with the flu bug this past week. Actually, it really started two weeks ago with headaches. I generally don't have trouble with headaches and I have been mostly housebound but this too will soon pass. 

Tea today is with lemon. I've been drinking gallons of lemon water and lemon ginger tea.

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~ Bill Watterson

It is raining here today although it is mild. For me, it's a good day to stay put. 

Tea with lemon.

Flowers, books and tea, what could be better when one is down with a bug?

When you have flowers, books and tea, you are never alone. ~ Alexandra Stoddard

My Churchill Blue Willow teapot and Johnson Brothers Blue Willow teacup are being put to use today as well as this Enoch Wedgwood teacup which depicts Royal Homes of Britain.

Homemade peach danish for my hubby.

My youngest son is celebrating a birthday today. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

Thank you for your visit today and I hope you are all keeping well. I wish you a weekend filled with joy!

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness...all the good things. ~ Maya Angelou

Sharing from my heartSandi


  1. Blue Willow is always so wonderful and your hydrangeas such make it even better! Hope you have a sweet weekend!

  2. LOVE the hydrangeas. They always make me smile!! The blue dishes compliment them so well. Love to see the Tea shop mystery book you are reading. I check all of those out of the library and read them one by one. So good. And lots of interesting tea party ideas. I am sorry to hear that you have had a flu bug. I pray it is flying away as we speak and that you will soon be feeling in the pink again. Happy Birthday to your son!! That pastry danish looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this with us today. Blessings to you.

  3. Your posts are so pretty and uplifting. Hope you are getting over the nasty bug.

  4. I love the hydrangeas! They remind me of my daughter's wedding-this exact color too!

  5. Beautiful tea pot, cups and saucers! Love that blue! Such cute birds! Happy birthday to your son! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and in special the blue hydrangeas!

  6. Happy Birthday to your son!Thanks for sharing such beauty!Hugs!

  7. Your hydrangea is beautiful and the little blue birds are so sweet. Yummy Danish, a good book and a pot of tea....great remedy for feeling better!

  8. Sorry to hear you have the flu.
    I love Danish pastry. I've never made it. Yours looks so delicious.
    I love your blue dishes. I found a few pieces of Blue Willow at thrift shops this past Winter.
    Hope you're feeling better soon. Thelma.

  9. Wow you made homemade Danish. I have. adw many many things but never this. You collections are always nice to see.

    Feel better


  10. This post contains four of my favorite things. Hydrangeas, Blue Willow dishes, tea with lemon, and Laura Child's Indigo Tea Shop mystery series! All four together is perfection. I like the Churchill line of Blue Willow. The blue is just a little different -- to my eye, anyway. Best wishes for a full recovery from the flu.

  11. Sandi, so sorry you've been ill. Hope you'll be well soon. Love all the blue. Blue and white china is my favorite. And I love blue hydrangeas, don't care for the pink ones at all. Your Danish looks scrumptious!

  12. Seeing your hydrangea makes me want to head to the store for one. It is beautiful especially with the bird nest tucked inside. Hoping you are feeling 100% better very soon.

  13. Lemon tea is also my go-to tea when I'm feeling under the weather. Love the blue and white transferwares featured in this week's tea time. I have the Blue Willow cups and saucers and would love to add the matching teapot.

  14. Sandi,
    Happy Birthday to your son!! Love your pretty blue and white transferware!! And the blue hydranageas!! I have a few faux hydrangeas which are the exact same color that you have shared here!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
    Happy Easter!!

  15. OMG Sandi ...I’m so sorry that you’re under the weather...Your blue post is so lovely ... maybe you are on the mend with all the gorgeous hydrangeas, delicious lemon tea and yummy danish...I do hope that soon you will be as good as new Dear Lady...Wishing you a Blessed Easter !!

  16. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your well wishes and prayers for my surgery and recovery! i am scheduled for 3 pm tomorrow and i do hope to be home by either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning at the latest.....


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