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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 8 February 2021

February and Her Pretty Teacups

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller    

Happy February, and a Happy Birthday to all my February friends out there!

I have some violet teacups today. There are two Grace sets and two Royal Albert February sets. One RA was given to me by my hubby's late aunt for a house warming gift and the other belonged to my late mother-in-law whose birthday was in February. When my sister-in-law found out I had one, she gave her mother's to me as well which was very thoughtful of her.

Today's tea will be in a purple theme because of course, there are violets on teacups and pansies on the teapot and the plate. But there is also a touch of pink because of the tulips. My phone camera isn't showing the true colour of them. 
Looking out the windows behind the tulips is quite a different scene today. We have a snow storm going on.

Some of my silver teaspoons.

This is the true pink colour of the tulips. Aren't they pretty?

When asked if my cup is half-filled or half-empty; my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. ~ unknown
Hubby and I are watching our diets for health reasons and I am doing very little baking these days. I must admit, I miss all those treats I used to make, but for now, I make the odd batch of bran muffins and that is about it. Fruit and veggies have become the norm here at our home. Every couple of months I may bake some cookies or a dessert of some kind but that is it. Sigh! I really miss making treats! 

This coming weekend we will be celebrating Valentine's Day and I hope to do a post centered around that special holiday. I may have another party just for that occasion. I will let you know. 

The snow storm has calmed down just a bit but the winds are supposed to pick up and then we will have a blizzard on our hands. The bird feeders are filled with packed snow and the poor birds can't get at their morning snack. The shepherd's hook is leaning a bit. I hope it doesn't fall over! The snow is like fluff right now so it is bound to make an awful mess once the winds blow. 

So, I am signing off, just in case. Take care everyone and have a lovely week!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Oh my goodness that china is pretty. What a treat it must be to drink from those cups.

  2. Always a pleasure stopping by...Pretty tulips and amazing violets tea set!Wonderful teacups!Best wishes!

  3. Hope your power stays on during the wind event! Such pretty tea cups and I love the tulips, too. I need to check our local stores to see if any of them have daffodils or tulips for sale. Happy February to you!

  4. That teapot is so very pretty. I do love violets! What a lot of snow you are having. Stay warm and cozy.

  5. Purple is my favourite colour, so I'm loving this week's beautiful teawares. I also have the RA February teacup.

    You know that I'm always up for a tea party!

  6. I love all your violet 💜 pieces, dear Sandi!! How pretty all the pieces look together. I hope you have a lovely week.

  7. My Grandma was born in February and I think the violets are so sweet! What lovely tea things you have, Sandi!

  8. Love your tea cups. I'll miss seeing your yummy sweets but I get it. We do the same during the week and cheat on the weekend.


  9. OH, what lovely violet tea cups and pansies too! I had a little purple tea party earlier this week (Sunday) with my sweet little "friend" Lily Grace. Purple is a nice contrast to so much pink right now for Valentine's Day. Oh, you really did have a lot of snow! Wow! Poor birdies. I hope they can find some seeds. Please take care and stay safe and warm, and drink lots of hot tea!! Bran muffins are what I do also...that's a healthy treat that also tastes good! Blessings to you dear friend.

  10. I always love when everyone brings out their treasured violet cups for February.Yours are especially lovely! Hard to imagine having spring, we are so buried here in chicagoland. And, my a cup of hot tea is a lovely idea! Sandi

  11. Oh pink and violet and lace and tea.

    A Valentine's Week vision!

    Thank you, Sandi!

  12. Sandi, this is such a beautiful setting! I am swooning over your pretty tea set. We have been iced in and are expecting a blizzard overnight so I have been baking way too much. I think we may be kindred spirits in our love of baking. Take care and stay warm!

  13. I just think your February viloet tea cup and saucer is so lovely. I am always on the look for cups like yours that says December, I have one LOL
    Yes we all seems like from coast to coast are getting snow and blizzard winds, in middle of USA
    Glad you are in wjere it's warm


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