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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Tulips and Royal Albert for Tea Time



Life should be savoured; sipped like a cup of tea. ~ Unknown



Happy March and welcome to another Tea Time dear friends! I feel like throwing a party because February is finally over! 

This past February broke the record as being the coldest since 1872 here on PEI. We also received around 223 cm. of snow and the norm for the Island in the month of February is 58 cm. 
Now you can understand why I am looking forward to springtime. Three more weeks, and even though there are big fluffy flakes falling on top of the mountains of snow we already have, it's just a matter of time and it will all be gone. That's something to celebrate!

Tulips can captivate the world and sweep away the winter blues. Opening morning chalices, they sparkle like the diamond dew. ~ Gayle Sweeney


Celebrate with pink tulips!

I am using my Royal Albert Petit Point china. The cup is very dainty and is made in the Hampton shape. Celebrate with pretty china!



The pattern is unique and reminds me of springtime with its florals and cross stitch motif. Both the large plate and the small sandwich plates are square shaped and the gold trim just adds to the charm of this pretty pattern. 


I do not cross stitch but I know some of you do. 




I have two teacups; one for you and one for me. Today we will enjoy some cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. I usually have a sweet but today I felt like a sandwich. 



Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese Proverb

I have my wee china blue birds joining us today. 


 The littlest bird fits perfectly on the tiny spoon.



English Breakfast tea is what I'm drinking today. 



Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.


Tulips bring a touch of Spring to the table. 

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~ Claude Monet

Doesn't this tulip make you wish you could curl up inside of it?


March will be a busy month with St Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring to celebrate in the same week. You know there is a green themed tea party coming up, right? The week of March 16th I will be hosting a combo St Patrick's Day and First Day of Spring Tea Party. You may or may not share a green themed post. It's totally up to you. Whatever strikes your fancy is fine with me. 

Did you know that the first tea tag was used by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1917 as an advertising gimmick, and these little items have been produced in a fascinating variety ever since. ~ Excerpt from "If Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes

Thank you for coming to tea today. I do enjoy your company and if you have something tea or coffee related, please do share with us. Have a lovely day everyone and God bless you!


I am joining the following parties as well~

 A Return to Loveliness
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home



Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Monday, 23 February 2015

Sweet Violets and Pansies for Tea Time


I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea 

Hello friends and welcome to the last Tea Time Tuesday in February! 



I must admit I'm glad this month is coming to an end because the weather has been simply atrocious here on Prince Edward Island. The schools have been closed for over a week because of the mountains of snow we have. Thankfully, Spring is less than a month away. Yay!!


That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea



And since it is still February, I am using my Royal Albert Flower of the Month ~ February Violets teacup for tea today. 



This beautiful teacup was a house warming gift from Hubby's aunt many years ago. I cherish it as she is no longer with us.



Do you think amethysts can be the souls of 

good violets? ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables






This teacup sprinkled with violets is made by Grace China.


The vintage spoon below was a gift from a dear blogger friend. It has the letter 'S' engraved on the handle and she thought I would like it. She was right!



My Purple Pansy teapot.



If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet.~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea

I do love lace and so I am using a Battenburg lace table topper beneath it all. 



I visited Martha's blog Lines from Linderhof the other day and she had mentioned they had a bread pudding at the Tea she had attended. I have been craving bread pudding ever since so naturally I had to make some. 


This bread pudding is made with raisin bread and cream cheese; comfort food for these cold February days. 



Served warm with maple syrup from my little French white pitcher, it is a real treat.



A view of the table. The sun streaming in made it very pretty and my camera doesn't do it justice.



Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time today. I hope your day is special and your dreams are filled with violets. The Lord bless you!



I am joining the following parties as well~

A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home


 Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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