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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Monday, 27 January 2014

A Cream Tea for Tea Time Tuesday

Perhaps it is while drinking tea that I most of all enjoy the sense of leisure. ~ George Gissing

Welcome to Tea Time dear friends~ Thank you so much for your wonderful support last week! You made my Anniversary Tea Party such a success with your participation, lovely comments, and visits. You really are wonderful friends!

Today I am sharing another Christmas gift I received. Before the holidays, I had shared my new Staffordshire teacup trio which I had found at an antique shop.

Well, Hubby went back and got me a second set. I just love this rich green transferware! A charming scene is depicted on it and of course it is made in England. Now I have a cup for you and a cup for me.

If you have been joining me for any length of time then you know how much I love transferware.

My sweet hubby arrived home from work with these bright yellow tulips. Tulips remind me of springtime and if you're anxiously awaiting Spring like I am, then you know there are only about seven and a half weeks to go!

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. ~ Okakura Kakuzo

So I set out our tea with my tulips and I hope you enjoy it.

 I am having a Cream tea today with whipped cream served in a crystal goblet and lemon curd in a tulip shaped dish.

With tulips one must have a birdie or two so I'm putting my birdie teapot to use today.

A cup of Twinings Earl Grey.
 Tea biscuits with whipped cream and lemon curd.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Thank you for your company today. If you have a teacup, coffee mug, teapot, or tablescape to share I invite you to link up and join me for Tea Time. I love seeing Tea Rooms too.

Wishing you a beautiful day filled with joy!

I am joining the following parties this week~

A Return to Loveliness ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Tea Cup Tuesday ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea~ http://www.antiquesandteacups.info/
Friends Sharing Tea~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Martha said...

I adore cream teas -- and transfer ware as well although my preference is the blue but the green is so "springlike" -- it's beautiful!!!! I'll be back a bit later to link up my tea this week! Love the tulips -- there weren't any at the market this week -- sigh!

Carmen said...

The trouble with having a love of transfer ware is you end up with too many dishes-- all the different colors and patterns are so tempting! I really enjoyed your springtime tea, thank you!

Tanya Rachelle said...

So refreshing! I love this post! The green transfer ware is amazing and uniquely different. Love to sit and have tea here with you.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I am drooling over your new transferware, Sandi! You have set up a beautiful tea service for us today, has me wishing for spring! Love how you paired the pretty white tea pot with the greens.....and the gorgeous tulips take center stage! Loving your tea party! I absolutely adore transferware and yours are so pretty! Thanks for having us today:) Happy week! Hugs, Poppy

Beth said...

Hello Sandi, Your tea biscuits are lovely and I would truly enjoying sharing your cream tea. Your green and white transferware is beautiful! Your hubby is a sweetheart and it's obvious he treats you like a queen!
Blessings, Beth

Terra said...

Your second green tea cup set makes a nice table setting for you and for a friend. Thanks for inviting me to share the scene. The cream and lemon curd sounds delicious; I have not tried lemon curd.

Karen said...

Hi Sandi,
Your green transferware is so lovely with the cream teapot and your beautiful tulips make me feel that spring is coming. What a thoughtful hubby you have and he knows exactly what you like. Thank you for hosting Tea Time Tuesday. Have a wonderful week! Karen

kitty said...

Isn't that hubby of yours so thoughtful, Sandi? I love your beautiful green transferware and your gorgeous tulips. Thanks for hosting your tea party and I wish I could join you with your trio of dishes. xo

Millie said...

That is a lovely cup and saucer, and your cream tea is especially yummy-looking! Yellow tulips just promise spring, don't they?

Deborah Montgomery said...

what beautiful green transferware! how sweet of your husband to think to get it for you. Your cream tea looks lovely. Thanks for hosting, despite your computer problems. Hope you are through the worst of it.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your green transfer ware is just gorgeous....but, it's that birdie teapot that's catching my eye! Have a wonderful week Sandi...hugs, Penny

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your new green transfer ware teacups, Sandi. The tulips are gorgeous as they are opening up. It looks really lovely and I'd love to join you for a cup of Earl Grey, my favourite. Blessings, Pamela

Country Gal said...

All so very pretty ! Lovely posy and photos !I am soo looking forward to Spring . The Antique shops are great for getting these dishes and cups I have seen quite a lot of different ones but I haven't the room for any lol ! Lots of tea , coffee and hot chocolate being drank here during these cold wintery days ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
I really like the green transferware, and once again your hubby spoiled you. :-) Cream tea this week sounds wonderful, lemon curd on scones could be my daily tea time snack.
Hope you're staying warm out east and that the computer issue is soon in the past.
Thank you for hosting.

Anne Payne said...

Sandi, Your tea set is beautiful! I love that color green. I've found a few cups recently but totally forgot about linking up. Is it ok to link up even if it isn't a brand new post? Have a lovely afternoon!

Diann said...

Your green transferware is beautiful Sandi! And the curd and cream looks delicious! thank you for hosting!

xinex said...

Oh I love those green transferware, Sandi. What a sweet hubby you have. Love the tulips too. Yummy cream tea!...Christine

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sandi, Just love your new Transferware! The color is marvelous! You have such a sweet husband! Those tulips are like drops of sunshine! I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Beth Laverty said...

What fun to see green transfer ware. I see blue, brown and red often but seldom find green so it was nice to see some. And the yellow flowers just perked up my day! Thanks.

Cindy said...

I see you are all set for St. Patrick's day and tea. Lovely transferware, I enjoyed your set so much and your cream tea looks magnificent and delectable. I enjoyed your little tulip bowl filled with lemon curd, did you make it yourself? I made batches of it awhile back and the last bottle spoiled and I was saving it to take away on my trip down South. Oh well, I enjoyed yours just as much. Have a blessed week.... we are getting snow down here.

Tea in Texas said...

How wonderful of your husband to add a trio as part of your Christmas! This is a lovely tea table with the green transferware. Your yellow tulips add the perfect touch. Thank you for hosting this party!


Alessandra said...

Your green transferware is very romantic and elegant.

Nancy's Notes said...

Sandi, what beatiful green transferrware! It's just perfect for a tea, isn't it? What a wonderful post, each photograph is just flawess!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Sandi,
a lovely tea time again. The green transferware is very pretty and matches so nicely to your creamware set. Your hubby is so sweet to give you pretty tulips for a spring feeling. Sweets, lemon curd and cream sounds delcicous for tea. Thank you for sharing thos wonderful tea time. I enjoyed it very much. And thank you for hosting the party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Sandi,
Your newest set of transferware is fab! Oh my, but now you really have a lot to create with. And you are moving into green! I have a pink set, the Old British Castle series. I love it too. But when I see sets in blue, green and even lavender I wish I could have them all!
Your home looks lovely, and your cheery yellow flowers really brighten up the winter.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Lovely gifts - teaset & tulips!
Thanks for the earl grey tea - starts my day off just right =)

Bookie said...

This looks like a lovely teatime. These green cups are so rich in color! They remind us of the green to come and are so pretty.

Diane said...

Hello, Your cream tea sounds wonderful. Do you have a recipe for your tea biscuits?

Miss Kathy said...

Just lovely, Sandi! And, I am so eager for spring! The cold has really gotten both me and my husband down this year. Tea helps - and beautiful transferware delights the soul in your green tones - with tulips, too! I'm counting the weeks!

Miss Kathy said...

Blessings to you, in all your green transferware glory! Yes - quite lovely with thoughts of spring! Your hubby is a winner with those yellow tulips, too! A perfect teascape - the white offsets your green with their quiet country image quite nicely. The cream filled biscuit makes my mouth water - love clotted cream, though it doesn't like my belly. :(

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Sandi, I love the fresh greenness of that transferware, it's so perfect for spring. The more I look the more I love transferware actually. I haven't started collecting it...yet...lol, but think I just might.

Martha's Favorites said...

SANDY: Your husband alway is so sweet to you. Love the green transfer ware. The flowers are the perfect match. Have a wonderful week dear lady. Hugs, Martha

KathyB. said...

The green transfer ware caught my eye ! I love it too, but I don't think I've seen any green transfer ware around here. Now I'll be looking for it.

What a yummy tea-time. My husband was thinking it looked mighty tasty so I know I'll be serving him biscuits with lemon curd and whipped cream this weekend. I enjoy my tea-times with you Sandi, thank-you !

Marilyn said...

How I would love finding a green transferware teacup for my collection. It is just lovely!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a sweet gift of flowers and the plates from your spouse!


Thank you so much sweet Sandi, I didn't want to miss your party, it's so lovely with the Green transferware...SWOONnnn!!!!!!!

Micupoftea said...

Ah, lovely! Cream tea and Staffordshire dishes. Your photos are pretty. Thanks for the biscuit recipe, too. Thanks, also, for hosting each week :)

Susie Holler said...

I follow all the tea blogs and just purchased my first red transferware but never saw green before. your hubby sounds like a dream. He enjoys going shopping for you?Wow

Susie Holler said...

I follow all the tea blogs and just purchased my first red transferware but never saw green before. your hubby sounds like a dream. He enjoys going shopping for you?Wow

Ruthie Miller said...

What a sweet hubby, Sandi! You are blessed. Makes me smile to read it. Ruthie

Insomnia said...

Sandi! Wow! Love!
Beautiful Photo.
Greetings from Poland :)

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