Welcome for a special tea this week my friends. Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage is celebrating 2 years of guests gathering with her for tea each week. With her love of roses, this is the theme for our party.
Roses can provide beauty and fragrance in the garden and also when brought inside for a vase.
Top L, then clockwise: David Austin's 'Mary Rose', the climber 'New Dawn', a miniature bouquet of carpet roses and a rugosa rose.
Won't you join me in front of the fire on this cold but sunny day? Royal Albert's 'Lavender Rose' is the perfect teapot for our rose tea and I have Earl Grey brewing.
'Victoriana Rose' for you...
and a lavender teacup from Adderly that has a big rose inside and in the centre of the saucer for me.
The silver spoons have a rose on the handle.
Petite butter cookies in a heart shaped crystal dish.
Although there are no fresh flowers on the table, these small clay ones have the scent of summer roses baked right in. When they start to loose their fragrance, I soak them in water and they smell heavenly again.
If you've felt a pair of eyes staring at you over tea, they belong to my siamese cat sitting in a basket by the fire.
Isn't she adorable? The best cat I made at ceramic classes back in the 80's. The glass eyes bring her to life.
I hope you have time to relax over tea and join me in wishing Sandi a happy 2nd anniversary for Tea Time Tuesday.
I'm linking with Trish at Sweetology , Kathy at A Delightsome Life and Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.
Please visit each of my hosts and their guests for tea.