Monday, January 21, 2013

Roses for Sandi

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I've missed a couple of the gatherings from being away on vacation in Mexico, and how I missed my afternoon tea!
This week I'm celebrating with friend Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage on the occasion of her third anniversary of hosting Tea Time Tuesday where blogging friends meet for tea.
I don't have any Rose Chintz china to share but did look through my photos of roses for pretty pink ones to honour my friend.
Happy Anniversary Sandi
The table is set with silk roses in a vintage iron centrepiece.  I changed the candlestick holders to accommodate tea lights.
One of my favourite picture frames with a Georgianna Lane original of pink roses; the two were meant for each other.
The little heart tea bag holder has held everything except a tea bag and it was part of a giveaway I won from Sandi.
Looking down into the tea canister, Cream Earl Grey tea is what I'm serving today.  The tiny blue petals are annual blue cornflower.
Royal Albert's Lavender Rose is the teapot used for special occasions.
I decided upon the Paragon Victoriana Rose cup and saucer and am using a close up from another tea.  If the truth be known, my camera battery ran out and when I started putting my post together - no photo of the tea cup by itself.
I baked some peanut butter cupcakes that are topped with peanut butter icing; a delicious treat with tea.
The recipe is from the amazing Canadian team of bloggers 'Mennonite Girls Can Cook'.
I have been reading through the Best of Bliss Victoria magazine with my tea and it's full of ideas and recipes.
 I hope you'll join Sandi and her guests for tea too and don't forget to wish her a happy anniversary.
The weekly gatherings wouldn't be complete without these other lovely ladies:
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday


  1. Judith, your photos of pretty rose tea things are lovely. I love the teapot on the warming stand. I must check for the peanut butter cupcake recipe in my MGCC and try it some day. Blessings, Pamela

  2. What a beautiful blog! I can just smell the sweet smell of the roses!!!

  3. Very pretty choices. The Royal Albert is beautiful. Suites you well.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Sure is nice having you back with us, Judith!

    The special tea you put together today is absolutely lovely.

    I adore the Lavender Rose Royal Albert teapot you have - definately one of the most beautiful patterns RA has ever done.

    Have a blessed week.

  5. So many favorite things in your post! Sandi's blog, Mennonite Girls blog, Victoria magazine and your gorgeous teapot and teacups. Heaven! I love peanut butter, but hadn't thought of icing...don't know why! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Ooh Judith, I love your teapot and your whole post! The peanut butter cupcakes would be wonderful with a cup of tea.

  7. The roses are gorgeous and the teapot and tea cup are beautiful. I'm so happy we have met by sharing tea with Sandi.

    Jocelyn @

  8. Beautiful collage of roses! Love the pretty roses in the lovely frame as well, and your cupcakes look both pretty and delicious. I have a peanut butter sheet cake recipe that's served with a peanut butter/confectioner's sugar icing. It is delish as well. Very cold here today, it was below 0 this morning.

  9. Beautiful roses, tea and lovely post!

  10. Lovely teascape, Judith. The roses are so dainty on the china. I'll have a peanut butter cupcake! :D Happy Tea Day!

  11. Hello Judith,
    Welcome back, my friend, you have been missed! And what a lovely post; thank you! Your collage of pink roses is beautiful and I always enjoy seeing the Lavender Rose teapot. I like the warmer too. Now, I could really go for a peanut butter muffin and a cup of tea. That is a pretty tea too sprinkled with cornflowers. Don't they make pretty tea these days? It's quite a change from the old Red Rose my mother always made. Thank you for coming to tea and helping me to celebrate today. I appreciate you and your freindship. Stay warm this week. It's a cold one!


  12. Oops, I meant to say cupcake, not muffin! ;)

  13. Judith ... a most lovely tea to honour our friend Sandi and the fabulous job she does of creating a place each week - for us to stop by and be inspired. Your peanut butter cupcakes look divine! wishing you a wonderful evening..Hugs, C. (HHL)

  14. Beautiful tea post. Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Valerie

  15. So charming and romantic! Beautiful table!..Christine

  16. With roses being my favorite flower, I adored this post and seeing all your gorgeous pink and rose things!

  17. Hi Judith,
    Welcome back-hope you enjoyed your trip!
    I love your teapot and I enjoyed the Best of Bliss also.


  18. Ohhhh...I missed that recipe...must look for it some day when I am not so hungry for sweets that I would eat a dozen. Beautiful tea you have set here. Does that pot of tea stay warm on that gadget?

  19. Hi Judith,
    what a wonderful table you have set in honor of Sandi's anniversary. Lavender Rose is such a feminine pattern and Victoriana Rose is very close. Ahnd the cupcakes on the Chintz plate are really tempting. As I could see on the former posts you had a lovely time in Mexico. Unbelievable that you have such upgrown Grandkids already. Its a lovely family, you have.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  20. Wow...beautiful photos of everything you showed here..Just dreamy looking!

  21. I love the Royal Albert teapot and Paragon tea cup and saucer. I am a rose pattern lover too.

  22. What a beautiful post,Judith.
    I am enjoying your tea cups and tea pot here in my room!Those roses are beautiful...Cozy tea party!


  23. Hi Judith,
    Welcome back my friend! I hope your trip was a great time. We are going away in April for our anniversary. Possibly Cuba if things go as planned. I love your R.A. teapot! I have the cream & sugar. Beautiful pattern. Your peanut butter cupcakes sound delicious. Love your teacup! Wishing you a wonderful day!

  24. Welcome back to cold, cold, cold Ontario. I loved seeing your photo of the roses today.

  25. Hi Judith,
    A beautiful tea in honor of Sandi! Your teapot is so lovely and your choice of teacup so pretty! I love peanut butter frosting and haven't had that for a long time. Hope you had a wonderful holiday in Mexico and stay warm at home!

  26. That rosy teapot is reason enough to brew a pot of tea. Do you know the Anne Murray song, "Put on Another Pot of Tea"?

  27. Hi Judith,

    What a lovey Tea Party! If I remember, I will try to join next week. I used to have monthly tea parties on my old blog. Miss them.

    I'm moving my Monday House Tour posts so I can join!!

    Jan :)

  28. What fun having our tea together,don't you think?So nice of the ladies that organize our teas.Your table is beautiful as always,love your painting.I knew you would love the lavender tea cozy.That's been at the top of a secret wish list for years. Hugs Denise

  29. What a lovely post, Judith.
    I do love anything with a rose pattern on it...especially pink.
    Your setting is very inviting.

  30. Hi Judith,
    Such a lovely post! Love all those roses and your china too!

  31. Thank you so much, Judith, for sharing my photo. And I just picked up that Victoria Special Edition, too.

    A lovely tea to wish a Happy Anniversary to Sandi!


  32. Visiting from Grow Your BLog. Nice to meet you. Your pictures make me feel the need to bake a cake and sit down with pretty china and drink tea! Betty


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