"Love and friendship are the best sweeteners of tea." ~ Author unknown
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and your week is off to a great start. It doesn't look much like Spring outside right now with the fresh blanket of snow we received last night but Spring is coming!
"No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb
I am in love with springtime and I savour every moment! All of nature is waiting in anticipation for what is to come...
It is a glorious season of renewal and soon the songbirds will be back and I look forward to hearing their birdsong in the trees behind our home. Another thing I especially enjoy is the sound of the spring peepers singing.
Soon bright flowers will be putting on a show in their beds and the grass will turn green. The trees will be showing off their lacy boughs and bees and butterflies will be flying about.
You know Spring is here when you see new lambs skipping about in the fields and the cattle are grazing again. It's a wondrous season and I thank God for it.
Now, I invite you to my table.
Springtime means the birdies will be nesting. Eggs snuggle up in the wee bird's nest my son found for me.
Under the cloche, I have my Lady Carlyle, Serena, and Princess teacups waiting for the Victoria Garden tea to steep.
I am using my Sadler teapot today which I won in a giveaway from my friend Wendy at Once Upon A Rose Garden. It is covered with lovely Spring flowers and appropriately, is called Spring Crocus.
This time of year, one also thinks of wee chicks and bunnies as well as colourful Easter eggs.
Cup cakes or fairy cakes go well with tea.
My Serena teacup holds one of the fairy cakes. I must confess that Hubby had to get the cakes at the grocery store because I'm still not up to baking.
My Violets teacup also holds a cake. The frosting is piped on in pink and white with bits of lavender. These fairy cakes have a surprise inside; a lovely strawberry jam. Perfect for fairies and tea friends.
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." ~ J.M. Barrie- Peter Pan
Now let's enjoy some tea, shall we? This tea is a ceylon black tea with china green gunpowder, vanilla, rose and lavender flowers. Lovely!
Thank you for coming to tea today. Your presence always makes it that much more special. A Happy Spring to you!
"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you have a favourite teacup/teapot or mug that you would like to share with us today? I would love to see it and I'm sure others would too!
If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too:
Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Iced Tea or iced coffee, or punch in a lovely bowl.
As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.
I am joining the following parties as well~
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://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Friends Sharing Tea ~ http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Cottage Style Linky Party~ http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Pink Saturday ~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi