"Life is fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence." ~ Sydney Smith
Happy Labour Day weekend and hello dear friends! Welcome to my first tea party in the month of September!
Summer is fleeting and before it's gone, I thought I would bring out my teacup with the shell imprints.
Friendship is a country,
Of the young and young-in-heart,
Made of morning's greetings,
A warm and lovely part.
Of phone calls and cups of tea,
Of days of hope and caring,
Friendship is a sturdy refuge,
Forgiveness and sweet sharing.
Memories and happy times,
Picnics, fun together,
Count among life's garlands
Friends who make heart's weather.
~ Gladys McKee
Sprinkled with pink cosmos, this teacup is a rare treasure in my collection.
It is made by Royal Albert and belongs to the 1940s Friendship series.
It has a pretty lyric style characterised by a tiny waisted cup, just like a young maiden.
Both the cup and the saucer are trimmed with gold and have the pretty shell imprint in the china.
It is blueberry season, so I made blueberry tea.
Blueberry tea and blueberry cobbler.
Blueberry cobbler with a dollop of whipped cream.
It's not the best cobbler I've ever made. I found it a little too sweet but the blueberries are always good. I will try a different recipe next time.
"True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades." ~ Evelyn Loeb
Thank you for coming to tea today. I hope your September is lovely!
Please share a favourite teacup/teapot, coffee mug, or tablescape and I will come and visit you.
If you prefer, you may serve coffee instead of tea or any of the following:
Lemonade, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or punch in a beautiful 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 partying with these hosts as well~
Inspire Me Tuesday~ http://www.astrollthrulife.net/
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/
Tea In The Garden ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
What's It Wednesday ~ http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi