Sunshine Teatime

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.”
Helen Keller

Dreary days of late.

The sun has been hiding behind clouds with a week’s worth of scattered rain showers forecast – and warming temperatures – so the humidity is high.  Gray days, to be sure – though, things are getting pretty green outside.  Why, my roses are bursting with red . . .

But, I think I need a little bit of sun!  Soooo . . . to that end . . . a cup of sunshine in my sunshiny yellow and gold teacup!

This was a find at that dilly of an estate sale I was at a couple weeks ago HERE.

I didn’t notice it until I got home and washed everything – but . . . it’s NOT a proper set!

Two different makers – though each quality marks.

Looking closely I can see the subtle differences that I didn’t catch at first glance.  Dotted ridges here . . .

Floral patterned ridges there . . .

But, the feel of each is the same – so light and elegant!  And, I just love the cheery, sunshiny yellow!

Don’t the swirls make you think of happy rays of sun swirling about on a warm spring day?

“Just living is not enough . . .One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen

I think I shall brew a cup of sunshine camomile tea – my newest leaf tea from that local tea shop I frequent.

Aren’t the little yellow flowers the perfect match for this cup?

Take a sip and – WOW!  Is that the sunshine peaking out to play – chasing the clouds away?

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you,
And, may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
Irish Blessing

Having Sunshine Teatime this week with:
  Sandi on Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Kathy’s A Return to Loveliness Tuesday at Delightsome Life
Terri’s Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups

Trish’s Simply Sweet at Lily Rose Cottage

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Very pretty and they do match well even if they are “not related” !

  2. Maybe they didn’t start out together, but they compliment each other beautifully! It’s the style to mix cups and saucers at tea rooms at the moment…in our area anyway…so you’re right in style! Your roses are so lovely!

    Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I am taking the next 2 weeks off my son & DIL will be hear from Utah, and who knows what we’ll be doing! I’ll be posting Tuesday Cuppa Tea for May 22nd.

  3. What a pretty tea cup..and I love learning from you, I have no idea about tea sets…hope you have sun..we are starting to get hot here!!

  4. Oh Kathy, that cup and saucer is so pretty, matching or not. Lots of my dishes are mixed and matched, it’s more fun that way! Are your roses are early this year? I don’t have any. I think I will get some Knock-out Roses, they’re supposed to be fool-proof. My lily-of-the-valleys are blooming! I took some sprigs to my neighbor for May Day!(French tradition)
    Have a glorious May!
    Linda @ Grandmalay’s Daydreams

  5. Beautiful! I have tasted a cup of sunshine for my day, thank you. Lovely – all the pictures!

  6. I would never have noticed the difference either, and I am just quirky enough to think it’s even a bigger treasure for its mismatched quality.

  7. Good morning Miss Kathy,
    Your new cup and saucer are very pretty. Even though not married in the beginning, they make a lovely pair! I’m certain they will live happily ever after in your home. Thank you for sharing your new treasure with us as well as your verse and hospitality. Have a delightful day, my friend.


  8. Oh, I do think that mismatch makes them even more special and unique… truly is a lovely cup and nobody would know the difference , especially when it’s filled with the sweetness of a sunny day …. camomile tea sound wonderful m-m-m-m good….Enjoy your day, my friend…Hugs

  9. Wow, your cup is fabulous! I don’t care if it is of two manufacturers, this cup is glorious. Very sunny indeed! Your Chamomile tea does look so delicious. The tea cup and the tea are both wonderful ways to bring in the sun.

  10. Hello Kathy, I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t mentioned it! Love your sunshine tea! We’re having loads of sunshine here – you’ve created a perfect way to appreciate it!
    I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  11. lovely teacup! and a coordinating saucer is all you need!
    beautiful share… TY!

  12. Hi Kathy: I think the cup is lovely. They look great together. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Martha

  13. I love your teacup and saucer and it goes together beautifully my friend. And yes I too love Tea’s…most any kind and all flavors. A cup of tea always has a way of bringing a little sunshine to our world! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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