Wednesday, April 11, 2012

100th ANNIVERSARY TITANIC TEA FOR "Friends Sharing Tea"

Because this weekend April 14th - 15th marks the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic ( it struck the iceberg before midnight going down after midnight on the 15th). I decided to set up a little buffet for a cup of tea with that emphasis.

Perhaps your eyes have been drawn to the salt and pepper shakers which I got about 10 years ago - aren't they interesting?  I have to admit they are unusual.  I hope you will enjoy John Harney's new tea which he has blended for this time of reflection.  The tea is a blend of Keemun, Assam, Ceylon and Oolong sachets.

Whether you are hosting a Titanic Dinner, Tea or just interested in history - it would be wise for all of us to reflect on the price that was paid for MISTAKES THAT WERE MADE when Captain Smith ignored warnings to slow the speed of this great ship down in order to be better prepared for icebergs that were in the sea.

From the day we are born - we hear warnings....don't do this and don't do that .......OR.....we can learn so much and reap great benefits from warnings that come our way.  Sometimes we choose to ignore warnings that we hear. We think we know better!

I have chosen not to use my blog for the purpose of politics but I am going to say one thing.  Our country has been warned about the debt we are building.  Will we listen to the warnings everywhere or continue to  stay on this course of more and more debt?

I invite my blogging friends to link with me at the bottom here and join me for FRIENDS SHARING TEA which takes place on Wednesdays.  Maybe you didn't do a Titanic Tea but have another tea occasion to share....BUT I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THOSE OF YOU WHO PREPARED SOMETHING SPECIAL for this blog party!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
sure I link up for this party! I do not know much about the real facts, why the titanic sunk. Most of my knowledge is from the nice movie. But I heared that after the sinking of the titanic important reforms for the sea rescue have statuated. This doesn't help the people who died but saved the life of many later. It is always awful, when such disasters happens.
Your buffet looks so great. I love all the memorabilia like the photos, boarding pass and postal cards. The books look really interesting and the tea pot is fabulous. Dear Bernideen, thank you for this tea time and for hosting this special event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rosemary said...

Thank you Bernideen, for sharing this. Your tribute for the anniversary is quite beautiful. I enjoyed your post, and share your thoughts. We are having two teas to honor this event, one tonight, and the other tomorrow night.

Elizabeth said...

I love your Titanic Tea Blog!

Michele said...

Dear Bernideen,

You have really outdone yourself! What a wonderful tea you have hear - and such an occassion!

I so had wanted to do a tea for this historical event, but alaas my being sick so long took away any hopes of doing up something nice for my tea no blog linky for you...but my sincere friendship and gratitude for your doing so.

And I absolutely agree with your concerns you stated. Seriously. Are we, too, going to sink?

Prayers & friendship,


Beth said...

Bernideen, Your buffet is set up beautifully! I love all the items of remembrance. Your teapot is a beauty as well. Thanks for sharing about the Titanic disaster and also for making the remark about our country and debt. You are 100% correct on that one. Our country has a lot of problems however: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Titanic Tea is wonderful! You have lots to look at and appreciate. I really love your teapot!
I don't have a Titanic post ready at this time because I am working on my post for Sunday, the 15th. I will link up this week's tea post if that is OK with you. Thanks for hosting.


My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Bernideen,
Great Tea Theme. I joined today with my one and only Lilac bouquet. It was kinda like the post of now or never until next year. It's so fun joining your 'Sharing Tea with Friends on Wednesday.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I don't have a Titanic Tea celebration but have enjoyed the information and collection you've shared.
You have so many wonderful things and did a nice post in tribute of the Titanic.

LELO said...


I love parties and specially teaparties with creative themes!

Angela McRae said...

What a wonderful tribute to the Titanic anniversary! I love the amazing collection of items you have assembled.

Deb said...

What a nice tribute to the anniversary of this epic tragedy. Your collection is very interesting and I love the tea-pot. Deb

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Bernideen...what a fabulous presentation! So well done! It certainly is at the center of a lot of folks' consciousnesses this week. Thanks so much for a wonderful (and beautiful) post!

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Marilyn Miller said...

What a nice party here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I like your take on being prepared, listening, and slowing down.

relevanttealeaf said...

Wonderful Titanic collection! Thank you for hosting this commemorative Internet Tea as we honor those who lost their lives on the Titanic.

Lady Linda said...

Quite a nice collection..I love the salt and peppers. Do you sell the tea in your shoppe?
I have been watching some interesting shows about the Titanic on PSB.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen,
This is a very elegant and touching tea. I am reminded of the courage of those who knew they were about to die and who attempted to help others - the band that played while the passengers were trying to get off. Thank you for hosting - you're a blessing,

Clara said...

dear Bernideen,
Your tea is a beautiful tribute to a sad event. I love your teapot and the salt and pepper shakers are lovely. thank you for sharing.

Diana Frances said...

What a beautiful post in remembrance of the Titanic! Thank you, Bernideen!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your tea in honor of the Titanic is lovely. I will be posting mine on Sunday and will join you next week as well.

Denise said...

Wonderful tribute,job well done My Dear.So nice to "meet" you.I'm your new follower.I'm joining you from Sandi's party.

Denise said...

I have been following you for a long time TEEHEE.So sorry, I didn't realize I was at Bernideen's

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Once again, a lovely post, Bernideen! Thank you for your nice comment and have a lovely week.


Darlene said...

Did I mention I love Titanic just as much as I love Marie Antoinette. I love your Titanic tea party. take care, Darlene