Monday, April 7, 2014

Special Tea Time

Hello tea friends,  last Friday I had the privilege of giving a tea for my grandson Justin and his girlfriend Adriana.  She enjoys tea's, having lots of tea time with her Grandma.  She looked so darling, all dressed up with a pretty dress and pearls!







We were getting another snowstorm, but it was warm and cozy inside.






I used my Grandmother's tea set from Occupied Japan and my Mother-in-law's silver, which I inherited.

 For favors, Dove Easter bunny.




My beautiful bouquet from Adriana!  The lovely vase is hand painted, a gift from my friend Garnet..






Sandwiches and sweets on the tea tray.






I enjoyed the day so much and felt so blessed to spend the time with such a sweet couple.



Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea,  Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and A Return to Loveliness.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sharing My 2013 Garden Tea's

Welcome and thank you for visiting!  With all the cold and snow we have been having I'm sure missing my flower garden!  Spring seems a long way off!  Enjoy a cup of tea and I'll share some pictures of last year's tea time in the garden.


My first garden tea was May 26th, tea among the daffodils.




June 3rd, tea and cherry blossoms.




June 17th, white lilac tea.




June 24th, purple lilac tea.




July 1st. tea by the bleeding heart flowers.



July 8th.  peony tea.




July 15th  tea by the rose arbor.




July 21st. wild daisies in the garden.




July 26th. tea and a visit to my garden.






August 11th. tea and a visit to garden fairyland.




August 25th. tea at the farm garden.




September 9th.  Monet's garden.




Can't wait until it warms up so I can enjoy tea in the garden again!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea,  A Return to Loveliness, Share Your Cup Thursday, and Show & Tell Friday.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Bluebird's Tea

Hello tea friends and thank you for stopping by!  I have been looking forward to joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her special Bird Lover's Tea to celebrate spring.  I've rounded up my bird theme tea items for tea today.






I bought the bluebird tea set years ago at Cracker Barrel.














I'm using my bird print scarf for a table runner to go along with the other birdies.







The pretty plate with bluebirds on it was a gift from a dear friend.  It is called Song of Promise from the Nature's Poetry series.










I love the darling teacup candle my daughter-in-law made for me.
















This week some friends are coming over for tea, so I am going to use the same table settings.






I am using two teapots.  This one is from my Mom.






For favors I  rolled up scrapbook paper, punched the eyelet trim, and filled the cone with spring flowers and a truffle.















I'm afraid it will be quite awhile before spring arrives here!  We have about two feet of snow on the ground!  Decorating the spring table has lifted my spirits, though!  Thank you Sandi!





I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday, and a Return to Loveliness.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Green For The Irish

Hello and welcome!  I am sharing a little green today for tea time.






Wishing you a happy St. Patrick's day with an old Irish blessing.






I am using a very special teacup.  My precious daughter bought it for me several years ago.  We were at Mackinaw Island for a Win-Some Women retreat, staying at the Grand Hotel.  The teacup is the pattern of the dishes they use at the hotel.  Using the teacup brings back so many happy memories of the weekend with my daughter.









The platter is called Hayfield, a Johnson Bro's Friendly Village pattern.  I thought the scene looks like a farm in Ireland!






Thank you so much for visiting and have a good week!

I will be joining  these parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tea And A Good Book

Hi everyone!  Today for tea time I have a book I'd like to share with you.  Last year my friend Kim gave me the book for Christmas.  If you enjoy birds and nature, you will love this book.






I'm having tea in front of the window at my log cottage, hoping during tea time I would see some birds in my yard.






I found this cute Winter mug at a thrift store.  I was excited to find it as it is from the Brambly Hedge collection, made by Royal Doulton..  Those story book mice are so cute!  And they look so cozy in front of their fireplace!










The book is about a grandmother sharing her love of birds and nature with her grandchildren, and also enjoying tea time with them!  The photo's in the book are absolutely gorgeous!.










It is such a cute story, one to enjoy with the little one's!









Hoping you have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Monday, February 10, 2014

St. Valentine's Tea

Welcome and happy St. Valentine's week!  I've a special Valentine Tea for you, so I'm so glad you stopped by!






We are having tea in my tiny sewing nook.  I've placed the tea pretties on my Grandmothers vintage treadle sewing machine.










I just love my new chintz teacups, a gift from my dear sister.  The sweet teacups are named "Rosalynde", made by James Kent.  So lovely for a Valentine tea!






You may remember my Crown Dorset teapot from a previous post.









The teaspoons are from my Grandmother.  Love the pattern "Primrose",  by Wm. Rogers & Son.






We need sweets for our Valentine Tea,  so I made lavender heart cookies.





I also have cherry vanilla ice cream in meringue nest cups.  To keep us warm the teapot is filled with Hanna's Tea Times tea  "Love Spice",  a black tea with cinnamon, cloves, almond flavor, and infused with orange.











I hope you enjoyed tea time today and have a wonderful Valentine's day!  Thank you so much for visiting!

I will be sharing this tea with Sandi at"Tea Time Tuesday" and Bernideen's "Friends Sharing Tea", special Valentine's parties.