Monday, August 20, 2012

A Victorian Tea

Hello everyone.  Hope you all are enjoying the last weeks of summer!

A couple of weeks ago I had my granddaughter over for the night at the farm cottage.  Of course we had a tea party (actually two!).

We decided to have tea in the garden as it was a beautiful late afternoon.  Aubrey choose to wear her favorite tea party hat and a vintage dress I bought at a antique mall last winter, along with long white gloves and a sparkling necklace.  Such a lovely Victorian maiden!

Aubrey choose her paternal Great Grandmothers silver tea set and her maternal Great Grandmothers teacup for the tea table.  I think she made a beautiful choice!

Aubrey enjoying the garden after our tea.

Thank you for letting me show off my only Granddaughter.  She is such a blessing to me!

I'll be joining these lovely parties:  Teatime Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Tea in the Garden, Return to Loveliness, Cottage Garden Party, Share Your Cup Thursday, Teacup Thursday, and Pink Saturday.


Rosetta said...

Che bel the vittoriano e che bella dama!Chissà che emozione!Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ah, Nancy, your little Aubrey makes a sweet picture dressed in the lace garment, hat and gloves! What fun you two must have had! The silver is beautiful as well as the teacup. Loved your post! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.


Bernideen said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these photos are so DARLING! She is such a joy!

Donna Heber said...

Your granddaughter is adorable! She looks so pretty in her lace dress and hat. You have set such a beautiful tea table.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your granddaughter is an adorable and elegantly dressed young lady having tea; love her hat.
The sparkling silver tea set looks lovely against the backdrop of your garden.

Millie said...

Your guest is beautiful! I also have only one granddaughter...very precious!

Judy Bigg said...

How fun to have tea with your granddaughter in the garden. Beautiful images of your table and surrounding garden.

Beth said...

Aubrey is a beautiful young lady; I love how she is dressed for tea! Nancy, this is a fabulous post! Beautiful tea table, beautiful girl.

Shelia said...

Hi Nancy! OH, Aubrey looks so pretty all dressed up for tea! She is a cutie in her pretty dress, hat and gloves! The tea table is very pretty too with your silver. Your garden flowers are lovely.
Thanks for popping in to see me and I would love to see your canisters.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Adorable. A tea party in the garden, all dressed with silver and stunning china. Oh, the memories you are making. Just brings tears to my eyes. So sweet!

piccolaceleste said...

mamma mia cosa vedono i miei occhi cosa darei per avere un abito e tutto il resto complimenti la dama è molto bella come il tuo blog... baci a presto lu..

Johanna said...

Hello Nancy,
oh my, this is the nicest and romantic tea scene, I have ever seen. It is so classy Victorian. Could be from a favoured movie. What a fun to enjoy the tea this way. Thank you for sharing this joy with us.
Best greetings, Johanna

Diane Mars said...

Oh that looks so wonderful, I hope to do the same with my grand-peeps one day. Your grand is beautiful. Hugs, Diane

Terri said...

What a treasure of a memory that day was! Spending time with your granddaughter is so special. She looks so delighted! What a beautiful smile!
I am glad you are all having a good time together.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Nancy,
It's always a delight to stop by and visit with you! Such a special Victorian tea with your dear and only granddaughter! Everything is so lovely and precious like Aubrey.

Betty Stapleton said...

What a blessing she is!! Very beautiful too, love a granddaughter have four grandsons. Enjoyed your tea...

Michelle said...

How great that your granddaughter likes tea parties and dressing up! Her lacey dress is lovely. She definitely made a beautiful choice with her tea party selections. I saw a teapot like yours at a flea market this past weekend. Seeing how lovely the teapot looks all shiny, makes me want to go back and purchase it.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, Nancy - what a wonderful blessing to be able to share the loveliness of your family tea heritage with the refined beauty of our feminine past with your grand-daughter. Such a grand moment for you both to cherish - memories made - and lasting impressions on tender hearts. Well sown, milady!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely tea party with your beautiful granddaughter, Aubrey. The vintage dress, hat and gloves are PERFECT! And how wonderful that you used the silver tea service and teacups that belonged to both of her great-grandmothers. You made memories that will last a lifetime!

Deb said...

She's so cute. She will always remember these tea-parties.

Barb's Tea Shop said...

Beautiful granddaughter and beautiful Victorian tea! This month I attended to "pink" baby showers and got my little girl tea time fun by shopping for miniature tea sets. Gave me a chance to reminisce about tea parties with my "baby" who just graduated from college. Great pictures, thanks for sharing!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!!
Now doesn't your sweet grand daughter look like quite the Victorian Little Lady!!
LOVE her hat and beautiful lace dress!!
What a lovely tea post and I am sure she is such a treasure to you!


Rosewalk Cottage said...

Such beautiful pictures of your granddaughter. She looks so sweet in the Victorian dress. Thank you for sharing a lovely tea party.

Zaa said...

Sweetness Plus ... What lovely memories you have shared with us today... Your grand daughter will treasure these photos forever... She looks quite at home in her vintage dress ..Cute as a button.... She's definitely a teatime lady. What fun !!! hugs

Carmen said...

How fun!! You are making me look forward to having a grandaughter someday! Everything was very pretty. (:

Jann Olson said...

That last picture is priceless! I have lots of dress ups in my bonus room and my granddaughters love playing in them. I threw a tea at my previous home, but have yet to do one here. My grandies would love it. Aubrey is so cute and looks like a real lady. Love the clothing, the tea set, and as always; the gardens! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Terri said...

How adorable is she....what a lovely pink post. Hope you have a wonderful pink Saturday!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

WOOW......that is a great Post..
just LOVE IT :)
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
Have a lovely Sunday!


Que belo chá, principalmente com a presença de uma linda princesa. Adoro roupas vintage e principalmente com este lindo chápeu.

Boa semana.