Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tea Party Fun



"Come, let us have some tea and
continue to talk about happy things"
Chaim Potok

There was a very jolly tea party this week. Three little people and three grownup people sat around the table, sipped tea and munched on tea time treats.


There were egg salad sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches, neither of them a hit with the younger crowd. Crescent rolls with ham and cheese went down much better, along with the tomato/basil leaf/mozzarella picks. 

Little Miss A: I don't like the green stuff.
Little Miss S: I do.
Little Miss A: Is that just because green is your favorite color?



The scones with whipped cream and cherry jam were a big hit all around.



There's a wonderful thrift store in Oak Bay Village and I poked around in it one day this week. I brought home two teacups and one mug. One little miss's favorite color is indeed green and I found the teacup above, in palest green with pink roses. 


The second tea cup has a pale blue interior - another miss's favorite color. Both teacups are by Foley, made in England. No pattern names were given.

The girls were very careful with their teacups. 



For the sole male at the table, this Bunnykins mug seemed appropriate. He did very well drinking his milk with a spot of tea from it. 

It was a sunny time, indeed! I can foresee many more tea parties.

Linking to Sunlit Sunday hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden, and to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening.  

46 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a sweet tea party - I though my grandsons were past tea party age - but one has asked for a tea party for easter - and the other agrees - and they are 11 and 14 - what treat for Grammy. The sweet teacups are perfect for the little misses - and of course the tea mug is wonderful for a happy little boy. What a lovely tea party you made - everything looks so delicious.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a wonderful tea party you had, Lorrie!
Everything looks so beautiful and delicious, but the best thing are of course the happy little tea drinkers.
Have a lovely and sunlit Sunday!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a charming tea party, Lorrie and with the sweetest little guests! Love the pretty tea-cups and little mug and all the delicious offerings. Stimulating conversation, too :) <3 Too sweet! x Karen

riitta k said...

A lovely tea party with a lot of delicious things to munch. I love your rose cup. Happy Easter!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh what a fun thing to do Lorrie!
I love the conversation between the two misses - funny aren't they!
A beautiful spread and it all looked delicious.
Thank you again for your sweet card - I could have eaten a piece of that cake too!
Shane

iris said...

tout semble si beau et appétissant
par une belle journée printanière
tout est ravissant
que du bonheur et de la joie
bonne journée pour ce 1 jour de printemps
bisous

eclectichomelife said...

I love tea parties. Yours looks truly wonderful

Elizabethd said...

What a delightful tea party.It reminded me a little of the conversation between Mole and Ratty during their picnic....eggsandwichescoldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefbeerlemonade....etc!!

mamasmercantile said...

I am a great fan of afternoon tea and tea parties. Yours certainly fit the bill, it looked amazing...

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Beautiful tea party, and it brought back wonderful memories. I never attended one as lovely as yours, but I sat with my granddaughter and her American Girl dolls around many a tea table. :-)

September Violets said...

I love tea parties with little folk. Your grandkids are so cute ... love the shots of the tea drinking when their faces are almost hidden completely with the size of the tea cup. My own kids enjoyed tea parties at this age too, and I had some tiny little tea cups that they used with rabbits on them. My son used to ask for some "Rabbit Tea" which was so sweet. He's still a tea drinker and just walked past me with a large pottery mug full of tea :)
Such a beautiful, sweet post~
Wendy

Margie said...

What a wonderful tea party! Cute kids, pretty china, and delicious food! You can't ask for anything more!

Rettabug said...

Delightful, especially those wee ones!! Mine probably wouldn't touch some of those delicious looking food items...I'm impressed that yours would try them.
Beautifully displayed & I'm jealous of your teacup finds along with that precious cup for a precious little boy. Sweet!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So sweet! Everything looks delicious!!!
xo,
Lin

Kit said...

What a beautiful party! I love the teacups and mug too! So lovely! :) Kit

Pondside said...

Ah the pleasures of being a grandmother! We enjoy our tea parties too - and I must say you put a great deal of effort into this one. I can imagine the lovely memories being made around the table.

happywonderer.com said...

What a lovely tea table set to enjoy with your grandchildren. So sweet! Fun mosaic/collage!

Vee said...

Oh your tea party went ever so much better than the one I tried to have once. Once did me in. Ha! What a great cup for the little grandson and the granddaughters have some lovely tea cups, too.

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a beautiful tea party you created, Lorrie! The table looks wonderful with all the delicious items arranged so artfully. Your family is lucky to have you plan such special gatherings.

Karen

Dewena said...

What a treat for both children and adults this must have been! And what a lot of work but so many nice memories made at that pretty table with the delicious tea party food. Maybe someday they'll even learn to love cucumber sandwiches!

Gina said...

Lorrie, How delightful! Your table looks so inviting and your food delicious!

Deanna Rabe said...

What a delightful tea party!

The cups you found are wonderful, and a perfect one for the young mister!

iris said...

spsssssss
je me suis inscrite à ton blog + membre
alors à bientôt
bisous
edith (iris)

podso said...

Looks like a perfect tea party. It seems that children love tea parties, and how sweet the Peter Rabbit mug for your little grandson. Part of the beauty of the whole thing was how much you cared in preparing for a special time.

Sheila said...

The tea party is always a fun experience with little ones. Were their mothers invited as well? I hope those lovely sandwiches were appreciated . That's a great memory for your grandchildren Lorrie!

Debby Ray said...

What a fun time that must have been, Lorrie! Your tea party treats look so delish and what pretty cups you acquired at the thrift shop! The mug is adorable as well. Have an awesome week!

Donna said...

I love tea parties and this one is yummy looking....I'll have the Bunnykins tea cup!

Donna@Gardens Eye View
and LivingFromHappiness

Small City Scenes said...

What a lovely tea party. I am sure it was enjoyed by all. The table looks amazing.
MB

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a fun tea party. I love the bunnykins mug. All the food looks yummy, the scones sound delicious! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a special tea party, Lorrie, and how nice that you bought new teacups and a darling mug for the little ones. The food looks absolutely perfect for teatime treats. Yes please, I'd love a scone with whipped cream and cherry jam...mmmmm!
Happy Easter week, Lorrie!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely tea party. Green is my favourite colour too, I'd get on with Little Miss.
Those are great teacups you found in the thrift store. We have the same bunnykins mug as well, must get them out for Easter.
Have a great day.

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Oh my goodness how fun. I love the bunnies on the cup.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! The bunny mug is amazing! What a fun find and of course your goodies look wonderful. Are there any scones left for us? heehee! Happy Spring! Hugs, Diane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Lorrie, I want to be at that tea party... Drinking tea and thinking happy thoughts and enjoying the innocence of childhood! And of course the wonderful high tea goodies would certainly add to my sense of well being! I have to add however that if I were actually lucky enough to be at that table ever, i would have to remind myself that it wouldn't be ladylike to fight that little guy for the bunny cup ... I love it the bestest of all ;)))

Denise inVA said...

Now that's a wonderful tea party Lorrie, one to be very proud of. Not only does it look very pretty it also looks scrumptious! And great company too :)

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I just love, love your tea party. I can even imagine the shop where you bought the teacups. Also love Bunnykin cups and this is a sweet one. Yes, the others are sweet too, but Bunnykin is just appropriate for the season. Your food looks just delicious and I would love sitting at this table.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a delightful tea! Everything looks scrumptious. I hope to do this with my granddaughters when they are a little older. My children both had Bunnykin tea sets when they were little, but I passed them on to them when they had children. Now I think I should have saved those sets at my house to use for a future tea party. Perhaps I will be fortunate to find some cups again second hand?

Martha's Favorites said...

What a wonderful tea party! Everything looks so good. Have a wonderful Easter. Blessings, Martha

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Such a lovely tea party, especially with little ones partaking. I once had the currants picked out of scones by little hands as they thought they were bugs.

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Lorrie, I am just now after 7 years this June trying ti figure out my way to best comment on blogs and wow, you have three, you are amazing even more than I already knew. I am going to have to have a tea party as well. My 3 year old grand-daughter thinks tea parties are all "It" these days. I like green too ;)

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely tea party Lorrie! I think the little ones love to be allowed to use the fancy things. Looks like all had a wonderful time.
Have a Happy Easter. xo Deborah

mackyton said...

This is such an exhilarating tea party!! I loved colors used for decoration. It was fun reading this post. Thanks for sharing it here. I will be attending a similar fun tea party very soon at one of party venues in Chicago. Hoping to have a great time over there.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lorrie, what grand memories you are making for your grands! Such a lovely table, and everything looks scrummy.

camp and cottage living said...

What a sweet time with the grands, Lorrie.
And what a spread. It's a wonderful way to make memories.
Happy Easter to you and your family-Kim

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is just so cute...the little ones are adorable and oh that food looks wonderful!

Anneliese said...

Oh, these kind of parties are the best! I love how girls and boys love to participate and drink tea!