Monday, March 28, 2011

Tea Party


Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share a little tea I hosted at my home on Saturday! It was for the ladies of our Women's Ministry from my church. I had fun getting everything set up.

I added this pretty little hand painted porcelain tea set my mother gave me many many years ago to the coffee table in the living room. I do cherish this little tea set.


I had fun bringing out many tea sets, even some play tea sets, and poking them all over the den.


Now if you know me, I'm a silly, so...I TEAed in the little guest bathroom! I know, I'm a stinker. You did get my tiny little pun didn't you? :) I brought out some Battenburg laces, ironed and starched them all up and put one on the back of the toilet! :) I then poked down a pretty little Blue Willow tea pot and added some little faux roses. You know how I love my fauxs!

The other Battenburg lace went on my little antique table and I poked down my sweet little rabbit vases holding, what else? More fauxs! I get so excited looking at my fauxs. I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :) I used a little basket for some Blue Willow hand towels. I wanted to make my guests smile. I hope I succeeded.


This snap ( I didn't snap this) the flash was not turned off so it looks rather gawdy, was the table in the breakfast room. I poked a Pink Willow tea pot down in the center of the table and used, guess what? More fauxs. I used my little Johnson Brothers Country Roses dishes. I didn't want to use white napkins so I went to my fabric stash and whipped up eight napkins from this red and white toile! I'm so talented like that, you know! :) I tied the napkins with pink ribbons.


Now in the dining room I set the table for eight using my Lenox Butterfly Meadows dishes and yellow napkins tied with pink ribbons.

In front of each place setting, I placed a little white bag filled with goodies, chocolates, and an assortment of tea bags. Then I added a little survey card for the guests to fill out about where they felt our women's ministry should focus.


On this table I placed one of my favorite tea pots withe raised flowers and filled it with Springy fauxs. Oh, I love my fauxs. Have I told you how much I love my fauxs? :)

You can almost smell them, can't you? :)


I made some delicious punch and served it up in a very old punch bowl passed down to me from my dear Aunt Alma. It was so easy: Hawaiian Punch, Sprite, O.J. and mango sherbet! I sliced some oranges to float on top, but the foam from the sherbet just stayed on top.
Of course I served hot tea, although, I think I was the only one who drank the hot tea! Another drink that seemed to be a hit was a large pitcher of water with sliced cucumbers floating in it. It is very nice tasting! Try it sometimes.


Food! We had food too. Tea sandwiches, spinach dip, tiny muffins, cookies and fruit. Oh, my goodness! Mr. Precious was supposed to stay upstairs with Chloe Dawn! I think she wanted a little sammich! :)


The theme for our tea party was Tea Cups and Tales. Each lady was to bring her favorite tea cup and be prepared to tell us why it was special. Well, here I am hamming it up telling my tea cup story! Man, I'm getting old! :)

Well, needless to say, we all had a wonderful time and put our tiny heads together to ask for wisdom as God leads us.

Oh, my goodness! There's Chloe Dawn again. How'd she get in the picture? She thinks she's being sneaky, but I can see her! :)


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Now Dear Ones I can't let a post go by without inviting you to come to my Heart of the Home Party - Show Us Your Favorite Cupboard next Tuesday! I do hope you'll come. It will be so much fun. You can go HERE to find out all about it. Hope to see you at my party.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Have A Cuppa Tea

Granny's always ravin' and rantin'
And she's always puffin' and pantin',
And she's always screaming and shouting,
And she's always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy's never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny's stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It's a cure for hepatitis it's a cure for chronic insomnia,
It's a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
time,
You get tea when it's raining, tea when it's snowing.
Tea when the weather's fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Heaven's sake have a cuppa tea.

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.
~ sung by the kinks


50 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun gathering and you made it all so nice! Bet they all had lots of fun too :D

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  2. What a lovely tea party for your women's group! I'm sure they enjoy themselves. I like your faux flowers and your beautiful teapots and dishes. My, you have a lot of teapots! I have one and it's not even pretty. But, I am on the search for a nice china one with flowers on it. I like the bathroom fancied up like that too. So cute. I enjoyed my visit. Blessings, Pamela

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  3. Hello Shelia! Your arrangement is so pretty and posh. You treated your guests like they are all royalties. Your food also made me hungry. I wanna go out and eat something... but I doubt if I can find a place as posh as yours. I love everything! It was perfect!

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  4. Oh Pickle...everything looks so pretty and I bet the ladies felt so welcomed and special. Girl you 'TEAed' in the bathroom! lol oh my word you ain't right! lol You are as beautiful as ever you sweet litle toot...and your lttle teaset from your mama is just gorgeous...hope you have a great week sweet friend...Picket

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  5. The tea party setting is lovely. I am sure all the ladies smiled when they saw the bathroom teapot....

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  6. Hi Shelia, what beautiful group of ladies you had for your tea party. Your home is set up beautifully for such an event. I can hear all the ooooo'''ssss and aaaaahhhhh''''ssss going on while the ladies are admiring all your beautiful tea sets. hugs ~lynne~

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  7. Shelia, what a beautiful tea party...and all of your guest were beautiful also!!! Of course you and Miss Chloe were the prettiest !!!
    Love your decorating and that gorgeous food!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

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  8. Your tea party looks like it was wonderful and Everyone looks like they had a great time.

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  9. Shelia everything looks so pretty, looks like you ladies had a wonderful time!! Shelia my parents had the same exact chairs that you have in your dining room. If you take a look at my post on my daughter Mackenzie's room she has the arm chair in there that I just painted. When my mom gave the set away she couldn't part with the arm chair, and gave it to me. Have a great week, Martina

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  10. Everything looks perfect, Shelia! Your eye for detail and pretty shows in each photo!

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  11. I LOVE your Aunty Alma's punch bowl MIss Shelia.... and you DO NOT LOOK old.. at all.
    I hope your not disappointed with your accommodations here in Plantagenet... I'm so NOT fancy ; )
    xoxoxoxo

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  12. I see her too! Looks like a wonderful and beautifully decorated party.

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  13. Sheila.. loved your teapots.. what a lovely get together for the ladies.. I have to tell you that is some name for a dog! Clever putting the pot in the pot..hee, hee

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  14. Fun time together having fellowship!
    Lovely decorating and tasty food.

    All the tea pots and china so pretty.

    God bless,
    d

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  15. Hi Miss Sheila...what a beautiful tea party. You even starched the linens...now that is special. What a great looking happy bunch of gals you are. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hi Sheila,
    What a lovely group of ladies and doggy! Your tea sounds just fabulous and I'm sure a splendid time was had by all. The food looks wonderful and your teapots and china are lovely! I especially liked your table with the red toile napkins and teapot! I have a doilie on my toilet tank too! Great minds think alike as they say! You are such a lovely hostess! I'm delighted you have joined me for tea today and I plan to join you next week for your HOTH party. Enjoy your week, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. You are beautiful...not kidding!

    What a beautiful, blessed event. Wish I could have come!

    Love to you girly~

    Rebecca

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  18. Oh...this looks like it was such a fun get together...I wish I had been there!! Beautiful food and refreshments and I must say...you were the prettiest of the bunch! Everything looked wonderful!

    XO,
    Janie

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  19. What a fun party. I adored your first set that you showed that you got from your mother. Your food looks great and I would love a glass of that delicious punch. Hawaiian punch and mango sherbet. So nice to see the picture of everyone!

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  20. What a fun tea party you had! Your teapots are gorgeous and your table setting so perfect. I am so sure everybody had a great time.....Christine

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  21. My goodness! what an event! I'm sure your ladies were bowled over! I certainly am! Thanks for the special invitation. I wonder which cupboard you'll choose. You have so many, many lovely things!

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  22. Oh Shelia, you are too much, lol. The lyrics of that song made me chuckle, I've never heard it before :o) I hope that you all had some great ideas while enjoying your lovely tea.
    Have a blessed day, dear friend :o)
    Hugs

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  23. What a lovely tea party, Miss Shelia. You have some gorgeous tea sets. What a fun gathering and I'm sure you were a lovely host.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  24. How FUN!! lovely ladies at tea party!! i absolutely adore all of your teaset! the one that your mother gave you are gorgeous!! I love the cute bunnies on the vase too! beautiful, totally!!

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  25. Beautiful tea sets and it looks like everyone is having a great time Sheila! I'm going to try the cucumber in water, it sounds interesting:@)

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  26. Such a lovely tea party, Shelia. Clearly, you are a wonderful hostess.

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  27. Shelia you outdid your self! How lovely everything was. I love the teapots and tea sets everywhere. Your tables were so pretty and what a great idea to share a story of your favorite teacup. hugs, Linda

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  28. Hey Shelia, you are so much fun! I really got a kick out of this post,I enjoyed reading and the photo's are fantastic.
    O' yeah, and the "FOOD" yumO!

    I'm glad Mr. Precious & Chloe Dawn could join yall for a little while,hehe
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  29. O' and I'm your newest follower, and I'm headed back to LazyonLoblolly to put your "Heart of the HOme" party on my sidebar, that's gonna be fun!
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  30. Hi Sheila
    You're such a good hostess, everything looks fabulous. Hope you ladies had a successful meeting and fun sharing your teacups.
    Judith

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  31. Oh Shelia, what a beautiful post. How fun! A tea party and tales. I must do that some day. Mine would never be as nice as yours! Thank you for sharing your beauitful tea sets and all the beauty of your home. Hugs, Karie

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  32. What a fun tea party! Your tea sets are darling and now you have me getting hungry! ♥O

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  33. Everything looks perfect! Love your beautiful collections ~ thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. This was such a lovely tea party, Shelia! You are truly blessed with such lovely items to share with your friends. Each table is unique & special, just like YOU!

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  35. Hi Shelia...thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your blog is a delight! You must have been pooped after your party! I also think your flowers look pretty real...if you hadn't said they were faux I would never have known. I'm following you now and will be back to visit. I'm going to check out your cupboard party and see if I can come up with a post. Nice to meet you! ~Ann

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  36. Sheila, everything was set up so pretty. I am sure all the ladies loved it. Thanks for sharing this at my party.

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  37. Well of course Cloe Dawn wanted to come to your tea party! So do all of us! This looks like such fun.

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  38. What a beautiful tea party Sheila. You have so many lovely tea pots ~ I lost count! I always think a party in your own home is the nicest, and yours looked very special.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Sue

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  39. What a bunch of good lookin' tea drinking ladies.
    I know ya'll had such fun.
    I love all your cuteness, spread around the house. Bet the ladies enjoyed seeing all your tea pots and cups.
    I am thinking that sweet doggie is the cutest of all.:)))Well, and that Mr. Precious, holding her.

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  40. Such a lovely gathering place, Shelia...I am sure you guests felt very special! I love all your beautiful tea sets, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments about my kitchen vignette!

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  41. Shelia, what a fun tea! I know everyone had a wonderful time. You knocked yourself out, and it shows, my friend. Great job!

    I am hoping to participate in your linky party. Sounds like fun.

    Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  42. Shelia it looks like y'all had such a wonderful time!

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  43. Hi Shelia! What a wonderful tea party. Everything looks so lovely and what a great group of friends you have. Now that Chloe Dawn is a little ham, just like Bentley. Send her over right away ~ Bentley has a crush on her!! I am looking forward to your Cupboard Party next week!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  44. Oh what a delightful gathering! Such love went into the details. I am sure many happy memories were made.

    Shelia, the girls at the AZ tea party all crammed in to one bathroom to take a photo for your bathroom diva's series but alas it did not turn out. :( As they say it is the thought that counts.

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  45. HI there! I ahve been MIA, in Fl. for my FIL's funeral. Your tea sounds like it was WONDERFUL, you really pulled out all of the stops! It all looked so pretty and the FOOd delicious! A lovely group of friends you ahve! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to TRY to come to your party on Tues.! XO, Pinky

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  46. Oh Shelia I soooo love you blog. Your my mid-afternoon pick me up at work :) Have a lovely day.

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  47. Hello Shelia; Oh what a beautiful Tea.... I so love how you decorated with your lovely tea things... and you don't look old at all.... the food looked so yummy yum... and what a gorgeous bunch of Ladies.....
    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  48. Your tea party was wonderful! I'm sure each of the ladies had a great time as you considered and listened to God's voice.
    ~Adrienne~

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  49. Your party looks so fun. Your dishes and place setting are beautiful. Kathi

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