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! :)


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
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