Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Victorian Tea Party with Cielo, Tabletop Tuesday with Marty and Teacup Tuesday with Martha

Well, hello, there sweetie Darlin's (in my most southern Scarlet O'Hara accent). My most darlin' friend, Cielo, down the lane at The House In The Roses suggested all us southern gals living on Plantation Row host a little ole Victorian Tea Party. Well, honey, welcome to mine...

I've set a little ole intimate table for you and little ole me! Come on in, honey and sit right on down right here. Let me take your little ole gloves and hat.

Now, I'm using a few pieces of my little ole Pink Willow ware today. Don't you just love Pink, darlin'?

My momma always said I marched to the beat of a different drummer so I've given you a tea cup of a different pattern. I surely do hope you like it, darlin'. It's pink and everything.

Here's your little ole napkin for your dainty little ole dew drop lips! Now you know every proper Victorian lady embroiders and I've embroidered these little ole napkins just to use at my tea party today just for you, honey. I have so many ribbons I use in my glorious long locks and this is one of them. But don't you worry none, honey, I wash my ribbons every week and this one is for you! :)

Now, honey, what will you take with you little ole tea? I have some suggah cubes right here in this little ole suggah bowl. Would you like some fresh cream too? It came right from our old Bessie this morning. Fresh as fresh can be.

Oh, glory be! Would you look at these most glorious pink tulips? I went out early this mornin' with my flower shears and cut as many as I could that would fit in my mama's milk pitcher to sit on our table today. Don't you just love tulips, honey darlin'?

Why, my goodness me! Lookee there! Seems like I dropped one of these little ole tulips right here on my Pink Willow tray. Well, shoot, honey, I'll just leave it because I think it looks pretty cute just a layin' there. Don't you, suggah pea?

Now would you just lookee here, darlin'! This is a little ole egg cup my mama let me use when I was just a little ole gal not any bigger than a little ole new born pup! I was just a lookin' around in the pantry yesterday and ran across it. So I went out and cut a few little ole pink roses and popped them in this little ole egg cup. Ain't it cute? Just a tiny little ole bunny a holdin' his little ole basket for us filled with some little ole bitty roses! I just love me some cuteness, darlin'.

Suggah, have you sipped your tea yet? Is it to your likin'? Oh, there's nothin' that makes me feel more comforted than sippin' some hot tea and just a chattin'! By the way, did you hear about Mary Sue? Oh, what a tale...bless her heart.

Why thank you, honey! I'm so glad you like my little ole tea table setting. I just love to entertain and it's just so special to get to sit here and chat with you. Did I tell you I crocheted this little ole tea doily too? Oh, yes ma'am I shorely did! I'm so good at the needlework, honey.

Now just look at that there silver spoon. Isn't it so lovely? We had to hide the silver when the Yankees came by. They said they'd come a callin' but we knew they were looking for mama's silver. Oh, I can't think about it, honey, or I'll surely have the vapors. Oh, honey chile, I will!

Well, suggah pea, this has just been the nicest time, don't you think? I've dearly loved having you as my little ole guest!

Now honey, you've really got a treat in store for you. Make sure you walk on down Plantation Row and stop in all of the gals homes for their little ole bitty tea parties! Bless her little ole heart, that beautiful Cielo is something else gettin' all of these tea parties organized and all! You're gonna have such a wonderful time. Glory be! I think I'll just go with you! ;) Now, fiddle dee dee, where in the world did I put my little ole parasol?!


Dear Ones, this was so fun. I'm joining Cielo at The House in the Roses for her Victorian Tea Party. Pop on in to see her and visit all the other tea party hostesses. As my mama would say, I've 'stretched the truth' a few times today, but it's all been in fun, suggah pea! :)

I'm also joining our Dear Marty for Tabletop Tuesday

and I'm joining our Dear Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday.

Make sure you go and visit these lovely ladies

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;) just so you'll know, no southern ladies were hindered in the typing of this post! :)

I'll leave you with a little ole Note Song~

An American Trilogy

Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh I wish I was in Dixie, away, away
In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
For Dixieland, that's where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morn
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland

Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on

So hush little baby
Don't you cry
You know your daddy's bound to die
But all my trials, Lord will soon be over

Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on
His truth is marching on!!
~sung by little ole me, suggah pea


  1. Happy Mother's Day Shelia
    What a fine lovely tea table you have set up. Its just lovely. I love the pink willow set and your other cups are darling and go perfectly. I'm so happy you've invited us over for tea today...
    I hope your day has been very special.

  2. Just tell yourself: I WILL NOT have the vapors, and maybe you won't. I just love that sweet little teacup and saucer. I LOVE that it doesn't match.

  3. Happy Mother's Day Sheila. Love your tea party! Just beautiful! Be blessed. Cindy

  4. Darlin, I jusr about had the vapors just thinkin about yur sweet soul hidin that precious silverware....mercy me....the Yankees and all!
    Yur tea is just loverly....and if you don't mind, may I stroll out on the veranda and watch the grass grow while I am here. I would purely be thankful!!
    I would love to help you clean up after such a beauty of a tea, but, I think about that another day!!

  5. I'm so happy that you hid your pretty lil ole silver from those da-- Yankees...us Southern gals have to be very proper and all!!! I 'bout had me a case of the vapors when I saw your purdy china...pinkness is very Southern ya know!!!

  6. Now if this isn't just the cutest thing I have ever seen. I love your pics and your tea is just fabulous. Gorgeous teaset and beautiful pink. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  7. Shelia, look at all that beautiful pinkness. It is so YOU!

    Justiney :o )

  8. Shelia, lovely little tea party. Love the pink teapot and that sweet cup and saucer. Thanks for having us! ~ Sarah

  9. Sheila, I always am uplifted when I come to your blog and read your cute posts. That was great. I would love to have some tea with you and I do take suggah!

  10. Lovely, just lovely, Shelia. I'd love to come and have tea with you...Christine

  11. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day sweet lady! Lovely tea party!


  12. Happy Mother's Day, Grandma Sheila. I got such a kick out of reading your post. Why those dang Yankees! I'm so glad you thought to bury the silver. What a beautiful setting, Sheila. And gorgeous flowers.

  13. Just loving your little old tea party...hope you and all your guest had a marvelous Mother's Day. Trish

  14. Hello Sheila, always a pleasure having tea with you.


  15. Oh, this is mighty purty!! I loved ya'lls Southern drawl, just makes me feel right at home, ya know?

    I'm so sorry I can't participate in Cielo's Victorian party, I just couldn't get it together before we left. I do hope to join in Marty's Tabletops late tomorrow tho!

    Thanks for the tea, I'm especially fond of sugar cubes - has to be two of 'em!! I like it sweet! "I be a sweetie!!"


  16. What a beautiful tea set and the roses are amazing. Its wonderful being Southern~!!
    Happy Monday

  17. Your teaset is so lovely and the party is wonderful.


  18. Shelia, well I "declaya" (in my most southern Georgia accent), that table is just lovely. I'll have some tea, thank you! Linda

  19. That was fun! I'm so glad to know that you embellished a few things. I was about to have to fan myself. Now I can enjoy my tea knowing that I do not have to go home and milk my cow myself while embroidering the linens while washing my hair ribbons. Whew!

    Thanks for the tea!


  20. That has to be some of the most beautiful china suga! You are quite the southern belle and a hostess with the mostess. I love each and every pretty pic!

  21. Happy Mother's Day! I thought of you and your sweet daughter. This will make her first and I remember mine. I just smiled all day long thanking God that I was a Mom. Now I just take naps...hehe. Still very thankful though. I love your pretty tablescape. I always leave her with a smile on my face...such a pretty place~ ((hugs)) xoxox Susie~

  22. Happy Mother's day! what a lovely setting for a tea party! perfectly done.. love the teaset that you used.. sooo pretty.. and the tulips just add beauty to the setting..

  23. This is SO lovely, Shelia! But you want to know a secret? You could serve me tea in a mason jar, and I'd love it because I love YOU!

    That being said, you have many, MANY shiny dishes, and I love to see them all! :-)



  24. Thank you my dear, this is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party... and that song you've chosen for today, just love it...



  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous, but it's your true southern charm that shines through!! Wish I lived near you:-)

  26. Hahaha!! Loved this Shelia! I thought it was so cute! Love your tea set! And loved the suggah! Oh, by the way on a serious historical note. We have documentation that in W.KY (border state) not only did we hide the silver a relative in the family put the whole two story home on logs and rolled it off the main road to keep the Yankees from looting and burning it. You got it right girl!

  27. Hi! just beautiful post!
    I love pink cup Tea!


  28. You arranged such a pretty pink tea party :-) Love your beautiful pink tulips, and the little bunny egg cup with filled with roses is adorable :-)


  29. Thank you for your visit.Your post is lovely too

  30. Hi: I just got wrapped up in your blog. It is so pretty. I would love for you to share with our Tea Cup Tuesday ladies. I know they would be wowed! Everything is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it. I have joined you blog and I will be back. Blessings, Martha

  31. So nice to hear from you and I know it was a delightful Mother's Day for you and your daughter. Beautiful pictures here today. Everything looks so elegant. Wishing you a delightful week.

  32. Well hello there Shelia darlin....I do declare that I have neva seen anything quite so lovely as your table settin honey chile!

    My girlfriends would all be havin a hissy fit bout right now just knowin they didn't get an invitation.

    Now, I don't mean to be rude, Shelia dear, but I am in a might of a hurray due to the military boys are payin me a call. LOL!!

    Shelia, I just love your southern tea part presentation. You are cracking me up with your accent.


  33. Fabulous post!! Gorgeous tea..and lovely displays...truly charming! Gosh i love those amazing tuliips!!
    Happy Tea

  34. Such pretty pinkies!! I have some coffee mugs in the pattern of the pink willow but no teapot!! I love your teacup--precious!!!

  35. Oh and I have tea cups in the pink willow too!! I forgot!!! They are on my teacup shelf!

  36. That is the most darling teacup I have ever seen! What a beautiful, delicate pattern! And the color is perfect with your tea set and so much nicer than anything matching! It's so perfectly unique!
    Tulips are my most favorite flower, especially pink, and I love how you used the little bunny egg cup for a vase. Very sweet.
    And the icing on the cake was the embroidered napkin! It's all so pretty!
    All the best,

  37. You have such lovely pretty tea cups Sheila. Thanks for having me today and for the beautiful company!

    Best wishes,

  38. Thank you for the invitation. Your tea is so beautiful. All your details make it really special.
    Thank you so much for sharing in Tea Cup Tuesday as well.

  39. Ohhh...I do declare, Miss Sheila...if this just wasn't the prettiest and most lovely tea that you've set for us!!! Love all that pretty pink transferward...oooh...and that teacup just makes me swoon! Truly!!! I think that white pitcher with the glorious pink tulips is sooo grand...like the "icing on the cake"! Thank you so very much, sugah...for your hospitality and sweet tea! I thoroughly enjoyed my little ol' self! Hehe!

    So glad that you stopped by my place for a visit today, sweet lady! I sure enjoyed your warm and generous note! Thank you!!!

    Have a terrific Tuesday, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  40. You l'il ol' Southern Belle, you!! Right out of the pages of Gone With The Wind for certain! :) Everything looks so cute!!

  41. How lovely to have been hosted by such a charming southern belle... although as a true southern belle myself, I find your "southern accent" a little suspect (wink!) But seriously, thank you so much for visiting my tea party at the cottage today.


  42. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Lovely teacups!
    Greetings from Aliisa from Finland.

  43. Shelia, I love your red willow tea set and the table setting. I read your post with the southern accent I remember from my years living in Louisiana and Virginia. ( I know, I know, the accents are slightly different) and I sang the songs at the bottom of your post as a member of a school choir in Louisiana. Because I learned those songs so well I sing them absent-mindedly all the time and my children remember me singing these songs all throughout their childhood.

    Thank-you kindly for having me over to tea.

  44. Shelia honey, I'd love some tea in one of those darlin little cups. :)

  45. This is so very pretty, Shelia. Next thing you know I will be looking for pink willow.

  46. I just adore a bit of transferware and those napkins are just heavenly.

  47. I just had the dandiest time at your tea party. I love your fine china and flowers and yummy tea. I am also so glad the silver survived the yanks, cuz I enjoyed having it today!! I swear I could see to touch up my lipstick in the gleam of that spoon!!

    Hope you don't exhaust yourself from all of your visitors....it was lovely seeing you again! L, Dana

  48. Okay, I guess I may be a bit daft but I had no idea that there was pink willow????? I knew about blue willow but I honestly don't ever recall hearing or seeing pink willow!!! Good grief!! Is it ever gorgeous!!
    This was such an entertaining post and I had so much fun reading and gazing upon all of your lovlies today!!!

  49. Oh, this is just so pretty. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  50. There are pretty tables and then there are beautiful tables. Yours is gorgeous. I'd be honored to have a place at the table. I'll bring a cake. I hope you are having a wonderful day.Blessings...Mary

  51. I love your tea set and tulips...what a sweet thing to sit with friends and enjoy! Come say hi :D

  52. Sheila I have to say I have never seen pink willow...it is fantastic. You took beautiful pictures. I have meant to always tell you, a very dear and near friend of mine is a piano teacher, she is awesome....so talented to, I bet you are fantastic as well!

  53. Greetings Sheila!
    I came over from Teacup Tuesday to share in your teapart! Is there anything better than a Southern Belle Teaparty!!! DOn't think so . . .
    Your post is Deliteful as is your sense of humor :-))
    I have 2 plates of pink Willow ware and now you have me desperate to find more!!
    Thank you for putting together such a fun presentation!

  54. Hello Shelia, Your dishes are just lovely and I like how you have everything arranged ♥ So, so pretty. I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day. Give little Chloe Dawn a hug from us :>)

  55. Hi Sheila
    I really enjoyed coming to your pretty tea party today. Everything looks so pink and perfect and very beautiful.

  56. Just beautiful PicklePoo...girl you do have that magic touch in all you do...Loved having tea with you girl...wished I could really be there with you...How's our baby doing...Hugs and smiles my Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  57. Lovely post and photographs! I love pink too~ What a perfect tea set! I am swooning. I have to say I love your picture of the three of you in the mirror! I will have to search for such a lovely pattern of Pink Willow Ware around here~ I don't have a lot of tea ware but would love to. I am part of tea Tuesday if you have time drop by. Have a wonderful week! All my best, Theresa

  58. Dear Shelia,
    It is a great pleasure to meet you, your blog is wonderful and I appreciate your visit to my pleasant!!
    The post you made with such care Victorian Tea Party is beautiful, your cup is just beautiful and the rest of the dishes is also a charm !!!!!
    Kisses and a great Wednesday !!!!!!

  59. Enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the pretty photos. I have the same pink willow teapot and twelve cups and saucers, but have never used them. It must be time for a tea party. :-)

  60. Hi Shelia!!! That was so cute!! I found myself chuckling several times....you must really be a Southern Belle because you did that very well! :) I am especially happy to hear that you washed that hair ribbon before using it with your tea party dishes! :) Your pink willow is absolutely beautiful and I love the "mismatched" teacup with it! For some reason, I really think "mismatched" is especially pretty! I LOVE the little emborderied napkin!

    You're a sweetie! :)
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  61. Well, I have to say that this is the loveliest ever, Shelia! Pink, willow, breathtaking! Love everything ...

    Have a lovely week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  62. Just gorgeous.....every single picture....one of my favorite post ever....stunningly beautiful

  63. This Yankee needs a translation!
    I do understand dishes, and I love your pink willow tea service and emb napkins..
    So pretty!

  64. Hello there sweet lady,

    My oh my, this is just so pretty!.., I love your pretty pink , cranberry and white dishes; the teatable and those pink tulips in the white pitcher are just the lovliest!

    Please do also pop over and visit my 53rd tea post; yes it's hard to for me to believe, yet when I added them up I realized that with my 30th,'Tuesday Tea For Two', my 21st,'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee'

    ..,As well as my new shared meme with my dear friend Pamela @ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com ..,our little 2nd, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,Where does the time go?

    There is even a little contest which you may enjoy to try your hand at; so I warmly invite to attend all three, yet especially Wednesday's Tea,whereas it is now Wednesday my dear..,

    I love what I lovingly refer to as; 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'; since I began 53 posts ago I have so many teatime friends through theses 'tea-lightful memes'; I join them all and I am loving it!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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