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?!

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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! :)

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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