Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It's Never Too Early To Have a Tea Party

The side board in the breakfast room is an ebonized 1870 piece
that we picked up in Ozark, Missouri seven or eight years ago
For a "rustic" room (with a brick wall, bead board and brick floor)
it lends a touch of elegance
Plus . . . it holds part of my collection of blue and white transfer ware

On the right hand side, on the upper shelf
Sits a very special blue and white tea set

 Real china, Blue Willow, a child's set
A gift from The Lunch Bunch
the Christmas after Lucy was born
A set that I hold dear

The grand girls (and their parents)
were here last week
Lucy wasn't here an hour before she pointed to the tea set behind glass doors and asked
"Can we have a tea party?"

Of course!

She carefully got the set from the shelf
And proclaimed to all that it was very "classy"
As we do, we fill the pot with water
And pass out cups and saucers

Lucy loves the little tea set
And loves "having tea" at Nana's

We pour tea into the cups, toast each other, pretend to drink our "tea"
And then pour the water back in the pot so we can do it over again.
Between pouring into cups and pouring back into the teapot,
it's a "wet" tea --
thank heaven for paper towels!
Teatime is over when there is no more water left to pour!

Lucy and I enjoy our teatimes together
It's so nice to be refined and have a spot of tea!

The  Grands
Lucy and Piper
Waving to all their Minnesota friends from our Fort


Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Such fun for your precious little ones, and gorgeous sidebar and collection of transfer ware!

Kathy said...

What a lovely tradition!


I always admired your gorgeous blue and white dishes dear friend... and the children's tea set it's gorgeous, but not as much as your grandgirls! How fun and memories you share with them

Connie said...

What a thoughtful gift from the Lunch Bunch. They undoubtedly knew you would want to share sweet moments like these with dear grandchildren!

Deanna said...

Brings back fond memories having a Tea Party! Yours was sweet. Lovely blue and white china,

Bernideen said...

Oh how precious and I too had and have the remains of such a blue willow teaset.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. I loved having tea parties with my grandmother. She was one of the kindest dearest women I ever knew.

When I got to be a teenager, the tea parties continued, as Grandma and I sat at one end of the table with our own (adult-sized) tea pot, while the rest of the family - my grandfather, my aunts and uncles and my parents, drank their coffee.

Tea never tasted as good as when Grandma made it! I still think of her when I am making tea in my own house.

Thanks for sharing.

Southerncook said...

Goodness the grand girls are growing. It's always fun to have tea with the grands, one of my favorite times too. BTW, I am envious of your huge soup tureen, it is stunning.