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Monday, January 7, 2008

TEA TIME ~

One of our granddaughters, Deeds, LOVES tea parties. To make sure she continues to enjoy this fine affair, we have a tea party only rarely. This seems to keep it special. I can always tell when it's time and I get out the "fixins" for fancy sandwiches.......



Our favorite is Creme Cheese and chopped pecans......oh, how good they taste with Raspberry Tea, served out of a tea pot into a pretty cup.


I chop the pecans in her Great-Grandmothers little vintage, glass chopper. We have an electric chopper but, somehow, it just seems more fun to use my mom's little chopper. Just adds a little "from the past" flavor to our tea, I think.



Once we get the chopped pecans and creme cheese mixed together, our mouths are watering! We are, by this time, REALLY ready for a snack, and a lovely one, at that.


We cut our sandwiches into little flowers, pour our tea into little cups with heart shaped saucers, add sugar cubes to our cups (1 lump or 2?), light a sweet smelling candle......



and we have our afternoon tea, in style.



Of course, there's the left-over sandwiches with the middle cut out for us to finish off if we are still hungry. I notice, however, that Deeds little finger isn't lifted quite as high when eating these as it is when she's munching on the little flower sandwiches! This always makes me smile.......

Oh, how I pray that she will always love the "teas" of life........ and never forget how to play !
Have tea with one you love today!! It will make you smile.....

21 comments:

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
Your Tea Time Party sounds wonderful. "THANK YOU" for letting us have Tea with you and your Grandaughter. I enjoyed it. The fancy Sandwiches were good also. I love Pecans. I would like 2 Sugar Cubes please with my tea. Everything looks lovely on the table you have set for us. It's always fun to be making memories isn't it? I know she will never forget the Tea Times yall have together. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a sweet story. I will remember this when my grandbaby arrives. I want so much to be a fantastic grandmother that does special things like you do.

Marcela said...

Hello my dear
I love tea time !!! with sandwiches and cakes...
But to tell you the truth I haven't prepared any tea since the summer arrived. It is too hot here...

I have to wait until a cool day,ha
Kisses to you
Marcela

Tammy B said...

What a special time! I'm going to do that whenever I have a grand daughter !! You are so creative.

Anita said...

Wonderful story! Makes me wish my daughter wasn't all grown up and such a tough tomboy... She would roll her eyes at me if I even suggested this... lol Seems after one finally makes it to 21, there is a period where playing is not allowed... Like it would deem her "adulthood" null void... I went through that too, I suppose, although I don't remember when I "got my play back"!

FarmHouse Style said...

Simply precious, BJ. What a wonderful little tradition. I know your granddaughter will treasure her tea times with you all her life:)


Rhonda

Mary said...

Oh, how sweet! You must be just the best grandmother ever!
xoxo,
Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi BJ~ tea looks like it's going to be a lovely event!!
How special...what a good Grandma you are!
Hugs,
Robin

Tammy said...

I bought my Ky granddaughter a little plastic tea set for Christmas. We had "pretend" tea several times while I was visiting. I told her if she enjoyed this set I will get her a real set for her birthday in June. Now she can't wait.

What a precious tea you had!

I'm actually having a cuppa "Yorkshire tea" my favorite and some cheese and crackers, right now. Your flower sandwiches look way better...why don't you pass me one over here, hmmm??

Terri and Bob said...

Oh, BJ, I want to have tea parties with my granddaughter... I guess I need a granddaughter, though. Thank you for sharing this sweet post. I know she won't forget, my daughter had tea parties with her grandmother and she still remembers them and she's 22!

Michelle said...

BJ,

What wonderful memories you create for your grandchildren.. I love to hear your stories..

Hugs,
Michelle

Linda said...

Hi BJ, how fun to have a tea party with your granddaughter and your tea sandwiches look so yummy. I've always loved tea parties..when I was little I would make mud pies and would serve them with tea to my dolls. Such sweet memories. Linda

Shari said...

How creative!! Great ideas!! Precious. I've always played tea parties with pretend tea.

Flower shaped sandwiches and sweets.

You sound like a really fun grandma!! Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

PJ, you have made me feel like I was right there at the tea party sipping tea and eating flower sandwiches. What a neat posting. Loved the pictures.

How old is your granddaughter?

Have a good week.

Jackie said...

Good evening BJ, I want to come for tea!! What lovely memories you are creating.

Nan said...

Oh, what a great idea. I would have loved that as a child. Heck, I would love that now. Remember when some of the department stores had "tea" rooms? My Mom used to take me to them. They were more like restaurants to me, but I'm sure the tradition of tea was where they started.
What cute little sandwiches.
Hugs,
Nan

Sheila said...

Tea parties with Granddaughters are the best..!
Thank you for stopping by on my Daughter's birthday..I see you celebrated a milestone birthday recently too...
If you hadn't have told your age, I would never have guessed.
Belated best wished to you..
xo

Betty (Beddow) said...

BJ, what a special memory this will always be for your granddaughter. I did something like this with my nieces and to this day from time to time one of them will bring it up and it makes me smile.

Cottage Contessa said...

BJ, you are just THE sweetest lady out there! How I would have loved a grandmother like you when I was a wee tot. Awesome memories you two are making together!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ It guess I haven't visited youina couple of day because I missed sevral posts! I love the way the sun shines through also. That tea party looks delightful and how blessed you are to have a grandaughter to share it with. Ours is almost 4,the perfect age to begin tea parties, but she is in Texas!
You need to visit Sue at http://howtokeephouse.blogspot.com/You'll see why when you go there. Hope you have a wonderful day. :) Rhondi

Teresa said...

I would love to come and have tea with you anytime!! Sounds delish!! :)