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Monday, March 8, 2010

Tea Time with a Grandluv....repost to add link...

TEA PARTY TIME with RHONDI
RUBY TUESDAY with MARY
TEA TIME with LADY KATHERINE
One of our granddaughters, DEEDS, LOVES tea parties.
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To make sure she continues to enjoy this fine affair, we have a tea party only rarely.
This seems to keep it special each time we share a cup of tea and a sweet together...
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I can always tell when it's time and, for THIS tea, I got out the "fixins" for FANCY SANDWICHES.......
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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.
OOO, 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.
For this little vintage chopper, I am linking with DIANE for 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
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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.
And, just as we get the little sandwiches ready,
the tea kettle starts to whistle, telling us the water is ready for our
Raspberry tea...
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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......
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and we have our afternoon tea..... in style.
AND, we are using DEED'S Great-Grandmother's beautiful little plates..
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Of course, there's the left-over sandwiches with the middle cut out for us to finish off if we are still hungry.
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I notice, however, that DEEDS little pinky finger isn't lifted quite as high when eating these as it is when she's munching on the little flower sandwiches!
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This always makes me smile.......
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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...

49 comments:

Susan said...

Your tea sound scrumptious!! Love your plate!

Brenda Eason said...

Vert sweet. I so hope kaytlynn continues this also. I sure miss our Tea room we had here.

Jeanette said...

Sounds like a yummy tea to me as well.

The Muse said...

its official...we are tea time favs! :)
adore the little moment of peace and tranquility...
you are such a Sweet Hostess :)

Kathleen said...

Precious! I bet they love having tea with you! Who wouldn't??

Deb said...

I think that is adorable. I hope when my grand-baby-to-be is old enough I can throw a tea-party for two. I used to have tea with my grandmother when I was only 7 or 8 and still have those wonderful memories of sitting by her old wood-stove in her farmhouse in Manotick, Ontario (outside of Ottawa). She has been gone now for many years and my memories are as fresh as ever. I love your blog. Deb

Julie Harward said...

What a lucky grand daughter...and it all sounds so wonderful! Makes me miss my grandma! Come say hi :D

Diva Kreszl said...

it all looks quite beautiful! did you save some for me?

Theresa said...

Ahhhhh tea time with your Granddaughter, sweetest tea party ever! Have a blessed day!

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful pictures of your tea party, BJ ... and what precious memories for you and Deeds. I know she loves coming to your house.

Ralph said...

Nice sandwiches in the shape of a flower. It is nice that what I figure a real tea usually have -say, cucumber sandwiches, is like a cliche. The sweetness of jam seems to play along nicely with a wonderful cup of tea. The table setting and care with which it was created is almost worth more than the tea and food - the love is the final ingredient...

Kathleen Grace said...

You have so much fun with your grands, and I know thay have fun with you! What a delightful tea:>)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This must be so much fun for you both and something she will always remember. The table looks lovely.

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
This is just the sweetest post ever! You are such a good Grandmother to create a special tea time for Deeds. She will never forget and will someday be having tea with her children.

hugs
Sissie

Cottage Rose said...

HI BJ; What a special time for you two,, I am sure she will always remember those wonderful Tea parties, with you.... Love the plates oh and the yummy food.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How wonderful BJ, to have a grand daughter to do this with...mine are at the cocktail age now ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a special memorie you are sharing with Deeds. I know she'll always remember you for it. I love cream cheese and pecan sandwiches too. Have you tried toasting your pecans first in a little butter? That makes them even tastier (and a little more fattening!) :) Have a great week!

xinex said...

What a precious moment! Having tea with a granddaughter on this lovely setting...Christine

Lady Katherine said...

My Mr. Linky went away can you come back and link your post to Tea Time Tuesday. So Sorry

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet this is! I'm going to have to do this with my 9 year old. She would LOVE it.

Thanks!

Oh nearly forgot - the tea setting is very lovely. Love the chopper too!

Barbara said...

BJ What a special time with your grand luv. Times like those are such good memories. Your sandwiches are so cute.

Barbara

Greyscale Territory said...

These photos are so tantalising! There is a lot to be said about the romance of tea with beautiful settings!

Tennis Girl said...

BJ, thanks for stopping over to visit and your kind words about my blog. I am new to blogging, so I get so excited when I see a new follower. Thanks! I loved reading about your tea sandwiches. They looked yummy! Everything looks so cozy :) Have a great Monday!
Robin
p.s. I am a follower now to your site.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your beautiful tablescape and your tea is one of those precious moments in life. I know your granddaughter will remember these times together forever. Such fun and reminds me so much of the special times spent with my grand children. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
What a delightful tea party you had for your granddaughter. I'm sure she enjoys those special times with just the two of you. I love the sandwiches cut in the dainty shapes and the beautiful china. Thanks for joining my tea party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Michael Lee West said...

You make the best food and memories, BJ. What a wonderful tradition. Your plate is beautiful.
XX00

Marites said...

i'm sure your granddaughter will remember these tea parties for a lifetime. You have such beautiful teawares that went well with your yummy-looking food. It looks like having a tea with your family is a beautiful experience.

My RT is up too.

Sage said...

Lovely post! Wish I was having tea at your place. My grand daughter also loves a tea party; ammost as much as I do.
Rita

Lady Katherine said...

BJ Thank you for joining me today! What wonderful memories we are creating with our grandchildren. I know they will always remember and will have Tea when they are grown up ladies. My two little tea party girls are 2/12 and 4 now. They have to have a tea party whether it Tea Time or Lunch. They love to set up their little table on the sun porch. I found them in my China Closet one day and they had set the table. I did almost have a heart attack, for I have some very expensive dishes in the China Closet. lol The table was sweet they did. They have not learned how to open my China Cabinet yet! lol Thank you so much for joining me today for Tea Time Tuesday. I just love the cloth, the lovely plates, Now I have to try adding pecans to my sandwiches! I love you kept the pieces, to snack on too! I love your show and tell, I had hubby come take a look at your Grandmother's chopper. We just love it, we never seen one! Thank you for sharing it!I just love to see things shared at Tea! Thank you! I had a lovely time at you and your Granddaughter Tea!

arkie said...

How very sweet! What a wonderful memory you are giving her!

Rettabug said...

"Never forget how to play" You said the magic words, BJ! I think that's why I like blogging so much. Its my playtime! :D

Great post & I'll have to try creme cheese & pecan sandwiches. I've never tasted that combo.

fondly,
Rett

Marice said...

i couldnt agree more.. that is so sweet! ;) it was indeed one of the priceless moments!

u may view mine here

AshTreeCottage said...

Cream cheese and chopped pecans. What a perfect way to my Texan Hubby's heart! I will be mixing up a batch very soon! What a wonderful tea you are serving, thanks for sharing it with us!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful plate, and the tea party sounds like fun, and lots of mouth watering goodness.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

How pretty
is your tea
How envious of your sandwhich
is me

Ok so it ain't a rhyme--I tried! ;-)

silk purse said...

Thanks for coming by sweetie!

It all looks so fabulous, inviting and delicious!

Yes, it would be delightful to also have you post for next week's, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', @ 'The Plumed Pen' as well; I'd love that!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda lee @ the Plumed Pen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You are so lucky to have a granddaughter to share teas with...It all looks so lovely..
xo
Penny

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh...BJ, what a sweet and endearing post!!! I just about broke down and cried...thinking how lovely it would be to have a tea party with my two sweet little granddaughters! I will make it a priority next time we are visiting! I only see them about once a year because they are wayyy down there in Texas!

How special for Deed's! My friend, this is what the very best memories are made of...that's for sure! You set a lovely tea table for this special occasion! And...ohhh, cream cheese and pecan flower sandwiches...what a treat!!! I'm so happy that you both has such a great time! Darlin', with you as Deed's Grandma...I feel assured that she will always enjoy these special times for tea!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us as well...I felt honored!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a pretty setting BJ! Nothing like Granddaughters! xo

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous post. The tea sounds lovely. Your photos are really nice! Thank you for sharing! p/s I love the photo at the top of this post as well...with all the blue transferware.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What fun to have tea with your Granddaughter. Your tea looks lovely.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, thank you for allowing me to browse through your interesting posts and lovely photos. I enjoyed my visit and taking tea with you and I look forward to my future visits.


Love & Hugs
Duchess

RICHARD said...

Hello,
I don't have a blog, just love looking at others...yours being one of my favorites.
Lovely home, lovely attitude.

P./S. I miss him too!

RICHARD said...

Another P./S.
I do not know why my identity says "Richard"....My name is Sandy!
sheesh...lol

Justine said...

This was just so sweet. I have never heard of cream cheese with pecan sandwiches. Sometimes I think I need to come stay with you for a couple of weeks to try all these "odd" things you cook. I especially wanna try the hot water cornbread.

Justine :o )

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thank you so much for shairng such a sweet memory lunch with us. Your Mom's chopper is just like one my mom had. Those little sandwiches are adorable and I bet they were yummy.
Happy Tuesday
Sonny

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh hush! You've had your cruise! :) and a wonderful one it was!
Tea...is there anything more fun than to have a "Tea"...I think not!
Especially with a grandmother like you! :)
Hugs and love,
Mona

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such a sweet post! The tea sandwiches sound wonderful.
Yvonne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a lovely tea party! I don't think I've had cream cheese and pecan sandwiches, I must try that!

I enjoyed seeing your tea time with a grandluv!

Katherine