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Monday, April 12, 2010

ICED SWEET TEA....

Oh, yes...I do love my SWEET TEA...
It's sooo .....SOUTHERN, you know, Sugah !HOT WEATHER, SWEET TEA, LACE AND FLOWERS..
the makings of a lovely TEA PARTY...


It's waaay too windy to have tea on the porch, in the garden or on the patio out here in

West Texas ...

sooo, I chose to have it by a Southern window...with plants that are looking pretty good right now.

I found this pretty, summery cake plate and two little dessert plates to match..last summer, I think.....at Salvation Army Thrift Shop.....pink flowers....just right for spring...

*UPDATE...I just learned this very day that I have a brand new SALVATION ARMY THRIFT SHOP right across and down the street....about 2 blocks from me...

GOOD GRIEF but I love that !!

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Sweet iced tea, double chocolate fudge cake and pretty plates...
ummmm UM!!
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...before I could even finish this shoot, MR. SWEET and myself just HAD
to have a slice each...tea with mine...milk with his ....

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I''m playing like this is....SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
and I am so darn SOUTHERN,
I'm sayin' "SUGAH PIE, SHUT MY MOUTH, HONEY CHIL AND BLESS HER HEART"
all in one sentence !!
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haahhhhaaa...I JUST LOVE TO PRETEND !


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This silver cake server belonged to my little mama...
she served me MANY slices of cake and pie with this very one..

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I served MY kids and now THEIR kids with it.
Hope I'm able to serve CATE, the GREAT-grand with it, too. !!
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My mother and dad gave this wicker tea cart to me when my son, DAVID,
was 1 year old...
He just turned 45 in February.
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O, and the little porcelain roses were Mom's, too..
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I am sure you will be seeing this cart MANY times thru all the
spring and summer TEA PARTIES...
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O..and the little lacy, square with the TEA POT on it....
my sweet sister*in*luv that I lost last year bought it for me on one of our fun trips together.
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I sure would rather have MARILEE than this ole tea cloth !!
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I am linking with so many beautiful TEA PARTIES...
TEA TIME with LADY KATHERINE
TEA TIME with RHONDI
TEA FOR TWO with WANDA LEE
TABLESCAPE TUESDAY with MARTY
TEA TIME TUESDAY with SANDI
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY with DIANE
TEA FOR ME AND THEE WEDNESDAY with WANDA LEE
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My thanks to all the sweet ladies that invite us all to TEA each week..
I JUST LOVE TEAS !!

63 comments:

Julie Harward said...

How fun..tea parties at any age. Just give me a piece of that cake and a tall, cold glass of milk and I'd be happy! How nice to have things that belonged to mom too! Come say hi :D

Gweny said...

Pictures were beautiful. I so love lace and tea parties. That Chocolate cake looks like it is to die for and as for good a ol' glass of southern sweet ice tea, thats what summers are made for:)

Beth said...

BJ, I love your teacart and the pretty plates. Your tea and double fudge cake look great, too! This is my second visit to see you today...I'm thinking you're having a good day...I see the Alaska ticker is now on your blog...so awesome! Be sure to see Glacier Gardens if you stop in Juneau (if you like flowers). Here's a link to a post I did on Glacier Gardens; we cruised AK last summer and it is a FABULOUS place!!!

http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-gardens-glacier-gardens.html

Diva Kreszl said...

such a beautiful table setting! I do love tea but I'll take mine without sugar please!

CC said...

Ohh BJ,
Such a beautiful tea party. You had me at sweet tea..and then you showed that fudge cake. *sighs... May I have a small slice please ??
Wishing a lovely week for you.. and if I had a new thrift store comeing 2 blocks away from me,I would be happy dancing for a week. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh BJ, this is just gorgeous. I love everything about it. The teacart, lace square and the beautiful dishes are all just stunning and such precious pieces to have. That wonderful chocolate cake has my mouth watering,it looks soooooooo good. I will take a little milk with mine. lol Thank you so much for joining the party. This is such a treat. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

Honey chile, you sure set a beautiful afternoon tea...that double chocolate fudge cake looks to die for!
Your anniversary cake was beautiful.

The Inspired Nest said...

Oohhh, Sweet tea and chocolate! I'm coming over! Beautiful setting, wish you were my neighbor!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ...you take the nicest photo's. I love the lace and the flowered plates and your Momma's cake server...so pretty. I'm from the NORTH and I like sweet tea too! Love your wicker tea cart. I also forgot to tell you in my last comment how much I love that 'new' photo of you and your husband...you look so cute and it shows your personality. Have a wonderful Tuesday! MauraXX

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, BJ, your tea is lovely! Your tea cart is beautiful and special because it was a gift from loved ones. I love the lacey square with the tea pots on it too; a precious treasure. Would love to sit have have sweet tea and chocolate cake with you, my dear! Thank you so much for joining me for Tea Time. My post will be going up around mid-night and I have added your link. Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Now this is the kind of tea I like best...Sweet Tea! I love your lace with those teacups and teapots. I've never seen one like that before, but it's just lovely. I just almost bought a set of those same pink dishes at a thrift store a couple weeks ago, but put them back. After seeing how pretty yours look, I may have to go back. Thanks for sharing!

arkie said...

Lovey! Love the tea cart! I would love to have some ladies over for tea one day but every time I clean up the back porch the wind blows all my chairs over and covers everything with red dust! Can't wait for calmer (but hotter) days!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Everything looks beautiful and that cake is so tempting!

I love those plates you found at the thrift store.

How lucky to get a new thrift store so close by. I would go almost every day if I lived close by.

Hugs,
Joanne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I do love my S-a-weet Iced Tea! Your setting is so very lovely.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Mhel said...

I love your tea cart!! Looks like you had a fun teaparty. I felt a sudden thirst when I saw your iced tea. I love iced teas. I love with with some green tea, and with apples too.... How refreshing. I am dreaming of having your teacart and drinking, relaxing, reading or chatting with someone in a garden..... Stopping by from SITS!!

Dixie said...

true Texas tea party.. with iced sweet tea of course!! (I see you got your lemons going on there too girl.. you just don't miss a trick!)...

have a glorious week... Dixie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How beautiful this is BJ. That piece of lace is gorgeous, and does make it look sooo Savannah romantic. Double chocolate fudge cake looks pretty good too! laurie

sewingseeds4U said...

What a fun post...so beautiful, too. Sweet tea and sweet chocolate cake, serve me a piece y'all!

Sherry said...

OHHH! It didn't even dawn on me you could have ice tea at all of these tea parties! I am lovin you for doing this. Now I can join in too, this summer..because I just don't have a lot of teapots. Love your tray spread out with the lace!! The cake and tea look wonderful! This just all looks so lovely I am going to have to go pour a glass of tea before bed! Love your post.:)

HomeSpun Threads said...

How adorable! I'm so glad I stopped by, this really cheered me up. Visiting from SITS. Have a happy Tuesday and come be sometime and visit me.

Aimee
http://myhomespunthreads.blogspot.com/

Johanna said...

Such a nice tea party. Lovely lace, nice porcelain, yummy cake and goo tea and gorgeous photos. And a very special cakeserver. Thats a pretty.
I enjoyed the visiting very much.
Greetings, Johanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The setting is lovely, love my iced tea! Have fun y'all!

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
You set such a sweet table. Very pretty and inviting. I love visiting with you! Oh yes, I will have some of that lush chocolate cake, please. Tell Mr. Sweet not to eat it all and save me a piece :)
xo
Robin

Natasha said...

Wow, BJ, everything looks so delicious and special. I love the way you have set up that gorgeous wicker tea cart...I wish I could have been there to try some of that cake!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

xinex said...

Beautiful arrangement, really so southern. The cake looks scrumptious. Love the lace tablecloth.....Christine

Dana and Daisy said...

Why thank you, I would love a sweet tea and just a sliver of that delicious cake!

Purvail said...

I didn't get my invitation to your lovely tea party....it looked so gracious and so southern... I can see the carraiges and lady's in their lovely gowns arriving for your tea.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your tea party was fun and the chocolate cake looks decadent.
I take sugar in my iced tea when south of the border but here it is served sweetened anyway.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

That cake looks fabulous! And the sweet tea....yum!

vignette design said...

Y'all made my mouth water! I love iced tea, but that cake took the cake! Great vignette!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Your table is amazing!! I won't even mention the gorgeous cake!!!!
xxxx

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

Oh gosh, I'll take some of that tea and a slice of cake please! You did a great job, Ms BJ. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

(I apologize for deleting my previous comment. I made a boo boo in one of my sentences!)

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

First....YUMMY on that chocolate cake!!! Your tea cart looks wonderful with the lace and pretty plates and silver.
Hugs,
Penny

Cozy Little House said...

Love those dishes! No wind here; a gorgeous day. Wish I could have some of that cake shipped to my door!
Brenda

Carol said...

Everything looks so pretty & yummy! I love sweet iced tea.

By the way, happy 50th anniversary! What a wonderful accomplishment!

Smiles,
Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun!! The tea and cake look delicious. I wish I could join you! Wow...there are a lot of tea parties today!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
What a beautiful tea party! I love your wicker tea cart and the lace with the teapot pattern in it makes everything look so pretty and girlie. Thanks for the delicious ckae. Who can resist chocolate? I sure can't!
Hugs, Rhondi

BECKY said...

First of all, I absolutely love your front porch and swing! Your tea party is so inviting, too. What could be better than iced tea, chocolate and lace?? Lovely!

Shelia said...

HI BJness! Oh, I love your southern tea party, Dahlin'! Everything is beautiful! I love the looks of that chocolate cake! Yum!! Your photos are so very pretty.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the wicker tea cart and the beautiful lacey cloth! I'm dying for a slice of that cake and some sweet tea:>) A new thrift shop 2 blocks down the road? Oh BJ, they will know you by your first name won't they? lol

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! Everything is beautiful here today! Your dishes are all so pretty!.. But oh my goodness.. Having caught up here, I love all your anniversary photos.. And OH MY WORD!.. A trip to Alaska?!! How very exciting! I am so happy for you!!! What a wonderful gift!.. (I think you must have done something good!)
~tina

Fun With This and That said...

What nice teacart And where it came from ,To think your taste is the same. You think it is windy there you could come here and see windy and Cold .Laura Q

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, bj, bj!! I LOVE it! That lace is perfect on your sweet little tea chart. I just bought a round delicate lace piece at a garage sale and had NO idea what to do with it. NOW I KNOW! You are brilliant my sweet friend! BRILLIANT! It looks perfect! I must try to copy you. You don't mind do you? Of course you don't! Sincerest form of flattery, and all that! lol :)
Love and hugs to you!!
Mona

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

I had started to leave a comment earlier and it went 'poof' and dissapeared into cyber space!~

..,(Some kind of unusual message about there being too high a demand on Google blogger and it timed out or something; a message I'd never seen before)!..,Oh well!..,

I'm back again to say how much I love, love, love this weeks dealightful tea post!

Thanks for joining me once more with my teas as well!

Enjoy your sweet tea and chocolate cake with your sweetie!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed pen

© Jennifer Raley said...

Hi! No wonder, you've been BUSY! I vaguely remember you talking about your upcoming 50th anniversary - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (Belatedly!) I was catching up on a few of your posts. Congrats on the trip to Alaska. Wonderful! Hey, can I have a bite of that chocolate cake? Funny, my hubby would select milk w/it too, not me, I'm with you on the tea. And, on talking about having your special people with you instead of things they had or gave you. ... As always, I just love coming here. Miss seeing you over at my place - hope you'll stop by soon - ... hey, nice, thrift shop nearby ! Wonder what you'll be getting and posting! Love, Jenn

© Jennifer Raley said...

PS - great photos of your great photos of you and Mr. Sweet and that cake was incredible - I'm impressed. :) Jenn, again

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful presentation! I have been admiring that tea cart!! And the piece of lace on it and the dishes are so pretty! I love everything about this lovely post!!
Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm a Southerner and love sweet tea!
That wicker tea cart to so beautiful, love wicker! The lace square with the teapot motif is so lovely, and such a nice remembrance of your friend.

Katherine

Vicki said...

Hi, BJ,
Your iced tea looks delicious and so refreshing! I, too, am a Texas gal so I know about that west Texas wind!! I love your lace cloths, yummy chocolate cake, pretty geraniums and beautiful china!! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week! Vicki

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Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love this post, BJ. That cake made my mouth water, and your table is beautiful.

covnitkepr1 said...

The cakes was delicious...with my stomach full, the sound of water running put me to sleep...when I woke up, I signed up as a follower on this blog. Very nice post.

KATHY said...

Hi bj,i love your pretty dishes, and beautiful lace, and i would love to have a piece of that yummy fudge cake....Kathy

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

First, Dear One, do you have some sort of foreign language SPAM, in 2 comments, up above?

I'd not click on the links! One could get a virus, by so doing, if you're on a Pc that is.

Seems that it would be OK to just delete them. Why would anyone leave a foreign language in our comments?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And Oh My Dear, may I please come to your Southern Tea?!? I love everything Southern. And get little, being *stranded* up here in Yankee Land. -le sigh-

I so want everyone to call me "Miss Amelia," the way they do in the South, with all ladies of a certain age. And I can't get the ding-dang Yankees to do so! -pout-

But I'd call you Miss BJ and you'd call me Miss Amelia, at a Southern Tea. And I'd even try tea. Even thought I've never gotten to properly appreciate it. ^_^

Gentle hugs,
"Miss Amelia"

Lady Katherine said...

How I love your Sweet Tea and Milk! Both go together so wonderfully! I love the lace, Oh, your cart, not so sure I seen it I love it! How I wish I had one!!! How wonderful you've had it so long! The cake, just divine! Even though you couldn't take it out on the porch, I love it where it is, isn't that what having a Tea Cart is all about! I loved hearing about the server too! Just love it and Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I love it so! I think it time I find me a Tea Cart! I am sure it will not be as lovely as yours! Just love this setting!

Kathleen said...

How pretty that lace cloth is! And what a sweet tea!
Lots of memories, huh!

Amy Kinser said...

How lovely were your pictures. Your tea party looked delightful

By the way...I say bless your heart about everything. :)

Partying with you tonight. Come by if you have a chance.

God bless.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Such gorgeous pictures. Love iced tea and the cake looks delicious.

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog! A question...how do you stay so young looking?

Cheryl

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my goodness you are too cute! I had a tea part with my kids last night! It was very messy but fun!If you have time stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com
I am giving away a free pretty teapot for the month of April! Hugs,
OLiiva

Jane said...

Everything is very charming. It so wonderful to use and share your mothers items. I have been doing the same. The plates are very pretty and gives me the itch to go to our Salvation Army store today. Thank you for taking the time to share.