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Monday, June 25, 2012

TeaTime Tuesday With Mrs. Little & Friends

It's Teatime Tuesday and I've missed my Tuesday teas.Since the weather has remained a steady cloudy / rainy, and cool, in the high 50's to the low 60's, I decided I would brainstorm with Mrs. Little and two of her friends to plan a fairy garden party. Surely the weather will warm up soon, and a party in the garden is something to look forward to.Above is a new tiny tea-set my friend Judy gave to me to share with the Little family.
This little tea set is perfect for the Littles as you can see. Mrs. Little's fairy friends, Lily and Lilac, are using teacups that are slightly larger, much more appropriate for them. Mama Cat and one of her kittens have come to the table to find out about the fairy garden party too.
Lilac is reaching for the delicious cake Mrs. Little prepared ahead of time for this little planning party.
Lily is dictating to me the list of supplies I will need to assemble so 4 of my grandchildren and I can make just the right miniature gardens for the upcoming party.
Mama Cat returns to the Little's bed to contemplate the upcoming party and she is hoping there will be catnip tea and some very tiny mice.
Thank-you Judy for this little tea set. About the tea set,there is a sticker on the bottom of the tray . The only legible thing on the silver label is " N.J." I am assuming they are the abbreviations for the state of New Jersey. There are no other marks  of any kind on any of the little pieces of china.The tiny roses are a favorite of Mrs. Little, and she adores the gold rimmed china.She believes this little tea set adds elegance to her humble china hutch home.

I have several miniature tea sets and all are of different sizes thus enabling me to serve tea to the Bear family, the Little family, and the fairies without any of my little friends having to deal with cups and saucers they are unable to comfortably handle.My little friends assure me they enjoy tea with me no matter the size of the cups, but one does like to make friends and family comfortable and welcome and I like to know they appreciate tea with me enough to come back for more.Please join us next Tuesday when I will share the Fairy Garden Party in the miniature gardens our grandchildren and I will have made just for this occasion.

Please join the ladies listed below for Tea Time Tuesday :
  1. Artful Affirmations *
  2. Martha's favorites *
  3. Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor * 
  4. Rose Chintz Cottage *
  5. A Delightsome Life *

"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?" Jane Austin
So, make a pot of tea and a sandwich, head outside, and breathe in the scents, sounds, and sights of summer as you sit back and enjoy the simple blessings you already possess. No fancy garden, porch, or tea accessories needed, just simple thankfulness and appreciation.


A.K.W. said...

How nice!


Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful set and I love the hand-woven pieces made by you, also!

KathyB. said...

Amy, thank-you!
Maple Lane, thank-you for noticing the items I made.Yes, the carpets, and hand woven textiles in the pictures were done by me, as was the cross-stitched quilt. The quilt on the wall was hand pieced and stitched by a friend of mine.

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Connie said...

Aw, Mrs. Little and her fairy friends are so sweet. The teacups are just the right size. I like the roses on them too.

Pondside said...

That was a lovely moment of sweetness in a busy and sometimes messy world!

joanne said...

I recently found my second tiny tea set so I guess that means I have a collection! Can't wait to share them with my granddaughter. Wouldn't it be lovely to take a cup of tea to the porch...*sigh*...I think this weather will wear me out soon! Have a great Tuesday...;j

Debbie said...

What a sweet gift! I like the Littles! :D

Clara said...

I love the sweet miniature teaset. All dollies and teddies should have their own. thank you for sharing.

Snap said...

What fun! A tiny tea set and party for the fairies. My garden fairies would love this!!! Happy Tea Day!

Kathy said...

Hello, how very sweet! Gracious! We're in the 90's going to get in the 100's later this week - those temps sound heavenly to me and the rain! Hot and Dry here! Love the fairy tea - precious! Can't wait to see the garden! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Deb said...

Love this post. So adorable, all of it. I especially love the little bed with the kitty on it. My little 2 year old grand-daughter would be thrilled with it all. Thank you for stopping by and following me. I think we have a lot in common and I will be happy to follow you, too. Hugs, Deb

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an adorable tea, Kathy. I love wee tea sets like this and it's so nice when it comes from a good friend! I enjoyed my visit very much. Thank you for sharing with us and have a delightful day.


Donna Heber said...

Hi Kathy,

What a darling little tea set! How sweet of your friend to gift you with these lovely pieces. Thank you for stopping to visit me.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! Now, this is just my kind of whimsey teatime! My fairy tea is also in the planning stages - and don't you know they will be using a rose patterned set very much like Mrs. Little's?

Kitties on the bed - enchanting! So glad to see you doing this for your grandchildren - whimsey and innocence - may they be childhood ever!


Lady Jane said...

Thank you for joining the world of mini's again. Your handmade items are exquisite!!! I might have known you had some wonderful handmade items up your sleeve, lol... Love the tea party with miniature items. LJ

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful fairy tea! And the furniture is wonderful too! My father made dollhouse miniatures when he retired. Was even featured in a Miniature World magazine. I have a Victorian bedroom set he made me out of rosewood.

Martha said...

What a cute creative post! I love fairies and we have fairies in our garden . . . for we have a corgi -- fairies are always where corgis live!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This is so sweet! I bet that your grandchildren love your dollhouse and your stories, Kathy. I sure do! Wish that I had one too.

I look forward to more stories of the Littles.

Kathy M.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the your dollhouse and you post today. So glad you could join us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha


I love the little girls tea set!! I often have little teas when the girls come to visit granny, such fun. Thank you for such lovely and sweet visit. Of course I can give you the recipe, it was made up by my hubby's grandma and so I'll translate it for you and send it by your E-mail address. Lets keep in touch!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Brings back precious memories of a tiny tea set I got as a young child from my memere. I always left it at her house so the other grands could play with it when I wasn't there....

Deanna said...

Dear Kathy,
This is a darling post!
The little dolls and the miniature quilt caught my eye. All so sweet.
You are a very talented and caring Lady. I know your Grands are blessed by you and the sharing you give.
Have a sweet Summer.
God bless,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh such whimsey and I love it! Your tea party was a great success! Can't wait until next week to see the next one!

Zinnia said...

A lovely tea party, you have created for the little elves. The kittens might see if there is any milk? You own a very cute collection. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia