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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Fairies Host Their Tea Party

The fairies had their tea party today.
 Everyone the fairies invited came except the Little's two children. You can see the empty chair next to Mr. & Mrs. Little. Mrs. Little was fearful for her children's safety in the great outdoors, and who can blame her ? If you were small enough to be eaten by a large bird, a roving cat, a bullfrog,or even a squirrel...wouldn't you be fearful? Mrs. Little left the children at home in the china hutch with their Grandpa.( She did admit to being a tiny bit afraid for herself too.)
Mr. & Mrs. Bear were there...
...Papa Bear enjoyed his tea in a wooden mug,
Mama Bear was happy to sip tea from a lovely china teacup
 after being presented this lovely bouquet of campion flowers & fern tips. She loves it when Papa bear is so thoughtful and romantic.
 Baby Bear got his own large cupcake ( large being relative) and although he wanted a porcelain tea-cup like the fairies, his parents insisted a log cup was just right for him.
Mr. & Mrs. Little had to admit they did enjoy tea, even though they were concerned about the large birds they saw overhead.They also missed their children.Mrs. Little thought the fireweed blossoms her husband picked for her were her favorite color and deliciously beautiful. She is appreciative of how the fireweed here on Cedar Pond and the surrounding area feeds the bees and helps make the honey she so loves.Mr. Little was polite, but really wanted to read his book.
 The menu for tea was tiny breads, cakes,hard boiled Zebra Finch eggs, and fresh blueberries and raspberries.And tea.You can see tea is served in different size miniature tea sets.There are 3 sizes shown above.

 The sun did not peek out of the cloud cover today and the temperature did not exceed 68 degrees, but there was no rain and the party was pleasant. Lilac & Lavender were very happy to host a tea party for their friends.They were thankful they had chairs and tea sets to suit all their teensy friends.Maybe they will host their next party in their little garden, when it is finished. They still have a lot of weeding and planting to do, but they love this kind of work.

I do not know who made the tiny tea sets I have shown. None have labels indicating origin. However, I am linking with the ladies listed below for Tea Time Tuesday.Check out their blogs to see what's being served for tea in their homes.Next week I have a new tea cup to show, so please come back for Tea Time Tuesday !
  1.  Terri at Artful Affirmations *
  2. Martha at Martha's Favorites *
  3. Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage *


Dolores said...

Oh what a beautiful tea party and such a cute story. I hope you had some of your precious grandchildren there to share ....

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post, Kathy. In my college days in the north GA mountains, there was a shop with miniature furniture/accessories. Oh, how I loved that shop.
I love the bits of fern and fireweed you have added to your tea party, also.
Your weather sounds just right for a tea party. We are still near 100 every afternoon. I'm looking forward to Autumn.
Hope you enjoy your day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a delightful tea party for the little folk! I'm sure it was enjoyed by all. Love the wee tea set. Thank you for coming by to have tea with me and I hope you have a lovely August.


Pondside said...

I'd be very happy to shrink myself in order to sit at the table for a Fairy Tea Party!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So cute and what fun this looks like!

Connie said...

What a fun party! Very sweet story, Kathy.

Haddock said...

I like those cutlery :-)

Deanna said...

What a lovely Tea!!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh I love your tiny tea party! The setting is so cute with all your little tea things. You have a wonderful way with storytelling. I enjoyed it so much. Have a great weekend.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't realize that I have been away for so long, sorry Kathy! Love all of the new posts ... what a wonderful idea to go put the tea party together and tell us the real story (you are kind of like Jeraldo, lol). You have inspired me to do something similar when I find the energy.

Kathy M.

Rachel said...

how delightful! loved the story. loved the pictures. you're an awesome grandmother! =)