Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tea Time !
It is Tea-time Tuesday, again!This week I have a special guest to help set the table and take tea with me. My lovely granddaughter, our oldest granddaughter , daughter of our oldest son, is staying with us. She chose the menu : fresh fruit, ( cherries & oranges) , tuna fish sandwiches,chips, peach tea, and chocolates for dessert.Granddaughter plated the chocolates and decorated them with cherries, she also plated the fruit. ( with joy!) The table linens include a small embroidered tablecloth I embroidered the first year I was married , along with some cotton napkins embellished with beaded napkin rings. The sandwich and chips are garnished with chive blossoms and lovage leaves.The chives and lovage grow in my herb garden. Lovage tastes like celery. I use lovage often in the summer for salads, and sometimes in herb bread. The plates and cups were chosen because Granddaughter chose the pink teapot for tea, and not being a "pink" gal myself, my color choices are limited when it comes to adding pink to my table. The rose adorned plates are thrift shop finds, very cheap. The cups are beverage cups that come in sets with hostess or dessert plates. These clear glass dessert cups and the plates that go with them were a gift to me from my Mother about 20 years ago. She bought them at a garage sale and she told me they were collector's items even then. I did find a big market for them on E-Bay years ago. I am not interested in selling them and have a quite a few, they are very nice for serving refreshments and coffee , tea, or punch at showers or weddings.
The best part of Tea Time Tuesday today was sharing it with my Granddaughter! To enjoy the Tea Time Tuesday, Or Tea Cup Tuesday with many others click onto Martha's Favorites* , Artful Affirmations*,Wanda Lee* & Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor*.
"I learn as the years roll onward And leave the past behind, That much I had counted sorrow But proves that God is kind; That many a flower I had longed for, Had hidden a thorn of pain, And many a rugged bypath Led to fields of ripened grain." Author Unknown "Grandchildren are the crown of the aged." Proverbs 17:6 May all of you be blessed with precious company for tea!