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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Dolls Were Invited Too~ Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday, one of my favorite days. A couple of weeks ago I invited one of our granddaughters and her dolls to tea. She was delighted, she loves to spend time with us, and she loves tea parties! Above is a picture of the Jaymar Toy China Dinner Set we used for the dolls. The teapot ( coffee?) , sugar & creamer in the background are treasures I picked up at a barn sale this past summer, don't they and the toy china set look like they belong together? The doll cups and saucers were too small for us, so granddaughter and I each chose the teacup we liked best. She likes the yellow butterfly teacup. I like the Japanese Lustreware. These teacups have been featured in other Tea Cup Tuesday posts. Peanut butter & jam sandwiches with a cherry on top, grapes from our vines, apples from our trees, chocolate chip cookies granddaughter helped bake, accompanied by mint tea. Perfect! I want to show you the bottoms of the toy set alongside the old pot, sugar and creamer from the barn sale. Both sets were made in Japan, and the lettering is almost a match, except the pot, sugar and creamer have the words "made in occupied Japan".
There is never enough sugar in the tea!
Pouring tea for the dolls, they drank a lot of sugared tea.
Thank-you for joining us and the dolls for tea. There are many other spots to enjoy a pot of tea today, just click onto the names of the ladies below~
"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: for His lovingkindness is everlasting." I Chronicles 16:34


Debbie said...

Kathy, I clicked on the tea set picture to examine the designs. I wouldn't have noticed the difference. It looks like the paints are the same color. How interesting that it says 'occupied' Japan. I would bet that is collectable. Anyway, your tea partner is adorable. Hope Barbie enjoyed being included in that. I also spied the little homemade cupcakes in the background. Fun, fun, fun!

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your tea parties with the granddaughters. She is so pretty in her blue outfit and her dolls are sweet too. The fresh fruit sounds very delicious to me!

Deanna said...

I'm so glad to be able to stop by and visit you today!!!
It is wonderful to be alive!

Tea at your place is always a joy.

The occupied japan marking makes your china more valuable! Always good to know.

God bless,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
What a darling tea set and little granddaughter! Now, didn't you just have the best time, making lots of lovely memories together. Thank you for sharing your charming post.


Lady Katherine said...

Your granddaughter is enjoying herself! So many memories! I love the yellow polka dot teapot! All the cups are wonderful! I think the coffee pot looks great with the set!
Don't forget I want to buy some sheep! I use to have some for ornaments at one time. I would add them to gifts, instead of using a bow. If my arms would let me I would try making the grands some sheep! I still do not have this years wool washed. Guess I could send it off and have it spun up, since Doc want let me spin. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time. Yes, I used to fly around everywhere. lol I have worn many hats in my life! I have a post on it somewhere. Maybe I should post it and probably add more hats to it! lol I can't wait to tell you about our new adventure! I can hardly contain myself not to tell. lol

Connie said...

What a sweet way to spend an afternoon. Darling pictures of your granddaughter, Kathy. I like the yellow cup with the butterfly on it too! :D

Andrea said...

Another awesome post!

Sandy said...


The smile on that precious face says it all, pure joy and delight at having spent special time with you. I hope you have a great day!

Pondside said...

Your posts about tea with grandchildren are always lovely. I'll have to introduce the little boys to tea with Nana - I'll need the inducement of lots of cookies, I think!

Flower said...

What a sweet tea party!! I miss my little one so much but will soon head north to spend a few days with her. A tea party is in my thinking..thanks for the encouragement! Packing up the little dishes will be a joy!
Your granddaughter is a blessed little girl!
Yes, more time to be....is what we long for!! Blogging is wonderful...and I love my new friends..so it goes on. Balance in all things. :)

Paula said...

That is so precious, Kathy. Your granddaughter is such a cutie!
I love the little tea set, and everything at the table was so gorgeous and yummy-looking!
(I agree with her- there is never enough sugar in the tea for me, either! *LOL*)

Lady Jane said...

Kathy, I am so glad I dropped by today or I would have missed the Tea Party. You know I love tea... Granddaughter and dollies are having a great time. I just love that luminous cup. Mini Blessings, L J

paperbutterfly said...

Of all the teas this week I think you had the best! So fun with a granddaughter. The doll set is so precious.
Thank you for sharing.

Have a blessed week.

Karen said...

What a beauty your granddaughter is. Love the parties! Thanks for posting the pics

Shelley said...

So lovely to see the smile on your granddaughter's face at her tea party! Loved the table setting and I would've chosen the yellow butterfly tea cup too - exquisite!!

Lady Jane said...

Hi Kathy, Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am so glad you will be miniaturing again. I cant wait to see your mini's!!! You will have a great time sharing that hobby with your grandchildren and I cant wait!!! Your blog has been an inspiration to me in getting back to nature and the Lord. Thank you, Mini Blessings, L J

Dolores said...

Oh Kathy, you are such an inspiration!! The quality time you spend with your precious granddaughter is so sweet......she will have such special memories of time spent with you.

Occupied Japan....a collectible.

Your granddaughter is so pretty!

Susanne said...

What a sweet day with your granddaughter. What a great find on the play tea set. I had to do a double take on the picture after your comments.

Marianne C. said...

Kathy, I enjoy your tea themes. I also thought the gossamer fairy story
was delightful. The green fairy tea cup had a 'wispiness' in the glaze finish that only a fairy could accomplish.


Jocelyn said...

How very sweet. I love these tea sets.