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Monday, April 11, 2011
Butterfly Tea Party
It might be April, but the weather around here says we are still in winter. Rain, snow, hail, sunshine, and tonight below freezing temperatures. No spring weather for enjoying butterflies outdoors, so we had our butterfly tea party indoors. "The butterfly is a flying flower.." Ponce D. Lebrun All 8 of our grandchildren, our daughter, and my husband's parents will be seated around the table to celebrate being together, with tea, sandwiches, salad,french fries, and angel food cake topped with strawberries and whipping cream. This is a spring time tea with butterflies as the theme. These teacups are so colorful and all sport butterflies. The table is set, simply. There will be 8 children around the table so we need lots of elbow room . The cake platters are ready for the egg salad and tuna fish sandwiches I hung little silk butterflies from the lamp above the dining room table."Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life." Jeffrey Glasskey We gather together to eat and sip tea or hot coco from the butterfly teacups. The grandchildren are of an age where they love to be together and have much to say to one another. There is always a lot of giggling when the 8 cousins visit with one another.How special to be able to share tea time with them, and their great-grandparents, my husband's parents.
My husband's parents seem to enjoy tea parties too, and they brought special gifts for these great-grandchildren, but that is for the next post.
The colors of this set of teacups are bright and cheery and not too feminine or delicate for the boys at the table. Look at this, froggy green and dandelion yellow teacups.Sky blue, dark stormy blue, sweet pink, and there is also a pumpkin orange teacup. They go so well with the bouquets of flowers the granddaughters chose from the floral section of the supermarket.How could I resist buying these cheerful flowers to add to the table, especially when the cold weather has stalled all but the bravest and hardiest of flowers ( mostly weeds) outside . The tea party is over, there is more I will tell in another post. The teacups are packed away in their special box. These cheerful teacups are Yedi Houseware Classic Coffee & Tea Butterfly Teacups.* I use them frequently as they make me smile and my grandchildren like them too. Please take the time to visit the links listed below to see other teacups and tea parties, you will be surprised at the variety, creativity, and passion these ladies have for serving tea , sharing their tea treasures, and gracious hospitality.~