We hosted a 'Make It With Honey '
potluck here with the local beekeeper's group, Lacamas Beekeepers.
Since the table was already mostly set, and the sun / rain covering was up , 2 of my granddaughters decided to host their own tea the next day and invited my youngest sister to join us. Here is a close up of the sugar dish and creamer we used. ( Not the best picture of my sister below
, but my granddaughters were so excited to have her here I needed to add her picture. Sorry sister. )
The teacups are from the Gracie China Chintz Collection
, made in China. There is a mint green teacup and saucer that also goes with this set, but I did not use it for our potluck, so it was not out for our granddaughters to set the table. I love these teacups. They claim to be dishwasher safe, but with the gold rims and edging on the handles I prefer to wash them by hand. I find I love washing my china, teacups, and crystal by hand , giving me even more time to appreciate my simple treasures.
As you can see, my granddaughters love their tea-parties.
The granddaughters are getting very creative with tea-parties too.For this tea party they also invited their American Girl dolls. The dolls had their own china teacups. The doll set of china was used by this granddaughter's own mommy , our daughter, many years ago.
Tea was poured for Julie, Kanani, and Samantha. Freshly picked from our gardens berries were served. (A few un-ripe grapes were picked too.)
The girls allowed me to take and post their picture.
Here is a better picture of the quilt I won from the Lacamas sewing group a few years ago. The theme of the local Lacamas Community Fair was Bee Happy.
Honeybees were used throughout the quilt and I thought this quilt was the perfect back-drop for our Make It With Honey
potluck. When I have time I will post the food, recipes, and summary of this lovely time on my husband's beekeeping blog *.
This past year has been very busy for him, and yes, he is tending his bees well, already harvested a lot of honey, but with the passing of his parents this year, and other responsibilities, he has not had time to keep his blog current. Lord willing ,time will come for that. For now I hope you enjoyed our honey of a tea !
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16::24
I am linking up with these ladies for Tea-Time Tuesday :