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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Honey Of A Tea

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 :


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet tea time, Kathy. Your quilt is wonderful and a nice backdrop for your tea. The teacups are so pretty all stacked up like that. I have a couple Gracie China teacups too which are similar to yours. So glad your granddaughters had fun. Making memories is so important. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time.


Luján Fraix said...

Nice blog, good to see him. A pleasure to have found these ways of life that lead us to find new friends to share.
A kiss and a hug from Argentina. I follow you on your beautiful site. My main blog is lujanfraix.blogspot.com I wait

Bernideen said...

What darling girls with the dolls. And I have to say I sure recognize the cups and saucers - I sell those in my store! Everything is just delightful!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's fun when the granddaughters are inspired to host the tea and invite us. I had to flip back to see that a particular gal and her American girl doll were wearing the same outfit.
I've been adding honey to my tea for a long time and I find most restaurants are obliging to supply it as well.
The quilt you won is lovely and will be cozy on a bed or perhaps it's used as a wall hanging.

Anonymous said...

Such sweet and pretty granddaughters with warm smiles. What pretty dolls they have to enjoy tea with. That's a lovely quilt you have. Hope everyone is doing well.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a darling tea with your granddaughters and sister! How very special! Your teacups are lovely! I like to hand wash my tea things, too. Taking the time to remember the fun time at tea. How lucky to win the lovely quilt!

Deanna said...

Darling post. Love the blue jeans on the dolls! Cute cute cute.

Summer blessings and all is well,

Martha's Favorites said...

Your tea is so lovely. My granddaughter, Maya is now into American Dolls. They cost a fortune. That is what she wants for Christmas. I need to start saving. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Timi said...

What a lovely tea party!
Your granddaughters look beautiful with their dolls! :o)
You won a wonderful quilt!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I LOVE everything about this post it screams love and happy. That is a beautiful quilt. Hug B

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kathy, this is a delightful post! I love seeing all the girls (your sis too) and the beautiful quilt. What a precious time, and to get to use everything twice is neat too.


Kathy M.

Debbie said...

Good times, sweet family, beautiful granddaughters and I love the quilt!
The bee-themed dishes are some of my favorites.

Beth said...

Kathy, Your bee tea is really lovely! The girls are adorable and so are the dolls. I love your teacups too! Have a blessed day, Beth

Luján Fraix said...

Thanks friend for coming to visit me in Argentina, a pleasure for me that we can share all the beauty that everyone can contribute, to enrich each other.
A big kiss, thanks again for following me on my blog.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Love all the beautiful smiles, Kathy. Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time.

Karen said...

You are so creative! Love the tea party theme and all the happy faces!

Karen said...

What a lovely tea-party and how sweet of them to invite their Aunt Tricia. Looks like you all had a lot of fun with perfect weather. I can't wait until you start posting stories of your new puppy. Sorry we did not get together this week to celebrate your birthday early ...maybe we can add that to the list of things to celebrate when your calendar allows. Love the quilt..it is so perfect for such an occasion.

Lady Jane said...

Oh my I was waiting for the cups to fall over... Great tea time!

Terri said...

Lovely post! Your granddaughters look so sweet with their tea.
How cool to have an event about bees. And your lucky quilt works perfectly for your occasion. You were so lucky to win : )