Welcome to my tea party. I am so glad you were able to stop by today for a cup of tea. I picked some flowers from the garden just for you.
Since it's almost Easter I got out my bunny tea set. My cute little bunny teapot only holds two cups of tea so I hope you come one at a time today!
Bunny sugar bowl
and bunny creamer.
A blue striped tea cup
Put it all on a wicker tray and we have a perfect little Easter tea.
The weather has been so beautiful so I thought you'd enjoy sitting on the front porch today.
I just didn't have time to bake anything to have with our tea today, but I do have some Oreos and they are great to dip in our tea, so I'll just go in the house and get us some. You can enjoy the spring flowers that are blooming in my garden and I'll be right back!
If you are hosting a Tea Party on your blog today here are the rules:
Write your post and include my tea party button and a link to my blog.
Hi! I'm so glad you came to my tea party today because I want to tell you about a very special person in my life and how tea at her home had a great influence on my life. The person is Aunt Lottie, my dad's older sister. It was Aunt Lottie that started me on collecting my Dainty Blue china.
She had a wonderful collection of tea cups and whenever we went to visit she always used them for tea. I feel so fortunate to have a couple of them.
Aren't they beautiful?
So let me tell you about my aunt. She was always so loving and caring , but there was a particular time in my life when she was an even greater blessing than usual. I lived fairly close to her for a few years when the children were young and often when we needed an outing, we would just drop by to visit unannounced. She was always so happy to see us and stopped whatever she was doing and put the kettle on for tea. Then she would get out her bone china cups and saucers and we would sit at her kitchen table.
She ALWAYS had a fresh baked batch of chocolate chip cookies and she always had time to stop and have a visit. For a young mom who desperately needed some adult conversation, it was heaven!
I can't remember what kind of a teapot she had but I don't think it was anything fancy.
We would chat about all kinds of things, how the children were doing, how her ministry to all the ladies in the apartment building across the street was going, and how the rest of the family was. There was always this little plastic loaf of bread with bible verses which the kids loved to pick and have her read it to them.
I have such fond memories as a young child, then a teenager and then a young mother with children of my own of sitting at her simple kitchen table, with her fancy cups munching on chocolate chip cookies enjoying the peace that filled her home and feeling so loved. Thank you Aunt Lottie..
So come sit at my table, munch on some chocolate chip cookies and have some tea from one of Aunt Lottie's teacups and maybe I can make you feel special and loved the way my Aunt Lottie did. After all, you are special and I do love every one of you.
If you are participating in the tea party here are the rules:
Write your post, making sure to include my Tea Party Tuesday button and a link to my blog.
Monday is wash day at my house. I often hear people complaining about doing the wash. This lady doesn't look too happy about it. Do you remember these washing machines? We had one like this with a wringer when I was a little girl and I was always worried I would get my fingers caught in it.
Wash day here is so easy. No hauling water and bending over.
No beating the clothes clean with a stick.
No carrying my laundry a long distance and then have to wash in dirty water.
All I have to do is sort the clothes, put them in the machine, pour in soap, and press
" start". When it's done I just pop it into the dryer and listen for the buzzer to tell me it's done. If I get the clothes out of the dryer quickly I don't even have to iron them!
This week I have talked to several people whose family members don't get along. One had a sister who never spoke to them. Another had a father who was very uncaring. Another had a mother who was constantly putting them down.
So today I am thankful for a family that like each other.We all get along well. Our kids call us and keep connected with each other even though they live miles apart. We look forward to times when we can all be together and we genuinely love each other. That is a gift.
What are you thankful for today?
If you are participating in Thankful Thursday please follow these guidelines:
Write your post and include the thankful Thursday daisy button and a link back to my blog.
Publish your post.
Sign in with mr linky. Leave me a comment.
Thanks for joining me today!