Monday, March 1, 2010

Tea Party Tuesday

Welcome to my first Tea Party Tuesday.  I am very excited to have you here and I just know we are going to have a good time. When I was trying to decide which teapot to use  for the first tea party it just seemed right to use my Dainty Blue tea set.

Anyone who knows me in blogland has seen it before and many of you have commented on it, so I knew that is what I wanted to use. I have had this tea set since we were first married and it is one of the few things I own that has any sentimental value.  My aunt gave me a cup and saucer to get me started and by the time I was married I had a whole tea set for 8.  It is English. The manufacturer is Shelley and the pattern is Dainty Blue.  I just love it!  The only places to buy it now are antique shops, Ebay or Replacements China.

I have arranged all the tea things on my wicker tea trolley.
And I made some little cucumber and cream cheese tea sandwiches.  It's important to slice the cucumbers very thin and use the English cucumbers, the ones you don't have to peel.

I have wheeled the tea cart into our living room.
and moved the wing chairs closer together for a cozier setting for us.
Would you like a sandwich?  These look huge in this photo but they are very tiny!

I'll pour you a cup of tea.  milk or lemon?  sugar?   I have a pot of coffee in the kitchen if you'd prefer.

So what's new with you?  I'd love to know what you are up to these days. 

Thank you so much for coming to my first Tea Party Tuesday.  It really means a lot to me to have you here and you have made it a special day!  I am excited to come and visit you too!

Rhondi xo

If you are joining Tea Party Tuesday and have tea ready at your house, here is what to do:
1.Write your post.   Use my tea party button( you can just copy it) and include a link back to me,so that your visitors can go to the other tea parties too.
2.Publish your post.
3.Sign in with mr linky making sure you link to your tea party post .  To do that click on the title of the post.  Then up at the top of your screen it will display the url for that specific post. Copy that url in the space provided by mr linky. 
4. Please leave me a comment to let me know you posted.


  1. Oh Rhondi...what a delightful tea this is! Your teaset is beautiful and I can tell what a treasure it is to you.
    I love cucumber sandwiches.
    It will be wonderful to sit in those comfy stuffed chairs and chat while we are having tea.
    I hope you don't mind that I have arrived much too early. If my husband were conming with me we would not be early...he is usually late for everything.
    Thank you, Rhondi.
    Barbie :)

  2. Lovely and looks so delish and delightful. Wish we were neighbors, I'd be coming by for sure!

  3. Rhondi, I'm so excited to join you today. I didn't even know about this until I stumbled upon it on someone else's blog. I'm so glad I found it because I love everything about tea parties! Your tea set is just lovely, and I'd be more than happy to sample a cucumber sandwich (or two or three!) Hope you'll visit with me soon.

  4. I grew up on cucumber sandwiches. Still love them. Oh, how I love your things of blue!

  5. I wish I was there in person. Your tea cart with the doilie...oooh, love that!
    I linked up to the party!!

  6. Oh Rhondi,
    What a gorgeous tea, and I am loving those chairs so much. Your tea trolley is lovely and I love cucumber sandwiches. I set the table with a berry pie and my husband cut a piece before I could take the photos. OMG! Well, I love this idea, you always host the best parties. Happy Tea Party Tuesday.

  7. Hello Dear Rhondi ~ What a wonderful post. Your tea set is absolutely beautiful. Fine English Bone China is the best way to drink tea :)
    Your tea layout looks perfect... have a wonderful Tea Time...
    ~blessings~ brenda-rose xhugx :)

  8. What a wonderful teapot...I love the spout! One day in the future I will join in on your tea party but first I have to learn how to do all these things. I'm afraid 'blogland' is new to me and I'm still struggling to add the fancy little things to my own blog. I'll figure it out eventually but for now I'm enjoying looking at my favorite blogs and you are one of them. Thank you for the inspiration! Maura

  9. Oh Rhondi, you have certainly outdone yourself in preparation for this tea party. Everything looks beautiful! I have always admired this tea set. It is a treasure, for sure.

    I am very behind in my blog reading so I just learned of Tea Party Tuesday a couple hours ago. I would love to participate and I'm trying my best to get a post together pronto. If I can't pull it off in time to post in the morning, I will join up next week, for sure!

  10. Rhondi, I have always loved your beautiful Dainty Blue tea set. You have served up such a lovely tea. Thank you so much for inviting me. I have joined you virtually from my blog. A day always starts off better with a cup of tea :-)


  11. I just love that tea set! Seeing these pictures reminded me of this fall and the wonderful luncheon you had. That was a wonderful day!

    The little sandwiches look wonderful too.
    p.s. we are suppose to get 4 inches of snow tomorrow and it is heading east. Are you suppose to get some?

  12. Everything looks so beautiful! Cucumber sandwiches are my favorite, wish I had one now!

    I love tea things and will try to join in sometime! I have a tea cup posted today on my Tabletop Tuesday, but don't know if it qualifies for this meme or not!


  13. yummy! love the setting.. sweet and lovely..

  14. This looks a very English tea party Rhondi! Cucumber sandwiches....and with the crusts cut off, perfect!
    What gracious and pretty hospitality. Thank you!

  15. What a charming idea for a blog party! I can't play along today but I've added your button to my sidebar.

    Thanks for the tea! ;o)

  16. Good morning Rhondi. Thank you for hosting such a fun party. I love all of your blue. Blue is my favorite color. Your dishes are just lovely. Those little sandwiches look delicious. Thank you for inviting me to your tea. I hope you have a wonderful day ♥

  17. GoodMorning Rhondi
    It was so nice to get a comment from you! Weren't the Olympics just wonderful...hard to believe they are finished now - we really enjoyed watching all the sports on t.v. Your tea party sounds like such a fun idea (wish I had known about it earlier I would have joined in). I will follow your links and see everyone else's. The cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches look delicious (one of my favourites too). Hope you are having a wonderful day. I still post Thankful Thursdays but now I do Thankful {things I love} Thursdays - are you posting them again?

  18. I really enjoyed this're the perfecto hostess for this tea party. Your home setting is beautiful. As to the exquisite Shelly "Dainty" I would love to find one cup and saucer to add to my blue and white teacup collection!

  19. Rhondi, that tea set is exquisite! And the tea cloth is adorable. I loved tea at your house! And I sat in one of those blue/white chairs while I was there. I would love tea at your house for real.

  20. O'w so beautiful, makes me hungry.

    I still covet your porch.


  21. Your quilts are amazing! Are they hard to make?

    Kelli Sheppe

  22. Everything ios so lovely Rhondi, but if I were having tea with you it would be your company that would be lovliest of all:>) I look forward to joining your party when I get back from my bloggy break.

  23. I am coming for tea but plan on leaving with those two incredible chairs. Every time I see them on your blog I go nuts. They are amazing. I had no idea you were doing a tea Mr. Linky but since I have tons of teapots I think I will join in the future. Off to look at what everyone eles has posted too. This is fun.

  24. What a wonderful idea! I already posted today, but perhaps next week. I adore all your blue and white and am envious of that gorgeous wood floor! It was like I was almost there with you, thanks for the tea party!

  25. Hi: I love your tea set and your party was wonderful. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  26. So beautiful -- your teaset and your home. Your color scheme is exactly to my taste. And those sandwiches look very tasty indeed. Many blessings, Tammy

  27. Rhondi, your tea party is beautiful, and I love that your upholstery even matches the tea party! That tea set is gorgeous, and I love your wicker tea cart. I really want one of those cucumber sandwiches. laurie

  28. Oh, I do love a tea party! How did you know that cucumber sandwiches are my favorite? I so enjoy my visits to your home with all its beautiful things, but I especially like my visits with you. You are such a dear person!
    I'm having a tea party on Thursday for Alphabe-Thursday, but just didn't have it together in time for your Tuesday Tea Party. I wish I had planned better. Hope to see you on tomorrow though. Please stop by for a little "Ginger Tea Party".

  29. ADORABLE!!!!!!




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