Friday, June 17, 2016

Tea Time with Grandkids in the Garden

My daughter Tina, who lives next door to us said she has a shooting (she is a photographer) the following day so could I watch her kids. I asked the kids what they would want to do while at our house and they all responded "TEA PARTY!!! in unison.

And so tea party it is! I had told Reese one time to wear a nice dress with a hat the next time we have a tea party.  And she remembered! She really takes our tea parties seriously.

The boys are on vacation so they were invited too.
The kids helped me set up the table. Right away, Reese said we need a cover for the table. She sure is learning fast, lol. She was also the one who picked which teapot we would use and she chose the Fitz & Floyd with a coccatiel finial.

I had a full size tea cup but I took out smaller ones for the kids but they kept asking for refills. I might as well have used full sized ones for them too.

It was kinda hot cause the sun was on us but we all had fun.

We also had macarons, little ones that I brought all the way from our last trip in Marseilles some oreo cookies and merengue drops.









My tea cup has a lily of the valley pattern

"Indian Tree" demitasse cups for the grands.



Thank you so much for stopping by and to the hostesses
for hosting these fun parties.


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

It's Summertime!....Shells!

It's been summer for quite some time in Florida. It's time to go to the beach! Somehow, when you live here, the beach is taken for granted. But we should go  more often. I thought I would set up a table with a beachy theme so I can get excited about going.
 
I could not find some of my clear aqua plates so I mixed them up with some shell plates Yes, I am still organizing my boxes in the garage but I have made lots of progress.





I started with my blue and coral tablecloth with shells, sand dollars and starfish.
I borrowed this grassy pot with shells from the bathroom.
Actually, most of the pieces I used in my centerpiece are from our master bath surrounding the jacuzzi, except for the coral candelabra. I just got it out of the box in the garage and it broke but I was able to glue it together.


The plate chargers are capiz I bought from Pier 1 many years ago. I think this is the first time I ever used them.

I have so many different beach themed napkin rings but I chose these 2 alternatively, coral made out of pearls and a fan shaped ceramic with shells. I also used 2 types of goblets because I could not find one of the aqua fleur de lis stems. Only 7 would fit in the box when I packed so one was packed with others. Who knows when I will ever get to it. Notice how I used a fishing net for a runner? I think I bought it from the Key West. You will also find some fish S & P shakers in the mosaic below.

I have a pair of shell shaped French Serves with ormolu compotes. I thought I'd show them since they go with my theme. They are on the buffet near the window.



Shell flatware


We have several French Serves pieces in this celeste blue color around the house. John used to collect them.


I pulled this "Amourette" collection of Tracy Porter for the tea set.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Memorial Day, 2016 Fun


It was a fun weekend, hectic but relaxing at the same time. My daughter and her family had a volleyball party at their house on Saturday and then we had a picnic and swimming party at our house the next day.

With some Polish pottery accessories as part of the centerpiece, I set up our table on the back porch.



In memory of our brave soldiers who gave up their lives defending us and our freedom, I used my Staffordshire historic colonial plate set.
The red, white and blue bike napkin rings are perfect for an outdoor setting. I got them from Sur La Table a few years ago on clearance for under $2 each.




It was Tina's turn to cook but I made caprese salad on skewers. I got my idea from Chloe of http://celebrateanddecorate.com/. Thanks Chloe!
Typical picnic food, good ole grilled hamburgers,  hotdogs and Polish sausage. They were yummy! I love eating outside, with the dog cleaning up whatever falls on the floor.

The kids had fun swimming.
Thanks you so much for the visit and thanks to our hostesses of the parties I link to. I truly appreciate you all.

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