Monday, April 18, 2011

Front Porch Tea

I was playing WORD on my i phone with a friend this morning when I thought about having a tea party for mama and me. My friend who I was playing with text me about something. I asked her if she wanted to join us and she did!

We had tea on the front porch. See the ants carrying the watermelon? It's a tealight candle holder. I ordered it from AJ for her school's fund raising. I know it is daytime but the candle is citronella and I did not want the real bugs around. The fake ones, however, joined us here and they are very much welcomed.

I used my Fitz and Floyd "Bellacara" tea set. Do you like my bunny shaped napkin? I have instructions on how to fold this. Leave me a comment if you are interested. I think it will look more of a bunny if the napkin is not printed.

We had mango/passion fruit tea.

Our grass is so long and the guy who usually cuts it did not show up last week. That guy who occasionally does some work for us cleaning the gutters, etc., stopped by and asked if I needed something done, I asked him to mow and trim the bushes. He has no equipment and we only have a push mower but he was able to use it. John bought it initially to get some exercise, used it maybe for 10 minutes and it just sat in the garage ever since, lol.

Bumble bee napkin rings. I really like using these for an outdoor setting. I love the whimsical look.

There's ma and me.

and us with my friend, Debjani.

For something that was a spur of the moment tea time, we had a lot of fun just chatting and relaxing on the front porch while sipping tea and eating cookies.

Cheryl's egg buttercream cookies, brownies, cashew butter cookies, almond drops and I don't know what the other one is called.

The tray has birds on it.

I am linking with the following Tuesday tea parties: Lady Katherine's Teatime Tuesday at Wanda Lee's Tuesday Tea for 2 at WandaLee and Pam's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Sandi's Teatime Tues at Teacup Tuesday with Martha and Terri at

Thanks for hosting, sweet ladies!

And thank you all for coming by!


Jacqueline said...

What a lovely tea you had! I love how whimsical it is with gynormous bugs acting as if they were invited! Those watermelon toting ants have to be my favorite. You are too too much fun!


Oh wow!, my dear Christine...what a nice time you had with mother looking great and your friend! Having delicious tea with those yummy goodies on such beautiful tea set and mugs, awesome, as everything you do, such beautiful things you have, darling!
Hugs to all of you... and I do wish I was there!

Tricia said...

Oh, that first photo of you and your mama is wonderful! Your impromptu tea looked amazing -- how lovely to have such a pretty tea set and other goodies on hand. You work fast!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

OMGoodness, y'all are so adorable. I love the ants carrying the watermelon! I can tell y'all are having so much fun. I love it! This post has made my morning.

mississippi artist said...

Your Mom I looking great.Looks like a lot of fun, love the tray and the ants in the watermelon are so cute.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a fun time! I made a napkin bunny this week too, how fun:@)

Dolores said...

Christine, I love your spontaneity! Here you are playing a game with a friend on your phone, and then you whip out this perfect little tea party. Everything looks so cute... love the dishes!

The picture of you and your mom are real KEEPERS.... wonderful picture!!

Snap said...

What a fun tea party! I love the bunny folded napkin. Beautiful photos of you and your Mother. Lovely! Happy Tea Day!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Awe everything looks so nice....looks like you guys had a lovely relaxing time :)

Darla said...

Ya'll look like you are having a great time! You have so many beautiful things, just where do you find them all? I read you are in the south, may I inquire where?

Willow said...

I just adore that teaset. I also enjoyed seeing pictures of you and your family. You have a beautiful family.

Tracey said...

I just love the way you display everything so beautifully! I'm having a friend for tea next week and I hope the weather is pleasant - I may just have to copy some of your ideas!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yum! What a delightful tea, Christine! Everything is so cute, and yes, I do love your bunny shaped napkin! Love the bees and grasshopper too! Adorable tea today! Thanks for joining me for tea and Happy Easter.


Penny said...

They always say that the spur of the moment parties are the bes.

I love all your tea things - they are so bright and lively.Your assortment of bugs and friends was great -and add much whimsy to the occasion.


Kathy said...

That is the cutest tea light holder! Your impromptu tea is beautiful - looks like a wonderful time - love all the details.
Hope you're having a marvelous day,

Diann said...

What a fun and cute tea! I love the teaset and all your sweet accessories~!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful set, Christine! I love the birds on top of both the lids. And your tray works so well with it, too! How cute are those ants carrying the watermelon ~ great conversation piece.

Richard Cottrell said...

Love the watermelon, your tables are always so fun and colorful. I bet you are going to have a fun and wonderful easter. I hope so. Thanks for the check it came today. Hope you enjoy the magazine. Richard at My Old Historic House

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is such a cutest, bright and cheery tea post!!!
I love the ants carrying the watermelon!! So sweet!! And the bird tea set!! To die for!!
And the goodies!! I am drooling!!
What a delight to visit here today!!


aimee said...

i want to be at that table with all fo you and those goodies! adorabel pictures of you, your mom,and friend! I love tea parties.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You always look pretty in your pictures...I hate having my picture taken! I love how well the tea set matches the tray. My favorite item is the cute. It looks like a fun time!

Terri said...

Oh how fun! You and your Mama look so sweet together! Your tea time with your friend too is so special. What a vibrant tea set! The tea cups are lovely too.

lvroftiques said...

Awww everything looks so pretty and delicious Christine! Those little bugs are adorable! And I always love to see pix of you and your mama *winks* Vanna

Kathleen said...

How cute, mama looks good! You crack me up with your comment about the lawn mower!

Debbie said...

OK, that's it. Now I want to copy you and have a tea party on my porch. And I want to invite my mom, too. This was so pretty and festive and just plain HAPPY. I love your tea set.

And I could not get over the beautiful greens surrounding you. So funny that you have now made the lawn mowing man famous in Blog Land.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Christine, I do believe that everything you do is beautiful! I enjoyed your tea party and meeting your Mom and your friend.

Have a wonderful day,

Kathy M.

Traci said...

Christine, you have the cutest stuff! It's all so unique! It looks like y'all had a great afternoon.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

You have one of the happiest blogs that I have seen in blog land. I love your unique things, and just sitting around having tea and eating cookies on the porch with family and friends sounds so fun. I just love coming here, especially now that I can comment. Have a wonderful Easter Christine.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

So pretty! And I really love how you LOVE your Mom so much! She is just so cute! Know what else I love? Your goodies that you served and that tea service. I just ordered a little box of Cheryl's cookies and they ARE good, and that birdie tea set is just so colorful and adorable. You are just the best hostess! Good thing I don't live near you, I'd be over all the time and you wouldn't be able to get rid of me. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a perfect tea you had. I so much wanted to order the Cheryl's cookies but I knew I would eat them all myself so I didn't buy any. I love when they have those awesome deals. I love how you take time to relax and enjoy tea!

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