Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Tea Party by the Pool for 2

Tina, my daughter from next door asked me to watch my granddaughter in the morning since she has to take pictures for a local magazine. Of course, I am always happy to do that. Reese is so well behaved. I watched her yesterday too and she did ask me then if we could have a tea party.

This morning, she came in all dressed up. Her mom said she did not know why Reese wanted to dress up to come here, then I realized she wanted to have a tea party, lol.

And so the ritual of setting up the table and picking what tea items to use began. She loves doing that with me and she knows exactly what we need.

We picked a hand painted Lefton green and pink tea set that was made in Japan. It is one of my favorites and it is not too big, so perfect just for the 2 of us.

We used tea cups by Gracie China. Because the tea set has pink roses on them, I thought of using my Meissen napkin rings too for the roses.
 We set the coffee table on the back porch by the pool.

 I also thought we would use these individual footed sweets server. I got them on clearance in a TJ Maxx store when we went to Park City, UT a few weeks ago. We had little butter pound cakes. Reese loves Oreo cookies so I added some of them too.
 They have a pink rose and other flowers too. I know I don't need to buy anymore tableware but I could not resist this sweet design and the colors and the price, $8 for all 4, I think.

And there's my little tea party goer with her dainty little fingers in her beautiful purple gown.

 She is always so happy and it is such a pleasure to have her around!

 Thank you so much for stopping by! And thanks to the hostesses of the memes that I will be joining.

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Thelma said...

A lovely tea party. Your granddaughter is adorable. The tea set and tea cups are so pretty.


Adorable Christine ! She is such a doll and your teaset is one of my favs from you.
What fun you are having. I'm also going to see my cuties Saturday as we are attending a big wedding over there and at the same time visit with my dear Sofie and family.

Bernideen said...

Dear Christine and Reese:
What a darling dress Reese is wearing and such a beautiful young lady! Reese looks like a professional model. I love the table and tea set and what a fun time with your Grandmother! These years pass so quickly. I wish we could hold them there longer. Thanks Christine for a wonderful post, sharing and linking!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh isn't this just the sweetest tea post ever??!!

Wee Reese is a beauty - and her dress and the tea time - just so lovely and adorable!

These will be memories she carries for a lifetime. SO awesome!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a special tea party! You are so blessed to have your daughter and granddaughter living next to you! Lots of precious memories you are making!

Michele said...

i can see why she wanted to have a tea party with you because you really know how to do it right! this looks like just the sweetest time! happy pink saturday! xo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O My Goodness is reese a sweetie!! And she looks so lovely and her pretty dress!! Beautiful pieces that you chose for your tea party!!
Thanks so muchf ro stopping by!!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How adorable is Reese and she even dressed up in a pretty dress for the tea party! Don't we just love making memories with our sweet grands, Christine?

Aida said...

Love the tea set and the cakes must be delicious! The tea princess is so adorable! I like the way she holds the tea cup, she knows what she is doing. I reckon we should all dress up like that when we are having a cup of tea.
Enjoy and have a wonderful week.


Vanessa said...

I love this idea. Your tea sets is gorgeous and Reese is beautiful. I'm so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. Hope you have a great week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet little tea party for Reese and her Grammy! She looks so pretty in her gown and the china is perfect. And what is a tea party without cake! So much fun for the two of you to enjoy and I am glad you shared it with us. Have a lovely week, Christine.


Antiques And Teacups said...

So cute to treat your special girl to a special tea! Love the teaset and the treats look like they were perfect! Such a happy tea time! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Martha's Favorites said...

Your granddaughter is adorable. I love that she wants to have tea with you, mine does too. Your tea set is perfect. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Karen said...

Oh Reese is a little doll and how lucky you are that she lives close by. Is it right next door? I have a wee grand daughter and would love to be closer - she's just a 20 minute ride away but I miss her. What a beautiful tea set and teacups and your individual miniature cake stands are so sweet. You are such a wonderful grandma and I am sure Reese will always enjoy her tea now in pretty cups. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words. Your pool looks so inviting! Such a gorgeous home you have! Blessings, Karen

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Beautiful table Christine. It's so nice to see you getting to share such sweet times with your dear granddaughter. P.S. those outdoor pillows are stunning as well. Love those colors.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh how adorable is this sweet tea party Christine! I love it. That Reese is such a beauty! Our 5 year old grandgirl had her papa on the front porch this past Saturday having a tea party while I painted and done crafts with the 8 year old grandgirl. Sure wished I had of snapped some pictures now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Margie said...

What a sweet tea! I would totally wear Reese's pretty purple dress if it came in an adult size!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How sweet is this! She's so cute and looks like she's enjoying doing this. I remember having play tea parties with a friend when I was a child but of course ours with with a tin cup set and not so elegant! She will remember these fun moments with you and hold them fondly in her memories. The Lefton tea set is beautiful!

Sandra Lee said...

What a lovely setting for a tea party! Those Target servers are so cute and I hope can find some. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story and have a fun weekend.

Stacey said...

Christine, you may have lots of dishes and special pieces but it's clear that you enjoy this! Your little sweet one does too.

Thank you for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Christine, what a little doll she is in her purple dress! Love your dainty teapot and the footed servers. Yes, how could you resist?

Summer said...

Your grand daughter is cute! Love the decor ♥

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