Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tea Party

In the pleasant green Garden
We sat down to tea

We all were so happy
As happy could be,

On that bright Summer's day
When she asked us to tea

-The Tea Party by Kate Greenway


Earl Grey
Jeffrey T. Larson via here


Granddaddy suggested he and Mischief have a Sunday afternoon tea party.  Until this weekend, she had only hosted imaginary guests, serving pretend food on a plastic princess tea set

"No Momma, I want to have a real tea party."  So we picked flowers, made lemonade and asked Granddaddy to pick up a few sweets.

Preparing her table in the courtyard



The guest of honor

Amen






Cheers





A parting gift for her guest



The proud hostess



UPDATE:  what a difference a day makes.  Since posting these photos I've been called by vacation Bible School asking me to retrieve Mischief who was in a full blown crying melt-down.  She didn't even survive an hour of the very first day

Mayhem has since pulled the above pictured teapot off the counter, breaking it

Felt guilty looking at this post this morning...not an honest depiction of our reality!




12 comments:

deb* said...

God Bless Grandads--what a sweet afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I adore the original post AND your update! The photos are wonderful - my favorites to date. Mischief setting the wee table with papa bear and baby chairs is priceless, and could your father look more dapper?!? I'm so glad the pretty flowered tea pot had one last hurrah!
xo
MK

Gail, in northern California said...

I love it that your father dressed for the special occasion.

Post-tea party......just a part of life and you took it well.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Dad is only dressed (in Matlock attire) because he had not yet changed from church...glad we caught him on a Sunday

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

okay, your dad needs the award for grandfather of the year-especially with the tiara shot! that made me laugh out loud! ADORABLE!!! and love the seersucker!!! did i spell that right?

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Lucy: he wants to be buried in her seersucker suit. My Mother is terrified he will pass away in the winter...says "it will have to be closed casket"

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I Dream Of said...

Both your post and your update had me in smiles and giggles this morning. The tea party is just the sweetest, and both the hostess and her guest of honor look so pleased. Even when life gets quite messy around the edges, it's nice to have perfectly lovely memories like this that will last forever.
I'd love to come for tea! XO

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This is truly the sweetest thing.......the actual tea party done in high style; a memory for a lifetime. Oh, and the aftermath..... something to laugh about! :)

pve design said...

I don't know what I like the most, Grandfather's bow tie.
The seersucker suit. The spectacles. The pretties.
Mayhem's glorious smile, the sweets, the fresh posies, or the history. I think it is good to always stay focused on the good things. Is there another tea pot in her future?
pve

kayce hughes said...

It is all real. The latter situations will always happen but I love that you took the time to make the former happen too!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I love this post! Very charming. The hostess looks so sweet, and the guest of honer very smart in his seersucker suit.
So sorry to hear about the hostess' first day at school :-( Hope all is well and, a new pot is ready for the next tea party.
Cheers,
Loi

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