VALENTINE BREAKFAST TEA

Welcome to the 50th Tea Time Tuesday

Today not only am I sharing a Valentines Breakfast my husband cooked for me,
last year I entered one of the photo to Terra Traditions on facebook, in a Valentine Contest.
I won a beautiful linen photo album with my Valentine Breakfast photo on the front.

TWO HEARTS

Menu
Scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, heart shaped pancakes, strawberry preserves, orange juice and black tea.

Our breakfast table in the kitchen is set with a white table cloth, red place mats, and the flatware is monogrammed with our initial. The new white teapot, I just got from a store called Jerome Tanks in Philadelphia, Mississippi for five dollars. This is a great store, everything is new and they carry just about anything you can think of.

The centerpiece is a vase of three light roses, with tiny hearts, and two birds, I bought at the Dollar Tree. The red plates are from Walmart.
Two red candles sit upon my Early American Prescut crystal, as are the butter dish, creamer, sugar dish, and juice glass.

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Now being from the South,  YOU know we have got to have our grits.
Living in Mississippi,  I grew up with grits for breakfast, while traveling, in Florida, Carolinas
They had grits with their fish. I tried it, but I love grits better for Breakfast!

Hubby sat down and looked at the white dishes. Where did these come from? I said they were your grandmother’s everyday dishes. I got the dishes for our daughter, Suzette after the family had taken what they wanted after your Grandmother on your Daddy’s side died. They were left in the house for years.
 I took them out of the cabinet this week and cleaned them up.
 Hubby said I have not seen these white dishes since I was around twelve,
 for his Grandmother had left the old dishes in the old home place, 
when she moved into a home beside one of her daughters. 
He was so happy to see his Grandmother’s dishes.

Close up of the place setting.
Using these words below with my photo is how I won the album from Terra Traditions.
Now if you knew my husband, this is the loveliest words he has ever said to me!

As we sat at the breakfast table, I looked down at the plate,
 and said you made two hearts.
 Hubby said, for that is all we need.

Two hearts, Yours and Mine.

Being from the South, we have got to have our grits!

I set the table and Hubby cooked breakfast, while I had a relaxing soak in the bath.
 I stayed in a little longer and the grits had dried out just a little.

 
Our first Valentine’s Breakfast in thirty-one years of marriage.
Such a lovely way to start this day.
I entered my photo on Terra Traditions facebook page, last February for a Valentine Contest, where they were giving away a lovely linen photo album with the winner’s photo on front.
On my Valentine Tea photo notice the lovely Swarovski Crystals.
This wonderful album came in a wonderful box, I keep it stored in.

I just love the Swarovski Crystals, on the grits, glasses, dishes, and on the bottom of the album.
The linen is so lovely, I wish you could feel it in person.
 The gold tassel is so pretty with my Breakfast Valentine’s Tea photo.
This photo album holds 200 4×6 photos
 Each page has a place to hold two photo’s with a Memo bar on the side. 
I am so excited to finally get to share with you my lovely photo album,
 with my Breakfast Tea on front of the album.
 I won from Terra Traditions
My husband thinks I should only put Tablescape photos and Teas in this photo album. 
I have only added one. lol I took it out so you  would not see it, 
for it one I have not shown as of yet. 
Isn’t my custom made album lovely???
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A DAY SPENT WITH GRANDSON AND THE LITTLE RED HEN

Welcome to the 49th Tea Time Tuesday 
Today I want to share with you a post from last year.
 last week I shared a Tea Party for the girls, today is for the boys!


Here is our own Little Red Hen with her rooster, Big Red!

GRANPAPPY PICKED THE WHEAT FROM THE FIELD

This was a very fun day with my grandson’s and a very well teaching day too. They enjoyed it so much and Granna did too!

My grandson’s, Creighton and Gage, picked the wheat’s grain from the stalk.

We took turns pounding the wheat grains to make the flour.

My grandson’s and I read the book THE LITTLE RED HEN.
After reading the book:
I asked my grandson’s, now who will help me pick the grain from the wheat, they chimed in we will, who will help me make the flour, they chimed in we will, now who will help me bake little cakes, they chimed in we will, now who will help me eat the cake, they chimed in we will, at last, who will help me clean up the dishes,
they chimed we will.
Gage and Creighton at Granna’s giving a helping hand!

As you can see we did not make enough flour for our cake, my grandson’s wanted to know how the mix turn chocolate. I had to do a little fudgeing to sneak in a chocolate cake mix and by having a chocolate syrup near by and we added a little bit.



 They loved adding the eggs, and milk, and oil. The biggest fun was when they spooned the mix into the mini cupcake pan. They watched the clock while the cake was baking.
 Another teaching process, that was just plain and simple fun to them. 


Yes, we were careful and washed our hands,
 after handling the eggs.
Our table is set to eat the little cakes, right off the plate!

We had iced tea with these cakes!

I wish everyday could be as this day. 
With my little grandson’s helping hands!

The boys loved this day. 
Such a wonderful day spent with my Grandsons.


Here is an updated photo of my kitchen above the stove.



 I cut boards and painted the shelves in my favorite Gentleman’s blue. Hubby put the shelves together for me. For the vertical shelf, I placed the boards just right to fit each old pieces, I have collected,
 On top of this shelf is some kind of grinder, Grind O Mat, not sure what it was used for, plus a wire rooster basket.


On third shelf has a metal French fry cutter, ( I bought in Tappahannock,VA at the Antique Mall),  it is like the one I used as a young girl. I just loved making French fries with this cutter! 


Second shelf holds a fruit juicer, it has a spout to pour out the juice, found this juicer in our Craftsman’s Bungalow! 


The Fourth shelf holds my Husband’s family Juice King, they always squeezed lemons and oranges in this old machine. 


The fifth shelf holds an old coffee pot, that was used on the stove eye to make coffee,  a garage sale find. A new Folgers coffee tin sits beside the coffee pot.
For the shelf above my old 1950 stove, I used a leaf from an old round table. I added a board across the front so thing would not fall off  onto the stove. My husband added the braces to mimic the look of his grandparents mantel which is hung above a doorway to hold my old tins. The shelf holds old enamel blue pots,pans, a roaster, and a jar of Apple Cider, from Williamsburg, VA.
Wish I had a jar of Apple Cider now! It was so good!





Notice my trash can, it’s a laundry basket!
Just above the stove, I had a blacksmith hand forged rack and hangers to hold my spatulas. Behind it I added a rooster rack and two cast iron larger rooster at each end. 
I spray painted the black iron shelves, bought from a yard sale. 
The red stoneware, gift from my daughter, Suzette, came from a yard sale. Does she know where I love to shop? lol


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LITTLE GIRL’S TEA PARTY

Welcome to the 48th Tea Time Tuesday  
Today in my parlor my Granddaughter’s had a guest join them for a Tea Party
My Granddaughter Hannah, is four years old
My Granddaughter, Brianna is three years old
 My friend Earlene’s Granddaughter, Maggie she is six years old
Earlene made a video of their Tea Party, I was not dressed, and hope she did not get me in the video! lol
I even made a few mistakes, for I have never been video during a Tea

 The three girls are ready to start the Tea Party!

 Cheese cake, Strawberry pastry, and two types of cookies.
Maggie and her Grandmother made the cookies today, as I got the table ready for Tea
The cupids I made from ceramics and painted years ago.
Notice the wonderful trunk, Maggie brought it full of dresses 
The little girls loved looking at all the dresses in the trunk
Oh, yes they are planning another Tea Party!
Many to pick from!
What a lovely way to spend the afternoon, teaching little girls about Tea, Dresses, and Sheep!
 I think Earlene and I enjoyed this Tea as much as the three lovely little girls!
As we served Hot Tea, I decided to pour, usually Hannah pours and serves. I know she was disappointed, for she always is the hostess when she an Brianna have Tea.
Brianna is thinking, I placed my napkin on the table, oh should I leave the table?
Strawberry preserves for the cheese cake is in a little crystal bowl
While they had the Tea Party, we talked of my sheep, and how I spin the sheep’s wool, 
and knit, weave. We even looked out to the pasture to let Maggie see the baby lambs, next time we will visit the barn, for today it was too wet, to go out in their lovely dresses!
Brianna wears a dress from Maggie’s trunk
Hannah decided to wear a dress of her own
Maggie wore a dress from her trunk also
All the little girls in their fancy finery already for Tea
How they loved the shoes from Maggie’s trunk
Yes, they love Fancy dresses and pretty shoes
As they had Tea, I talked with each on how to stir the sugar,
 and milk without making a jingling sounds in their teacup. How not use the sugar spoon to stir your own tea. Where to place your spoon after you have stirred your Tea. Then how to look in your Teacup as you sip your Tea, no we do not sip our Tea from a spoon.
They love pouring their own milk, and adding the sugar. 
The little girls had Hot Tea, Tasha Tudor’s Breakfast Tea, the milk helps cool it down, 
for safety, I did pour each cup. They loved seeing the tea leaves as they were caught in the strainer,
 and placed back into it little cup.
What could be more lovely than seeing my Granddaughters, adoring their fancy dresses
Maggie and Hannah playing dress up, tie the bow on Brianna’s dress.
Yes, Maggie has invited them to come to a Tea Party in her play house.

Maggie is was so happy with her bow
Maggie, now takes the time to fluff out the dress
The girls are using a Tea Set, my sister gave to me years ago.
Notice the tea napkins, and the cupid napkin rings I made too.
The table cloth a resent find for $1.00 at a garage sale.
A sheep and lamb sits in the center, as I have 3 new baby lambs born.
A little place setting using demitasse teacups, and flatware
We talked of the spearmint leaves on the cream cheese cake,
 Yes, you can make, 
Tea, I crushed a leaf and let Maggie smell
How Lovely and Charming are these three lovely girls!
Thank  you Maggie for coming to Tea!
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A TRAY OF TEA ON WINTER ICEY DAY

Welcome to the 46th Tea Time Tuesday
Here in the South on a cold icy day a hot cup of Tea warms the heart.
January is National Hot Tea Month! 
Tray before adding the food
I used a vintage Tea Towel,and napkin,
 given to me from my sister, Gloria
I used a vintage doily, I found years ago at a garage sale. 
This Florist Teapot was given to me near 30 years ago, by my sister-in-law Judy,
I have never used it before today, it still has a price sticker of $15.00 and from MCRAE’S
Sitting close to the wood heater in the family room in our 100 year old Craftsman’s Bungalow 
An afternoon for knitting, with the icey day outdoors 

A perfect afternoon to read The Muse’s lovely book of poetry,
while enjoying a tray of Tea

Yes, I’m just about ready for my Tea, first check on the sheep, which will lamb soon

A pillow to lend comfort as I enjoy my Afternoon Tea, in the family room
My Tea Tray set on the ottoman. My knitting is on another ottoman,
 my husband uses to sit on while loading wood into the heater.

Small sugar and creamer go with my Spring Teapot Set
Ham Sandwiches on round whole wheat bread, a little cake, with cookies with Hot Tea
I adore this small tray so much, I bought two on sale for $5.00,
 my daughter, Jennifer brought me another a few weeks later. Now I have three!
The red tray my daughter Suzette, bought two for me.
How I love to sit and sip Tea, while reading The Muse’s lovely book. 
The scarf will have to wait another day, for I am lost inside of this lovely book.
My family room decor is Native American Indian, 
I made the frame of the Native American Indian print is in.
 The print of the woods was my 90 year old neighbors. 
It reminds me of the back of our farm where our land ends.  I painted old end tables.  
I sprayed two old gold lamps black, 
and added black trim beads around the lamp shade rim.
I studied long ago to be a floral designer, and at the time I was given this Florist Teapot, 
I had no idea I would one day own a Florist, many years ago.


The reason I am using this Teapot today, 
I wanted to share my Good News!
A Dream has come true for my family, 
We now own an Old General Store, with a Cafe, 
and many rooms to add more, 
one room shall be a Tea Room! 
The name of the store shall be Leesburg Mercantile
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
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WINTER TABLESCAPE

Welcome to the 45th Tea Time Tuesday  
January is National Hot Tea Month

ON THIS WINTER SNOWY DAY 
A SILVER AND CRYSTAL TABLE SETTING

I am reposting this Tablescape I did last year, I see a lot of changes in my dining room, 
and hopefully more to come.
Why not add a pot of Hot Tea, and cups and saucers to your Table


As I look out my door,  at the  lovely site of snow
Yes, there sit my old claw foot bath tub.  I had hubby to bring out to be refinished.

I decided to add silver balls to my Early American Prescut Crystal, with silver trees 


A view of the table set with my silver and Early American Prescut Crystal



A close up of and Early American Prescut Crystal water glass
A cup and saucer ready for a hot cup of tea
 The stemware that came from Dollar Tree

As you enter the dining room from the family room
I didn’t get this one straight! My camera was acting up, as was my hands with the tablecloth

I ordered a new one last week, it was suppose to be here last Friday, I sure hope it comes today! 

Looking for UPS! lol My Cannon I have loved is on a recall list. I sure hope they get it fixed!


Place setting of silver chargers, with Early American Precut Crystal



View to the China Closet
Yes I have it stuffed full, the door is open on one side


Notice the different chairs in my dining room? Now I have the wooden ones. Look at my last post of my Gingerbread Men and Peppermint Tablescape, You can see the difference. Just click here. 

http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-and-peppermint-dishes.html
I soon hope to move the bench, which my grandchildren love to sit at, 
but I want to have just my chairs for a different look.



 I love the silver balls in the Crystal Bowls with the silver trees



My daughter found a few old pieces of this flatware, I loved it so.
 While looking in Walmart last summer
I came upon a reproduction of this flatware, which had fell in love with.
I bought two sets! 


Renaissance is the name of this lovely flatware that won my heart.

A View of the place setting using the Early American Precut Crystal 
plates, berry bowls, coasters, bread plates, water glass, cup and saucer

If you look close you might just see the lovely stars on the Crystal
I have a huge collection lot of pieces never shown
Today as I show you my table setting.
 Many people come into my website just to see some of my rarest finds
The glasses, and plates are rare finds

Center Piece with the candelabra I got for $1.00


As you leave today, here a wonderful view as the snow follows the creek back into the woods
These pictures were in the morning by afternoon we had over six inches.
Now they say were going to have snow again in a day, I wanting Spring to come, 
but looks like snow loves Mississippi this Winter. 


This Christmas Day 2010,  Snowflakes fell most of the day,
a baby lamb was born  this very day.
Her name is Hope

Hope


Then December 26, beneath the starlight another lamb, was born her name is Bella

Bella


My Gulf Coast Sheep are from Dempsey Perkins’ Gulf Coast Sheep bloodline, which goes back to the 1800. These sheep are on the critical list. I am so excited to have Mr. Perkins Ram from his farm, I toured his farm and fell in love with this breed of sheep. Mr. Perkins died just 3 months after he took me on a tour of his farm.  At the time I begged him to sell me some lambs, but he had not picked out the ones he wanted to keep. I found my Gulf Coast Sheep in the newspaper, about an hour from our home in a place called Sunrise. I knew they were registered, but not that the Ram Quincy was from Dempsey Perkins’ farm. 
I was so happy to have not only the Ram but four Ewes from his bloodline.

As all know, I love roosters, when I was at the farm Dempsey Perkins’ wife and daughter showed me the wool, spun and carded. I bought some wool to spin.

Then we went to the house, where I feel in love with her Rooster Rug. 
Mrs. Perkins told me where to go in Quincy, Louisiana to purchase it, 
I bought two Rooster Rugs, I’m sure you have seen in my kitchen.

 I have an old walking spinning wheel and Mr. Perkins, one of the nicest men you could know, was to make me new parts for my Walking Wheel. But it was not to be as I was traveling/working. 
By the time I had got home he had already passed. 

I shall always remember the lovely day I spent with the Perkins on their wonderful farm!

Ewe is a ( female sheep)
Ram is a ( male sheep)

on the left Sunrise is two years old,  she is Bella ( Dam) Mother
Trixie, Hope’s Mother is not in this photo for she is up in the barn with Hope.
My ram tore down the feeder, So he is now in another pasture at the back of the barn. 
Soon we hope to have more lambs running around, as all these Ewe’s are to give birth soon. As Sunrise did the night this photo was taken. Joline maybe expecting twins.
from left to right
Sunrise, Sunset, Joline, and Sadie 



My two lambs, Hope and Bella love to run, jump, and play together,
and I love watching from the French Doors!
Thank You for letting me share not only my Table Setting, but my love of sheep on my farm.

As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine

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