Valentine’s Tea in the Gazebo

Welcome to My Cup of Tea 

My Cup of Tea is things I love. 

An Afternoon Tea I  was so pleased to be able to do in  Pelahatchie,Mississippi  Gazebo

I contacted the city, got permission to do this Tea.

Place-setting: Beaded placemats, ruffled charger, plates, and martini glass  Walmart

Heart dish: Ross

Cup Saucer: Ross

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Centerpiece: Cupid dish antique full of silk hydrangeas

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Tea set: from Ross

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Three Tier Server: TJ Max

Sandwiches, Scones, and Cookies

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Heart Peppermint brownies, I made

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May I pour you a cup of Tea

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Bird’s eye view

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Bowl with cookies: Ross

Clotted Cream bowl with sprinkled peppermint: Ross

White cupid: a gift long ago

Cupids: I made and painted

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Thank you for joining me for Valentine’s Tea in the Gazebo

Ladyka

Easter Picnic

Welcome to THAT’S MY CUP OF TEA
This Easter will spend the afternoon outdoors hunting eggs with our grandchildren.
We decided to have a picnic with just finger foods.
As you will see why we there is no flatware used
We will have iced tea, as it was a hot afternoon.
My whole family is to be here,
it’s been a while since we all had a gathering together as family
My daughters, and grandchildren help take out the dishes and set the tables.
My grandmothers pink roses in the background are blooming a few weeks early this year
By the end of next week they should be in full bloom
Hoping I can do a tea, as I usually do each year
I want to thank my daughters, son-in-laws, and my grandchildren
for setting up the tables.
I uploaded my photos and learning to size them in a different way, on WordPress.
My rabbit on the wagon is carrying egg cups, and dyed egg the grandchildren dyed.
My grandchildren also came up with the idea, and put them in the wagons.
Centerpiece: is my two rabbit wagons, and a bunch of star gazer lilies,
my daughter’s husband brought her.
Arbor of roses in background
Place setting of my Rabbit Birthday dishes, from Cracker Barrel
Charger from Walmart
Goblets from thrift store with napkin inside
I just love my rabbit wagon from Cracker Barrel
My friend Lene, stopped by, we sat at the tea table, between the picnic,
and the children’s table
Yes, I still look pale, and I have on makeup! lol
My grandchildren set up their table, and had to have the tea cups they always drink out of.
They picked out what they wanted to use on the tables
My grandchildren placed eggs all around a tray,
I was really proud of them,
setting both tables
Thank you for joining me for Tea, I hope you all had a lovely Easter.
 Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Table Top TuesdaySusan at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape ThursdayMichael Lee at Designs By Gollum
for Foodie FridayLaurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
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Beverly for Pink Saturdayat How Sweet the Sound
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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Just a Peek at Brianna’s Tea Party

Tea Time!!! Soon I shall be sharing several Teas This is just a peek at my Granddaughter Brianna Tea Party for her 5th Birthday with her Mother Jennifer

I made all the hats, Will be selling hats at the store and having Afternoon Teas and Tea Parties by reservation only. 

We will be adding a Bakery for we have a fabulous Baker! 

A Gourmet Cook

Lots changing going on at the store!

Store number is 601-854-6442

First time I have given out a telephone number, Can’t wait to see how many calls I get. Remember to ask for Katherine

Thank You everyone for staying around while we go through this new adventure!!!

Lady Katherine  

Lady Katherine Afternoon Birthday Tea

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A Special Afternoon Tea for Lady Katherine’s Birthday
All the battenburg tablecloths and napkins are new for my Birthday. I had 3 new servers bought but were delivered after all the guest arrived, so I made do with my Early American Crystal, trays with bowls turned
upside down to serve the food on.
My guest are arriving as I am getting dressed.
A Birthday gift from my sister-in-law Judy
Faye at one of the table setting
 My friend Kathy with Lady Katherine
Everyone thought the teapot cake was ceramic
 Clotted cream, lemon curd, honey, strawberry preserves
My daughter, Jennifer is teaching herself to make cakes, she made this teapot cake for my Birthday
Spearmint frozen Tea I made from the herbs in my garden
Lady Katherine and Hazel, The red hat a Birthday gift from my friend Kathy
Carmel pie, blueberry muffins, pecan pies, roma tomatoes sandwiches
Lemonade, chicken salad sandwiches, pastries
Teaching a little Tea Etiquette.
I used my Old Country Roses China, I did not have enough pieces for this large of a group, for I have been collecting the oldest set, My sister-in-law Judy went by the mail and brought the rest of the pieces needed.
You probably noticed some of the tables aren’t furnished setting. Not sure if you can see the little pink favor boxes filled with chocolate de creame tea, with their place card, a little bar of soap, and a  tiny teapot cookie
inside a a lace bag with green ribbon.
You may have noticed empty plates on the stands, the blueberry and cranberry scones were left warming under a light, until ready to serve
My daughter, Jennifer made the teapot cookies
With the help of the girls at the cafe, and my two daughters, Jennifer and Suzette
I could not have done this Tea Thank you for such a wonderful Birthday Gift Thank you for helping prepare the food, the tables, the decorating, all the errands ran for me. For the lovely cake, and cookies.
The girls at the cafe using my old carfe to refill the teapots
My guest list is very special, for these ladies, all while I been sick the last years, have brought food, picked up medication, brought me many gifts to brighten my days,  Kathy has taken me to the Doctors, driving an hour away to pick me up, an hour to the doctor, waited  hours while I was seen and having test, and driving me back home an hour, then driving home an hour.
I wanted to Thank  each one of them that have been there for my family and me.
Here I am trying not to cry as I tell what each lady has done for me, and how Thankful I am.
I think everyone had a few tears with me.
My sister-in-law Judy in the black hat, stayed and helped clean up until almost 9:00pm.
I was exhausted, but with her and the girls at the cafe all was was and dried
Saying Good-bye to my special friend Hazel, the first time I seen her in two years, she broke her hip,
and can’t drive, she use to visit and we would have Tea. So we missed each other so much
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Afternoon Tea, Tea started at 4:00pm and my last guest left at 7:30
I had a lovely time!!!! Thank you all for making my Birthday so wonderful!
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Click on the link to see many lovely Tablescapes
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Anniversary Tea

Welcome to the 92nd Tea Time Tuesday    
This week I am sharing our 34th Wedding Anniversary Tea Luncheon.
I wanted to do something special for my husband, but working everyday at the store, we have no time. 
So I stayed up the night before and packed all the dishes to surprise him with this Luncheon Tea.
In our on cafe we celebrated our 34th Anniversary.

I picked some herbs to garnish, but forgot and left them at home.
My husband’s place setting,
Using my old crystal glasses, plates, and a silver charger.
The flatware has the initials of our last name on them as does the napkin holder
My place setting
The Cafe’s little rolls, also made into chicken salad sandwiches, They were so good!
One of the girls made him a salad, and we used a few rolls for his meal.

Steak just the way he likes it

Birds eye view
My husband was surprised, as I was setting the table, I told him he had to go cook his own steak. lol
Our Cafe’s little rolls made perfect little chicken salad sandwiches, The Crystal dish has apple parfait in it! 
The plate is my Early American Prescut Crystal
My daughter, Suzette gave me this silver plated dish for Mother’s Day. I filled it with the Cafe’s Brownies, Cut bite size and covered in Crystallized Sugar, with Cheese Danish in the middle 
I just love the pattern on the tea cup, and filled with my favorite Vanilla Cream Tea,
I do love this Tea with sugar cubes and milk.
This Tea set is made of ceramic, has the look of silver. My sister-in-law, Judy gave to me for my Birthday.
 I have been saving it for a special occasion.
We have been childhood sweethearts, and best friends
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband, that been there for me
helping battle my heath issue. He is the greatest!

Cheers to 34 Years!

Thank you for joining my husband and I for our Tea!

Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Table Top Tuesday

 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape Thursday

Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
for Foodie Friday

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
for Saturday Favorites


The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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A Day in Vicksburg for Grandparents Day

Welcome to the 86th Tea Time Tuesday 

I want to share with you today, we had in Vicksburg, Mississippi for Grandparent’s Day.
The school was only having lunch, no program, as the seat was tiny and elbow to elbow.
We decided to spend our time with our grandson alone, taking him 
to another place to eat beside where a museum of :
The Mississippi  Tug Boat is in process of being built.
My husband and grandson Gage
Across the street is Rusty’s River Front Grill, where we ate
Photos hang on the wall of what Vicksburg use to look like many years ago
I loved this photo with the women in their finery! 
The old Mississippi River Bridge
Gage loved the train and boat
Photo of the Mississippi River frozen
Our daughter Jennifer surprised us, and joined us for lunch when she found out where we went
 Jennifer and my husband had the oyster poorboy
Gage had the grouper fish, from Destin, FL 
Gage and decided to leave Terry and Jennifer eating and took a walk around the grounds and over to the boat.
 I loved the sun, and the tile tables
 Granna and Gage off to see the boat again

 Mama, and Granpappy joined us
One last look at Rusty’s
We drove down to the old  Rail Road Station, which is being redone,
 after the 1991 flood of the Mississippi River

You can still see water mark on the bricks where it flooded

As my leg is still swollen, I sat in the truck, while they all went down to see the Mississippi River from the banks. Gage says this was much better than staying at school and eating!
We drove one more trip to Anchuca to see the Mansion where my daughter is getting married,
I will show it soon.
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Table Top Tuesday

 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape Thursday

Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
for Foodie Friday

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
for Saturday Favorites


The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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TEA WITH LADY KATHERINE

Welcome to the 70th Tea Time Tuesday
This week I using my Birthday dishes outside on a stump,
from a tree that fell with tree feet of our home.
This would make a wonderful outdoors Easter Tea, but as I was born on Good Friday, my husband bought me this set of dishes from Cracker Barrel for my Birthday.
Here in the background is the part of the tree which fell during a storm., 
just the day before my birthday last year.
Vintage cloth, and cups, I tried several different vintage cups for this Tea

I adore this rabbit on the wagon, so many things you can use it for. 
Filled with cupcakes in flower pots

Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
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AFTERNOON SUMMER TEA WITH OLD COUNTRY ROSES

Welcome to the 69th Tea Time Tuesday   
Join in my garden with my lovely roses.
Today I am using my Royal Albert Old Country Roses Fine China.
I have been collecting the oldest pattern of this china,
I still need more dinner plates, for today I used my husband’s 
grandmother’s everyday dishes with my china
This afternoon I decided to use a double cake stand instead of a three tier stand placed on a wicker table, with a lace topper and a red beaded round placemat
Close up of the desserts, and scones
The rose bush in the background is very fragrant, and blooms Spring through Fall
Top of the table set with Old Country Roses, silverware from garage sales,
 a battenburg lace curtain used as a tablecloth
On the top tier, red velvet cake with roses and spearmint garnish
Second tier, chocolate candy, chocolate chip scones, chocolate chip cookies,
 strawberry filled cookies, and strawberry preserves in a cup 
I just adore the glass serving spoon in the cup of strawberry preserves, 
I regret not buying more of these spoons from a thrift shop.
My Husband Aunt’s old green glider, makes a lovely place to sit
( I have bought an old green large iron table to use with this setting) 
I can’t wait to do a Tea on the old table in the weeks to come.
Yes, the pieces could use a coat of  paint, but for now I shall enjoy them as they are

I love to serve my scones first, as they taste better while warm
I do love my old silverware pattern
The tea napkin, I made

I love this pattern of china so much, this is the first time, I have used it outdoors
I just adore using placemats on the chair seats
A different view
This rose bush has double it size in just the last few week since this Tea, 
I have been rooting the stems, for it smells heavenly!

Would you like to have a scone?
Oh, someone has taken the spearmint garnish from the plate
I loved using my China outdoors, for I usually only use this china in my parlor
A lovely cup of Tea, my favorite Vanilla Cream Tea
Did you notice just a few simple pearls lay on the table?
The creamer just stands out in this photo
Close up of the red velvet cake sitting on an Old Country Roses Desert Dish
We can’t wait to sit down and have a lovely Tea!
Would love to have you join me!
A breeze was blowing, as you can see the tablecloth, perfect for a summer day of Afternoon Tea
See the white swing on the large stump,
 my husband bought two swings at an auction,
 one  swing sit on my porch, this one is to go underneath a tree
I do love my Royal Albert Old Country Roses Fine China

Wish you were here to join me for a lovely time having Tea
Many of you have asked how I am doing, with help I did accomplish putting this Tea together,
I am still recovering from surgery, I am getting a little stronger, but still many Doctor visits.
I have a few complications, but hoping soon I will be back to visiting all of you.
How I wish blogger would have a way I could comment on each of your thumb photo links.
They all look lovely, and I know I am missing so  many lovely Teas.
I have been spending days and nights at our Old General Store/Cafe, doing what I can to help get it open.
Soon I will have photos of what we have been up too.
I have not had internet there, hoping they get it in next week some time!
Thank you all for your lovely comments, and for linking for Tea Time Tuesday!
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
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 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
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Beach Time

Welcome to the 67h Tea Time Tuesday
Join me today for a Beachy Tablescape
For my husband’s Birthday, I surprised him with this Beach Tablescape.
I had been hiding these dishes for a long time now, from him!
He loves Destin, Florida So I brought the Beach to him!
Centerpiece:
Boat, from South Carolina 
 Caption, Sea Shells, Seagull, Lobster, and Crab
Captain and shell tea light holder: from Peeples
Seagull: from Destin, Florida
I use this black candle stand under the boat for many things! Garage sale 50 cents
Lobster and Crab Salt and Pepper Shakers: from Peeples 
Notice the glass out of place? I forgot to move it back after taking the centerpiece photos! 
I almost forgot to add the flatware! I did forget to add my Iced Tea Glasses! 
Terry has to have his Iced Tea!
Did you notice my New/ Old chairs? I found six at the annual garage sale for $40.00!
This is my Mother’s Table with chairs broken long ago, I have been using an old pew, my husband cut down. I am not yet willing to give up the pew! My grandchildren love to sit on it. 
Place Setting:
Woven Placemat: from Ross
White Great Gathering Dishes: from Big Lots
 Sonoma Seaside Salad Plates: from Kohl’s 
Sonoma Seaside Shell Bowls: from Kohl’s
I used a white napkin with shell shower curtain hooks for the napkin rings
I just love the shell tea light lite up!

I have two large blue crab bowls with spreader on the table: from Peeples
Notice my new paintings in the background, Hubby not put them up yet! 
I moved the chest in from another room
Wine Carafe: from Walmart
Shell plate: borrowed from my daughter
Seahorse candle holder: from Kohl’s  
candles with beads, annual garage sale $1.00
Thank You Susan for the tip on Kohl’s half price sale this past year!
 Thank you for joining me for my Beachy Tablescape
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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