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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The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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TEA PARTY FOR PRINCESS HANNAH

Welcome to the 56th Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine and Princess Hannah
 Welcome You 
To Hannah’s Tea Party
Hannah has rosy cheeks for she been in the play makeup!

View of Table from the Family Room
The fabric used is miscellaneous fabrics we had around the house, 
the chairs have pink tulle bows with Butterfly placemats on the backs.

Place Setting: 
 Pink paper heart paper doily
White Great Gathering Desert Plate: Big Lots
Pink and white stripe saucer: Hobby Lobby 
Chantal pink heart bowl: Ross
Tea cup: gift from my sister, Gloria
Cambridge Unforgettable Style demitasse flatware: Ross
Purple paper napkin, using a candy ring for napkin ring, wand
Cupcake holder, I made using two candle holders, turned one upside down and glued a pink hand painted rose on it. Since I took off the taller base candle holder, for height reasons. 
I added a crystal berry bowl to the bottom and a candy bracelet around the base.

The heart bowl has vanilla pudding with slipper, star sprinkles. 
This photo does not have the pink sugar dust I used on top of the pudding.

View of the table with the side board of food
Centerpiece for sideboard is:
 flowers on a pink dress form on an over turned silver heart bowl,
 and Hannah dolls 
I made the bouquets of flowers and added flowers to the dress form: Hobby Lobby
Tier Plate holds:
Strawberry Tarts, pink and white sprinkled flower sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies

View of the table facing my china closet

Centerpiece for Table:
Cloche: Peebles
Hannah Princess Doll
Early American Prescut Crystal Bowl, and Cake Plate Stand
Two small EAPC  juice glasses with purple and white flowers
Slippers: I painted pink: Dollar Tree
Hand painted pink rose shower curtain hooks


Our Birthday Girl, Princess Hannah’s Chair

The Crackled Hutch I use as a Beverage Center
For the Adults:
Pink Tea cups : gift from my sister Gloria
White Tea Cups: TJMax
Extra Teapots for refilling the small Teapots sitting on the table: Hobby Lobby



China Buffet, blue drawers reclaimed from my old Kitchen Island made to hold dishes:
Holds my Spring Dishes: Spring dishes a gift from my friend Kathy
The top holds the food and dishes for the adults
For the adults:
 I used the pink and white stripe desert plates: Hobby Lobby
Hannah’s Great Grandmother’s white dinner plates


 Princess Hannah has a Small Cake at her Place Setting
All the children were served cold tea,
 for safety, and each had a cupcake 
The Adults tasted Lady Katherine’s favorite Hot Vanilla Cream Tea.
Princess Hannah, Sipping Her Tea
Lady Katherine’s Oldest Granddaughter is Four Today! My Morning Star! 
Notice No Pinky finger out, ! Yeah! She was listening to her Granna/ Lady Katherine
All the girls with the help of of their Dads made little purses.  
Yes, Dads! For the Dads and Grandmother’s brought the children.
The boys played  on the tree swings.
We were having a girl and boy table, but as some of the girls couldn’t come.
 I only set the one table. All the children had goodies bags to take home.


Lady Katherine’s  Youngest Granddaughter Brianna, 
with her little purse
My Little Dragonfly!
Now where shall I put the balloons off my cake? Granna, you did not tell me this one!

The Chandelier is covered in pink and purple butterflies
At this point Lady Katherine was getting dressed,
 for she was up until 2:00 am and back up at 6:00 am, as the guests were arriving, she was in her gown still working away! Thank Goodness they were family! Well, some were friends!
So next time, for equitte, Please be dressed before the guest arrive!

So Mom and Dad say: What do we do?
 Play a game, or make the purses,
 I call from the dressing room.


Notice Hannah’s Daddy is serving tea from the right side of each guest! Yes, that right! 
Oh, how was I suppose to unfold this napkin? On the table? No? Upon my lap? I will just go on the table!  Where is Hannah’s Granna? Oh, No it was suppose to be on my lap! 
Where is Hannah’s Granna, is she looking? No, just Hannah’s Mama, Suzette, 
who is serving the guest.
Should we have taken our hats off, usually we do at the table,
 If the ladies can wear hats to Tea. 
Why can’t we? Oh, ours are caps! Oh, Well!

Oh, there comes Hannah’s Granna! She didn’t see me unfold my napkin! Oh, Hannah’s brother,Creighton went to get his Tea, as Dad was getting a refill in the little Teapot.
Dad says: Now who’s idea was this?? Using such small Teapots and Tea Cups! 


A last look at Princess Hannah’s Four Year Old Birthday Tea Party!


Thank You All For Joining Me For 
Tea Time Tuesday
I had such a lovely time!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine 

Don’t forget I will be giving away the Muse new book Anthesis at the end of the month.


 Tea Time Tuesday will be posting each week as I do recover from surgery. I wanted share again the Tea Party I had for my granddaughter this past year, 
as we did not have a Tea Party this year.


 I have a lot of new Teas to share with you in the coming weeks. 
I am home recovering from surgery, my surgery went well. Thank you all for your comments, notes, cards, emails, and telephone calls.
Soon as I am a feeling better I will be around to visit you all. 


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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TEA PARTY FOR A GIRL

WELCOME TO THE 31st TEA TIME TUESDAY 
Early one morning my Granddaughter, Hannah and I set the children’s table,
 for later in the afternoon, all of my four grandchildren were coming to visit.
Hannah  decided she wanted to have her breakfast on the the pretty table we set.
Hannah placed the Teapot on the Sunflower
What a wonderful idea, I said
My sleepy little four year old Granddaughter, Hannah
Notice on the back of each chair, we placed a large tea towels, we used for napkins,
 for the grandchildren need a big napkin, Hannah says.
Hannah with her bacon and egg biscuit, orange juice and tea.
Hannah takes her big napkin off the chair
See how big the napkin is
Hannah tucked the napkin around her
Hannah decided it would be best if the napkin was tucked in her shirt
Now I am already to have my Breakfast Tea
Did you notice my green dragonfly metal basket,  I bought from Ross?
 I am not sure what I’m going to use it for,
 but wanted to show it for Show and Tell
Each Place Setting has a place card, for my grandchildren love to read their names 
Tablecloth: is a curtain valance, from garage sale
Demitasse tea cups: a gift from my sister Gloria
 Rooster  appetizer plates: from Ross
Early American Prescut Crystal juice glass: thrift store
Cambridge demitasse flatware: from Ross
Wooden painted sunflower: I cut out of wood, and painted 
 Rooster Teapot: from Walmart
The little chairs came form old church, children’s  Sunday School classroom
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I AM ALSO JOINING:
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape Thursday
Laurie at bargain Hunting With Laurie 
for Saturday Favorites
Thank you for joining me today for Tea Time! 
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
LADY KATHERINE

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ROOSTER PARTY – BREAKFAST TABLE SETTING

And few Chicks Too!
Upon my side board sits, a red basket of egg gourds, a Rooster  Chef to count how many fresh eggs laid daily, a sign I painted many years ago, behind it sits of my new lanterns. A black and white metal Rooster, Sunflowers, and Rooster soup bowl on a stack of wheat saucers. 


Good Morning!
Welcome To A Rooster  Breakfast!



Close up View of Side board, Sunflowers White bowls and another metal Rooster

Close up of my black and white metal Rooster.
  My dish cover made from screen, with  yellow flowers and bees.

View of  Rooster Table setting facing side board, I made from the wood from our walls.
Notice the end place setting I used a different charger and added a bowl for my husband’s Grits.


View of table set with my Rooster Toile Tablecloth and Rooster dishes faces the small sun porch. 
 Stay tuned for there is a surprise behind the bench, My grandchildren want you to see!


View of Buffet, I made using two drawers from the old kitchen island.
A red and white hen on top, A rooster with a sunflower on his back,
 with a tin punch lamp shade which holds a candle.
Blue and white hen casserole dish


This hen heart says Home Sweet Home, and her necklace,
 I made from blocks and eggs, says EGGS
View of the Hutch I traded the bottom part for a wool felted hat I made, plus a little money.
I made the shelf above from wood of the old dining room walls,
 which hold my white Great Gathering Dishes.
 This shelf was stained and did hang above my stove.
Story goes hubby threw it out, after a few months in the rain, with me looking everywhere for it. 
Hubby told me it was in the junk pile, he helped  nail it back together. 
I did a brown and white crackled finish on this now hutch, which I use to serve Beverages. 

Close up: Notice the star on my Early American Precut Crystal Pitcher.
 Some call this pattern the Star of David.
 I this pitcher use to serve orange juice or iced tea. 

This garage sale find, iron and wicker shelf bought for $1.00.
  Holds a metal rooster filled with  soft peppermint, and my wheat creamer and sugar bowl, 
bought at the Valentine’s Auction with a set of dishes. 
The coffee pot was bought with the wheat dishes all for $20.00.
This is one of my favorite Roosters. It is wooden and I bought it on my last trip home from working and traveling with an aviation company.  Three years ago, from Cracker Barrel for $6.00. 
  A small basket of faux sunflowers and wooden corn.
My white teapot from Jerome Tanks,
 in Philadelpia, Mississippi bought for $4.00

 Close up view of the hutch top/ Beverage Center top

Notice the Rooster Apron on back of the door, My friend Kathy lives an hour away, 
she comes to visit me every few weeks, and brings me what I call happys to brighten up my day.
Kathy, Thanks for making me this Wonderful Rooster Apron!

I have to interrupt this Rooster Party,
 for I have little chicks hatching out of the blue and green eggs.
Notice the egg close to the front, it is hatching at this moment.

Surprise! 
Table setting for my little chicks, I mean my Grandchildren!
I used plastic rooster plates with  Cambridge Demitasse flatware,
 and Demitasse cups and saucers. 
Early American Prescut Crystal Juice Glasses.
Rooster Teapot sits on top of A wooden sunflower.
I used an black and white gingham valance for the table cloth.


View of Grandchildren’s table with little Chairs that were in the old church by our home. 
Large Tea Towels for their napkins placed on back of the chairs.
Yes, they need big napkins! lol  Did you say why is there table behind the bench?  My grandchildren love it there. I have tried to move it and they say Please Granna! 
What can I say? lol


Metal 1950’s Party Table,
bought at a garage sale hold extra blue plates,
An Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher, which was my Mothers.
 Rooster, Hen and Chicks on top.

Toile Tray behind was my 90 year old neighbors, an egg basket, 
lined with a cloth dinner napkin for biscuits. 
Yes, it is the name of this basket, for I have made many. 
A Rooster Tapestry on top, and a blue and white butter dish.


Close up of Mother’s Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher

Rooster Table Setting

I have used Many different Rooster chargers, dinner plates, and salad plate used for pancakes.
The coffee/ tea cup and saucer is of my wheat patten.
Round black woven placemats, from Ross

For the place card holder, I used a sunflower and a corn cob.

Close up of Early American Prescut Crystal Juice and Water Glass.

On the pew, my husband cut down. 
I am letting you have a peek on what going on in my dining room. 
 My  Farmland blue toile fabric,  which will cover the bench seat, my chairs seat, 
and I am making curtains to match. 

Yes, MaryAnn from Sweet Water, Alabama,
 I shall keep the lace sheers You love so much! 
 On the back of the bench is a Rooster feed sack cloth.

View of the back side of the Rooster table.

For my Centerpiece:
My large Rooster, I bought years ago from Landrum’s, just outside of Laurel, Mississippi.
Where I use to demonstrate weaving on my loom, and spinning on my spinning wheel.
 The day after Thanksgiving every year.

My daughter bought the egg holder from a garage sale, I think it use to be a spice rack. 
A little sign I painted years ago.
Two smaller roosters one each side, and the white Roosters are salt and pepper shakers.

Can you tell which eggs are real or faux?
The two real eggs are by each corner of the sign I painted years ago.

Collage of place settings, chargers and plates used.
I have shown many close ups of my Early American Prescut Crystal for I have a huge collection. Which I have collected all over the South.
 and I have had many  asking to see close up of my collection.
This Ends this Rooster Party!  
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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