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
for Saturday Favorites
Beverly for Pink Saturdayat How Sweet the Sound
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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EASTER TABLESCAPE FOR TEA

WELCOME TO THE 61st TEA TIME TUESDAY
Spring Has Sprung for Easter

My Table Setting for Easter 

As you look through my post, if I have duplicate photos and many mistakes,
forgive me. For with blogger went down, I had a hard time getting this post up!
I going to cross my fingers all my photos will be there when you see them!

Place setting
I used little Rabbit, and Chick flatware holders on the napkin with a pink egg.
Egg holder: from Cracker Barrel
Bowl: Dollar Tree
Flower plate: Walmart
Green Plate: Walmart
 Great Gatherings white plate: Big Lots
Pink and white plate and saucer: Hobby Lobby
Cup: TJ Max
Early American Prescut Crystal Water Glass: Antique Shop
Green placemat: Dollar Tree



Here you can see the egg cup 

View of Table facing my China Closet
The Table cloth is vinyl: Walmart

I made the Rabbit and the two baskets on the left, behind my table

Left side of Centerpiece: Peter Rabbit Cart of Goodies: Cracker Barrel
 Salt Shaker Birds: Pier 1
Right side of Centerpiece: Deviled Egg dish: Cracker Barrel 
It was 70% off
Egg suckers: Walmart

Front of Peter Rabbit Cart
from Cracker Barrel 70% off 
Yes, $7.50

Another Bouquet of flowers I made
Inside of a hat box my daughter found at the Flea Market
Vintage scarf, I had for 20 years
The little egg is a gift from my friend, MaryAnn
from Sweet Water, Alabama
I just went and met her and she brought me my Birthday present
More of the flatware holders and another Peter Rabbit Cart
MaryAnn, Thank You So Much! I love You!
I not sure I am worth all the trouble you went through today 
by driving all day just to bring my Birthday Present to me!

View toward the Buffet 
See the little yellow chicks back at this end of the table?

The two little chicks are so cute! 
from Cracker Barrel for 70% off 
Yes, $3.00
Photo a little fuzzy! 

Corner View


Spring has Sprung Tea Set: Cracker Barrel
25% Off 


I also made the flower arrangement, I wove tulle in the sides of the wire basket. 
My daughter found this while out Flea Marketing
I am now the happy owner!
Now my little table for my Grandchildren on my little sun porch
The Sun Porch is just back of the bench in my dining room
As You can see I still need to finish painting this room
But decided to show it for later I will have a before and after. lol

Centerpiece:
 Two bobble head eggs: from Peebles $ 2.00
One green pail: from Walmart
My grandson, Gage and I added grass and rabbit lollipops
My friend Kathy, came today too! She brought me more of my dishes I will be using for my Birthday Tea, and this wonderful Easter bag! She made it from wool,
 and hand felted wool to make the flower design. On each handle she made cotton flowers.
I just love it so much! She filled it with lovely socks, and candy. Thank You Kathy! I love you too! 

Last View of my Easter Table Setting for Tea
My grandchildren are so excited about both tables!


This week a lovely gift from Laurie and Michael Lee, came in the mail.
Michael Lee West’s new book, Gone With A Handsomer Man, with a lovely inscription to me. 
I have been laying on the old 1950’s turquoise sofa in the office at the store/cafe.
Reading away, it hard to lay the book down, for you want to know what is going to happen next to Tiny one of the characters in this wonderful book.
I am slowly recovering, but looking forward to the future, I believe to come.
Thank you all for your prayers!

Happy Easter

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 

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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
Thank You for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
The Beverage and Bakery Center
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WHIMSICAL BIRD AND DAFFODIL TEA

Welcome to the 58th Tea Time Tuesday  
Spring is surely here! The birds are singing, and daffodils blooming.
The days are so much warmer, I have been sitting on the porch soaking in the sunshine! 
My hens are laying and chicks to be hatched soon. Today I decided to add birds and chicks to my Tea
Centerpiece: of daffodils in a green pail, my little creamer and sugar bowl with chick salt and pepper shakers 
My yellow bird teapot is from Hobby Lobby, sitting on my favorite wire Teapot warmer,
underneath my husband’s grandmother’s everyday plate, with a a green plastic plate
with little yellow bird chick candy
Yes, you will usually see a tea strainer on my table, many believe it not a place for the table.
Not I, I love using my tea stainer over my cup as I pour my tea. I brew my loose leaf tea in the teapot to let the leaves have room to expand. The tea leaves left sittting in the teapot will make your tea bitter, 
but my Tea is usually gone before then and another pot of tea is brewed.
For each place setting I used my husband’s grandmother’s everyday white plate, with a chick dish in the center with a green plastic plate as a charger, as this is an informal Tea.
Green napkins from Ross
Chick flatware holders from Cracker Barrel
White teacups from thrift store, a gift from my daughter Suzette
My white tablecloth from a garage sale many years ago,  I think paid around $1:00 for.
View out the French Doors, my husband cut ash limbs,
 and made the curtain rods for my Native American Indian decor family room.
On the chairs I bought for $2:50 each from the Annual Garage sale,I placed yellow placemats 
Many ask are my Tea;s in my home, yes they are. I live in a 100 year old Craftsman Bungalow, which we are remodeling and probably always will be. People laugh and say if I do not like a wall there it goes. They are right, lol We change and if I live with it for a while and decided I do not like it it goes. lol
For a three tier stand I choose my husband’s grandmother’s white everyday dishes, I never knew when I took them out of the cabinet and washed them up, I would love using them so much. They are smaller than a dinner plate, and larger than a desert plate, and go so well with many Teas.
I have a 64 piece set of white dishes I barely ever use, for I love using my husband’s grandmother’s dishes.
I also used Melamie yellow scalloped desert plates on top of the white plate, and a small bowl on top holding a chick in a little flower pot, holding a sign DREAM!  
Close up of centerpiece
Just adore these chick salt and pepper shakers
Close up place setting
The sun is shining brightly! So refreshing to see all the flowers blooming and trees budding outdoors.
I just love this whimsical Teapot!
Out the French Doors you can see a few of my chickens, in the background.
Close up of the chick flatware holders
I added little candy yellow birds to each teacup saucer
Doesn’t this just say Spring is here!

Next week I shall announce the winner of the Muse’s new book of poetry, Anthesis
I am so happy to give this lovely book of poetry,
 which goes so well while having a cup of Tea, 
in celebration of one year Anniversary of Tea Time Tuesday.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my little bird chick tea today, as much as I loved seeing Spring arrive.
This Tea would also be great for Easter. 
Next week is my birthday, I will be having a bluebird tea to show you. Hopefully I shall be having a Tea Luncheon with my family with my rabbit Birthday dishes my husband bought me last year on my Birthday:  from Cracker Barrel.  I do love the rabbit pattern Cracker Barrel has this year and it blends lovely with  my last year’s pattern.  I did buy the Tea Set of this years pattern. I am hoping to get the platter and a four more of the egg bowls. I would love to have the dinner plates, but if not I shall use my off white chargers.
As I am still not able to get out since my surgery, and still resting in bed.
 Looking forward to feeling stronger soon, and opening our Old General Store/Cafe!
Hoping by summer, I will have the Tea Room up and going at the Store, 
for we have many rooms to add to our dreams in the store.
Many of you are emailing for an address: 
Leesburg Mercantile
Lady Katherine
289 Hwy 481
Pelahatchie, Mississippi  39145
Thank you all that have sent emails, cards, and magazines, gifts, telephone calls,
 for all your lovely comments, and prayers. 
You all are so sweet to think of me, and I deeply appreciate  all you have done for me.
Thank you all for joining me each week for Tea Time,
 and I shall be posting each week for you to link to Tea Time Tuesday.
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
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
Thank You for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
The Beverage and Bakery Center
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Purple and Cream Rabbit Tea

Welcome to the 54th Tea Time Tuesday   
As you are looking at this Tea, I will be in surgery for eight to ten hours.
I will have Tea Time Tuesday each week posting as I recover, for you to link to. I can’t wait to be able to just sit and enjoy all your Teas, Table settings, and food.
I am very late getting this post up, for I have done many Tea Tables this week, 
Instead of posting, I have been doing Teas, for you to enjoy while I am in the hospital. 

My Daddy had major heart surgery  this week, as I had a bad asthma attack, my asthma is better. I went to see my Daddy last night an hour away, I have not been able to walk for 3 days. Just a swollen knee, but no idea why, so I had to go and have test to have it checked out. All my test came out negative, the Doctor thinks, I may have sprained my knee somehow, 
 I haven’t fallen lately. lol
 Daddy had my family call and he was not doing well, as I too wanted so to see him before my surgery. I decided to visit him, while at the hospital he is in I went and and my tests. I was thinking they would only do one test, I stayed six hours in the hospital last night. I did not get my post up, as I got in bed at 3:00 am. I sent family on errands to buy things I still needed for the hospital stay today. while I have been getting things ready for my hospital stay.
  It almost 3:00 am again, and I have to be at the hospital in a few hours for surgery. 
Many of you have asked for an address to send cards and gifts, so sweet of you all, but not necessary.
This is the address to our Old General Store/Bistro Cafe we have bought and working on opening in a few months, it will have a large room, where we will have a Tea Room also.
Leesburg Mercantile
Lady Katherine
289 Hwy 481
Pelahatchie, Mississippi 39145

I have pictures of a Tea I have done with my Birthday Dishes, My husband bought me last year from Cracker Barrel. I still need 4 more bowl cups as you will see pudding in, and I so want the dinner plates, for Cracker Barrel did not have the dinner plates last year.
Look close at the dishes and the Tea Set, for they are different, but blend so well together.
I do have last year’s Tea Set that matches the dessert plate, bread plate, and bowls.
The new set this year has daffodils on it, and some of the same patterns as last years set.
So for my family, that says I am so hard to buy for, I can’t have flowers at the hospital because of my asthma, and my Birthday will be in just one month. I want to add to this collection to have a Birthday Luncheon with these dishes, my husband bought me for my Birthday.
Cracker Barrel also has a wonderful platter to match. I was born on Good Friday, so these dishes are wonderful for my Birthday Dishes!  
I will warn you, I have many photo’s without food, and with food.

I used this dish as a bread and butter plate, but it would also make a great dessert plate
This Year’s Tea Set
Notice the daffodils on it, the dinner plates look just like this Tea Set
Tray for Tea Set, notice the butterfly, same as the egg cup dishes from last year 
Added the desert,or salad plates to my three tier stand
Yes, I have daffodils blooming,and used pansies 
Also added in a little lavender rosemary from my rosemary bush 
The rabbit says Not enough Thyme, see the butterfly in last years egg cup
I ran out of time this week, so sorry!
Here are the egg shaped bowls, I need four, then I will have enough for my four grandchildren
The mugs are large, and I want to find a simple cream set of Teacups to go with my Birthday Dishes

 On back of two yard sale chairs, I tied lavender ribbon and used little handbags, I bought while traveling

I also used the cups to hold clotted cream, and jam
My friend Kathy gave me six of these bowls last year for my Birthday, when she heard my husband had bought me this set of dishes for my Birthday.

 All the rabbits on the table came from Dollar Tree this year, 
my daughter Suzette got for me to do this Tea.
Thank You Suzette! 

Now for the food
Chocolate candy, Fancy cakes with real pansy blooms, and blueberry scones

I used butterscotch pudding, crushed butterscotch candy and sprinkled on top of pudding

The salt and pepper shakers are in shape of an egg, and the New Tea Se,
t this year has the same iris pattern on it’s spout.
One has a bird house and a blue bird which if you look close at my Cracker Barrel Birthday Dishes, you can see them. The name of this pattern is Easter Traditions.
Yes, this would be  a wonderful Tea for Easter, Spring, or my Birthday! 
Hope to have all the dinner plates, more bowls, and the platter by my Birthday April 5th.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Tea Today, As you come to the end Please say a little prayer for me today while I am in surgery. My daddy needs many more prayers, I called hoping I would get to talk with him before I go to surgery, but he was not feeling well! 
Someone call him today and tell him I thinking of him and love him! 
I will not be able to link the next few weeks to anyone”s Tea’s or Meme’s. I hope to be back up and well soon! My daughters will put an update about me on my facebook page.
Remember I will be having my give a away this month of Muse new lovely book of poetry, Anthesis
You can find Muse on facebook, or look at last week’s post, I have a link there, should you not want to wait on a chance to win in my give away.
Thank You all For Making Tea Time Tuesday, a dream come true for me!
I will be having posts each week for you to link to. Talk with you all soon!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

TEA TIME TUESDAY=Easter Table Setting

WELCOME TO THE 4TH
 TEA TIME TUESDAY
Spring Has Sprung for Easter

My Table Setting for Easter 

As you look through my post, if I have duplicate photos and many mistakes,
forgive me. For with blogger went down, I had a hard time getting this post up!
I going to cross my fingers all my photos will be there when you see them!

Place setting
I used little Rabbit, and Chick flatware holders on the napkin with a pink egg.
Egg holder: from Cracker Barrel
Bowl: Dollar Tree
Flower plate: Walmart
Green Plate: Walmart
 Great Gatherings white plate: Big Lots
Pink and white plate and saucer: Hobby Lobby
Cup: TJ Max
Early American Prescut Crystal Water Glass: Antique Shop
Green placemat: Dollar Tree



Here you can see the egg cup 

View of Table facing my China Closet
The Table cloth is vinyl: Walmart

I made the Rabbit and the two baskets on the left, behind my table

Left side of Centerpiece: Peter Rabbit Cart of Goodies: Cracker Barrel
 Salt Shaker Birds: Pier 1
Right side of Centerpiece: Deviled Egg dish: Cracker Barrel 
It was 70% off
Egg suckers: Walmart

Front of Peter Rabbit Cart
from Cracker Barrel 70% off 
Yes, $7.50

Another Bouquet of flowers I made
Inside of a hat box my daughter found at the Flea Market
Vintage scarf, I had for 20 years
The little egg is a gift from my friend, MaryAnn
from Sweet Water, Alabama
I just went and met her and she brought me my Birthday present
More of the flatware holders and another Peter Rabbit Cart
MaryAnn, Thank You So Much! I love You!
I not sure I am worth all the trouble you went through today 
by driving all day just to bring my Birthday Present to me!

View toward the Buffet 
See the little yellow chicks back at this end of the table?

The two little chicks are so cute! 
from Cracker Barrel for 70% off 
Yes, $3.00
Photo a little fuzzy! 

Corner View


Spring has Sprung Tea Set: Cracker Barrel
25% Off 


I also made the flower arrangement, I wove tulle in the sides of the wire basket. 
My daughter found this while out Flea Marketing
I am now the happy owner!
Now my little table for my Grandchildren on my little sun porch
The Sun Porch is just back of the bench in my dining room
As You can see I still got to finish painting this room
But decided to show it for later I will have a before and after. lol

Place Setting for my Grandchildren’s Table

Centerpiece:
 Two bobble head eggs: from Peebles $ 2.00
One green pail: from Walmart
My grandson, Gage and I added grass and rabbit lollipops
Now today is not my Birthday it is April 5th
My friend Kathy, came today too! She brought me more of my dishes I will be using for my Birthday Tea, and this wonderful Easter bag! She made it from wool,
 and hand felted wool to make the flower design. On each handle she made cotton flowers.
I just love it so much! She filled it with lovely socks, and candy. Thank You Kathy! I love you too! 
So fun getting Birthday presents early! 

I will not have my Annual Birthday Tea, 
until the week after Easter.

Last View of my Easter Table Setting for Tea
My grandchildren are so excited about both tables!

Happy Easter

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 

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Today I am also linking to:


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
hosting: Today’s Thrifty Treasures 


Diane at A Picture is Worth Thousand Words
hosting: Second Time Around Tuesday


Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
hosting: Table Tops Tuesday


Tam at The Gypsys Corner
hosting: Three or More Tuesday


Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
hosting: Tablescape Thursday


Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
hosting: Foodie Friday


Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
hosting: Pink Saturday