Monday, January 21, 2013

Impromptu Tea Party

 Saturday afternoon at my daughter's house and desiring a cup of hot tea turned into an impromptu tea party. My mother-in-law made the trip with us visiting our daughter and family for the long weekend. The three of us grandmother, mother and daughter had an impromptu tea party. Thinking about it now that is three generations. My granddaughter was taking a nap. It would have been nice  to have had four generations for our tea party.
  We were getting out ordinary mugs and I spied my daughter's pretty Anthropologie dishes and I said, " Oh, let's use these." One thing lead to another. My daughter quickly pulled out the sweet napkins from the cupboard, retrieved goodies on hand ( shortbread from Publix and caramel brownies my MIL brought the kids) and we were set. The darling napkins all have different embroidery motifs and I found out one of my childhood friends gave them to my daughter as a wedding gift. It  was special to me to use those and warmed my heart since she is deceased.


Have you done anything impromptu lately?




Next time, we will plan a special tea party to include my eight year old granddaughter and she will love it.

Linking to Table Top Tuesday and Wow Us Wednesday.

15 comments:

  1. Hi, Bonnie! First, isn't it a blessing to have 4 generations living? To have 3 of those generations sipping tea together with one napping is a beautiful thing! Your tea party is wonderful! Funny how it can turn into "an event" just by using pretty and cherished items. Glad you guys had the chance to enjoy the time together. Have a good week!!!

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  2. Bonnie, thanks for letting us take a "peak" at your tea party. Such pretty china and dainty napkins. I love pretty little tea napkins - have a ton from both of John's grandmothers, but they are rather time consuming to "do up" after each use. Since I'm not a coffee drinker, I love tea parties. Kind of a dying custom from a bygone era. I guess I should have been born a hundred years ago! Maxine

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  3. Hi Bonnie, I love your tea cup! Your tea party looks so inviting. Four generations, that is something to celebrate. At one time, we had 5 generations alive in our family. ~Delores

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  4. Beautiful, Bonnie, and what a special memory of your dear friend with those sweet napkins!

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  5. Bonnie:

    Sometimes impromptu is the best!

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Matter of fact, my tablescape for this week is impromptu. Glad that you came for a visit. I greeted tears when I read about your napkins. My Christmas Tree Spode was a gift from my best friend over a number of years. She died of breast cancer when we were 39. I miss her to this day. The Anthropologie china is so special...especially when shared with three generations. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  7. This is SO SO sweet! From the (stunning!) dishes to the idea of pausing for a moment with three generations. Love it!

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  8. I love your impromptu tea, your dishes are so bright and happy. Thanks for sharing your special moment with us. hugs ~lynne ~

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  9. That looked like a lot of fun! Sometimes the best things are those that aren't planned. I love her dishes too. I'm sure your granddaughter would love to join in next time!

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  10. I love your impromptu tea party Bonnie! What a treat for a gray and cold January! Those Anthro cup & saucers are so cheery! Your PB vase/lantern looks wonderful with your hydrangeas!

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  11. What a special party! A special memory for all of you. It just thrills me that you used the napkins your friend gave your daughter. Your friend was there with you all.

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  12. Oh what fun! I was at my daughter's this week, and she is having a dinner party tonight. I did the table for her, and it was such fun pulling from all her wonderful things. Oh, I just looked to the side and see the photo of the lights. I took a picture of the very same ones in a restaurant in Nashville a couple of days ago.

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  13. Hi Bonnie,

    What a great tea party -- sometimes impromptu occasions are the very best. Your daughter's Anthropologie teacups and saucers are so pretty. I love the colorful, cheerful flowers; and her napkins are charming. I think three generations of women (all mothers) makes for a very special afternoon tea party. I hope next time your granddaughter can join in.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Bonnie.

    Denise

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