Monday, January 10, 2011

Grandma's Tea

Welcome friends for tea.  Tea Time Tuesday is hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage each week.  I hope you'll brew yourself a cup and visit Sandi to congratulate her on her 50th tea party.  How time flies, thanks for hosting every week Sandi.
When family comes for dinner, it's the perfect opportunity to have a tea party first in the afternoon.  And, that's just what we did.
My daughter, granddaughter, grandson (yup, he wanted to join us) and myself looked through the glass of the china cabinet to choose our teacups.
Of course there were scones and jam to have with our tea.  Usually I make my scones from scratch but I received a gift for Christmas of cherry scones from a mix and they were delicious.  I generally use currants or dried cranberries in mine but I think I'll be looking for dried cherries now as we all loved them.
We drank Princess Grey tea that has bergamot, roses and lavender in it and is definitely worthy of a princess.
Mia just lost her first tooth but that didn't prevent her from enjoying her scone as seen here putting jam on it.
Sam chose a Christmas teacup and after taking a sip was so polite in saying it was good but was happy to have chocolate milk instead.  Like most guys, trying to manoeuvre with the small handle on his cup was difficult but it was fun to use the silver sugar tongs to put a lump in and pour the milk.  No jam or butter for his scone, he likes it plain.
It's fun to have tea with Grandma.  We have to be careful with the antique tea things we use but we're always careful and better to use them than they sit in the china cabinet collecting dust.
Thanks for joining me for tea and until next week remember that 'preparing and enjoying tea is a ceremony of loveliness'.
I'm also linking with Kathy at A Delightsome Life for a Celebration of Victoria. 


  1. Hi Judith, A beautiful picture of you and the grandchildren. It will be a speical picture when they are grown and have kids of their own. I hope you had a wonderful tea. Take care, Jen.

  2. Oh, you are so blessed to have grandchildren to have tea with! You make me smile. ♥♫

  3. Hi Judith, I love the picture of you with Mia and Sam! What a nice tea you put on for them. It reminds me of my grandmother, who drank green tea with milk and sugar, served with a nosh of homemade sugar cookies.
    Hugs, Beth

  4. Hi Judith,
    I can tell you and your grandchildren enjoyed having tea together. What a charming picture of you all! Making memories with Mia and Sam is precious for all of you and someday they will look back on it and be thankful for these times together. Your scones sound delicious as does the tea. I'm so happy you've joined me again this week, my friend. It is always such a delight to have you! Wishing you and yours a wonderful week.


  5. What a beautiful thing to do with your grandchildren. Children won't learn to love beauty unless they've been exposed to it - and it looks as though these two are truly appreciating the special time and special accoutrements.

  6. Hi Judith,
    How lucky you are to have had such nice company for tea! It is a beautiful photo of you all and sure to be cherished!
    No one in my family really drank tea, lots of coffee, I have never liked coffee myself. Mike fondly remembers going to his grandparents and being given coffee (milk and sugar with a dash of coffee) It's a favorite memory he shares often. How lovely for you to be creating such memories:-)

  7. Hello Judith,
    your cups are wonderful and the scones look yummy. How wise you are to use the pretty china carefull instead leaving them into the hutch. Such tea parties with you will be remembered as a sweet memory for ever int he mind of those kids. I just love that. Have a good time.
    Greetings, Johanna

  8. Judith,

    How wonderful to have tea with your grandchildren. Wonderful memories for all of you. The scones are making my mouth water!

  9. Pretty things should be used with care or there's little point in having them. How gracious your tea party looks :-)

  10. You are making so many new memories with those old pieces! The hardest thing for me was to use the inherited pieces I was given. I didn't want to break them but then I realized by sharing them with my children and grandchildren, I was making new memories for everyone.

  11. Hi Judith, your pictures are so gracious and charming. Lovely!


  12. Hi Judith!
    What a fun tea! Enjoying a tea party with your Grands is just wonderful. Creating lovely memories they will some day share with their children!

  13. Hello Judith! What a wonderful experience and memory to create with your grandchildren! Marvelous! Truly appreciate you joining me at A Return to Loveliness!

  14. What a lovely tea party!You have a pretty family
    I'm glad meeting you

  15. I am so glad you shared this wonderful afternoon with the grandchildren with us...They are both so precious.

    Thank you for stopping by to visit with us also.

    Blessings Kelsie

  16. Your grandkids are so cute...and apparently have very good manners! :)

  17. Oh, Judith, what a perfectly delightful tea party you and your grandchildren had. Mia is darling but oh,oh, Sam is a precious doll, too. What great kids. And the cherry scones sounded divine! Susan

  18. Hi Judith
    I love this post. My granddaughters have tea together. Today my granddaughter told me that she is going to have tea cups and tea things when she grows up. I loved when she said those beautiful words.
    Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  19. Judith, what amazing memories you are creating with those adorable children and they will always treasure that you let them use the precious items that you loved so much. The scones look fabulous too, way to warm up my day!

  20. What a lovely group you make sitting there for tea. It is a special time to sit and enjoy their company.

  21. Judith, what a lovely tea and what beautiful memories you are creating for your grandchildren. I love that your grandson joined in.

  22. How cute she looks smiling toothless! Very sweet! Darling post!


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