My Alpine Home

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Mini Tea

Hello my friends,
 
A while ago I spied two cute espresso sets at our local thrift.  They were in their original package and had never been used.
 
Well now, I am not a coffee drinker let alone espresso.
 
but
they were so sweet and do you know what an espresso set is to a child?
A tea set just their size.
 
Last Friday I was babysitting my 5 year old granddaughter.
It was a chilly day so I thought it would be fun to throw a
mini tea
for
Saydee and me!



I must confess that when I asked her if she wanted a mini tea at first she thought I was talking about Minnie Mouse.

I was worried that she would be so disappointed but no, her face just lit up when I explained it to her.

Although she was a little sad that we couldn't have it outside.

 
 She was so eager to help set this little table and we quickly ran upstairs to get a hat.



Grandma has all kinds of fun stuff in the dress up closet.
We even found some pretty little gloves.

She opted out of wearing the boa.
"Not today grams"

 
The little floral cups and saucers were so sweet and the bunny mallow just about didn't fit.
 
You see our mini tea was really hot cocoa.
 
 
Nothing homemade but grammy always has cookies in the house.  Grandpa is a bit of a cookie monster.

 
Saydee was ever the little lady!
 

 
She sipped and tried so hard to hold her cup properly.
 

 
 
 
She was even very careful not to get bunny marshmallow on her face.
 
 
Saydee was sad that Grandma couldn't be in the photos.
 
So reluctantly I handed her the camera.
 
 
Of course I had to have a hat and gloves as well.  I mean after all, it's a mini tea.
 
As we sipped and talked Saydee said,
"This was the best tea ever!"
 
 
Then she paused a moment and said, "Well maybe not the best ever because we couldn't go outside."
 
Have you taken the time to play lately?
It's ever so fun!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

50 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You two ladies are both lovely in your finery. As mothers we were too busy for the enjoyment of a good afternoon tea time, being a grandma is so much easier.

Kim said...

That face and those little white gloves...too precious!

Ruth W said...

How cute! I only have 3 20+ yr old grandsons so missed tea parties with a granddaughter. Perfect. Please come and link to my Tuesday Cuppa Tea meme! This post would fit right in! It's up now!
Ruth

Laura Lane said...

Oh Grandma,
You brought tears to my eyes! Your baby girl is so beautiful. You, too, are beautiful. I don't like photos of myself. I see my wrinkles, my extra pounds, my graying and thinning hair. My children see the love in my eyes and the arms that hug them and the hands that make the tea and cookies.

Blessings to you from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Laura

A Joyful Cottage said...

This is a delightful way to start my day, Jann. I so enjoyed the photos of Saydee and you having your mini tea together. I second what Kim said above. Saydee's precious. You are the best grammy ever! And a pretty one, at that. Hugs, Nancy P.S. Love your "tea set". :)

Susie said...

Two proper ladies, if ever I saw one...(in my cockney accent.) I loved the photos. Your granddaughter is precious. Jann, you are teaching your little one charm. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda said...

Hi Jann,
This is so perfect and beautiful. You and your granddaughter made me SMILE. Precious.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

First of all, she is gorgeous! So are you! I took my granddaughter to a tearoom a few years ago. She normally is not girly, but seemed to love it and know just what to do! what fun!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my gosh Jann, how cute is that?! Your granddaughter is beautiful! You are creating such precious memories for her.
Have a great day,
Gina

Laurel Stephens said...

How adorable! You sure put a smile on my face this morning with this post. Adorable photos of an adorable tea party. Your granddaughter is SO pretty!

Salmagundi said...

You're making such good memories for a sweet grandchild. I'm afraid all my granddaughter remembers of those years is that on special noons, we would eat our mac and cheese on a footstool in the living room and watch Scooby Do on TV!! LOL Sally

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann aren't grandchildren just the best? You little granddaughter is so beautiful! I have a 5 year old grandson but he's not into girls or tea parties. LOL The best part was seeing grandma looking so lovely in her darling hat and having tea! You made my day dear friend! Hugs, Jo

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

What a lovely way to spend time with your granddaughter. And she is enjoying it so much!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, your little Saydee is so precious wearing her hat and gloves! I think the two of you must have had a delightful time. I can't wait to have tea parties with my little granddaughter. Thank you for sharing your wee tea time with us and joining me for tea. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

sweet violets said...

What a sweet child!! And a fun gramma that likes to play!! Love the cups and the hats.......

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I am so excited that I am having a Grand Girl and one of these days I'll do a tea with her! So sweet!
hugs,
Linda

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How precious and what a fun Grandmother you are! She's just adorable and I love that she played along!
This made me snicker as it brought up a memory of a friend and I and how we used to pretend to be having a little tea party using water- eventually it ended up with us both getting wet (in the garage)! LOL... so much for being dainty!

Susan Clayton said...

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Makes me think of the time I spent with my grandmother.

Junkchiccottage said...

How Sweet Jann. What a great way to spend the afternoon with your granddaughter. I hope to have a little tea party soon with my granddaughter Abby. What a cute and fun day.
Kris

Jonell Harrison said...

I hope your Sayde will remember this special event with you.

Quite a few years ago I did something similar in a tea room/coffee shop I was involved with for my oldest Grand daughter who was about 5 at the time. We claimed a small shop table..ordered our tea and BISCOTTI ...she turns 22 this month and I plan to drive [3 hours] over to Georgia and surprise her-treating her to lunch at the most perfect little place in their town[ called 'The Perfect Pear"...and it is!

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Just adorable! You can just SEE the fun! God bless!

Linda W. said...

Oh how fun to have tea with your adorable granddaughter! She will have such wonderful memories.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I think she's ready to join the Downtown Abbey cast!

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a lovely tea-time!
Great pictures...
Warm hug,
Titti

Christine said...

Gloves and jeans, look out Downton Abby!

Curtains in My Tree said...


How sweet the cups and the adorable little face

Stephanie said...

This is simply the sweetest tea party ever, dear Jann. You have created sweet and special memories together - what a joy!

Thank you so much for sharing with ROI :) Hugs to you!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How cute is this post and what a memory you have created for your granddaughter! Precious!

Debby Ray said...

What a sweet tea party! Those goodies looks so delish...and what precious little faces!

Margie said...

How adorable!

cynthia lee designs said...

This brings back memories to me when my granddaughter was little and we had tea party's. She is now a freshmen in high school. Looks like you two had an awesome tea party!!
~Cindy

Sarah said...

Oh, those big expressive eyes! I think this was a splendid idea. Making memories this little one will cherish!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Well, that little Saydee is as cute as she possibly can be, Jann! I so enjoyed reading about your tea party--our Baby Love and I have had some fun ones (then her little brothers want to join in...that somehow changes the mood, but it's fine :) ) And how funny that I go down to your previous post and it's Peter Rabbit! When your party is "up" I'll be adding my Peter Rabbit birthday party post! You'll see that I love Peter Rabbit too, and that I have a little sweetie in my post too! Great to be a grandmother, isn't it?? :)

Fun visiting with you this evening! ~Zuni

The Tablescaper said...

So cute!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Carrie said...

Your mini tea was just adorable--just like Saydee. she looks like quite the little lady having a terrific time with Grams.

Patti said...

Ohhhh Jann, You and Saydee are adorable in your hats and gloves. It just makes me miss my sweet granddaughter so much - since they have moved to Colorado - I miss out on so much fun. She is a teenager now - but those years when she was a little one were just too fun. I think she would still love a teaparty! You know - I went to a high tea in CO several years ago - maybe when we visit there we can go together. You inspired me! Such a happy day you captured!

J said...

Oh my goodness! This just melted my heart! Little Saydee is such a beauty! And your tea party was the stuff that "grandma and me" memories are made of. And the little bunnies! No ordinary marshmallows for the two of you!
My oldest granddaughter is four. We haven't tea partied yet. You've inspired me! That's next on my list!
Please hug that little angel for all of us!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

SO SWEET! Love it.

Kim said...

How adorable is your Saydee! How fun to have a mini tea party with gorgeous mini cups and saucers and delicious treats. Aren't you two quite the 'young' ladies! Love, love, love this post. It is the most delightful of reads oozing with gorgeous photos!

Wilma said...

Your Grand daughter is gorgeous ! This is such a wonderful post.
A sweet and precious memory for both of you.
Thank you for sharing it !

Hugs and Blessings.
Wilma.

lynn said...

she's just darling, jann! how great she will have these memories of spending time with you:)

Creations By Cindy said...

She is precious Jann! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love that you and your granddaughter have a lovely memory of a mini tea party that will last for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your sweet mini tea party!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh how adorable! Saydee has the most precious smile :) What lovely memories to cherish for ever! Love the mini tea party with the pretty cups. Thanks for sharing such a precious post with us~hugs, Poppy

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh how sweet Jann! What a precious moment to treasure!

Patricia Krank said...

Beautiful, beautiful ladies. You make me smile.
Blessings,
Patti

Heidi Madden said...

What a great idea to use an espresso set for a child's party! And what a sweet party. Your grandaughter is adorable.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your have the cutest little granddaughter. Having tea like a princess. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Scrappy quilter said...

Looks like a very delightful time!

Fran said...

Oh, Jann, everything about this is adorable! Saydee will remember and cherish her fun times with you, I'm sure. Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around afternoons at my grandmother's, waiting for it to be "coffee time" so that I could sip milk out of the demitasse cup that she kept in her china cabinet just for me. Hope you have a great week! --Fran :)