Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tea Party Table Scape

I will have to seriously consider the time it takes
to post table scapes in the future. I love doing them
but I am not too sure that is where I need to spend
my time. However, I will continue to offer giveaways
in the coming days so stay tuned.

It's time for a teeny tiny tea party with my grandchildren

This is one of my collection of tiny

tea sets that I have had for many years

I don't know if you can tell how small the
silverware is but it is only about 4 inches long.

My grandchildren love the colored sugar to put in
their "pretend" tea.

The paper napkins were a gift from a friend
cause she knows how I love tea parties.

I have just finished watching the movie -"Julie and Julia" for the third time, and "Chocolat" for the 20th time. Both movies get me moving and striving to just DO IT!

First: Julia Child did not receive her claim to fame till she was nearly past her prime. What hope that gives me.

Second: She continued with strong determination, though it took 8 years, to accomplish
her dream; to publish her cook book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".

Third: She capitalized on what she loved to do.......Cook!

In "Chocolat", our heroine overcomes difficult situations, nasty people who would throw her out of their town and through perseverance does finally realize her dream.

I, at the marvelous age of 70, will continue to develop my love for CHOCOLATE by developing my business "Continental Chocolatier" regardless of the many set backs I have experienced.

I hope that through this blog I might encourage those in the autumn of their years to work at those things that they really love, and develop the business they've dreamed about. What is there to lose? A few bucks, and maybe a few hair pulling days, but it will be worth it, guaranteed.

To begin my story.......

I married in Oct. of 1984 and a few months later was whisked off to Brazil where I thought I was going to live for several years, make gazillions of dollars and come home to just relax, cook, garden and live happily ever after. HA! So much for foolish dreams.

However, being in Brazil for a few short weeks I had the opportunity to try lots of wonderful types of food, most especially CHOCOLATE. And there my friends is where my story begins.

But today I must return to the requirements of the day....housework, taking care of my responsibilites in my church calling (which I might add are gigantic) and of course food for the king of the house, my true love.

Story to be continued.................


Sharon Haynie said...

I so appreciate the time you take to share with us. I love tea parties too and hope that soon my grand-daughters will be old enough to play with dishes!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...what a pretty tea party...thanks for sharing it with all of us!

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and enter…I think you will like it!

once in a blue moon... said...

very cute tea party~

Cindy said...

Love the tea party (I collect tea pots) and I love both the movies you mention. You've got me beat with your number of viewings though - wow!

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Oh I do hope time will permit you to continue with tablescaping. You provide so much enjoyment and I really do appreciate your presentations.

Tricia said...

What a pretty teaset -- and the setting really sets it off beautifully! You have an intriguing story to tell, too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful --lucky grandkids! And I have signed on as a follower, as I am so interested in your enterprise -- you are very motivating! So good luck to you ... I'll be following along!

Mimi said...

I am betting your grandchildren had a wonderful time with that beautiful teascape you fixed for them...how lucky they are.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful tea. Lucky grandchildren!! :-)


Johanna said...

at the first sight your tea party looks very nice. At the second sight I realized it's miniatur and that makes it even nicer. What a fun for children to play with this gorgeous tea set. I remember mine, when I was child. So nice memories. I would had liked to lived as your grandkid.
Greetings, Johanna

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. Everthing at your table is just exquisite!!!! I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

I was eyeing a small tea set yesterday, but my granddaughter is still too young. I know your grandchildren are delighted with their tea party! You've made a beautiful tablescape for them. While it does take time, I hope you continue to post a tablescape at least once in while because this is so beautiful. And I know you'll be a great success in your chocolate endeavors. I changed careers late in life (a new adventure, as it were), and was very happy that I did. And I'm not that far behind you!

Ridgely (a/k/a Grandma J) said...

Thanks for your note. It's nice to know the Style Sisters are your daughters -- I've been visiting their wonderful blog for quite some time but just started to leave comments. They've obviously inherited their style from you!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is adorable with the mini tea sets, etc! I have a few and should do a tablescape with them sometime.

I'm turning 70 next month and on a roller coaster of emotions about it! Nice to read what you have to say about the 70s.


The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful tea table. Love the miniature flatware.

- The Tablescaper