Monday, October 5, 2009

Welcome to tea, dear friends!!!








Welcome to tea, dear friends!! I am so glad you could stop by for a visit. I have a comfortable chair waiting for you, my favorite tea kettle is heating on the stove, one of my favorite rose covered tea pots and cups are ready to be filled, and I have a plate of goodies for us to enjoy. I also wanted to show you a glimpse of my garden. My flowers are loving the autumn weather and rain we have been receiving. One of my favorite things is vintage images so I like to include those in my posts as well. I am so happy to be joining you for the first time for "Tea Things Tuesday" so graciously hosted by Kim of Shabby, Pink and Pretty. Thank you, Kim, for hosting our event each week.
When I think of tea, a couple of childhood memories come to my mind. As a young girl growing up in the 1950's, my mom loved to cook for our family. She made everything "from scratch", and of course, everything tasted delicious. One recipe she used to make was cookies that she called her "tea cakes". They were a very plain cookie but not really a sugar cookie. They were puffy and would just melt in your mouth. How I wish I had that recipe now. Although, I am sure mine would never taste as heavenly as hers did. She may have just had this recipe "in her head" as she had many of her recipes memorized. My mom was so sweet and kind and made everyone feel extra special.
Another memory I have from my girlhood days was a little song we used to sing about a teapot. Perhaps it will spark a memory for you, too. The song goes like this:

I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout:
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

Please visit Kim and all the other participants to see all of their tea things for today. You can find Kim here:
http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/
Again, thank you for coming by. I love to have company!!

34 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Thank you for sharing your tea and sweets. Delish and delightful. Your mother sounds like a wonderful soul.
Blessings!
Gwen

the voice of melody said...

Drinking tea out of a pretty pink teacup makes it taste even better, doesn't it?

Oh and that cupcake looks good enough to eat! Thanks for having me over for tea. Now, I'd love to return the favor. Come by and click on my tearoom to enter.

Sweet blessings!

koralee said...

Oh...I would love to come for tea. Thanks for the invite..your tea things are lovely. I thought I would have a tea party over at bluebird notes...worked on the images tonight..so please come join me soon...will try to post them tomorrow! I love that teapot song...reminds me of my childhood and my children's childhoods...my girls would sing it all the time! Thank you for the lovely post today! Just noticed I am going to be your 100th follower...yahoo!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, what a fun post and happy memories! I remember singing that little song too, and we would dance and be little teapots! Your mama sounds so sweet and her cookies sound yummy... my mama used to make some that sound similar to those, she called them sour cream drop cookies (back when sour cream was cream you soured yourself)... I have alot of her old recipes, I will try to find that one and email it to you... may not be the same kind your mama made, but they were yummy too! What a lovely tea party you gave today, thank you! Bisous... Julie Marie

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a comfortable and lovely spot for tea. Your plate of goodies looks so inviting as does your garden and surroundings! Nice memories of your mother, too -- those were the days, when everything was made from scratch, a much simpler time. Thanks for inviting us in for tea time! Peace & blessings, Tammy

My Passport to Style said...

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Candace said...

I loved each and every one of your pictures and your treasures, especially the treasured memories of your mother. You have beautiful things and a lovely garden. Thank you for letting me visit. All these beautiful blogs with the beautiful tea things, I kind of feel like a little girl playing tea party, and your little song brings back memories, I almost can feel the hand on my head and on my hip. PS I had to take the teapot position for old times sake.

Shabby Kim said...

What lovely tea things you've shared with us today Vicki. I'm so happy that you decided to join us. Everything is so pretty, from the beautiful handpainted roses on your china to that sweet tea kettle. What a perfect display piece for a cottage kitchen.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Vicki,

I knew you would have beautiful things to share with us today. :) Love that beautiful roses teapot. Oh and the goodies! I have some of those fauz cookies, and cupcakes too. I love them. Such sweet memories of your mom. thanks for sharing with us today.

Debbie

Connie said...

That teapot is gorgeous, sweetpea!
xoxo,
Connie

mundo cor de rosa said...

hello dear!
congratulations your blog this beautiful art
kisses friend

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Everything is so beautiful. The chair by the bed is gorgeous! You had wondered where I lived in West Texas, well I lived in Abilene. Most of my kids were in college there at Abilene Christian University at the time. I still had one at home full time though. Enjoyed my time there in Abilene. I know where Hale is, passed through there many a time. Isn't that fun!
Valerie

Bunny said...

Love your tea setting and Oh how I wish I could just pop over for real and have a nice hot cup of tea. Everything looks so inviting that I probably would stay the night LOL.

ceekay said...

Thanks for visiting with me. Wish we could do it in person! You have some lovely tea items. There is nothing more special than getting together with a girlfriend for tea!

Mary said...

Vicki, I love your post today! The tea kettle is adorable, the teapot is gorgeous, the teacup is just precious..love the shape...the tea table full of sweets is...well, just so sweet! And I love your rose bush and vintage pictures...such a treat today to have such a feast for the eyes. Would love to be there with you.

God bless,
Mary

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

A TeaParty!! How Fun!! I'm so glad I stopped in today for tea and those yummy looking cakes. Your Mom and the 50's kitchen memories are very special...thanks for sharing. Brings back some of my own with my Mom. I'm so thankful we are still making memories. Some more quilting going on at CollectInTexas Gal...drop on over....Sue

bellaboo said...

Thankyou for dropping by and leaving a comment.
I love your 'tea' post.We always had 'teas' when we were young and I used to help and hand round the sandwiches and cakes.Mum used to get out her best china and the silver teapot.
I have cake recipes handed done from HER Mum's family.
I LOVE to invite people for tea and it gives me the chance to use all my vintage china!

Bellaboo x

Lisa said...

I remember tea cakes! Kinda like a soft shortbread, right? I'll have to find a recipe for those.:)
PS Your tea kettle is precious!

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

hello dear thank you cards, I love blog

very beautiful beautiful beautiful
come back more often!
kiss

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely post in the middle of such a welcoming blog. I love tea, it's so healing. I used to have tea with my Gran, and we would solve the world's problems.

Karen

andsewon said...

Oh those tea cakes look yummy!
What a beautiful tea post for today!!
That is one cute kettle too!!
Lovely tea set.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful teapot and teacup. So inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Hi Vicki! How fun and so sweet of you to have us all for tea :)
Love the little treats too.
My memories of tea are with my grandmother. We would have tea and go through almost a whole row of saltines with butter and jam. I can still remember how cozy it all felt.
Thanks for the inspiration to sit back and enjoy some memories.
God Bless
Maria

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
Oh how I love coming over for a cup of tea and a stroll through your beautiful garden. (How I wish I really could. :-) Anyway, what a beautiufl rose tea pot. And are those sweets real? Or are they those clever, realistic looking faux ones? Either way they look delish. Everything looks lovely. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Sares said...

Your tea party looks so pretty. What a wonderful memory to share of your Mom too. Your garden looks delightful, maybe next time we can have tea in the garden!

Susie's country cottage said...

Thanks for the invite. What gorgeous tea things you have, so pretty. I love those little cakes.

Annabel said...

My first visit to Bunny Cottage and what a delight. Just beautiful darling.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I just happened to find your blog this morning and am so glad I did! I was so intrigued by all the beauty that I read every post! I will definitely be checking back often.

Joyce said...

Peaking in at your blog . Very pretty teapot. I had no idea there was a teapot tuesday and I can't wait to join in as I collect teapots. I will be humming the song "I'm a little teapot" in my head now all day long:)
Joyce

Queen B. said...

awwwwwwwww...i've loved tea parties ever since I was a little girl.
I still have my 3pm tea !!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Vicki, was so glad to see your comment on my recent post! Always so wonderful to meet new folks here in blogland. I just have to tell you what a lovely blog you have, and your gorgous rose design teapot and cups, oh my gosh, I have to keep taking another peek at the pictures all the time cuz I am so in love with them. I would love to start a pretty teapot and cup collection, but I can never seem to find vintage teapots that catch my fancy here in Germany, right in the heart of coffee drinkers!! :-) Anyway, I will be back again to see what else is new, warmly, Debby

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hello and Happy Tea Things Tuesday a day late!! I love your post. Your 'Tea Things' are so pretty. I remember that teapot song too! Your treats look delicious. I am sure your tea cakes would be very yummy. Did they have powdered sugar dusted on the outsides?
Thanks for coming to visitn my blog for tea yesterday. I always love the company.
♥ Rebecca

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Viki; I remember that song.. I used to sing it with my daughters... now my grand kids... I love your Tea sets. I am a nut about tea pots and tea cups.. My Mom loved to cook too and I don't think she ever used a recipe either... wish I was like that... lol thanks for the Tea party I so enjoyed it... have a good week.
Hugs;
Alaura

Catharina Maria said...

Very pretty teapot. Love your post !
Love Rini the Netherlands