Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Letter "T" and Telling Time Tea Party!

To celebrate learning the letter "T" and Telling Time

 I hosted a little tea party luncheon for my preschooler grand,

and for both of my daughters early last month.

It was a perfect time to use my clock teapot for a centerpiece.

It was a good day for using my Gracie china.

I only have 4 teacups and saucers in this pattern

 so it worked out well.

I was asked to teach some basic table and tea party manners.

(FYI - Katie asked Vivi a few days later about what she learned, 

and she remembered all she was taught!)

Pink velvet dress, cute tea hat, a sweet smile -

 yep, I believe she was ready for her tea time!

I used these heavier stoneware teacups for the soup.

I used these sweet fall napkins my tea sister/friend Pam D. sent

 in the mail - love random acts of kindness getting happy mail!

Paper napkins always best when there is a 4 year old at the table.

I really can't believe none of us even thought of 

taking pictures of any of the beautiful foods.


Where is my Mary D. when I needed her the most????

I am happy to report that Vivi liked almost everything!

(And these were rather mature foods, too!)

I was so happy she liked the curry soup!

About the only thing she didn't care for was the ham salad.

BTW- the pumpernickel was homemade by my hubs!

He is an amazing bread baker, and he nailed it perfectly.

It was the first time he'd ever made it, too. 

The cello-wrapped favor was to be a fun painting

of  an autumn pumpkin craft for us to do, 

 but we ran out of time so we weren't able to do it together.

Here they are in learning mode as I was in kitchen brewing the tea!

A play clock, a making a paper clock craft - such fun!

I absolutely love her happy pose!!

She left her very special pink shiny tea party
 princess shoes at the front door.

BTW- these cute wooly toys her Aunt Ezza
 hand made her and gifted her that day
 for doing so well in her learning!

Cute, aren't they?
I love the "cutie marks" on them!

Vivi's auntie makes her the cutest things.

I could do several posts on them alone.

The pink caterpillar with hearts was a very special request

 made by Vivi.  If anyone wants to know more about it please 

write me privately and I will share.

As always, thanks for your visit!

Stay safe, stay well, please!


Tablescape Thursday


  1. What a delightful tea part! I can't believe that your adorable granddaughter is already 4 years old. When did this happen?!?

    Glad to see that she retained everything that she's learned from your educational tea!

  2. Michelle, this is so dear! I love the pink velvet dress, but the precious model is the best! I so enjoy doing things like this with my little great nieces who live near by. Making memories is so important.

  3. Hi Michele,

    First of all, I LOVE the name Vivian! I've always thought it was such a pretty and feminine name, and it reminds me of the lovely Vivian Leigh. :) Your little Vivi is a beautiful child. I love that hat and the pink velvet dress. Your dishes all look so pretty, and the teatime menu sounds delicious. I'm glad you all had such a nice celebration event.

    Thanks for your visit this evening, Michele -- I will definitely be writing to you.



  4. How sweet to have a tea party with sweet Vivi. Love your tea set and love those sweet little stuffed animals that were gifted to her. So so cute. All your tea foods sounded pretty yummy too. Glad you had a great time and what great memories to make with your granddaughter. xoxo Kris

  5. This is a real delight, what a beautiful tea party. She is such a cutie and these special times together will make some very special memories for both of you. Love those very special toys, nothing beats a hand crafted gift, made with love.

  6. What a fun and special day. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable. That pink velvet dress is fabulous too.

  7. Your grandgirl is just beautiful! I am in love with this beautiful wonderful tea party! LOVE every thing about it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. What a sweet tea party for your little grand. She is adorable, love her dress and hat. Love how you cleverly had a teaching class and enchanting tea..........

  9. Awwww what a delightful tea party, Michele! Vivi looked adorable in her pink dress and her darling hat. How wonderful that she retained all the important tea party manners that you had taught her. I loved seeing this sweet Fall tea party time with your girls. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ

  10. What a blessed little girl Vivi is. She looks so darling in her pink velvet dress. What fun her mother, aunt, and grandmother are! There is so much to love about this post and it provides a calming respite for folks like me.

  11. Just wonderful!Such fun! Your girl is soooo cute!

  12. Love the tea party. Vivian.s pink velvet dress is lovely. Vivian is beautiful.God Bless.

  13. Michelle, what a little doll she is and this is such a great theme for a tea party..Love the tea set and the little velvet dress..xxoJudy

  14. That was so clever to have a tea party teaching about the letter T. She is a cuties too. Looks like everyone had such fun.

  15. Michele, what a great way to teach both the alphabet and manners! Viv is adorable, and so are your girls. The little stuffies couldn't be any cuter. You must be thrilled to be able to play with your dishes while playing with your girls. That's special, lucky you!

  16. Well of course I adore your GRACIE china! Vivi is just adorable. :)

  17. Oh-What a wonderful, wonderful tea party. Love the manners and traditions being taught. I always did that with my grandgirls when they were young, too. So very sweet. She is a precious as she can be!!! What a darling little girl Vivi is!!!! Aren't those the moments that just make life special and lovely? Love to you- Diana


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