Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tea Party



Grab your hat,

your best purse,

and your gloves.

We are headed to the annual church TEA PARTY!


Now, you must know, these are no ordinary purse & gloves...these are very special.  A dear friend, Grandma Dot, passed away last year at the age of 96.  She worked in the church nursery holding my babes up until the very end of her beautiful life.

Here she is with my kiddos on her 96th birthday. 
   She was a friend who loved my children, took care of them, and taught them about Jesus.  Annie adored her &  after she went to heaven, her daughters honored Annie with Grandma Dot's purse and some of her little gloves.  We feel truly blessed to have a little piece of her.

Annie treasures the purse & gloves since they remind her of Grandma Dot and they were just perfect for this special occasion!





We stopped to pick up Auntie Cake's Nature Girl.  Cousins are a girl's best friend.



When we arrived at church, Annie made the rounds, to collect hugs & kisses from friends.

Grandma Lorraine has taken care of Annie in the nursery since she was a newborn, while I go to Bible Study and many Sunday mornings.
Miss Ruthie is one of Grandma Dot's daughters and loved seeing her purse and gloves.  It was the first tea party without Grandma Dot & she was missed very much!

Annie loves hanging with the teenagers.
They are pretty sweet...they actually let her.


Nature Girl set our table with her very own China.  She got the whole set at a garage sale for only 1$...I would say she did pretty good!


Cousin Zadie was all dressed up too!
Nana (my mom)



Annie put in 5 sugar cubes, cream, a honey stir stick, and lemon.

It was a three course tea...but we all loved the dessert bests!
Thanks for joining us!

28 comments:

Andrea said...

What precious memories. Thank you for sharing. I love the purse and gloves!
Hugs,
andrea

marie said...

Can Miss Annie get any sweeter! I just want to squeeze her!
I love this post ~ what a wonderful tea and such beautiful memories.
Love the hats and Nature Girl's table setting ~ and the photo of the two cousins walking down the sidewalk is too cute!

koralee said...

Have I told you how adorable your Annie is lately...well she is!!! xoxox

Just Breathe said...

What a sweet tea party. She will always remember it.

I picked up the Good Housekeeping Magazine to see Annie's article! That is so special.

christy rose said...

Annie is so adorable in that hat and gloves. And what a sweet memory and story behind them. Me and my girls love to go to tea parties like that. It is such a fun thing to do. You got some really great pictures!! :)

redchuckstress said...

that tea party looked soo fun. cute hat with flowers on it too!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Wonderful! - i love teaparties! And your girl looked soooooo cute :)

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh Libbie, that looks like so much fun for everyone involved! Annie looks simply adorable as usual, I loved seeing her and the teenagers in their big party hats, they all look wonderful! What a fun day at your church! Theresa

blueviolet said...

That is just the most delightful event and the cuteness! My word, adorable!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

I love this!!!
Wylie

Two Shades of Pink said...

So sweet! It is truly a rite of passage for every little girl to know how to "tea." Annie was so beautiful and it was wonderful seeing all the people who love her too. Your posts are always so heart warming, Libbie!

They call me "Deb" said...

Oh QUITE the tea party and QUITE the eloquent Annie.
"Nature Girl's" china looks like it could be a Homer Laughlin pattern? Such a beautiful tea setting and how nice that all generations enjoyed it together.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

I'm just breathless looking at the beauty of the people and the tea party pics... breathtaking Libbie!!!!

Susan said...

Oh, I just adore tea parties! Fancy hats, precious accessories, beautiful china, lovely friends, fancy desserts and Annie is adorable, as always!
What fun!
Blessings!

clau said...

Love the parties!!! These pictures are so sweet and the girls with their beautiful hats are so looovely!Thanks to post this touching and emotional story!!
Un abbraccio
Claudia

Jessie Thompson said...

How blessed you are to have your church family too! You are creating such wonderful support and examples and memories for your kids there, and I am so happy for you (and them)!

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