Friday, February 24, 2006

Family Tea Party with Blue Willow China

As a celebration for the launch of my sister's new Day Spa, I hosted a tea party (at the spa) with my Mom, Sister, and special friends. In planning for this party, I asked if I could use some of my Mom's china. I had suggested her white Pfaltzgraff, but she instead suggested her Blue Willow. I was excited by that opportunity, because the Blue Willow china is lovely! I was even more delighted when Mom started digging in her cupboard and pulled out pieces I didn't even know she still had! I was aware of the cups and saucers, but she also had luncheon and dinner plates, and a creamer and sugar. :-) I remember these items sitting on the built-in shelves of my childhood home, but had just assumed they didn't make it through the years. This blue willow china is what my mother received (from my grandmother) when she married my father.

Blue willow china was inpired by a beautiful story about forlorn lovers.

We had a lovely celebration for my sister! We enjoyed three sandwiches: cream cheese and olive, cucumber and butter, and dried fruit with cream cheese. We savored chunks of muenster cheese. We ate blueberry scones with devonshire cream and lemon curd. We finished with chocolate brownies and tart grapes. All of this we enjoyed with Black Pearl tea. Fun! Thanks to Mom, Sis and friends for joining me!

We also started a little girl on her journey as a tea party fan! When it was time to leave, she insisted the tea party was "not over!" She also ate several sandwiches and two scones! You go, girl!

Sweet memories!


Anonymous said...

Steph - it looks like a success! How exciting. I love blue Willow... - connie

Anonymous said...

Steph- I had such a good time with you girls at the tea party. I'm glad you enjoyed the Blue Willow,it was fun using it. Wasn't it fun watching Emma eating all that food. She sure became a fan of tea partys.