Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Tea 1 and Family Visit

March is going to be a month full of teas! The month is shaping up like this:

  • Weight Watchers tea with my family (last weekend)
  • Visit to Chandler House tea room in Bedford, IN (this weekend)
  • Tea and discussion of tea history (revolutionary war and beyond) with a lovely high school student (date TBD)
  • Visit to a tearoom in Tucson, AZ (end of month)

I'll look forward to sharing each of these with you! To get started, below is a photo montage of my recent tea party with my family. The focus, of course, was my 5-month-old niece! :-) We tried to make this tea as Weight Watcher friendly as possible. In a separate post, I will share our menu and the estimated points. Also of note is the china shown. It is from my Grandmother. The china is stamped Viking and is made in Alliance, Ohio. I don't know anything about this china, so if you have any background, please share.

Enjoy the photos! (below)

6 comments:

Tea Party Girl said...

Aw, Steph! What darling pictures. I love that onesie! So fun to see your niece, such big eyes she has! What a thoughtful gesture, a Weight Watchers Tea. Right on!

Wish I could join you in Tucson. Be sure to tell all.

Denise said...

Your niece is so adorable!

Steph, I think your Gram's china is Homer Laughlin. eBay is a good place to start to learn more about it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,

Your lovely little Lola is a real charmer! And you can tell she just loves tea.

I was doing some research on some china a friend gave me for the tea room and I found this information.

Your Grandma's beautiful china is listed at Replacements.com as
Pattern: VIKING by INTERNATIONL/SUNMARC [INTVIK]
Description: AQUA RIM, WHEAT CENTER

http://www.replacements.com/
webquote/INTVIK.htm
They have several pieces available if you are looking for anything to complete your set of dishes.

Alliance is near me here in Ohio and has been historically significant in the US china and dinnerware industry.

Hope this helps you on your quest to learn about this family heirloom.

Best regards,

Mary Jane

Steph said...

Hi, Mary Jane and Denise - Thank you so much for your tips on the China!!!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I do love a cute baby photo, and your niece is just so adorable. Beautiful eyes! Can't wait to hear more about the Weight Watchers tea. You are inspiring me to be more thoughtful about my tea party foods!

Anonymous said...

I love the photos!! Lola really did enjoy her visit with you! Tea parties will be such normal thing in her life...she won't understand it why others don't have one for every occasion! :)
love ya,
Keri