Archive for the ‘Tea Party’ Category

Sunday in the Northwest   7 comments

Spent Sunday afternoon with my sister Ellen and two nieces, Katie and Laura – Boy did we have a fun afternoon! We went to a Catholic Cemetery, the Queen Mary Tearoom and then the Seattle Japanese Garden! My kind of day.

Here is a quick photo highlight. I am sure my sister Ellen will get into more detail soon. I have to catch a plane…

Decor-a-Tea – Week 3   23 comments


March 30 – April 5

Share ideas and pictures that incorporate tea and/or tea themes into home decor. Displays, art, prints, fabrics, and collection all count in this category. Do you use teapots and teacups as a part of your home decor? If so, describe how.

I think this week’s theme is one of my favorites in the blogathon.  As part of my decorating during the seasons/holidays, my dining room table is always set with the current theme.  This week, I put away the Easter decor and set the table for a spring garden tea party.


This tea is all about flowers and welcoming spring.  One of the cups on the table is quite unique.  It is heart shaped.  You really can’t tell it is heart shaped unless you see it with some tea in it.  So, let me pour you cup of some beloved tea…


My table will be set until Memorial Day, which means…

Kettle’s on, cups are waiting,
Favorite chairs, anticipating,
No matter what I have to do,
My friend, there’s always time for you.
D Morgan

For more Decor-a-Tea, head on over to Gracious Hospitality!

Posted March 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Decorating, Entertainment, Fellowship, Tea Party

Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon   14 comments

March 23 – March 29

Share tea from the perspective of literature. Post a tea quote, a verse or poem, or story. Tell about a favorite tea book. This would be a good time to share how you use tea to encourage others. Do you minister to others by sending them tea themed cards to friends and shut-ins? Or another way you use ‘tea’ to share joy with others? I know some of you do — so tell your story!

March 16 – March 22

Share a picture of your favorite teacup and saucer; describe it and tell it’s history (or make up a story about it’s past). Why is it meaningful to you? This would be a good place to share about the details of your teacup collection if you have one.

Since I am a little behind on this blog-a-thon, this will be two posts in one to catch up! 


I have a very eclectic teacup collection.  This is one of my favorite “single” teacups.  I found it at Goodwill and just love the flowers on it. It is bone china from England and it was screaming “buy me!”.  So I did.

The Litera-Tea that I would like to share is my Tea at Glenbrooke – A Quiet Place Where Souls are Refreshed by Robin Jones Gunn.  I enjoyed her Glenbrooke novel series and this was such a nice end to the series.  It is filled with quotes, stories, recipes and tea trivia. A lovely read indeed!

Tea is very relaxing for me.  I make sure I have plenty of different flavors and blends at work and at home.  My husband even enjoys green tea at work in the late afternoon rather than coffee.  I do enjoy my morning cup of coffee, but after that, I could have tea the rest of the day.  I don’t drink tea out of that lovely teacup and saucer above though.  This is what I drink my tea in at home…


That is my bone china mug made in England.  I bought that lovely item at Butchart Gardens.  Now that’s a cup of tea!

Head on over to Gracious Hospitality for more Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon posts.

Posted March 23, 2008 by Lana G! in Books, Fellowship, Flowers, Meme, Tea Party

Show & Tell – Valentine Table 2   31 comments

 For Show & Tell Friday this week, I would like to share my Valentine tea table with you!  I found these fun heart shaped tea cups at good will and could not resist. I love heart shaped anything!  The tea cups did not have saucers that went with them. These are candle plates that I picked up at Fred Meyer during Christmas and I think they match pretty well!


Next week I will share my Valentine Dinner Table with you!  Have a great weekend everyone!

For more Show & Tell – head on over to Kelli’s!

Tea Party in London   10 comments

You Are Invited

Today I invite you to come to tea with me at Claridges in London, England!  I think you will enjoy their menu as much as we did!  A jolly good time hubby and I had there. 


Please come and enjoy my other tea parties as well:

Autumn Elegance

All American Tea

Tea Party of Love

Posted September 13, 2007 by Lana G! in Food, Tea Party, Travel