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Tea Time for the girls 
May 30, 2012 6:16 pm 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2012 9:46 am
I decided to have a "tea time" for the grand girls, age 7 & 8. We had our hats all ready. It was an impromptu after school tea for the girls. Just a few tidbits (little snacks they liked) on the back deck of the house. I really should have cleaned it off, anyways, after picking them up after school, we went into the kitchen and to the sliding door onto the back porch which I had closed the curtain. When they were standing there I opened the curtains and they saw a little table with china and goodies. I didn't get a good pic of that. They were so excited to have a "real tea party" with real tea. I bought the clear glass teapot and the blooming tea flowers.  They can't wait until we have  another. They have each asked if they can invite friends over.  We had so much fun with so little. Hopefully this will be a lasting memory for them, it will be for me.
Tea Party
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Julia at Tea Party
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Young ladies at Tea Time.
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Noritake China Cup and Saucer
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Glass Tea Container
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Guilded Lotus in glass tea pot.
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May 30, 2012 6:39 pm
It sounds like they enjoyed their special time with you.... what a fun grandma you are!!
May 30, 2012 6:45 pm
I love reading about your tea parties with the grandgirls . What a cool surprise to come home to . What a blast it would be for them ( and you ) to have a couple of friends join in ! The hats and teapot were so neat ! Good job !
May 30, 2012 7:16 pm
I don't know what makes tea parties so enchanting but they are. How lucky for you to share such a special time with the girls. I see Julia has the pinky finger pose perfected. Thank you for sharing this special moment with the rest of us.
May 30, 2012 7:34 pm
How sweet!
May 30, 2012 8:02 pm
You Ibbz, are top Granny of the block!! How wonderful to do something soon Special. And on a School day? That makes it all the more fun! Thanks for sharing your Sweethearts.
May 30, 2012 8:09 pm
Oh, I love tea parties...and all the more with the grand girls! Sounds like you all had a fun time making memories.
May 31, 2012 4:02 am
I saw the photos the other day, so sweet to have little girls to play tea time with. My life has been so full of boys. Maybe one day God will bless me with grand daughters.
May 31, 2012 4:03 am
That is so sweet. Rest assured, those will be lasting memories for all. If you've never tried,"Lady Grey" tea...you really should,(so spicy good.) Lemon Lift is another wonderful tea...tastes like lemon drop candy. But then I may be telling you things you already know. Pretty grand girls and pretty teapots. :)
May 31, 2012 6:40 am
Ibbz-I like your style! Such cuties you have to share a wonderful tea party! I have one granddaughter who is 4. I am looking forward to having a tea party with her. She loves to dish out pretend tea and little cakes!
May 31, 2012 6:54 am
Ibbz - thats a wonderful memory for all of you. Tea parties are magical. You did great.
May 31, 2012 7:24 am
The girls seemed to have a good time. I got that glass teapot idea from someone on AR when I was asking about tea awhile back. I happened upon it and the "tea flowers" came with it. It looks so pretty when the tea starts to open in the hot water and the flower comes out. There are lots of different flowers and flavors. Girls can't wait for another tea surprise!
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My name is Deborah, please call me Debbie. I've been married for over 36 years to the same man. We have 2 children (girl and boy) and 2 grand daughters, one from each child. At the moment we have a gecko and a cat as housemates.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking fried chicken in my cast iron pans. Any type of pasta dish is always a happy cooking time. I enjoy cooking fish and shrimp whenever possible. My family also enjoys my cornbread, biscuits, beans and greens, they eat almost every bite, so I know they like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family insists that I make my "famous" potato salad for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, actually any time is good for them.
My cooking triumphs
A castle cake w/moat for my grand daughter's 7th birthday made of Rice Krispies, frosting and a ton of toppings. It stood over a foot tall with the towers on top. She loved it, that is what matters to me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
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