Wednesday, October 17, 2012


In celebration of my new grandson and having his other grandparents here to visit him,
it was decided we would have the first tea party with grandson in attendance.
Though he slept through most of tea time, it certainly was a celebration of his life.
Circled around the table were his family of grandparents, uncle, mama, and papa.
It was a special time of shared stories between sips of tea and goodies.
There was sandwiches of salmon cream cheese, egg salad, and cucumber,
then sausage rolls and scones.  The last jar of Marmalady's Orange Marmalade
was served, as you know it was a celebration here.
For those with a sweet tooth there was English Madeleine's and Lemon Bars too.
Tea was served and only the best would do.
Yunnan Gold went well with the savories
and Alishan Oolong was just right for the sweets.

Now this is how I love to celebrate this new life.
Do you celebrate with tea?
How do you like to celebrate?


Rosemary said...

What a beautiful celebration! Such a cherished lad, surrounded by loving family. Precious.

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh Marilyn, I wouldn't know what to take first. It all looks scrumptious! What a perfect way to welcome your new grandson.

Joy said...

What a lovely celebration for your family! I think I need to go make a cup of tea right now. Hugs!

beth said...

i totally celebrate with tea !!
and how fun this must have been....he's such a lucky baby to be loved by so many....xo

Melissa Bishop said...

This looks amazing!

Angela McRae said...

Yum-o-rama! Am thrilled to hear the new little one has been feted at a tea party already--what a blessed little boy!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a wonderful tea party celebration in honor of your grandson! EVERYTHING looks FABULOUS! I often celebrate special occasions with tea. It gives me an opportunity to use my pretty teawares as well as prepare foods for people who are special to me.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

How beautiful!! I am looking forward to those days!! I don't know why, but it seemed sad about the last jar of Marmalady's jam...I guess everything has a season, doesn't it?

We love to celebrate with food - and with tea! I am hoping I get my act together and prepare special 'early' Thanksgiving feast for Chase as he will be on tour this year and not home to celebrate with us...

Thanks for sharing! What did you think of the English Madeleine's where they hard??


Steph said...

Yes, a very fitting celebration for this boy!

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful tea celebration in honor of your precious new grandson. Everything looks delicious!

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous way to celebrate
and again congratulations to you all.
Love Jeanne

Celebrate you and surround yourself with people that do.
Love Jeanne

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

What a special celebration with family and tea! Having a grandchild is a great reason to celebrate!
Our family celebrates with tea at Christmas and other special family events.

Tracy said...

Baby welcoming tea party...Oh, I love that! And it's only fitting you had this, Marilyn. What a lovely celebration. I almost feel like we were there too. :o) So many good treats piled on that table...yum! In my family here in Norway, I'm the only tea drinker, so coffee and tea both feature on party menus--so everyone's happy. But hot drinks are essential to celebrations, aren't they? Happy Days with your new grandbaby, my friend ((LOVE & HUGS))

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh how lovely... A perfect way to celebrate with the whole family! My family loves to have tea parties. Your sausage rolls sound interesting. Have you already posted a recipe for those?

Jeanie said...

This sounds like a perfect celebration. I would have expected nothing less! Everything looks so delicious and I can't imagine the joy of having the home filled with people you love! Congratulations! (Did Joey wear a hat?)