Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Where it began.......

Tea is and has always been an important 
part of my life. 

My German grandmother always served tea to my English grandfather early every afternoon.  
And often I was there.  

He especially enjoyed home made grape jelly 
on toast with his English Breakfast tea, therefore I did, too.  
Nothing fancy, just very simple.  

And my grandmother made a big deal about the bubbles in her teacup.  This tradition meant money would be coming her way. She would gather them in her spoon, and slurp them, giggling away.  We were always amused.  
To this day, I try to pour from the pot to 
get as many bubbles as I can.

            This is where my tea interest began. 

And continues today through my times with friends, earlier with my Tea Room, and has already started with my oldest granddaughter, now just three. 

Let the Tea Times begin for her. 

Here, she is helping me set the table, 
with a little help from our kitty Sarah.


Bernideen said...

Hey - I recognize that one Secret Garden Special Lady! What sweet photos!

Bernideen said...

Ithink my comment flew away! I was saying I recognize Joyce in the photo and am so glad you are friends! The pictures are darling!

The HopeChest said...

Yes, that's my dear friend Joyce, and we do lots of tea often.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marsha,
Sounds like you have many wonderful tea time memories. My aunt serves my uncle tea later in the afternoon. My Uncle Doug hails from England so he enjoys his tea with a sweet/sandwich around 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon. It is always fun to join them although I don't get to see them often as we live in different provinces.
I enjoyed your tea post. Thank you and have a lovely day.