Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tea Time with the girls


On our last full day in Virginia, we had a European Style afternoon tea at a lovely tea room in Newport News.  One of the things we love about going to tea rooms is getting ideas to use back home.  This tea room gave us lots of good ideas and the food was quite good.



We were all offered hats to wear for the occasion.  Stephanie and I declined but the girls were delighted to wear hats which matched their party dresses.





The food was served European Style... in courses rather than on tiered tea trays.  I had their strawberry champagne gazpacho (pictured above), it was something I've never tried before!


We all agreed it was a delightful experience and a lovely way to wrap up our time together.  Stephanie and her family were making the drive back home all in one day so they left at 4:00 the next morning... yawn.

Added note:  The girl's dresses were borrowed from friends... 

15 comments:

John'aLee said...

What beautiful photos. The girls look adorable in their hats...love their dresses too!

Suzanne said...

Greetings Brenda,

What a lovely time you ladies had! I did meet your daughter Stephanie at the home school convention this past April. We live a town or two apart I think you mentioned. How generous of them to take you on vacation--they must love you very much, your truly blessed. I did an interview with Karen Andreola on Charlotte Mason. I believe you told me you used her methods. Perhaps your daughter does as well.

Here is the interview:
http://blueberrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/09/charlotte-mason-lifestyleinterview-with.html

Take care,

Suzanne

Monica said...

My mother in law used to have the little tea parties with my oldest daughter and niece. They would dress up in old formals and hats and 'have tea'. They have very fond memories now that mother is in heaven.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a happy time together...I'm 66 years old and still have happy memories of going for tea (with wonderful tea sandwiches) with my mother, my mother and aunt, my grandmother....I bet these little girls will remember this all their lives too.

Vee said...

Beautiful dresses borrowed from friends and the hats just made the outfits. Of course, such lovely young ladies don't need too much help looking fabulous. What a great tea time. I'm rather taken with the sandwich tray right now...lunch time I guess.

Mrs.Rabe said...

So cute, those granddaughters of yours! The dresses are adorable! Just right for a vacation to Williamsburg!

That tea shoppe looks lovely.

Tea parties always make me happy!

Deanna

SUGAR MOON said...

How fun! That'll be a great memory for those beautiful girls. I'll have to look for a tea room here to take my granddaughter to.

Anonymous said...

What darling dresses for beautiful girls!! It must have been fun!! Would love to hear all about how your daughter found all the great deals for this trip too...being we are not all that far from Williamsburg and my son's brood would no doubt love to go there too!!
Elizabeth in NC

freetobeme - Anita said...

My granddaughter's and I love tea parties. These pictures are adorable. Little girls love to get all dressed up. It seems to make them feel important and special. I'm so glad for this time you had and a little envious!

soraya3 ღ said...

what adorable.. thanks for sharing!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Oh what a delightful afternoon for everyone!

Lots of special memories for blogging or scrapbooking about!

Echoes From the Hill said...

What a special and memorable experience for the girls. They will talk about this when THEY are grandmothers.
nancyr

Deb said...

Well, I made it over here tonight and see that you have posted pictures already. It does look like a delightful tea time!

Heather L. said...

What fun!!! and it looks so much better than that tea I had with a friend earlier this summer here in Indy.

Jedidja said...

O, lovely! I like the hats from the girls and I never had an Europian afternoon tea party. I think its an Englisch usage.