Sunday, March 25, 2012

~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~ Springtime Tea With Friends

"Friends...they cherish one
another's hopes.  They are kind
to one another's dreams."
Henry David Thoreau

On Saturday I joined some of my sweet blogger friends
for an absolutely precious
Springtime Tea.

The Tea was hosted by Tammy from
at her delightfully sweet home
here in Oklahoma.

Both Tammy's Mother, Miss Ginger from
and her lovely Grandmother,
Miss Mary,
were in attendance.

I was so honored to be invited!!!

When I arrived at Tammy's address I
walked into the most charming
cottage I've ever seen!

Magazine worthy!!!
Tammy's entire home was beautifully
decorated with a a darling Easter-time theme.  
The weather was perfect and the
sun was shinning bright!

We couldn't have asked for a
lovelier day!

And the food!  Well...I was too busy eating it
to take any pictures!  Spinach Salad with 
fresh strawberries, walnuts and raspberry
vinagrette dressing!  We lunched on Chicken
Croissant Sandwiches and sipped on tea and
sweet lemonade.

Not only was the food scrumptious but
the favors took my breath away!
There were precious cupcakes and sweet
treats made from Marshmallows dipped into
white chocolate.  I couldn't believe it!

Tammy was such a
gracious hostess and her talent is
like nothing I've ever seen.  I've been to many 
parties, showers and teas in my lifetime, but 
never have I seen everything so 
beautifully appointed or so 
lovingly prepared.

I'm still speechless!
(And I am NEVER Speechless!)

 Tammy's gifted ways, no doubt in part, come to her
by way of her mother, Miss Ginger!  Ginger
helped make the most precious little bags
filled with tea and candy and all
sorts of take-home treasures.

She even sent me something home for my
sweet Miss K.

Aside from the wonderful food and fellowship
Tammy shared a lovely little devotional
that truly made my heart sing!
I love to hear about the love my 
friends have for our loving Father
and His precious Son.
"Dear Tammy...

Thank you for including me in your
very special day.  I want you to know
how much I loved spending the afternoon
with you, your mother and grandmother
and will remember always your grace 
and beautiful hospitality.  God has
blessed you with the spirit of giving
and again I was honored to be so
welcomed in your home.

Thank you for sharing your
hopes for the future with me!
I'm excited to see how God works out
all the details and for those
dreams of yours to take flight!
I can't wait to watch you soar!
All those special things that God
has placed within your heart will
one day come true!
In His time.
In His time.
He makes all things beautiful
In His time.

I love you, friend. xoxoR"


Blessings to you today as you share life
and fellowship with those you love.

Love to you...

PS:  My Website Reopens SOMETIME today!!!


Ginger said...

Miss R, I enjoyed you sharing our day yesterday so much. Your inspiration was so refreshing and so loved being with you. So glad you liked my little bag I made, hope Miss K loved her treat box. Tammy always crosses every T and dots each i.. She just has that special love of decorating and does a wonderful job, I always enjoy her teas. Hope to see you again soon. thanks for being such a beautiful friend.

Mouse said...

ohhh how lovely ... everything was just perfect and the decorations so simple and elegant ...
and goodies to take home too wonderful :)
glad you had a great time :) love mouse xxxx

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- Well, I can see two new blogs to follow in my near future (like today). What a wonderful blessing to be able to share such a special afternoon. Her home and her family are just lovely. Isn't it heart-warming to walk into someone's home and know how much they love it, how much they love their family, and how glad they are to have you as part of it all? I can't imagine anyone NOT wanting to spend an afternoon there-or with you, for that matter!

I'll be back to check your shop out- although I haven't been buying anything anywhere I want to stop by with my well-wishes! xo Diana

Linda said...

Rebecca...what a lovely tea party! Everything looked delightful! How fun to share a special time with sisters in the faith! (You were in your element)

And you ladies looked beautiful too!

Love, Linda

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Rebecca
You ladies look very happy together and Tammy's home and tea are lovely. Always nice to get together with another blogger, and I will visit Tammy's blog next.

Anne said...

How lucky for you to meet talented and sweet ladies.What a beautiful house she has.And what a lovely setting too.Thank you for sharing.I am going to head on over to there blog.

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rebecca
What a beautiful Spring tea! Tammy & Ginger are both so very talented and I love stopping into their Blogs for inspiration. I am so happy for you that you have connected with these wonderful Ladies through Blogging. Have a wonderful Sunday! I can't wait to check out the website and see what you have been up to.

Your Craft Book said...

Blessings to you this lovely Sunday morning. What a lovely blog today it makes me wish I lived in Oklahoma. The table was so pretty and I am sure you all had the most wonderful of times. How blessed we all are and how lucky we are to have The Lord in our lives, Maureen.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca... what an absolutely lovely tea!... and how sweet of Tammy to invite you... I love seeing all three generations of her family there... everything looks so pretty, especially all of you ladies!... I so wish I lived close by you... how fun it would be sipping tea and chatting together... it looks like it was a perfect Spring day for you too... and how kind of Tammy to send Miss K a gift!... much love to you, anxious for your website to open today!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Will be posting my beautiful apron soon!!!

Kerri said...

You are blessed to have such wonderful friends! Oh I forgot to tell you on your last post that I took a bunch of photos for you (of the yorkies) at the dog show. So let me know where you want me to send them.

Have a blessed Sunday!


ShabbyESP said...

Happy Sunday Rebecca!!!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Tammy, her mother and grandmother. I have visited Tammy and Gingers blog and have seen the beautiful things they both have done.
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful time you had. I really enjoyed the pictures of how Tammy put the luncheon together. Very sweet. Friends like these are truly a blessing!


Theresa said...

Beautiful time shared with beautiful friends! Pretty tablescape:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Marilyn said...

What a delightful time! I'm so lucky you shared it with us. I LOVE spring and the HOPE that it signifies in our risen Savior!♥♫

Anonymous said...

Such a perfectly lovely time spent with friends. Her setting is exquisite! Truly a talent amongst us. What joy this must have been for you. Hugs. T

BeautifulDees said...

Hi Rebecca...I love your blog and have followed you forever, come by sometime.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
What a special day..everything looks so beautiful, but the best thing of all was the friendship you ladies shared..
Sweet memories you will hold in your heart for a long time.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth
PS~Hows the kitchen coming along?

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I will say it over and over...there is nothing more enjoyable for most women than a time of fellowship with other women of like fun...and it looked beautiful. I am glad you had a wonderful time of refreshnment!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was just over at miss Gingers, but had to come to see more pictures, I was not disappointed. So glad you had such a wonderful lunch!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

That was a lovely post! What a joy for three generations of women to get together like this. That's something I miss... but in our hearts we're close, regardless the ocean between us.
Love to you,


Unknown said...

Dear Rebecca:
I saw you beauties over on Ginger's blog so I hopped over here. Tammy is amazing with her talent. Those treat bags are stunning. Glad you all had a wonderful time. You all look so happy and lovely!
Good luck with your web relaunch!

Kathy Ellen said...

Rebecca, thank you for sharing about your lovely teatime afternoon with some very special friends. As I read your post, and viewed all of Tammy's beautiful creations, for a moment I felt immersed into that special time with you. There is nothing more special than the gift of treasured times with dear friends.

Blessings for you today!

Tammy Neal said...

Hi Rebecca!

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post a comment on your blog. I have been working diligently on a strategic plan that is due on Saturday and I just now came up for air. I hope you know how very honored I was to have you accept my invitation to this tea. When I joined the blog world a few years ago you were one of the first that befriended me and I have been such an admirer of your work, your talent, and your beautiful heart ever since. I want you to know how truly special you are to me and to this world. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are not a gift, because you truly are! Thank you so much for your beautiful, sweet words of inspiration and encouragement. They mean so much to me and they fed my weary soul. I wish for you peace, prosperity, and abuntant blessings as you go forward in your endeavours and I hope you will return to my home this summer for a "tea by the sea" where we will celebrate the sun, sand, and sea (that we don't have in Oklahoma) . . . but a girl can dream, can't she?

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