Thursday, August 19, 2010

A perfect proper English tea...and some sweet gifts...

 My granddaughters were all here this Summer and gathered in the gazebo for a
tea and conversation.

There was quite a lot of tea drinking going on...
(actually orange mango fruit juice)

there was a lot of good conversation...(in an English accent only)...

a lot of bare toes
and dressed in grandma's best old clothes...

Plenty of cakes and sherbet...

There was a lot of sipping...

(look at that proper pinkie placement below)

a lot of eating...

 a lot of smiles...

and lots of laughing...

a little helping...

a lot of reaching across the table

some finger licking

 and a lot of spoon licking as well...
 maybe it wasn't all that proper after all...
but it was perfect in every way...

and in the end...a wonderful, wonderful day!

The End


I have won another lovely giveaway that I would like to share.

I won this set of beautiful napkins from Wanda at Victorian 1885

Wanda lives in Canada and her beautiful blog is a true delight.
I know that if you haven't already met Wanda, you will so enjoy a trip to her blog.

She tucked these beautiful handkerchiefs inside the package as a surprise with 
a lovely card and rose bookmark just for me. 
Thank you so much Wanda, for the lovely win!!! 

The other day, when I went to get my mail at the Post Office, I was surprised by another
gift from a dear blogging friend.
 M at the OC Cottage sent me a just because gift...two issues of 'Ceremony',
the beautiful wedding event magazine.
She knew I would love the flowers and the arrangements
in these amazing publications.

And I have.

Along with this wonderful gesture, was one of her lovely cards and a pink glittered starfish!
 I have three of her beautiful starfish from a giveaway I won awhile ago...
I didn't have a pink one.
now I do!!!

Thank you so much dearest M, for such a lovely thought
and a lovely gift to brighten my days.

Speaking of gifts...

this is what the girls (my cute little hens)
are giving me these days!!!

Landon got the first omelet!

Thank you to all of you who stop by and visit me here. I love it when you come
by and see what I have been up to here in my little corner of the world.
I wish you all a lovely week and will see you all soon!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your little tea is so sweet...the girls look adorable...what a wonderful memory. Congrats on winning such a lovely gift...those napkins are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little tea party! Sweet perfection! :)

Miss Gracie's House said... sweet...lucky you...I miss those days so...we have a lot of football games around here these days:)...8 grand *sons*!
It is all so pretty...

Debby said...

What beautiful little girls. The pictures are really wonderful. They look like they had a great time. I love that they dressed in your clothes.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh June, what precious little ladies all dressed up in grandma's pretty clothes! I just love to read and see photos like these... they are all adorable, and look like they are having such a wonderful time... what a beautiful setting for such a tea party...I am sure they absolutely adore you! Love all of your beautiful gifts, blogger ladies are the best! Thank you so much for checking in on me... I am feeling better each day... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS Did TT Rabbit get to attend the tea party???

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Adorable! Your Gran Daughters are the Sweetest .... Memories for them for a Life Time ~ some great treasures you have been lucky to win this summer, WoW! Love'n that Pink Star Fish...
Have a wonderful week

Betty Jo said...

Oh June, what an incredible post. First the tea party looks wonderful. Such beautiful girls and photos. What fun memories you've created for your granddaughters. Maybe I'll do the same; I'm moving in with mine this weekend for a month or so. Congrats on winning those gorgeous napkins, and the gift was wonderful too. Thanks so much for coming by my new blog and leaving a comment. ♥

Rebecca Nelson said...

Beautiful Miss JunieGirl! Now this is something I would have LOVED to crash! :)

Invite me next time, OK? I might JUST COME!


Anonymous said...

Hi June, your granddaughters are so beautiful, and what a lovely tea they had....Kathy

Connie said...

They are all adorable and really look like sisters with the same hair style, sweetpea. AND orange mango juice is my absolutely all time favorite juice. Squeeeeeeal....

Diane said...

Your pictures of the tea party are priceless June. The girls are all beautiful and I'm sure they will remember it always. What beautiful girls they are, too. Lovely things in the mail, don't bloggers just do the most wonderful gifts?
Now are these eggs from your little chicks you had earlier this year? Diane

sweetpea said...

i remember my grandmother letting my sister and i wear her negligees and high heels when we were little. those are some cherished memories and you are creating them for your little sweet ones now. only granddaughters?


Anonymous said...

Such sweet memories created in your lovely gazebo! Your grand daughters are adorable:)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest little tea party ever!
It should be in a magazine, in fact you should submit it to Tea Time Magazine.

Your little darlings are just precious and so ladylike!

Those are the prettiest eggs I've ever seen. I wouldn't want to crack them.

Your gifts are lovely too.


Sharing with Sherri said...

They are all just precious June... I can't think of anything any more perfect than a tea party with all your little sweeties together in your lovely garden!!

What a darling post! Thanks for sharing it!!

Hugs, Sherri:) said...

What a sweet little tea party:) The are sooooo adorable. I love how they even got dressed up:)Children are such so precious.
~Debra XXX
Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

Anne Marie said...

such cuties!! your sweet tea party....and I'm sorry: but what happened with this tradition? why does it stop when you are suddenly 13? I should have been taken more seriously!! I would L.O.V.E. to stop in the middle of the day for tea, cakes, and conversation!

maybe I need to start my own tea party - and I don't mean politics!

great pictures pretty
Anne Marie

from me to thee......... said...

Oh how sweet!!!!! As a mother of 2 daughters, and 4 granddaughters, this just melts my heart. Those sweet faces, hair, dresses, bare feet, love the nail polish....innocence, simplicity, just beautiful, each and every one....smiles, Linda

Victoria said...

Awwww, that was just precious! They're darling girls and so lucky to have a grandma like you:)

I'm going to check out Wanda's blog now, never visiting it before!

Lovey said...

The most beautiful grandchildren! Such wonderful images of English Beauty! I love these pictures! You are so blessed June! SO blessed. I love all your wins too! It's so wonderful that you are so loved in Blog Land and in your home! It shows in everything you do. Simply full of inspirations, encouraging words, beautiful memories, and special treasures.

Terra said...

What fun for you to have such a great group of cherubs for your tea, and then the napkins and other gifts and the pastel eggs. You are definitely on a roll of joy.

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
I am so glad you enjoyed your little extra's! I just knew you would give them a good home..
Your Granddaughter's are the freckles! For some reason I could not convince my three grandsons to have a tea party with but I now have a nine month old granddaughter and can't wait to share these lovely experiences! Take care my friend..

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet little tea you had with your precious grandkids! I love their smiles! I also love their little manicures!! ;-D

What a lovely win on the napkins and the gift from M. I love her blog and I have seen her starfish in so many pretty glittery colors. Love her creativeness!! You're a lucky girl. Hope this finds you well and happy! :-)


Jacqui said...

What an adorable group of 'young ladies' the sweetest faces, lovely memories.
Your tablecloth is gorgeous too...

Patina said...

What a good grandma you are! Your little grand-daughters are just precious. They look like they are having a wonderful day. I'm sure it pure pleasure coming to your house.
Your photos are wonderful the eggs looks so nice in such beautiful colors.
Have a beautiful day June!

wendy said...

Oh my, where should I start.
That tea party is simply divine. (insert english accent here)
I'd love to do that with my grand daughters.
LOVE the teacups
LOVE the dishes (I am an dish freak)
cutest little girls

now I am craving a cupcake.

Gorgeous white napkins.

coolest eggs ever.....Looks like they were laid by an Easter Hen.

(end of english accent)

Unknown said...

oh that is wonderful of you! They all look so pretty and they will be talking about this for years to come........what wonderful memories!!!!

Unknown said...

oh that is wonderful of you! They all look so pretty and they will be talking about this for years to come........what wonderful memories!!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What beautiful little angels you have June. They look like they are having a wonderful time in your gorgeous gazebo.... and enjoying the end of your summer.....

I think we weren't quite so delicate when we played dress ups..... missing the grandmother influence maybe...

Congrats on all your beautiful wins and gifts.... so pretty..... Enjoy the rest of your summer.... it's a tag team.. it will be over this way soon.. xxx Julie

Kateyed said...

What a beautiful blog entry. Your granddaughters are lovely and your pictures of them are priceless.


The Green Pea said...

Oooh! what sweet little angels you have. They must have had a wonderful
day....You are so blessed to have them.

I also love the white napkins, time for another tea party....XXOO sandi

Rose Garden Romantic said...

How fun! Your sweet granddaughters are just too cute for words! I bet they loved it!

Alaina said...

How sweet June, your granddaughters will always remember having tea at grandma's. I know my kids love to get dressed up and sit down for a tea. Even my 8 yr. old son loves to get dressed up and eat the little sandwiches. Have a wonderful weekend.

oldgreymare said...

Blessings times 7... is that right? The girls are all so beautiful, peaches and cream complexions..they take after their beautiful Grandma.

What a beautiful setting and memories for the girls.

Super Nana are you! Your heart must have been overflowing to see them all gathered there. How precious.

Does my heart good to see such a warm loving family.

BIG BIG hugs



Carole said...

Could that tea party be any cuter??? I'm so envious....can I borrow your granddaughters when I have a party???
Love all your goodies!
and those colors of those eggs are like candy!


Robin Thomas said...

These pictures of your beautiful beloved girls made me teary. What a memory you have crafted for them. How lovely you are.

Caroline said...

Enjoyed your post as usual June....reminds me of my wonderful MIL who loves to have with her grandchildren as well. Your pictures are beautiful and I love your gazebo.

{oc cottage} said...

What a precious tea party!!! How blessed you are to have those adorable little angels!

m ^..^

Trisha said...

The "un-proper" tea parties are the best kind of all! Your granddaughters are beautiful and very lucky to have you for their grandma!!


Trisha said...

The "un-proper" tea parties are the best kind of all! Your granddaughters are beautiful and very lucky to have you for their grandma!!


maría cecilia said...

So, sooooooo cute, preciosas, bellas!!! All your sweet grands are the loveliest ones!!!! I can imagine how much you have enjoyed them... such a sweet time with them.
And the gifts you have received, the napkins are wonderful and the books chosen just for you, what a nice gesture!!!
I have enjoyed this post soooo much!!!
maria cecilia

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those girls take the "cutest in blogland" award!!!! Just priceless!!!

Junebug said...

This is the true definition of sugar and spice and everything nice. How lucky you are and they are to have such fun. Memories in the making and sweet ones at that.

Natasha Burns said...

oh June how absolutely precious! You really captured some great moments there, it was almost as though I was there too.
Love the goodies you received in the mail, just GORGEOUS! like you!

@nne said...

A wonderful Victorian like tea party! Have a nice weekend, @nne

Pondside said...

What dear memories the girls will have of that afternoon and the tea party. Your granddaughters are so sweet! You're a lovely grandmother.

Georgianna said...

I could go on and on but can I just say I love this whole post and all the beauty and joy and perfect moments you captured? It's so lovely here, June. And what amazing gifts! xo – g

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Bonjour June. Everything is absolutely gracious. I imagine Mary Cassat in the garden painting this lovely scene.
Really love your blog!He is one among my favourites.
And thanks to have visiting "mon petit atelier". ♥ Hélène Flont

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
wow, what wonderful photos!
Your pavilion in the garden is a dream! Perfect for an English tea time!
Have a wonderful weekend
Big hugs, Yvonne

Scented Sweetpeas said...

ohhh if only I was that English - really must practice more :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June....I cannot think of a word to express how BEAUTIFUL AND DELIGHTFUL these young ladies make us feel! What GORGEOUS children, and BEAUTIFUL garden and gazebo, and the fun of it all....they will not forget make dreams come true. I hope you are well and are enjoying every bit of this wonderful summer in its fleeting spirit. Anita

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Dear June

Thank you for sharing these delightful and charming photos of your grandchildren 'taking tea'. I can just imagine the English accents!
The girls are lovely and look like true 1920s 'flapper' girls with their bobs and vintage clothes. Adorable!

Off to have a lovely catch up with your summer posts.


Reading Tea Leaves said...

its me again ...! June, I just had to come back and say how much I LOVE your garden and your photographs. They are BEAUTIFUL!! You must work tirelessly to keep it looking so lovely:-)

Thank you for keeping faith with me on my blog break - I hope to be back blogging on a more regular basis, although once again I am busy with work today - c'est la vie!!


Jeannie B. said...

I love this post. I love to have tea with my Grandchildren too. How I would love the perfect setting you have. Such a beautiful place.

Thanks for delighting me this morning.

Unknown said...

just about the sweetest post i've ever read! your grand babies are adorable..what fun under the gazebo!! Happy day mon amie!

jade said...

Oh, how lovely, dear June.........your granddaughters teatime is soooooo sweet!!!! Thank you so much, for sharing these wonderful days!!!! And your hens are lovely girls ;))....i think the eggs are soooo delicious and Landon has enjoyed his omelet!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Jade

LemonyRenee' said...

How very delightful to be your granddaughter. Just beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

No wonder your blog is called laughing with angels... I see them on this post! Beautiful!
Such a heavenly visit.

Rosie said...

oh dear very P*R*E*C*I*O*U*S...this was a GRAND TEA party and you..."the keeper of the cupcake" special...miss you June Bug...have Friday Rosie

Tammy said...

Oh my June, how absolutely delightful. I would like to come to your house for a big girl tea party. I am sure there would be lots finger lickin then too. ;) how wonderful the the girls got to wear grandma's clothing. Looks like it was an absolutely glorious day! Those handkerchiefs you won are just perfect. How nice to receive gifts just because. Have a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Jill said...

I've had a lot of tea parties with my girls--such fun! But, I must say, we've never had such a beautiful setting! Your gardens are breath taking.

The Rustic Victorian said...

This is just the cutest sweetest post! What little beauties! and
All the gifts and eggs! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Happy Weekend June

All That Jazz said...

That looks so delightfully fun! It could be a Victoria Magazine layout, I swear! ;) I am sure that was such a special day that will become a lasting memory for them!

butiksofie said...

What a gorgeous and sweet lille tea party!I enjoyed your picture very much today, hughs Anja

josh healy said...
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Deareat June! Oh how glad I am that you enjoyed my orange and white show! And again, this post of yours is absolutely breathtaking. To think that you put all this together....these darling little women will never forget this. Gosh, they are so cute. I am getting back to my classroom soon and will have my own room of 16 darlings, 16 girls this time and only 10 boys. Last year, it was the other way around and WOW was it wild! HHEEEEE, but I love those little men....but this year, it's GIRL POWER! So, I will have to even it out for the little guys to have equal voice and space!!!

Dearest, as I see your post, I am impressed with the wide-screen appearance it has. You use blogger as I do, but my photos seem to all be squished in a narrow column...what is your trick? Let me know when you have a moment. Merci! Have a lovely Saturday dearest...Anita

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Absolutely darling...
Those eggs look so delicate in their pastel shades.
Enjoying every ray of sunshine... just what Summer is all about.
Susan x

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful post of your lovely tea. The girl's outfits and hair styles look so pretty. The cupcakes lent a smile to my face. You have a very special blog, and I'm happy to have come upon it.

kelli said...

Oh June, the photos of the children are priceless. what a perfect day and perfect treats for a tea party. We are all about the cupcakes at my house. And the eggs! I would love to have hens someday. Thanks for sharing. And btw, how do you make your photos so large on blogger? Love it!

Catherine said...

wonderful children tea party, it looks like they've enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Hi June,
Oh... your granddaughters are just precious all dressed up for tea!! I LOVE how they all have little bobs. They look like they could be kids right out of the 1920s... too cute!!
Congratulations on your win! The handkercheifs are beautiful.
And those eggs! I just love the colors of fresh laid eggs. I need to get me some hens!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Anonymous said...

P.S. The shot of your little grandbaby sleeping is SOOO sweet! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you kind soul, you! Your comment today just melted my heart, it did! Thank you for your words as well about my husband; he is a true gem and after 28 years of marriage, we still find so much enchantment in the world and in each other....AND...I see now what you are saying about the format that you chose, AND you are right; I don't think it is possible to install that feature now that the old templates we are still using are no longer available. Thank you June for answering my question. Your blog is so lovely to look at as well as to read!

Have a great weekend, Anita

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness Junie...

What a perfectly BEE-U-TI-FULLLLLLLLLLLL group of sweeties. They are allll stunning. What a lovely way to spend a sunny summer day. They'll remember it forever, won't they? Delicious food and surroundings.... perfect.


Tammy said...

What adorable granddaughters you have!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness.. I just came across you blog! Love it!
The tea party pictures are just wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!

Ann Marie said...

A beautiful Gazebo...darling girls...tea cups filled with juice...scruptious (looking) cupcakes...dressing up in fun clothes... and sitting in your Garden... = A perfect summer day!!

Love your new napkins.. books.. and pastel eggs.

I'm sure those Hens know they live in a beautiful garden.. and therefore.. must contibute to the beauty...:)

Debra@CommonGround said...

You have a darling bunch of little gals, what precious memories you all have made! and the cupcakes look delish!

Laura said...

How do you stand it???
They are all beautiful and have such angelic faces.

No granddaughters in my family yet.

Plus June- you have created such a beautiful haven for them.

How lucky they are to have you as a grandmother!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Just precious! What darling granddaughters you have and a day for them to remember forever! I love your blog! It is very uplifting and beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration!


karen said...

What a special, special afternoon. Did you put it all together?
There were 3 photos that were so beautiful that I have to comment. The little girl in the pink dress with the deep pink ribbon at the waist. She is holding a tea cup in front of her face. Her little hands still have the dimples in the knuckle. I love it.
Then the little girl with the pretty hair clip, laughing with her hand covering her face and the half painted nails. Oh my! Such a precious moment in time to capture! And lastly, the baby on the blanket. The sunlight and shadows on her face. Wow.
Thank you for making my Sunday coffee time a tea time with your family.

koralee said...

Sooooo sweet...your grandgirls are adorable in everyway! Lucky you to share the day with them over tea. A little girls dream...xoxo
Happy new week my friend.

The French Bear said...

Oh June, how perfect they all look, and it seems like everyone had a wonderful delightful!!!
The precious little one sleeping on the blanket is the best photo!!!
They all are, but what a great idea, you are so generous and what fun!!!
Love the linen you won, have to check out her blog!!!
Margaret B

Unknown said...

G'morn, sweet June ~ The girls are as obviously beautiful as their Grandmother! How adorable they are dressed in the elegant vintage pieces ... & that beautiful table covering, deeLISH cupcakes & elegant setting. Now what little lady wouldn't want to sit in that exquisite gazebo, on a serene summer day, sipping away at tea ...

How precious ... they radiate!, just like you.

Thank you for your visit, I've missed you so ...

Ashley is our Joshua's soon-to-be ... we just adore her. I love the freckles across her cheeks & nose ... they just lost our first great-kid-ling.

We have been smacked against a wall working on the new house ... I gave myself 2 weeks to turn it around & 7 days if at all possible ... I did it in 5 days, YAHOODY!!!, & to boot rented it out in 5 days also. I am so excited & love doing this. Need a bit of a rest tho before I tackle another.

Have a lovely summer day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon


So Sweet!!

Anne Lorys said...

That tea party is just perfection!
What perfect little dolls!

And fresh eggs, woo hoo!!!

Hugs and love,

Deb said...

Such a beautiful post! Your granddaughters are adorable ... and their little tea party in the garden gazebo is so sweet ♥

Unknown said...

What beautiful little girls! Wonderful photos and memories. Definitely worthy of framing. Congrats. on your beautiful winnings!

Rosie said...

Hey sweet one...Are you enjoying these last few moments of summer? You know I really don't enjoy the fall as I should because I know that the rain is coming.
Worked in the garden this morning after therapeutic
These are the days when I wish it was summer all year round...LOVE your visits....xoxox...Rosie

manon 21 said...

Une jolie pause thé.

Merci pour ton passage.



My name is Riet said...

Oh dear June. I am sorry I missed this last post last week but I am so glad I found it. What a gorgeous granddaughters you have and their HIGh TEA looked so divine. Proper festive clothing, proper pinkies in the air, LOL, beautiful tea food. They must have had a wonderful day with grandma and I am sure you had a wonderful time too. Your pictures are all beautiful, you are a true artist.
Have a good week my friend,

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh what a precious tea party and what beautiful pictures !
Such a sweet blessing ~
Your pictures are gorgeous !


sherry said...

such a darling set of grand daughters and a lovely little day. you're blessed!


Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your granddaughters are so beautiful dressed in their finery. I can't wait for mine to arrive so we can have wonderful tea parties also.

Love your winnings also, they are so pretty. Have a great week.


LiLi M. said...

What a gorgeous post June, wish I could have been there! You won some great prizes! And did Landon enjoy that first omelet? I guess so, give him my love.
I have to move on now, have a great week, hugs LiLi

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear June!

Your granddaughters are gorgeous and I love the sweet cupcakes you baked for your tea. The little one asleep on the blanket has stolen my heart. Congrats on your winnings. You have amazing giveaway mojo as a friend of mine would say. (LOL)


Karen said...

Well that is one of the most perfect Tea parties I have seen. And thanks for photographing it so we could all enjoy the day!
I love the very last shot of the littlest one wrapped in a summer quilt, napping on the grass. Sigh. Will I ever get to be a grandma?
And your BEE-U-TEA-FULL EGGS! My stars! Love the colors. Tell the Girls they are doing a magnificent job!
And what a fun win. And extra special packages. A pink starfish - I just might have to find me one of those!
Thanks so much for sharing all of this! It was all just delightful!
:) Big hugs! Karen

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Dear June, The tea party is so sweet and it's obviously that the girls enjoyed it very much! I'm sure it will stay in their minds forever as a wonderful memory.
The napkins you won are beautiful and the pink starfish is very cute.
I love the colored eggs of your feathered girls. They certainly taste so much better than the ones you buy in the store.
Have a great week!
Hugs to you,

paperbird said...

What a sweet memory you made for those precious girls, I'm sure it was the best day ever. The cupcakes looked so pretty and your girls are doing a great job- I can't wait until my girls are gifting me such pretty colored eggs. it is always so fun to visit you.

Anonymous said...

How absolutely precious! I was wondering when the "finger licking" would begin! ;-)
Hugs, Diane

cathleen said...

June...your world is sweetness personified. Absolutely beautiful grandgirlies!!! You are blessed.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Beautiful photos and memories you'll cherish forever for sure. Thanks for showing us your gorgeous grandchildren, they are adorable. Also want to let you know you garden is just absolutely breathtaking, enjoy your summer.

Monica said...

OMG June! They are adorable!!! I am still smiling big... such precious memories, and great shots too. Oh those fresh eggs, I bet the omelette was delicious ;))

Anonymous said...

June, This is the first time I have commented on your blog. My daughter is Kelli (My Lovely Life) and she told me how beautiful it is! She is so right...your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Kelli's 2 girls and my son's 6 girls all live away but every time we get together we make special your tea party with your granddaughters. They are so lovely and such a special day! They will remember this always! Your gardens are amazing...all the work shws in their beauty! I so enjoyed visiting your blog and plan to return again. Thank you!

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness June!!!! Even your chickens eggs are GORGEOUS!!!! What a beautiful tea party sweet friend, this shoot looks like it could have been straight out of a Victoria magazine ~ absolutely precious. I hope you are doing so good and having a wonderful week sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Barbara said...

Oh June! That is so charming. And what fun they were having! I love the nail polish AND the pinkies AND the smiles.

Paula said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful post and what a beautiful blog! I'm SO glad that I stumbled upon it - quite breathtaking pictures, and if it wasn't quite so rainy and dull here in actual England, I would be very tempted to have a proper tea party myself! x

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

IF there is a contest...that counts the number of comments per post on a would have to win it hands down. I have NEVER seen so many comments on any one blog yet.

IT's because you go straight to our hearts..and use your camera is the most impressive way.

Lisa said...

Oh June,
What a great time they had! Little beauties, every one of them. Those cupcakes look pretty yummy too. Love your winnings, those linens will look amazing in your awesome home. I need to find that magazine on ebay or something. I love wedding books & mags, such a great source of inspiration. I hope your having a great week sweetie. Lisa

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

How fun for you and your sweet little girls! The gazebo is a magical place to have a tea party, one I'm sure they will always remember.

Vivre Le Jour said...

What a precious tea party. It is the little things that make life big.
I have just found your blog, lovely too!

Julie said...

June, What a most lovely post. To me that would have the most perfect day also. It is so nice to see young ladies still dressing up and drinking tea (wink wink), and eating the delights of the day. Not many do this any more. It also brings to mind wonderful memories of when I was a little girl.
Smiling ear tot ear,

victorian parlor II said...

The tea setting is lovely! What a perfect way to have tea and your granddaughters look beautiful in their dresses:).



Rosemary and thyme said...

Looks like a nice teaparty. Such adoreable children!
Have a nice weekend:)
Hugs Tove

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Lovely to visit and see what your delightful family are up to.
The teaparty looks beautiful and what sweet Granddaughters you have.
Just beautiful and romantic in the old dresses in the gorgeous gazebo.
The little pinkie is so cute.
Congratulations on winning all the beautiful giveaways.

Have a wonderful weekend

Polly said...

What an absolutely delightful post! Those little girls are so lucky to have you!!! Oh my goodness, the memories!!

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh my gosh, what a sweet tea this was. Your grandaughters are so cute, it looks like everyone had a fabulous and memorable time. Have you ever thought of having your blog bound into a book (there are many companie that do that)? Oh, and I ADORE those eggs! What wonderful hens!
Sharon :-)

Terri said...

This is my first time to your beautiful blog. I am thrilled to visit.
Your tea is beautiful, with your lovely little girls and all the tea trimmings. Your vintage cups are so pretty. It looks like everyone had a good time.
Congratulations on your wins! Such nice gifts. I have won from Wanda before as well, and she tucked gorgeous napkins in my gift as well.
She is so sweet!
Your eggs are perfection.

Privet and Holly said...

Gifts, indeed....
and they are all
soooo precious!
Taking tea is one
of my most favorite
things to do and
I hope that I will
have granddaughters
someday who will
enjoy it as much
as I do! My daughter
humors me, but I'm
not sure she's into
it as much as I am : )
Great pictures, June!
xx Suzanne

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh June this is the sweetest post and I can not tell you how much delight it brought me to see the beautiful smiles on these lovely granddaughters. All of them are truly amazing and lovely.
Can not get over your eggs too. wow
So happy you won such a generous beautiful giveaway.

Suzanne said...

Oh, how sweet! June, your grandbabes are adorable. What a fun day full of memories. And congrats on the pretty wins! :)

Kathy said...

The girls are adorable! I have some friends in Idaho - they just love it there!
Kathy said...

Grand daughters and tea parties, two of my favorite things!!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oh aren't little girls wonderful!! You can clearly see the wonderful women they will grow up to be, thankyou so so much for giving us a glimpse of such beauty!

ps. I love the bit about, 'with a British Accent' Not a Manchester accent I hope! :))))

x Jane