Dolly & Me Tea: Part 2

I was going to cover the much anticipated Dolly & Me Tea sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Vineland as a Part 1 and Part 2. However, it looks like I will need to make it a trio of teatime goodness and beauty because the event was so amazing – one post to take it all in just would not be sufficient. So – Pink Saturday gets Part 2 and we’ll round out the threesome on Tuesday with my regular teatime post!

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Blue skies and 70 degrees greeted the ladies preparing tables and decor, tea treats and tea steeps. Such thought and care went into the whole vision with eye candy in every corner – specifically the dollies that were scattered about the room in anticipation of our 56 guests – like a few of my own . . .

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I just had to capture some of the fabulous faces on these dolls – from Miss June’s collection.

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Speaking of Miss June – she looked lovely in her spring green Victorian frock, while I chose a Downton Abbey look in the sunniest yellow lace with vintage hat embellished by my own Cameo Impressions Floral Frills.

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The table settings were simple and elegant – handcrafted purses made of pretty paper, tulle and ribbon, with a tiny velcro closure, concealed the teatime menu within.

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Centerpieces of pink roses in round glass bowls held the spot for the three tiered tea treats that would be brought out soon.

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In the kitchen, tea sandwiches and sweets were being readied along with the teapots lined up like good soldiers ready to carry out their orders when it was time to pour out.

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Ladies from the Woman’s Club donated the use of their varied teacup and saucer collections, too – many of which I was sighing over for their loveliness! Royal Albert’s Old Country Roses being a favorite in a couple versions.

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Vintage relics “Made in Occupied Japan” could be found on a table or two . . .

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Lots of stunning rose patterns and plenty of pink!

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The room began to fill and soon it was time to . . . but . . . here I shall pause until Tuesday’s Teatime Post – so do plan to return this week to see the rest of the photos and all the splendid activities we enjoyed at the Dolly & Me Tea.

AND ~ speaking of returning . . .

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It’s the fourth Monday of the month on April 28th and my monthly link-in All Things Bright and Beautiful will be live Sunday evening in anticipation of one and all joining me with a link to their favorite posts this month worthy of an “encore performance” that illustrates a line from the hymn:

All things bright and beautiful

All creature great and small

All things wise and wonderful

The Lord God made them all!

To read details of the link-in click HERE. Or just plan to return on Monday to link up to four posts that would fit into one each of the hymn categories.  Share my button found in the side-bar on your blog and do link back in your post the proper URL.

Last month there were lots of great and inspiring posts linking in – hope to see  this community grow each month as we seek to be sources of inspiration of all good things and beauty in each other lives – and the lives of everyone our blogs touch.

Multiplied blessings to you!

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Sharing Dolly & Me Tea: Part 2 with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Dolly & Me Tea: Part 1

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. Kathy, You both look amazing. I so love your outfits. So feminine. The tea ware is to swoon over for sure.
    Oh those dollies,what can I say but ohhhhhhhh delightful. As a smocker,I can’t help but admire the beautiful smocked dresses on the dolls. Lovely post.

  2. Loved everything….the beautiful dolls with their ageless expressions, the gorgeous tea cups and you and your friend look devine in your finery. A beautiful post from start to finish. HPS Michelle (I am still playing catchup)

  3. Oh what a fun and lovely post for Pink Saturday! It’s always such a sweet treat to pop by and visit. Have a blessed and beautiful week.

  4. Hi: I love seeing you all dressed up. You have such a fun life. Your dolls and tea cups are amazing. Thank you for always letting us share in your wonderful adventures. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  5. Beautiful. I think the teacups are the best. Like individual people, with distinct traits and beauty all their own. Love it!
    GOD BLESS!

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