Dolly & Me Tea: Part 1

I know spring is here for sure! I’m getting ready this week for the annual Dolly & Me Tea sponsored by our local Woman’s Club of Vineland and can’t be more excited!!


My friend, June, organizes the event and always does a wonderful job. I am the “tea mistress” to keep things moving along nicely with stories and interactive elements to engage the packed room of sweet little girls in tea party attire with their favorite doll or stuffed animal and parent/care-giver. Lots of grandmas are to be expected, along with mommies, for a very special girl’s day out all dressed up!

Recently, June and I needed to pose a publicity shot for the papers.

Wms.Club Dolly Tea promo 2014 blog

She brought a few of her own china collection – and the very special little miss dolly pictured above. I just couldn’t resist capturing her lovely teacups and saucers for a tea post! They were all so elegant!


But, I concentrated on my three favorites from Royal Windsor – in Pink, Green and Blue with gold trim!








Plenty of LOVELY and BEAUTY to go around – don’t you agree?

The party is this coming Saturday and I have a new tea dress and hat for the occasion – both found thrifting – coming home with me for about $15 total!



I’m working on embellishing the hat with my own handcrafted Cameo Impressions Floral Frills – here’s the start of it featuring vintage lace and jewelry worked into the design . . .


Next week I’ll share photos from the event itself in Dolly & Me Tea: Part 2!

See you then!

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Sharing Dolly & Me Tea: Part 1 this week with:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Tea Time Tuesday

Kathy at Delightsome Life’s Return to Loveliness

Terri at Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday

Martha at Martha’s Favorites

Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideens Teatime Blog

Ruth at Antiques and Teacups

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"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 and blogs at


  1. What fun you are going to have! Beautiful tea dress! I’m looking forward to your next post!

  2. Hello Dear, What a lovely post! You look wonderful! Your new thrifted outfit will be fab, especially after you have worked your magic on it. Your tea cups today are really elegant and classy! The gold trims and bold colors look amazing.

  3. Oh, I can not WAIT to see the photos. You are going to be so lovely in the dress and hat. I LOVE them! The whole idea of the tea is wonderful, IMO. What a great thing to do.

  4. Hello Kathy,
    This sounds like so much fun and that dolly is just gorgeous. I love her sweet face. The Royal Windsor teacups are lovely. Not sure which colour I like best. I adore pink and green both but that green really is stunning. Love your hat and frock too. It’s sure to be a fabulous time for all. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Hope you had a Blessed Easter celebration.


  5. I love when you share about your tea parties. Your life always seems like it is so much fun. Looking forward to seeing more pretties next week. Hugs, Martha

  6. What a wonderful opportunity for you and I know it was a great success! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Lavender Cottage says:

    I like the Peter Rabbit planter and the beautiful teacups shared. Your new hat and dress are pretty, perfect for a tea party.

  8. Oh, I just love your new dress and hat. (I’m a hat lady, too) The tea party sounds like so much fun. Can’t wait to see the pics from your event.
    Blessings sister,

  9. Oh Kathy, I so want to attend this event!! I can’t wait to see the photos in Part Two! My sister used to have an annual tea party at her house. She hasn’t done it for a few years, her life got a lot busier as her kids grew up. I miss it. I loved the chance to get dressed up and socialize in *proper fashion*!

    So, I’m going to pretend I’m there with you. And actually, I am going to bring my best pal, Snippy – a childhood stuffed elephant that I’ve had since I was 1!! He’ll love to party with all of you!


  10. Oh, how precious! So much fun – I love it! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  11. Hello Kathy,
    This tea party is right up my tea doily and your guest doll is such a beautiful doll. I love your new thrift outfit and I can’t wait to see pictures of the event and you all dolled up. I just love lace, and it goes so well with tea. Your Windsor cups are outstanding, smashing photo effects, (secret) love the pink tea cup the best only because it is this time of year for pink. Have a wonderful time at your dolly and me tea.

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