Sunday, June 26, 2011

Miss Mattie's First Tea

Mother-daughter teas are my delight.

Miss Mattie was going on three. I had invited her and her mother to join me for tea. Planning a simple menu was easy to do.

Putting out the fine china set from my mother-in-law with the story of Little Red Ridinghood was my pleasure. Long-long ago, I created my motto for life that I live by today,

"People I cherish and things I use."

Miss Mattie's eyes opened so wide when she saw the table sit so pretty. Her "awe" spoke poetry to her mother and me.

Her eyes stayed wide open watching what her mother and I did. She then did it too. The napkin she laid over her lap. "Yes, please," she said like her mommy and me.

However, she used two hands to sip her chilled peach tea from the antique teacup. Miss Mattie was a joy to be hold as she tasted the tiny treats.

Manners weren't taught that day. They were caught.

Mother-daughter teas make meaningful memories. What is your delight?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

3 Strangers Coming for Tea

~ Three lovely ladies are coming for tea. All are strangers to me.
~ Tea at two sounded like a good time. the house is shiny and prime.
~ Making the savories and the sweet breads with love is not a dread. Each is mixed with prayer and praise.
~ Who are these leadies God's bringing today? No matter, we're gathering in fellowship, hurray?
~ Lord, come join us as our honored guest. You're always a blessing, please come and stay.
~ We just want to steep in Your presence and sip in Your peace.
~ The ladies may be strangers when we set down at the tea table; but when they rise to go, they will be strangers no more.
~ Thank You, Lord for You joined us in fellowship. Our boasting way in You.
~ We strangers found we had a mutual friend in You. Come join us again.
~ Our hearts and our ears are waiting to hear Your knock at the door. No tea tastes as sweet without Your uplifting presence.
Tea Tip:
When strangers are invited to your tea table offer both a black tea with caffeine and an herbal tea which is caffeine free. My favorite teas to serve first time guests are French Vanilla by Bigelow and Honeybush by Tazo.
May your table always be full of good conversations, filling fellowship, and uplifting blessings.