Do you know someone that could use a few minutes of rest and fellowship? Tea parties are what you make of them.
- Find a basket that you already have around the house;
- dust if off a bit;
- place a nice kitchen towel or even a place mat in the bottom;
- roll up a small tablecloth and tuck it inside the basket;
- grab two teacups and saucers and wrap them in tissue paper or another towel or cloth napkin and nestle them into your basket;
- two teabags;
- two spoons;
- another kitchen towel, scrap of fabric or cloth napkin will hold a few cookies nicely; don't worry about homemade though, a few vanilla wafers or whatever pastry you have on-hand will be fine;
- if you have a small vase that you can drop a flower in that would be nice but a small candle you will surely have around.
Now take your basket of goodies and go knock on the door of that friend or family member! Tell her you have brought her a tiny tea party because she is special to you. Pick any table and make it lovely. Heat your water in the microwave, drop the teabag in and set the saucer atop the cup so that your tea can properly steep...
Or...call her and ask if she (and her children) can meet you at the park for an hour. Just make your tea and put it into a thermos or a quart-sized mason jar and you are ready to go. The children can play and the wooden picnic table will become a lovely place for friendship to grow.
The most wonderful thing about teacups are the memories that you fill them with.
posted by Mrs. Klause
October 30, 2007
Music: Piano Pieces KV1