Monday, July 6, 2020

Our Blue Themed Tea in the Garden



Ella decided that she wanted a Blue Themed Tea Party in the Garden.  Why, you wonder??  She had a pretty blue dress that she wanted to wear!  She chose the blue runner and matching napkins that I had made while ago, as our table covering, but she thought it needed something underneath.  I just let her go for it!  She used the yellow roses that her dad, my son, Tim, had surprised with me with on what would've been my 50th wedding anniversary.



Ella loves hummus, so we put some in a pretty blue teacup, along with some carrot sticks, cucumbers, and blue corn tortilla chips, in a side dish for us to share.


We put together a Cobb Salad with a spicy ranch dressing.  Ella is like eating with a girlfriend, because she loves to eat, and likes most everything.  Do you notice our blue iced tea?  My friend, Pat, gave me some Adagio Blue Mango Tea that you make with cold water and leave it in the fridge overnight.  It actually turned that bright blue color.  I used my maternal grandmother's stemware.

Ella arranged the Feta cheese, tomatoes, egg slices, turkey, avocado and bacon on top of the chopped lettuce.

When we decided our theme, Ella thought that blueberry muffins would be good, and she ate two!  I'm again using my beautiful cake dome that I won from Linda, at Life and Linda.  It's the perfect size for tea party treats!  Thank you, again, Linda!


We were ready for our dessert and I surprised her with Mochi Ice Cream balls.  Have you ever tried them?  They're only about 100 calories, and they are the perfect little treat.  Yes, I got a chance to dress up, too, which is always nice because I never go any where to do that!

This yummy blueberry center was inside the Mochi treat. 

Ella chose this teacup, which is by Grace's, that my sister had given to  me.  We had blueberry tea, but Ella wanted ice in hers.


I chose this Nasco teacup, called Lakeview, that I received in a teacup exchange, but I had mine hot. 
I hope you enjoyed our tea in the garden.  Even though the temperatures were in the 90's, we didn't mind eating outside on my shady patio. 


I recently won this wonderful book from Cheryl's giveaway at Homespun Devotions.
Thank you, Cheryl, for this lovely giveaway!! 
If you've ever visited Marilyn at Mountaintop Spice,you would realize what a beautiful God-given gift that she has, through her photography.   I always thought that she should have a book, because her photos are so amazingly wonderful, and now she does!   To get your own copy of this fabulous book, you can visit Marilyn.

Thank you for your visit!  xo



I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

29 comments:

  1. Seems as if all that blue kept you ladies cool. What a sweet tea cup Ella chose. Very unique.

    Congratulations on a wonderful win. Marilyn is an amazing photographer living in a gorgeous corner of this world.

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  2. Kitty, What a fun and delicious blue tea party on your patio! Ella is ‘foodie’in the making, love her choices from the hummus and Cobb salad and muffins, and of course her sweet smiling face. ♥ I’ll have to try having my afternoon snack of hummus, serving it in a teacup. :) Stay cool and Happy Monday!

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  3. What a nice tea party Kitty. Congrats on the wins from your blog friends, Enjoy the week.

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  4. What a wonderful book to win! Marilyn is formerly from PEI so yes, I know her blog! Her photos are beautiful! Your blue themed tea is splendid! The salad looked especially good to me. What fun to have tea out in the garden! I don't really do a tea table outside very often although it is lovely when I do. Have a lovely week, Kitty. Hugs...Sandi

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  5. What a beautiful tea time with your granddaughter! And how fun to win the book!

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  6. What a fun blue themed tea!

    Even iced blue tea to drink!

    Does your Grand Daughter live near? Since you and she are often visiting...

    Our son and his family, live right next door, so we are not sheltering from them either.

    Just wondered...

    ๐Ÿ’š

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  7. What a wonderful idea - tea time in the garden! ♥

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  8. Your lunch looks great Kitty and I love the special yellow roses! Enjoy your time together:@)

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  9. Your tea parties are the best, Kitty! I love how you let her decide the theme and help with the preparations. She will always remember these parties with you ♥

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  10. Oh what a special tea! I bet Ella will remember it for years to come. I really like your cake dome. Have a great day.

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  11. Beautiful and inviting Tea time!Stunning crochet cloth and pretty teacups!Adorable Roses and Grand too.Great giveaway!Congrats!Love your blue theme!

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  12. Kitty, The blue tea is intriguing.Your tea menu with your granddaughter looks delicious. How nice to use your new pedestal cake plate and cloche.
    You look great, Kitty. I know what you mean about it being nice to dress up.

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  13. Another adorable tea time! Since covid has put an end to my work tea socials, I'm living vicariously through your fun themed teas!

    I've heard of blue mango tea, but didn't realize that the tea was literally blue.

    Congrats on winning the book giveaway!

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  14. Looks like you both had a wonderful time! =)

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  15. You did it again, ladies! What a splendid and lovely garden tea time.

    I have never EVER seen blue tea! Ella had to think that was just the best thing!

    And your light, cool and nutritious food - yum yum. I haven't had a Cobb salad in eons!

    I am with Margie on this one - living vicariously through your teas. I miss being social.

    I am so glad you have one another. Big hugs to you both.

    PS - Ella your dress IS pretty, and worthy of a blue-themed tea lunch with Grandma! ♥♥

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  16. Your weekly posts have always piqued my interest for recipes, but seeing you & Ella enjoy each other's company with tea parties is really special, Kitty. I love her enthusiasm for decorating and carrying out a theme (and joy of eating!). Those Mochi Ice Cream balls - I must check them out! I so hope my grocery carries them, and not a Trader Joe's or Wholesale Foods, neither of which we have!

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  17. Just love everything about this post dear Kitty. The tea party is just perfect and you ladies are beautiful. I love anything blue and white, especially dishes. I love how Ella arranged that beautiful dish! She is quite the hostess isn't she? Such fun times and making lots of memories you are my friend. Oh yes, Marilyn is surely talented and gifted isn't she? Beautiful portraits. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Two beautiful ladies enjoying a tea together. I love it. Yes, Ella has a pretty blue dress. I am so happy to see you both enjoying your time in the garden.. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Oh what a delightful blue tea party! Everything looks so delicious and you ladies look beautiful in your blue dresses. I often think of how many special memories you are making with your grandchildren Kitty. So nice you won a copy of Marilyn's book. Her photos are gorgeous! xo Deborah

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  20. Kitty, I too have a copy of Marilyn's book and the photos are gorgeous!!! Your tea party is so sweet. Love the blues (including the tea!) and I noticed how pretty you made the vegetables! Fancy! xo

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  21. So thankful you won the book, sweet friend! I truly cherish our copy, and absolutely love dear Marilyn's photos! She has so many talents and does such an amazing job! I enjoyed seeing your little tea party and hearing about it. Such precious memories you are making. The roses are just gorgeous, too!

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  22. I could have sworn that I commented on this! Miss Ella looks so sweet in her blue dress...you too! I like her concept of an all blue event. I am hoping to find that ice cream on my next trip to Giant Eagle grocery. Thanks for telling us about it. ♥

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  23. How delightful Kitty, Ella is quite sophisticated for her age, and how wonderful she has such a diverse palate! The table is so pretty, perfect for a lady's tea. The menu sounds perfect too, and she decorated the salads with a chef's flare! I told my granddaughter Charlotte, 7, that I thought we should have a tea party with her mom and other grandmother...she is so excited and can't stop talking about it! It won't be for several weeks, but we can have fun planning in the meantime. Thank you for inspiring me!
    Jenna

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  24. How lucky you are to have a sweet little girl to join you for tea, I only have grandsons!! Your tea party treats look delish and the desserts looks delish!

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  25. I'm a little late to the tea, but already looking forward to the next one! I have a granddaughter being born in August, and you can imagine how I will be looking forward to having tea parties :-) Ella and you both look so pretty in your dresses. I love dressing up! The table is so pretty, perfect for a tea.

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  27. Hello Kitty! After several months without visiting his blog (as well as others ...), I really enjoyed "seeing" the party that his granddaughter organized for him. Ella has many good ideas and helped by Grandma they worked very well. Congratulations to both!
    In this situation so difficult that we have been going through, I have seen very little my 9 grandchildren. Here in Portugal it is not recommended that older people have contact with those who do not normally live. Sometimes I make desserts and drive by my grandkids' house to offer them. Another time we see each other through the windows and leave a candy for grandma. God help us!

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  28. Kitty, such a lovely tea party with Ella. She will treasure these memories for years. Congrats on the book win. You two look so pretty all dressed up. The food looks amazing.

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  29. Oh what a lovely blue themed tea party! The salad, the muffins, the tea and teacups, Ella...everything is just wonderful. How fun to dress up for a party at home! You are making awesome memories with that precious granddaughter. =) XO

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