Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Poolside Tea Party

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit her blog as she has a yummy tablescape this week. And after your done wanting some of her dessert, you can find the list of all the other participants for this week.

Shhh! Don't tell Kim, but we are going to take over her tablescaping for this week. And who are we? Why we are Martha & Mildred. We are two of Kim's Boyds bears. You see we were rummaging through Kim's storage area in her garage rafters & we stumbled upon the first Christmas gift her hubby gave her. I know she will be so excited to see what we have found. So what better way to surprise her than by doing a tablescape for all of you (and Kim) this week for Tablescape Thursday.

And what did we find that Kim will love? It is a doll tea set that Mike (that would be her hubby) purchased for her from an antique store. Not sure if it is very old, but she loves it. And so do we. Kim used to have a doll collection (up until her last garage sale) and she also had this little table & chair set. What was missing was a tea set for it. So her hubby found her a set & gave it to Kim for their first Christmas together. He knew she would love it (and he was right, but then he is always right, lol) as she also collects blue & white dishes.

Here we are, I'm Martha (on the left) and over there is Mildred (on the right). Say Hi Mildred. Hi!!! Aren't we cute? Now back to our story. Since Kim no longer has her dolls (we convinced Kim that she didn't need those old dolls, bears were better), Mildred & I decided we wanted to have a tea party by the pool to show off Kim's little tea set. You see Kim loves us almost as much as she loves this tea set. So she will be so happy to see us using her tea set. I know what you are thinking, "Aren't you afraid that Kim will sell you at a garage sale someday?". Well the answer is "no". Kim loves us too much to sell us or give us up. We mean more to her than her dumb dolls did (obviously as we are still here). Luckily for us, she didn't get rid of our table & chairs. She wanted to sell them on ebay, but she wanted to dress them up a bit & so far she hasn't. Isn't it great that Kim is a procrastinator?

The tea set didn't come with larger plates, only what you see here. Not sure if they originally did or not since we weren't there when they were made. And there is nothing printed on the bottom, so not sure who they are made by or where. It's a big mystery. OOh I love mysteries.

One of the tea cups has a couple of chips. Don't tell Kim, she'll think we did it.

This is Mildred. Doesn't she look like she is enjoying her tea? Pretend you see tea in the cup. Kim doesn't drink tea, so we didn't have any to stage with. She just loves tea cups, not tea.

For the table cloth we used a vintage napkin that Kim bought off ebay. She bought a lot of 40 napkins for $10.00 a month or so ago. It works great as a table cloth for this small table. I had a hard time sneaking it out of the house though.

And here I am (Martha) with my spot of invisible tea. Do you like my bow?

Mildred & I want to thank you for visiting this week. There are 2 more place settings at this table. One for Kim & one for you. Do you want to stay & have some invisible tea? The weather is perfect for sitting by the pool. This week the temps are in the 70's instead of the high 90's like last week.

Be sure to come back next week to see Kim's Mother's Day tablescape. And this week her cousin's daughter Tina also did a tablescape post. She works at Cost Plus World Market & gets to do tablescapes for her job? How lucky is she? You can find her post here. Be sure to leave comments so Kim will be happy that we posted for her.


susan said...

My My!--Guest bloggers! Your husband is a romantic sweetie to have bought the tea set. Wow--your ebay napkins are beautiful and a DEAL! Great post!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The bears and the tea set are just gorgeous. I love the linens also, they are simply stunning. Great story and what a lovely tea. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Hehe...Ohh my, this post is simply delightful...I loved it!!! Martha and Mildred are such cuties!!! They did a fabulous job setting a poolside tea table...were you surprised? Precious...just precious!!!

Love that pretty little tea set...and it's such a treasure...a gift from your honey!!! I can tell that you married a very thoughtful man...I mean, not very many men give gifts like this...sooo sweet!!! Love the pretty embroidered cloth! got a bargain...40 pieces for just $10!!!

Well Darlin'...this was just the cutest post ever...give my regards to Martha and Mildred! They are a couple of very talented bears...setting such a beautiful table for tea!!!

Love ya,

Chandy said...

Great tablescape storytellers! I love the colors you chose and the theme is so fun! I'm looking for some great ceramic children's teaset myself. Yours look like a fun one!

Happy Thursday!

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Michelle said...

So cute...I love the mini tea sets and have many of them!

ellen b. said...

Kim, this is so sweet. Love the colors of the tea set! That cloth is gorgeous! Happy TT!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is just adorable, very creative story too!


Mary said...

Oh, how cute!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet tablescape!! Lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just so cute and funny. Your tea set is precious and I sure wish I could get a bagain on napkins like yours! You have such a funny blog. I too, am a procratinator and terribly commitment shy (that is why I am not over at Meliss's signing on now for her party!).

Thanks for your sweet comments today! :-D


Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Oh my goodness! Mildred and Martha are soooo cute and funny, too! I snuck a sip of the pretend tea and it was very tasty! :-) Your tea set is darling! So glad you posted this...did I mention the pool is fabulous! Wow! Susan

Candy said...

Not sure, but I think Mildred and Martha had a little more to do with the dolls leaving than they are letting on. I think they like having it all to themselves.
You better keep an eye on those two.
Fuzzy Wazzy,

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Too cute! The linens and tea set are great. Who wouldn't love having high tea by the pool?! ;)