Tuesday, March 18, 2008

GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY....

The Easter Parade is drawing near,
Bunnies and chicks have lined up to cheer!
The Easter Parade is fast approaching, I hope you can join in, you can find the details here! I have decided that there will be more than one winner in the give away and I will post on that tomorrow, so stay tuned.

In the meantime I wanted to tell you about a blog I visited yesterday via A Haven for Vee, it is Gracious Hospitality where all things tea reign! If you are a tea totaler then this blog is for you! La Tea Dah, the blog author, is having a great event over at her place and I wanted to extend and invitation to you all to join in on this to-tea-ly fun event! Just look at the line up for what she has planned from March all the way through May!!! For details, visit here.
March 16 - March 22
Teacup-a-Story

Share a picture of your favorite teacup and saucer; describe it and tell it's history (or make up a story about it's past). Why is it meaningful to you? This would be a good place to share about the details of your teacup collection if you have one.

March 23 - March 29

Litera-Tea

Share tea from the perspective of literature. Post a tea quote, a verse or poem, or story. Tell about a favorite tea book. This would be a good time to share how you use tea to encourage others. Do you minister to others by sending them tea themed cards to friends and shut-ins? Or another way you use 'tea' to share joy with others? I know some of you do --- so tell your story!

March 30 - April 5
Decor-a-Tea

Share ideas and pictures that incorporate tea and/or tea themes into home decor. Displays, art, prints, fabrics, and collection all count in this category. Do you use teapots and teacups as a part of your home decor?

April 6 - April 12
Stitches-for-Tea

Share ideas and pictures that involve stitching for the tea table. Any kind of stitches count: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting, etc. The work can be yours or of someone else, but should be homemade rather than done by factory machines. Ideas are
napkins, tea cozies, table linens, and other creations made with tea themes.

April 13 - April 19
Dressed-to-a-Tea

Share ideas for dressing up for afternoon tea. Is your favorite tea-time outfit a silk caftan, flannel jammies, or a dress with proper hat and gloves? Do you enjoy wearing tea prints to tea? Or do you prefer something more elegant? Lace and ruffles? A feathered hat? Long pink gloves? Satins and silks? Cotton comfort? Jeans and a t-shirt you say? That's okay --- share it all here. Pictures of you in tea-time costume are welcome!

April 20 - April 26
The-Sweet-and-Savory-of-Yummy

Share your favorite teatime recipe for sweets or savories. Tea sandwiches, scones, and dainty desserts all count in this category. Give credit to the originator of the recipe if possible. Post a picture if you can. This is sure to make everyone hungry for a delicious tea time treat!

April 27 - May 3
The White, Green, Black, and Herb of Tea


Tell about your favorite tea. How do you prepare it and serve it? Milk and sugar? Plain? What are some of your best memories of serving or sipping on this tea? Share a picture if you can. Tell the health benefits of the tea(s) you prefer. Where do you purchase your tea? Is there someplace you enjoying purchasing tea from? Who from and where?

May 4 - May 10
Set the Table, Tea is On!

Share a creative afternoon tea table setting. Linens, serving pieces, teapots and teacup, tea accoutrement's and accessories, centerpieces, tea trays or three-tiers, and more. Show one way you enjoy creating a memorable tea experience. This is your opportunity to show the world
the fun you have when you create your own special tea experience. Then. . .invite over a friend or neighbor and share some tea together. That way all your work is not for ought.

May 11 - May 17
Tea Room Ventures and Venues

Share all about one of your favorite tea rooms. Use photos and descriptions to tell about the decor and ambiance, menus, service, and what makes this tea room special to you. Does this tea room have a gift shop? What kind of special treasures does it contain?

May 18 - May 24
The Pouring Teapot

This week is all about sharing about teapots. Do you have one? two? or three? maybe more? Is it for display only or do you use it for tea? What is the tea server you use most? Your favorite teapot (or is it something like a quart jar?). Tell your teapot story, give it's history, and tell what it means to you. You can share more than once if you'd like. Antique, new, Asian, English, or something inbetween --- we'd love to know!

May 25 - May 31
A Teatime Drawing

Check back this week to participate in the Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon Drawing. Who will be the winner of the drawing for a vintage teacup, some loose tea, and a teatime tuck-in? A montage of the winner's pictures, ideas, and blog will be featured on Gracious Hospitality.Speaking of gracious hospitality, I wanted to just take a moment to express my gratitude for all of my blessings, great and small, who are given to me by the hand of the Lord. Yesterday was a very good day indeed, I felt so well and wellness is such a gift. To me one good day out of many bad days makes it all the sweeter. Yesterday I experienced inexplicable joy, no great happening to bring it on, it just existed and I embraced it. Yesterday, everything on my "to do" list got done! This is a great feat for me, yesterday, I was able! Being able puts a whole new spin on gratitude, you are grateful for every movement of your body, every ounce of energy propelling you on, realizing how temporary it can be. Yesterday, I had a taste of Spring, it was in my step, it blossomed in my heart, and it poured forth in praise! What are you grateful for?

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

4 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for the Irish Blessing! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs,
Cathie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just now, Miss Sandy, I am grateful that a dear blogging buddy enjoyed such a marvelous day. Praise God!

I had a good day yesterday as well...surprises, a good find...I'll probably blog about it tomorrow.

Enjoy your day...can't wait to read about your favorite teacup!

P.S. I was surprised that you didn't know about La Tea Dah's blog...it's great...because you are listed in her blogroll twice! LOL!

La Tea Dah said...

Thank you for posting the details of the Gracious Hospital-i-ty Blog-a-Thon. I look forward to your teacup post.

Vee is correct --- I did have you posted in my blogroll --- twice! As you can see, I like your blog doubly well! I've fixed the double listing and you are listed just once now so people don't think there are two of you out there in blogland!

Enjoy a lovely day!
LaTeaDah

Grace Yaskovic said...

I am so glad I joined this blog-a thon, it has brought so many new tea lovers into my life, Your post was wonderful and I am so glad you had a good day to enjoy!!!

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