Thursday, June 11, 2009
My First Post!
As a little girl my sisters and I would have tea partys. Not bright pink, fury boa affiars with plastic tea cups. But somthing more sophisticated, usually coppied from the adult tea parties my mother held. When I was about 10 years of age, my mother gave me a book on tea etiquette. I have since them read the book many times and called on it for all references!
So now that I am older I still have tea parties, I have a group of freinds who get together at least once every two months and dress up in our favorite vintage clothing. I hope to get pictures up but we will see!
The ritual aof having tea has been a soarce of fascination and pleasure for more than a century and a half. For many of us, our first encounter with this ritual occurred when we were children. (like me!) Charmed by the smallness of the cups and saucers, delighted with tiny sandwiches and other treats, we were thrilled to step away from our everyday selves and enter a world of beautiful politeness.
That early affection has kept its hold on us even in our maturity. Always happy to take a moment away from the cares of the day, we look to tea for an opportunity to enter, once again, a world where grace and gentility are still important and relaxation is the goal.
Its sort of the feeling you get when looking at a Norman Rockwell picture, that peaceful elegance and purity that makes all of us love vintage so much.
Tea can be anything you want it to be. It can be a quick piece of toast and a drink, just make sure you sit down, use a cloth napkin, and enjoy it!
I hope you and your friends explore the world of the afternoon and enjoy it!