Throwback Thursday: Our Tea Party
(Day #21: 30-Day Blog Challenge)
Finding those old photos to share every Thursday.
I originally had a completely different post ready for this week’s Throwback Thursday but after coming across these photographs, I just knew that I had to share them. Growing up we (my sisters and I) would spend a lot of time at my grandparent’s house. My grandma was really into the Victorian Era and I just fell in love with it too. When I was 11 or 12 years old I told my grandma that I wanted to host a tea party (you can thank all of the Samantha American Girl books that I had read) the next time that I came for a visit.
It was summertime, so my sister Jennifer and I (my other sister was too little) went for our 2 week trip to grandma’s house and my cousin Marie was staying there as well. Grandma invited her friend Debbie to attend the tea party too. We made little snacks, cakes, cookies, etc. and served actual tea. We all dressed up in dresses and were proper young ladies for the afternoon.
It was SO much fun and my grandpa got a kick out of it and it is one of my most fondest memories of my childhood. (From L>R: Me, Debbie, Jennifer, Grandma & Marie)
This photo is showing off the neat hat that Debbie made for the tea party and grandma made us girls bows for our hair too. Debbie was always such a crafty woman and anytime that we would stop in and see her she always had a craft for us to make. I haven’t seen her in many years but I have a lot of childhood memories that involve her. She brought me a hostess gift she made (Victorian themed of course) and I still have it somewhere.
On another note but related: be prepared for a lot of these posts to come. I am going through a difficult time with the fact that my grandma will be moving into a “home” within the next 6 months and I am trying hard to stay strong during this time. My days of going to visit my grandma, in the house that my grandpa built with his own two hands is very limited. I have a lot of wonderful memories of my childhood and writing/ blogging/ scrapbooking etc. is how I cope. 🙂