Friday, March 22, 2019

Happy Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring, but you can't tell it by Michigan's weather yet. We've had gray skies with rain and even some snow flurries.  The temperatures have hovered just below 40 degrees, but flowers have blossomed inside. Below is a beautiful bouquet my daughter brought over for us to enjoy.  Love the pussy willows in the arrangement that definitely say spring.  I've seen and heard cardinals and robins, so I know spring is coming.

The general manager at The Whitney recently asked me what I thought about taking a tea party [tea, scones and pastries] to a local assisted living facility as a way of giving back to the community. I think it's a great idea, and the first one is scheduled for April 22nd.  It will give me an opportunity to share some of the information I've been gathering about the Whitney family who once occupied the beautiful mansion [particularly the Whitney women].

To make the traveling tea party a bit easier to facilitate, I ordered the pretty 'spring-like' paper teacups with saucers, and dessert plates, pictured below.

If you are planning a tea-themed party in the future and don't want to use china products, these are beautiful.  The teacups and saucers came from Amazon [Talking Tables Tea Party] $12.09 for a package of 12, and the coordinating places came from Etsy [Party Connoisseur] $7 for a package of 12 [plus shipping].

I can envision them sitting on a pretty pink paper placemat with a pink paper napkin, and silver plastic eating utensils.

On another subject, tonight is my granddaughter Brook's high school musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie.  I can't wait to see her in the performance, and you know I'll be blogging about it!  ;-)

That's Brooke in the burgundy dress in the lower right corner [above picture].  That's got to be a wig, because I can't imagine her cutting her long hair - even for the school musical!


  1. Hello, just a word of warning: these paper cups are not for use with hot drinks. I had gotten them with the intent of using for hot tea only to find the warning on the package. When I looked back at the Amazon details it did warn not to use hot drinks. They are beautiful. Best of luck with your Tea.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Kathryn. I have since decided to use china teacups for the tea. I asked for feedback from the Facebook group Afternoon Tea Across America - paper vs. china, and the overwhelming response was china. It'll be more work to transport china and wash it afterwards, but since this is a treat for the residents it'll be worth going all out for them.


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