Monday, October 13, 2008

Beatrix Potter Tea!

At last I had my Beatrix tea. I had been planning to have it for months, but one delay after the other prevented it. But my tea ladies and I met in late September to enjoy a luncheon followed by a viewing of the movie Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger. It was a lovely afternoon, filled with great conversation and a totally delightful movie. Here are some highlights:

My "Tea Ladies"
(L to R: Sandra, Colleen, Alexis, Me wearing my Beatrix outfit that I sewed, Barbara, and Lisa)

The tea table with my Peter Rabbit teapot in the middle

Desserts, including tiny carrot cakes (how appropriate!) that Colleen brought

A gift from Sandra

Decorations gone awry! I had purchased these darling Beatrix character Beanie Babies from a seller in England to grace the side table during my Beatrix tea. Once my grandson saw them, my little tableau was absconded with and an hour of delighted play ensued!

Both Tyler and I love Jeremy Fisher the best. Tyler, because he loves frogs; Me, because I love his Regency costume. Jeremy had loads of fun driving the choo-choo full of Beatrix toys!


Veronica Hay said...

I loved your post about your Beatrix Potter Tea. I have watched the "Miss Potter" movie a few times already and really enjoyed it. I loved how you set your table with the Peter Rabbit tea pot in the middle. I wish I could have been there with you all.

I created a short Flash movie about the joys and celebration of afternoon tea and the connection it gives us to others, that I thought you might be interested in at this link:

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Blessings, Veronica Hay

Shannon said...

What a lovely tea, and a lovely idea! "Miss Potter" is such a wonderful movie!

The decorations are so beautiful -- and your Beatrix costume is just splendid! It reminds me of the classic picture of Beatrix at Hill Top.

Thank you so much for sharing your day!

Yours in Christ,

Janna said...

Oh, I love tea parties! Lately, my sisters and I have been feeling the "urge" to host one. I'm imagining all sorts of pretty cups and saucers, tiny cakes and cookies, a steaming cup of mandarin-orange herbal tea... :D

Lynn said...

Celeste, you all look so lovely! Glad you had a good time together. your table looks wonderful, too!

Lynn (from S&S)