Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Princess Tea Party


Can't believe that today has been a month already gone by. Some days it feels so long ago and some it just seems like yesterday I seen her last.

In mom's memory and to keep the special little moments Mom had her Grands I have taken over with her "Princess Parties". I promised her that on the 3rd day of every month we would celebrate her life through her tea parties with her as the guest of honour. Today was our first tea party! While on my lunch break I went home and set up the table for the party. I was able to get from Mom's house the tea set that one of her friends had sent her a while back, that she actually never got the chance to use. I set out all four plates, cups, sugar bowl, and milk saucer. When I went back to work I made a little snack called "ebelskivers". For those who do not know what that is, they are a beloved treat in native Denmark. They are pretty much pancake balls. I add chocolate chips in ours just for a little added sweetness. After I picked the girls up from school we went home to enjoy our little party. The girls changed clothes and decided that they needed to wear dresses since a princess would wear a dress to a tea party. After changing clothes we all set down at the table and said a prayer to thank God for the time we had with our Nana.




We all enjoyed our peppermint tea and ebelskivers. YUM!!!! Thank you Nana for taking the time to spend with us and teach us how to be proper little princesses. We Love and Miss you "Queen Nana".




~DD

13 comments:

Dee Dee said...

So sweet. Thanks for sharing the pics and the new memory.

Narrative jewelry said...

What a beautiful and touching idea to create this Princess tea party in memory of your Mother. I did such a thing for mine, by writing her letters for her birthday, mother's day. May be is it a way to let the life going on.

Jamie said...

How wonderful!!! I know those little Princesses will cherish these moments with you:) Love, Jamie

the pink blossom said...

What a wonderful way to remember your mother. She touched my life by God's direction as a Paper Cowgirl and fellow Harley rider. I feel very blessed to have known her and I miss her terribly. I keep your family in my prayers...I lost a husband many years ago when my children were very young and it is quite a journey. Memories are wonderful...treasure them always.

LaVerne said...

What a wonderful celebration of such a wonderful person...and such a "Tina Thing" to do...You and your girls were fortunate to have her and keeping those memories fresh is a lovely gift that you are giving to them. Blessings and best wishes. Happy trails...

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with us. I'm sure she was right there with you all.

Jill said...

Such beautiful new memories you are creating with her even now.

Suzie Button said...

That is such a great idea to make a party to celebrate the things your Mom would have enjoyed to have been there for. The girls are so cute and the tea set is wonderful too! Blessings to you! Suzie

Anonymous said...

I only took two classes with Tina, but she made an impression on me. I cannot believe she is no longer with us.I am a MIMI of 6 grandchildren and I physically hurt when I think of how much Tina's family surely misses her. Keep up the noble and lovely teas with your girls. It matters. You are in my prayers. Brenda Smith

suesueb said...

Such a wonderful legacy-I'm sure Queen Nana is so happy to see y'all carrying on the tradition. A sweet way to remember and honor her!

JWood said...

what a sweet idea, thank you for sharing...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your mother's love for her granddaughters. Very touching...thanks for sharing it w/ us.

Artifacts - Bruce, MS said...

Oh Nicole.... honey, when I collaborated with your Dad to get that tea set there & sterilized before it got to your mom , I had so hoped she'd have so many wonderful parties with it and your girls. She had put up a post about wishing she had some pink plates to make it extra special, so I made sure she did...

Reading this and seeing your pictures both breaks my heart and warms it at the same time. I hope they enjoy it always. And when I have grandchildren some day, I'll make the 3rd of the month Tea Party day, too.

Love you because Tina did...