Monday, September 29, 2014

Little Girl's "Teddy Bear Tea Party"

This is a little girl's "Teddy Bear Tea Party".  :)   My youngest has always loved her dolls and teddy bears... she has enjoyed dollhouses and tea parties, so for one birthday, we set up a fun tea party with her teddy bears. (Well, with SOME of them anyway. :)

   Some of her "babies" also joined the party.

Her dolls are pretty special to her... and these aren't even the most special ones. Recently, she sadly told me that she can't find some of her dolls - many months ago, we did a project where we had to empty all the bedrooms at once and paint them and lay carpet. A big job. Her dolls had to be bagged up and moved with everything else... and she is afraid some of them may have been thrown out.... I admit that is sad for me as well. I had never liked dolls as a child, but when my oldest daughter (Wholesome Joy) was little... and I learned to LOVE dolls because she did. She made up stories about her babies... and knew which ones had already had chicken pox and which ones hadn't. :)

 Anyway, this little tea party made my little girl was so happy... we had put so many special touches... pink flowing material at the entrance to the room, fun things tucked here and there. She LOVED it! :)

One of my young sons kept grumping... "There's too much pink in here!" and "It's too girly!"  but I could tell he was glad his sister enjoyed it, even if he couldn't understand why. :)
It wasn't a great big deal...and we didn't spend money on it, but it sure made a little girl's birthday very special.  She still likes tea parties, and when we have little neighbor girls over or friends from church, she loves to play dollhouse or tea party with them. Little girls are so special.. and I am thankful to see her enjoyment of pretty things.

As she is becoming an older girl/young lady, she loves having tea parties... real ones.  We tend to drink a LOT of tea around here.... not always as a tea party, but it is fun to do that sometimes and special times.

One day last winter, both of my daughters and I sat in front of the fire in the family room and just quietly read books while we sipped hot cocoa from china tea cups and nibbled on homemade shortbread. It was a chilly gloomy day... and we all enjoyed the cozy time. The funny thing was that the guys kept looking down the stairs at us to see WHAT we were doing....
We invited them, but they wouldn't come... they ate their shortbread in the kitchen. :)  Their idea of fun and ours differ... and we enjoy the differences..... and we also enjoy teasing each other about them, in a kind way.  They are learning how to appreciate each other.... and each other's interests.

Thank you for joining me as I remember a sweet and special time... these days go by so quickly and we need to cherish them. I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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18 comments:

  1. Very cute! Time does go by quickly. How nice you were able to have these memories! I had hope to have some granddaughters for tea parties...but have 3 grandsons in their 20s who were NOT interested when they were small! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. Maybe you will eventually get great granddaughters to have tea parties with. :) Thank you for visiting and for the great link up. :)

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  2. Love your tea party! I am your newest follower. Please feel free to join Tea Cup Tuesday. I know the ladies would love to see your beautiful memories. Blessings, Martha

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    1. So glad you have you as a follower! I also followed your blog and linked up on your site - thank you! :) Thank you also for visiting.

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  3. Tea parties are fun. Your tea party display looks inviting.
    Bears are always nice to have as guests!

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    1. Yes, they are... thank you..... so nice of you to visit. :)

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  4. What a cute tea party! I never had any girls but I do have a granddaughter. Unfortunately, she lives on the other side of the country so I don't get to have tea parties with her. My son plans to move back here someday and I pray it's before his little one is too much older. So glad you have these special memories and thank you for sharing them with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you..... Oh, I hope you do get to have some tea parties with her. I am glad I have taken the time w/ my girls... but am also convicted that I need to take MORE time. These years are so precious. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  5. How sweet and love all those baby dolls!

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  6. OMG ..What a grand gathering of teatime guests... and what fun for the girls to remember... Poopoo on the boys... they would probably have eaten all the cookies and spilt the tea so it's best that they stay upstairs( ha ha).. Sounds like your creating fabulous memorabilia for years to come... Thanks for sharing the Joy !!! Hugs

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    1. Thank you.... it is so fun to rejoice in girls being girls... and the guys being guys... I am so blessed to have them all. :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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  7. I have some granddaughters I could have a tea party with ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. We hope to see you again there this week. Our party would not be such a growing success without you :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. A tea party with your granddaughters would be so fun! :) Make a new memory with them. Thank you for the great link up party and for stopping by. :)

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  8. What a fun tea party! I miss those days! No granddaughters yet, but I was blessed to share a ladybug garden party with my grandson when he visited last summer. We painted golf ball ladybugs and made our own ice cream sundaes ;) Thank you for sharing your sweet memories @Vintage Charm!

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    1. What a fun party you had for your grandson! Such fun times leave lasting memories. :) Thank you for visiting.

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