Monday, January 24, 2011

Black and white with a touch of red

The Tea Party

Some come reluctantly but usually leave happy!

Just another crazy day!

Okay, they really looked like this! True beauties.

The table

Their great grandmother's fine china.

My daddy bought it for her for Christmas one year, many years ago.
Don't you love it?

Notice the color scheme?

Menu for the day:
Raspberry Tea
Black Olives
Black Bean Dip
White Cheese Dip
White Corn Chips
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Marzipan and Whipped Cream

My 11 year old granddaughter suggested a black and white theme
for the tea party this month. That set my mind to thinking:
How could I center a devotional around black and white?

My thoughts immediately went to
1 John 2:15-16:
"Do not love the world or the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, for all that is in the world, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the boastful pride of life, are not of the Father but of the world."

We talked about sin and how it affects every area of our lives. Sin is represented in the Scriptures as blackness and darkness. The girls listed sins that they struggle with. Even the very youngest recognize that they are innately sinful.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin as we trust in Him as our Lord and Savior.

The Bible tells us that as our lives are washed in the blood of Jesus Christ,
we become white as snow. What a miracle that our black, sinned stained hearts
can be washed in blood and become as white as snow!

The craft of the day was these cute hair clips
made out of red and black felt and white buttons,
again enforcing our theme of black and white with a touch of red.

What a fun time of eating, learning, and growing we have at our tea parties.
Want to join us next month?

I'm linking to:

A Stroll Thru Life

The Silken Purse

Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine

~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi

~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha



What great pictures and what great memories our girls will have. What an amazing and precious grandmother they have.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

Oh what a precious time with the girls, and such a lovely setting for them. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Linda Stubbs

You are such an amazing Grandma!!!! I loved the pictures...........and the day must have been beautiful! Loved your devotion. It blessed my heart thinking that the girls heard the truth in such a powerful way. Oh.....if only someday we could do that......together.

Those plates are so pretty. What a treasure for you to have them!

Hugs, Linda


Such sweet smiling faces. They looked like precious young ladies. Your bible study was great too.

Kelsie From Our Country Home

What a wonderful time to treasure and cherish your grand babies...I enjoyed how you incorporated the bible study also.

Blessings to you and all those lovely girls

Martha's Favorites

Hi: What a wonderful thing you have just shared. I love that you are doing it with children and they are learning about God and His Word, with a little tea. God bless you always, Martha


What a sweet tea party!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage

What a wonderful tea party with the girls! They all look like little ladies dressed in their frocks! You are quite the hostess and teaching them the Word too! You are giving the girls lovely memories that they will always carry with them. Your china is beautiful and thank you for sharing with us.


Faith Hope Cherrytea ~

LuVLy china set! and story to it ~ thank you!
tea is on at FHC ~ Welcome!

Cranberry Morning

You are so amazing! What an godly influence you are in the lives of these young girls. God bless you as you represent Jesus to them!


Your tea party looks like it was lots of fun. Having your grandmothers china must be very special to you. It is really lovely vintage china!


Everyone looked so happy at the tea party.

Your Grandmothers fine China is beautiful.


parTea lady

What a lovely tea party for the girls and wonderful lessons too.

Your grandmothers china is beautiful.

Callie Rew

The tea party looked like it was such a memorable one. To answer Lilys question, bought the barrettes at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry section. Then I just added my vintage treasures. Decorating barrettes would be a fun craft for the next tea party.

Wanda Lee

Hello there lovely lady,

I'm delighted that you joined us once again with the fun for TTTT as well as for the 67th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; our little corner of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!..,

I just love how you embraced your dear little frocked, 'chickadees' with grandma's love, the warmth of teatime with heirloom china and delightful refreshments..,

.., Yet most importantly, along with the love and tea, lessons about life and the Lord instructive love. ~ This delight will likely stand them in good stead and be a heartwarming part of treasured memories for years to come!

..,Everything look yummy and picture perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing this loveliness with all of us!..,

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
and also

P. S. ~ Sorry I was so late this week in posting due to technical difficulties, (especially with my, 'The Plumed Pen' blog).


that was a lovely tea time with a lot of nice kids. What a luck they don't look so scary as it seemed on the first photo. :-)
They had fun and me, too.
Greetings, Johanna


You are a blessing to these grandchldren. Thank you for sharing your special message and tea with Tea Pots and Tea Things Tuesday.
As always it was a pleasure. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Have a blessed week.

The Quintessential Magpie

What a sweet tea party! I loved seeing these darlings all dressed up and the pretty table, too!


Sheila :-)

P.S. Hope everyone had fun in Florida!


What a spiritual heritage you are leaving for your grandchildren! Beautiful kids and a lovely table too. God wants us to enjoy life.
Blessings, Beth


i'm back to blogging great post great table set up and enjoyed the photos. i think it's great to have discussions re sin and other religious issues. thanks rose

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