Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Little Tea House

I cannot let this week about Tea Decor pass without sharing pictures of this cute little tea house! It belongs to a friend and neighbor, just down the road from my mother's house. It's every little girls dream. Except that the little girl whom this belongs to is more than seven decades old and didn't have it built until well after her retirement from a productive professional life. She hired two men from her church to build it for her. . .and it is a little tea house in her back yard that is simply adorable!
A teacup border and pretty wallpaper provide the backdrop for cherished family photographs, little trinkets, teacups and saucers, stuffed animals, a doll, and floral arrangements. A nearby table is set for tea and a guest book is gracefully arranged by the door for guests to sign as they come to visit. Quiet and serene, it's the perfect place not only for tea parties, but for as a quiet place to read a book or write a letter to a friend. Margaret is one lucky gal!

We've had a great turn-out this week in our Decor-a-Tea theme in our Tea Blog-a-Thon. If you haven't visited for awhile, you might want to scroll down and see who the latest participants are. We have people joining in each day. Thank you!

23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful little house. I can see myself sitting in it reading a book and having a cup of tea. I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for all of the great posts.

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  2. Melissa's Cozy Teacup6:33 AM

    So adorable!

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  3. That is so sweet. How fun that would be to build and decorate!

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  4. That is really quaint! Good for her for pursuing a dream!

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  5. Waaaa, I want one. So perfect. I love that she did this just for herself. tank you for sharingn. Love Clarice

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  6. I didn't know this about her. I bet she always wanted a play house when she was a little girl, and now she has one. It's perfect!

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  7. Oh, I want one of those, too. A little quiet place for tea, a good book and a sweet friend to enjoy. Maybe I'll suggest that my sweetheart 'remodel' the garden shed! ~Adrienne~

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  8. A perfectly charming little place...I'd love to have one!

    There's an award waiting for you on my blog today. No strings attached!

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  9. I love it! What an incredibly wonderful place to have tea. The bunnies are a nice touch on the couch.

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  10. How precious! I've loved sharing and seeing everyone this week, again thank you so much LaTeaDah!

    Have a wonderful weekend :).

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  11. That is just adorable! I wish I had one!! It would be so much fun to take tea there!

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Katherine

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  12. That is the sweetest little thing. I would love to set there and read a book.How wonderful,is that?

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  13. Absolutely delightful!

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  14. That is such a sweet retreat, a little hideaway, every garden should have one!

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  15. That is so SWEET! I want one too. HA! Every "little girl's dream" isn't it?? How fun to get one at any age. I love the guest book ideal.....plus what a great REFUGE away from the crowdedness of life.
    Joyce

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  16. How sweet is that?
    I've really enjoyed your Tea Blog-a-thon. I would have loved to participate, but life's all a buzz around here. I'll just enjoy everyone else's stories.

    Thanks,
    jody

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  17. Such a sweet little tea house. Much like a grown up girls play house : )
    Its been busy for us and I have not been checking in with you as often as I would like.

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  18. It is so cute. Who wouldn't love to have this?

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  19. I have always told my family that in our next house I want a "tea room", a place for me and the things I love and they would be welcome to come and visit with me in that special room...this is a much better idea....I think I am changing my plans!!!
    I love that as an adult she followed her desire for this magical place all her own!

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  20. Oh my goodness, that little tea house is so precious! If I didn't live in the Tundra of Michigan where winter lasts about 2/3 of the year I would have one!
    Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

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  21. Just had to return again to view your lovely pictures. I love your gorgeous tea stitches designs and your friend tea house is adorable. What a dream spot!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Celestina,
    La Rea Rose

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  22. Thank you for sharing this adorable tea cottage - and the very sweet lady inside! Fun post!

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  23. That is such a wonderful idea. This woman was able to do something special and meaningful for her life, after I'm sure doing for so many others. What a special little memory trove.

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