Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring came in with a Bang!!

Today is the first day of Spring and the ParTea Planner Tea Party. I was in my cottage getting all the things I needed to set up my Tea Party when I heard my son yelling to my husband to call 911. Well, I ran up front to find out what was going on. My husband said that our neighbors house across the street was on Fire! My son was already there and as I went inside, the stovetop was on fire and they were trying to put it out. Our Vol. Fire Dept. showed up along with some of our surrounding towns Fire Depts. It was pretty bad in her kitchen, however, it could have been worse. Thanks to God no one was hurt. We did help her remove her family pictures so they would not get water damage and helped mopped up some of the water on the floor after the fire was put out.
Well, this all leads up to why my afternoon Tea Party turned out to be a late night Tea Party. I did manage to get some of my party items out. I made chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting and chocolate frosting. (My husband doesn't care for Chocolate, how could that be?) and Hot tea. As you call tell from our photo, he has his jacket on as it was a bit nippy outside on our veranda. He had to wait a while as I was setting up and trying to get pictures taken. I did not feel the coolness with all the running around to set things up.


Shawnee said...

It looks like it turned out to be a lovely tea party, even with the earlier excitement!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh the tea party looks just lovely! I love throwing tea parties. They are just so pretty and spring-y!

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The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello irma thank you for the blog hello...i love that you live in texas i want to be there so bad for the big warrrenton texas flea market! yes its a dream are you close?? your party looked lovely! praise God the family is ok.

thanks for stoppin' by cat^..^

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, what a great neighbor you are !! All that and still got the tea party on !! Wow !! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your pictures are so lovely and now I am craving strawberries. :)

Michella said...

Those strawberries look so delicious. I am glad you had a great tea party! Hope to visit soon so we can have a Spring Tea Party!!!

April said...

I am glad that all is fine! What a beautiful tea party!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Thanks for everyones comments.
I have never been to Warrenton nor have I even been to Canton. I hope to visit both places this year.

Valerie said...

Hi, my what an exciting tea party day and I just had to comment that is so cute you got your hubby to participate in your tea party (and with his picture).

I just know men really do love tea party food - who wouldn't and yours looks like a really delicious spread.