Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summertime tea with my Grandmother

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I took this photo a few weeks ago for a challenge, before the dreaded 100F + (38C +) heat overtook the mid-west/central plains, and thought it would also make a good Tea Tuesday post. I call it Summertime Tea with my Grandmother. In fact, I would give anything to have her here drinking tea or coffee with me right now!

All that was needed for this photo's success was a bit of sun tea, my grandmother's vintage pitcher, a glass, also inherited from my grandmother, containing cold tea, and a quilt top flapping lightly in the breeze on my clothesline. I bought the quilt top back when my grandmother was still alive. I thought she would finish it for me, because she hand quilted everything. However, she told me the points were not lined up good enough and, as a result, she could not quilt it for me. So, for years it has sat folded on one end of my guest bed waiting for me to decide what I will do with it.

Have a great Tea Tuesday everyone. While you're having a bit of summer tea, hop on over to Kimmie's for other participants. And we would love you to join Kimmie, who says any drink is welcome, from diet drinks to lemonade to hot chocolate (for all you southern hemisphere gals) to tea. Just let Kimmie know and we will visit.
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19 thoughtful remarks:

elle said...

Beautiful photo. I feel 'cool' just looking at it!

voodoo vixen said...

How lovely to be able to sit surrounded with all the memories your Grandmother's things must evoke. The quilt looks lovely on the line... I love quilts, they always look so friendly and welcoming on the end of a bed or folded over a guest chair.
Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Halle said...

Wonderful, sweet remembrance of your Grandmother...thanks for re-sharing the photo and including the memories this time.

Terri Kahrs said...

What a pretty tea today, Elizabeth! Your old quilt and that sun tea make this post summertime special! Stay cool!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that pitcher! It may be hot where you are but your yard sure looks beautiful and inviting. Have a great day. Tammy

Nancy said...

A quilt on the line, and summery backyard.. great photo!

ooglebloops said...

Great photo!! My old not so perfect vintage quilts are machine quilted by Joanne Lendaro- doesn't matter if points don't match - they look great!! Drop by for tea if you get a chance!!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful photo and I love the quilt top. Even though it is not finished it is still such a treasure. Love the pitcher too. Memories are special! Happy tea day.

Suz said...

That is a beautiful, sweet picture. I, too, am suffering here in the Midwest!
Fondly,
Suz

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Tea in stemware is the best. I always do that. Lovely photo!

Marilyn Rock said...

What a lovely post with sweet memories of your grandmother. I am hoping, someday, to build the same with my granddaughter! Sending cool thoughts! xxoo

~*~Patty S said...

Love your sun dappled quilt top hanging on the line steeped in sweet memories of your dear Grandmother...who sounded like a very precise quilter :)
such a pretty pitcher too!

stay cool dear E
Happy T to ya!
oxo

*jean* said...

hot here too! and iced tea today instead of coffee for breakfast! your quilt is lovely even if it's a bit wonky...happy t day!

Nancy said...

A lovely place for tea, whenever I do sewing or knitting, I feel close to my Mom and Grandma :)
Thanks for coming to my blog every Tuesday, I love the comments :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful pic Elizabeth, I love it all especially the quilt in the background, points matching or not you have to have this out, it needs to be seen, the colours are fab!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh my ... pretty tea post filled with memories ... and yes... HOT HOT HOT and miserably humid... off to make more ice tea! xo

Jenny said...

The quilt looks decorative just as it is, and reminds you of your grandmother too. What more does it need? :)

kimmie said...

I miss my grandmother too ... But what a sweet way to honor her memory! I think that's a sweet story about your quilt .... She must have been quite an expert quilter. What are your plans with it? From a distance it looks really cool!

Happy Tuesday! I hope your heat let's up. Our weatherman says your heat and our chill air are entwined in the atmosphere. When your weather breaks, ours will too.

steph said...

Love that beautiful quilt...reminds me of one which I inherited from my late grandmother too...happy week to you!