Monday, December 17, 2018

T Stands For The Tea Party Picnic

Welcome once again to T at my very dark, very wintery dining room table.  Today Bleubeard and I are sharing this post with Art Journal Journey where our themes are Favorite Season or 'Tis the Season.  This means today our favorite season is summertime.

Those of you who read and follow my blog know how much I dislike summer.   But today, I've put that prejudice aside and grabbed two orphans

that comprise my cup and saucer. 

I chose these colors because they matched the colors in the art.

These adorable children have invited us to join their summertime tea party picnic.

They have cookies, sandwiches, tea, sugar, and milk for the tea.

The little boy has brought canned food for the dog, too.

They all watch eagerly as the little girl

pours tea from the teapot into the cups.

I found this image in my stash and cannot truthfully remember where it came from.  I'm sure it came from one of the freebie image sites listed on my right sidebar, though.  I sized the image to fit on the page, then cut and rounded the corners using a corner punch.  I used water soluble crayons to write the sentiment and color the images, but I have trouble staying within the lines, especially since I created this while watching television late one night.  

Let's join these children as they enjoy a summertime tea party picnic. And of course, please join the handsome Bleubeard and me for T and at Art Journal Journey where we are hosting this month.

By now, I'm sure you know the drill.  It's time to share your own drink related post.  It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday.  Quite soon, I will also be able to say "and not even this year!"

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

It would be great if it was warm enough for a picnic today, lovely idea for a journal page. Happy T Day, Valerie

Lisca said...

That looks like an image from my childhood. Ah, nostalgia!
The colour of the cups indeed matches your cup. Amazing.
It's nice to be reminded of summer when it is cold and dark out. (Summer is my favorite season)
Happy T-Day,

Sharon Madson said...

Love your piece! So rememicemt of Summer days past. What a perfect cup to match the ones in your artwork, too. Lovely post. I hope to post a link later. Happy Tea Day!

kathyinozarks said...

Such a sweet image-I love what you did with it
Happy T Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

oh how I would LOVE to have a summertime tea party picnic right now!(I know you know how I feel about summer;) I love this delightful page and vintage image, especially with the doggie:) Your teacup of choice today is really pretty. Happy T day!

Rita said...

How cute! The type of artwork reminds me of the Dick and Jane readers. The sticky heat of summer makes it my least favorite season.

My name is Erika. said...

I think a summertime picnic would be fun. Especially if we could have T during this event too. I really love you teacup today too. It is such a pretty green and looks perfect for summer. Or this holiday season too. Have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

Your tea cup is beautiful! And I love that vintage image of the children having a tea party. So cute and nostalgic. And I have to agree with you, summertime is also my least favorite season.
Happy Tea Day,

Halle said...

What a fun image to use. I love the nostalgic feeling it gives me.
Happy T day!

Jeanie said...

Love that page. Brings back some good memories of life in those days. I'm sure I must have had a coloring book almost just like that!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, hubby and I had a picnic down the lake after a lovely walk...will post some pics later.x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That's a great way to share a journal page alongside your T Day post, brings back memories of Picnic's as a child with my Teddies and Doll's.
A sweet page & a beautiful glass tea cup Elizabeth.
Happy T Day Hugs Tracey xx

Meggymay said...

Oh Elizabeth what a gorgeous, heart warming journal page. You have taken me back for some very happy memories today. The children pouring out the tea and their dog looking on is a magical scene.
I love the glass cup and saucer you shared today as well, they may be orphans but they look a great pair to me.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

You can't imagine how very well your page fits our morning here as it is just wonderful sunny and I think the much snow will hopefully melt a bit down. At least the birds sing and come to the feeders like they celebrate T-Day with us! This page is so lovely dear Elizabeth! YOu are the hosting queen of AJJ this month!
And something wonderful happened just now to me as well... a letter from you arrived and I sit here with tears in my eyes - I am so happy and impressed with the wonderful gifts you sent! This stunning quiltlet is simply amazing - I will instantly iron it a bit as it got a fold whilst in the envelope and it will go to the wall where I can see it well ... did I tell as you showed it that I am so in love with specially THIS quiltlet with the healing heart?!
You just made me soooo happy! Will post later and add the post to the link up here....

Have a wonderful T-Day and thank you for all the hosting work!
That is so time comsuming and it shows your love to the world!

You are a wonderful artist!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous summertime journal page! A picnic in the sunshine sounds perfect 😁. Thanks so much for hosting T Stands for Tuesday every week, you do such an amazing job and all your hard work is very much appreciated! Wishing you a happy T Day and a very Merry Christmas too! J 😊 x

Darla said...

I really like the images you chose. Kids having a picnic certainly evokes Summer Season to me.

CJ Kennedy said...

Summer! Now you're talking! How pleasant to sit outside (without bundling up in layers, heavy coats, and gloves) and have a cup of tea. Your orphan cup and saucer is very pretty. Happy T Day!

Divers and Sundry said...

It's not even that cold today, but I'm feeling shivery anyway, so your summertime picnic sounds great to me! And I love your orphan cup and saucer :)

butterfly said...

That's such a charming vintage image - reminds me of some of the books I had growing up - and the idea of a summer picnic feels like a very pleasant dream on another cold, grey, rainy day here!
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

The idea of a Summer picnic on such a short grey day has made me smile ! It's great to see those vintage images too! I love how you are joing in with your green cup and saucer! Happy T day, Chrisx

Caty said...

This is a Gorgeous page Elizabeth !! This image is so tender, very beautiful children and pet. It is fantastique that you keep black and white zones, that contrast with your so wonderful background. Love this page !!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

Rike said...

Such a sweet picture of the children's tea party picnic! Your colouring is wonderful and the photo you made from the page and the cup and saucer fitting perfectly to the page is gorgeous! said...