Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sis and Niece Visit Part II

So, of course we had to go to tea while my sister and niece were in town. Paris has become a connoisseur of tea. In fact, she knows exactly how much sugar and cream to put in tea now. I mean you gotta have that mound of sugary goodness at the bottom of your cup of tea or else it's just not perfect! Lol! I love seeing her so excited about such girly things. :)

We had tea twice while they were in town. Actually, the weather was kind of perfect for tea....it was rainy while they were here (go figure). We had our first tea at an adorable and very British tea house called Lady Di's British Store and Tea Room in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Had to get some pictures taken out front before we went in. :)

Here's me and sis!
Auntie 'Shelle and Paris...

Inside we were greeted with tons of British goods including these adorable teapot cozies!

Various corners of the tea room were filled with vintage goodies...

A delicate teacup waiting to be filled with some comforting tea...

While we waited I spied some sweet little books all about the art of tea...

The best part of course!

A separate cozy room for a small tea party.

Afterwards we found one of those fun pottery places where you can paint your own pottery. What a better way to spend an afternoon....family, creativity and just plain fun. :) This is Janet's creation. A little dish with a painting of their little Max on it. Janet painted this for hubby. I thought that was so sweet.

Here's mine. A ceramic cupcake container. I think I will spruce up my desk at work and use this as a paperclip holder. :)

Paris painted her pony she has back at home. His name is Bebop. She was so intense when she was painting Bebop but it came out absolutely gorgeous in the end. She even painted a little "b" on his behind. :)



I have been feeling better day after day and I am now sure that this visit started the cure! I also just found out today that mom will be coming next weekend! I have a few antique excursions planned already! Always remember, when you're down family is always there for you. :) I love you guys! Thanks for cheering me up.

One last thing. I received a couple of awards while I was gone (I am in total shock!) but I will be posting those as soon as I finish this post!

More to come!

17 comments:

Anya said...

Nice to see your sis and niece again !!!!
Your niece is almost a young lady:)
Lovely pictures I think you had a wonderful time :)))

(sorry i'm late I was blog lazy...... ;)

Hugs for all Kareltje =^.^=

Maggi said...

Wow, y'all are so beautiful! I love going to tea houses, I definitely don't do it enough!

Lisa said...

You and your sister look so much alike! And both of you are gorgeous...and your sweet niece, too!
The tearoom looks like so much fun! Nothing like being with your sis for a day of fun.:)

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so glad to hear that you feel happier now!! Paris is such a darling girl. The three of you must have had a fabulous time together. I love that tea shop. The next time we come to the Portland area I will look for it. Maybe we can meet up and have tea together. I love the antique stores and Hippo Hardware too. Is it still there?

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Hisako Hill said...

Great pictures!! You and I are definitely going to High Tea when I come!!

I am looking forward to seeing you next weekend!
but in the meantime I am here in the court house for my jury duty:(

I love you!

Mom

Randi Troxell said...

family IS always fun.. and they make everything seem great too..

great pics!

Chatelaine said...

How fun to share teatime with your sister and niece. Glad their visit perked you up.

Enjoy antiquing with your mom.

Kritter Keeper said...

i am glad you are feeling better! you seem so happy in your pics...i love tea too! not a coffee girl at all.

MJ said...

What a fun visit with your family! And I'm glad you are feeling better. Love the stuff you painted at the pottery place.

The Blonde Duck said...

Tea parties and painting! What fun!

Kara said...

Sounds like fun times! I dearly love a good afternoon tea!

Heather said...

yay yay yay! love P's pony! so glad you all had a wonderful visit. and i'm thinking your mom is here now? have fun!

Rue said...

Oh my gosh - what a fun visit! I wish we still had a tea house around here!

So happy you had a great time with Sis and Neice!

TeresaR said...

I was on vacation for a while too and missed your fun posts, so am now catching up a little. What a great time you had with your sister and her family! I enjoy those paint your own ceramics places. :)

Judith said...

LOL looks like you had a wonderful time!!! I wish I could say the same about my sister... but talking to her usualy STARTS my bouts of depression!!! LOL

Tea Time With Melody said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic time. It's been a while since I have been to a Tea room and I miss it. Glad to see you are better.

Joy said...

Hi Michelle, looks like you had a great time with family. Their visit is a testament to how much they love you. Glad you are feeling better, and now, you mom will visit soon! You two gals will have so much fun, I'm sure. Have a great week and take good care of yourself.