Monday, April 28, 2014

FRIENDS SHARING TEA: A PETER RABBIT TEA FROM 2009

Welcome to our Tea Party and reflections on my garden and tea from July of 2009....I hope you love Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter because I sure do. Yesterday we actually had a little snow in Colorado Springs so I am still in a garden reflection mode as the garden isn't quite ready yet!  I had 5 rose bushes in packaging which I had to bring in  the kitchen.  When I saw these pictures back in my photos I wanted to bring them forward. 








I have baked some lovely "Mrs Rabbit's" Currant Buns
 that you can make with your little ones......very easy!





Beatrix would say our table is "perfectly appointed
 and delicious"..




Mr. Jeremy Fisher has arrived early....





And other friends.......


 

And of course Miss Bella, the neighbors momma cat.....




I do so hope you will come for tea says Jeremy........


Recipe for Mrs Rabbit's Currant Buns comes from the ...Peter Rabbit's Cookery Book..now sadly out of print.
This is very easy to make with children...just combine in a medium bowl as follows:
8 oz self rising flour, pinch of salt, 3 oz butter, 2 oz sugar, 1 egg, 2 Tb milk and 2 oz currants Bake at 425 degrees for about 8 - 12 minutes
Watch for browning at 8 minutes Makes 12 buns















Do take time to go out into the garden and have tea with the little ones.....these are memories that will last forever...........I need to share that I no longer have this tea set.  I sold it at my shop because I felt I had "too many".  



I will be sharing this post at:
Home Sweet Garden
Tea Cup Tuesday With Martha
And With Terri
A Return to Loveliness


If you can join me for "Friends Sharing Tea"
 today please link below:

44 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just absolutely darling...will definitely try this with my grandkids before they get back to school..
Thanks for the inspiration,
Elizabeth

blushing rose said...

Cute post ... our wee ones love tea parties. TTFN ~Marydon

Carolyn said...

I love tea parties with our little grandchildren.
Nice pictures you shared!

Carolyn

ellen b. said...

Very sweet with one of my favorite childrens author...

Storybook Woods said...

Now this is my kind of tea, so sweet. I am lucky to own this book xoxoxo Clarice

Jason Witt said...

Love this scene! The book is classic with fairy tale-style recipes and it's a fitting part of a wonderland of tea time in the garden with the beehive tea set and the ceramic creatures. --Jason

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh to have tea parties like yours in the garden Bernideen! I love looking at the pictures you show of them but mine have been all inside. (and I rarely took pictures as most were before blogging)
Hmm, I must bring my teas outside this year.
Thanks for hosting.
Judith

Katherines Corner said...

What a lovely idea. A beautiful post too. Hugs!

Rosemary said...

Fun post Bernideen! Would love to enjoy tea in the garden with you and your little friends!

Marlena said...

This was so very very nice - thanks. Yes, it is actually Spring here, but still nippy and supposedly we'll have one more frost, so no annuals can go in yet.

parTea lady said...

What a lovely garden tea setting. The china is very pretty and the currant buns look delicious.

aquariann said...

What a delightful tea party! Mrs. Rabbit's Currant Buns look scrumptious.

Btw, I'm following from Seasonal Saturday, and hope you'll come join my Spring Blog Hop, too.

Bella said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your Saturday Tea in the Garden party! I will have to get busy and join in soon!
Your tea is lovely I love the bee hive tea set, perfect for a whimsical garden tea:-))
Hugs,
Bella

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
LOVEY POST, AND LOVE YOUR LITTLE FRIENDS FROM BEATRIX POTTER, I LOVE HER BOOKS, AND EVEN THE MOVIE THEY MADE. OUR WEATHER IS RAINY AND NIPPY TODAY.
HOPE WE HAVE BETTER WEATHER THIS WEEK, I WANT TO PLAN TEA IN THE GARDEN. OUR FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING, EVEN THE BUTTERFLY BUSH IS GETTING MORE LEAVES. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, I JUST GOT BACK FROM YOUR STORE BLOG, LOVE THE BEATRIX POTTER JOURNAL, THEY ARE DARLING. RIZZI

Annesphamily said...

Hi Bernideen! There are some Colorado bloggers who would like to meet you! I could locate your e mail. Let me know because I am compiling a list of Colorado bloggers so we can all get together! You would be a perfect hostess with your beautiful garden and shop!I will get the e mail to you when I hear from you and if you have any bloggers to share that live in COlorado please do. Thanks and as always your blog is lovely! Anne

Carla said...

Hello Bernideen, Love your tea parties! Your recipes are always delightful.

Judith said...

Lovely post.. Peter Rabbit is a favorite.

Angela McRae said...

What a delightful tea, and I LOVE that tea set! Perfect!

The HopeChest said...

My granddaughters are just getting into Peter Rabbit. The four year old loves the suspense. And the almost 2 years loves the animal illustrations. I love this idea. And love all your blogs, even the "old ones" that I'm still discovering. They are somehow so fitting with me.

kitty said...

Oh Bernideen, I want everything on your tea table!!!! The teapot, cream and sugar and the tray are so darling. The table covering.....I'm swooning over. Thank you for sharing the pretty table for children, but I'd love it, too.

Christina said...

This is just a delight!
I'm sure grown ups would want an invite to this party as well.
I'm such a fan of Beatrix Potter, I will have to look for that cookbook! Everything is just perfect and you have the most charming statuary!
Cheers
Christina

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

My daughter loved those books and read them all. What a great theme for a tea party!

NanaDiana said...

I just LOVE Peter Rabbit- I always have and I was so hoping one of my kids would love it, too. No luck yet!!! I have all the little books that we read over and over and over when the kids were little. xo Diana

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love it all - and must make that treat for my next tea party. Spring is coming!

kitty said...

Hi Bernideen, thanks for reposting these photos. I'm still in love with your bee teapot and creamer and sugar. The strawberry cloth is one of my favorites and I'd love to share a cup of tea and a scone with you. xo

[email protected] said...

I love Beatrix Potter and her little world! It's always a pleasure when you have those themed tea parties! I'm keeping the bun recipe. It might be the first one I try when I finally have a normal sized oven!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I don't remember seeing these sweet pics before. I love the tea time for wee ones and have been planning one with my sister's grandchildren. Your bee teaset is so pretty. I do love visiting you each week. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea. I am really looking so forward to Tea in the Garden. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Angela McRae said...

I love all the darling critters at your tea!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm not sure how to repost an older post but I see comments back as far as 2009, and my own in 2011. How fun to revisit a tea in the garden with Beatrix Potter friends to join us!

Bernideen said...

Judith:
This post was from 2009. (also reposted in 2011) Sometimes when you are in a time pinch - you can repost an old post to help out. You might want to change some information. Here is what you do:
Go to the top right and click design, then on the left side click posts, Find the post you want to use in your categories and open it there. Next read it carefully to see if you need to change something. When you are done, click on the right Publish On - change the date and the year and the time to represent today. Next, click revert to draft. As you now see it saying draft - click publish and it comes out. Let me know if this works.

The Charm of Home said...

Lovely little tea! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

my cup of tea said...

You have so many guests for tea! I just love your tea adventures! So sweet!
Blessings,
Donna

Martha's Favorites said...

What a lovely tea! Everything looks so cute. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Beth Laverty said...

I love, love, love that beehive tea set!

Winnie said...

To be having tea with you there would be a special day! Love the beautiful tea setup and the scenery. I will give that recipe a try when I have my next tea with my nieces. They love to bake stuff. I will look online for that book (sometimes I find things out of print). Thank you for sharing!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
your garde is the pure deight. Oh its so sad to have such a long winter. I hope spring will come soon to you. I always enjoy your tea times, inside as much as outside. Your pictures are full with inspirations for me. Thank you for sharing the sweet photos and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Turning Our Hearts Toward Home said...

What a lovely post!! Just love the tea set and the table cloth. Everything is so charming - so inspiring!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness Bernideen! This is just totally delightful and magical! I have truly enjoyed my visit to your garden tea today!
Hugs,
Terri

Carolyn said...

Hopefully we will soon be out enjoying our gardens again! Sweet Peter Rabbit tea.

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful garden setting Bernideen and I'm so glad you reposted it so I can enjoy it, as I was not blogging tan yet! I love that beehive tea set, I don't think I've seen it before, but I have bad memory lately, lol!
I hope son you can enjoy your garden again, along with lovely weather...what a long Winter this one was, my goodness!!! Thank you so much for having us for tea today!
Hugs,
FABBY

Carrie said...

This tea is adorable! The bee tea set was a wonderful touch. I'm really looking forward to when it is spring where you live so you can share more springtime teas :). Thanks for hosting.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, how I swoon for all things Beatrix Potter! A lovely teatime and those current buns look delish. I would like to find a gluten free recipe, though. I'll have a Beatrix tea post in May - it's the theme of my Blooming Books Storytime I do monthly at the local garden center. A teatime at home to put me even more in the mood would be perfect!
Joy!
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Marvelous tea, Bernideen - just love Peter Rabbit! Love the tea set too - so delighted to join your party and do appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Candy S said...

Your tea set is phenomenal! Wonderful idea to invite Peter Rabbit to your tea party. What perfect company for an afternoon tea party! I will be joining your blog as your newest follower. I hope to have a post I can share at your tea party soon. Thank you so much for sharing.