Monday, November 21, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday ~ Tea with my Sophia Rose

Happy Tea Party Tuesday

This week I am sharing the sweetest
thing in my world, my Sophia Rose.

The Friday before I left for my conference
in Houston, Sophia had the day off of
school!! This was a great time to take her to our 
favorite place for tea...The Mad Hatter Tea Room!!!

Can you say, Wish List??!!

This place is so special to me as this was the
VERY first place I took my child out of the
house when she was true, so true!

The story goes that as a new mom I was
truly scared to death to venture beyond my
house with this scary little bundle of joy.

I figured I would just camp out for the next 18 years
and everything would be just fine.
A few days after Sophia was born my mom came
up from Nebraska to visit us.  When I told her
my plan to become a hermit, she quickly said, 
"I don't think so."  

She forced me out of house and knew with
a little tempting, I could be persuaded to have
tea at the Mad Hatter. The owner at the time
was a wonderful mother and daughter combo
that I had come to be very close with and they
were delighted to host a 10 day old baby for tea. 

I was scared to death!

The very first place I changed Sophia's diaper in
public was the Mad Hatter Tea Room's bathroom!

This place will always be near and dear to my heart.

I want that glamorous hat WAY UP THERE!

Oh Darling, you look MARVELOUS!

The new owner, Liz has climbed into our hearts
as well. She is so lovely and just makes Sophia and I
feel like family. Not to mention the tea & food are amazing!

Here is a collection of pictures from our tea time before I left.
I hope you enjoy this sweet treat.

I love you!

My elegant Tea LOVER!

They serve the BEST chicken salad on cinnamon raisin bread!

Scones are so good...with LOTS of Devonshire cream please!

Lovely white teapot filled with our tea of the day, "Nutcracker Suite"

I am truly thankful beyond words in my vocabulary
for this precious little girl and the time I have on this
earth to enjoy her laughter and her sweet, 
tender, compassionate heart.

I am just about done with studying and
ready to take this test very soon.  I am so excited to
get back to visiting and commenting on your
treasures each week, as I do miss letting you know
when I stop by to admire your treats and photos!

Thanks to those who link up and have hung in there with me!

Stop by again this week, as I will be posting some fun 
Thanksgiving Cupcakes and Cookies that are sure to 
make you smile! Blessings to everyone!!

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Paula said...

I Love this post so much! I can't wait to see you both this Christmas! It's been so long and maybe we can inspire Nana and Jocelyn to have tea with us somewhere in Nebraska before you leave. Thanks for sharing these beautiful memories with us!
Love you BOTH!

MsFoxsSweets said...

Such a sweet post! I was scared to death to take my babies out of the house for the first time, I can definitely relate! Looks like yall had such a fabulous tea party! Sophia is beautiful just like her Mommy! Thanks for making time out of your busy schedule to stop by, you are too sweet. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Trisha, you're too funny! I was just the opposite with my first baby. I couldn't wait to show him off! What a wonderful first outing though! Your mother sounds like a very wise lady. Thanks for sharing your heart warming post with Tea Time. Have a lovely week, my friend and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Blessings and hugs,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Trisha,
what a cute little girl is your daughter. I can see your love glooming in her pretty eyes. She is blessed with you as mother as much as you are blessed with her.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea said...

Charming photos, blessed mom! Loved reading about your first foray out as a new mother. The teapot is gorgeous...great thing for your wish list. HAPPY Thanksgiving~

Unknown said...

This is super cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

How lovely. What a charming place to spend some very special time with your daughter before having to go away for a week. I love that you two are making special memories in such a place. I would love to have a Mad Hatter Tea Room in my area and I don't even drink tea! Sophie Rose looks adorable in any hat!
Best wishes on your will do so well ;)

Paula said...

Sorry about the typo, I know her name is Sophia Rose...must have been thinking about my grand-daughter Sophie when I wrote it :(

xinex said...

What a sweet post! Your daughter is so lovely and precious. And what a special place for both of you....Christine

Kathy said...

Hello Trisha, This is a precious post! I hope The Mad Hatter is opened for at least 18 years! What a special place for you and your daughter! I am glad your mother got you out to enjoy yourself! It is daunting at first with our newborns - but, we soon realize how sturdy God created them - as they grow you'll see all the more how special she is!
Hope all goes well with your studying!
Hugs and Blessings,

Cindy Adkins said...

Hello Trisha,
What a sweet girl! It looks like she had a good time! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Patsy said...

She is a real blessing to give thanks for! You are very fortunate to have her. I have three sons who were not interested in tea parties...but I have granddaughters who are. :) Happy Thanksgiving! Patsy


She's adorable! Girls are adorable, I have two of my own and two grandgirls and they also love tea time with Abe, (that would be me)! Thanks for hosting and Happy Thanksgiving to and yours.


Sorry, but I can't find the link to the party! Hugs,

Unknown said...

Love your tea shop! Your precious darling is a sweetheart! You make me think of my own at that age - we did her birthday at a tea shop with lots of hats and gloves and such for the girls to wear. So nice to have mother daughter days - and your first venture out story was the best!


Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

No wonder it's her favorite place...a home away from home! That's how to raise a tea party girl! Blessings! And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Trish.. what a wonderful post...Your little Blessing truly was born to be a lover of all things tea!! You are both blessed to be taking this journey together.

Keeping you in thought and prayer that your tests go well! xo HHL

Karyn said...

Thanks for sharing! Your daughter is delightful and the tea house sounds wonderful. There's nothing like that here in West Virginia... But
I do know where the moonshine is :) Have a great holiday!

Amanda @ Traditional Foods said...

Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for apple cake with fresh apples which can be a great recipe for the Thanksgiving holiday. I also posted a profile for a great fall fruit, pomegranate

Antiques And Teacups said...

How fun to be sharing such special times with your daughter! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Bet the food will be terrif!

Unknown said...

Love this post! You are such a great Mother!
I cant wait for you to be "back" on the blog more....I really miss you! :)

Barbara F. said...

What a great place. I can see why you and Sophia enjoy it so much. Glad you are back to visiting and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xo

Carrie said...

Ohh, this is so special...It is great that you and your precious daughter can continue to share speacil moments over tea!
I always treasure the memory of having tea with my mom when I would come home from college.

Bunny Jean said...

Sophia Rose... what a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl!
I remember that Texas has a LOT of tea rooms! What a fun outing for you and your daughter.

Thanks for hosting this fun party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous little girl and I love the name!
She will treasure these moments forever.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Sophia is so adorable! such blessings to have a lovely daughter like her! she's sooo cute and she loves tea time too! i love the tea set there too, must be expensive :) love the tea room's called the mad hatter, what lovely story...if i had a daughter i would take her to tea rooms often too! :)

Thanks for hosting and sharing another beautiful post, Trisha!


Anonymous said...

From Your Mom...
Oh, I remember our outing to the Mad Hatter Tea Room. It was the first day you introduced Sophia to the World AND to the World of Tea. I'll never forget the look of fear in your eyes when I announced that morning that we were ALL going out for tea. I cherish that picture of the THREE of us having tea for the very first time. One of the most priceless moments that I have tucked away and pulled back out of the THREE of us just being together. As I reflect back on that day, I remember thinking that God knew exactly what He was doing when He gave you Sophia Rose and the lifetime of joy she would bring you!! Love To Both Of You, Your Mom


What a joy! I have 3 daughters and 4 granddaughters. They are the joy of my life and we are all very girly. tom boy...ha. My son and grandson are joys of my life too but for totally different reasons. Blessed!
I keep meaning to make your stained glass cookies. Are you and your family doing alright?

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Thanks for hosting! Sophia Rose is a gorgeous name, by the way


Susan @ The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Love your post. Your daughter is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Patty said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for hosting. I've aded the Chicken Parmesan Bake.

Lisa said...

Sweet post! Have a wonderful holiday with your family.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Trisha
Miss Sophia is such a sweetie! She's not shy in front of camera I see. :-)
I hope you two enjoyed a lovely tea together, it gets even more fun as they get older.
Good luck with your test.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a very special and precious post. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Zaa said...

What an absolutely delightful post ... Aren't you lucky to have Miss Sophie to partake in the traditional teatime festivities... Such Special times together... Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving... Hugs

Charlotte said...

How wonderful to be able to take your daughter back there. It looks like a fun place!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What special time you spend with your darling, Sophia! You are the best Mom to her. I also loved your darling cupcakes!!! My oh my, how do you do it all? Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.
Hugs & blessings, Kitty

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wonderful post, Trish. The two of you show so much love and kindness. You are both beautiful ladies. Blessings.

Angela McRae said...

She is truly a beauty and you are obviously raising her right, as we say in the South! (LOVE that this was your first venture out into the world after becoming a mom!)

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