I could have the BIGGEST dolly tea party…

A few weeks ago my hubby put in a new kitchen sink for a couple from church. A few days later they brought over her famous Korean Bolgogi as a thank you. Her husband and my hubby took a trip out to see the chickens and she came inside. I had one of my doll dresses waiting to be sold on Ebay, so I asked her if she’s like to see what I did…she was thrilled at my sewing room and especially my dolls. She asked lots of questions and was interested in the little pieces of furniture I used as props.

Well, Sunday she was excited to see me at church and said she had something to give me. She said her daughter was growing up and not playing with her dolls so much anymore and she hoped I could use these tea sets. They are a nice American Girl size and that rose colored tea pot is adorable.

The other set is a Precious Moments set.
It has the cutest picture on the pitcher.

It got me to wondering just how many tea set pieces I owned…so I got them all out and set them on a table top. The sweet thing is…they have ALL been given or sent to me! Look at all these pieces…

I could have the biggest Tea Party and I think I counted 16 cups, so lots of dolls could attend!

There are varied sizes of tea sets from American Girl size all the way down to Ten Ping’s size.

Just thought I’d share a few pictures with you… Tea anyone???

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Ten Ping may not be next but she really wants a dress. Rebecca looks like she’s shopping in an antiques store — except for her, I imagine they aren’t antiques.

    I’m so glad all the hats sold. How many people chose fabric to go with their hats? You’ll have to do more for Easter or think of decorations for Christmas hats.

    • Hi Marilyn,
      Ten Ping DOES want another new dress to go with her new face…so does Emmie!
      I was happy the hats sold too…3 people picked fabric…2 ladies said they’d like to think they would make something, but reality said they should take the $3 refund!
      I am already thinking of Easter hats…silly me!!! It’s not even Halloween yet!
      Thanks Marilyn,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. What fun to see all those pretty tea sets! I have the Precious Moments one, actually it was the one my daughter played with, when Precious Moments was a big thing, back in the 70’s. That new pink set is gorgeous, and very detailed.

    I’m thinking that the little set Ten Ping is holding can also be used for a doll house, as I do have a set for mine. And yes, Ten Ping looks a bit chilly!!!

    • Hi Linda,
      That rose colored tea set is VERY sweet and will make a very nice prop.
      Ten Ping didn’t say anything about being chilly to me. :o)
      Thanks Linda,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Charlotte A. says:

    You have a very fun collection! I have the set I had as a child. I had forgotten about them. I should dig them out .
    Very good of Ten Ping to model for you even though she is not properly dressed for a tea party. We all have a story, I suspect, of a time when we arrived at a function under dressed. It can be so embarrassing. Let her know it is all between friends.
    Have a good day.
    Take care.

    • Hi Charlotte,
      Yes, you should get out the tea set you had as a child and make a little arrangement for your dolls. I bet you’d love seeing it out on display.
      I really should make little slips or cami’s or “sock” dresses for my girls, so the don’t have to stand around nekkid!!!
      Thank you, Charlotte,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Those are all adorable! πŸ˜€

  5. What fun, Jeanne…the question now is, what type of tea will be served? My vote is for chai!


    • Hi Becky,
      I’m the only one in my family…even my “extended family”…who doesn’t care for tea. They used to always bring along a container of Kool-aid for me to family reunions.”can” drink it, but I never ask for it…occasionally I will have a cup of hot tea in the colder months…
      Thanks Becky,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Shara Smith says:

    All these sets are adorable and the best part is they are all gifts from the heart! You are truly blessed:)!

    • Thank you Shara,
      They ARE gifts from others hearts to mine and yes, I’m VERY blessed…so are my “girls!”
      Thank you,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Love all the tea sets! You could have all your girls attend one big tea party! The pink set and the blue set are so pretty and feminine. I can just see all your dollies enjoying tea around a table.
    Tea parties are a wonderful way to gather a group of women. Good tea and good conversations!

    • Hi Paula,
      I was just thinking my girls could have a tea party and come in their “birthday suits”….nah…better not do that!! :o)
      I’m actually going to have 3 ladies out to my house next week to celebrate their birthdays. If it’s nice well be in the gazebo…and if not inside…
      There’s lots to be planned… :o)
      Thanks Paula,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  8. Love your teasets. I’ll have to look, but I’ve been picking them up when I see them at thrift stores/garage sales, so I do have a few. Grand daughter hauled out the basket when she was about two, and I said maybe when you are a wee bit older you can have them.
    And as to Ten Ping, looks like she is enjoying herself quite a bit lounging around in her undies. That is one great photo! Such is the life of a doll. πŸ™‚

    • P.S.
      I don’t like tea or coffee. Just a milk girl. πŸ™‚

      • Hi Joy,
        I got your tea sets picture…cute, cute, cute!
        If the AG dolls could sit in a chair without their legs all spread out, I think I’d show tea party things more often. The pictures look good when they are standing…but sitting? Not so much…
        Chocolate milk…here!
        Thanks Joy…
        Blessings, Jeanne

  9. What a nice surprise! That tea set is adorable as are the rest of them. Ten pings cup is so sweet in her cute little hands. I’m sure she knows all the proper rules for tea so she should host your Tea Party.
    So what project do you have in store for us now?πŸ€”

    • Thanks Kathie,
      It’s actually the most fun to pose Ten Ping with a tea cup because her hands can turn and actually hold the cup…
      I’m trying to decide who is next. At the same time I’m trying to get my living room curtains finished… we just totally finished the floor today. We had about 10 or 12 pieces of blue painters tape marking places on the floor where we wanted to check the underneath side and sand it down a bit. We just finished and it was a job…I didn’t think it would take half the day, but it did…
      So, I’ll have to decide who or what is next….
      Blessings, Jeanne

  10. What a nice collection. Shara is right, the best part is that they were gifts from friends.

  11. They are all so pretty. I should get out the ones I have acquired over the years and see what all I have, but I’m not sure I know where all of them are. That little cup Ten Ping is holding is just the right size for her! I really like the aqua (or maybe turquoise) one, but they are all nice. Even more special is the fact that they were gifts.

    • Hi Carolyn,
      Maybe you can find your things and set up a little tea party for your girls…they’d love it!
      I love that turquoise set too. That tray is wonderful!
      Thanks Carolyn,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  12. What an adorable collection of tea sets. I’m a big tea drinker, especially in the winter.
    I do have an adult sized tea set as well as one for my dolls that was made in Germany. It was my daughter’s from HearthSong years ago, but (you guessed it) was one of the items that came to me in the doll downsizing. It’s just a tad small, but similar to how the child sized tea sets are sometimes a bit under scale. I also have a very tiny one I found recently at Michael’s in the Blue Onion pattern. I have a coffee set from Germany in that pattern that was my great aunt’s. Unfortunately, the Michaels one doesn’t have a teapot as they’re meant to be jewelry charms. I ‘m going to use it for Samantha to serve tea to her Nutcracker doll and Merrythought bear. My plan is to make a table from one of those balsa wood ovals I just bought with a spool underneath and a piece of cloth on top. A 39 cent table should be good.
    If you don’t like tea, it’s probably because you haven’t found the right one. I like Harney’s teas, Bigelow Constant Comment, and Twinings Irish Breakfast.
    How nice that all the tea sets were gifts.

    • Thanks Laura,
      I could do the same thing for a table…do you have your girls stand up to be around the table? Maybe if the table was big enough, their legs would all be hidden underneath. I need to look for some tea party pictutes of AG dolls and see how others have placed them.

      My hubby had to give up coffee in the morning because it caused spasms in his bladder… (I guess too much caffeine ), but he’s been able to drink tea, so he has one called Bigelow with mint and likes it. I haven’t ever tried it…maybe I will…
      Thank you Laura,
      Blessings, Jeanne

      • Well, actually, the “table” is for the Nutcracker and bear. It’s as if Samantha (if she were a little girl) had a doll table for her dolls to sit at. I’m going to use a short enough spool that the beat and doll can be sitting on the display surface. I do want to make a table for my PC/AG girls, but need a piece of wood and to give some thought to legs and I haven’t gotten to that yet. I would have them sit under it on cushions or stand by it. I’m not going to worry about having chairs.
        I think the tea your husband has is Plantation Mint. I like that one iced.

        • Thanks Laura,
          I think I’ll just have my girls stand for their tea party. It’s much easier that way…and I could get some great shots of the girls from the waist up… of course now they need dresses…
          My hubby’s tea is Green Tea with mint…
          Thanks Laura,
          Blessings, Jeanne

  13. Charlotte Trayer says:

    What fun!

    I never had a tea set for my dollies, but I did have play dishes, and then my grandma’s best friend gave me the tea set She played with as a child. It’s not fine china, almost more like pottery, but white with little blue flowers. I actually put water in the teapot and drank it out of the little cups. I still have it! When I got it, it only had three cups and saucers, so I wonder if “aunt” Ruth maybe broke one when she was a child. There are a teapot and lid, sugar bowl and lid, and a creamer, too. Unfortunately a couple of the pieces had been broken (both lids, I think) and mom glued them together for me. I still have the set; considering I’m 71, I would imagine this set is about 120 years old! A cherished memento from someone who was special to our family when I was a child.

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