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Grammy's House is a term affectionately used by our two grandchildren, Xavier and Sophia. Our sweet Sophia, resides here with us. We named our 100 year old Victorian home Rose Water Cottage when we moved here, in June of 2011. It is quite a haven for grownups who are weary of being grownups. So, welcome to our storybook world...where magic happens every day.
Blessings,
Christie

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Pajamas and a Tea Party

No matter how young or how old we are...we girls love a new set of pajamas...
...a pretty new nightgown...
...a new pair of slippers...

They just feel so good. Especially when it's cold outside, and there's no where she has to be.
So when one receives all 3...well, let's just say...
a girl might not ever come out of them!

Sophia's new jammies and bunny boots (as she calls her new slippers) arrived in the mail...


...and she was pretty excited.  They are very good for hopping.

Commence hopping.

On this chilly morning
we had enjoyed reading through some tales,
and I had begun my knitting time (a new Tasha Tudor inspired Cottage Shawl, for me) with the softest new yarn, Frog Tree's Alpaca Sport ....(acquired at my favorite place to knit, crochet, receive needed instruction..The Joy of Knitting shop, here in Franklin)


Sophia was wearing her pretty new gown.

Scout popped out from between the table and Grammy's Rocker ...wondering what Phia was up to, for she's ALWAYS up to SOMETHING interesting...


she looked awfully busy...


she was 'tidying up'...
 as they say on Peppa Pig...her most favorite show.
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Grammy is teaching her that she must tidy up one mess before beginning another...
...and there is always, always another mess on the way...
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This lovely new mess requires a basket filled with tea party goodies...


....and a sweet old cloth that is just the right size for impromptu tea party picnics..


...requiring several goes at getting it to lay, just so...


Now onto the guest list. 
There's Winnie bear and Grammy rabbit...


They love each other.
She leans on him, because he never ever falls over.

Then there is Really Old Bear
(not to be confused with Old Bear, who is the star of Jane Hissey's books)

He is a lighter shade of mohair...a very, very old shade...

Looking over Really Old Bear and the tea tray...
..Phia takes inventory.
Hmmmmmm what else do I need...



tea pot...check...a tea cup...


yes..


two tea cups...check...

Now to feed Winnie bear...


Oh...it's too hard to reach him...
must adjust the seating arrangement...


Oh, alright, Winnie bear...just come sit in my lap..


I will feed you.

Now... it is time for Really Old Bear's nap...for he is really really old...



Phia fixes and fixes until she gets his covers just right...


Really Old Bear looks so comfy... Maybe Phia will just slip right in there next to him...


Now of course, this went on for several more minutes, with several more tries,
but, alas, poor Sophia failed to achieve the same level of comfiness as Really Old Bear.
She is most comfy in her very own room,
in her very own bed..



reading books to Little Teddy.

We are very excited that Christmas is just around the corner, although it is very difficult explaining this to one little girl who, upon waking each morning, asks,
"Is it Kissmiss?"

Soon little Phia....soon.

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Our love for Tasha Tudor and Christmastide is reflected on our dining table....


The yellow ware bowl belonged to our beloved Tasha.  I was incredibly fortunate to find it on a website, The World of Tasha Tudor... Cellar Door Books.
It is perfect for pomanders and pinecones.
The tiny book of hers, The Bouquet, was found after quite an online search.
Sweet treasures resting alongside the Tudor family's hand-dipped beeswax candles.

Blessings, friends.





3 comments:

  1. I really enjoy "our" playtime. Thank you for inviting me!

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  2. I wish those bunny slippers came in my size! New jammies really are the best, aren't they? They are still my favorite gift (besides books of course.) Though she's 4 years younger, I do think Alice and Sophia would definitely be bosom buddies if they got together- they have a lot of the same interests! xx

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  3. Oh, how I DO love the many adventures of Phia! She keeps my childhood make-believe needs fulfilled! I love to see her busy about her day doing such fun little things! Cute, cute little nightie, too! And, dear girl, is there ANYTHING that you cannot do?! Knitting a Tasha Tudor shawl?! Tasha would be proud! One day I will learn to knit. Happy 6 days before Christmas! xoxo

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