The other day my niece came over for a visit after school. Thinking I should make the visit special (because I promised I would) my mom suggested… Tea for two… or well Shirley Temples for two!

I love doing all things with as little expense as possible, so here is my spin of turning “junk” to beauty.

Using random items around the house tea for two began to take shape. For the table cloth I went to my fabric stash and picked a solid light tan fabric. I do have to say it was “meant” to be, it fit PERFECT! The brown napkins… errr… I mean brown place mats, I dug in the dresser filled with all the “special occasion” napkins and linens. We usually use them for Thanksgiving, but a six year old won’t remember that.


Above is the tea, cold, fizzy, red, and with a hint of cherry… “Tea” a.k.a. Shirley Temple. The cups are from a grandmothers past which we are lucky enough to say find there home in our cupboards.

Next up…. in the words of my Grandma Ermie… It is time to have “a little lunch”


Personally the picture tells the story. I mean what little girl and “big” girl would not love mine sandwiches with flower shaped cheese on top!!! Oh! and the flower toothpicks courtesy the cake decorating section of the house. You know that area that holds all the random food colorings, candles, cupcake papers and ….. flower toothpicks for on top of cupcakes.

Also, there seems to have been a red food coloring thief in the area!?  Who is out of red food coloring in ALL of the food coloring boxes!?! … maybe me….

 Always save the best for last….. that we did!


Strawberry Shortcakes in wine glasses. Now that is fancy!

Who every said you have to drink tea at a tea party!