Taken Root

Taken Root

We had several guests join us for tea this week, an aunt, a couple of our cousins, & my daughter's best friend. Not all of our teas are this elaborate. As a matter fact all of the treats were store-bought so that we had time to decorate the table.

An Orange Teatime

An Orange Teatime

This morning we chose to celebrate the color orange. The girls made a centerpiece with orange paper flowers and a paper chain. We pulled out our orange demitasse cups with saucers and used our rainbow-colored, Santa Fe tea pot. 

Dreamy Day

Dreamy Day

Thank you so much for the wonderful idea of poetry teatimes; we’ve been loving this new addition to our week. 

Worth a Little Chaos

Worth a Little Chaos

I don't know what it is about poetry teatime that makes it so special. I can't exactly say why it works. Is it the fancy teacups or the tiny cubes of sugar? Could it possibly be the allure of the store bought blueberry muffins? 

Nourishing Souls and Minds

Nourishing Souls and Minds

The kids and I have been adding poetry to our morning time, but the whole idea of tea, sweets, tea sandwiches, and poetry, sounded too great of an idea to pass up.

Quite a Keepsake

Quite a Keepsake

Only our second poetry tea time. We served "A La PB&J," "Bologna Sandwicha," mini candy cookies, fresh strawberries with "Mr. Lipton's raspberry ice tea."

The Endearing Art of Poetry Teatime

The Endearing Art of Poetry Teatime

Guest Post by Melissa of Soaring Arrows

At first glance one may assume Poetry Teatime is some old fashioned, boring, homeschool Mom trend that has kids rolling their eyes faster than one can pronounce the word haiku. When I first caught on to this wonderful trend inspired by the Brave Writer lifestyle, my husband reminded me not to get my expectations too high. I do often think my ideas are much better than they play out, so it’s usually good for him to keep me grounded in my homeschool Mom fantasies. Instead it caught my littles by wild fire.

Our Favorite Moment of the Week

Our Favorite Moment of the Week

Poetry tea time is our family’s favorite homeschool lifestyle practice adapted from Brave Writer. Even my boys love poetry tea time and the little one begs for “poetry but not tea” every day. I must admit that I totally bribed my kids into loving poetry with sweet treats and a lovely table scape.