Tea and Omi’s Strudel

so glad you stopped by for (T)ea today


I had the special treat of having tea with my sweet Mutti

we used her pretty German Gentian dishes

and ate her scrumptious homemade apple strudel … which is usually my choice for my birthday meal … we each got an end piece … Love that dough … yummmm

then we got to looking through old photo albums

full of sweet memories and stories …  we’re still not sure how, but we ended up in the linen closet next … oh my

where was I when my parents were embroidering tablecloths together …


my Dad sitting on one end of the couch … my Mutti on the other … stitching away

one lovelier than the last … look below at how great the back looks even


as long as I can remember … my Mom has been creative … sewing, stitching, painting, cooking, gardening and more … an energizer bunny … my father was quite handy too … seemed he could repair anything … taking great pains and time to take something like a toaster apart … putting it back together again in perfect working order … he Loved to putter in the house and garden and was a master at needle point which I always thought was neat

funny that I just found out he embroidered too … how sweet is that … I think he secretly wanted to spend more time close to my Mom


it was blazing hot outside … none of these were ironed as they’d just come out of the linen closet for a little adoration and fresh air 😉

won’t you join us over at  Kimmie’s Art in Red Wagons and visit some of the other T Tuesday bloggers

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~Helen Keller



32 responses to “Tea and Omi’s Strudel

  1. you had me at “tea” but the embroidery is just over the top. such detailed small stitching, and the story that goes with it is so sweet…i Love the bridal photos too.

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  2. great tea today! loved the tea and your visit to you Mutti was fab, looks so yummy and how dear, your parents stitched together! now that is quite a Man who stitches and tinkers!! xoxox

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  3. A most lovely post ~ your love for your Mutti is so evident! Those dishes, dessert, and linens are too scumptious for words my dear! XO

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  4. fatmasplace

    leckerrrrrrrrrrrr, apfelstrudel mit vanilleeis …. genau richtig bei dem herrlichen wetter

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  5. What an amazing tea sampler to go with a sampling of your parents sewing skills and memories. I can tell you were raised in a very loving home. No wonder you are so creative. Happy, happy T(ea) Tuesday to you and your mom. Hope you have a great visit filled with even more loving memories.

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  6. Oh, Patty — what a rich and beautiful post, filled with such love. The details of the tea, the strudel — oh, I could almost taste it! — and those beautiful embroidered tablecloths. Your photo albums are a treasure, too — oh, how lovely to be able to wrap yourself in such loveliness, such warmth, such good thought.

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  7. What a wonderful, warming post! I can just imagine how much you enjoyed this visit. The china – FABULOUS, the pie – SCRUMPTIOUS, the linens – no words… I collect vintage cloths as well. But none of mine compare to these, just beautiful. A day to remember, huh?
    xx,
    Autumn

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  8. Patti your Mutti is a treasure..beautiful china pattern…never seen it before…no wonder you are so appreciative of BEAUTY…nature, handwork, recipes!

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  9. that is just so romantic!!! I somehow cannot picture my Dear Husband embroidering with me …. but we do have the t.v. …. I can knit while he watches his favorite shows ….. also romantic, in a way 🙂

    Happy T today!!! Kimmie

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  10. Don’t you just love the wonderful things–homemade 🙂

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  11. Hi Patty

    Oh I wish I was there to have tea with your Mutti and you!
    What could be nicer:
    beautiful selection of tea
    lovely gentian tea cups
    Scrummy strudel
    perusing the old photo album (looks amazing)
    fingering the embroidered linen AND…
    hearing her stories.

    YOU are so lucky Patty to have your sweet Mutti with you still.

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  12. Oh what a delightful read today! Love all the wonderful stitching topped off with homemade apple strudel, one of MY favorites!

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  13. Such sweet….and romantic even without the dazzling night and candles.

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  14. Such beautiful work… what a treasure to have…

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  15. Marilyn Rock

    Patty! What a heart warming post! I loved this right from the beginning with the tea and then the dishes, apple strudel – then the stitching – what gorgeous detail on the embroidery. And to think that your Dad helped your Mutti with it. I loved this post! Thank you! xxoo

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  16. Hi Patty, what a beautiful post, i love that your dad and mum embroidered together, thats just too sweet )))

    beautiful, beautiful pics too, love that studel, i can practically smell it…jenox

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  17. I was just blown away with your presentation.

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  18. Oh how fabulous!!! That’s so sweet that your parents embroidered together! I was going through vintage suitcases and looking at my old table cloths and bureau scarfs that I’ve picked up here and there, they’re embroidered also! Some of them will be in future books! I’ve finally posted some photos of some of my first pages…

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  19. Oh Patty dear!!! No wonder. It’s a genetic link. One mystery solved and a thousand more to go! These are just stunning…my deep adoration for your Mutti’s {adorable name, BTW} beautiful creations. But your little bits of telling your dad actually helped and one possible reason why….what a heartwarming story. LOVED the photo album shot…what a magnificent bride. You were right in your earlier post…Loved this post! Xo, Sue

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  20. oh … beautiful things . I love the tablecloths , the photos …. everything

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  21. That was so delightful, Patty. You just left me with a big smile on my face!

    Thank you!

    Suz

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  22. ‘White ginger pear tea’…. now that sounds gorgeous! Loved reading this post Patty and the photos of your mum are just wonderful; she looks like a film star.
    Hugs
    Linda x

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  23. Hi Patty!
    Great post! and beautiful photos… and you know I love tea so as all russian do…
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  24. ooo how lovely!! a breath of fresh air is what your lovely photos have sent my way! your Mutti was a lovely bride…and your papa?? how touching that he sewed with her…sigh…you truly are a lucky gull…

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  25. Hello Patty!!
    What gorgeous linens these are, with beautiful stories and memories to accompany them ~ priceless!!
    xo,
    Gaye

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  26. Trickle down talent- you obviously got it from your parents!! Beautiful stuff!!

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  27. These are amazing! Happy T!

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  28. Beautiful embroidery! I have my mother’s and grandmothers (both of them) and love to take them out and hold them every once in a while! I love the fact your father joined in the sewing activity! hugs,

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  29. A great quote to go with a great photographic journey. Wonderful memories.

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  30. Gorgeous needlework, Patty. I think it is so sweet that your dad embroidered along with your mother. I loved to embroider when I was a preteen (and maybe even in my teens). I’d sit with my grandmother and we both did needlework. But none of mine looked like your beautiful inherited artwork.

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  31. What a wonderful post this was/is!! The streudel looks so delicious! And those cloths….oh my! And it’s amazing your dad stitched with her. How wonderful is that! No wonder you are so gifted, Patty! I hope you ended up with most of those cloths! hee hee!

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