Sunday, March 22, 2009

Have Tea With Me

Good day everyone! I want to give a heartfelt thank you to Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey for mentioning me on her blog and sending her friends over my way to leave comments on my first post. I can't express my gratitude for all your kind words and encouragement! When I first saw that I had 11 comments, I thought my husband and kids left comments for me. After all, who else would have read my blog? What a surprise that my blog had reached people outside my kitchen counter!I wish I could give each one of you a great, big hug. I truly feel like I've made new friends.

I thought I'd share with you some pictures of a "Pretty in Pink" baby shower tea I was honored to host for a friend who had her first daughter after 6 boys in a row! It was a family affair with my husband polishing all the silver, my younger ones setting the tables, me making and garnishing the tea sandwiches, sweets, and savories, and my older kids plating and serving. Now that's teamwork!
Here's the yummy dessert table.
My friend did a nice job arranging the fresh fruit, don't you think?
The picture frame held the tea menu: Cornucopia Salad, Curry Chicken on Croissant, Watercress & Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches, Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwiches, Mini Quiche, Assorted Savory Puff Pastries, Scone with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Fruit, and 8 types of teas. Is your mouth watering yet?
Here is the beverage table with strawberry lemonade.

This is one of the tables set in the parlor across from the dining room.
This is the main table in the dining room.


I felt privileged to serve and pamper these lovely, hard working moms for the afternoon. Many of them commented at how the felt like "ladies" again. Mission accomplished!

Love,
Lorna

7 comments:

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Lorna, glad you got some visitors from my blog. Your tea pictures are wonderful.The food looks so yummy ! Do you have a recipe for the strawberry lemonade ? It sounds so good .

krystyna said...

Congratulations for great start!
Todays post is so sweet.
Thanks for sharing!

Have a good day!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. What sweet things you said!

I'm so excited I inspired you to start your own blog. That is wonderful.

I love your tea party. It looked like it was a perfect setting for a shower. Everything turned out so pretty! Great job!

I'm off to read more of your blog now. Hope you will continue to stop by my blog so we can get to know each other better.

Hugs,
Joanne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hello! Welcome to blogland, I started off as you did, not even knowing what a blog was now I'm addicted LOL!! I can't believe your friend had 6 boys before her little girl, she was determined, I have 3 boys and decided no more!
Hugs~Kelly

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a pretty and delicious looking party. I just noticed that you joined by "followers" list. So glad you did, because it got me over here to see your pretty blog. I'll be back to visit often. laurie

Suzie said...

I found your blog through Cheryl's Facinatingfinds today. I love your tea party posting very much and I would love to have a sweet tea party at my house too! I am a new to blogging world and still struggling to learn how to blog, yet it's so fun!!..:D

Joyce said...

The tea shower looks beautiful and the food looks delicious. Your first post was adorable. I am a newbie also so I am in the same boat figuring all this out but we will sure have fun in the weeks ahead learning and making new friends!
Joyce

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