Welcome to the Lace and Ivy Cottage and the very first Tea Time Tuesday!
Thank you, Barb @ Grits and Glamour for hosting this fun, new event. Make sure to visit her to see more tea themed splendor!
This premier of Tea Time Tuesday couldn't have come at a better time, because my mom, sister, and I threw a cozy little tea party for Mother's Day. My mom was visiting from the Philippines and my sister from New York and it's been years since we've all been together. We spent the evening sharing recipes and setting up my tea things. My sis and I were up until 2 a.m. chatting, and up again early the next morning assembling sandwiches, making salads, baking, and arranging flowers. My aunt joined us in the afternoon for our tea party.
The photos are courtesy of my sis and her fancy camera. Here are some samplings of the tea accoutrements.
I got this idea of using colored sugar crystals from a tea room I had visited. It's a lot of fun for the children to use.
I served a Paris blend and Pomegranate Oolong by Harney and Sons.
I finally got to use my tea pot warmer I bought from Old Town Temecula last month.
This is one of my favorite teacups.
Do you remember this English tea pot I found at a thrift shop? Here she is again in all her glory.
I truly enjoy the whole tea experience and serving my guests.
My aunt and Mom had a lot of catching up to do. What a better way to do it than over tea!
Here's my beautiful sis and my darling daughter.
Unfortunately, not everyone in my family is as civilized and refined as my 4 year old daughter. Case in point...
Be sure to visit again. I'll be posting more about this tea this week.
Till next time,