Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Tea Tablescape



Welcome, dear Bloggers! It's so nice to be back after such a prolonged absence and to be able to participate in Susan's Tablescape Thursday once again. Today, I'd like to invite you to a Christmas Tea and Cookie Exchange. Sit back, relax, and let me pour you a cuppa!





This tablescape has real food on it. Imagine that!

Simple tea fare can look so elegant with careful presentation, don't you agree?

Smoked salmon on sourdough, anyone?

Perhaps some curry chicken on croissant instead?


Oh, but you must have the cucumber and mint sandwiches!



Some fresh fruit to cleanse the palette. Incidentally, the crystal stemware are a Goodwill find. Ssshh, don't tell.



Please, help yourself to a Mimosa.



The crystal salad plates were a great find at a favorite antique mall. I purchased 11 for about a dollar a piece.


My sister made these place cards at the last minute. Aren't they cute?
My husband and I started collecting these pieces when we first got married. The pattern is Holly Holiday, purchased from a department store that's no longer in existence. Fortunately, we were able to collect enough for a seating of 16 before they went out of business.






Here's a sampling of the goodies on our cookie exchange table.










What's a tea without scones. Here are my currant scones, served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and jam, of course!



For dessert, I made individual pumpkin trifles.





Merry Christmas, dear ones, from me, my mom, and sis!



Till next time,

18 comments:

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Everything is laid out so beautifully. And your delicacies have me wanting a bite of everything!! Lovely!

Janie's World said...

Wow! Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

Kammy said...

Hi Lorna!!
You sure do know how to throw a party - WOW ! The food looked so good as do all your pretty settings !
Kammy

Linda said...

Everything looks soooo good...thanks for sharing with all of us.

Blesings,
Linda

vignette design said...

Yum, everything looks so delicious! --Delores

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Lorna, this is just absolutely stunning. I love everything. All of your dishes are so beautiful and your dining room is gorgeous. You have layed out all of the food in such a fabulous display. Your tiered servers are just so pretty with everything presented in such a beautiful manner. I am going to borrow some of your ideas for the presentation, they are all just wonderful. All of the food looks soooooooo good. The guests look like they are having a great time and I know they really enjoyed this beautiful get together. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! I want one of everything! This is lovely and your food looks wonderful. I love your china! I have a very inexpensive holly pattern from Gibson that I love, but yours is stunning! Thanks for your kind visit to my table -- you're always welcome!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Lorna, nice to meet you. You sure know how to throw a party. What a great presentation. I love all the thrift store finds and your holly dishes are beautiful. Glad you got the placesetting you watnted before the store closed. Thank you for swinging by and saying hello. Pop in any 'ole time. hugs ~lynne~

Deanna said...

Dear Lorna,
I so enjoyed and delighted in viewing your pretty post today.
This was great fun for me as I sit in ole cold Kansas!
Your site warmed my heart.
The food looks delicious.
May you have a Merry Christmas,
d from homehaven

Joyce said...

Lorna,
I love your blog and your tea was wonderful. When is it next year so I can invite myself and fly in:) Just kidding!
Joyce

Jeanette said...

Is it possible to gain weight while reading a blog? I think so! Everything looked delicious! The tablescape was beautiful.

Mimi said...

What a beautifully set table and look at all the delicious looking food! I love the pattern of your Christmas dishes. Gotta ask...did anyone go away hungry? LOL!

food with style said...

fabulous party!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now this is my kind of party! Everything looks beautiful and the food...yum! Thanks for visiting me, please come back!

Sue

~ Sonny ~ said...

wow Lorna. beautiful table display and ultra yummy food too. It doesnt get better than this.~!
Sonny

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness! I just gained weight LOOKING at this beautiful food. What a wonderful spread of food. laurie

xinex said...

Oh you all look so lovely, Lorna. So nice to see you again, where have you been? Your post made me very hungry, Everything looks so good.....Christine

Ebie said...

Hi Lorna, sorry for this late visit. I was off line for the latter part of December (was in a car accident) Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.

You have a very beautiful family and everything is well set for the holidays with your fine china and its accessories.

I guess home schooling has kept you busy.

Good luck and I will see you around.

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