I'm a home schooling mom of 9, 5 boys and 4 girls, ages 1 1/2 to 21! Blissfully married for 22 years to a man who makes me laugh everyday. I love having tea with friends, with my hubby, or with a good book. I'm addicted to thrift shops and yard sales and love the thrill of the hunt! I enjoy cooking and entertaining. I love all things vintage, and the things in my home all have a story to tell.
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!