Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Forgot!!!

To take pictures of our tea this past Sunday!!


I came home from work today and set the tables all over again!

I had 3 tables, 4 ladies at each table

I ended up using a variety of colored napkins, instead of just the pink and purple......and I mixed and matched the silverware....aqua and white. My friend Maria, the invitation maker, AKA Maria Stewart, made umbrella tablecloths for two of the tables.  The bright colors and rainbow ric rac added so much color to the tables, I didn't need anything else on the tables.

The ladies are asked to bring their own tea cups, but today for the photo op, I added mine to the table.

Of course, I couldn't duplicate the amazing food the gals brought to share....tea sandwiches, a warm spinach pasta salad, fresh fruit, Waldorf salad, a jello salad with marshmallows, a green salad, and a caprese salad.

And the desserts were to die for! A mocha cake, and an angel food cake with pineapple, topped with fresh berries and Cool Whip!

Maria had seen a dessert dish by Martha Stewart in a magazine, and wanted to do something similar for our tea desserts. We went to the dollar store and came home with just the thing!

And what Maria made were these little dessert stands!

I can't believe that I forgot to take pictures! Any Hoo, at least you can get an idea of what a wonderful time we had on Sunday at tea! I always enjoy having the ladies over, it reminds me of how lucky I am to have such terrific friends!



  1. Oh, Chris, I'm so happy to see your pictures - even though you had to recreate the scene :) Everything's so colorful and pretty! I've never seen rainbow rick-rack before, and those dessert stands with the cups & saucers are so cute. Did she glue them together? Must remember that idea!
    xo Jane

  2. What great and cheery place settings. The dessert servers are so cute I bet people forgot to look at the desserts! Thanks for creating the moment for us!

  3. Love it! So summery and sweet!! Your backyard looks so beautiful! xo Heather

  4. What a fun tablescape! Love those bold, primary colors! Those dessert servers and so cool!



  5. Hi Chris! Nice to meet you. thanks for stopping by and for becoming my newest follower! I see you are a garage sale lover too. Hey, you never know what you might find! Looks like you had a nice time at your tea. I love to hav them too!


  6. Now you are one dedicated blogger to recreate the event for pictures! lol!

  7. Chris, that looks so cute. I love the colors and the way the saucers are on top of the tea cups. It sounds like such fun!

  8. Thanks for coming over to visit me and follow..so I have done the same! How adorable your tea party looked!

  9. scottquilt@comcast.netAugust 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    We all had a great time! But then we always do! Very sorry you had to go to so much work to re-create the scene of the crime... The wreath was stunning, by the way.

  10. Wow, Chris, such a charming setting and cheery tables. LOVE the stacked teacups and saucers....such a cool idea.