Teatime With Friends
There is nothing like an afternoon spent with friends drinking tea, munching on goodies and catching up with one another.
That is precisely what happened this afternoon when these three lovely ladies joined me for a tea party at my home. Not only was I lucky enough to have worked with these awesome women but we also continue to be friends in retirement.
A tea party takes a little planning and I had a fun time getting ready over the past few weeks. Like shopping for these cute plates and napkins at a local shop called Dreamweaver.
And no tea party is complete without yummy cakes and sweets arranged on a tiered plate. This plate is an antique gifted to me by my husband's grandmother. I was so pleased to be able to use it for my tea party.
This refreshing lemon/orange water was served in a pitcher that was a wedding gift when the Mr. and I were married.
I enjoyed displaying some of my collection of teapots that I have picked up at antique stores and thrift stores. By the way, the teapot in the first picture of this post belonged to my mother-in-law and was part of her wedding dishes when she married my husband's father.
And it was fun to use some of my Longaberger baskets and pottery on the food and beverage tables.
I had fun yesterday creating this sign to display on the food table. Let me show you how I created this and perhaps you would like to make a similar sign.
I started by gathering various stickers and scrapbook paper purchased at A.C. Moore, scissors and pencil.
I then traced around the back of the frame...
Cut it out and taped it to the back of the frame. I used a frame that was missing the glass.
It was then just a matter of arranging the stickers attractively, sticking them on and replacing the back into the frame. And easy peasy craft anyone can do. I'm good with stickers!
And as you can see, I always have a furry helper nearby!
I wish you could have come to my tea party! How do you like to entertain? Do you cook and bake or keep it simple and buy your goodies? Hope you will leave a comment and share your thoughts. And Jeanette and Carolyn, if you are reading, we sure missed you!
Until Next Time,