Friday, August 20, 2010

Letter Ladies Tea

My August tea party for the "letter ladies" was a success.   11 ladies attended and almost all wore hats.   Not all of the hats were traditional tea party hats, but hats none the less!  It was the spirit behind the hats the mattered.   I just loved Rachel's cowboy hat - she put a flower in it just for me!   Sorry I did not get a picture that.  Speaking of pictures, I have a few but they are not the best quality.  Honestly, after all the preparations, I didn't even think about taking pictures until it was almost too late!

This my friend Debbie in her beautiful Elsie Massey hat.  It just fits her doesn't it? 
We enjoyed the usual tea party fare:   Egg Salad sandwiches, Chicken Salad made with pineapple and toasted almonds that I put inside of partially hollowed out rolls, zuchinni bread with apricot jam, mini french vanilla cupcakes with lavendar frosting, and wonderful blueberry cobbler.   The blueberry cobbler recipe came from Angela at  http://teawithfriends.blogspot.com/    It turned out awesome, I was a little afraid to put the punch cups in the oven, but they did fine and nothing broke!  And they really were a hit.  Thank you Angela for sharing that recipe.   Here are pictures of the food, again sorry for the quality.  

  
  
And guess what?  I almost forgot about the tea!  I had the water hot and ready, sugar cubes and honey, tea cups and spoons, but no tea!   At the last minute I put some assorted tea bags on the cart.  Bad show really!   I had intended to brew some very nice Strawberry tea that I purchased at Bernideen's,  you can visit her here:   http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/    We used tea bags instead and the ladies chose their own flavor.

3 comments:

  1. I've forgotten things at family dinners, and the funny thing is no one really notices. What a nice idea you have with your letters! Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

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  2. Oh, wow, I am so thrilled to hear you made and enjoyed those teacup cobblers! Thank you so much for your kind comments, Jocelyne!

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  3. Hello Jocelyn, I have a mother in law that grew up making tea sandwiches of rolled egg salad and chicken salad and smoked salmon and cucumber. She was always asked and always made
    the 'dainties' for church functions and celebrations! Of course they were accompanied by the best brewed coffee,( she was 1/2 Norwegian) and/ or tea, which I grew to love because of her. It sounds to me as though the 2 of you share the same passion! Tea parties make those who attend them, feel special. I wish I could have been there for yours!
    elizabeth

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