Wednesday, March 11, 2009

An Invitation to Tea

Who will wear the most outrageous hat?

The prettiest dress?

Who will bring flowers for the hostess?

Shall we plan the menu?

Tea-of course! English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Earl Grey…
Scones with clotted cream…
Little finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off…
Shortbread cookies shaped like hearts...

The table in the morning room is set for a ladies tea. Everyone will choose their cup and a fancy lace napkin. I’ll use mum-in-law’s china-it has a lovely rose in the center. The tablecloth is Grandma’s wedding ring quilt. It is in all the right pastel shades. The early afternoon sun coming through the window throws a rainbow of light on our festivities.
Everyone will leave with a box of treats tied up with a pretty ribbon to remember this day.

One lump or two?

Oh it has been a pleasant day!

"For every happy smile, the world

Whirls on its way with less of care".

I'm glad you could join us for tea on Tablescape Thursday.
I must say the afternoon slipped by rather quickly.
I'll just relax in my favorite chair after bidding goodbye to my friends.


ceekay said...

Beautiful rose dishes. And great job on the post!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I would love to have tea with you, and you did such a wonderful job on this post! From the menu to the pretty service sitting on that adorable quilt. It's lovely!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!


Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do believe I'll have two lumps! Thank you.

Myrna said...

Pinkies out, girls!! ;-)
Lovely tablescape!! Great job!

Candy said...

Lovely Victorian tea!
Cheers, Candy

Chandy said...

Lovely table and that dinnerware is just divine!

PAT said...

A very pretty post! The dishes are beautiful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings

Susan said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday


Mary said...

Such a pretty table! And good heavens, that stained glass window!!!!!!!!! I love the idea of using your grandmother's quilt as a tablecloth. The whole table is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cathy said...

Hi Cathy,
I recently discovered Tablescape Thursday so I am making the rounds. I have had such fun exploring your site. I love old homes what a treasure you own! From another Cathy