Monday, December 10, 2012

Two Christmas Tea Parties

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a good week and enjoying this special Christmas season!

Today I want to share with you two Christmas Teas  I recently gave at the farm cottage.  The cottage was all decorated for Christmas, just waiting for a tea party!  The first tea was given for two sweet friends, Sue on the left and Wendy on the right in the picture.  I attended a wonderful Tea at Sue's lovely home a few weeks ago and enjoyed it so much!







I placed the table in front of the fireplace and Christmas tree.  I used my white crochet tablecloth my friend from Florida gave me and set the table with my Moss Rose china.






First course for the tea was spinach quiche and pumpkin soup served in vintage clear glass snack sets (forgot to take a picture!).  On the three tier tray I had cream scones along with devonshire cream and homemade raspberry jam.  Next were the savories which were chicken salad in parmesan shells, ham salad on pumpernickel bread, turkey with cranberry and cream cheese spread on wheat bread.  Sweets were chocolate brownies, whipped cream tarts, madalines, and gingerbread squares with orange cream   I served mock champagne (half apple juice and half sparkling white grape juice) along with Nottingham Scottish Breakfast tea and a tea called "Snowflake" from the tea room Tea Leaves and Thyme in Woodstock, Ga.


  

The next day I invited my dear daughter (in foreground) and friend Kim to come for tea.




I served the same menu, only changed the tea set to a mismatched collection of teacups and dessert plates.



















After I took the pictures I realized the teapot  wasn't in any of the photos!  So I quickly took one!  I recently found this Sadler teapot at a thrift store for $12.98.  Great buy!  I knew both of the girls preferred green tea so I served  Touch of Organic Mango green tea, and World Market organic white pomegranate.



It was such a fun two days for me, enjoying tea with my daughter and friends.  A wonderful blessing!

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share my Christmas tea with you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

I'll be joining the following parties this week:  Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, White Wednesday, Share Your Cup Thursday, Teacup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, Feathered Nest Friday, Show and Tell Friday, and Pink Saturday.

37 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love all the white, sure looks like a white christmas. The tree is so lovely. I know your friends enjoyed all your goodies.

kitty said...

Nancy, what a lovely setting for your wonderful tea parties. The menu sounds fabulous and I just know that everyone appreciated all the detail that you put into the parties.

Johanna said...

Hi Nancy,
whow, what a gorgeous crochet tablecloth. That looks so winterly and elegant. And your china is beautiful, too. I guess al the Ladies had fun with the settings. Thank you for sharing your special days. Have a wonderful Christmas time.
Best greetings, Johanna

jayneonweedstreet said...

You are a wonderful hostess - what a treat to be invited to your tea parties!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

How lovely Your home is beautiful...very white and ethereal. You must have had wonderful times for your tea parties. Your setting is marvelous!
Ruth

Millie said...

So lovely! Your guests were so lucky..

Lavender Cottage said...

The perfect place for your tea parties; I love the tree and decor. Nice menu too.

Amy Jo said...

How beautiful! I love your tree and all of your lovely dishes.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

xinex said...

So charming and cozy! Pretty crocheted table cloth. The goodies look delicious and the teapot and cups are lovely...Christine

Rosemary said...

Such lovely tea parties... beautiful table settings and such a sweet tree. Your bargain teapot makes me jealous! Great find!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty room for tea, Nancy. I like your white tree and it sounds like your teas were lovely. The treats look delicious and I like your teacup with the fleur de lis on it as well as the Sadler teapot; very pretty! Thank you, my friend, for sharing this and coming to my Christmas tea. It's always a pleasure to have you. Have a lovely week.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Pamela Gordon said...

Your cottage looks so pretty and I love your white Christmas tree. Both the tea parties look lovely and the menu sounds delicious. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Your tree is gorgeous, and I love all the whites including your pretty fireplace. I like your china and your tiered server too.

Joy said...

How pretty and delicious everything looks! Love the mismatched china table setting. And your pretty teapot was a real find!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'd love to come to tea with all those pretty decorations and beautiful china! Glad you had such a great two days.

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful pink and white tea. Love the little (and big) trees, and the roses and lace.

Tea in England said...

Hi Nancy, Thanks for stopping by my [other] blog. You have some of the most beautiful tea things and I love all your tea parties! What is the name of the pattern of the teacup in your header banner? It's beautiful! I just love transferware....

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful tea and I love all of the pretty rose spray tea cups. Have a great week.
~Clara

The Teaist said...

So sweet and dreamlike in the pinks and pastels! A nice twist on the usual Christmas colours :)

Linking up and wishing you a very Merry Christmas :)

Magnolia Cottage said...

What a beautiful Christmas tea setting infront of your fireplace. I love your white Christmas tree and pretty chandy! Your menu sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas.
Lisa

Terri said...

You have a beautiful cozy place for tea! I love your fireplace and the tree how you decorated it. I know you friends must have been thrilled to be there. I am glad you are having a good holiday season.
Thanks so much for sharing the tea and your beautiful tea cups.
Hugs,
Terri

jeanetteann said...

It all looks so cosy by the fire. I so love a white tree,although I haven't one this year.
All your china is beautiful. What a fun way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas. You have a very pretty daughter. xx

Tea in Texas said...

Love all your tea parties for a great way to celebrate with family and friends! Your pretty tree by the table is lovely with the pink hues. The treats look delicious and tasty! Yummy!

Micupoftea~ said...

Your daughter is lovely. WHat an elegant setting. Love the crown on your tree :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

So pretty! Two beautiful tea parties. I just love the the 5 Th photo down with the "JOY" ornament sparkly and bright.
Karen

Melissa said...

How wonderful! I don't think I've ever been to a tea party before. You did a lovely job.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, all your pink and white looks like a fairy tale! I love it,
Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday.
~Dorothy

Mary Ellen said...

Oh what pretty tea parties!!! I love your tree especially that wonderful crown topper!!!!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Lovely decor, is that a crown tree topper? Fabulous!


Gabriela

relevanttealeaf said...

You've been a busy lady, Nancy! How nice that your daughter shares your love of tea and tea parties. I'm glad you remembered to take a picture of the Sadler teapot because it's beautiful - so delicate looking. And about all I love your white Christmas tree! BEAUTIFUL photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Tami Kenner said...

Well anyone invited to that tea party sure got a treat! Every little detail was so thought out and special.
Loved it!!
HPS...xo Tami

Donna Heber said...

Wow, I'm not quite sure what to say Nancy! Your home is stunning and I love your tree and fireplace. I can't stop looking at your Moss Rose china - so pretty with a delicate pattern. Thank you for sharing your tea parties with us.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Everything is so pretty and girly! Love it!

kitty said...

Hi dear Nancy, I posted about my wonderful gifts today. I hope you can check it out. Happy week before Christmas!

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings, my sweet new friend!
I am so deeply touched by your beautiful post and lovely home. As I read the script on your fireplace my heart was warmed. "May the soft wind of heaven, blow gently through this home." How precious...and, evident of God's presence there among you at your lovely tea party.
Merry Christmas!
Carolynn xxx

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, it is all so very beautiful. How wonderful that you got to hold two teas and not just one. I am sure that they all loved it. The teapot and cups are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'
Hugs,
Jann

Bernideen said...

The tree, tea sets and decor are all divine!!! Wonderful post!