Sunday, September 29, 2013

Afternoon Tea

Hello and welcome!  On my last post I mentioned a Afternoon Tea Party  my friend Sue and I were hosting at my little farm cottage.  Today I thought I would share the lovely afternoon with you!  First though,  Sue from  serenitea-sb  wrote a wonderful post about the tea.  If you like, please see her blog for more pictures of the afternoon.

My first picture is of the little farm cottage where the tea was held.  Miss Matilda is sitting in the rocker with a cup of tea close by, waiting to welcome the guests!



 



I took a few pictures of the tearoom before guests arrived.  I used my Mom's rose dishes, and some Moss rose dishes I've been collecting.















For favors I filled floral containers with a teapot sugar cookie, a truffle, and  a tea bag.







Sue is busy pouring tea for our guests.







The first course was a delicious apple soup and cheese crackers, that Sue made.  Then came the three tiered trays with scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets.











We served American Classic loose leaf tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation.







Before tea time the guests were invited to visit my little bedroom next to the tea room.















Plenty of hats for the party!







A little reading nook in the bedroom.











Lot's of wonderful memories were made at this Tea party!  Certainly a day to remember!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  A Return to Loveliness, Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea,  Share Your Cup Thursday,and Show and Tell Friday.

28 comments:

Rosetta said...

E' un bellissimo té-party!Tante belle cose!Ciao,Rosetta

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Lovely...Your cottage is beautiful and I love all your little touches.

Terri said...

Oh my goodness, what a perfect tea party! Your little cottage is really dreamy! It is such a perfect place of peace. I am sure your friends really appreciate all you do to share a lovely experience with them.
Everything really does look amazing.
Hugs,
Terri

Miss Jane said...

Your photos are great! I've enjoyed the cottage and the tea room!:)

Bernideen said...

This has been a real TREAT to see. How perfect for your own personal "tearoom". I love the tables and the foods and decor!

relevanttealeaf said...

Dear Nancy, I loved seeing your cute farm cottage/tea room, with Matilda sitting on the front porch welcoming everyone to the tea party! Your favors are so cute and the tiered servers of food look delicious! The "Petals" three-tiered server caught my eye immediately since I collect petals dishware. I have one of the servers too, as well as the teapot rug that I saw in one of the photos. Your bedroom is so cozy and I love the hat stand filled with tea-time hats. Cute reading nook too. Thanks for taking me to your tea party vicariously! Have a great week!
Hugs, Phyllis

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It looks WONDERFUL! Love the little cottage!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh so lovely!!! I love your little cottage! So much fun to have a big girl playhouse tea-room! Thank you for sharing it with us. I feel like I was actually there with you! Blessings to you and yours today!

Susan Boback said...

Even a week later, I viewed the pictures as though it was a first-time visit. You certainly have a talent for decorating, and welcoming others in. I was able to take away new ideas for serving, and much more. May your quiet moments continue to be blessed with fond memories and tea time treats, Sue of sereniTea-sb

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a perfectly lovely day - I got a little distracted because I went over to Sue's blog to read and got carried away - both blogs are delightful and you are so fortunate to have such a close, nearby friend. Your home is delightful.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh how nice, I would have loved to have been one of your guests!
Your cottage is so pretty and your food presentations are nice too.
Have a great week,
Gina

Sylvia said...

I love your little red cottage. The Tea and goodies looks so yummy. I visited the American Classic Tea Plantation in Charleston, August of 2010, it was so interesting seeing how the tea leaves were harvested.
Thanks for sharing your Tea with us.

Stephanie said...

Such a lovely and charming tea time :) It would have been delightful to have been one of your guests. Thank you for sharing and may you have a blessed week. Hugs!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Nancy, your little cottage is so charming and Matilda is adorable sitting on the front porch. Lovely china and tea treats too and your bedroom is dreamy. I would loved to have been one of your guests. Thank you for sharing your lovely tea with us and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Nancy, Your cottage is adorable! Beautiful! Stylish! Reminds me of Carolyn Aiken's little cottages on her property. You are fortunate to have such a nice spot to serve a tea. And what a tea party it was! Beautiful surroundings and great looking food. Love the dishes too. Have a great week!
Beth

Millie said...

What a delightful Tea party!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Nancy. I have enjoyed so much looking back over some of your posts I have missed recently. Your flowers are the prettiest I have seen and your tea parties are amazing. I love the little red farm cottage that you share with us. I wish I could take tea with you for real, but I certainly enjoy it in my fantasy dreams. So pretty..Happy Monday..Judy

Tea in Texas said...

I would love to visit your precious cottage and have a tea party at this special place! Your photos of all the lovely tea fare is so tempting! The bedroom is a darling place to rest and enjoy! Have a great week!

Pam

The Victorian Girl said...

Your farm cottage is absolutely adorable!

Snap said...

What a lovely cottage and perfect spot to celebrate TEA! So many wonderful treats to eat and lovely eye-candy everywhere you look. Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

I am still almost speechless over the beauty of your little cottage and the amazing tea you had for your friends!
Hugs,
Terri

Cynthia said...

What a lovely little cottage! And you have it decorated so prettily. . .such a sweet "getaway" place. I'm visiting from Terri's Tuesday Teatime. . .

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Nancy, you have a very special little place there. I noticed your lovely dolls and especially your Anne of Green Gables doll. I don't have very many dolls but I do have a lovely Anne one. Looks like you had an absolutely fantastic time. I'm off to check out your friend's post now. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Goodness!! What a wonderful Tea party!! Love your precious little Farm Cottage!! I would love one of my own!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debby Ray said...

Oh, what a lovely tea party indeed! The little red cottage is just adorable, inside and out and the bedroom looks so cozy I could spend the whole day in there all snuggled up!

tablescapesbybev said...

Looks both beautiful and delicious! Love your teacups.

Teresa Kline said...

how sweet is this? a real life tea party, oh my...what fun! hope your weekend is fabulous!

enjoy *~*

Candy S said...

This little cottage is so precious. I adore every detail. And it certainly does look as if your tea party was a great success..... Candy