I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tablescape # 32

A Friendship Tea

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Tea

As the guests arrived they were invited to have some refreshments before going into the dining room for  tea.
Louise our hostess had something for everyone.  Champagne, Wine, Sparkling Cider and Sherry.

Salted nuts in the autumn leaf.

And a spot of Sherry

And fabulous Table arrangements
Louise's home is absolutely beautiful. This Fall arrangement  is so beautiful on her table top.

As the guests enter the dining room they see the sideboard with delicious sweets for dessert.
Harvest Honey Cupcakes~Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Fresh Strawberries

A beautiful flower arrangement and beautiful antique dishes galore.

I was so delighted to prepare the luncheon and the bonus was to photograph the beautiful surroundings.

Absolutely breathtaking.

Willow Brook Chicken Salad

Antique dessert plate and cup and saucer at every place setting
and beautiful linens

As I'm writing this post I discovered that I did not ask the name of  the beautiful Sterling Sliver Flatware.
Louise did tell me some of the dishes belonged to her mother who is now 98 years young and some of the dishes belonged to her mother-in-law and most of the dishes Louise has collected over the past 40 some years. 
Please forgive me if I didn't get all the information correct. I think blog land will get the idea...

The place mats are just precious

This dessert plate, cup and saucer are 100 years old.
I did remember that interesting piece of information!!!

I just went from one place setting to another looking at each piece in awe.

Open-Face cucumber sandwiches and Putting on The Ritz Egg Salad Sandwiches were served.

Beautiful Bowl to hold the Scones~

Louise is Canadian and on her last trip home she bought the lemon curd hoping for a special occasion to use it.  The strawberry jam is wonderful imported French jam we can buy in some grocery stores in the the United States.  It has the best flavor when spread on a scone.  Butter and whipped cream were also served.

The perfect centerpiece.  So lovely and didn't block any guests view.

~Great decorating tip~

To Best Friends
The hostess is the beautiful lady in yellow

~Our Tea has come to an End~
If you would like any of the recipes for the luncheon

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I'm joining:

Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch


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  1. Gorgeous fall decor! Your table looks great. Love those warm fall colours.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. The decor says "Welcome dear ones".
    I especially like the different china patterns and the linen/lace place mats.

  3. What a wonderful Friendship tea! The place settings with the tea cups are gorgeous. The fall decor ... lovely. Everything looks perfect. What fun you must have had being part of this tea. Happy Tea Day!

  4. OH so beautiful! Love everything!

  5. Hello Betty,
    What a lovely tea! Everything looks marvellous from the beautiful china to the food. What a treat to partake of it with friends. Thank you for sharing. It's been delightful.


  6. Wow, what a beautiful array of china. Everything is just so lovely. I like the sherry decanter, very unique.

  7. Oh my dearest lady, Betty!

    I am so inspired I can varely contain my enthusiam for the lovliness you have laid before us!

    I just adore each and every exquisite detail, from the delicious looking food, to the food presentation, china, flowers, lace, silver, crystal and really every detail are second to none!.., Not to mention all of the dear, happy, smiling faces of the ladies who were so blessed and privileged to be invited to your delightful friendship tea. ~ Quite simply unforgettable!

    Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.

    Happy Tuesday tea day and have a marvelous week!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  8. Hello Betty! How I wish I were one of your guests at this tea. Everything looked beautiful and delicious. The china is some of the prettiest I've ever seen..and the most unusual. I enjoyed my visit..even though I didn't get a single thing to eat! :)

  9. lovely table settings. I especially like the place mats, the crochet hearts. Very special. I really enjoyed the visit

  10. What a beautiful tea. Your friend has some gorgeous things. Love that 3 tier server.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Beautiful! Wish I could come! Your table and friends all look great.Thanks for sharing your day.JoAnn

  12. Wow - so creative. I love it.. Found ya on hop/linky party, officially following with smiles.. Great blog you have here & I can't wait to read more.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. :)) TY

  13. What a wonderful celebration of friendship, Betty! It is obvious that both you and Louise put a lot of thought and time into creating this lovely event for your guests! I really like the pintuck table linen!!!

  14. What an absolutely marvelous tea! Love the picture with all the lovely ladies - the settings are so lovely. I am stuck with the Harvest Honey Cupcake in my head - it sounds fantastic - all looks sooo good! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  15. Betty, Thanks you for sharing your friends lovely home at the Open House party. She put together a beautiful tea for the ladies.


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