Monday, April 23, 2012

HEATHER'S TUESDAY TEA PARTY

Hi everyone,

Oh, I'm so excited.  I finally have some beautiful tea things to share with you. The ladies at my church had a "Ladies Spring Tea" yesterday afternoon. It was just beautiful. One of the ladies in our church hosted the entire group in her garden.  There were tents set up. As it turns out, that was a super smart idea, because it was H.O.T.  There are a lot of photos, so I'm not going to comment very much at all.  I thought about splitting it up into two posts, however "more is M.O.R.E" when it comes to lovely tea things.  So let's get started.  This first photo is the table that I was sitting at.  Each table was lovingly decorated by one of the ladies in our church:





Our guest speaker shared some of her life through her various stiching and needlework projects. It was truly beautiful. Oh and do you see those crazy quilts. Oh be still my vintage-loving heart. Those were gorgeous:































There was some wonderful food there. Now this posed a challenge for me, because I have to eat gluten free...and yes, I did indulge in a few limited items.  However, if I didn't, then I would have starved.  Next time, I'll be better prepared with gluten free goodies that are safe for me to eat. In any case, the food was wonderful:






































These were some of the other lovely tea things that I enjoyed looking at.  Tea is such a beautiful thing that can be enjoyed by everyone:





















































































This cute little "ladybug" decide it wanted to enjoy some of the tea time festivities, too. Apparently it decided my leg was a great spot for a lovely tea-time stroll:







































































My table was the only one that actually had an edible cake as a centerpiece. It is called a "Princess" cake and WOW, did it taste good. I don't care that it was full of gluten. Yes, it was that good:


































































Thanks for stopping by for tea. I hope you enjoyed all the photos. I just love it when you all stop by for a friendly visit.  You make me smile. 

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today.    Love and hugs, Heather





























































28 comments:

Sue said...

Heather this is so "Elegant", and so beautiful! What a special Tea party. Tank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Sue

kitty said...

Heather, thanks for sharing all the loveliness! The tables look so pretty and the food...oh my!! I wish I could've been there to see the quilts.

Becky said...

That was ALL so beautiful and most definitely brought a joy to everyone that attended the event.

Beth said...

Heather, I really enjoyed your post. What a pretty setting! Love the china - lots of pretty china, pretty ladies in hats, oh my! And a gorgeous cake, too. I'm glad you had such a good time and that you shared this with us today!
Hugs, Beth

Faye Henry said...

What a lovely tea part. I loved your photos and the dishes are beautiful.. It must have been so much fun..
God bless..

Deb said...

Now that's a tea-party. Lots of pretty things you shared. Thanks. Deb

Donna said...

Heather,
Love all the gorgeous tea party pics! I love tea parties :)
Hugs,
Donna

Martha said...

What a lovely tea party -- enjoyed ALL the pictures!

aimee said...

LOVED today's post! Loved the place settings, the food, the desserts, the colors, the flowers...!
Thanks for sharing:)
Blessings, Aimee

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The table, with the ribbons, is beautiful, really added that extra something. And the sugar cubes! How pretty! Why wouldn't a ladybug want to join in?

Snap said...

Heather, this tea party looks like it was a lot of fun ... from the tea to the food to the lovely quilts to story telling through needlework! Wonderful images ... thank you for taking us with you. Happy Tea Day!

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

Wow Heather! What a lovely spread you made! I would love to go to a tea party!

Under Her Wings said...

Beautiful, Heather. There's nothing like a tea party to make a girl feel like a girl. My granddaughters and I had our annual Mother/Daughter tea party last week. As soon as I have time I'll post it. Love and hugs, Gloria

EMMA said...

Oh my, all those beautiful teacups at the same party!! how delightful.

Johanna said...

Hi Heather,
your post brought for me lots of decoration inspirations. I love the way, your table was set and adorned with the pink ribbon. Great idea! And the cake as a center piece was also beautiful. Not to speak from the pretty china. And the cake looks oh so good. Thank you for sharing this colorful post.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty setting, Heather! Tea time under the tent would be just lovely! The table was decorated so beautifully and the teacups are delightful! What fun!
Thanks for sharing with us and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Oh Heather! I wish I could have joined you! What fun you must have had. It all looks so lovely, and delicious too! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Lea said...

What beautiful photographs Heather! Thank you for sharing with all of us. xoxo

Micupoftea~ said...

Heather, what a treat! Such a beautiful day. The food and dishes look so pretty...like the photo of the ladybug. Thx for sharing your special afternoon :)
shawn

Lil'Suburban Homestead said...

Heather who doesn't love a beautiful tea party? Just grand Heather! i love the lady bug too!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

All that lovely china and delicious food! What a wonderful event! Just beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Your pictures are WONderful! It looks like a very, very blessed afternoon. I'm going to mark this post. Some ladies in our church are really wanting to do a tea. I think the idea of several ladies decorating a table would make for a great variety and interesting decor.

Jill said...

Heather,

I'm in heaven on this post!! I so wish I could have attended with you! What a beautiful tea party! They did such a wonderful job and those quilts!! Gorgeous!! Thank you so very much for sharing these pictures, all the lovely tea pots, cups, saucers, accessories...Just love it!
Have a great night!

Blessings
,Jill

Angie Berry said...

SO MANY PRETTIES!!!! I can see why you are so excited to share, what a neat event! I love how all the tables are decorated differently, love your table with the pretty ribbon, love all the beautiful teacups and teapots you shared, love the way so many women are wearing hats, and loved the ladybug too. =] What a fun time that must have been, glad you were able to go. I know how much you love your tea. =]

Camille said...

SO pretty Heather! I *love* tea laid out so beautifully. :) What great photos you captured.

Blessings,
Camille

Annesphamily said...

Your photos are beautiful! I would love to find an easy recipe for that cake! So pretty! The whole affair must have been wonderful and relaxing too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! What a tea party with the most gorgeous tea sets, ever!! I'm specially drooling over the first tea set with all the little flowers and some in blue..stunning! Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
FABBY

Grandma Becky said...

Loved all your tea photos. Great fun, I'm sure. I love going to them when they happen. Hugs and blessings, from Oregon!