Valentines Tea

February 12, 2013  •  3 Comments

In my bouquet of kindred spirits, there are several dear friends l call Ladies.  After watching all three seasons of Downton Abby within two weeks, I was absolutely ready for time with one such kindred-spirit-Lady.

This Dear, MB, is always an encourager.  She makes sure I never feel alone while the family is about their jobs.  We have had many adventures together.  The beach.  Thrifting.  Crafting.  High Tea (you all really must try high tea at The Secret Garden in Sumner, Washington).  Etc.  Today, she hosted a Valentines Tea.  MB hand crafted her invitations.  She prepared five courses for the event.  She brewed the best selections of her teas.  The lace was out.  The china was set.  The candles were lit.  It.  Was.  Bliss.

Feeling wonderfully spoiled, I waddled my way home to share our love of all things tea with you.  

 

Course One.  Organic fruit with the first cup of tea.  With many cups to follow.

 

Course two.  Parsnip, carrot, and potato soup served in a tea cup.  More tea of course.  Mango sorbet to cleanse the palette- yum! 

 

Course three.  Chocolate covered strawberries.  Homemade lavender scones to go with my homemade lemon curd!  Someday soon, I will share my lemon curd recipe.  I promise.

Course four.  After sipping much tea, I was so relaxed I forgot I even owned a camera. - A rarity at anytime.  Course four were the beloved tea sandwiches.  Pimento spread with crush nuts.  Cucumber and herbed cream cheese.  And a dandy egg salad.

Course five.  Intermixed with the previous course to have savories and sweets together, cookies and treats from European countries.  Belgium chocolate- hello!

There you have it.  A wonderful tea party. Now to decide...which BBC series next?

Wishing you all a delightful Valentines- how ever you choose to spoil yourself.


Comments

susie(non-registered)
Beautiful photos as always Jaclyn!! And sweet thoughts about your friendship with M.B. It seems you all had a lovely time, and why not, with M.B. hosting!! I moped about sniffing and sneezing and wishing I was in the warm company of good friends. I missed you all!
Gramma Marilyn commenting from Kauai(non-registered)
Sounds like a delightful afternoon. Just perfect for some fine, fine ladies.
M.B.(non-registered)
What a pure deeeelight to have you here, Dearest Jaclyn! I adore the photos !!! I had such fun preparing everything for the "ladies". :) Love You!!
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