Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time for Tea!

I'm revisiting a pair of tea parties today -- some special memories from favorite teas past and present!


Perhaps my favorite had to be the two make-and-take teas my friend Barb and I put on.


We drew together a small group of friends, did a creative project and then had tea! You can find the original posts HERE and HERE. We made handpainted silk scarves one time (below) and twig wreaths another.


Then it was time for tea! Of course we brought out favorite vintage teacups...


...and vintage teapots, too.


And we prepared quite a feast!


Party favors are a must. One one year I did little bookmarks and Barb made individual rose and carnation bouquets.


The other tea included a little plant to take home.


Of course you have to have plenty of tasty goodies!


And we had plenty! Savory...


...and sweet!


And even some that were healthy, too!


But best of all was good company, good manners and good fun!


Linking this week with: Pink Saturday    /   Spring Tea and Roses Link Party   /   Let's Keep in Touch  

54 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's quite a meal!

Regina said...

Tea party? Count me in! Your teacups and teapots are pretty! I have several teacups that my mother-in-law gave me that were her mother's. I also have a cute one cup brown betty that was hers.

Sally said...

You give the very best parties!

Jean R. said...

I love your lavish use of colorful flowers! And the food is to die for. I can't image making that many things without out going crazy. Your parties sound like so much fun.

My name is Erika. said...

Holy cow! Those are amazing looking tea parties. Your table is gorgeous and wow- you made some beautiful food too, both savory and sweet. I love all the roses you used to decorated with also. I remember your scarf making posts, in fact, I was thinking just this morning how I wanted to try that technique this summer. Thanks for sharing these photos and your story again. happy almost memorial Day weekend. Hope yours is a good one. hugs-erika

Susie said...

What beautiful fun tea parties. I love the crafting and the delicious tea treats. Friends make it so special. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful tea parties.

Mae Travels said...

You always have the most creative table settings! AND really serve food on them.

best.... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

Lovely tea party time!

Valerie-Jael said...

A make and take tea party sounds like a wonderful idea. It all looks so mouthwatering good! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

"And even some that were healthy, too!" made me laugh! :-)

Looks like some yummy fun indeed!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You set a tea party fit for a princess. You really know how to serve HIGH TEA, dear Jeanie, I was particularly impressed with the savory, which is always my favorite on a tea plate/plate ensemble.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Absolutely beautiful table! And gifts, too! The bookmarks are a nice touch. I sold most of my teacups at a yard sale a few years ago. I just never bothered to use them anymore. -Jenn

Marie Rayner said...

Tea parties are so much fun and I love the make and take idea! All of the food looks fabulous! Sometimes I will make us a tea supper just for myself and my husband. Fabulous way to show him that you care and such fun! xoxo

Stacey said...

This just sounds like so much fun! It's the height of girlish fun. :)

La Table De Nana said...

Fit for royalty:) How sweet and pretty everything is.I find tea..it's accoutrements and fairy foods to go with absolutely adorable.Well done ladies!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love a good tea party! Pretty food, tea, friends and fun!

Red Rose Alley said...

These are nice tea times you had in the past, Jeanie. And the food looks so good, especially those chocolate mini pies, YUMMY! You know, Carnations are my second favorite flower. The scent is pretty, and they last a loooong time. It's not that often that I see them in red. Tea time is certainly a special part of the day. Thank you for the lovely post today, Jeanie. : )

~Sheri

David Gascoigne said...

A wine and cheese party, give me a call........a tea party not so much!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH!!! I guess my invitation got lost in the mail! LOL
It is just a lovely, lovely party, Jeanie.

Thanks for popping by my blog and commenting -It really does work to open up dried up old roses. xo Diana

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jeanie,
Love, love the details, color and pretty food! Sure wish you and I lived closer:)
Jemma

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, love your tea parties. Everything looks so pretty and so good. Hubby and I love to stop at quaint little tea shops when we are on the road and partake, but at home we don't do it. Don't know why. I will have to do a tea post one of these days..Happy Friday..xxoJudy

Jenny Woolf said...

What a charming tea! ALmost too pretty to eat! I love the flowery teacup. And I wonder what those chocolatey tarts have in them. Right now I am trying to lose about 10 lb and so I'm kind of glad I don't have this in front of me, as it would certainly be just too tempting! :)

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, what beautiful presentations! You have the gift of hospitality and love to gather people for food and fun! I wish that I lived near you so I could join in with you ladies! I love the craft idea to combine with a tea party! The food looks amazing! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Marilyn Miller said...

I just adore this tea time soooo much! The pretty teacups and roses on the table just made it. The food looked delicious and what fun to do an art project too. Thanks for sharing again.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

There is something so special, so sensational, about a tea party. I want to have one as soon as school lets out, but it will probably just be ME but that's OK. I'll enjoy the garden myself and a good cuppa!

Sandra Cox said...
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Sandra Cox said...

This is wondrous. Right out of a fairytale.

Sami said...

Beautiful tea parties Jeanie, from the beautiful china to the wonderful looking food.
Have a great weekend.

FABBY'S LIVING said...


I'm passionate with tea parties, and you sure know how to make them! I love the dishes for tea parties like you, teacups, teapots, plates, cake pedestals, tiers, etc... and I'm not even mentioning the great food ! Of course the romantic table toppers and more. Everything you have displayed here is simply lovely.
Fabby

Deb said...

Wow...these look like great tea parties. Everything looked amazing. :)

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jeanie! Yes, that looks like LOTS of fun! I wish I didn't love cookies so much, but I do.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

So fun! I love the teapots and teacups. They are so pretty. And finger foods like that are so much fun!!

My thrift store addiction said...

What a beautiful and tasty spread! I love all of the flower and herb garnishes on your plates. Thank you for sharing your lovely tea party at our Spring Tea Party!

handmade by amalia said...

Gorgeous! The planning and preparation must have been every bit as fun as the party, shared with a friend.
Amalia
xo

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely tea party!

Friko said...

Goodness, what a fine pair of spreads. I’d have loved to be present. I can honestly say that I have never ever made my table look like yours. I have a suspicion that laying these tables was as much fun as actually sitting at them and consuming the excellent fare?

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh my word... This looks like soooo much FUN! Those first photos are so heartwarming. I've been to some high teas in Europe and a couple of tea party birthdays here in the States but I've never actually had a tea party of my own. And these photos make me want to try it! Thanks for the inspiration. Although yours look above and beyond and mine won't compare so I love getting to share in yours. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

Jann Olson said...

Tea parties are so fun, and boy girl did the two of you ever do a fabulous job! The food looks delicious and the vintage teacups and teapots are beautiful! thanks for sharing with the Tea and Roses link party.
hugs,
Jann

Maggie said...

I love to take tea in the afternoon especially when the hostess puts on such a wonderful spread as this, your guests were certainly treated quite royally!

Tracy said...

Tea and crafts--what a great idea! Such beautiful, festive and delicious tables... YUM!! I love how you celebrate life, food and friendship, Jeanie! :) ((HUGS))

Decor To Adore said...

Oh Jeanie what a gorgeous gathering! Would you mind telling me that pattern of that gorgeous teacup? Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!

Bonnie said...

Wow, What a feast! You outdid yourselves. Your food looks delicious! Love love your teacups. I would love to have been present at such a lovely occasion.

Polly said...

Everything is so colourful and pretty. I do like a tea party :-)

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

WOW! Look at that spread! What a fabulous tea party! Thank you for linking up with It's a Spring Tea Link Party - we are so happy you joined us! Angelina @ Petite Haus

Joanne Huffman said...

Looks wonderful. I love tea parties.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Both of your teas look lovely. I especially like the little butterfly planter. You're making me want to have a tea party!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thanks so much Jeanie. I wish you could drop in sometime!! I don't know what is happening but it started with me today also. If this keeps up, I will just have to leave my thank you's under their comments and hope that they will return to know that I haven't ignored anyone. Don't like that!.Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

Snap said...

I want to go to one of your tea parties!!!!!

Barbara Chapman said...

Oh, I love love love this table all set for tea, Jeanie!!!
All the sandwiches look scrumptious ~ truly a feast for the eyes! Pinned, of course, to my At Table board for you and our readers. :) {I'd love to pin more but the Pinterest pins won't let you pick anymore... I didn't pick up the new "pin" when they changed so hopefully folks can change back to the old style. I like pinning more than one picture ~ helps others share! <3

It's so nice that you and your friends/customers would get together for tea and crafts. Was that what Marmalade Gypsy was? Wish we lived closer...

Have a fun week! Off to read more,
Hugs,
Barb :)

BB said...

Jeanie, your blog is the prettiest blog I visit. It is a feast for the eyes and spirt.

Katie Mansfield said...

It all looks delicious. How fun. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a lovely party Jeanie, and how much fun! The table set with all those pretties and yummy food looks amazing!!!
Jenna

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!!!Really a feast for the eyes and for the soul!Wonderful teacups!

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