Seven or eight years ago, I helped out a friend at the family’s yearly yard sale. I’ve helped out every year since. Sometimes twice a year.
But at that particular yard sale, I purchased a set of cups and “saucers” that I thought would be perfect for a tea party.
I put them up in my cabinets, and promptly forgot about them.
Every once in a while, when cleaning out the cabinets, I would find the glassware tucked away on the top shelf. I would stick them in the dishwasher to clean all the dust off of them, then put them back.
And promptly forget about them.
When I decided to redo the kitchen cabinets a few weeks back, I once again found them. I put them in the dishwasher to clean all the dust off of them, but this time, I had an idea.
A tea party!
Okay, it was not a new idea, but now seemed like the perfect time to have it.
To make sure my long anticipated, first ever tea party was a smashing success, I went online to investigate what, other than tea, a tea party consisted of. Scones, muffins, sandwiches, dessert.
I think I could handle that!
The store I found had all I needed. Tea pots, teabag caddies, sugar tongs, scone mix and silver spoons. Elsewhere on the WWW I found recipes for tea sandwiches. The Ham and Apricot Preserve and the Crabby Apple salad recipes from the book “The Jasmine Moon Murder”, by Laura Childs were added.
As with most May days in SoCal, the weather was beautiful. Slightly overcast during the morning, the sun arrived along with my guests.
We sipped tea, ate lunch, and chatted the afternoon away, as Ladies at a Ladies Tea should do!
I cannot wait for the next one!
A few photos… (click on the photo to enlarge)
Ms Jane (l), Ms Earla (r) –>
Ms Suzanne (l), Ms Laura (c), Ms Nita (r)–>
To make the day special, Ms Kathy and Ms Audry were the “Happy Birthday Girls”!–>