3.29.2009

Tea for Two {or more}

After a long week of night shifts I am beyond thrilled at the arrival of one of my closest friends.

Our very first house guests {& one of our favorite couples around} are visiting B, Bauer, and me for a couple of nights and are scheduled to arrive this morning.

Today, we will enjoy the scenery, play tourists in our backyard, and catch up. I.can't.wait. I am looking forward to sampling some delicious goat cheese, enjoying some yummy chai, and picking up a bottle or two of one of our favorite wines, all the while enjoying fabulous company. The recipe for a lovely day, in my opinion.

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Speaking of special girl time, I have recently fallen back in love with
the afternoon tea.


As a girl, I often shared tea with my mum and my sister or with my Nana or Grandma. Although our tea dates were anything but traditional, I have many fond memories of sharing cookies, laughs, and tea with these special women.


As soon as I saw Martha's Afternoon Bridal Tea Shower images I was smitten.

I will need to plan one of these pretty parties as soon as humanly possible. I have also decided I would like to begin a misfit collection of delicate tea cups, saucers, and pots.


I think a bridal shower tea where each guest brings a tea cup and a few bags of their favorite blend for the guest of honour would be a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Talk about a relaxing, stress-free, and cost effective shower.

Of course, this party would work flawlessly for a baby shower, birthday, or mother's day celebration. I love that this concept is so laid back and how it is a modern spin on the traditional practice.


Who could turn down finger sandwiches, shortbread, and tea?

{All images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings}

13 comments:

megan said...

i love these photos. :)

Blair said...

Oh, sounds like a lovely day! I actually just made myself some teas and wish it was in one of those stunning pink teacups!

anonymously chic said...

goat cheese, chai, and wine? sounds like heaven to me! and who doesn't love a cup of afternoon tea w/friends?

Courtney said...

Your day sounds like a perfect one-- hope it's been wonderful! And I have such an obsession with teacups and teapots... my collection continues to grow even when I know I should stop myself!

red.door.read said...

beautiful pictures. i love afternoon tea as well.

Hanako66 said...

have fun with your friend! I had a tea party last year...it was so fun!

me melodia said...

delightful.

Madeline said...

those tea box flower arangements are amazing. have fun with your friend!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Ah, afternoon tea! If I could, I would have a tea party every single day - fancy dress, hat & all! Have a lovely time with your friend!

Gabrielle said...

speaking of afternoon tea... *runs to get cake*

i adore the MS image of the cups. I would love to be dainty and own a whole bunch of cups like that.

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being red said...

oh that last image is just gorgeous. i die for vintage antique tins.

Callie Grayson said...

love that stack of tea cups! so pretty.

Jennifer said...

Court, the tea party is a great idea - very traditional with mordern twists.
I personally can't turn down any of those yummy items.

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