Saturday, August 29, 2009

She's Alive!!!

I'm sorry, dear blog readers.  I have been so terribly neglectful of my blog and I do apologize.  (Tap, tap, tap)  Hello?  Is anyone there?  Hello? 

When last I left you, I was planning a tea party in honor of Tasha Tudor's birthday.  The tea went off quite nicely.  When reviewing my photos afterwards, I discovered I didn't take any pictures of the food.  Very sad.  It was very good. 

Tasha Tudor Tea Menu

Herbed Quiche
Raspberry Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Lemon Ginger Scones
Dried Cherry Scones
Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing and Pound Cake Croutons
Lavender Honey Biscotti
Orange Curd Bars


River Shannon Irish Breakfast
Citron Oolong
Blackberry Fig

The big tea hit was the Blackberry Fig, which I ordered from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants.  It was delicious!!! 

Here are some highlights of the morning.  

This is the "under 18" table.  There was sure a lot of giggling going on.  I suppose that means they had a good time. 

Brooke Nicole.  Are you behaving yourself? 

Who?  Me?  Of COURSE I am!  Why would you think otherwise, Mother Dear?

I thought so, Brooke.  You are always the epitomy of grace and decorum.   

The grownups had less giggling, but lots of great conversation and fun!  AND, most importantly, we ate!  And drank loads of tea.

After the party, Stewart decided he wanted some tea.

Tea is not for kitties, Stewart.  How about just a teeny bit of cream.  This is a rare treat! 

Kallie didn't want to be left out, of course.

Of course, after the cream, Kallie needed a nap.  I'm SO glad my cats are obedient to the "no cats on the table" rule.  :::sigh:::

 I enjoyed hosting my first tea. I can't wait to do the next one!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Tasha Tudor Tea

I unfortunately did not discover Tasha Tudor until my girls were too "big" for her books. I plan on adding them to my collection to enjoy with my future grandbabies. I admire Tasha's art, her simple way of living, her love for a life lived slowly, yet fully. She was definitely a woman born out of her era. She loved the 1830's and harkened to recreate her own little slice of the 1830's in the woods in Vermont.

Clarice at Storybook Woods is hosting this little blog celebration. Hop on over to her blog and see what it's all about. I am so excited about having this tea with my friends on her birthday. Would you like to join me?