Archive for the ‘Tea Party’ Category

Tablescape Thursday – Valentine Tea   16 comments

Tablescape Thursday

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.   Grab a scone or two on your way to check out all the other tablescapes.  I poured you a “hearty” cup of tea to take along with you!  Enjoy!  Make sure you take one of the chocolate candles as a little Valentine gift!  Just click on the cute button up above and that will take you straight to Susan’s for more tablescape fun!

Tablescape Tuesday – Tea Party!   16 comments

I had the pure delight of having my nieces over my house for a Girly Weekend. My niece Michelle turned 30 and her sister master minded an Anne of Green Gables slumber weekend at my house!  We had a tea party and my niece Katie was in charge of table decor.  The above was her creation for the event!

Here are the girls enjoying tea!

For more fabulous tablescapes, head on over to Between Naps on the Porch by clicking the cute little button below!

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Blue Monday – Tea Anyone?   19 comments

This is one of the place settings at the tea party I had with my nieces this weekend!

For more Blue Monday posts, head on over to Sally’s

Posted October 12, 2008 by Lana G! in Blue Monday, Photo, Photography, Tea, Tea Party

Tuesday Tea Review   4 comments

Sunday afternoon I dropped hubby off at the airport and decided to check out downtown Seal Beach.  I saw this really cute shop called the Back Porch and then noticed a tea room, the Fairy Tea Cottage, right next door that was actually open on Sundays.  I decided to check it out.

The tea room was plain and simple with lace tablecloths draped over a solid tablecloth.  These were covered with a glass top.  You also had a choice of hats to wear for your tea experience! 

The service was nice.  The tea (Fairy Tea Special Blend) was delicious.  I chose the Queen of the Fairy Tea which included: Traditional pot of tea; Homemade scone with Devonshire cream and jam; Soup of the day or garden salad; Assorted Fairy Tea Cottage sandwiches; and choice of dessert.

The way they served each of these items was different from my other tea room experiences. Each, course I guess we’ll call it, came out one at a time.   I want you to notice that in the above description of the Queen of the Fairy Tea, there is only one item that is plural – sandwiches.  No three tiered plates with little miniature goodies on each plate. I received one scone – nice sized – but only one.

The soup was from the Soup Kitchen and they donate an equal portion to someone in need through their food banks.  I thought that was a great touch!  I just wish I had the sandwiches at the same time so I could enjoy the soup and sandwiches together. 

The sandwiches were very tasty and they had a great variety of interesting combinations.  I was hoping for the same variety in the scones and the desserts. 

When I finished trying  the different sandwiches, the dessert tray was brought around and I had the choice of one LARGE dessert.  I wanted to try all of them and I think it would have been nice to have that opportunity.  I wish the desserts were offered just like the sandwiches – a variety and bite sized!

So, all in all, it was a nice experience – just some things I would definitely do differently if I owned the place.

Posted September 16, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Photography, Tea Party, Travel

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Birthday Tea with Ellen B!   6 comments

My sister Ellen took me to Madam Fifi’s Tea Room for a belated birthday lunch!  Oh my was it a treat!  Madam Fifi is just a delight!  If you find yourself in Bothell, you MUST enjoy a cup of tea at Madam Fifi’s!

We had the Grand Tea for Two and it was grand indeed!  YUMMY!

Madam Fifi also has a bakery with wonderful cookies, scones, brownies and other mouth watering treats!

Of course there is a gift shop at Madam Fifi’s as well!  I bought some teas to take home and enjoy!

Thank you Ellen for introducing me to this wonderful place for tea and thank you Madam Fifi for a delightful birthday lunch!

Madame Fifi’s Tea Room in Bothell

Sunday in the Northwest   7 comments

Spent Sunday afternoon with my sister Ellen and two nieces, Katie and Laura – Boy did we have a fun afternoon! We went to a Catholic Cemetery, the Queen Mary Tearoom and then the Seattle Japanese Garden! My kind of day.

Here is a quick photo highlight. I am sure my sister Ellen will get into more detail soon. I have to catch a plane…

Decor-a-Tea – Week 3   23 comments

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March 30 – April 5

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Share ideas and pictures that incorporate tea and/or tea themes into home decor. Displays, art, prints, fabrics, and collection all count in this category. Do you use teapots and teacups as a part of your home decor? If so, describe how.

I think this week’s theme is one of my favorites in the blogathon.  As part of my decorating during the seasons/holidays, my dining room table is always set with the current theme.  This week, I put away the Easter decor and set the table for a spring garden tea party.

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This tea is all about flowers and welcoming spring.  One of the cups on the table is quite unique.  It is heart shaped.  You really can’t tell it is heart shaped unless you see it with some tea in it.  So, let me pour you cup of some beloved tea…

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My table will be set until Memorial Day, which means…

Kettle’s on, cups are waiting,
Favorite chairs, anticipating,
No matter what I have to do,
My friend, there’s always time for you.
D Morgan

For more Decor-a-Tea, head on over to Gracious Hospitality!

Posted March 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Decorating, Entertainment, Fellowship, Tea Party