"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Monday, January 9, 2012

High Tea...

      I've only attended an "official" high tea three times in my life. Today was a special day with three very special ladies. We planned to attend this tea over a month ago. Our desire was to go during the Christmas season but they were completely booked! Now that I think about it, I am happy we didn't get to go during December. There were so many other fun things during that month, and having tea with my friends to celebrate the new year makes this occasion very special.

I thought I would invite you to join us...

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
making every day a holiday and celebrate just living."
~ Amanda Bradley

      My poor friends. Every time we go anywhere together, I pull out my the paparazzi! They are very kind and don't complain...much. But I can almost hear them thinking at times, "here she goes again!" Sometimes they're afraid because they never know what I'll do with the pictures I take. They could very well end up on the Internet:)

I thought the napkins were folded so lovely. I didn't want to use mine! But I did.

      The first course was a delicious (warm) blueberry white chocolate scone with blackberry preserves and creme fraishe.... I gobbled it down so fast, I forgot to get a picture! Ops...sorry.

This was the second course ~

This little thing (Celebration Crostini) was sooo good, I need the recipe!

      We were told we could try as many of the different tea selections as we we did! I can't believe we actually drank four pots of tea!

This was our final course ~
In the middle is Pear William...yum!

      The food was very good, and all the different teas were wonderful. We had Apricot Brandy (two pots), French Creme Brulee, and Royal Wedding Tea. Our favorite ended up being the Apricot Brandy so we started and finished with it.

It was my friend Sylvia's birthday...I think she had a fun day.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ~author unknown 

It's nice getting out with the girls and sharing tea and talk.

Friends are precious.

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”~ Abraham Lincoln

      Thank you for joining us for tea today. 


"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
- Bible: Ecclesiastes


  1. Hello Charlotte,
    What a lovely outing for you ladies! A tea with friends is so wonderful and you most certainly enjoyed yourselves; I can tell. The food looks amazing and time together with your friends is so precious. Thank you for sharing with us today. I enjoyed all the quotes too.


  2. Charlotte, everything sounds so lovely. The food looks delicious, and the teas wonderful. What a delightful way to spend time with friends.

    Jocelyn @

  3. What a wonderful time you had!! All the delectables looked so yummy! Thanks for sharing such a delightful afternoon! :)

  4. Going to a tearoom is so much fun! I really enjoy it, and looks like you and your friends had a fabulous time. The food, the tea, the atmosphere, and the company were all fine!!!
    Hugs, Beth

  5. Hello Charlotte, Your tea looks fabulous! The food looks amazing! What a wonderful way to spend time with friends - especially to celebrate a birthday! Everything looks perfect! Hope you have a great week,

  6. Oh my goodness but does that look delicious! The Pear William had me drooling! How fun it is to have tea with friends! I tend to take the camera also, but nowadays, I think a lot of folks do it! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea party with us!

  7. Hello Charlotte
    Thanks for sharing your tea out with the girls. I'm just like you, always whipping out my camera and sometimes too late, after I've eaten what I should have photographed. :-)
    The food you ladies had, and the yummy teas sound wonderful.

  8. Hi Charlotte,
    it was the pure fun to join the High Tea with you and your friends. They are so lovely ladies, they can be shown without any doubt. Charlotte, you made me laughing. I giggled all the time, when I read, "I gobbled (the blueberry scone) down". Oh my, that brought tears in my eyes. All the food looks yummy and the tea sorts sound great. I am not amazed about the amount of tea, you tried. This was a great birthday party and I want to say Happy belated birthday to your friend Sylvia.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Wow! It looks like you ladies had fun.

    I can't imagine how yummy you had and serving tea out in the garden is absolutely, AWESOME, this time of the year.

    Happy TTT...

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  10. This looks delicious! Having tea with friends is so much fun! I'm your newest follower!

  11. Charlotte, your high tea looks like it was a real success! What delicious looking food! I am sure the birthday girl felt quite special being treated to such a tea!

  12. Charlotte,
    This post is lovely. Please share it at my blog on this week's Country Homemaker Hop. We ladies have got to treat ourselves once in a while. Your tea party inspired me to have my BFF over for our own little high tea party.

  13. Charlotte,
    I am so glad you shared this wonderful High Tea Party with all of us farm gals. That napkin was folded like a flower and your food looked like art! I am going to try to find a blueberry white chocolate scone recipe... It's so nice that you and your best gals got to spend Sylvia's special day together and get a little bit pampered. We all need to do that sometimes. It reminds us that we are special. Thank you!!!


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