Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Come for Tea!

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HELLO , HELLO! I am so glad that you could come, I've been looking forward to our tea!

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Pour vous, some tea!!

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These flowers smell so fresh. The white Hyacinth I replant outside. I was amazed at how well they come back the following spring.
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Yum, Pepperidge Farm Cookies. My children and I would have tea parties together every so often. These cookies were THE TREAT! For our "tea" we would have apple juice and later hot cocoa.

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I improvised this cupcake recipe of Giada De Laurentis', of Everyday Italian. I used a box cake recipe! Yes, I did, but it is very good. They were out of Heavy Cream so I used what I had... Redi Whip! It all saved time. I do recommend whipping up your own whipped cream. You will end up with a better flavor.
More tea?
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I am so glad that we all could get together for tea. I do appreciate the time we have all spent sharing a part of our day, And I say....
THREE CHEERS FOR KARI!!!
HIP HIP HOORAY,
HIP HIP HOORAY,
HIP HIP HOORAY!!!

34 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

What an absolutely lovely spread! I too make the same cupcakes though yours look much yummier!
-Karla
http://sugarbeardesigns.blogspot.com

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful table you have set! Your china is very pretty, and I love your hyancinth! The treats all look so yummy! Thank you for your birthday wishes for Mimi! I will be a frequent visitor to your blog! =)

Carol said...

OH thanks for the invitation to your tea party Mary!
It's so nice to meet you! All is so gorgeous I love your style and then those extra tasty treats hmmmm and the comfy white sofa awe! You know what I'll stay here forever now! :)

Hey Louise :D fancy meeting you here too!

Bonnie said...

Your home is so beautiful. I love your beautiful table with so many lovely things-the teapot and tea cup set is stunning and oh...I could go on and on---wonderful!! Thank you for everything!

ArtsyMama said...

So glad you could join us, Mary!! Your tea party set-up is absolutely STUNNING!! It really looks like it could be straight out of a magazine spread. You are absolutely wonderfully creative. So glad to have "met" you AND that you have a blog to share with us your amazing inspirations!!
Cheers
Kari

Natasha Burns said...

WOW I am so glad I stopped by, your spread is amazing... absolutely beautiful!!!! Well done on all the 'gorgeousness'!!!

Shabby in the City said...

Definately a magazine spread...me thinks I'll have a look thru the ol' archives...and save this 'un to favorites...!

Dawn said...

Lovely setting...
It is nice to meet you!

gudrun said...

your pictures are totally stunning and beautyful.
The caces looks so delishous...wish I could pop into your place.... ;)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh is just GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE those feathers and that sweet glittery lamb...oh I could go on and on! I am so glad I found your blog I just lOVE It!!

Heather

crafty said...

Wish I could come in person...
hugs
crafty joan in italy

karla nathan said...

Loved the light, airy room, what a wonderful space to live in.

patty van dorin said...

Oh my gosh those hyacints are gorgeous, then the yummy tea cakes and such a pretty tea setting.

My little broken tea pot was found in the rafters when workers were replacing the roof. It was so funny to see this big burly man cradeling the tiny tea cup when it brought it to me.

Patty

lauren said...

ooooh, it's all so pretty. So fresh. Thanks for sharing and for such a beautiful setting.

lauren
P.S. I'm glad I found your blog! I'll be sure to stop by again.

jenny holiday said...

Truly truly fabulous!! Everything is beyond lovely! So so happy I came for a visit!

Incredibly lovely!

xoxo Jenny

karin (creativechaos) said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. I feel as thought I could walk right through those pictures and sit down for a cup of tea! I lve those cupcakes!!! Karin @ creativechaos.typepad.com

Fiona said...

Nice to meet you! Thank you for the invitation to your beautiful home! What a delightful table full of delicious things to eat while chatting.

Vintage Flair said...

Thanks for stoping by my blog. I am amazed at all of your photos. I love the feathers on your table. I will make sure I stop by again.
Lori

http://vintageflair.typepad

Vickie said...

You have a beautiful home.Wonderful light to have tea by. I agree, your tea party and room look like it came straight from a magazine! I can just see myself sitting there :D Thank you for the lovely compliment! I did make the invitation. It's one of those things I like to do. Your sweet to have asked.

Laume said...

What a peaceful light space. I hope I don't spill on all that white! I'm not a frosting kinda gal, so your rasberry topped cupcakes look scrumptious. Thanks for letting us all stop by for a cuppa.

Allison said...

Your living room, the table, the spread of goodies, and all of the decorative accents are just gorgeous. Great job! I wish I could have been there. Really, it's just lovely. And I thank you so much for coming by my blog today and visiting me. I really appreciate it.

allie from minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Sonia at C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Oh My!! Your tea table is gorgeous!! All your pictures are gorgeous. Glad to stop by!!

Mary said...

Everything is just fabulous - I'll be checking back to enjoy your great blog. Thanks for visiting me in the gazebo today - such a fun tea time had by all.
Happy Spring.
Mary (ACROSS THE POND)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, it all looks so lovely! I especially like the bird tags..... and where did you get that adorable glittery lamb? :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hello Mary! I just wanted to let you know about the tea set you are inquiring about. It is a vintage RS Germany. Maybe if you search Ebay or Google for RS Germany or RS Prussia you may find one similar. They can be very pricey but I only paid 40.00 for mine if you can believe that!! It is from Germany and I know they are still making some very pretty similar styles today.

I looked for an email link on your blog but didn't see one so I hope you don't mind my message here!

I just love your blog and would love to add you to my favorites if that is ok!

Heather :)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

What, not catnip tea for the kitties? What's a tea party without a kitten or two purring at the thought of cream.

violette said...

Great pictures !! and the house ! I am so glad to know this beautiful blog !!!
Thanks that you came around to visit my blog and say hello, I'll be back here !

Love
Violette

Betty Jo said...

OMGoodness! I've so enjoyed having tea with you. How beautiful everything is. Thank you for your incredible hospitality. xoxo

sepia art studio said...

Just beautiful <3!!!
Those Peter rabbit chocolates looks so sweet.

kasse said...

Oh, love the nest! I have left my 9 year nest, and we are now in the process of making a new one. I am inspired. I looooove white and wood. Can I copy and save the pic. of your living room to print and show my hubby? I will promise never to use it for any reason other reason than a shopping list at a later date(I recycle paper). kasse

Merci-Notes said...

To Kasse, That would be fine. I hope your construction goes very smoothly and timely!!
Wishing you many wonderful memories at your new home!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ha! I can't believe I never visited you on "Tea" day!! What an absolutely gorgeous presentation.

You home is so welcoming, I think I will just visit right now. (I just did my taxes and could use a refreshing cup of tea!)

Thanks for sharing with us.

R* said...

i just discovered your blog...what a beautiful table setting! i love the feather plumes in a vase, and the blue serving stand they sit on! yummy-looking treats too!

Sharon Kay said...

Oh what a lovely tea my dear. Every thing is beautiful and the cookies and tea look so good. Thank you for the invite and you have a lovely home.....