Monday, July 9, 2012

a real tea party

in all this time of having a "tea post" on tuesdays
I don't think I've ever had a real tea party to share with you!


I'm in a weekly quilting group
and before we break for the summer, we wanted to get together just for fun


we had "high tea" with scones, finger sandwiches and special desserts


above is the flower shaped scone with lemon curd
and below: the three tiers of treats


it was so much fun
we just sipped tea 
nibbled
gabbed
giggled
shopped
and hugged our goodbyes on the sidewalk

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do you have a treasured gaggle of geese in your life?


15 comments:

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I do have a treasured gaggle and we do tea often... but yours is looking as though it was something special...
happy tea day...xx

here is my tea post
http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/temptation-teabag-teapots.html

ooglebloops said...

One should always have a "treasured gaggle"- and yes, thankfully, I do!!
What a lovely tea- I would be so tempted to stuff the leftovers- if there were nay- into my purse- or possibly, in a more civilized fashion - request a doggie bag!!! LOL
Drop by for tea, if you get a chance.........

Caterina Giglio said...

yes I do, but I left them all in Fort Collins, but will be back soon for my art show! looks like you had a delightful time...

~*~Patty S said...

yes a few different gaggles of treasured and talented friends...tomorrow I'll be playing with some local artists doing gelatin monoprinting which I am super excited about

I adore your tea photos Kimmie and am officially hungry now

Love your bright balloon header too very much!

Happy tea to you

here I am for tea today

oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, I'm so sorry I haven't been around these last few days. I've missed SO much.

I've only had high tea once, which is weird, since my Grandmother, a confirmed coffee drinker who got me drinking coffee to disguise the taste of milk, had tea every afternoon at 4. She never missed it. After all, she was 100% British!

I don't seem to have a gaggle, but I have always wanted one. One of these days, at least I hope! That is, if I get off the computer enough to find one.

Today I'm honoring one of your previous tea posts with:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-windowsill-tea.html

Halle said...

How lovely! Time with friends is always the best!!!

Snap said...

Wonderful! A tea party with quilting friends! The lemon curd on the flower shaped scone ... my mouth is watering!

Dianne said...

Looks like it was a lovely tea party... The treats look delicious! Unfortunately, few of my friends drink tea... So I usually enjoy it alone and in the quiet... which is nice too!

Brenda said...

I do admire your lemon curd scones! SO delicious looking!!! Mouth watering for those awesome looking treats! Its good to get together for nibbles, giggles, and gab. NIBBLES, GIGGLES, and GAB, OH MY! LOL...So glad that you and geese have time to share. It was a lovely tea party. I do love the tea cup.
Brenda

Vero Palazzo said...

I would love to taste the lemon curd scon!! :)

Rita said...

I went once in Minneapolis to a fancy tea shoppe with a girlfriend and it was quite a treat! I lost my gaggle when I moved up here to Fargo-Moorhead in 1999.
I have that same tea strainer. But not the pretty cups they have there. Looks like a great time. :)

Gayle Price said...

Ooooh lovely !! I so wish I could have joined you, it looks wonderful, delicious treats and beautiful photos. yes I have a "gaggle" of friends but same old story....too busy. Must address this poor excuse for not getting together for "tea". xx

Jill said...

No gaggle here but I'd love one! My daughter was invited to a "craft night" with a new friend and I was so jealous. I'm happy you have these live in the skin friends.

lorik said...

I drink tea in the morning..before coffee - but it is always nice to have morning or afternoon tea with cake. High tea is the ultimate - especially for a cake lover like me. I will have at least one sandwich - just to be healthy:)
Your photographs are beautiful - and very tempting!

Nancy said...

Pretty tea photos Kim :) yes, I have a couple of gaggles, but we seldom just get together for high tea...mostly crafty events.