Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High Tea With Laura

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm joining our Dear Laura at Decor To Adore for her party today ~ High Tea Tablescapes! I have to admit I've been on a little break and just found out today about her party and certainly wanted to come. I love tea parties. So I hope you'll excuse me as I've pulled up a past post to party with today. This post was from 2008 when I first started blogging so enjoy it and be sure to pop over to Laura's for more parties and some tea and scones! :)


I'm so thrilled you're here to have tea with me today. It's a little special for me because I'm using some old Fostoria crystal that was passed down to me from my Aunt Alma after she passed away. Even when I was a very young girl she would tell me she wanted me to have her crystal. I was having tea parties way back then and she knew I would love and cherish her pieces. I do!


So come into the living room and sit down. I've dressed the table up just for you! I have a pretty old tablecloth here (I even ironed it) and everything is in place for our tea!

See the pretty Colony crystal plates? I think they're just so dainty.

Let me pour the tea. Oh, good! It's just perfect, not too strong, just right! Aren't the cup and saucer sweet, too?

What do you take in your tea?

A little sugar?

Some cream? Again, look at the Colony sugar and creamer.

I like to float a little slice of lemon on top of my tea. Doesn't it smell divine?

You know you just cannot have a proper tea without serving cucumber sandwiches. Would you like one? I just made them this morning.

Do you like the sandwich server? I don't get to use it enough.

A lemon poppy scone?

Here are some fresh blackberries in a perfect little bowl - Fostoria American pattern.

Biscuits dipped in chocolate (that's what the English call cookies)
in a three footed Colony crystal dish.

I put this together this morning just for you. I took one of my cake plates, and filled a American crystal glass with these little roses and topped them with my cloche. I think it looks very dainty and girly, don't you? Did I ever tell you how creative I am? :)



I've even bought six long stemmed roses for this occasion and put them into a lovely crystal vase my Mr. Precious gave me. This vase is soooooooo heavy.

Can you smell the fragrance? Hmmm, I love the smell of roses.


Aw, and a little candlelight is always a good thing. Again, I'm using the little American patterned footed compotes for my candle holders.

Hope you've enjoyed coming to my little tea party.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
In My Life
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more
~ John Lennon/Paul McCartney

57 comments:

  1. Just stunning... Love the colors of the roses!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  2. Bellissimi questo thè trasparente.Una tavola fresca,accogliente e delicata al profumo di rose.Saluti,Rosetta

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  3. This is a lovely tea party. Love that beautiful crystal...I can just imagine you as a little girl loving that crystal!!! Good memories I'm sure!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

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  4. How lovely! I especially love your pretty sandwich-serving plate! Annie

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  5. Just beautiful Shelia! The roses under the cloche are just stunning!

    And I LOVE cucumber sandwiches!

    Have a great day!

    Lou Cinda

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  6. Shelia,
    I love the song you chose for us to 'listen' to...one of my favorites. I adore the tea party; it was just lovely, but I'm afraid I'm rather full at the moment and must leave before I make a pig of myself with those lemon poppy scones.
    By the way, the flowers are so lovely and smell extremely fragrant.
    ta ta Darling!

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  7. Hello Shella,
    I really enjoyed this special tea time with you. Thank you so much for having me for tea. This tablecloth is a real treasure and the fostoria dishes are wonderful because one can see this precious tablecloth. The roses in the cloche are so darling. And not at least the food looks mouthwatering. Thank you again and I hope to see you in my house for a tea, also.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  8. It looks beautiful! And delicious! Glad you joined in for the tea!!!

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  9. Shelia, this is just stunning. I didn't see this the first time. All of your pretty dishes and of course the roses under the cloche, stunning. Love the tablecloth also. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Sheila, your tea is just lovely! Everything looks wonderful and your photos are gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Everything looks so delicious. Beautiful tea setting.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  12. Such a perfect little tea party...little girls never grow up do we?! LOve it :D

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  13. Shelia, Your tea party is so feminine and beautiful. I love the little sandwiches and the poppy seed scones. Lovely.

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  14. Oh my goodness I am overcome with all of the loveliness!

    Your lace tablecloth is just gorgeous!

    I do love your crytal dishes and your sandwich server is amazing!

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO very much for linking up.

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  15. What a pretty table! I love cucumber sandwiches!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  16. What a charming tea table. The roses are so colorful and elegant. Stunning.

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  17. I love it!!
    I really want a cucumber sandwich right now!

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  18. Very pretty table Sheila! Lovin' your Aunt's beautiful crystal-enjoy:@)

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  19. Wow, Shelia! What a pretty little tea table. Oh, and I love the flowers under the cloche. You have done a beautiful job once again. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Karie

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  20. I think I missed this before and I am so glad you posted it again, Shelia. Your aunt's fostoria set is stunning, so lucky of you to inherit them. They bring sweet memories too. You sure are creative indeed! Lovely tea table!...Christine

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  21. so very pretty! love the flower touch on the sandwiches.

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  22. A truly lovely tea. I wish I could have joined you, but alas, travel woes kept me away. I love the flowers and all the crystal..

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  23. So pretty! And I love those sweet little cucumber sandwiches too. Pam

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  24. Beautiful table! I adore the cloche with the flowers. Your Colony crystal plates are lovely.

    Deanna :D

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  25. Yum. Please pass the cookies. Thankyouverymuch.

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  26. That looks splendid. It reminds me of a tea house I took my Mom many years ago. We had such a delightful time. I thought I would not get full when first starting out with all those little bites...needless to say we were stuffed. Thanks for the tea and goodies. XO

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  27. You've put your Aunt Alma's pieces to good use! So lovely! The cucumber sandwiches and lemon poppy seed scones look so good! Very pretty sandwich server!

    DD

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  28. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh my...what a beautiful tea you have set for us, my friend! Thank you sooo very much! I really enjoyed all of your beautiful glassware, Sheila! You have a lovely collection and it holds such precious memories for you as well! It just doesn't get any sweeter!!! Everything is sooo pretty...from the beautiful table linens...right down to your lovely roses! Ohhh yes...you are such a creative and talented lady, I love how you did the roses and cloche! That's a great idea...and one that I will have to remember! Mmmm...and so many scrumptious treats as well! You have treated us sooo delightfully! Thank you, sweet lady!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...thank you so much for coming by my place for a visit today! I really enjoyed your sweet note!

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  29. Lovely tea, Shelia. What's a tea party without cucumber sandwiches? Your sandwiches are so elegant with the added little flower. Everything looks perfect! ~ Sarah

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  30. Hi Sheila,
    How fun it is to share a little afternoon tea with you. You really have such an "eye" for all the details. The finger sandwiches and cookies look yummy. Beautiful flowers as well! ~Susie

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  31. Shelia,
    A little sugar and cream, please. Oh, and the scones, yes, please! And the fresh blackberries, yum!

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  32. Can you believe I've never had those sandwiches? But I'd love some Splenda in my tea.
    Brenda

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  33. I love the cucumber sandwiches. Those are so pretty! I love the dishes, too. A pretty plate to eat on!

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  34. Oh Pickle this is all just beautiful girl..I don't remember seeing this awesome table..Thanks for sharing it once again..I'll take a sandwich and leave now ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  35. It all looks so yumo!
    Hope you are doing something fun on your break!

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  36. Hi Shelia
    I love your little tea party and tablescape. The dishes are beautiful. I like to use fine china or pretty glass cups for serving tea. Coffee must be in a "coffee mug"...*s*. Your tablecloth is beautiful.

    I am going to have to look up lemon poppyseed scones because I love scones....lemons...and poppyseeds..yum!

    Thank you for the lovely luncheon...*hugs*
    have a wonderful day
    Judi

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  37. Hi Shelia, I love your beautiful tea party post. I have not seen it before so it was a delight. The food looks awesome and the decorations are very pretty and clever. I loved tea parties when I was small too. I still do.
    Love, Jeanne

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  38. Absolutely lovely! Each and every detail is so pretty and the food looks delicious.

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  39. What a stunning tea party! I hope you enjoyed each and every morsel, you put such a lot of effort into all the details.

    Marydon from Blushing Rose said I should pop over here and share with you that I have some mirror pictures in a couple of recent posts. I am not quite sure what you will do with that information, if anything! Don't feel obligated to use them. I just didn't want to get in trouble with Marydon, she reminded me twice!

    It was a pleasure to visit you and your beautiful blog and have a wonderful evening!

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  40. Hey Pickle...I love your Aunt's beautiful treasures...how blessed you are to be the keeper of it...the table looks so pretty and girly...makes you feel special just looking at it!...Love ya sweetie...Picket

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  41. Oh Miss Shelia I want some tea at your house. It all looks delicious and very pretty too.

    Warmly, ~Melissa

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  42. Oh how I have dearly loved your tea party Shelia. Everything is just as dainty and sweet as can be. Just beautiful dishes from your Aunt Alma. I loved all the details. And oh yes! You are so creative. Do tell what you used to garnish those sweet little cucumber sandwiches. Love this post. I'm glad you repeated it, as I didn't know you the first time around. ;)
    Donna

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  43. My mouth aways waters when I come to visit you! If it wasn't so late, I would go pour me a glass of sweet tea! Oooh...and the cookies and blackberries look so good too! Very pretty tablescape!

    Thanks for checking out the kitchen hardware...it's ordered and should be here soon. Everyone liked it!

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  44. Hi Shelia....very beautiful and yummy table! I hope you enjoyed your break! I also enjoyed the willow in the sun room - love the red and white! Linda

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  45. Just beautiful, Shelia.

    Elegant, serene and so gracious.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs, Barb

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  46. Oh, my sister is so creative - and so pretty and sweet, too. Everything looks beautiful.♥

    Did you save me a cucumber sandwich?

    I hope you to see you tomorrow for Pink Saturday.

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  47. Such a lovely tea... I so enjoyed it. thanks for having me...the little sandwiches were eye candy and the chocolate dipped bisquits, such a treat. Tea, purr-fect. Your beautifully appointed dishes made the table. Lucky we ladies are to aquire our Aunties beautiful dishes. I'm so happy to meet you and become a follower of yours...I will hope that you will come visit and follow me. Your new friend. xoso Sandy O

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  48. A beautiful tea, my dearness Shelia, thank you so much for inviting me.
    I will take tea, sugar, a splash of creme, a lemon floating on top, 5 chocolate dipped biscuits and the WHOLE bowl of fresh blackberries, including the little bowl... please and thank you. :)))

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  49. Beautiful blog, and beautiful song! I think your music theme is FABULOUS!
    Corine :D

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  50. Hi Shelia! What a beautiufl setting for tea! I love the crystal...so elegant! And yes, I'll have a cucumber sandwich...yummy! I hope you are having a great weekend. I have been doing a lot of babysitting with my little grandson and I'm getting another one in 5 weeks! Aren't they fun?...hugs...Debbie

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  51. Sheila, I love tea parties! Thanks for inviting me. Your table is lovely and the little cucumber sandwiches are perfect.
    Thanks also for stopping by my blog to welcome me into the world of blogging. Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

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  52. Hi Sheila, Your table is just beautiful! I love the tablecloth and your Aunts dishes. I would enjoy having tea at this lovely table.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  53. that would be a lovely tea party for sure...poppy seed scones are one of my favorites and I love the dishes.

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  54. Hi Shelia! Just dropping by to thank you for visiting my neighbor's new blog! You ARE a sweetie!...hugs...Debbie

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  55. Sheila, How did you know that yellow roses were my very very favorite! YOurs are so pretty. As is your entire table.
    You have such a treasure in your Aunt's pretty Fosteria crystal. I love the sweet swirl pattern. You have everything ready... even fussing to make the cloche centerpiece... very lovely! You are cettainly a sweetie for sharing this tea table with all of us!
    Yvonne

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  56. OOOH Sheila,
    This is just perfect for a high tea!
    So very elegant and pretty@
    I hope your enjoying your break and I bet its warm and sunny by you!
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)