for reception tables of my friends daughters upcoming Wedding. . .
I surprised Mother ~of ~the ~Bride and the honoree
with a Bride~to~be~Tea!
Since this was to be a "work~day" On Crooked Creektt,
I set up my beloved maternal grandmother's folding tea cart
and draped it with my MoMa's white eyelet circular tablecloth.
Studio One, my creative space,
is located in the lower level living areas On Crooked Creektt
and is adjacent to the Family Room,
a perfect place for a spot of Tea!
Since we met mid~morning, I kept our refreshments light.
Sweet Strawberry Sorbet
filled my vintage Gold Crown Alliance, Ohio China bowls. . .
while the saucers were filled with Lemon Crinkle Cookies.
I chose delicate vintage luncheon white linen napkins
embossed with dainty blue embroidery and scalloped edging,
intricate silver serving spoons combined with my Homer Laughlin
cups and saucers for our tea service.
Our Pomegranate White Tea
containing lemon grass paired perfectly with the Lemon Cookies.
The dried pomegranate and African hibiscus gives this tea
a fuchsia pink robust hue which coordinated with the sorbet.
Fresh strawberries, used to garnish our sorbet,
are elegantly displayed within an heirloom blue compote.
Swirl depression glass creamer and sugar compliment the teascape.
A Prairie bouquet from On Crooked Creektt's Heirloom Garden
includes Purple Cone Flower and Shasta Daisies.
Two snips of Bouquet Dill and a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary,
from The Herb Garden, made this a fragrant packed petite bouquet.
With the rapidly approaching Wedding,
I feel great strides were made on this Bride~to~be~Tea "work day".
Plans are finalized, "to~do" lists are being checked off!
Soon, very soon. . .we'll all be "Going to the Chapel"!!!
Until next time. . .
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