Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Welcome Home Tea. . .

One of my dear friends spends a portion of her Winter
staying with family in Florida each year. . .and I miss her!

So~o~o. . .
once she returned to her home,
I invited her over for Tea to Welcome her Home, once again!

I began my Welcome Home Tea tablescape by leaving 
On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room table in it's original round size.

I placed a circular, white eyelet lace tablecloth atop my oak table.

I added a vintage rectangular, white cutwork topper imported from Mexico.
It is a treasured heirloom piece from my beloved maternal grandmother.
The table topper has four matching luncheon napkins, 
but I chose others for our Tea.

For our centerpiece,
I placed faux yellow varigated silk tulips and a few faux white cherry blossoms 
into my 24% lead crystal butterfly vase from our tours of duty while in Germany.

My Avon Pear Teapot, 
(I apologize, the Pear Teapot is not visible in the photo, as I was tempering it in the Kitchen.)
combined with my lidded apple creamer and pear lidded sugar bowl, 
kept the color pallet light and gave us an unobstructed view of the Garden.

This adorable vintage set of pepper and salt shakers
added a touch of whimsy and a nod to the Season of Spring.

Vintage beige linen napkins hand embroidered in a sage green and white thread,
in a simplistic fold, 
where placed beside my beloved mother~in~laws sterling silver forks.

I used my vintage Sheffield White swirl patterned dinner plates
for serving Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bread.

Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bread
Raspberry Curd
Pink Lemonade
Tetley Classic Black Tea

I added frozen Cranberries to our lightly chilled Pink Lemonade
to keep the drink 'temperature controlled'  and for a splash of color.

A divinely delicious Harrowgate Fine Food Traditional English Raspberry Curd!

The Meyer Lemon Bread was so moist!
Adding the Raspberry Curd to the Lemon Bread 
took its flavor to an even higher level of deliciousness.

Following our Welcome Home Tea,
we took a "walk about" in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens
to see what was awakening within the privacy fencing borders.

Pink Flowering Almond Shrub.

Pink Flowering Almond Shrub.

All too soon, our leisurely visit ended.

As we bid our farewell's, 
we made promises to meet again, soon!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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Kathryn @ The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty!

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home d├ęcor.
Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their linky party.


Parsimonious Perfection said...

Your Sheffield is divine, elegant, and the lemon cake looks so delicious!

podso said...

Raspberry curd on lemon bread is just the opposite of the lemon curd I served on raspberry scones yesterday! Your tea looks lovely and what a great idea to welcome your dear friend home for the summer.Good way to catch up on each other's life.

Pondside said...

What a lovely way to welcome your friend home!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love your tablescape, but I adore the the salt and pepper set...Just a warm way to welcome home your friend...

Sarah said...

Pat, your friend was sure to feel welcomed and special. What a lovely tea! I'd love a slice of the Meyer Lemon bread for dessert tonight. '-)


Beautiful Shefield and lovely tea setting! I love that cake, it looks awesome, hope to make it one day soon.
I'm sure your friend loved it too.

Art and Sand said...

What a sweet gesture to welcome your friend home. I am sure she loved every minute of it.

thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

Well that is so lovely! What a nice thing to do for a friend! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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