Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tea at the Waters Edge

We didn't celebrate Mother's Day with my mother in law in May, as we were traveling.
So the past Sunday was our Mother's Day celebration.
We found a lovely beach with picnic tables in Sequim, Washington
and I set the table for afternoon tea.
As I set the table there were little girl's nearby that were watching, there were exclamations from those walking by,
and my mother in law had exclamations of "oh".
The table was set with my wedding china.
The vase with the rose was a gift my mother received for her wedding.
We sipped Ambrosia herbal tea from teatreasures.com in Austin, Texas.
Don't you think the tea is such a pretty color?
The menu was:
Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Cucumber and Tuna Bites
Black Olive Sandwiches
Fresh Fruit Skewers
Lemon Curd Tarts with Raspberries
Lemon Verbena Cookies
Chocolates
I think everything taste better eating in the out of doors, especially
when you have a beautiful view.

We enjoyed the sights of the water.
It was great fun to surprise my mother in law with tea at the waters edge.

7 comments:

Annie said...

What a wonderful post, Marilyn. Just imagine how happy the world would be if we celebrated Mother's Day everyday.

Celeste Maia said...

Oh, my mouth is watering just looking at your photos and menu, such a gorgeous entry.
And it is so funny too that today I did an entry - very different to yours - about a wild beach near where I live and a picnic on the beach.
I bet your Mother was very touched with your party celebration.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Lovey photos. Lovely tea :-)

Angela McRae said...

Tea on the water sounds (and looks!) just delightful!

parTea lady said...

I've never had tea at the waters edge. Yours looks wonderful. The food looks delicious and that tea is a very pretty color.

La Tea Dah said...

A very sweet tea party! And how wonderful to be able to have it at water's edge.

eightfoldrabbit said...

What a beautiful tea party, lovely china and the perfect setting. :-) Thank you for sharing the pictures!