Thursday, June 27, 2013

Afternoon Tea in the Park

 
 
 
 
 
 
It was tea time at Washington Park just yesterday.
Friends gathered together to share a cup of tea or two.
There were the little sandwiches that's for sure.
Scones with bergamot curd, delightful!
Fruit to make our hearts sing.
Beauty all around.

Our cups were waiting.
Black teas from Taiwan to imbibe.
Raindrops didn't scare us.
We found shelter in the original Elephant House.

Conversation was enjoyable.
Friendship is the best, but
over a cup of tea my afternoon was blessed.

15 comments:

Mark said...

Looks like a beautiful way to spend an afternoon

Rosemary said...

This looks like such a beautiful gathering - great food, good friends, much laughter! Lovely pictures!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful setting Marilyn, how awesome to have friends to share your passion with. You're so blessed!

Joy said...

Delightful and beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Fantastic tea party! Everything is beautiful. I love that blue and white china/porcelain.

Steph said...

I'm so grateful to have shared this with you!

Mary said...

Gosh Marilyn, even I've never had a real afternoon tea in an elephant house! What a beautiful looking teatime this was - the strawberry wholewheat(?) scones look delish, as does everything else. Love the blue transferware alongside the hydrangeas. Know that was a fun time.......you Oregon gals certainly know how to do tea I think!!

Love and hugs - Mary

Adrienne said...

It looks delightful! I'm so sorry I had to miss it. Hope you will do it again.
~Adrienne~

Angela McRae said...

Oh my, what a spread and what a day! Lovely!

Jeanie said...

Oh, Marilyn -- this is stunning. Love the blue and white! How much fun to be with friends like that -- can't wait till I'm retired and I know I can rope in at least two or three to make a tea with!

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marilyn! It must have been a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos with us! xo Gigi

Tracy said...

Oh, now that is simply WONDERFUL! I like the idea of tea in the park, a more classy picnic. ;o) LOVE all the blue & white china too. Happy Days, Marilyn ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

Beautiful indeed.
Much love and many blessings
Love Jeanne

relevanttealeaf said...

Your afternoon tea photos are beautiful. I love the blue and white transferware, and the food looks delicious. What a special tea time!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Gorgeous! You girls know how to put on a tea party!