Each year since Lily was 4 years old I have prepared and served
afternoon tea to Lily and her family. I have missed one or two years,
but for the most part it has been every year.
Now Lily is a junior in high school.
The theme this year was a Touch of Whimsy.
The flowers had just a touch of whimsy with bubble gum on the table,
the creamer had white flowers flowing from it, the ice cream Sunday
had red carnations with straws, and the egg cup had white carnations
encircling one yellow flower in the middle.
A few years ago my women's group decided they wanted to join
in on the fun; so I do a trial run on Friday evening for them and
then Lily's family on Saturday afternoon.
This table was ready for my women's group.
Then this table was ready for Lily and her family.
There was egg salad in puff pastry cones.
Cucumber with pecan cream cheese.
Ricotta with dried apricot and pistachio pesto.
Also not pictured were crab stuffed tomatoes
and scones with jam and cream.
The tea served was a nice Darjeeling with the savories
and flavored teas from David's Tea with the sweets.
Gingerbread stars, which could sit on the handle of the teacup.
Oops! Didn't get a picture of that either.
Lemon cookie cones filled with cream and sprinkles.
Oreo surprise pops and jelly roll cake.
The jelly roll cake recipe came from a small handmade cookbook for
a church tea party Lily's grandmother attended many years ago.
Smoked salmon rolls.
Lily and myself.
Oh dear! She is taller than me this year.
It is one tea party that I plan for all year long and just plain enjoy doing.
Hope you enjoyed a brief look into my home and tea with Lily.