Friday, May 14, 2021

Teatime in Purple

 It was a lovely sunny, but cloudy day; just perfect for sitting in a garden. Yesterday I packed up teatime and drove across the river to share teatime with a friend in her garden. There were gorgeous bearded iris, which made the perfect decoration for teatime.

And then we sat to enjoy teatime in purple. I don't remember who said I should do a purple tea, but it was indeed a challenge. I am not a purple person, but I love a challenge. My mind flew through thoughts of the color purple for teatime and this is what came from my imagination.
I loved being embraced by the trees surrounding us. Then off to the side Mother Mary blessed us.
When planing I knew we must have the Butterfly Pea Flower Tea. What a fun addition to the purple teatime. When the tea is poured it is blue, but then as you add lemon it turns purple. The flowers in the purple glass vases were flowers from my garden. Even my friends little table and chairs fit so well with the teatime theme.
Can you see the difference? The tea on the right had the lemon added and the tea on the left hadn't had lemon yet.
The savories were grilled eggplant with goat cheese and a small dill pickle roll, deviled eggs marinated in beet juice, roll of purple cabbage slaw with grilled brisket, open faced sandwich of cheese and pickled beet, and chicken curry sandwich with red/purple grapes. The plates had small violets on them.
There was also a scone with grape jelly. The sweets were lemon tarts with candied violets and lavender flavored cupcakes with lavender icing and a lilac blossom topped it all.
We also enjoyed a cup of Mariage Freres Wedding Imperial tea with our sweets. It was the perfect finale to teatime in the garden.
I loved having a purple teatime with a friend in her garden. What a special, delightful, purple day.


Rosemary said...

Such a lovely purple-themed tea time event! All the extra special touches to carry out your theme were executed with perfection. The lilac blossom is so sweet on the cupcake. And your friend's garden was the perfect complement to your theme, from the blooming iris to the tasteful table and chairs. Such fun! Great job!

Gwen said...

Oh, Marilyn, this just grabs my heart! How I wish I lived close by and could partake of this exact tea time!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this is my favorite color, Marilyn. And it came at a perfect time, with tomorrow being my birthday. ; ) The purple flowers are so pretty, and all that Yummy food! Even the tea looks purplish. What a lovely tea time with your friend. Everything looks perfect.


Lorrie said...

The colour-changing tea would be a lot of fun with little ones. So interesting! What a great job you did with the purple tea challenge. Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

Jeanie said...

This is so pretty, Mairlyn. I love your array of sandwiches and pastries and the tea is just the best! I've never heard of that and how fun. I love your beautiful setting, too! Gorgeous!

Laura Morrigan said...

The food looks delicious, I wish I could have dropped by!