I'm working on a project for mid October and another committee member stopped by this morning with some information that was needed for the event.
I find when one has mid morning or afternoon company, it's easier to offer a cup of tea rather than coffee. Some don't ever drink coffee, some drink coffee only in the morning, some only drink decaf. So many variables for a hostess. But I've yet had anyone turn down a cup of tea!!!!
So when Sandy arrived, the kettle went on -- the tea tray was arranged and ready for the filled brewed teapot to be added. Once the tea was brewed, I carried the tray out to the sunroom where we commenced with our meeting.
Once again it's the Johnson Brothers Indies. The wee teapot, sugar and creamer bought 16 years ago in England. I loved the bed/breakfast that we stayed in and all of them had a spot for making tea and I felt that my guest room needed that same amenity. Alas, that didn't last long for the teapot, sugar and creamer and the two cups and saucers I bought soon ended in the kitchen and were used daily for my afternoon tea.
Two real English teaspoons (bought at a sale in a church in Lake Country), a pretty tea towel always makes a great tray mat, and for the nosh -- some Walker's Shortbread. Usually, I have a tin in the larder for I love shortbread. This past month it's been a huge tin because they have been my afternoon nosh -- not able to bake cookies!
The meeting went well -- it always does when refreshments are involved!
It's Tuesday which means that it's Tea Party Tuesday so please join these lovely ladies to see other tea times and pretty tea dishes.
Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen