Last Tuesday friend Shirley Ann and I headed to the city to look for Christmas bargains. Part of the fun of going to the city is a great lunch. And this day, we chose to lunch at a favorite place of mine, Andre's on the Plaza. A Kansas City institution. For lunch, chocolates and cookies and pastries.
And I decided to take a bit of heaven back to the prairie . . .
Tea cookies for a "'tween week tea".
So with the Spode Famille Rose cups and saucers, wee silver teaspoons, my Aynsley teapot and my small silver curate filled with Andre's cookies, friend Hallie and I enjoyed a quiet interlude. Catching up on Christmas activities and presents and sharing our plans for New Year's Eve.
The cookies are true tea cookies. Small, at most three bites and most are only two. Which reminded me that perhaps I could use some tea cookie cutters. Mine are all way too big for delicate tea cookies!
The tea was Mariage Freres Espirit De Noel -- a perfect tea for December and a birthday gift from dear friend Carolyn. It's a great tea and one to be savored whether alone or with a friend.
Most of my teapots are ironstone -- blue and white ironstone and this is a china one. By Aynsley. It is my "good" pot (my best is the silver one). And I like using it when I have special company. It does match my Spode but goes with it very well, I think. I love the specialness of the china pot. More special than an ironstone one but yet not as formal as a silver one.
It's Tuesday which means that it's Tea Tuesday! I'm sharing my "Andre's Tea" with:
Tabletop Tuessday 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