My alter ego,
gave a program at our county fair
on afternoon tea
We had quilt cookies, thimble cookies and spool cookies
(because quilts were the highlight of this year's fair)
And pots and pots of tea
Whenever I give a program,
I usually donate a luncheon
or a tea
And today, the lucky winner came for tea
A fall tea because it is, after all,
the end of October
Served in the dining room
with my beloved blue and white
The yellow mum centerpiece was a hostess gift from the lucky winner
An old embroidered tablecloth
The blue and white is my beloved Spode Camilla
edged in gold
All of the food is on the table
But we still eat by course
The silver curate
(from bottom to top)
Sandwiches, scones and sweets
The top plate holds some of the sweets
Cherry cookies, chocolate tarts and cinnamons
The middle plate holds the scones
While the bottom plate holds the sandwiches
And a Spode Blue Italian sandwich tray held some cutout cookies
frosted to look the the leaves outside the window
And every tea needs a cake
Because it is fall, ours was gingerbread
One of my favorite courses are the scones
With cream and jam
Spread cream on the scone and top with jam
h e a v e n!
And gingerbread is always a good cake
(and since this was America, leftover cream was used to top the gingerbread!)
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Your food looks fabulous!
Oh what beautiful, beautiful event!!! I just loved seeing everything tonight. I do envy you your energy!! It seems you do so much, and I can't seem to get it all pulled together anymore. You make so many days of your life special!
That all looks so pretty and tasty. Thanks for sharing.
Oh I love your post. The looks so delicious!
What a lovely event. Thanks for sharing!
Your gingerbread cake is calling my name!
I saw your comment on Old Fashioned and came over to visit you after I read that you didn't follow trends. Mark me as a new reader because although there are plenty of trends I like, I admire people who have their own style. And, besides, who has time to keep changing the decor? I say, get what you like and enjoy it until you don't any longer.
Lovely Fall Tea, dear friend!!!
I adore how you "give" to your community!!!
Thank you for sharing some divinely delicious tea choices!!!
This Fall tea looks like so much fun! Everything looks so tasty! Yum yum!
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