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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tea for Ten

Putting on my best Martha Stewart facade, I found myself wondering why I had volunteered to host a tea when I had never before done anything of the sort. Birthday parties, yes. Cocktail parties, yes. Dinner parties, yes.  Luncheons, yes. A tea?


All I was responsible for was the coffee, tea, lemon water, and fruit; another guest was to provide the pastries. As I gathered up my tea pots, I knew I'd be able to pull it off...not that big a deal, really.  The most difficult part of the job was cleaning the house, getting rid of all the animal fur and dust curls that tend to lurk in the corners of my home. My vacuum and I became best friends in the process.

I picked flowers from the yard and set a pretty table using my Staffordshire Calico Brown, though the cups and saucers, basically unused, needed a major bath to regain their sparkle.

I'm happy to report that the event came off without a hitch.

Mission accomplished!


  1. Sounds delightful! I love your brown charming! It's good to have people over once in a while just so we regain our confidence that we really can do it! ha. forces us to look with a more critical eye at the dust and fur! lol...

  2. lovely flowers you picked....beautiful colors...hmm...i would probably have to google proper etiquite for a tea party...smiles...glad it went well for you...smiles.

  3. Love your brown calico tea set. And the flowers are the perfect touch. Looks like a fun time!

  4. What fun! Lunch OR dinner for ten would be overwhelming,(to me,) but for tea - it's perfect. Love the tea set.


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