Monday, May 17, 2010

Afternoon Tea at Three

Sunday afternoon I had the privilege of being present at the first ladies afternoon tea event for Locust Grove UMC.  I was greeted warmly by Laura Farr and presented with the church cookbook.  I have a collection of church cookbooks which contain some of my favorite recipes and I know I’ll enjoy this one.


Then I was introduced to the event speaker, Janice Mussell, who was kind enough to invite me as her guest. 

P5161511 Janice (on the right) has written a lovely book called Tea In Season.  You can read about the book here on her website.

P5161508The tea tables were decorated with fresh flowers and some very lovely teapots.  This vintage Hall teapot in the Blue Bouquet pattern was on our tea table and I kept thinking how much I would love to add this Aladdin style teapot to my collection.  Isn’t the shape wonderful and look at that gorgeous handle. 

P5161509The ladies did a great job with the tea trays.  There were cucumber sandwiches, ham and radish, cream cheese with almonds, puffed spirals with sausage and more.  Someone had also prepared the best cheese straws I’ve ever tasted.


Those of us with a sweet tooth were treated royally.  Look at all these goodies, Victorian sponge hearts, chocolate covered strawberries, pecan and cheese squares, brownies and a lovely puffed pastry cup with creamy vanilla & apricot filling.

My compliments to the ladies who organized and prepared the food for this event – great job.  It was also very sweet that the young people served the iced tea, etc.  I suspect that this will be the first of many lovely afternoon tea events at Locust Grove UMC.




Angela McRae said...

Wow, for this to be their *first* such tea, they certainly put on a stellar event, didn't they! The food looks very tantalizing, and I'm with you on that Aladdin-style teapot: just beautiful! I've never even seen one of those that was decorated -- I've seen only solid color ones. (Something new to look for when I'm out antiquing!)

Val said...

Everything looks so lovely! And I love your hat...I wear one to church every Sunday, and other places when the opportunity presents itself!

Bernideen said...

They sure did a great job on the food !

I sell Janice's book and it is lovely. This was such a special treat for you!

Steph said...

What a lovely day, and since this was for a church, I'm trying hard not to covet that teapot!

Susan said...

those spiral church cookbooks are the best!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How lovely! Everything looks soooo pretty...and I'm sure it was tasty too.

I see you're enjoying a yummy bubble tea...oh how I love myself a delish bubble tea!


Linda J. said...

What a lovely assortment of food items on their menu. Thank you so much for sharing the photos. I so enjoy looking at friends afternoon tea experiences!

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