Hello and Hello! Christmas is only a few days away and it's been quite an emotional week for me. I'm taking the evening to write this blog post and do some light reading (probably "Anne of the Island"). I won't have much time for blogging again till next week so I wanted to gift you with this Old Fashioned Tea Story.
I invited all the ladies, in town, from my family over for tea and goodies. Our menu included homemade fudge, popcorn balls, gingerbread cookies (my favorite) and a famous family fruitcake and cranberry scones. (thanks to those who helped make the goodies!) (Above) Notice the special homemade heart hanging on the rustic hutch. A gift from a friend made on Instagram. Check her out on IG: @frommyenglishcountrydiary or her blog: MonicaSabollaGruppo
I decorated with an old fashioned theme and last minute made the tea tier out of 3 different sized china plates, a candle stick holder and a small vase and used a hot glue gun to put the pieces together. It turned out pretty good. We have several holly bushes in our yard so a few sprigs of holly and a few lit candles.
The evening was just lovely and my lovely family let me indulge in my picture taking (thanks ladies!)
(Below) My sister in-laws are on the left singing a German Christmas Carol while all my nieces, on the right, are thinking, "lovely, but I have no idea what they are singing."
(Above) That's me at the head of the table (thanks to my tripod and self-timer) and our family friend Judy opposite me.
Also on the tea menu was salmon cream cheese/cucumber sandwiches and a veggie plate.
I took some pics from outside, looking in, and the ladies had a good laugh at my excitement grinning at them through the window!
Much love and hugs, and MERRY CHRISTMAS