Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Very First Tea Party!

My wonderful friend Robin is an incredible woman. The most energetic person I have ever meet hands down. She's something like Martha Stewart on Red Bull! She cooks, bakes bread, sews, makes her own clothes, paints, makes fancy hats, gardens, crochets and much more.

Tuesday I was invited to her home as the guest of honor for a Tea party. Since I am leaving for MI in a week she thought it would be great way for some gardening friends to get together. Our wonderful friends Sarah and Janelle also attended.

The table was decorated like those you see in a magazine. Due to low light my photos are a little blurry but they work. Four different pots of tea are on the table. We each had our own cup and saucer, no two alike. Flowery place cards and napkins along side her adorable cream holders. One was a little kitty. And of course, the desert! It was a delicious trifle. I ate way more than I needed to but it was way to good.

Conversation was endless and I made sure to bring a long my favorite stash of garden catalogs to pass around. Lots of garden discussion, planning and fun was had.

Robin's yard is a beautiful cottage style garden with self sown seeds all about the yard. She is currently working on installing a small chicken coop too. When I get back in September there should be chickens scratching around.

This azalea has blossoms the size of my palms!

This is the herb and cut flower garden.

The front yard is her newest garden project.

I love the butterfly house.

You can see that her borders are stuffed with cut flowers.


keewee said...

I can't tell you the last time I went to or had a tea party. Must have been when I lived in New Zealand over 28 years ago. Trifle is delicious, did it have sherry in it?

Becca's Dirt said...

I hope you had fun at your tea party. It sure is fun to get together with friends and then to discuss gardening - Wow. Such a lovely yard. And what a table setting. I love that all of the cups and saucers were of different patterns. Have a nice day... Becca

Dirt Princess said...

How sweet. You have great friends! Her garden is gorgeous, love the herb/cutting garden!

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely setting your friend has. A tea party with friends and a walk thru a country garden would be my description of a perfect day;)

I enjoyed the previous post about heirloom tomatoes. I've been growing them for several years. I have favorites chosen not for the fact they grow well, because many don't. I just love the taste of Kellogs Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim and Brandywine. I'd like to try some of the ones on your list too.

Debbie said...

A tea party! Years and years ago when I was new to the neighborhood an older women did a welcome tea party. There were 6 of us. It was such a dreamy, feminine and yes "magaziney" time. It really is something we should all do more often.

sweet bay said...

I agree with Dirt Princess, you have great friends! The garden and the tea setting are lovely.

Heather said...

A tea party seems like the perfect tribute. How great to be the guest of honor too! That trifle looks so darn good. I am going to get one of those dishes so I can make them too!

Hafts Happenings said...

That is so awesome, what fun you all had! beautiful scenery.