"Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp" The Minister of Leaves
Victoria-Rose hosts at least two tea parties a year at our home. One is her birthday tea party that is Christmas holiday inspired and the other is just before school begins so that the girls can get together one more time before they leave. She often hosts small tea parties at college, too. She recently wanted to make scones in her little dorm kitchen but didn't have a mixer. That didn't stop her! She mixed it all with her hands! Needless to say, I sent her back with a mixer the next time she was home.
This time Victoria-Rose asked her friend Lyda to spend a few days with us and they prepared most of the savories for this party together. Both girls enjoyed working in the kitchen. They made curried chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, and strawberry sandwiches with herbed cheese. I had pinned a picture of cheese filled tomato 'tulips' and Lyda was anxious to make those. She also made the most beautiful strawberry 'roses' to decorate the strawberry sandwich platter.
pinkest onto the kitchen table. The tablecloth is a vintage one from the 40's and has a pale pink background.
|Victoria-Rose's favorite cup is the white one with little pink roses. It is Duchess bone china, made in England, and found in a Hospice resale shop.|
|Lyda did the beautiful calligraphy on the place cards.|
This next photo (again, out of focus) is the almond cream and berry parfait that was the last course served. Victoria-Rose and I chose three different teas to serve to the girls: Teavana's Blackberry Mojito (green), Adagio's Apricot (black), and Teavana's Strawberry Pu-Erh (black).
Emilie Barnes, If Teacups Could Talk