Monday, October 19, 2009

~An Autumn Tea Party~

Today is Tea Things Tuesday, brought to you by our lovely and very shabby, pink and pretty hostess, Kim! Click on the tea cabinet to the right to join her and the other participants to see some beautiful things that are all about tea.

I’m so glad you are here, because I want to show you some photos I took at our monthly tea party . When I first started my blog back in late June, I told you about the tea club that I’m part of…the Rose Petal Tea Society.  We all love tea, some of us more than others, but we all share in the love of getting together each month for a tea party.  Sometimes we go out, and sometimes one of the “girls” will have the tea party in her home.

This month, we were blessed with perfect weather for an outdoor tea on the deck. It was all autumn, and we were also asked to wear a straw hat decorated with an autumn theme.  I tried to get pictures of all of them, but I must have been moving more than I thought, so  several of them were blurred, but I do have a couple to show.  Some of us, like yours truly, forgot to wear hats, but we sure enjoyed seeing the creativity of our friends! 

Once again, I forgot to take pictures of the delicious food that was served.  We started out with homemade potato soup, followed by a spring green salad, then we were served wonderful open face chicken salad sandwiches, spread on a leaf or pumpkin shaped piece of bread.  Our tea choices were ginger peach and apple cinnamon…delish!.  


All three tablecloths were made by our hostess, Karen, just for us!


I have no idea how I got this picture at this angle!


And she used her green and yellow depression glass…so beautiful!

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We all received a bag of daffodil bulbs along with these two copies of lovely verse and information. 


Isn’t this a pretty yellow teapot? 



Sheila shared with me that she and her hubby just celebrated 50 years of marriage! Congratulations, Sheila!!!! 


Are these beautiful autumn colors, or what?  Good job, Linda!


Lois decorated her hat with real leaves from her yard!  Look at those beautiful colors of purple and gold!

lois's hat

Kathy had surgery on her hip recently and uses this cane for a little extra support.  Having to be right in style, she decorated it for the occasion!


Kathy delightfully says  “I won, I won!  I won the door prize…go, me!”


Perfect floral arrangement for an outdoor autumn tea!

100_3855  There are about 18 in our club, but  a few were not able to attend, so we had fourteen on Saturday.  I wish all of you could have been there with us to share in a beautiful day of fellowship, giggles, political talk…yes, I said political talk.  We might be cute and frilly, but we’re women of substance, and we will fight for our grandchildren.  Don’t mess with us!

Seriously, our government is not governing at all…only they know what they are doing, because the rest of us do not.  Logic and common sense have been abandoned, as has morality and honesty.  Do you remember being a kid and having someone bigger than you hold you down on the ground, or tie your hands behind your back?  Do you remember how you felt?  I do.  I felt very angry and vulnerable.  Guess what..I feel that way now.  Someone bigger than me is holding me down.  My question is this…what happens to personal freedom when they refuse to let you go?

So I return to my tea cottage, put the kettle on, take a scone or two out of the freezer and warm it up, then pray that God will strike a match under our complacency.  Thinking back to some old westerns, I recall that the good guys always won.  I wonder…maybe we need the Calvary to come along waving the American Flag.  Who is the Calvary today?  You and me.

If you’re weary of the constant dismantling of our constitution, come and join me for a cup of tea.  We will have a moment of contentment before the Indians scalp us.

God bless you all.  God bless our troops, and protect them from harm.  Thank you.



  1. What a wonderful tea party! I so enjoyed seeing the details! Wish I could see the yellow depression glass!

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    I'm in agreement with you about our government.


  2. Hello, what a lovely day you had at your tea party what a brilliant idea I loved the hats and the tables looked so pretty. I thought the picture of your troops was very moving, I get so sad when I think of all the young lives lost God love them all. Love Jillx

  3. Good morning Mary, your table looks beautiful, the women look very happy and the tea party is a wonderful gathering of friends. I dearly love this post today.

    I really admire your political views. I agree 100 percent. If I knew how to change this I would move heaven and earth. I do believe our children and grandchildren are going to suffer for the problems in this wonderful country today.
    I'm calling on the Lord to help us.

    Thank you for the sweetest comment on my birthday post. Yes, our friends are very dear to us.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  4. What a lovely post! Everything looks so pretty and I love the decorated hat and the cane.I have been planning on having a tea party all summer but where did the time go?
    I am glad you are women of substance too!
    Take care,

  5. What a beautiful table! I love how all the different elements come together to make one absolutely gorgeous table! Thanks you so much for sharing!

  6. I really loved all the color. I got excited to see the green depression glass. I only have four luncheon plate in green, so I used my pink glass dishes and mismatched china for my party. What a great idea to decorate hats. If you can send me any ideas for a Christmas tea, please do, as the ladies want me to host another one. I have to skip on November as my husband is having a knee replacement next Monday.
    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog. I love tea parties!
    I could not agree with you more on the government. I feel so helpless. Why is it that so many people cannot see what we see is happening to our freedom? God help us all. Keep praying...that's all I can think right now.

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful tea party. What a great idea!! Hugs, Connie

  8. Hi Mary,
    What fun you had! I would love to do something like that but all my friends are 'working outside the home' gals. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.


  9. What a tea party!
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  10. YAY YOU! You won! LOL
    What a fun time. Looks like everyone was just enjoying themselves and relaxing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. This looks sooo fun. The tables were just lovely. The hats were adorsble, what a good idea. And yay on winning... And what a good anaolgy on feeling like somebody is holding you down. Soo frustrating, Have a great dsy Msry!! Blessings to you, Debbie

  12. What a wonderful tea party and your spread is gorgeous.


  13. Beautiful Fall Tea Party...Happy you won!!!!

  14. Stopped by to see your pics. Beautiful.

    Now back to work. :)

  15. I'm with you on praying for our troops and their families.

    Congratulations to Sheila and her husband. May they see many more blessed years together.

    I absolutely love EVERYTHING you shared! The photos are so beautiful that I felt as if I were in attendance. Beauty all around in every way.

    Thanks for sharing with us. I wish I could visit and have a cup of tea with you and your friends. Love and blessings.

  16. Oh what a lovely tradition and beautiful tea tables!! Just fabulous. Ahh yes these times we are in are driving us to our tea cups and tea pots more and more :0)
    Happy TTT to you. I really enjoyed my visit...

  17. What fun you are having. Love your photos of the tea party.

  18. Dear Mary, your post today was amazing. I love your blog. As for today I would like to bestow a WOW pin to you on my other blog. womenofwisdom-peggy.blogspot.com. Just go to my post and click on the WOW pin and it will take you to it. If you post about the pin that will encourage others to join that site. That is my ministry in my old age. Please read about the origin of the pin. thanks for sharing.

  19. Lovely table, lovely hats, lovely tea party :-) Thanks for sharing all the photos. And for prayer and support for all those serving our country in our military.


  20. Oh I love the tea party, too fun! The tables were beautiful and the hats wonderful. It is so nice you are able to talk of political things with other women, it helps. Beautiful blog today!

  21. Oh, Mary,
    I love when friends get together for tea! The table setting was so pretty, and everyone was having such a good time. Thank you for sharing your party with us. Thank you also for stopping by for a cup of tea today! Blessings to you! Vicki

  22. Hi Mary..What fun you must have had at that lovely fall tea party. The tablescapes and colors are fabulous and I just love the hats all decorated to match the tea party theme. I wish you didn't live so far away or you might find yourself with a new member to your tea club!!

    Hope your week is going well. Have a great one.


  23. Hi Mary....Your tea party looked like so much fun! Beautiful table settings and a delicious menu! I am a little behind on my blog reading....hope you have a wonderful day!~Hugs, Patti

  24. Hi Mary!!
    Oh this looks like it was so much fun! Everything was so beautiful...love all the pretty fall colors!
    I am SO happy that YOU won the door prize~~you looked so beautiful!
    Thank you so much for your steadfast support of our country and Constitution. I know all of us are making a difference with our voices and prayers.
    I am close to my 1st Giveaway, finally...lol!

    Talk to you later!

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  25. Hi Mary, I'm so glad you came by for a visit. This tea party/luncheon is wonderful, The table settings, placemats (love them) the ladies hats. Everything is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your photos!
    Have a wonderful week,

  26. I love the decorations and the hats! It makes me want to have one too (and I'm not a hot tea drinker). So cute!!! I love what your friend did with her cane too.

  27. Quite informative post on this tea party. Last month, I arranged brunch party with my family at one of elegant venues in Chicago. Hired a reputed florist for decorating venue and he did an excellent job in decorating venue.