Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High Tea


Hello everyone,
     I just found out there is a High Tea Party over at Decor to Adore so of course I wanted to join the party too. So, I quickly made some food for our High Tea..
   
You never know how many friends may want to join so we need lots of food.

A few more sandwiches and some cold drinks.
pretty sandwiches

Then of course I set a table for us to sit.
and picked a pretty bouquet for the table.
some garden cherubs add a little romance.
and of course we will need some pretty teacups.
and some china for our food.


a pretty teapot for our tea.
 and finally a chance to sit and chat with a good friend(Heather on right).

Well, it was a lovely afternoon for our High Tea but now I am going to curl up and have a little nap if you don't mind!
I gathered some pics from my summer tea parties for this post.

I am joining the High Tea Party at Decor to Adore where you will enjoy lots more high teas! Thank you Laura for hosting.
Also, I am joining Susan for TablescapeThursday at Between Naps on the Porch. there are always so many wonderful tablescapes to see there.
Thank you so much for visiting me,

Carolyn

46 comments:

Estrella Altair said...

Me gusta tu blog, y esos bollitos, espero que hayas pensado en los celiacos...

ja, ja,ja..

es broma....

ksss

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh my! Your High Tea is just fabulous! Just perfect in every way! The food looks so decilious! You really do a wonderful! You are so talented! Angie xo

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I wish I could join your teaparty. It all looks so good! The flowers, the sun and all the green make me long for spring. It's snowing one more in Holland!

Happy evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Mari said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL TEA PARTY IT MUST HAVE BEEN, JUST LOOK AT ALL THE DELICIOUS FOOD YOU HAVE PREPARED :)
LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL TEA POT AND CUPS :) EVERYTHING IS JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

XOX~MARI

Syspil said...

Lovely, so sweet.Kisses
www.sissy-atelier.blogspot.com

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

This makes me long for summer even more. Warm weather, lots of color, cool drinks and the High Tea - yummie! Is there room for one more on that bed? ;)

You did a great job painting the cupboard. I like that color.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea is beautiful, Carolyn! I just slipped in a couple of photos for mine. I am low in Picasa so I have to update in order to add any more. I enjoyed your tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bonjade said...

This looks like a dream to me...
How beautiful this is....
Fine evening

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! This setting is so very beautiful! Just the thing I want to be looking at right now!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Carolyn, I enjoyed your high tea party very much. Everything looks lovely and the food delicious...
Have a wonderful day!
~*~Wendy~*~

Vlaďka said...

Hello Caroly,
OOOhhh you high tea is perfect!!! I love it...
The food look so delicious.
It´s a big dream for me:))
Bye Vlaďka

Lavender Cottage said...

Your high tea is very elegant Carolyn, just as I would expect.
The best part is the summer photos, green grass and pink lemonade - gave me a breath of fresh air today.
Judith

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, how enchanting. I absolutely adore your style. When I see such images, at a teaparty, the words that come to me are, "I want to go, I want to go!"

Your blog is fabulous. Please keep up the excellent work and incredible. Susan

Susan said...

p.s.whoops, left out a word, Carolyn.

incredible "photography." Susan

Lounging with a Latte said...

Truly scrumptious!

gabraj said...

How beautiful this is....

Have a nice day,
Gabriela

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Wow, you have really outdone yourself. It's fantastic!!!! I wish I could have been there. It looks do dreamy, feminine, lovely etc. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo of the tea table with the lights and the lovely greenry up above. It's so magical.. Oh, and the photo of you and Heather enjoying tea.. I LOVE Heather's beautiful hat. Oh, her name is pretty wonderful, too ;) Thanks for inviting me to tea. I had a wonderful visit. I think Wednesday "high tea" will be lovely. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Gini said...

Beautiful Carolyn...everything looks perfect!

Dining Delight said...

This is Tea Fit for a Queen!! So many delicious looking goodies arranged beautifully on gorgeous dishes accompanying the perfectly-brewed tea (I know it is!)in fabulous teapots!! And then there is the backdrop - an inviting summer garden! How I wish I was there! You must be dreaming of the upcoming season when you look at these pics and outside your front door! Hope it comes soon!

DD

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow Carolyn that is quite the spread for high tea. Looks so delicious. V

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my I am overcome with the beauty and detail that you put into your tea.

Your garden arbor is just lovely.

My heart is going pitter pat over your china. It is truly lovely.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the tea.

TRay said...

Hi!

A beautiful tea in a beautiful setting!

I'm ready to come over for a bite and a sip!

Thanks for sharing!

"The Royal PEAculiar"

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love these gorgeous pictures of summer afternoons, flowers, teacups, china and yummy food! Thanks for the memories :-) Pam

Pamela said...

This is all so elegant!
I have never had High Tea before ...it is now on my lists of things to do!
There is no excuse now that I live by the city of Victoria!!

Leonard said...

Carolyn, I have just discovered your exquisite blog. It all so lovely and work of art. I am definitely putting this under my favorites.
God Bless. Joann

One Shabby Old House said...

I think my thighs grew 2 inches just dreaming about your wonderful High Tea. Now tell me dear....how do you stay so thin making all those goodies. You are blessed with good genes or you have a secret that we really need to know about.
I enjoyed tea with you today.
Hugs
Becky

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Exquisite outdoor setting, everything is just beautiful-enjoy!

Vintage Gal said...

Absolutely would love to be there ~ just gorgeous.

Tina said...

Hello Carolyn
I loved having tea with you ... all very beautiful and delicious.
is too good to be here in your blog, I come always, and charm me with such beauty
hugs
Tina (SONHAR E REALIZAR)

Dianne said...

Bonjour Carolyn
I so.. enjoyed that lovely High Tea. Exquisite china and those elegant little knives! Your friend
Heather is pretty as a picture in her delicate organza hat.
xx
"All Things French"

Terri said...

LOVe the setting! I think the food is amazing!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How beautifully elegant. I love all of your beautiful china. Everything looks so inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Romantiska Hem said...

OOHHHH This is absolutley sooo lovely!!

Karen said...

I'm hungry! Oh...and I LOVE your china! Your site is so beautiful, and I look forward to every new post.

Beverly said...

Thank you, Carolyn. It is a wonderful tea party.

And, spring will be here before we know it. I can hardly wait.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Your High Tea = perfectly wonderful! Bess

Splenderosa said...

What a pleasure to visit you today. Wonderful post. So nice to meet you from BNOTP. xx's Marsha

Barbara said...

Full of romance and the soft breeze of a spring day. So lovely in every single way!

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

Loved your post!! Your High Tea was very soft and romantic for anyone to be honored to sit at the table with you to catch up conversation with old friends! Wishing for spring here now after seeing your beautiful flowers!

Marlis said...

Your tea setting, foods and furnishings are absolutely exquisite. Your dishes make me swoon. the food looks so yummy. I loved this post... a good magazine and that bed and I'd be taking the best nap ever.

sweetbay said...

Carolyn you're amazing. Those spreads are beautiful and look delicious and they could not have a lovelier backdrop. I love the phlox bouquet.

The Country Nest said...

Whay a perfect post. the food the china. the flowers. It was a bright spot this morning as I read it.

Sandy said...

Thanks for having me, the food was delish, the atmosphere couldn't have been more perfect. I'm filled with joy from head to toe...now I'd like to take a quiet little nap in the lazy outdoors. You certainly have a huge talent for creating such loveliness. I'm so glad I found you and have become a follower... I will hope that you will come follow and visit me as well... I'm new to this blogging world and love every minute of it. You're a fabulous hostess. xoso Sandy O

Entertaining Women said...

Completely delightful...I'd be sitting til the sun went down. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous! All the tea parties are so lovely! I love the outdoor setting with the chandy. How creative and it reminds me of a fairtale!
Yvonne

auntieemsguide said...

Carolyn, I am new to the blogging world, and don't quite know the rules- I'm hosting a virtual open house and googled "high tea" and this beautiful post came up- may I use your picture of the table in the gazebo, with credit and a link back to you? Please forgive me if I'm being presumptuous! Yes or no, I'm so glad to have found you!
Melinda (Auntie Em from Auntie Em's Guide to Life)