Monday, August 5, 2013

Coming Soon!

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                         I just stopped in to let you know our Downton Abbey Tea was a big success with more                                 then 45 people enjoying a stroll through the gardens,the boathouse, Gardener's Cottage                                 and High Tea. We had a beautiful sunny afternoon for the tea and I have had several                                    requests to make it an annual event-sounds like a good idea but your turn next year!
                                We served sandwiches,scones, devonshire cream, lemon curd ,strawberry                                                   preserves,mini quiches,sweets and dessert as well as Lady Baker's tea ~ both iced and                                     hot.
                                                        Can I pour you a cup of tea?
              I loved seeing everyone all dressed up for the occasion and I will share more of that later.
                        I had lots of good help from family and friends -so thankful for all they did to help out but a                             few days of down time are looking good so I will be back soon with lots more photos of                                 our Downton Abbey Tea.

                               Thank you for stopping by,


Karen said...

Hi Carolyn,
I am so happy for you that it was a success! Those photographs are just gorgeous ~ love the parasol, lace and gown! So beautiful! Have a wonderful week! Take care,

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...So glad the tea was a terrific success.

Your dress was swoon-worthy. Just gorgeous. Susan

Linda said...

You look beautiful, as always!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Barbara said...

Just beautiful as always. I just have to ask, the second picture, is that square luncheon plate Minton Lorraine?


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Everything looks divine! Looking forward to see more gorgeous photos!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm so glad your Tea was a huge success, Carolyn! Everything looks lovely and I adore your outfit! My aunt & uncle love your book, by the way! Enjoy your break.


Bernideen said...

So happy this is now behind you with great success! Very lovely early photos.

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...


Eve said...

Congratulations dear Carolyn ! I love Downton Abbey and everthing looks marvelous, just as you would film a new season in your garden. I am curious to see more of this fabulous event !

Hugs from Bavaria


Olga Retterath said...

Hello Carolyn,
a super event, how awesome.
I would have liked to be a part of it.
All of the clothes were so authentical, nice!
Greetings from Germany
from **

Pascale Treichler said...

Dear Carolyn

Your are just looking georgeous in this costume.

Must have been a nice time jump back to these years.

Grüess Pascale

Anonymous said...

You must have a very happy time Carolyn. You look gorgeous and elegant.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
What a divine outfit! Perfect for your tea. Timeless, elegant and feminine. I am certain every bit of your tea was just right too. Who wouldn't have loved to be there! What a treat for those folks.
Best, Ruthie from: Lady B's TIme for Tea

shirlgirl said...

Your dress was so lovely and so was the setting. Thank you so much for coming up with such a fantastic idea and sharing it with us.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like you had the perfect, sunny day for your wonderful tea, Carolyn. You live life with a celebration of beauty.


iris said...

ho! comme j'aurais aimer me
promener dans les allées de votre si beau jardin
et partager un thé avec vous tous
tout est si beau :::::
edith(iris) France

Maria João said...

I would like to share a tea with you in such a magnificent place. Looking forward to other pictures.

Angela said...

Lovely!! If I lived closer I sure would love to go next time.

Victorian1885 said...

You look beautiful Carolyn! I can't wait to see your photos of this lovely event. Enjoy your week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you had a successful party. Decorating a dream. Greetings.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I already saw your photo's on Pinterest. They caught my eye immediately :-). You look stunning in that dress!

Happy to hear your tea was such a success. Your table looks beautiful and all the sweet treats delicious. Wish I would have been able to take part in it!!

Madelief x

June said...

I bet it was wonderful Carolyn. You looked just beautiful in all white my friend. Such a special day I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

So nice.I also like Downton Abbey.

Alessandra said...

Dear Carolyn, you looks so elegant! Your dress is just gorgeous like everything else.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow Carolyn. I am speechless. This is truly captivating. Your photos are spectacular. Your dress, hat and parasol are amazing and so perfect for the occasion. I am so happy for you. I would have loved to be there.



Heaven's Walk said...

Oh were born to live in that era, weren't you? :) Your gown and parasol are just gorgeous! What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon with friends!

xoxo laurie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I guess all know the beautiful lady is you...I don't know, but I love the etheral nature of the pictures, with her face never fully showing. And, ummmm...her shoes??? Lovely! Would like to see more of them too! Oh, and your table was lovely too. Can't wait for your next post, and I hope you tell us every detail: who was invited, was it open to the public? how did you advertise? So curious about this lovely event! ~Zuni

Betty Stapleton said...

can't wait for your next post. Love your dress, I think that was the one you showed a couple of blogs ago? God bless...

brandy1 said...

Your dress and parasol look so beautiful. So glad the tea party was a success.Look forward to more photos. Shirley N.Z.

Raffaella said...

All beautiful as always...

Carolyn said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you for your visit. I checked the plate you asked about and it has no name on the bottom only a little gold mark.

Thank you all for your kind words.


ripon sheikh said...

I am really surprised that your food decoration is so nice!

Lara said...

All around lovely everywhere! All your photos convey an aura of elegance and tranquility. I adore the outfits!