Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Tea with Friends

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                          I have been a bit absent lately but I was finishing up getting our home ready
                          for Christmas and today I was having some good friends in for a Christmas

                              I made scones and hot apple cider and tea.
                            We used my red and white transferware dishes.

       Lemon curd from Lady Baker's Tea Trolley is delicious with fresh scones.

                                                    Heather pouring the tea for me.

                                                     I  made some sticky date pudding with sauce.

                              We enjoyed a lovely time together ~ it is so nice to have good friends!

              I was asked for the recipe of my pecan butter balls in the picture on my header
                         so I thought I would share it with all of you (on the 2nd line it should sat 1/2 cup
                         icing  sugar).

                         Speaking of friends ~ Lauriane who came to visit us and our garden all the way
                          from Rio De Janeiro a few years ago did a lovely feature on my new Christmas
                          book today. Thank you so much,Lauriane - check it out here.
                          Tomorrow, I am going to see the play A Christmas Carol with my daughter
                           and grandson and in the evening we are hosting our annual Christmas pizza
                           party with all our family ~ lots of fun!
                            I am joining BTNOTP for Tablescape Thursday today.

                                    Thank you for visiting me today.                                                                  


One Shabby Old House said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn, I am just now finding out about your books. How in the world did I miss that!! I am thrilled and am putting one on my wish list now.

Maple said...

Carolyn I am so lucky to be considered one of your friends and to benefit from the beauty of your home when I visit. The ladies are all very special, thank you for bringing us together for this scrumptious tea. It was just perfect.

Marilyn said...

I often dream of having friends such as these, but alas it just never happened. It is beautiful to see these smiling faces and your beautiful table.

hansundgrete said...

Hello Carolyn,
nice friends, a beautiful ambience,
a cup of tea and a piece of cake,
what could be better?
Greetings Olga from Germany

Jannet said...

Your table is so beautiful and so wonderful to share with good friends. You can never go wrong with transferware and red is my favorite to collect.
Merry Christmas

nadia spadaccini said...

Che bellissima iniziativa e che splendore di tavola apparecchiata, una vera meraviglia, e che bontà quei dolci!!!
Ciao Nadia

A Romantic Porch said...

Your Christmas tea is lovely. Merry Christmas dear Carolyn. I hope your season is full of peace and joy.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your tea looks delightful, Carolyn! What a wonderful hostess you are! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

Deborah Montgomery said...

How lovely! I am studying these pictures carefully for ideas to use with my red transferware. This is so beautiful I might use the red TW for my Christmas dinner table rather than my usual Christmas dishes -- thanks for the inspiration!

Madelief said...

Such a lovely post Carolyn! I enjoyed seeing the photo's of your lunch. The ladies all look so pretty! Your table too. Wish I could have been one of them :-)

A Happy Christmas to you, Andrew and your family!


Madelief x

Lady of the Woods said...

This tea with friends looks so wonderful. As another commenter said, I don't have friends such as these, they are all very far away. I've never had a tea like this. Thanks for posting the recipe and your kind comments on my blog. I didn't know you have books either..will have to look into it. blessings, lady

Ketty Valenti said...

E' tutto davvero delizioso e perfetto come piace a me......dal servizio di piatti,al Tea e quei dolcetti sono assolutamente perfetti.

Alessandra said...

Your table is wonderful and i adore your red transferware. Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Heather always looks so glamourous, even when she's pouring tea! You two are like movie-star sistas!!! Lol I am enjoying her painting of your home. It is a treasure...What a talented pair the two of you are - a dynamic duo, for certain.
Your pudding looks yumdillyscrumptious (just made that up). Ha! And, I really like those angelic paper napkins. You know I love the details! And, those sconessssss....
It looks like you had the best afternoon. A real Christmas gathering of angels on earth... Merry Christmas to you, Carolyn, and all your dear friends. XOXO
Love and hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...

oooooo cok ozel bir gun olmali:)

Daniela said...

I have to try the recipe for your Pecan Butter Balls, they look really delicious and for your party .. well, I have no words !!
Greetings from Italy