Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Afternoon Tea with Students

     Hello everyone,

I had some university students come for
afternoon tea today so as I was setting
the table I thought I should take
a few shots to share with you.

                                        I decided to go with the cream and pink
                               rosebud theme....the Alpine white
                Ironstone from England.

                                                                          The teapot is a Sadler also
                                                                           made in England.
                      I made a blueberry coffee cake
          for us to enjoy with tea.

                                                                These lovely young ladies are a long way
                                                                 from their home and two of them leave
                                                                 the Island shortly.
                                                                            Blueberry coffee cake.


Here is the recipe in case you
want to make it.
Cranberries are also good in this
recipe taken from the Comfort Food
 recipe book by Johanna Burkhard....
one of my favorites!

                                                          Well, it was a lovely afternoon tea time
                                                                     and now I think I will sneak back out
                                                                     for another piece of that coffee cake!

                                                                                  Enjoy the rest of your week,



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tea time with the girls! I'm sure they enjoyed themselves. Your Sadler teapot is really pretty and you chose your teacups perfectly to match. It was a nice sunny day to have them over. Enjoy your evening, Carolyn.



What a lovely tea invitation you had for your young students and with that yummy cake, served in such beautiful dishes and setting!
Thanks for the recipe too.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is so lovely that these young ladies enjoyed a special teatime with you. It is good to train young people in the 'art' of tea time. I'm sure they enjoyed it and will maybe take the tradition home with them. Your gardens must be starting to show some signs of spring now. I can't wait to see your photo of the blooms. Have a nice week.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What a lovely thing to do! I'm sure it will be a highlight in their memories of this year.

林展福 said...

Thank you and I am the one from Malaysia. My name is Cai. Thank you so much for having us and I'll definitely be back for the summer in August.

Deanna said...

Truly sweet!

Bernideen said...

Totally lovely girls and tea time!

Garden Fancy said...

What a pretty tea party you invited the students for -- thanks so much for sharing the elegant setting, and the delicious recipe! Hope your springtime is filled with colorful blooms. -Beth

lorenza marengo said...

This is a lovely idea!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your tea time with these lovely ladies is just beautiful, Carolyn.

You sure know how to treat a guest!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!!! I know the young ladies ladies had a great time and the coffee cake looked yummy...

Alicia said...


Linda said...

The table setting and tea set are lovely! Looks like a wonderful time, and your header is gorgeous! :)