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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Make Mine Pink Tea Party



Welcome, Gentle Friend! I am so glad you could come~~it's been so long since we've been able to spend time together. Come, sit down at the tea table. I've set out my favorite teapot and teacups--the Bavarian Rose set that reminds me of you! I've got the water boiling on the stove and just have to add the tea to the pot and let it steep. Tell me about your week while we wait.

Would you prefer English Afternoon or Earl Gray? I have both. Oh, good! I love English Afternoon, too. I just adore Royal Albert--and look at the lovely tin it comes in!

Milk and sugar? Or do you prefer lemon and honey?


I just love this tea set. The blue band with the pink roses looks so sweet. It reminds me of our trip to McKinney. I remember that vintage Bavarian tea cup you looked at and wanted so badly. This set is new, but has that same look. (And I can order more if I break a cup.)




Have a strawberry tart or a cinnamon scone. They're small--have one of each. We'll diet tomorrow! I love this scone recipe. It's so tender and has just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon~~perfect with our tea. Not overpowering at all. Oh, the tart has a cream cheese crust. Very light! The recipes? Oh, I'll write them out for you tomorrow.


I missed you so much. My life has been so hectic lately. I spent almost the whole month of August getting my son ready to move to college. Then, we had to get ready for the big high school debut for my daughter. Shopping, orientation, working out schedule changes, more shopping. You remember those days, don't you? And, then, my sweet husband decided I needed a break so he planned this trip. It was lovely to get away--no phones or computers. It was so refreshing to just talk and spend time together in the outdoors. But I am so glad to be back in my own bed.


What do you have planned next week? Could we fit in a day of antiquing? McKinney? A trip to the tea room would be nice afterwards. Good, let's set the date!


Another cup of tea? I have all the time in the world for you, my friend.
Please stop by the Make Mine Pink Blog for more virtual Tea Parties this week (http://www.makeminepink.blogspot.com/.)

34 comments:

Trisha said...

Karen,
Your tea party is divine! I so enjoyed the gorgeous pictures and the scones and tarts taste divine! It is so nice to be able to spend some quiet time with friends.

xoxo
Trisha
my2roses

Please visit me for tea later this week.

Beloved Creations said...

I love your tea party. It is so pretty and fresh!!

Natasha Burns said...

Karen how wonderful! I would like the Earl Grey please. I love the china, it is divine!!!! I could sit here all day and chat and eat your lovely scones and strawberry tarts! They are both so delicious!!!
Natasha : )

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Oh Karen! Your tea party is beautiful! I love the china and the scones and tarts look so delicious.

Cottage Collections said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen. I knew it would be but you've really outdone yourself. I could picture myself sitting at your lovely table and sharing a cup of tea with you. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Sharon said...

Karen as always everything looks so pretty, thank you for having us. The china truly does look like those beautiful antique pieces. Look forward to visiting all week.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Karen, This is so very beautiful, I love your china and the way the table is set with so many delicious cakes. I will surely add this beatiful blog to my favorite reads. Nice meeting you. Stop by for tea at my place. Blessings, Karen

Cathy said...

Karen, I'll take the teaset and OH, a cup of Earl Grey, My favorite.

Absoltuely adore that teaset! I'm so glad I stopped by. This is going to be a busy week full of tea parties. Have fun.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Karen, your tea party is divine! I feel like I am really there with you! I wish I could eat a scone and tart with you over a cup of tea! It would be so wonderful. Thank you for the warm and inviting tea party! I knew yours would be extra special ~ and it is!

I am glad you are back, but glad you had a nice time away with hubby!

Hugs,
Amy

Alison Gibbs said...

Make mine a strawberry tart thanks.
Alison

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Well Earl Grey for me...and a strawberry tart, thank-you!

Your tea service is lovely and it is sooo nice to slow down a bit after a busy busy past week.

(( ))

ellen b said...

Your candle holders are so pretty. Delightful table with yummy looking treats. This tea deal is so much fun. There's a seat ready for you at mine...

Sharon said...

Oh I think a day antiquing or just spending time with a friend next week will work just fine for me~ See you in Dallas~ my Gracious Friend XOXO~S

Michele said...

Karen, your tea set is lovely and thank you for the wonderful scones. I so enjoyed your tea party and yes I think we should go to all your favorite antique shops.

Michele

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Karen ~ I love your tea party ! I got lost in your post just like I was there ~ Just beautiful ! Thank you for the tea !

Pamela said...

How gorgeous! Those tarts look superb.
Pamela

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Oh Karen,

I just knew your Tea Party would be beautiful!! I love the sweetness in each photo! Your tarts look "Delish"!

Thank you so much for inviting me...
Please remember, I have an open invitation to my Tea Party, please stop in for a visit if you have a moment~

This is sooo much fun!

My Pink Boutique said...

Karen, everything is just lovely. Very warm and inviting!

Hugs, :)
Kimberly

Roxie said...

Your tea party is so eloquent, I've enjoyed reading every word. You have really made me feel like I am sitting right there with you enjoying a beautiful cup of tea.

So Shabby Pink said...

Karen,

What an absolutely stunning setting. I wish I could join you in such a beautiful and relaxing place.
Great job.
Peggy

GardenGoose said...

ooh how very nice.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Karen, your tea party is just lovely! I love the pink and white sweetness......
oh, and those litle tarts look like pure yumminess!!
It was nice to visit with you.
Please do stop by my tea party as well!
:)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Karen,
I had the most wonderful time at your tea party! All those yummy desserts were to die for! Your tea party is beautiful!

xo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

rose_michelle said...

Karen,
Thanks for saving me a seat at your table. I'd love a cup of tea with lemon and honey, please. Just the thing to help me relax after my first day at a new job. I'm trying to watch what I eat, but I'll take a strawberry tart. That;s healthy right? :)
Well I've gotta stop by some other "parties." Maybe I'll see you there. If not, I'll stop by tomorrow!

Dee Light said...

I just love your table, it is so lovely. I can almost taste those tarts and scones!!!

Stop by and have tea with me if you get the chance.

bellacolle said...

Hi,
Your tea party is so lovely! Thanks so much for inviting us...Your treats look yummy and I can just smell the Tea...So nice to meet you.

Inspired Tokens said...

The tea party is devine. I love the table setting, very romantic. I'll take a little cream with my tea and I'm delighted I stopped by.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Karen...A lovely Tea Party!
Thanks for having me...
Priscilla

Debbie said...

Hi Karen,

Your tea party is beautiful...thanks so much for inviting me, and thank you for stopping by and having tea at Cozy Cottage with me today too! :)

Pink hugs,
Debbie
http://cozycottageblogspot.blogspot.com/

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Antiquing for me too. Just call anytime and I am there. Very pretty table and love those pink candleholders ~ :) Lynn

Joyce said...

what a wonderful tea party!

Meadow Street said...

Karen the tarts look yummy, my 4 year old says they look and smell good, wonder how they taste?

We will have to try the recipe. Thanks for the tea.

Anonymous said...

Although Blogger doesn't like me I wanted to let you know that I love your tea table. Everything is so elegant and the tarts look yummy! Thank you for the invitation.

Linda Gates

Sandra said...

Karen, you are such a gracious hostess and set a lovely table. I felt like I was there and wished we were close enough to chat and shop.