Friday, April 18, 2008

Becoming Jane Tea

Invitation to Tea

Fabulous Friends!
I love Cath Kidston style
Yummy desserts
I had "the girls" over for tea and a movie, Becoming Jane. Even though I had "major DVD malfunctions" we had a lovely time watching (most of) the movie. My DVD player died toward the end of the movie so I had to describe the end of the movie to my friends :( During the movie we enjoyed Cherry Cardamon scones with Devon cream and Rose Tree Cottage tea.

It was a gorgeous day in sunny So Cal, so lunch on the back patio was fabulous! I served Black & Blue sandwiches (roast beef with bleu cheese spread), Smoked Turkey & Brie on baguette, green salad with mandarin oranges, Gorgonzola and candied walnuts and Raspberry lemonade. For dessert, I served brownies, lemon squares, Madelaine's and fruit tarts.

My friend, Lissa, recently returned from a trip in Amish country and brought us all back a souvenir of a quilted key chain.
While we were discussing me hosting a backyard Sound of Music Sing-a-long this summer, I told my friends the very first song my children heard was "Eidelweiss". I sang it to each one of my 3 children right after they were born. Without hesitation, 4 of us broke out into song, doing our best to harmonize. I just love my friends!

Next month, my friends, Suzanne and Belinda, are hosting a lawn croquet tea party. I can't wait!


La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely tea party! And what fun friends you have! I enjoyed your beautiful decor, your pretty invitation, the yummy sounding menu, and all the fine details you put into your Becoming Jane tea! Thank you so much for sharing with us as a part of our Gracious Hospitality Tea Blog-a-Thon. Would you mind posting a link to the blog-a-thon (Gracious Hospitality) somewhere on your post so that your readers can 'find' the blogs of other participants as well? Thanks so much!


zetor said...

Your tea party looks great fun. I wondered if you would be interested in this post from my blog about Jane Austen.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How beautiful, and perfect! Do you have the scone recipe posted anywhere? I love things made with cardamon.


ellen b. said...

Oh what fun and how beautiful everything was!! What a fabulous idea for a tea...

Bonita said...

Heavenly! That's all I can say because if I had attended your beautiful party I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven!

Cori G. said...

It looks like you had a lovely tea party and all the food sounds so delicious! too bad your DVD player died. The end of the movie is such a tear jerker, don't you think?