dear friend Lennie and I headed for the country yesterday … not quite a two hour drive each way to meet two special friends for tea … not as long a ride as it sounds when you’re chatting the entire way
of all things … I forgot my camera which hardly ever happens
so I can’t show you the beautiful rolling hills in shades of gray and brown and the wonderful trees showing their ‘bones’ against gorgeous white fluffy cloud filled brilliant blue skies … the fields of glowing green planted with winter wheat (we believe it was) … but I do have a few photos of treats that I brought home and there were lots … our friend and hostess, Judy Post, really outdid herself … her house and table were SO festive and lovely
tasty hot soup … gorgeous tea sandwiches … delicious scones … in special shapes … a wonderful selection of tea cups (Judy collects them) and a choice of piping hot tea … fresh fruit and more … Lennie brought primroses for everyone and fun signs … I got “LOVE”
lots of Love … tea cup favors cleverly filled with soap by our hostess Judy
Judy also needle punched snowman pins as favors … she is a master of Russian needle punch
we made time to stop by a great little shoppe in Broadway … full to the brim with lovely items … they hope to serve tea in the future there and have tea classes which sound really interesting
Judy generously shared some of her mother’s vintage lace and fabrics … some from the early 1900’s … Judy’s mother was an expert seamstress and dressed dolls in her collection in period costumes that she created … Mrs King also crocheted beautifully … Judy comes by her talents honestly … what a treasure trove of precious pieces!!!
lastly a great quote from a selection that Judy shared with us
“The tea party is a space for the soul. You leave your cares and work behind. Busy people forget their business. Your stress melts away, your senses awaken.” ~unknown
it was one fabulous hen party … thank you dear friends!