Tea Time

I have been celebrating my birthday almost all week. Yesterday my friends took me to a tea room for lunch. The beautiful swan above is a centerpiece at this tea room.

It is at the end of a banquet table in Shakespeare's Tea Room here in our town.

Instead of the afternoon tea that I usually get, we all enjoyed this spinach tomato quiche with a delicious salad with vidalia salad dressing, and celery leek soup.

This is what I had for dessert! It had one candle.

In the past two weeks I have gone to two different tea rooms, and attended one tea party! What more could one ask for to celebrate a birthday!

I forgot to take my camera to the tea party and didn't get any pictures, but will show you a few pictures of what I wore. I decorated this hat with red roses and ribbon.

Last year I won the hat contest so wasn't eligible to win this year, and I was one of the judges this year. You can check my May 08 archives to see that hat contest.

This is the purse I carried. I pinned a red velvet rose onto it.

This is the jacket I wore with a black shell and black pants.

I really regret not having my camera to document the fabulous array of tea sandwiches, etc. that we were served.

If you didn't see the other tea room I posted about last week, scroll down to see that tea room in Naples, FL.

Have a happy day!
God Bless.


I'm doing a double post on Tablescapes Thursday and Show and Tell. Go to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescapes. Go to Kelli's There's No Place Like Home for lots more Show and Tell fun!


Jules said...

Happy Birthday this week! Love your purse and your outfit. It's all very well put together. Thanks for sharing!

LDH said...

Happy Birthday! The lunch looks delicious and your outfit is just adorable! Glad you were able to celebrate in so many happy ways!

Kindly, ldh

Mary said...

Katherine, you must have looked really beautiful in that outfit. It is so pretty, fun and feminine! The battenburg lace jacket is so feminine and that purse is darling! Congrats to Taylor! Hope the weather is nice for the celebration.

Simply Heart And Home said...


Happy Belated Birthday!

I love your tea party attire. You must have looked so chic. :)

I went to my first tea house last month and loved it. I am looking forward to visiting another soon.



Leann said...

First congratulations on you birthday celebrations. You must be well loved to have had a week full of festivities!

Love the outfit from the tea!

Enjoy your week.

Gracie said...

I love your hat! I'd never dar to wear one (I'm not looking good, I'm too short and ....round for that) but this would be just my style!

A Hint of Home said...

You are one lucky birthday girl. What a fun week, you've had. I can't tell you how sad it is that we don't have a tea room close anymore.
Your outfit is stunning and I know you looked great in it.
Happy Memorial Day!

janet said...

happy birthday, sounds like you had a great week of celebrations. Love your outfit, ecspecially love the little purse, so adorable.

Mommy said...

I LOVE tea rooms! I haven't been to one in over a make me want to go again soon.

I love your cordinated outfit, and the food looks scrumteous!

marty39 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. Love your jacket and the hat and purse are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Hi Katherine...

Ohhh no...I'm afraid that I'm a bit late to wish you a Happy Birthday! Ohhh no matter...I'm wishing you a Happy (belated) Birthday, my friend!!!

It sounds like you've had a fabulous week of birthday celebrations...just as it should be!!! Hehe! The Tea sounded like so much fun...what a pretty place and the food looked scrumptious!!! But I must say, my favorite was your beautiful Tea outfit...I'm sure you were absolutely stunning in it!!! I love the black and white with the polka dots and accented with red!!! Tres chic!!!

Thank you for sharing your birthday with all of us!!! May the Lord continue to richly bless you in this new birthday year, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday and I love your jacket. You sure have been having fun with all these tea room. Thanks for sharing all of these happy moments with me.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the tea room where you had one of your parties!! I am so glad I got to see some "real" food (not that I mind little tea sandwiches, but that piece of cake was to die for!!).

I love the outfit you wore~very chic! Did you say this was in Naples? I was in Naples at Christmas. It is a lovely town!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Katherine! :-D


Barbara H. said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you!! What a wonderful tea room, and I LOVE that hat and jacket!!

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday! What a pretty tearoom and your outfit and hat are beautiful!

Briana said...

How fun! Cute outfit.

Ashley ~ said...

I would love to have a big ole bite of that spinach-tomato quiche*! Oh, and of course some that yummy looking cake*! What a nice birthday you had. Happy Belated Birthday*!!! _Ashley*

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great centerpiece...and love the adorable outfit you put together! Happy Birthday! Susan

Lallee said...

Visiting tearooms and tea parties were a perfect way for you to celebrate your birthday. Was it fun judging the hat contest this year?

Lallee said...

It pays to read more carefully! Now I remember that you went to Olive Garden. (senior moment) So, let me correct my last comment. Joe SHOULD make this for you ;-) There--that's better.

Clif said...

Grew up in Oklahoma, went to college in Texas, moved to California and then Arizona. I have traveled all over the world but I guess I have never been far enough into the South East part of the United States or didn't stay long enough to enjoy low-country-boil-dinners. But I would like to!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a darling birthday outfit! I regret you didn't get any pics of it on too... this means you shall have to wear it again!! TOO cute, and very CLASSY!