Tea Party with friends!

I hosted a tea party for my original prayer group members this past Friday.  One of our members, Barbara, had moved away for five years, and now she is back! Three of us have May birthdays, 
so we decided to celebrate with a tea party!

I used my Old Country Roses china on a wine colored tablecloth. The centerpiece above is 
OCR Bunny Tea Pot, OCR waterball/music box, and OCR ginger jar.

OCR Seasons of Colour salad/dessert plates with topiary designs are layered on 
OCR dinner plate, used as a charger. Double topiary shown.
Single topiary pattern shown here. OCR napkins and tea cups complete the 
place setting along with a crystal water glass. 

I forgot to take pictures of all the food, shown here are cheese straws (in crystal basket) and behind is a plate of shortbread cookies. The tiered stand behind hasn't been filled with the food yet.

This is a sugar scuttle and mini shovel server with sugar cubes. I purchased this from a FB friend recently. I always wanted one and so happy to find it!

The Menu
Lemon Scones (made with lemon yogurt)
Lemon Curd
Strawberry Jam

Sandwiches were:
Open face cucumber
Egg Salad
Curried Egg Salad
Pimento Cheese

Mini phyllo cups with chicken/grape salad
Cheese Straws

Chocolate Petite Fours
Mini Cream Puffs

Italian cookies
Shortbread cookies

Earl Gray Tea
Black Tea

Below the table has all the food displayed. Friends are L to R: Gail, Marianne, Katherine (me), JoAnn, and Barbara.  One other original member was out of town and couldn't attend. I had several hats I've decorated for other tea parties so we wore them!





(Sorry some of the pictures are blurry -
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Here we are with our red noses! LOL!






Who says tea parties are stuffy?? Not with us! 

              The gang's all here! Welcome back to Florida, Barbara!

I'm linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.


Mother's Day with Little Red Truck

 Happy Mother's Day to my mother, Geneva (Genny) Mitchell Drake, who is now in Heaven.

Little Red Truck is featured in this Mother's Day tribute because the automobile my mother is sitting on looks similar to the truck. Granted, it is probably a car, but today let's say it's a truck!

Here's all of the picture I cropped and made a copy of  and 
enlarged to 5x7 so it would fit into the metal frame (from Hobby Lobby) 
This picture was taken before 1935, before my parents married. There's also a picture of my dad and his friend like this one, but today is a tribute to Mother's Day! Genny is with her best friend, Lois.  

I dried these beautiful red roses recently, just by letting them air dry.

I bought the red place mats just because I knew I could use them with Little Red Truck.

Maybe I'll turn this into a centerpiece of a tablescape since
I have the placemats. We just returned from vacation
and I'm short on time! Check back by the end of the week
to see the tablescape!

View from the top:

I had fun playing with the pictures, here's one in black and white:

And one in sepia:

I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thanks for visiting my blog.