Vern, helping with last minute details.
Hannah...isn't she beautiful?
she's in the middle of a brave fight against a recurrence of cancer.
the day was perfect so i could set tables up on the back deck.
twenty three guests and it looks like the table goes on forever!
enjoying a good sister-fest!
Vern was the meal hostess, freeing me up to introduce the foods and staying caught up with kitchen duties, an arrangement that worked well. and the food was yummy!
this drink came from my mother who got it from a friend and is de-lish!*
a wonderful, simple salad from a friend that got raves.
refreshing fruit with an option to eat with a dip.*
these blueberry and poppy scones made by DIL M were wonderful!
devonshire cream, blueberry jam and lemon curd* served with the scones.
cucumber on rye, chicken salad on wheat and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
made by DIL M - sooo tasty!
lemon squares, tart cups filled with real cream, cream cheese, a little sugar
and topped with a blueberry and chocolate cookies with peanut butter filling.
and this little cutie-pootie pie was the youngest guest there -
her first tea party at her great-grandma's 80th birthday party...
how cool is that?!
i was left with wall-to-wall dishes and a MOUNTAIN of warm, wonderful memories! i feel honored Vern was willing to 'chance' me for this birthday-party-tea. will this lead to hosting more tea parties at our home?
i hope so! :)
i hope so! :)
(* indicates recipe will be posted.)