Teacup Thursday: Violet Teacup

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
~Tennessee Williams




Hope you've enjoyed our Purple Violet/Pansy Collection!




Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
Gracious Hospitality
Sweetology

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Recipe ~ Gourmet Potato Salad

Gourmet Potato Salad


7 med. potatoes, cooked in salt
1/2 c. salad oil
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. each of garlic & onion powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 eggs, boiled
3/4 c. celery, diced
1/3 c. green onion, sliced
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
2 tsp. dill weed


Cook potatoes, marinate potatoes in oil, vinegar, salt, garlic and onion powder and black pepper for 2 hours or more; drain. Slice potatoes. Add above ingredients. Make dressing of mayonnaise, sour cream and chill.

Teacup Thursday: Pansy Tea Pot

Today for Teacup Thursday... we are sharing our Pansy Teapot and Tea-Plate.  Did you know that Pansy's mean "You're in my Thoughts!"???







Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
Gracious Hospitality
Sweetology

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Gone with the Wind Tea

Great Balls of Fire! What fun we had this past weekend with our Gone with the Wind Teas! Hope you enjoy the pictures!!

"Tara's Fields of Green"


The Savories...





"Big Sam's Sweet Potatoe Biscuit & Country Ham"





 






"Twelve Oaks BBQ and Coleslaw"





 






"Southern Artichoke Toast Points"




 





"Ellen's Cucumber Tea Sandwich"
(Some of our customers even dream of these cucumber sandwiches!)


We served Drop Scones along with
Homemade Peach Jam and Cream


Scarlette's Cherry-Shortcake Cookies
Aunty Pitty Pat's Tea Cakes
Rhett's Pecan Bars



There was a lot of smiles and laughter... Everyone had a "Fiddle-dee" time!



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Sunday, June 12th ~ 1 p.m.








Teacup Thursday: Violet Teacup







"I perhaps owe
having become a painter
to flowers." 
~Claude Monet













As you may have remembered from last week, I'm sharing with you some of our violet tea items...



This is a another perky little violet teacup. I don't remember where we got it... 

I think it would be fun to have a Violot Teaparty and have everything be purple!










Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
Gracious Hospitality
Sweetology

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Happy Mother's Day


The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you all are enjoying the day with your family.


Mothers Day is a special day… but to my family, this mother’s day is twice as special as it also happens to be Mom’s birthday (and a special birthday at that – 50! But don’t tell her I told you!)

We’ve been celebrating her birthday all week long! On Friday, mom and I headed down to Kansas City for a girls overnight stay. We shopped at Antique Stores on the way down, stayed at a hotel there on the Plaza, did some more shopping… We found some nice little treasures that we’ll be sure to share pictures with all of you soon! So be watching!


Wishing you, Mommy… a very Happy Birthday
and a Lovely Mother’s Day!!


"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
~Washington Irving


Teacup Thursday: Violet Teacup Collection

Happy Teacup Thursday!!

We have gathered together our Violets and Pansies Teacups and Teapots to share with you over the next few weeks...



Did you know that Violets are a symbol of "Faithfulness"?


"Look at us," said the violets blooming at her feet,
"all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you."
~Edward Payson Rod

Other's Who Are Participating in
Teacup Thursday!
Faith Hope & Cherrytea
Beautiful Clutter
Martha's Favorites
Breath of Fresh Air
Lady Linda Teacup
Gracious Hospitality
Sweetology

If you'd like to join us for Teacup Thursday,
 email me here with your blog address.
I'll post a link to your blog and you can link us to yours! Thank you!

Wedding Cake Cookies by Jenny's Cake & Cookies

One of the Special Treats we served this weekend were Wedding Cake Cookies... made by the lovely Jenny Bessler. Jenny is one of our Tea Friends who has a Cake/Cookie Baking Business. We thought it would be so cute to serve decorated wedding cake cookie, but the thought of frosting and decorating so many little cookies sounded a bit daunting... so we called on Jenny. Didn't she do a good job?!! We think the cookies added such a nice touch to the Royal Wedding Afterglow Teaparty!

Thanks Jenny!! If any of you would like to contact Jenny you can contact her at:
Jenny's Cakes & Cookies
515-943-6966
Find her on Facebook - "Jenny Cakes"

Highlights from the Royal Wedding Afterglow Tea Party

What a festive tea party we had this past weekend! Guests arrived
all decked out in lovely hats, fascinators and tiaras! The mood was very festive and celebratory, all in high hopes and well wishes for the newly married royal couple.

 
Guests enjoyed a delicious four course "royal" tea -- we started the tea off with Middleton Chilled Fruit Soup. After the first course, the tiered trays came out laden with savories, scones and sweets... To name a few, Queenly Carmelized Peach Quiche; Sapphire "Blue"berry Tea Sandwiches, Prince William's Classic Cucumber; Royal Scones...


In Memory of Diana - Princess Diana Wedding Cupcakes topped with sugared sweet violets representing faithfulness.


Guests enjoyed our Royal Wedding Blend, a hearty blend of three China black teas.



We had a special guest all the way from England - The Queen herself!! (Can you spot her in the photo above?)


Miss Spenser re-created Kate's Blue-Engagement Dress.


All in All... it was a very Happy Day!
We wish the very best to Prince William and Duchess Catherine!!

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