Friday, August 29, 2008

Poolside Tea

It is only fitting that on my birthday (yes, I know, I gave you no warning), I share pictures of one of my favorite activities....going to tea.  As you saw from this post, my mom and I adore this venue of feminine creativity.  These pictures are from a poolside tea a few weeks ago.  My mom bought tickets at the Brethren Relief Auction, and we couldn't wait to get dolled up for the occasion.  We had a beautiful day.  We had four of the twelve tickets.  Here was our group...
clockwise from top left...Janie, mom, me, and Donna.

The whole group by the gazebo. 

me and mom....yeah, I know I went a little crazy with the pearls, but when other than at tea do adults get to play dress-up?

we started with chilled punch in antique peanut butter glasses.

beautiful place setting


two kinds of scones hot from the oven....of course they served the obligatory devonshire cream and lemon curd.

The savories...

...and the sweets!  mmmm...melt in your mouth good, every one.  Do you remember this cake?  Same bakeshop....SOOOO yummy!

This adorable bed sits outside the playhouse that you can see in the next picture.  It is seriously, one of the cutest things I have ever seen!!!  I have a better picture of the playhouse from a previous tea here.  I'll try to dig it up for you.


and here are a few more pictures of the beautiful setting.




13 comments:

Mari said...

What a fun thing to do! You all look so cute, dressed up and the surroundings are perfect.
Happy Birthday!

joana ahn said...

lynn, you are so cute! do you want to hear something really funny? one day i was driving to san antonio and by the side of the road, i passed a gate and in the front there were 4 toilets that the owner had transformed into flower pots. how horrible is that? i thought of that when i saw the flower bed you had in there. ok, bed i get, but flower toilets. yikes!

Jessica Brown said...

i've never been to a tea! but grown-up dress up does sound like a good time.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

i actually did have warning - via facebook! hope you have an incredible day.

Just Mom said...

OH MY GOODNESS, THAT IS JUST SO SWEET!

Happy Birthday.

Jen said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a fitting post to celebrate one of your favorite things - tea parties are so much fun!

Momma Roar said...

I hope you had a wonderful day!

Just curious, was that held at Gloria's? Simply beautiful!

Kara said...

I'm totally envious of all your fancy teas Lynn! Girl! That is my kinda livin'!

Happy Belated Birthday too! I hope it was a great one!

Jenna Stitzel said...

What a fun day!! You and your mom look beautiful! Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Fix said...

As lovely as that looks, I don't think it can compare to the tea that you and your mom put on for we ladies from RPCB in the Summer of 2006. I still rave about that yummy goodness! And Happy Belated Birthday!

Susan and Paul said...

Looks like fun!!! You girls look beautiful!!! Fun, Fun!!!
Love, Susan

keenbliss said...

OK, so obviously teas are everywhere here. I was thinking that when you come to visit we would find a truly spectacular one and to. There is supposed to be a cute tea room in the next village over, I'll try it out when E's mom comes next week. I'll find a good one for you, I promise!

keenbliss said...

And, I'm really sorry I missed your birthday. I'll get that on the calendar for next year... in theory!

Dave and Jenni said...

How beautiful! I think someday it would be fun to get dolled up like that for afternoon tea. It just sounds so fun and I love that you get to dress up!

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated)!