Thursday, January 22, 2009

More tea please?

Today a dear blogging friend, Carolien, came over so we could do our handwork together. I did some patchwork and she did a little patchwork and stitching. I decided it would be fun to do an English tea for our lunch.

I set out my Wedgwood dishes with my etagerie filled with things I made for us to enjoy with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea. It has been a long time since I did a tea for anyone and I had fun putting it together to treat Carolien.

Our menu today was Turkey and Leek Quiche, Cucumber and Lettuce sandwiches, Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes, Scones with Lemon Curd en Marscapone and chocolate cookies.

We had a touch of summer on the table when I used some pretty napkins sent to me by another blogging friend Regina. These napkins remind of her and her pretty garden.

I now realize that I miss doing a tea for people and should try and do it more often. I only wish I could treat more of my blogging friend to a tea...

41 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh my, how lovely! And delicious looking also.

Yes, I wish I was close enough to come for tea.

Aunt Amelia
"Blue evening had fallen...over the great pallid slopes. ...the peaks of snow were rosy, glistening like transcendent, radiant spikes of blossom in the heavenly upper world... ~~D.H. Lawrence

Joni said...

What a lovely setting and my mouth is watering now. Lucky Carolien!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh that looks lovely...I hope you had a great time!

Rhonda in OK said...

It looks so nice, Heidi, I wish we could have tea together too.

stitching and a tea lunch sound perfect, and since I can't really join you, I am glad you shared yours with us all.

Nancy said...

I see three place settings. LOL.
I told you yesterday that Jos would never miss that tea. It looks so yummy. Since you only made two quiches, what did you do about that? I am quite sure you
had fun with Carolien. She is a great person, and oh by the way, I sort of, kind of, think you are too.
Love you bunches, Mom

Maggie said...

Everything looks lovely! sounds like you had a great day.

Maggie x

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
You have mentioned Carolien often so I know what a good friend she is and you really made her visit special with your beautiful china and delicious repast (I felt the need for an old fashioned word there...haha!)

Everything looks so mouthwateringly delicious. The little quiches look so yummy and the stuffed tomatoes just irresistible

Heidi you have a wonderful talent for making a simple afternoon tea an unforgettable event. You really are such a lovely friend :>)
Hugs, Angela

Carolien said...

Hello everybody! Yes, I was the lucky one today :) This high tea was delicious, I never had a high tea as good as this one: made with love and care and with the best ingredients ... Dear Heidi, many thanks again, it was such a pleasure to be at your place today!!! A real oasis in my somehow hectic days ...
How nice to meet Jos as well, a very gentle and kind man.

Big, big thankful hugs & you shouldn't always spoil me like this, you know! Someday you will say (annoyed): O, that spoiled Carolien ...

Have a nice evening! Carolien

Susan in SC said...

What a beautiful setting! I know you both enjoyed the meal!

Nancy said...

Heidi, there is an award on my blog for you and try the fun thing Robin did.
Love Mom

Celestial Charms said...

Such a pretty table setting. I love having a proper English Tea. You sandwiches look lovely!
Maureen

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I wish Edward and I could have joined you!!

Pondside said...

Your tea for Carolien looks delicious! What a thoughtful thing to do.
I've just caught up on your latest posts and am so sorry to hear that you've been having such a difficult time. I hope that the specialists will find a way to give you some relief soon.
Thinking of you,
xo

Tone said...

Ah, seem lovely!! Your really know how to treat friends!!
I`ll come tomorrow!! :-)

Tonight I am having friends over for dinner, girls only - making a three dish dinner - and some wine of course.

Have a fabulous weekend!!
Hugs from Norway

RoyalTLady said...

Heidi,

Please come and visit my blog... I have something for you...

MMMMMMMm mouth watering tea & setting.

Am I invited to tea? Do come and have tea at RTL some time...

Enjoy your weekend.

LissyLou said...

ooh how lovely! x

Anonymous said...

I want to come for tea and cookies!

Eric

Linda said...

Heidi, what a pretty tea party and such yummy foods....I'd love to be joining you....hugs, Linda

Carolien said...

Hello, it's me again! I'm deeply sorry (LOL), but you're tagged. The award I pass on to you is simply for 100% meant for you as well ... I had no other choice :)

Hugs (& no call today?),
Carolien

Wild Rose said...

Hello Heidi,

You can count me in! Your afternoon tea looks absolutely delicious. What fun to share tea with a blog friend.

Marie x

Ginny said...

What an elegant table you set! Everything looks so delicious.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

What a lovely lunch you put together for Carolien. The table looks lovely and I bet the food was delish!!

Lee said...

I've just come to your blog through a link on Carolien's blog. You have such lovely music in your playlist! Usually I turn those players off right away, but yours was wonderful!

Sweetie said...

What a wonderful idea. Your table looks lovely and your menu sounds very appetizing - everything is pleasing to the eye.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Happy @ Home said...

How special for you to set such a lovely table and prepare such nice food. Carolien must have enjoyed it very much.

Brigitta said...

I totally love your tea-entries Heidi! And what a lucky woman Carolien is ;-) Last time I made a proper tea was for dd's birthdayparty with her friends. Maybe I should do it for some of my friends as well.

Sonja said...

Oh Heidi, wat ziet dat er geweldig uit! Nu spijt het me pas echt dat ik die dag moest werken...LOL

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a sweet treat for your friend and a very loving and thoughtful thing to do! It sounds like a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Hugs,
Dena

Melanie said...

Can I come over and have tea with you?! Your place settings are so lovely and the food looks and sounds mouthwatering. What a good hostess you are!

Judy said...

Oh Heidi what a wonderful tea!! I don't suppose you would share the recipes would you? The turkey and leek quiche sounds divine. I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely table you set Heidi - it looks to good to eat, LOL. Sounds like a great way to spend a day, stitching and tea - plus all of those goodies - WOW

Hugs - karen

Solstitches said...

It all looks quite delightful.
What a beautiful and elegant tea you served.

Tracy said...

Hi, Heidi! Your tea is lovely...what a sweet gift to your friend--the art and joy of taking tea! I love your kitty cat tea cozy! Needlework and tea...the best pairing! Glad you had some good time with your friend. I love tea and sharing it. Norway is coffee country though mostly, I know very few here who enjoy tea as much as I do. Tea is often me and my hubby...which is very lovely, a man who will take tea is a keeper! ;o) Your new banner is beautiful. Hope you are doing ok these days...Thinking of you and sending ((HUGS)) Oh, if you get a chance to stop by, I'm having a fun Valentine Giveaway this week! :o)

Kristen said...

Wow!!! Ok, so now I know where Martha took her lessons from. :) It all looks wonderful and it sounds like you had a great time!!

Rhondi said...

Good morning Heidi
Carolien mentioned the tea so I just had to pop over and visit too. What a beautiful tea. Oh how I would loved to have joined you! When someone comes to tea at your home they must feel very pampered.
Hope you are doing better. I'mpraying for you.
Hugs, Rhondi

le ciel flamand said...

Ja, ik heb ook al veel aan de ouders gedacht, die hebben dat natuurlijk ook niet gewild... Die zijn hun zoon ook wel een beetje 'kwijt' denk ik.
Het is voor beide partijen een drama.
Groetjes, Annelies

Mary said...

Yum, please make some of these delights for me when we have our tea together! Hope it's soon.

Bet you had a great time together.

Stacey said...

Your tea looks absolutely gorgeous, and so delicious! What fun, and what a joy it must have been for your friend!

Kim McBirnie said...

That looks so wonderful - so cosy and inviting. We're all so rushed and busy nowadays that we miss out on such treats - maybe we should have a national tea party day!
Kim xx

Ragged Roses said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I think you know that tea is one of my favourite meals too!!! it all looks lovely, I bet you had a great time. It really is a fun thing to do isn't it and it always feels so naughty ... Take care
Kimx

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Everything is just beautiful, Heidi!