Monday, December 16, 2013

Take Tea, 2013

With a snow storm on the way, preparations for our Annual Take Tea, Take Joy event were still underway. Although many cancelled because of the snow, we had a few intrepid guests that weathered the storm and joined us for tea. Fortunately, the storm was in its infancy, and the flurries were soft and gentle. By the time the tea ended, it was time for everyone to head home and hunker down for the snows that arrived later in the evening.

The first course featured a leafy green salad with fresh pears, feta cheese, and sugared pecans all dressed with a honey maple balsamic vinaigrette. oh, yum!
Sandwiches included a Cranberry Chicken Salad Triangle, Spicy Pimiento Cheddar Florettes, Apricot Bacon Stars, a Walnut Topped Olive Sandwich, and a Brie and Apple Crostini, warm and melted, perfect for a snowy day!

Today's scones included Traditional English Cream Scone and Lemon Pecan served with Sweet Cream and Strawberry Jam along side fresh fruit.

And the Visions of Sugarplums included Irish Cream Fudge, Macadamia Coconut Truffle, and a Cranberry Shortbread Cookie. Sweet!


Steph said...

So beautiful, and I bet the snowfall added just the right ambiance.

GardenOfDaisies said...

This is beautiful! It looks like your guests were treated to an amazing array of goodies, and I wish I could have been one of them!

Marilyn Miller said...

I agree with Stephanie and the ambiance. I bet it was beautiful in the garden. Your tea does look just joyful! Love the theme and makes me think of our visit with T.Tudor.

relevanttealeaf said...

I sure wish I lived closer to you and your tea room, Nancy! Every event you post is just fabulous!

Angela McRae said...

Now there's the difference between northerners and southerners: you go out in an impending snowstorm and think oh, it'll be fine. We see two snowflakes bump together and there's a run on bread and milk at the supermarket!

Angela McRae said...

P.S. I appreciated your sweet comment about my new "Santa mug" tea set!