Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Lovely Visit

As one of our snow birds is going to warmer climes for  the winter, I arranged to have her invited to an afternoon tea before she leaves... up the mountain we travelled to see these lovely people who love to have tea.

One of the girls in the family uses patterns you rub on the pumpkin, as carving outlines.

Here is the tea table all set out.

She used this Wild rose print China from her Grandmother's collection.  It looked new, and she said her grandmother valued it so much as it was such a fine set, and used it rarely, but for special occasions.  It made such a nice impression on the table.

She also made this pumpkin roll, which is a quick bread with cream cheese.  It was just perfect.

This is a rose carving on a pumpkin. They set the carved pumpkins over led light candles turned on and off with a remote.
Everything was bright.

Little touches of delight were tucked in corners of desks and shelves to make things colorful.

Everything sparkled!

I hope you felt the joy of this visit and will duplicate it some way in your own home for your family!


Laura Jeanne said...

What a lovely spread! Very inspiring. A few Christmases ago our neighbours brought over one of those pumpkin cream cheese rolls, and it was quite delicious.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Lydia,

Such a lovely table setting. When I first spotted what I thought was a Swiss-roll, my first thought was "oh no, the calories in that!", but hearing it was a pumpkin bread and cream cheese roll makes it much better and healthier. I'd love the recipe to give it a try; it looks delicious. I'll google it.
Your host has such beautiful tea cups, and if I had to choose a favourite it would be the dusty pink one. It is gorgeous. They all are.

Sincerely, Mara.

PS. While I'm here, may I say how beautiful you look in your previous post, in your new dress.

Suzanne said...

It's so nice to see ladies setting up a more formal presentation for guests! You can tell they took the time to think about those that were coming and how they would make them feel right at home:-)

Gayle said...

What a beautiful table. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends. Do they have a blog? I would love to see the painted scarves and all of the other wonderful crafts and recipes and books they are using. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Gail said...

Yes, I did feel the joy of the day through your pictures and description of these fine folks and the time you spent there. We need more of this kind of thing in our country. More interest, more refinement, more thoughtfulness and hospitality. Thank you.