Saturday, November 04, 2017

Yearly Autumn Tea and Singing

Last year the men had to come to the tea because the weather was not very friendly and the ladies  came from a long distance or had only one vehicle, were not wanting to drive at night. We had a table in the dining room for the men, with coffee and "regular" food, while the ladies had a tea table in the front room. The singing was so good and the men greatly enjoyed hearing the harmonious voices.
This year the tea was held in the morning and we had 10 ladies enjoying the pleasant surroundings. I'm sorry I can't show pictures of their cute faces online.

The tea was held indoors and I don't have the pictures available yet, so here are the outdoor scenes that greeted them as they approached the house.

There were 10 ladies who came yesterday.  If you live in the area and want to be invited to the next one please email me. My address is on the side bar.

We sang songs by Albert E. Brumley, a hymn writer of the 20th century, one being "The Prettiest Flowers" which has been a favorite of country western singers. We all sang in parts so the harmony was good.

Last year no one ate any of the special tea foods, because of food restrictions and special diets, allergies etc. so, this year we provided separate bowls of salad ingredients the could choose from.

Apples were sliced from a variety called "Smitten" and orchard owners selling point is "Once you have bitten, you are smitten."

Everyone commented how at ease they felt. We drank tea, sang hymns and drank tea and ate and then a group of us went to Shop of Shalom and bought ever so much stuff. It is a dry goods store with lovely things in it.


living from glory to glory said...

It all looked so cozy and inviting! So glad you had such a great turn out! The leaves on the lawn look amazing. What a blessing!

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

I'm so glad you had a good turnout and everyone had a good time. It looks like fall has come to Oregon.

Linda Newell said...

What a beautiful fall scene to welcome your guests. I wish I lived near. Fall is not as colorful in Texas.

Laura Jeanne said...

Everything looks lovely...and I love the view in behind the table of all the teacups stacked in the china cabinet...what an impressive collection!

Mrs.O said...

I love the sweet little pumpkin in the carriage!

Lynn Maust said...

That was quite a fun day you all had together!

living simplicity said...

What a delightful way to enjoy each other's company :)


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