Wednesday, July 2, 2008

ALICE SENT ME A TEA PARTY!

I received a most wonderful array of tea-time gifts from blogger friend ALICE yesterday!

Alice is the 'hostess with the mostess' at
TEA IN MY CUP.
Every day you will find new tea party ideas, menus and recipes from Alice.


Some time ago, I participated in Alice's Pay-It-Forward.
Alice promised to send me a surprise gift sometime during the next year and she did!
It was like receiving a tea party in the mail!



Alice even included a CD of soothing, relaxing classical music, perfect for a tea party.
Tchaikovsky at Tea Time - A Refreshing Blend for Body and Spirit.
This is music that suits my taste to a 'tea'!


Golden Mudan tea wreaths
"Long black leaves blended with golden tips to form a beautiful wreath. The liqour is a pale brown. The aroma has honey notes with hints of chocolate."

Note the lovely "Five O'clock Tea" napkins! Aren't they pretty? I love them!


Alice, thank you for this lovely book
"Taking Tea at The Savoy"
"To take tea at The Savoy is to combine tradition with all the elegance and sophistication that befits one of London’s great hotels. Anton Edelmann, The Savoy’s Maître Chef des Cuisines, offers exquisite recipes with tales that conjure up leisure time in a bygone era, set against the romantic story of tea and its journey to the West. Here is afternoon tea at its most stylish—aromatic brews, delicate porcelain, impeccably presented dainties. Indulge in feather-light palmiers or cinnamon madeleines. Savor delicate cucumber sandwiches or fragrant honey and ham biscuits for an al fresco summer tea, or luscious cakes to chase away winter doldrums. Taking Tea at the Savoy is a book to inspire endless afternoons of delight."


Photos from TAKING TEA AT THE SAVOY





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I added this beautiful scented teacup candle and bee spoon for a little ambiance. I got these from Francie at THE SCENTED COTTAGE.



I thank you from the bottom of my teacup, Alice! I would have picked any of these items for myself - you know me well!


~TO WATCH VIDEO, TURN OFF THE MUSIC PLAYLIST AT THE BOTTOM OF MY SIDEBAR~



9 comments:

Vanessa Greenway said...

Wonderful!!! I wish I could have one like this too! Hugs! Vanessa

Adrienne said...

What fun! Isn't it wonderful to have such sweet blog friends? Thanks for sharing your wonderful gifts with us. ~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

Deborah, you must have been thrilled with a package of such wonderful and beautiful things.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Alice said...

I'm so glad you liked the tea things I sent! I'm sure you're missing holding that new grandson of yours so I hope the tea package was a small treat.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thanks for the shout out Deborah...
hope everyone will stop by my blog for the July birthday give away.

You don't have to be born in July !

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Lallee said...

Deborah, than you for your recent visit and comment! What lovely tea gifts you received and you photographed them so beautifully. I see you have a new grandson--a beautiful blessing.

Lallee

Amy said...

oooh I love tea parties! Lovely gift :-)

Mary said...

What a wonderful surprise tea party package - and you certainly deserve it Deborah. When are you stopping by to have tea with me? Soon I hope.

Glad you're back and that you were able to spend so much time with your new grandson and Coy also. I know Leah must be so grateful to have had all your help while she got back on her feet.

Love that poem - and all the others in the book too!
Happy Fourth of July!
Hugs - Mary.

Jeanne said...

Hello Deborah, the tea items are wonderful.. Your pics really did them all justice.. I liked the Savoy tea pics too. Nice job on your post today. I always enjoy your blog very much.

happy fourth of July!

Jeanne