Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A fall tea at the Elkridge Furnance Inn

Hello friends!

I had a lovely time with a group of women friends enjoying an afternoon tea this past weekend. We are group of 10 women who enjoy having tea parties together; we have named ourselves the Tea Bees. The Tea Bee hive missed 3 Bees who weren't able to join us.

The venue was fabulous and the food was wonderful; and the tea was plentiful, perfect for the chilly day! We met at the beautiful historic Elkridge Furnace Inn. Our table was waiting for us with the menu tempting with the great food to come....

The scone was delicious but my favorite part was the homemade jam---truly the best jam I've ever tasted!
candied pecan scone

For the next course I chose the squash soup instead of the salad...excellent with just a hint of spicyness. Super yummy!
butternut squash soup

Then a plate of savories for each of us arrived....
shrimp toast, tomato spinach with feta tart, seafood quiche, and curried chicken salad sandwich
And just when we thought it couldn't get any better, the desserts arrived....
cinnamon apple cider sorbet, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate raspberry truffle

All the good food and tea was made even better by the presence of good friends...
Susan and Barb

Donna and Chris

Tanya and Kim

I had a small gift for each of the Bees. Since it was so close to Thanksgiving I wanted to let each one know I am thankful for their friendship. Of course, Stampin Up makes it easy to wrap packages that are functional but pretty, too! I whipped out my Tag a Bag kit and bags and in no time flat I had my small gifts wrapped...
All wrapped and pretty!

the tag a bag kit with a doily and ribbon--super easy and super cute!

Stamping is fun...and spending an afternoon with great friends, having tea is what life is all about!

I hope you are able to spend some time on Thanksgiving with people who touch your life and make it happier.


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