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Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas High Tea Party

I was some how lucky enough to fall into a group of 10 women who like to get together and have tea every few months. Within this group there are neighbors, sisters, friends, and co-workers. Sometimes one of the group will host or sometimes we will visit a tea house. The most recent gathering was for a Christmas high tea at one of the homes. It was fabulous! Our tea hostess happens to be a fellow Stampin Up demonstrator and she incorporated some Stampin Up products in her theming of a white, silvery Christmas.

Photos of this awesome tea do not do justice to the real life experience, but I tried to capture the beauty and elegance anyway!

Invitation to tea

inside of invitation

we started with crackers with dips and cheeses

and blue libations!

elegant silvery white table centerpieces

place cards

beautiful table setting

salad with mandarin oranges, almonds and viniagrette dressing

followed by beef stew with a snowflake pastry top, served with al dente green beans flavored with lemon essence

desserts on a lovely silver tiered tray

We gathered around the tree to exchange tea
-related items

I brought a little something to give to the ladies along with their Christmas cards

Stockings for each of us!

Tucked inside each stocking inside was a tea bag, teaspoon, and a piece of chocolate

I am blessed to have these women as friends!


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