Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just a Bowl of Cherries

Cherry Blossom Tea Menu

Sour Cream Cherry Scones with Devonshire Cream
English Cucumber Sandwiches on Oat Bread
Chocolate Cherry Bars
Cherry Delight Dessert

Earl Gray Tea 
Cream & Sugar

Today was baking day, I laughed at myself with the mix of eras on the kitchen counter.  Next to my Kitchen Aid mixer was my set of Pyrex bowls and by the laptop open to the recipes were the 1950s aluminum measuring cups.  Wooden spoons and chocolate chips and the reading panel all in one place! 
The countdown to my annual Cherry Blossom Tea began a month ago.  It's my fourth year of hosting an April tea after seeing the blossoms in Washington D.C.  I began my planning by making tags for each of the guests I had invited.  I used Japanese cherry blossom paper purchased in D.C. on my trip there for the Festival in 2008.  For this set of favors I used the same papers on each of the six tags but made each one different.  It's always fun to watch the ladies circling the table deciding which tag they want!

I'm washing linen and have a pile of china and serving pieces on the buffet.  Next up, tablescape, stay tuned!  And if you're in the vicinity, my dining room table pulls out to 110", you are all welcome to come!  I have to go iron and maybe, I'll try sprinkling with that 7Up bottle!


  1. What time? Sure wish I could...that is one big table. I will be on the bleachers all weekend. Good thing the weather looks great. Smiles...Renee

  2. What a delightful tea party. Wish I could join you too. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Yes, what time? Love your tea set!! So beautiful!! xo Heather

  4. I love your china, and the embroidered tablecloth. So pretty!

  5. I don't want to be left out!! Nice tags for the guests and the table looks so pretty!

  6. Everything looks so elegant. Will the Queen be having tea there?

  7. "I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER" ...AND... You drew me RIGHT IN with the picture of "TAMMY", MY VERY FAVORITE DOLL growing up...I STILL have her and a BIG TRUNK of hers STUFFED with clothes! AHHHH the memories!
    OF Course we have LOTS IN COMMON TOO! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your cherry blossom theme china, AND your gorgeous tablecloth...
    I hope you will PEEK IN on my World of Blog too AND maybe decide to follow along with me...
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  8. I live too far! Sorry!
    This tea seems delicious and the table is divine! Congratulations!

  9. Your menu sounds delicious! And the china is so pretty! I wish I could join you! Have a wonderful time!!

  10. I wish I could be there! You set a lovely table. Have fun!


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