Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Decor from a Harvest Tea Party

My friend Deberah had beautiful decorations all over the house at our Crossroads Garden Club Harvest Tea Party on Saturday. A vignette like this definitely says "Fall" to me!

For our buffet style tea, Deberah had stacks of teacups waiting in the kitchen. I just love to see a stack of teacups, anywhere, anytime.

And she used several lovely teapots, but I thought this one was most fitting for a garden club tea!

Here's the tea station where guests could prepare their tea just the way they liked it.

Deberah loves to collect vintage linens, and I thought her platter of napkins and silverware looked so very inviting.

Small potted mums were on all the tables, and later we learned we each got to take one home! I also couldn't help admiring this pretty tablecloth ...

... with the palest blue embroidery and drawn thread work. Charming!

My tablemates were Janelle and Rachelle, who were busy here answering questions for a garden trivia game.

The trivia questions, devised by club member Wilma, were a real hit. And he's partially hidden at left in this photo, but I wanted to mention that one of our male club members, Calvin, attended the tea and had a great time!

In fact, I should have asked everyone to look up, but I enjoyed capturing photos of all those heads bent down as everyone eagerly tried to guess the answers. (Can you guess who won the game and received a garden tote as her prize? I did! That was an absolute scream to me, because I am without a doubt the most inexperienced gardener in the group. I heard Deberah tell someone I read a lot of gardening books, and that is true!)

With great food, fun and Fall-themed fellowship, I hope the Harvest Tea Party will become an annual event!

16 comments:

  1. Can't decide which I enjoyed (looking at) more: the food or the decorations. What a fun time.
    Big sigh, just color me jealous, big sigh.

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  2. Can't decide which I enjoyed (looking at) more: the food or the decorations. What a fun time.
    Big sigh, just color me jealous, big sigh.

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  3. This is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!!
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  4. How fun! I love the lovely linens -- especially the tablecloth. Beautiful!! :)

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  5. Can you post a picture of the garden tote? I love different tote bags especially if they have garden or tea themes.

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  6. So pretty! I love fall decorations. Congrats on winning the trivia prize, too. Looks like it was a very enjoyable occasion, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Great pics of a fun-filled day! And it's always nice to be the winner of a game and get a prize!

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  8. That must have been such fun! A wonderful set up and looks like the perfect day with friends...which of course, should include tea! Thanks for your wonderful photos!
    Ruth

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  9. what a fun time! Women coming together for fellowship and tea, bliss!

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  10. Definitely it should be an annual event, it is lovely. My husband's garden (Master Gardeners) had a picnic for their holiday event with all things from their garden. It is an annual event that I just get to attend as a guest each year. I need to post the garden soon. It was fun to wander through the garden and see your special event.

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  11. Looks like a lot of fun, and I love all the details, including the autumn decor. Hey, congrats on winning the gardening trivia prize! You know more than you think!
    One tea party when I put out some vintage linens, no one wanted to use them.
    Judith

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  12. This is so much like my garden clubs annual tea. We hold ours in the spring time & it's so much fun. I'm taking notes for ideas!

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  13. Beautiful photos, Angela - this could be a featured party in Southern Lady! Thanks for sharing,
    Joanie

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  14. What a lovely tea. Love the stack of tea cups and the stack of napkins! Love vintage linens!

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  15. lovely! What a perfect way to transition into fall!

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  16. Everything is just so perfect, what a wonderful time!

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