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!