Saturday, July 19, 2008

Southern HospitaliTEA......in honor of my friend, Marion.........

Edward and I were so excited having Marion and John visit...but equally so were Amy, Erin, Elisabeth and Ellie....they planned a special event in Marion's honor......Beth, a good friend of Amy's helped co-ordinate, cook and decorate.....delicious hors d'oeuvres, or vol-au-vents (as our British friends would say) were served........
One of the gifts Marion brought was this beautiful snow-white drying cloth....it is a work of art....a perfect cloth for the tea cart...different teas, Peach, Heavenly, etc....were served.
Erin, Amy and Elisabeth............
The excitement began building as the first guests entered the back yard.....everyone had looked forward with great anticipation to meeting Marion.....many had read her blog and felt as I had that they knew her........earlier in the week, two friends were discussing the tea party and the English honoree....one asked the other if she would be attending.....to which she replied, " Yes, that's the closet to royalty I'll ever be!"

One guest, Pam, had relatives who came from Wales...she brought along a genealogical book. She and Marion had quite a discussion about Wales..... Cousin Mary Jo 'knew' Marion and John from conversations with Edward and me......

Several young ladies accompanied their mothers....th
ey were in their Sunday best and on their best behavior........

Before the tea came to an end, John was summoned
from inside, where he Edward and Bobby, a cousin, were engaged in 'man talk'........all the ladies wanted to meet John........

Much to soon, the evening came to an end and the guests departed......many memories and friendships were made........

Our granddaughter, Erin, kindly shared her slide show............

9 comments:

Betty said...

Looks like quite a spread in honor of Marion and John. I'm sure they were glad they visited you as they definitely were treated like royalty.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a great representation of southern hospitality! It was so nice to visit your blog and I appreciate very much your visit to mine! How very nice of Marion to tell you about me and about my post to her blog. I am not sure where your cabin is, but it sounds like it is very close to my "neck" of the woods! LOL! I tried to email you back, but your blog is not tied to an email address. I have enjoyed my visit here! Will return soon!
Barbara

Mary said...

Betty,

The tea in honor of Marion looks very festive. I love the drying cloth. It is beautiful.

The little girls are so cute dressed in their Sunday best and everyone looks like they're having a terrific time.

Take care, my friend. How is Edward doing?

Blessings,
Mary

Cathy said...

A wonderful slide show, Erin!
The picture of you and Marion is so pretty. And the yard looks beautiful along with all the yummy treats.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

How beautiful!! What fun!! That would have been the best time...Only girls...wonderful!! Hopefully all is going well with you two..hopefully Edward is so much better now. Sandy

Linda said...

Betty this tea was just ao lovely. I loved the slide show...beautiful setting, wonderful foods, Marion and you looks so pretty, sweet little girls..a perfect day with many wonderful memories. Hugs, Linda

p.s. I have to tell you the picture of you touching your pearls....is a wonderful moment caught in time (I love it). L

Jillian said...

What a gorgeous table display...I'll bet the treats were even yummier!

Jillian

Christopher said...

Hello Dear Friend Betty....

Here we are in Switzerland having a wonderful time with Christopher ... We hope that Edward is still improving and you too are well. We have been travelling a lot. Will catch up with more news in email later. Fondest Love - Marion

Kerri said...

Hello Betty,
I've just been over visiting Marion, and enjoying her descriptive writings and photos of their wonderful vacation with you and Edward. And now I've enjoyed reading and seeing the pictures from your point of view. What a wonderful Tea this looks ot have been. Your lovely daughter and granddaughters did such a marvelous job putting it all together. I Loved seeing Erin's slideshow, particularly the photos of the little girls. How adorable they are!
I'm so glad to hear that Edward is doing better and slowly regaining his health. I'm sure it's been an extremely difficult time for you both, and all the family.
Prayer is a wonderful privilege and tool, isn't it?