Tea Table Inspiration…

Here are more of the tables that were decorated for our Friendship tea last Saturday. Lots of photos and few words. Enjoy…

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2014-04-04 Tea 20145One of the tables had food art. I really enjoyed looking at all the details.

2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea7I didn’t get a photo of the croissant sandwiches that we were served.

2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea16All the tables on the main floor. There were 8 half tables in the balcony, too.

2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea15The view of the room from my table.

Do you have a favorite color combination or centerpiece or theme from these tables? Also which piece of food art did you enjoy the most?

I’ve been getting busy around here preparing to be gone from this old house. We took Katie and Andrew’s car in to be checked over before we take it on the road across the country. Have any of you driven across country through Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina? Any recommendations on cities to spend the night in or attractions to see along the way? Any tips on cities to avoid like the plague?

The Tea Drinkers…

A tea table would not be fun without guests sitting around it so I’m showing you my guests before I show all the tables. On Wednesday I’ll be posting all about my table for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish Challenge.

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The theme for our Friendship Tea this year was Snapshots. The church lobby had some great backdrops for photo opportunities.

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Behind every snapshot there’s a story.

2014 NSB Tea 124Our daughter Katie came early and was able to take some snapshots before the crowds came.

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2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea4 Our daughter in law, her mom and grandmother were able to come and share a place at my table, too.

2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea5Sisters by marriage and Laura’s dear friend, Shavonne.

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2014 NSB Tea 139Pat, Wilma, Laura, Katie, Susan (Shavonne’s mom), and Shavonne.

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2014-04-05 2014 NSB Tea2All my guests at my table Susan, Shavonne, Laura, Wilma, Pat, Andra, Judy, Katy and Katie.

More to come from the tea…

Today we had a glorious sunny day and Katie and I took the opportunity to head north to the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon and then to have lunch in LaConner. We even got a little sunburned. Soon I’ll be sharing my photos from the fields, too. Here’s a little tease…

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Tea for Two…

…or a few hundred!

Tomorrow is our Friendship Tea at church. Today was table setting time and it was so much fun to see all the creativity being pulled together under one roof. There will be 36 tables all set and ready to go by 10:45 tomorrow morning. I got some shots of some of the tables in progress.

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I will walk about tomorrow morning before our guests arrive to take more photos of the tables all set and ready to go.

I was exhausted by the time I was done and Dear, Katie and I went out to dinner which I was thankful for. Do you have any plans for the weekend?