Welcome ladies to a tea celebration for my mother who has turned 80.
Big day coming, my mother was going to turn 80 and she wanted a special birthday. So I was given a list of names she wanted, under it- it said fancy sandwiches, goodies and tea. So when you turn 80, you can have what you want
List had 28 women, where to have it, my dining room is huge, but not that large, so got looking at our family room and figured sure- why not. Would set up individual tables for four women and have the tea at my house. We are in the auction business, so we move furniture like some people ? Watch tv... So a week ago had grandson move three canteen tables to ur family room. I had already taken the chesterfield and tip urged it around backwards up tight to wall and put a chesterfield table behind it sitting in the middle of the room and now it was time to start to work.
Had to play around with table cloths over and over. This one I front my grandmother did over 80 years ago, it was bigger and she had cut part of down. No idea where the other part went, but this is so precious.
My valentine roses.
Tea was to be 1:00 p.m Sunday, these pictures were taken 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When I was ready to go to bed. Boy was I ready...
Theme was roses, serviettes were to be roses
These are royal Winton plates that frank and I made into three layered stand.
This three tiered plate stand is another one we made.
This table was for two.
Strawberries with mascarpone cheese and white chocolate.
Honey butter, great with scones
The big day has arrived, I had hired a tea room to do me sandwiches and scones. I made peanut butter/banana rolled, cream cheese, strawberries with white chocolate and mini cupcakes. The butter, clotted cream. That was enough.
Sister-in-law of the birthday girl
This is the birthday girl, doesn't look 80, does she? Me below
Check the goodies
Daughter-in-law Billi and almost daughter Donna serving tea.
Posing in my messy kitchen
Didn't do a cake, but mini cup cakes. Daughter Tara serving grandmother.
Sister and niece and great niece of birthday girl...
Good friend Cheryl.
Put little flowers on sugar cubes and the flowers floated.
Should have taken a picture of the mess after, still putting away dishes. It was a great day, out of the 28 women invited 2o showed. Piles of food left over, have to remember next time that women especially moms age don't have the appetite of me. What a great day it was, something my mother will never forget and such an honour for me to do it for her.