Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Time for Tea

What a sunny beautiful weekend we had, and it included President's Day, what a treat! We had been planning a teaparty for Miss Em and her girlfriends, with everyone's busy schedules we finally pulled it off on Monday.

Italian sodas came first.

Salads followed served with scones and clotted cream. The recipe for clotted cream is included as it was so very delicious........
  1. 3oz sour cream
  2. 1/8 t. almond extract
  3. 1/4 C pwd sugar
  4. 1T milk
  5. beat all until smooth.. ideally you would refrigerate for 30 mins..

Next were 3 kinds of sandwiches, cucumber, chicken salad and egg salad. The final course was dessert, dipped strawberries, lemon bars, tiny decorated cupcakes, shortbread and chocolate mint cookies. Platters of food and pots of tea were consumed. A couple of these girls were here for the last teaparty we had for Emily, after 'tea' they went outside and played in the mud!! There were no mudbaths for these ladies, they have matured and into proper princesses... so it was out to the shop to make crowns.

It is always interesting to see what people create. We don't think about it, but our personalities are often portrayed in our 'art'. I believe art is more than painting and drawing, it is decorating our homes, sewing, cooking, gardening and many of the daily activities of our lives. It is rewarding to share our art with others, to see them appreciate yours and create something of their own.

Naturally Sam had to get in on the fun, even though he had to miss most of the teaparty he was able to get in on the photo shoot!

As far as a little Franklin, for Sam to play with... apparently no one but Sam is in favor of the idea...


  1. Joy, What a wonderful party! How lucky for those girls. It is something they will always remember and treasure. Thanks, again for helping Jake. We have to schedule lunch. How about Friday? M.

  2. Looks like another wonderful Joyful tea party!

  3. Looks like another fun day at Joy's house !! Im looking forward to March 8th, its on my calendar !!

    Have a good day,

  4. Looks and sounds like sooo much fun. Pam

  5. How fun!! Your pages are beautiful!! Are you going to Silverton tomorrow night? I dont know where it is

  6. Joy, how precious! Emily is growing up so quickly. She is lucky to have you for an Auntie (seriously). You are a wonderful sister, mother and friend too.


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  8. What a great party! I love your scrapbook layout! I recognize it as one of Creative Memories new papers, which I use also!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they are little ladies having a tea party! How fun. How special for your daughter and her friends!