|Sylvia, Juanita, Brenda, Heather|
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As we rounded the corner of the driveway, there was no doubt we were in the right place.
And walking into the yard, we were in awe at all the treasures!
|See that scripture on the right? I had texted that along with a prayer to all the ladies first thing that morning to start our day. More on that to come.|
|Tea and books. Perfection Mr. Rabbit!|
But, we didn't get very far, as wonderful tea things greeted us from every corner.
|Hutches on 1 side of the dining room|
|Hutches on another side of the dining room|
|Sorry Juanita is a little blurry here, but we were in full action mode |
getting ready to share!
|Juanita made us these 2 amazing crustless quiches.|
|Brenda picked up a box of fresh greens, green apple and strawberries with a raspberry pomegranate dressing. I brought mandarin oranges and candied pecans. We left it 'build-your-own' style so people could customize. I loved it!|
|Brenda also made strawberry soup, and brought french macaroons from Paris in a Cup Tearoom. Click here for soup recipe.|
|You may recognize the darling Noritake demitasse cups/saucers from our FB page, that Brenda bought while on vacation here. They were perfect for the strawberry soup.|
|I created a new recipe - Curry Chicken and Fig Pinwheels. While the ladies were apprehensive, all stated they loved it! (Hooray!) Click here for my recipe. And I made cucumber and dill sandwiches pictured here. Sylvia provided the striped ham sandwiches. Click here for that recipe.|
|I brought these refreshing little strawberry cucumber tea sandwiches. Click here for recipe, and the Little Debbie butterfly cakes, which in all honesty tasted like a ho-ho ;) Juanita provided the delicious cream puffs.|
|Juanita also blessed us with not one, but two types of scones and 2 homemade creams. These are the raspberry, white chocolate. Her cream has a greek yogurt base.|
|These are the chocolate, chocolate chip and yes, she made those darling napkins.|
|She also provided|
jam in this lovely cup.
|I believe it|
|Cherries, tiny roses from the garden, wee tea gifts (see our scripture on the tag?) and lovelies.|
There was a fresh sprig of lavender on our plates which Juanita instructed us to crush between our hands, and inhale the calming fragrance. She then blessed the food, and we started our tea time.
|Notice our scripture once again?|
|2 types of tea were provided, but we were told we were welcomed to try anything in her vast assortment.|
|Canisters of Tea|
|3 drawers of teas! |
(And there's more to boot! - Whoo Hoo!)
|Oh look, there's the TARDIS! I filled her with peonies, which I later left for Juanita as a hostess gift.|
|Brenda and me (Heather)|
|These were our place-mats. You can order them from Grandma Rae by clicking here.|
Her kitchen window
Refill your cups.
We're heading out back!
The hummingbirds were amazing.
Oh, just some of her potting shed teawares? What?!
The covered patio with fairy lights and tea fun!
One of the dining areas.
Down a little path,
are some more treasures.
Then the yard opens up to this lovely area. The tortoise lives in there.
There are decorated sheds and more toys.
Plus hidden gems around every corner.
These are the amazing raised flower beds Juanita's husband built. No bending required here folks! They feature miniature roses, tomatoes and more!
See what a lovely overcast day we had? Perfect tea weather.
MANY demitasse cups hanging above the miniature roses.
I think fairies should live in here. Don't you?
Our tour is nearly through.
Mr. Z arrives to pick up his wife, Brenda. Mr. S. gives him the grand tour while we clean up.
|Mr. S and Mr. Z|
It's been an amazing 3 1/2 hours. Yes, really! And we won't soon forget the many blessings we shared and the new friends we made. We are already looking forward to doing it again!
|Above Juanita's kitchen sink faucet.|
Until next time, hugs and a cup of tea.
I will also be sharing this amazing adventure on my own blog:
Ps: My appologies for some weird spacing.
Blogger sometimes is finicky, even though
the layout appears normal when I create it!