Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Evening Dinner Tea

I have been wanting to do an evening dinner tea for a couple of years now but never carved out an evening from my busy schedule. The day time High Teas I give are always so much fun that I thought, hey why not do one by candle light. . My sis and her amazing photography skills took these photos of my dinner tea so take a scroll and enjoy.

This is actually a card my sister Janeen gave me. We have a tradition of getting the hostest of any tea party a tea gift of some sort and over the years I have received some beautiful items but this card is just so darn cute.

Those are frozen raspberries dropped into champagne fluets and topped off with Sparkling Apple Cider. Great taste!

My wonderful mother Darlin (yes that's her name) and sister Janeen

My good friend of 20 years, Jenifer, and Janeen,

Can't see it too good but this was my menu I created. So proud of myself I am.

Leafy greens with cranberries, walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette

Cottage Pie and cornbread,

Friends and myself enjoying our ladies time,

My dessert didn't hit the plate like it should but this is a Lemon and Raspberry layered pie. Served partly frozen.

I must have been talking, they look so thrilled don't they? lol

I don't know what the heck was so funny. Below, time for Tea Gifts!!!!!!

Lovely autoum candle set from my mother,

Some Cranberry Green Tea and lovely tea post-its from Jenifer,

Wonderful, designer tooth pics like you saw earlier with the fruit in the bowl from my sis Janeen

Well the evening was a smashing success and I just might do it again! Hope you all enjoyed. :)


Janeen said...

My dear sister, to partially quote Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

"The Cottage Pie was fifty times better than what we had at the Lucases' last week; and even Mr Darcy acknowledged, that the partridges were remarkably well done; and I suppose he has two or three French cooks at least."

It was a lovely evening, your table was BEAUTIFUL and as always, making memories with you was the best!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It looks beautiful! I love your dishes! They're gorgeous!

You look like Jennifer Garner in your profile picture!

Ginger said...

Hi Melody:
I wish I was your friend and lived close by so I could of come to your tea party!!!! I love everything about it. Your teapots and dishes are so pretty, the pink roses are my favorite. The fruit with the toothpicks looks so good. Cute menu too. I like those candleholders. At first I thought they were lamps on your table, then I saw the candles. Very nice.
It's always fun to have little gifts too.
I've never heard of cottage pie. Is it like pot pie?
Thanks for sharing the pictures.

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Melody, Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I'm so glad you did because it introduced me to your lovely blog!

Your tea party was just beautiful! From the food to the table setting, everything looked perfect! Such a wonderful way to spend time with friends!


The Dutchess said...

How evening tea..
And everyting looks great,this must been a lot of work! Love the frozen raspberrier..:) You look very happy there....

Lavinia said...

Absolutely lovely , from beginning to end. Your mother is a real beauty, so graceful and regal. Your china is divine, and everything so elegantly set. You really do set a tres elegant table. Love the lush flowers too, and all the gifts strike the right note for this opulent affair. Thanks for inviting us to enjoy along with you!

Michelle said...

Hi Melody!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I see you're a fellow tea lover! Yayyy!! I saw all the food on your site and went crazy. I'm a food lover so I tend to zone in on any food on a site. Ha! You're site is beautiful as well. Your daughter looks gorgeous in that dress! Definitely compliments that beautiful red hair of hers. :)

I will add you to the blogs I follow!!


CIELO said...

Lovely! Would you please remember to invite me next time! :) Really, love your rosie tea set and candles...


Always In Style said...

What a cute party - you've totally inspired me to recreate my own :)

Tea Time With Melody said...

Always in style,it is a blast to have these tea parties. Lots of laughs, and good friends ejoying gossip. Some times they last up to 4 hours, we are having such a great time you forget the time.

Tea said...

Oh, the tea was lovely! Thank you for sharing with us!

Angela McRae said...

What a fantastic idea! A friend has thought of hosting a "Twilight Tea," but I like the idea of a formal dinner tea even better. Maybe I'll host one for some friends at Christmas, in front of the fireplace (assuming it's cool enough here in Georgia!). Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

the voice of melody said...

Melody, thanks for stopping my blog yesterday and leaving me a sweet comment. And you're right, it almost sounds like we're the same person!

Your evening tea was beautiful, with the pretty dishes, decorations and food. No wonder your guests had such a great time! I've only been hosting daytime teas though but I also use frozen raspberries (in iced teas or lemonades), I also do menus, and salads with fruit in them! Sounds like I found my long-lost sister!

Let's share another cup soon! :)

The Vintage Rose said...

I came to your blog by clicking on a link from someone elses blog because you had left a comment. I love teaparties too, so I had to check you out. HOW DELIGHTFUL!!! I loved reading your blog especially seeing all the pics of your "Tea", I love pink roses too and YOur Lady Carlisle dinner setting - I collect American Beauty and English Rose

Lady Katherine said...

Your tea with your circle of friends was great. I loved the table setting and the menu. The laterns with candles great. What fun. Someday I will ger to have a tea like yours. It was wonderful. I would love to know what cottage pie???/

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