Monday, June 1, 2009

Dearest Noble Bloggers of the Great Blogdom,

Your amicable natures and love of food, fun and manners has entreated me to write to you and tell you of a small, but fashionable party mirrored after some of my favorite Jane Austen stories that was held in honor of my sister-in-law's birthday and my sister's visit. They are both amiable, delightful women with whom I am always happy to spend time. I invited some of their shared acquaintances for an afternoon tea party.

For decor, the room was brightened by a bouquet made of the remaining flowers from some Mother's Day arrangements jauntily placed in an antique teapot.

On display were some favorite stories, as well as fans and pretty handkerchiefs.

As luck would have it, I had many dried rose displays that worked with the color scheme of pale yellow, hues of pink and eggshell white and added needed color and texture to the table. My prized muslin table cloth and lace doilies were of course the perfect touch of elegance. We used yellow and white tea cups with matching saucers.

The Guest of Honor and my darling niece wore their party finery.

The Sweetling....

I fashioned this delightful paper purse for my sister-in-law's birthday gift and filled it with miniature chocolates, lip gloss, candy and a matching notepad for filling with thoughts, dreams or other such notions.

I wore a lace sheath dress complete with turquoise sash. As it were, my pearls added just the right touch for an afternoon party.

I thoroughly enjoyed my lace fan for those slightly warmer moments when I needed some air movement.

The finger food array was delectable and consisted of light cucumber sandwiches....

Lemon Triple Berry Trifle (displayed in my Grandmother's crystal)...

And cherry Jell-O in lime wedges.

Not pictured, but enjoyed just the same were cranberry scones with clotted cream and strawberry coulis, mini quiche bites, chicken curry finger sandwiches, lemon blueberry tarts, cupcakes in the miniature, and raspberry lemonade in lieu of tea, although this beautiful teapot graced our table for effect.

After the main event and when the others had taken their leave, my sister and I took a walk about the garden and partook of the opportunity for photos. We had a splendid time.

The party was a smashing success, the company just as delightful as expected, the atmosphere pleasing and the food, of course, delectable.

I trust this letter finds you all well and in good health and spirits. As always, I hold you in the highest regard and love to read of your latest news and adventures.

Yours, etc.

Lady Erika of Yellow Pear


  1. HOW do you find the time to do all of this fun stuff?? you seriously amaze me! Love the story and the pics!

  2. I can't get over how much Miss Gaby looks like a mini Ang!! She's growing up so fast!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. You're so creative, I wouldn't even know where to begin!!

  3. Looks like a simply delightful tea-party. Thanks for sharing Lady E.

  4. Reminds me of an "Anne of Green Gables" letter! So cute what a great dress!

  5. I can't stop smiling - jello in lime wedges??? yellow tea cups? of course you'd know where I could find a blue cake stand - you have yellow tea cups! :) such a fun idea for a party

  6. LOL! You are too funny! What a fun read. And, of course, you outdid yourself once again. ;)

    So... tell me how one goes about forming cherry Jell-O in lime wedges. I have never seen that, but it is positively delightful!

  7. I have decided you need to become a professional party planner. I am impressed yet again with your skills! And I am also very interested in how you molded the jello in lime wedges.

  8. Love it all so delightful. I love the milestones and the pics of Noah in the tub, he must have been out! You are all so BEAUTIFUL..Love ya Tammi


    YOU STILL FIT INTO YOUR SENIOR D-WEEK DRESS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!



    I'm so jealous :)

    ...and of course, you are fabulous!!!!!

  10. I love this whole party! I am going to borrow the whole idea for our book group get together in August. I need to call you! Awesome pics, as usual!! Love you guys!

  11. What a great post! I loved it. It looks like you had so much fun!

  12. I love this! I am a huge Jane Austen fan! I need to do this someday!

    Thanks for coming to my party party. You're not too late, btw. We were partying all weekend, and people are still linking up today!


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