Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Special Events

"STATE-LINE CRAFTER'S"


"Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first!"
Peter Pan

Special Events

The finger sandwiches were puff pastry's with tuna, egg salad on white, ham spread on wheat, cucumber with cream cheese, pinwheels with ham, and veggie pizza.  There was a cheese and cracker plate.  Also on the table were nuts and homemade candies.

Special Events

Hello everyone it's Connie!
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I have a couple of things I would LOVE to share with you today!

I attended two very special events this weekend.  First the event, the Annual Girl Talk, God Talk TEA PARTY, at the Methodist Church, here in Durand, IL.
It was so much fun.  Of course I dressed up in a tea party ensemble I throw together complete with vintage hat, vintage sweater, vintage gloves, with vintage necklace I restrung with the same beads I added buttons, and a tea pot charm.

About 100 ladies gathered, 10 women at each table, each table has 1 hostess, the hostess brings in their own tea ware and decorate their tables in a unique style.

 This year, like last, the tables were done up in style.  Our hostess decorated with blues and aqua's, and sea shells with coral.  She gave each guest at her table this beautiful picture holder made with coral and added chocolates.
The TEA PARTY begins, of course with a prayer, and right away the finger sandwiches are past around each table.  Some of the ladies bring in their husbands who volunteer to serve the ladies tea and to keep the sandwich trays full.  They served Raspberry black tea, and Peach black tea, both excellent blends.

I know..... a lot, I was pretty full just from the sandwiches.  Then they bring out the trays of sweeties and cookies, so many different kinds.  Very nice selection.  With treats abound and the tea still flowing, an hour into it, they have a guest speaker come out with a presentation, this year the subject was "TEA'S" the beginning, to now with TEA PARTY DEDICATE from the beginning, to now. The info was  detailed and interesting; at the end of her speech, she pulled out a tea party book from 1905 that had games people would play back in the Victorian days when garden tea parties were very, very fashionable.
We played 3 of the games, they were fun, each table competed against the others, our table did not win any of the games, but we had a ball.
After that... the party broke up.
Me and (my girls) that's My Mother, and My Aunt Junie (with my My Sister meeting us there with her granddaughter), head north to my youngest granddaughter Eden's 2nd birthday party.

We ate first, needless to say, Me Mother and Aunt Junie, were not very hungry, actually all three of us wanted coffee.
Eden is 2 so of course, she had no interest in opening her gifts, though she got plenty.
After that more sweets, they had the birthday cake and gluten free brownies.

Happy Birthday, Princess Eden!

Cheers to a sweet day!