Monday, May 7, 2012

A Friendship Tea

Welcome friends for a friendship tea this week.  A nice way to pay tribute to the women bloggers that have become friends and inspire me.
I baked some fresh scones for us and have lemon curd, which I forgot to put on the table.
After we learned to decorate cupcakes at my classes, we moved on to sugar cookies and techniques.
These are the ones I made and am using for tea today.

 A chocolate disc is the crown of the hat, we discovered too late, 2 of them would have been better for more height.

As soon as this one was assembled, I immediately thought of Celia from A High Heeled Life, so this one's for you!  The high heel was made from coloured sugar pressed into a chocolate mold, ejected and dried.
Unfortunately all of our cookies were to be rounds but I missed this and came to class with cutouts that I normally use; I just adapted to these shapes.

Oh yes, we decorated sugar cubes on the last night - fine details for us grannies!
At one of our card classes we made cupcake boxes at my request.  This is a store bought cupcake but the crown on it reminds me of Trish from Sweetology, the cupcake queen.
 I've set a few places with teacups, pinks and lavenders for spring.



My Royal Albert 'Lavender Rose' teapot makes a big pot of tea and brewing is Miss Spenser's Ceylon, a gift from friend Beth at Through the Garden Gate.
I hope you'll join my hosts and their guests for tea.
Ruth - Antiques and Teacups (taking a break)
Bernideen - Tea Time Blog

34 comments:

  1. Hello, Judith
    I've just come in from the garden and am thinking how lovely it would be to be the "special someone(s)" sitting down to this spring tea. Your decorations are so pretty!
    -Karen

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  2. Hello Judith,
    Oh my goodness, what darling cookies! You have a talent, my friend! I love the hat cookie but they are all so very cute! What fun to share these at a tea party! Your tea table looks lovely, by the way. Thank you for joining me for tea today and for your wonderful wishes.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Lovely china and those cookies look fantastic. Makes me want to find some to eat.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. Hello, Judith: Beautiful cookies. They certainly don't look like you just took a class. Surely you've made these time and time again they are so good. I bet they are tasting good, too. Thank you for having tea. With your beautiful teacups and the sweet cookies we had a marvelous time..Happy Monday..Judy

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  5. Judith: It's me again. I was going back over some of your previous posts and spotted one about Victoria magazine and tea at Kathy's Delightsome Life. Does she still do that?..Happy Monday, again...Judy

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  6. Hi Judith, I love this post! First of all, let me say that I have always admired your Lavender Rose teapot. You have lovely napkins and tea cups on your table today as well. And your cookies, oh my! Very nicely done - I am impressed! Love the one with the high heel the most but they all look professional. Awesome job!!! Looks like your class was quite enjoyable and you learned a lot.
    Hugs, Beth

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  7. Judith, what a beautiful tea you have put on here. My favourite cookies are the 'shoe' ones. And I've never seen decorated sugar cubes before. How lovely!

    Have a great week,
    Diane

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  8. Hi Judith, The cookies are adorable, the blue shoe is my favourite. The table looks beautiful with the lace tablecloth. Take care, hugs Jen

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  9. Hello Judith - I'd love the pink teacup - it is such a delight to visit to see your pretty tea things! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  10. Hi Judith, I don;t care which cup I get, as they're all beautiful! Your cookies look postively wonderful and I'll bet taste even better!!

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  11. YOU ARE A VERY TALENTED LADY....love those cookies which look so delicious.

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  12. Oh my Judith, your cookies are so pretty and delightful. What a wonderful tea.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh Judy, what a lovely tea. Everything is so pretty, the tea cups, the table setting, the cookies. Everyone surely had a wonderful time. As pretty and wonderful looking as any magazine spread.

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  14. I love those cookies and so creative. I think they turned out fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  15. enjoyed the cookies and I have to agree with the majority that I like the shoe the best. Also the pink cup n saucer is so pretty. If you get a chance come and visit me, going to decorate sugar cubes for a tea I'm having on Sunday. Going to cheat though I already have some flowers and was going to paste them on the cubes (not real paste just in case someone thinks that)Great ideas. Betty

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  16. Such a special tea party! Wouldn't it be wonderful to gather together and have tea and conversation, just once? I imagine that there'd be lots to talk about. Would you be the one to make the cookies, please?

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  17. Such pretty little hand decorated biscuits. Well done. I like the white love heart with pink icing the best of all.

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  18. You have a talent with decorating cookies and sugar cubes! MY favorite is the one with the blue shoes. I looks really modern and sophisticated.

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  19. Beautiful post! Love your cookies. And, your table is so lovely! Viewing this post was a perfect way to start my day!

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  20. What an elegant collection of lovely cookies! I am so glad that you didn't just make rounds. I think yours are much more interesting! Of course my favorite is going to be the high heeled one too. What a clever idea to make a colored sugar and press into a mold. Of course now my mind is just running crazy with that one. I have a large shoe mold but not small ones. I will have to be looking for them. Your cupcake boxes are wonderful too.

    I am duly impressed and how fun for you to learn all of this and then share it with us!

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  21. Judith, what a lovely surprise. You my friend will not know just how much it meant to read your words with that adorable shoe cookie! It's been a challenging time for me these past couple of weeks, but I know rainbows appear after storms.

    Love that little cupcake packaging. You are right that cupcake certainly says Trisha!!! She (like yourself) are wonderfully gifted. The sugar cubes are priceless!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day in the garden. Blessings, C. (HHL)

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  22. Hi Judith!
    You did a great job on the cookies they look so pretty and the yellow heart is perfect sitting on that lovely plate.
    ~Clara

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  23. How gorgeous all of your tea is! I love the cookies!!
    Sherry

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  24. Your cookies are almost to beautiful to eat but I would eat enjoy one. The teapot by Royal Albert is perfect with your collection of cups and saucers and it would be fun picking a favorite to drink from. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Pam

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  25. Everything is so elegant and beautiful...too pretty to eat! I love that lavender roses tea pot...what a treasure! enjoy your day!

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  26. Hi Judith,
    I love your delicate tea cookies and sugar cubes. Everything looks so lovely. I would love to have tea in one of your pretty teacups. I have the Royal Albert cream & sugar in this pattern. Beautiful post. Have a wonderful week.

    Lisa

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  27. Divine little cookies and lovely teacups but I did not see one for a sandbox. Valerie

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  28. Your cookies are so cute but I would be diving into one of those delicious looking scones. Oh my! Such pretty tea-cups today and how cute are those sugar cubes! Deb

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  29. Oh my! The scones look amazing, Judith! Lovely cups too. Have a blessed Mothers Day~
    SHawn

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  30. I love scones to te.Dina dekortaioner on the various cakes are fantastic. Very cute with a teapot and the flower looks so happy and nice out. A cake that makes you happy. Your teacups with violets is so beautiful. Sweet with a napkin with an embroidered lavender. Lavender Rose, I saw in Sandy's blog so exquisitely beautiful. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

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  31. This was a luscious tea, Judith! You did a great job with your cookies and this class you're taking sounds interesting. I fear I must stay away from such things 'ere I eat my assignments! Really having sugar issues of late. But, so love to look . . .

    All the tea things are lovely - I have my eye on a Lavender Rose teapot to go with my trio and sugar/creamer set I recently picked up. Someday.

    My lavender bushes were moved to our side yard and are thriving in the sunshine. Yey! Thought of you.

    Joy!
    Kathy

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  32. Hi Judith,
    What beautiful cookies you made and frosted. They are just perfect for a tea party! The cupcake boxes are so cute, too. You are so talented in the kitchen and garden!!
    Nancy

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  33. Oh!!!!!! Quanta delicia, amei.

    Bjs cristalinos

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  34. SUCH LOVELY TEA CUP AND POT AND COOKIES, I JUST RECENTLY GOT MY TEA POT COOKIE CUTTER AND I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM...EVERYTHING LOOKS SO WONDERFUL...WITH LOVE JANICE

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