Welcome friends for tea this week. Fellow Canadian blogger Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage is celebrating her 4th anniversary of tea gatherings. This is where it all began for me and I am grateful to Sandi for hosting and to all the friends I've met.
Although I don't have flowers on the table for my luncheon because there wasn't room, I found a bouquet in my archives of pink roses and calla lilies. I know how much Sandi likes her pink roses, especially on fine china, so these are for you my friend - congratulations on four years of bringing women together over tea.
Last week I showed a loaf of Tramezzini bread I purchased for a luncheon. The package contained five long slices and I made egg salad finger sandwiches, orange cream cheese with cranberry squares, and that left one piece. I decided to make rolled peanut butter and banana, an old fashioned favourite.
A few slices of fruitcake with grapes and cherries were our sweet selection.
For my friend, Royal Albert 'Pink Brocade'.
I used Paragon 'Victoriana Rose', and of course my 'Lavender Rose' teapot shared many times. My friend chose Earl Grey Vanilla tea, kept hot with the tea warmer under the teapot.
Lunch began with a bowl of homemade cauliflower lentil soup and then we had the sandwiches and tea. My friend loved all the special attention I gave to our lunch and before we knew it, an hour of leisurely conversation had passed.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll join my hosts and their guests for tea.
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