Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tea For Two, Er, Fifteen

I must say I am a blessed woman. My daughters helped me so much yesterday - I always end up with last minute things I want to do...they prepared all the food and helped clean. I will show you one of my last minute projects soon, I need to take some pictures of it. Something that absolutely needed to be done, was to cut my Morning Glory down. Our frost from the night before killed it, and it made the arch look like you were entering a haunted house rather than a cottage prepared for a lovely tea!

This wreath was waiting by the front door to welcome my dear friends to our home....
It was dark when they all arrived but I took these in the daylight...
When it was dark there was candle light, to light their way up the walk...
This is a huge clump of those daisy like mums. Some are yellow and some are light pink...
A lone dark pink one stands out from the crowd...
In the dark a lighted arch to show the way... My lighted pumpkins to show our address....

While I was showing someone around our cottage, Becky and my lovely family cleaned up. I am so spoiled!
Thank you ladies for coming and for a lovely evening....


  1. Hello Mrs. Rabe :)
    What a lovely time must have been had by all. Your tea cups and saucers are just beautiful. Lovely just lovely.
    Love & Prayers,

  2. Ronda,

    Are you quoting Miss Bates? I am reading "Emma" with my literature class at our homeschool co-op! She is a fun character, if a tad annoying!

    Thanks for your sweet comment!

  3. It was a fun and very nice evening.

    Your home was beautiful and the candlelight just softens everything.

    Becky K.

  4. I enjoyed this pictures too...and someone to do up your teacups so they are ready for the next that would be great.

  5. Glad you all had a great time!!

    Wow, the pumpkins look perfect!!! I love them!!

    So glad your daughters are so helpful to you!! Good job girls!!!

  6. I'm so happy to have found your blog. So fun--I have six sweeties too! I must save your blog to visit again.

  7. Your arch looks so beautiful!! I've been wanting to add one to our front and I never thought about lighting it up at night. Love the candelight outside. I'm sure it was all beautiful and everyone enjoyed it!


  8. Everything looks lovely.

    Sounds like it turned out wonderfully.

    The girls did a great job on the pumpkins. Such a clever idea!

  9. Oh! Everything looks so beautiful!
    I think that tea parties are just the neatest things -- have only ever done them with our girls (and that's been a few years ago.)

    How sweet that your family cleaned up for you! You are raising them right!!!!

    Okay, now I have to go ... our late lunch is over and I've got to get back to school, myself. ;*{

    Thanks for letting me visit!


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