Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Lovely Evening

I took no photos last night - it honestly didn't even cross my mind...

I host a tea every year for my fellow home educating moms...last even about 10 came.  It is always a lovely time of sharing and relaxing, getting to know someone new, catching up with someone you haven't seen for months.

We sometimes have 30 ladies and other times only 5 have doesn't matter.  Whoever comes needed to be there and it is always thoroughly enjoyed.

Spicy Holiday Tea, a variety of herbal and black teas, sweet scones, jam, mock Devonshire cream, lemon curd all homemade, with some mini quiches from Costco, and some purchased mini eclairs.

I love how the ladies feel so pampered eating off of glass luncheon plates with real china tea cups!  

Soft candles burning, Autumn decor all around.  Everything comfortable, casual, just right.

I am looking forward to next year.


  1. Beautiful pics, Deanna...I am sure the tea was a delightful time...I love things like that.

  2. i had no doubt that your evening would be every bit of lovely. one can only imagine how this kind gesture spoke to the heart of those in attendance.

    .l.o.v.e. your table display. :o)


  3. "We sometimes have 30 ladies and other times only 5 have doesn't matter. Whoever comes needed to be there and it is always thoroughly enjoyed."

    What a sweet thought! So many would be discouraged, or even angry/bitter with a low turnout and feel that all of the preparation wasn't worth it for just a few ladies. I believe that you have the right attitude.

    It sounds like a lovely time of fellowship, and I'm quite sure that each woman in attendance was blessed to be there.

  4. It was great! After a very busy day to slow down and get to chat...wonderful!

    Becky K.

  5. Oh, I bet it was so nice...I do so wish I lived closer to you and Becky. Sigh...

    Love your centerpiece!

  6. The centerpiece looks so pretty!

    I host a similar thing each year. It is such a blessing to do something nice for those hard working mommas.

    I also loved reading the post before this. Those pictures of Grandpa with his 3 month old granddaughter are melting my heart. Lisa~


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