Friday, May 27, 2016

Time For Tea

My lovely daughter-in-law, Aylin, read an article recently about great spots in Los Angeles to enjoy high tea.


The ladies of the family decided it would be a great Mother's Day celebration, but we had to wait until last Sunday for everyone's schedule to coordinate.


Aylin settled on The Peninsula in Beverly Hills.


I wanted to take a little something for everyone so I bought white teacups at the thrift shop.


To spice them up, I tied colorful ribbons onto the handles


 and personalized them with names or initials.


My plan was to use flowers from my garden, but in case I didn't have enough, I bought two bouquets at Trader Joe's.


I have an whole new appreciation for florists 


after arranging the bouquets over and over again to get them just right.


There were just 6 of us at tea - that's me in the white dress with my sister in the sunglasses.


We had such a lovely time, that we have already chosen our next spot for tea.

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Join me at Poofing the Pillows for Thoughts of Home on Thursday

34 comments:

Susie said...

Carol, All of you ladies look so very nice . I loved the tea party. Muffins are one of my favorite things. I loved your cups and flowers. Wishing you a great holiday weekend. xoxo, Susie

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I want to do tea with you ladies haha
You all look so pretty and fun

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That sounds like so much fun - great picture of all of you.

I have been to the one in Orange, CA Paris in a Tea Cup, which was very good and one in Los Gatos, many years ago.

They are kinda hard to find here and the waiting list is quite long.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend. We are having a mini block party.

Mary

Leslie Harris said...

Carol thiis looks so fun! I took my mom and grandma to tea some years ago and I loved it. And you made it so special with those personalized tea cups and pretty flowers. You are so thoughtful and such a creative soul! Aren't you so lucky to have such a sweet daughter in law. :) I dream of that.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun time. We haven't gone to tea in awhile but it is so much fun. Great minds think alike. I bought some cut glass punch bowl cups to make little flower arrangements or plant a flower in for gifts for the next girls get together. I love the way you decorated the handles with names and ribbons!

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

I wish I lived near you and we were related so I could go with y'all! So much fun, love the pics, thanks for sharing them with us.

Mary

NanaDiana said...

Oh! What fun and you look beautiful, Carol! Those cups are the same set of dishes that I used for years and then my daughter used them for years. lol I think they were Pfaltzgraff--I think----
It looks like you had an absolutely wonderful time. xo Diana

Kim said...

How fun! My husband and I went to a high tea cafe once in a small shop overlooking the water. It was glorious. Your day looks super!!

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like so much fun. The only time I ever did "high tea" was on a cruise once. Yours looks like a lot more fun.

Judy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Love the tea cups and the flowers that you arranged so pretty in them!
You all look so lovely and it looks like a wonderful time was had by all!! I love going for Tea but one of the most popular Tea Rooms in the area has unfortunately shut down.....
Thanks so much ofr stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how heavenly - to get all your ladies together for a special afternoon proper tea time. I am so happy for your all and LOVE you have already planned your next outing.

It is the best time, isn't it?

Everyone looks so pretty. What a great ambiance as well! Lovely!

Susan said...

What a lovely idea, the get together, the mixing of generations and the tea cup gifts. Now I have a longing for sticky toffee pudding. I may have to ask my Brit relatives for a care package.

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty and it looks like you all had a wonderful time!!
~Cindy

Laura said...

Carol- this is such a lovely idea and the tea cups you took as special gifts are wonderful.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Stacey said...

Yes, this is an adorable idea! I love the way you dolled up the little cups and made them special for each recipient.

You are so inspiring.

Happy Thoughts of Home. ;)

Pam Richardson said...

So much fun to join a group of ladies for high tea! Loved your personalized tea cups ! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

Sarah said...

Carol, I love the new tradition you are starting with your family. The tea cups filled with flowers are a sweet gift. I've been doing the same on occasion to take a little gift to friends. A local store sells petit boquets but I've been making my own. ;-)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Consider It All Joy said...

What a sweet gift you created for each lady. I'm sure everybody loved them and you all enjoyed a great tea time together! Blessings for a wonderful weekend, Cindy xo

Lorrie said...

Everyone looks so pleased and happy with the tea party. What a great idea! How sweet to give each guest a teacup full of flowers!

bj said...

What darling little cups of sweetness for the "girls"..you are so talented..I am going to pin these so I can make some for my Bunco ladies at Christmas...
I have never been to a REAL high tea...how fun it looks...and all you ladies are just precious.

Kathy said...

What a lovely time and sounds like you are starting a new tradition!

BeachGypsy said...

The tea cups you made are whimsical and so pretty! Great job! Oh my...the tea looks amazing!! How was the food? Yep, in Beverly, bet it was fancy for sure! There was an old fashioned tea room in the little town where we raised our kids....going for tea after school or on weekends was a big treat for our youngest,she loved it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Carol! NOW YOU ARE TALKING MY LANGUAGE! Ruben and I enjoy our tea time and take it very seriously! We watch The Great British Baking show with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and when we do, we have our pot of tea at the ready.

We have a few darling tea shoppes here and they are such a delight. This is the perfect spot for you and your gal pals and family to enjoy a spot of tea!

podso said...

Amazing to have that many tea choices! Looks like a wonderful time and your embellished tea cups are amazing!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Carol, you tea party looks divine! It's so wonderful that you are so close to family. I love what you did to the teacups I am pinning that one for sure. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. xx Jo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow that tea get together sounds like fun. I like the cute teacups with the flowers! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun group of ladies! Your sweet tea cup gifts are so pretty, such a thoughtful gift for your special friends and family.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great idea to get all the ladies together for tea. Your teacup gifts are adorable! What a nice thing to look forward to for next year.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a charming way to create a parting gift. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Teresa S said...

What a special way for the ladies to be together and partake in delightful tea and pastries. I hope it was a very special time!

Junkchiccottage said...

How Fun Carol for all of you to enjoy the tea room. You all look beautiful. The teacups you made for everyone are just too cute. How sweet I bet they loved them.
Hugs,
Kris

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a great time you all had! :)

Kim said...

Ooh....gotta love high tea, and yours with all the ladies looks like so much fun. The white cups with the pretty ribbons, names and flowers look lovely. What a delightful gift.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've enjoyed High Tea in a few different places over the years--it is such a delightful experience, Your tea cup favors look so pretty. It appears like you all had a wonderful time!