Girlfriends Valentine Tea. This idea actually spring-boarded off of a cute little graphic from artist Susan Branch. I love the idea of sharing Jesus' love with a bunch of girlfriends. Don't you? I set the table on Saturday, so most of the work would be done on Sunday, leaving more time to get ready, bake, etc.
There were 4 lovely ladies who joined me, including my beautiful daughter (yay!).
I opened up our time by inviting God to be the Head of our tea table, and sharing communion served in demitasse cups.
I had vintage postcard banners
& a sweet miniature valentine banner on the chandelier.
I made strawberry scones and spinach w/feta stuffed spanikopita.
And I offered a variety of tea on this
darling pink, vintage suitcase I recently purchased.
Here is a close-up of the graphic I created and framed.
Each lady was asked to bring a savory dish, and a fruit to top the scones with. We had pinwheels: bacon ranch, & turkey w/sun-dried tomatoes. There was Honeybaked ham salad on wheat, and bacon & cheese mini quiche w/a crescent roll base. We also enjoyed a delightful new recipe featuring balsamic vinaigrette reduction mixed w/cream cheese, layered w/cucumber, strawberry & dill on tiny baguette bites (apparently something discovered on Pinterest). I made my favorite creme fraiche (pronounced crem fresh) served from gravy boats, because we all need more uses for those!
The table cloth is a treasure I found on etsy last year and just love because it looks like a quilt, but is actually a print!
The favors I shared with you last week were a big hit. All the ladies were sharing how they need more time with God, and thought this would be a useful boost!
Here is my recipe for crème fraiche
in case you are interested.
Isn't that bottle just too cute?!
I hope you enjoyed my tea lovely ladies. May each of find time for quiet refreshment with God the Father who loves you abundantly this week.
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I 'plan' to join a few other tea parties this week as well: