In August of 2011 my girlfriend and I traveled to East Lansing [about an hour and a half drive from my house] to attend a tea party in a private home. Cristy, the hostess, does fabulous theme teas several times a year. She leaves no detail undone! Her food is delicious, but it's worth the trip just to see her tablescapes. I attended four of her teas last year, but the "Hydrangea Blue and Plum Rose" is my all-time favorite, since blue is my favorite color.
Had I seen light blue Depression glass when I first started collecting, it definitely would have been my first choice, although it is much harder to find than the pink. I saw very little of it at either one of the Depression Glass shows. It's obvious Cristy is a scrapbooker by the placecards, menus and little purses she made for us to take home. The purse contained a sample of Blueberry Bouquet Black Tea from Tealightful Treasures.
Isn't this a beautiful tablescape?
Cristy decorates her living and dining rooms to coordinate with the theme of the tea.
Our first course: Chilled Blueberry Soup and a Plum and Pecan Scone.
Second course: Plum Tomato Quiche with Blueberry & Plum Garden Salad and Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing, and a Summer Cucumber Cup.
Third Course: Blueberry Charlotte
It was a wonderful tea! I'm glad I was able to purchase Cristy's booklet of recipes.