"Oriental Cherry Blossoms" was the first tea of Cristy's that I attended in April 2011. A friend told me about then and invited me to attend. Cristy had two openings so my dear friend, Lori, went too.
[L-R: Me, Lori & Linda - the lady who told me about Cristy's Teas.]
It's evident Cristy enjoys hosting tea parties. She plans them months in advance and her tablescapes are an art form. I'm not certain a tea can be completely appreciated unless one has personally given a tea to know firsthand all the planning and work involved. Cristy's teas are a combination of passion, creativity, and a labor of love. While expenses may be covered, the hours of work definitely aren't.
My inspiration, motivation, and reward always comes from seeing others enjoying and appreciating what I've done, and I'm certain it's that way with Cristy too. Kudos to you, Cristy, for a job well done!
View of the lovely Oriental tablescape from Cristy's staircase. Talent runs in the family because Cristy's mom painted all the Oriental silk screens that were displayed at the tea which helped carry out the theme.
Cherry Blossom Centerpieces
My place setting.
Menu booklet that Cristy scrapbooked for each guest to take home.
Lori and I are both in our places, with bright, smiley faces! ;-)
First Course: Dried Cherry Cream Scones
Spring Vegetable Broth
Second Course: Teriyaki Chicken Salad in Wonton Cup
Overnight Asian Salad
Lemon Rice Salad
Third Course: Puff Pastry Cherry Blossom with Vanilla Ice Cream
Tealightful Treasures teas served were: Cherry Rose Petals [flavored, organic Japanese Sencha green tea] and Ginger Peach Black Tea.
It was truly a tealightful afternoon!
Tomorrow's post will be Cristy's Tuscan Autumn Aura High Tea.