Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Tea Luncheon for Friends

Today I had the pleasure of having three friends over for a tea luncheon. There's nothing I enjoy more than sharing my table with friends.

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

I set my table the night before with a set of Limoges china that I purchased over a year ago, but this is the first time I've used it.  With the living room renovation I'm just now getting back into entertaining again.

I love the delicate pink rose garland on the china.   The pattern is Old Abbey.

The teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, chocolate pot and cups are what sold me on the set.  I wish I knew a little bit about the lady who owned it before me, and the tea parties she might have hosted with it.

The meal began with cold peach soup, and a coconut scone with mock clotted cream.   The tea I served was Bohemian Raspberry Green Tea.  To clarifiy, that dark spot in the middle of the soup is a blueberry.   I need to tweak the garnish the next time I serve it. ;-) No complaints on the taste of the soup, however.  Michigan peaches are in right now and they're so sweet and juicy.

My main entree was non-traditional tea fare - carbonara and carrot salad.  I got the carbonara recipe at a cooking class I took back in 1981, and my family loves it.  I tweaked the technique a little bit for the luncheon.

Dessert was individual triple chocolate bundt cakes [a chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding and semi-sweet chocolate chips added].  

Better than the food was the fellowship around the table!  Thanks for being my friend, Lori, Linda, and Barb!

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Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden


  1. What a lovely tea luncheon you created for your dear friends - what lucky (and I can imagine quite appreciative) bunch of gals they must have been!

    Your china is absolutely gorgeous, you really scored.

    Yes, I wish we knew the secrets of our china - "If Teacups Could Talk", indeed!

  2. Love the beautiful Limoges tea set! The food also looks delicious!

  3. Phyllis, your table is just beautiful! I love the Limoges pattern. It is so dainty and girly. I often wonder about where my treasures came from and who used them. Your menu sounds wonderful. Would enjoy the salad, I know, and the peach soup sounds divine. I have made lemon cake like your chocolate one, only one big cake instead of the individual cakes. How sweet your cakes would be all sitting on their pretty plates. l am sure you girls all had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing with us and have a lovely week.


  4. A beautiful pink luncheon table Phyllis and your friends look pleased with the menu.

  5. {hyllis:
    I wish you would come link this at my tea blog party. You did a wonderful job and everyone looks like they loved their time at your table! Lovely food goodies!

  6. Oh my! I have seen that set of Limoges but never with all the pieces. The tea pot is stunning. I love Limoges. What an amazing set you have. Blessings, Martha

  7. The best way to share with friends!!

  8. What a lovely tea luncheon! And a great chance to enjoy both that beautiful china and the company of good friends.

  9. What a wonderful time your friends must have had! A beautiful luncheon in your beautifully decorated home!


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