Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cristy's English Garden Interlude Tea

It's been awhile since I've been to one of Cristy Bennett's teas, but my girlfriend and I finally made it to one on June 25th.  The theme was English Garden Interlude - A Special Secret Garden with Floral and Fanciful Delights.  As usual it was fabulous!   Her porch always sets the stage for what's to come inside.

I loved the quilt on Cristy's wicker settee with fabric that looks like Sandy Clough artwork. Cristy said she had it a long time, so it's probably not available anymore.

This is the beautiful tablescape we saw when we stepped inside her front door.

~ Fairy Garden on buffet ~

~ My place setting ~

~ Personalized Menu Cards made by Cristy ~

~ Strawberry Black Tea in a Franciscan Desert Rose Teacup ~

 Cristy and husband, David, passing out chilled Sparkling Rose-Rosehips White Grape Juice. 

~ Devonshire Cream for Scones ~

This was one of my favorite menus because it was so summery and fresh, as though ingredients had just been picked from the garden. 1st Course: Chilled English Cucumber Soup with Strawberry Cream Scones.

2nd Course:  Baked Roma Tomato-Basil Pie, Strawberry Spinach Salad, and Cucumber-Mint Couscous.  It was delicious.

~ 3rd Course:  Strawberry-Angel Cake Parfait ~

~ Lori and Me ~

Thanks for another wonderful tea, Cristy!


  1. How beautiful! I do wish I lived close enough to go to one of Cristy's teas with you.

  2. She has the most beautiful teas! I love all the pink and Desert Rose dishes. Sure wish I could attend one of her teas.

  3. So pretty in pink... and as fresh as the summer harvest.

  4. I wondered in the past and now again if this is something like an underground tea room. By that I mean a "business" without going public? She did a fabulous job!

  5. How can we get a private table here in September? and How can we fit it into our already filled schedule? I would love to experience one of her teas!

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