Friday, December 13, 2013

'Tis the Season for Christmas Teas...

On September 25th I blogged about attending a Garden Walk and High Tea in White Lake, MI. Click here to see that post.   Yesterday afternoon/evening my friend, Lori, and I returned to the same lady's home for a Christmas High Tea.  With temperatures in the teens there definitely wasn't a garden walk, but we got to enjoy the warm comforts of Susie's lovely home.

Lori and I were among the first ladies to arrive, so we waited for the others in Susie's sun room that was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

The tree was decorated with red cardinals and snowflakes.

As cold as it was, if you look closely at the blue bird feeder outside Susie's sun room, you'll notice a real cardinal eating its supper inside.

~ Lori and me ~

I wore a 60's "whimsy" instead of a hat or fascinator.  Remember when they were popular?

The sun room mantel decorated for Christmas.

~ Dickens Village Houses ~

Hors d' oeuvres were served in the sun room - delicious stuffed mushrooms.

From the sun room we went into Susie's formal dining room for the high tea meal.  The table was beautifully set with vintage burgundy water goblets, and antique opalescent white Depression glass cups and saucers.  14 ladies gathered around the table.  Even the chandelier was decorated!

Mantel above the dining room fire place beautifully decorated in white and silver.

My place setting.  

Our meal began with French Onion Soup.

Ladies across the table from me.

The soup was followed by a homemade Crescent Roll, Fresh Fruit, and refreshing Sorbet. The tea served was a delightful, subtle Earl Grey.

 The main course, and it tasted as good as it looks!

Dessert was Chocolate Mousse and a Pecan Turtle.  A delicate Apple-Cinnamon tea was served with the dessert.

Susie [in the apron] is the lovely lady who prepared everything.

The Gingerbread Cookies were her parting gift to us.

I snapped a picture of this beautiful antique as I was leaving the dining room.

Thanks, Susie, for a wonderful evening!


  1. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing your past two tea outings. The food and decorations are divine.

  2. That looks delightful, from the first picture of the beautiful sunroom, to the last one snapped as you left.

  3. Would you say this was more of a high tea as it was an actual heavy meal? The decorations were lovely!

  4. What a delightful time with friends!! You and Lori look very festive and beautiful!

  5. What a fabulous teatime, and you two ladies looked so lovely! My Aunt Jane would have LOVED that Christmas tree, as she is all about "the red birds" this Christmas!


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