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 ~
Thanks for another wonderful tea, Cristy!