Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Autumn Tea Party!

Friday I was invited to "A Autumn Tea Party" hostessed by my friend Kari! Kari is a gracious hostess and loves to please her guests. Detail is her flair and she is good at it! You will see it in all the pictures I took. I gasped as I walked in the door. Thank you Kari! xox
On my sidebar is another tea party she hostessed last summer..."Gifts of the Sea".

She had lovely music piped on the outside as well in the inside of her beautiful home.

A hand painted portrait of Jane Eyre. Kari wrote a musical about Jane Eyre that played here to New York.
Her talents are endless.

The menu was unbelievable!

I made the pumpkin scones and spread.

My favorite herbal tea was Caramel Apple! I added 2 tiny teaspoons of raw sugar & a little cream. Yummy

Look at the darling display of individual pumpkin pudding!
She had us each bring one of our favorite books to share and tell about. We all went home with a new book to read. Kari's little 9 year old daughter even shared her book! So sweet.
As we left a thoughtful gift was given to us!
Another tea party I shall never forget! xox

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That sald look's DELICIOUS! And so do the sweets.....Tallulah's

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maryjane! What an event! Your friend is certainly the hostess with the mostess! I just LOVE everything from the music that met you in the driveway to the goodie bags you took home and everything in between.
You are right, she is gifted in the "detail" department.
That menu is a culinary symphony. Each item seems to compliment the next.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tea party with us too!
I bookmarked this post as a reference. Just perfection!!!!!

Linda said...

Such a thoughtful hostess...and such a wonderful tea party! I would have loved to be a guest!

Julie Harward said...

You are a very lucky lady...I would love to have gone to that! Just beautiful the room and all she did..what a nice lady! ;D

Margie said...

What a lovely party! I would feel so VERY special being invited to a tea party like that! I think she truly thought of everything!\


kpaints said...

Wow! What a wonderful friend you have! Stunning layout and home!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful. I would have loved it! Boy, she has a lovely home and the tree with the bags...that was clever!

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous setting! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. You deserve it! Miss you, my friend.


AshTreeCottage said...

How delightful!!!

Susan and Bentley

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing experience! You must have felt like a Princess! I'm amazed at the beauty everywhere! WOW! ♥

kerrie said...

That is amazing. She really goes all out. It looks like an event that you would pay alot of money to attend. Her home is so so beautiful.

It took me a while to be able to view the post....the snowflakes really slow down the blog...just so ya know!

Have a beautiful wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. ox~ kerrie

Elsie said...

Maryjane that is one heck of a nice
event. Your hostess worked hard on
that one. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Creative Grammie said...

Wow, what a fun and elegant tea party! How lucky you are. TFS

Dawn Dutton said...

How nice! Thanks for sharing your photos. Dawn

Sarah said...

Maryjane, the tea party looks like a beautiful event. The setting, the food, the party favors ~ all special details that obviously made this a special party. Love the idea of sharing the books.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ sarah

Nancy said...


From the moment you stepped up to the door and heard the music playing, this must have been such a wonderful day! The room looks like a tea room. Everything is just perfect. The little tree with gift bags was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture.



Cottonwood Tales said...

Love reading about the tea party!!

Do you have any idea where the lady got the tree that she hung the bags on? I would love to find one of those to use for Christmas Stockings!

Love your blog!!
Have a great day,
Karen in Texas

Just a little something from Judy said...

Looks to me like this was the perfect tea party. I appreciate that you shared so many pictures of it all. What attention to details! What beautiful food presentations, and I loved the little gifts that she sent home with each of you. I would love to visit this place.

The Rose Room said...

How absolutely divine and such beautiful details! Rachaelxo

Sassy said...

How beautifully de-lish...too die for I am sure....what a memory.....LOVE IT!

HVAC Contractors said...

Looks like she put a lot of effort into impressing her guests. What a great decorator.

Elyse said...

hi maryjane!

what a lovely day! thank you for sharing the details (love details)! the menu looked wonderful; the presentation, too!

warmest wishes for a happy & healthy thanksgiving, sweetie!


Jean Tuthill said...

You must have loved everything! Her home is beautiful and she is so talented. What a wonderful event that you will always remember! I came over to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope it is your best one ever!

Katmom said...

oh MaryJane,
How always your photos are a feast for the eyes...thank you...
Oh & i spotted that you were in the Top,,,Top Ten List....
You Go Girl!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

WOW, surely you felt very special to have been invited to such an exquisite event. WOW!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How wonderful! Hope this finds that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! blessings,Kathleen

Red Lipstick said...

this is lovely! I would LOVE to attend a fall tea party!

Becki Duvall said...

Hi Maryjane, I am Kari's sister, and I've been thinking about writing articles about her beautiful tea parties for magazines. Would you like to partner with me with your pictures? And do you have a picture of the invitation? I know she sends lovely ones.
Becki Duvall