6.24.2013

tea with the girls

home + teatime

home + teatime

These days, it's a pretty special event when my mom, my sister, and I all end up in the same place at the same time. We might be miles apart, but they are still the two people I always call to vent, share recipes, and get shopping advice all in the same conversation.

So while we were all settled in Jersey, we set aside a very special Friday afternoon for a girls' tea at Teaberry's.

We had soups served in teacups, finger sandwiches, scones, jam, clotted cream, and lemon curd...

I had the white Crown Jewels tea...with the flavors of rose, lemon, and vanilla.

Every time we are there, we ooh and aah over the hodgepodge of fine china. (I mean, how special is that strawberry plate?)

home + teatime

home + teatime

And our weekend was full of so many other fun adventures too. My mom made her famous strawberry rhubarb pie. We played barefoot frisbee in the front yard, until the sun went down and the fireflies came out. We ate fish sandwiches at the shore and played countless games of Yahtzee (with full-on screaming every time someone got a yahtzee...it's part of the game). And I got plenty of nephew-puppy snuggle time, but this guy has grown up so much, I guess I can't really call him a puppy anymore...

home + teatime

It was a real summer treat. Here's to many more around the corner!

15 comments:

  1. That tea looks wonderful! I absolutely love a good afternoon tea. And that pup is so cute!

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  2. I'm dying to do a real-deal teatime like this. What a great idea for a rendez-vous!

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  3. What fun! I've always wanted to go to a formal tea. Perhaps I'll drag my sister next time she's visiting.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.somebeautifulthingsblog.blogspot.com

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  4. Aw, what a cute little pup! The tea service looks amazing. After using assorted pieces of my parents' china to shoot a few photo pics while I was home, I've become convinced that I need to start collecting china ASAP. Old lady habits/broke forever here I come!

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  5. Um sounds like the most delightful weekend!! Thrilled you got your rhubarb! My sister, mom, and I also hit up a small little tea spot in our hometown about once a year for high tea. Again, more things in common. :)

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    1. Ha ha, this is getting too crazy!

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  6. Wow this actually sounds super-fun! I've never had a formal tea. I may add that to my bucket list :)

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  7. That dog is a gem. And tea parties are the best. My bridal shower last year was a tea party where my aunt generously loaned my grandmother's tea cup collection for us to have the guests use. It was the perfect way to remember my Grandmother, even though she's no longer with us. Looks like you had a great time :-)

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    1. That sounds SO lovely. I'll bet she was enjoying tea right beside you all. =)

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  8. ahh! this is so delightful! i am having a cutlerygasm over those plates. they are too cute!

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  9. This is so awesome! What a fun way to spend time together.

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  10. Why didn't we get a picture of you?!!!!! next time we must....ahhhhh, I so look forward to next time :) You captured everything wonderfully, nice job.

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  11. Tea time sounded like a lot of fun!

    -Jill

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Thanks for making me smile. =)