Sandi is our gracious hostess for Teatime Tuesday. Please visit the other participants for Holiday Joy!
Last Saturday I was a guest for tea at Houston Gardens in an old house on the grounds that was used as the venue for our outing. Like 100(?)years old, simple, but charming. I was too excited to remember to take a picture of the house. As we entered we were greeted in the foyer and directed to our tables.
We were seated in what probably once was the dining room. Karen's Red Hat group had about 12 members present, plus two guests. My friend is on the left, I'm next, and then a delightful mother/daughter couple. The remainder of the Red Hats were at two more tables just to the north of us. Another group of five was in the opposite corner with a sweet girl (8 years, maybe), a teenager, and three "grown-ups".
On the other side of the house the parlor was set up with more tables for more ladies. Didn't see any guys, but fondly remember a time when Wally, Sarah, and I went to tea together. He would have come along and enjoyed himself!
We were entertained by a dreamy harpist when we were quiet enough to hear her. I'm usually rather quiet, but I seemed to chat as much as everyone else! It sounded almost like the lunchroom at school, just better acoustics. Thankfully the harp was set up nearer to our area!
The menu included seven sweets with lemon curd and mock Devonshire cream and five savories. I sampled everything except the Egg Salad.
that most likely had to be removed after the last seating.
When I got back home, my spirit was so happy. It's been quite a while since I felt so thoroughly delighted. Dear friends are a treasure that I cherish each day. Thank you, Karen! And a Holiday Blessing to you, my Land of Blog friends. I would love to host a tea for all of you to let you know how I also treasure your friendship. Remember to stop back at Sandi's!
During this Season, may you experience the grace, peace, and love that was given to each of us in human form at the birth of our Savior. ♥♫