Friday, May 30, 2014

Delicate Touches...



 
  I love baking for afternoon tea...  I love the thrill of combining simple ingredients such as vanilla essence, soft brown sugar and butter together to create something deliciously decadent and oh, so indulgent...

I love gathering my sisters and cherished friends to pour tea and discuss details from the morning...

I love bringing out my treasured vintage tea cups in their varied patterns and colours and Mom’s collection of dear little milk jugs...

I love laying a fresh, crisp cloth over the table and adding a bouquet of pretty scented flowers, plucked straight from the garden...

I love bringing cheerfulness to the table along with laughter and smiles...how sweet tea is when served with merriment...



These delicate and graceful touches, regardless of how small they may seem to be, convey to guests seated around your table how valued and special they are to you as their host, and add a sense of warmth that is so dear and welcome...



Let us add these delicate touches to our tables in the morning, afternoon and evening.  Let us remember to also serve laughter with every meal and the love of the Lord to every guest...

~ Hoping your day is blessed ~

2 comments:

Ginger Girls said...

Vintage tea cups are the best... I have a few and it is always special whenever I get to use them. We enjoy tea time during the winter, when a hot cup of tea is appreciated. But during the summer its just a too little warm, though ice tea is delicious as well.

Sapphire

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Sapphire! I agree, iced tea in Summer is so lovely and refreshing... I am one of those strange people, though that enjoy a cup of hot tea on a hot day:-)

Love,
Kelly-Anne