Sunday, September 03, 2006

Our "Farewell To Summer" Tea

We had our "Farewell To Summer" Tea after church today. I served a Mushroom and Spinach Quiche, Cucumber Sandwiches, Cheese and Crackers and Deviled Eggs.

Table
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


The decorations were simple. Vintage hankies for placemats and roses placed in Emily's miniature teaset.

Roses
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


We drank Cherry Friendship tea. It was nice and light.

Teapot
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Nothing says "summer" like strawberry shortcake, so that was for dessert!

Strawberry
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Here is an idea I read in Sarah Ban Breathnach's "Simple Abundance."

On Labor Day weekend take fifteen minutes to write down all the things you wanted to do over the summer but never got around to. Put your list in an envelope. When you get your next year's calendar, paperclip the envelope to the first day of June and open it then.

We had some very nice suggestions for next year, although I have a feeling number four on the list is *not* going to happen. ;0)

Letter
Originally uploaded by pwinn.



I will be packing up our summer decorations this week. We had a wonderful summer. Until next time.....

Summer is fading; the broad leaves that grew
So freshly green, when June was young, are falling;
And, all the whisper-haunted forest through,
The restless birds in saddened tones are calling,
From rustling hazel copse and tangled dell,
“Farewell, sweet Summer,
Fragrant, fruity Summer,
Sweet, farewell!”

~George Arnold

18 comments:

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Everything at your tea looks just lovely!

dot said...

The table is beautiful and the food sounds delicious.

clarice said...

Kelly I LOVE your new look !!!! The blog looks great. What a sweet idea. The tea sounds yummy, the table looked divine. I love list for next summer. I am so inspired !!! Thank you Clarice

Lady Laurie said...

How perfectly elegant! I want to come to your house and have tea!
Your blog looks beautiful ~ I love the Autumn colors!

Susan P. said...

Kelli, I must tell you that I think you have the most wonderful ideas for your family. I think you are an awesome Mom and your children are very blessed to have you. I love how you appreciate and rejoice in the simple things in life, what a wonderful lesson for your girls. You are certainly an inspiration to a lot of us:)

Susan P. said...

I meant to say children instead of girls!! Benjamin, too:)

Copper's Wife said...

Your summer tea looks lovely! What a pleasant Sunday afternoon that must have been.

Kelli, the new autumn look of your blog is very nice. I love the new picture of you, as well. Looking forward to visiting here daily, as usual.

Copper's Wife said...

Your summer tea looks lovely! What a pleasant Sunday afternoon that must have been.

Kelli, the new autumn look of your blog is very nice. I love the new picture of you, as well. Looking forward to visiting here daily, as usual.

Copper's Wife said...

Kelli, I do apologize for the double comments! Please delete the duplicate. Blogger is not being very friendly to commenters this morning.

Revee said...

What a delightful sendoff for summer! I really like your list - especially item #4. :D

Tori said...

Wow Kelli, I sure wish you were my neighbor.
He we'll be home in November I may have to look you up and have some of that good Friendship Tea! :0)

Patty said...

Your tea looked lovely ! I am sure it was enjoyed by all. What a good idea to use hankies for placemats.

Mary T. said...

Thank you for your great inspiration! I'm putting a copy of your blog post on my August calender so I can be planning an End of Summer Tea in 2007. Hmmm? I guess I still could have one up until the 23rd of this month though, couldn't I?

Sandra said...

I love it, wish I could have been at the party. Everything looked so pretty and the food as always, is to die for :)

The List is a great idea, I should do that :)

Thanks for always sharing such beautiful pictures Kelli :)

Have a wonderful day,

Melissa said...

I love those roses, what a pretty centerpiece.

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Kelli I love it...Wish i was there!!! I love the new look of your blog too!!

Mindy said...

Just beautiful Kelli, and what a delightful way to end the summer season!!

PEA said...

Love the new look of your blog:-) Well done!! Ooooh how I wish I could have had tea with you...everything looks so inviting and beautiful!!