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.
The decorations were simple. Vintage hankies for placemats and roses placed in Emily's miniature teaset.
We drank Cherry Friendship tea. It was nice and light.
Nothing says "summer" like strawberry shortcake, so that was for dessert!
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)
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,